Sunday, February 21, 2016

NASA plans to send art to asteroid Bennu

And you are all invited to submit work!

You have until March 20 to submit your artwork. It would join the 442,000 other entries submitted through NASA's "Messages to Bennu" campaign.

Details at

Fields of Inquiry

Fields of Inquiry

Mei Mei Chang 
Pat Goslee 
Kathryn McDonnell

February 27 – March 27, 2016

Opening Reception:

Sunday, February 28, 2016 
3 pm to 5 pm

The Popcorn Gallery 
(1st floor, Arcade Building) 
7300 MacArthur Blvd. 
Glen Echo, MD 20812

Gallery Hours: 
Saturdays and Sundays, 12 pm to 6 pm or by appointment

In early December Mei Mei Chang, Pat Goslee and Kathryn McDonnell began working on two donated canvases. They moved the large canvases into Kathryn's studio and using paint that was also donated they began collaborating. They had to contend with busy work schedules, the holidays, travels, snowstorms, ice storms, blizzards and the pressure of a deadline, as well as unique artistic sensibilities. Will they be able to complete the paintings in time? And which one will they choose for the exhibition Fields of Inquiry? The gallery space at the Popcorn gallery is limited and will hold just one of the paintings. So they must choose. Please join them and see this unique collaboration.

State of the Art/DC - Part 3

By now you should all be aware of the three part "State of the Art/DC" conversation events sponsored by the DC chapter of the national professional women in the arts organization ART TABLE.
In the first two events (held at the NMWA and at Long View Gallery) they gave the floor to about a dozen DC based artists/art administrators/educators/organizers/thinkers each night for about 6-7 minutes to share thoughts about what they are doing now and their thoughts about the DC art scene in five years. 
There have been significant presenters and the event has been sold out both times.  
They are currently  accepting proposals for presenters for their last event, which will be late spring/early summer. You can submit a presentation proposal to  There is a jury involved.
Just so that you can get an idea, here are the presenters from the second session:
  • Holly Bass, Artist and Director, Holly Bass 360
  • Rhea Combs, Curator of Film and Photography at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Head of Center for African American Media Arts (CAAMA)
  • Tim Doud ( Artist and American University, Director, Studio Art) and Caitlin Teal Price (Artist and American University, Adjunct professor, Studio Art)
  • Jarvis DuBois, Director, J. Dubois Arts
  • Arthur Espinoza, Jr., Executive Director, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
  • Philippa Hughes, Writer/speaker/flâneur/provocateur
  • Brandon Morse, Artist and professor, University of Maryland, Dept. of Art
  • Andrea Pollan, Founder/Director, Curator’s Office
  • Tony Powell, Artist, dancer, composer, choreographer, writer
  • Victoria Reis, Co-founder, Executive & Artistic Director, Transformer Gallery
Moderator: Elizabeth Blair, Senior Producer, Arts Desk, NPR