Thursday, February 28, 2019

Art Scam Alert!

Beware of this rip off email artist:
Chris Atkinson
Thu 2/28/2019 5:59 PM

i saw some artworks the last time i visited your gallery 

i took some photos of the artworks

i am interested in purchasing them now 

kindly get back to me if the artworks are still available 


Dr Chris Atkinson

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

“East Meets West” at Potomac Fiber Art

Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery announces the opening of its juried show, “East Meets West”, on 16 April 2019.  The show will close on  19 May 2019.  Ikat weaving, Batik, Sashiko embroidery, Shibori dyeing,  hand stamping, and a myriad of other Eastern techniques and clothing styles are integrated with Western designs and techniques.
The results are very exciting. Our members have created a wonderful exhibit highlighting the theme, East meets West.  Themed work will be eligible for recognition by the jurors. Non-themed work will also be exhibited. 
The Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, established in 1974, the first gallery for fiber arts in the Washington metro area. It is a cooperative association of up to 70 fiber artists, many of whom teach and have been published. There are 11 themed shows every year with a wide variety of fiber art. Techniques include  felting, quilting, weaving, knitting, dyeing, beading, and crocheting.  Some innovative pieces use fiber techniques with nontraditional materials such as metals, glass, wood, and clay.
Hours: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm daily and weekends, and 10:30 am to 9:00 pm on the second Thursday of each month. The gallery is closed on major holidays.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Deals of a lifetime for framing supplies

My framer (Apex Moulding) is closing one of its two locations and consolidating - they have thousands of frames, framing equipment, matboard, thousands of feet of moulding, etc. at give-away prices - all frames are either $5 or $10 regardless of moulding or size! 

Email Khalid at or call him at 703/914-1000 and tell him Lenny sent you...

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Volta Canceled

WOW! Almost last minute...
Nicole Berry, the Armory Show’s director, said the organization was notified of the issues on Wednesday, and that the fair made the decision to relocate the dealers and scuttle Volta “after considering all feasible options.” 
Read it here... 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Art Scam Alert!

Beware of this rip-off scum:
Thu 2/28/2019 10:30 AM

Good Day How are you doing? My name is Ralph Lauren from NC.I observed my wife has been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess she likes your piece of art work,. I stormed on some of your works which i found quite impressive and intriguing. I must admit your doing quite an impressive job. You are undoubtedly good at what you do. With that being said, I would like to purchase some of your works as a surprise gift to my wife in honor of our upcoming wedding anniversary. It would be of help if you could send some pictures of your piece of works, with their respective prices and sizes, which are ready for immediate (or close to immediate) sales. My budget for this is within the price range of $450 to $5000. I look forward to reading from you in a view to knowing more about your pieces of inventory.( Best regards, Ralph

Friday, February 22, 2019

The Bethesda Painting Awards

There is just one week left to apply! The Bethesda Painting Awards is downtown Bethesda's annual juried art competition that exclusively honors painters from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. $14,000 in prize monies are awarded to the top four painters annually. They'd love for YOU to apply for your chance to showcase your work in June 2019.

The competition will be juried by:

Kyle Hackett, Professor of Studio Art, American University, and the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Winner;

Sue Johnson, Professor of Art, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and

Susan Zurbrigg, Painting and Drawing Area Head, Professor of Art, James Madison University.
Submit application, $25 entry fee and 5 images of your paintings. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All original 2-D painting including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted.

The maximum dimensions should not exceed 60 inches in width. All works on paper must be framed to full conservation standards. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the June 2019 Gallery B exhibition.

Applications are due Friday, March 1, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019

You Want to Buy Art. Is It About Love or Money?

Collecting fine art is as much about beauty and desirability as it about the investment value. Given how strong the art market has been over the past few years, many collectors may not be prepared if the economy slows and the appetite for art cools.
Read the NYT article here. 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Artists Magazine 's Annual Art Competition

Deadline: April 02, 2019

Artists Magazine 's Annual Art Competition wants to honor your most outstanding work. If your art is deserving of being celebrated in the pages of Artists Magazine, this competition is for you! 

$24,000 in cash prizes plus publication in Artists Magazine

There is an entry fee. 

Details: Here

  • 5 First Place Awards: $2,500 each
  • 5 Second Place Awards: $1,250 each
  • 5 Third Place Awards: $750 each
  • 15 Honorable Mentions: $100 each
  • Winners’ names and work will be featured in the Jan/Feb 2020 issue of Artists Magazine
  • 5 First Place Awards: free subscription to Artists Network TV for 1 year ($199 value)+ two free on-demand art courses
  • 5 Second Place Awards: free subscription to Artists Network TV for 1 year ($199 value) + one free on-demand art course
  • 5 Third Place Awards: free subscription to Artists Network TV for 1 year ($199 value)
  • Award winners’ names and work will be featured in the December 2019 issue of Artists Magazine

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Virginia Commission for the Arts Accepting Grant Applications for FY20

The Virginia Commission for the Arts is now accepting applications for arts activities and projects that occur between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.  

