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. 

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. www.arts.virginia.gov

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

At UMD Stamp Gallery

VISUALIZING NARRATIVES: SHAPING RESISTANCE

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 athttp://exposeddc.com

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 harry858505@gmail.com
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

INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION
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 access@kennedy-center.org or (202) 416-8727.

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Gallery B, Triangle Art Studios and Studio B: This Friday!

Gallery B, Triangle Art Studios and Studio B will be open this Friday, Feb. 8 from 6-8pm. You can meet the artists, learn more about their craft & enjoy an artful evening in downtown Bethesda. All three galleries host an open reception the second Friday of the month. 

Gallery B is pleased to present the February exhibition, "Breakout Color," featuring work by five paints: Nancy Arons, Sara Becker, Jennifer Howard, Christianne King and David Terrar.

Studio B is home to artists Linda Button, Judy Gilbert Levey, Shanthi Chandrasekar and Sara Leibman. Each artist creates, showcases and sells their work onsite. Judy is the featured artist for February.

Triangle Art Studios will continue to show the beautiful artwork of artists Jill Newman, Maruja Quezada, Barbara Siegel and Clare Winslow.

Locations:
Gallery B, at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E.
Studio B, 7475 Wisconsin Avenue.
Triangle Art Studios,7711 Old Georgetown Road

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Now Accepting Exhibition Proposals: Morris Graves Museum of Art


Deadline: December 31, 2019.

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES: An Exhibition Selection Committee meets once a year to review the proposals that have been received and which adhere to the evaluation criteria and artist responsibilities outlined below.  The committee will review proposals for the 2020 and 2021 exhibition calendars.

PROPOSAL EVALUATION:  The Exhibition Selection Committee will evaluate exhibition proposals from artists or groups of artists based on the following criteria:

1. Diversity: The proposal is a reflection of current multicultural and diverse art and art-making strategies that exist today.

2. Professionalism:  The artist(s) are professionals whose resume reflects exhibitions and other professional activities on a regional, national or international level.

3. Innovation: The proposal makes innovative use of concepts, materials, themes and space.

4. Community Engagement: Special consideration will be given to proposals that promote community engagement through interactive or educational activities associated with the exhibition.

5. Contemporary and Historical Relevance: The proposal demonstrates an awareness of contemporary and historical art movements and challenges an audience’s perception of "What is art?".

Please visit www.humboldtarts.org for more information on submitting exhibition proposals.

Questions? Please contact Jemima Harr, jemima@humboldtarts.org

Monday, February 04, 2019

Art Scam Alert!

Beware of this scammer!

Harry Waters harry858505@gmail.com

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,

Friday, February 01, 2019

Call for artists

Deadline: February 19, 2019. 

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) is pleased to announce an open call for artists to submit work to our juried exhibition, Breaching the Margins, which opens at UICA May 10, 2019. 

Theme: Societies often attempt to deny marginalized groups of people avenues for social inclusion and space to articulate self-defined identities. However, art can be an active force that supersedes societal relegations, and a catalyst to give power to groups who were formerly powerless. With this open call, artists are challenged to examine ideas that work against the social exclusion of marginalized groups, be it in culture, spaces, or society. 

All mediums will be considered. All artists who have work accepted into the show will receive a stipend, which can be used to assist with shipping costs. To apply to be considered, visit https://www.uica.org/btmopencall