Saturday, April 25, 2015

Art Scam Alert!

Beware of this rip off "artist" who rips off artists...
 From: Jena Gilbert <>

To Whom It May Concern:
Could you please confirm i can place an order with you for few artworks, i am located in Northern Ireland and i know the difficulties encountered shipping internationally. I have a reliable courier company am registered with, they pick up and deliver anywhere in the world, they handle pick up and delivery arrangement so shipment shouldn't be an issue. I can email the artwork as i don't place order on websites and payment will be completed in full once you confirm my purchase order with a quotation.
Kindly let me know when you are in office and ready to take my artwork purchase order.
Sincerely yours,
Mrs Gilbert

Hinckley Pottery Holds 24th Annual Student Show May 3rd

Hinckley Pottery, which has been a vibrant center for pottery-making in the Washington area for more than 40 years, will be holding its 24th Annual Student Show at its studio in Adams Morgan on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015.


Twenty-six experienced students will display a year’s worth of artistry for sale to the public. The potters work in stoneware and porcelain and incorporate more than 30 different glazes available at the studio ranging from vibrant blues and greens to ochre and rust earth tones.


The show will feature platters, bowls, mugs, vases, teapots, and other vessels, and all of the pottery is meant to be used and enjoyed. Visitors are invited to come and meet the potters, enjoy delicious food, and find one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts for housewarmings, Mother’s Day, graduations, weddings, and everyday use.


This is the studio’s only group show of the year and emphasizes the variety of surface design and silhouette that each potter brings to the clay. “The student show is a fun social occasion and a great opportunity for the public to see a wide array of great pots at very reasonable prices. As a participant I'm always impressed by the quality and variety of the work on display" says Hinckley Pottery Student Peter Rivenberg.


During the show, visitors can get information about classes at Hinckley Pottery. The studio offers classes every day of the week for students of all levels to learn and practice wheel-thrown pottery.


 Student and show participant, Emma Dumain remarks, “The student show is a once-a-year chance to see what over two-dozen diverse potters can produce out of the same clay, with the same glazes, under the same instructors. All of us at Hinckley Pottery love seeing what our colleagues have been working on over the past 12 months, and we love the opportunity to show the public what Jill Hinckley students are all about.”


What: Hinckley Pottery Student Show

Date: Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Location: 1707 Kalorama Road NW, Washington DC

Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Obamas over the years

"Young Obama" (Detail)
Charcoal, circa 2008
In a private collection in North Carolina
"President Obama as The Batman
Charcoal, circa 2014 (10x10 inches framed)
In a private collection in Washington, DC
"Obama as Atlas"
Charcoal, circa 2006-2014 Framed to 20x16 inches (Updated Yearly)
"Eyes of Obama"
Charcoal, circa 2014 (Framed to 5x7 inches)
In a private collection in Miami
"President Obama Walking to His Right"
Charcoal, circa 2014 (10x20 inches framed)
"President Obama Looking to his right"
Charcoal, circa 2014 (Framed to 10x10 inches)
"President Obama Walking to the Left" (Detail)
Charcoal, circa 2014 (10x20 inches framed)
"President Obama Walking to the Left"
Charcoal, circa 2014 (10x20 inches framed)