For more information:

The Virginia Commission for the Arts supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grant awards to Virginia artists, arts and other not-for-profit organizations, educational institutions, educators and local governments and provides technical assistance in arts management.
For additional information, contact the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Main Street Centre, 600 East Main Street, Suite 330, Richmond, VA 23219, (804) 225-3132.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

At UMD Stamp Gallery


Featuring work by: Becci Davis, Malik Lloyd, Leah Modigliani, Susanne Slavick, TUG Collective

Opening Reception Wednesday, February 13, 2019
5:00PM – 7:00PM
Free and Open to the Public
Protests and opposition movements have long been a social tool by which to mobilize groups of people around shared grievances, allowing them to collectively interrogate power structures and enact change through the discursive processes of resistance. Various forms of protest have been an important point at which resistance enters the public space and gains broader visibility, often through media images that become symbols of the movement. The images produced around protests and resistance movements – by artists, the media, or everyday documentarians – thus play a larger role in shaping narratives for public consumption.
This exhibition seeks to explore the role of visual production around protests and forms of resistance. It will consider such questions as: In what ways does the media visually shape narratives around protests or resistance movements? In what ways does artwork respond to, reshape, interrogate, or blur broader narratives? What role does the mass dissemination of images – by artists and the public via new media – play in shaping public perception of protests and resistance movements?
Located in: Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Address: 1220 Stamp Student Un, College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301) 314-8492

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Exposed DC Photography Show – 13th Annual Exhibition

The exhibit will be hosted by Touchstone Gallery

February 13 - 24, 2019, with support from the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts.

Featuring 43 images of the Washington metro area.

Exposed DC Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 13, 6 - 10pm

Exposed DC website at

Free and open to public during the exhibition regular hours.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Spain 1975

Lenny Campello, c. 1975 USS Saratoga (CV-60)
Lenny Campello, c. 1975 USS Saratoga (CV-60)
Who remembers contact sheets? That's an old one that I recently discovered - that's me around 1975 or so... posing while on liberty in Spain off USS Saratoga (CV-60)

Sunday, February 10, 2019

From Aloft & Through the Ether

Anne Cherubim's solo show - From Aloft and Through the Ether opened February 7th at the Woman's National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, DC 20036  The show runs through April 30th, 2019. 

Cherubim's new series is "inspired by aerial views, satellite imagery, and the cosmos, with a particular interest in changing coastlines due to climate change... she notes:
My current series of paintings is inspired by aerial views, satellite imagery, and the cosmos. Featuring abstract, textural canvases, the paintings depict imagined spaces inspired by real life imagery. Metallic paint causes images to appear to shift depending on how the light hits them, or where the viewer is standing. While I tend to favour a limited palette, the colours of the paintings in the Aerial Inspired series happen to be of a higher contrast within a limited palette in each painting. 
For this series, I’ve looked at a lot of imagery, (a wondrous task!), but then but it away, because I am not interested in portraying a copy of the subject at hand. I am more interested in the spirit of what has been seen. Generally, while I am finishing up a series, the influence of the next series of paintings I have in mind tends to creep in to the work, as happened in this case. So some of the later paintings from the Ethereal Series show influences of this attention to aerial imagery. While I embarked on this series, believing that I was exaggerating colours, I came to find these beautiful, vibrant hues exist in the landscape, due to phenomena such as mineral deposits, or algae blooms. While I was aware of such colouring in the plumage of birds, or the colouring of fish, I was not expecting its prevalence in the landscape. 
Because the environment has been a focus, my natural thoughts have been to ask how aerial views change over time. My assumption is the effects of climate change would be most visible in looking at coastlines. It is my hope to revisit this series in several years, and get my hands on imagery and data that shows the ravages of time.
Woman's National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, DC 20036 10:00am-4pm. It is a good idea to call ahead in case they have a private event going on.

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Art Scam Alert!

Beware of this dirtbag trying to rip off artists:
Harry Waters
My name is Harry Waters from Jacksonvile, Florida. The images on your website are so fascinating and so vivacious, looking at each piece of work i can easily see that you added so much dedication in making each work come out to life, unfortunately i lost the website where i first saw your work but i was able to save your email address. I will like to purchase some of your work for my wife as a surprise gift for our 20th anniversary. Please kindly send pics and prices of some of your art which are ready for immediate sale within price range $1,000- $10,000, I could be flexible with price. I am writing you because i need your assistant to get back to your website so as to be able to retrieve the details of your work that interest me or send me images of some of your new works with price.
Best Regards,

Wanna go to an opening tomorrow?

In Search of Myself by Sonia Suter
In gorgeous Annapolis there is reception for a juried photography exhibit, “Focal Point” on Sunday, Feb. 10th, from 3-5 pm at the Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland. 

Juror: Jay Gould, Maryland Institute College of Art. 

One of Sonia Suter's conceptual photography images, “In Search of Myself,” will be in the show.  Here's a link to all of the images selected for the exhibition: CLICK HERE          

Sonia tells me that Brooke Shaden, the photographer who inspired her interest in conceptual photography, is also showing work in the exhibit.

The show dates are from Jan. 24 – Feb. 23, 2019. 

Friday, February 08, 2019

Wanna go to an opening tonight?

What am I doing tonight?

Waverly Street Gallery once again brightens February with its Invitational Exhibition. Gallery partners and invited guest artists will display a multiplicity of works in many media, providing viewers with a complex and exciting visual experience.

I took a quick online peek and really like Courtney Applequist's work!

Dreams and Shadows by Courtney Applequist

Partners & Their Guests
February 3 - March 2, 2019
Reception: Friday, February 8, 6 -9 pm
Artist Talks: Sunday, February 17, 2 - 4 pm

Come by and say hi!

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Influences of a Visual and Performing Arts-Integrated Social Studies Unit for Students with Learning Disabilities

This webinar, led by Dr. Alida Anderson, will present findings from a collaborative research study involving the use of an arts integrated drama and visual arts 'academic club' approach with students in upper elementary grades with learning disabilities. Attendees will hear about the academic club intervention method and the research methods used, as well as the student outcomes and research evidence gleaned from the study. 

Registration is FREE for all VSA webinars. If you are unable to attend the live webinar, by registering you will automatically receive a link to a recording following its completion. 
All webinars are closed captioned. If you require an accessibility accommodation or have questions about accommodations, please contact the Kennedy Center Office of VSA and Accessibility at or (202) 416-8727.