Saturday, January 29, 2022

2022 Wherewithal Grantees

From the Washington Project for the Arts:

We are pleased to announce the 12 recipients for the 2022 Wherewithal Grants. Each artist or artist collective was awarded $5,000 for either a collaborative project or research.
The Research Grants recipients are: Rasha Abdulhadi, Safiyah Cheatam & Hope Willis, Larry Cook, Deirdre Darden, Rex Delafkaran, Monica Jahan Bose, and Armando Lopez-Bircann.
The Project Grants recipients are: Antonius Bui & Naoko Wowsugi, Fabiola Ching & Mayah Lovell, Ayana Zaire Cotton, Dirt, and Imogen-Blue Hinojosa.
Over the next year, these artists and cultural producers will organize projects and conduct research around such fascinating and timely topics as club photography, queering Palestinian embroidery, climate injustice, O-1 artist visas, and world-building through Black aesthetics.
An independent panel of four curators reviewed 114 applications and recommended the final 12 for funding. The panelists were Monica Peña, Programs Manager, Locust Projects (Miami); Eriola Pira, Curator, The Vera List Center (New York); Victoria Reis, Executive & Artistic Director, Transformer (DC); and Tiffany Ward, Curator and Founder, Mare Residency (Baltimore/London). 
Wherewithal Grants are generously funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as part of its Regional Regranting Program and managed by WPA.
Learn more about grantees and their projects here and follow @wherewithalgrants on Instagram for updates.

Friday, January 28, 2022

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center reopening tomorrow!

The AU Museum is reopening! Beginning tomorrow, January 29, they will resume regular hours, Friday–Sunday, 11AM-4PM.

Before your visit, review their health and safety protocols. Visitors must wear KN-95 or N-95 masks, not your cheap-ass cloth masks, and show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test to enter the museum.

Five New Exhibitions on View Tomorrow:

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Languages of Fiber

Languages of Fiber: Highlighting Latin American Artists - at the Goldman Gallery in the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

This exhibition explores the creative potential of contemporary fiber art through the work of Latin American artists residing in the Washington, DC area. These artists showcase distinctive approaches utilizing fiber through a variety of media, influenced by their diverse cultures of Latin America. 


  • Maria Luisa Benavides
  • Teresa Camacho Hull
  • Felisa Federman
  • Magaly Garza
  • Cristina Montero
  • Francisca Oviedo
  • Sandra Perez-Ramos
  • Roxana Rojas Luzon

Dates: February 10th- March 20th 

Reception: Sunday February 27th 4-7:00pm

Artists talk: Sunday March 13th 2-4pm

The Goldman Gallery is open when the Bender JCC building is open, 7:00 am to 8:00pm at the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd. Rockville, MD 20852. 301-881-0100  301-348-3770

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Opportunity for Artists

Studio Channel Islands, a 501c 3 non-profit organization, is seeking submissions of artwork to be DONATED. 

Out of the donated pieces their juror will go through a selection process to choose accepted works. (Note: If you enter more than one piece, each piece may be accepted) the accepted pieces will participate in a month-long exhibit closing with their annual Collectors Choice Fundraising Event at The Blackboard Gallery in Camarillo CA. 

Event Dates: 3/5/22 - 3/26/22
Entry Deadline: 2/7/22


The 1st place award winner will receive an opportunity for a major show in the gallery. All artists whose work is accepted into the exhibition will be invited to a special exhibition launch to meet the Board of Directors, our major partners and collectors.

Studio Channel Islands was founded over 20 years ago by artists for artists. It promotes and preserves the arts in the community, offering affordable studio space to working artists, providing unique artistic encounters for all ages as well as fostering connections between artists and collectors.

Each Collectors Choice exhibition features work by exciting emerging artists, as well as work by nationally exhibited and award winning artists. This is a very popular interactive event with ticket holders (Collectors) choosing their favorite pieces to take home straight from the walls of the Gallery.

For more information about Studio Channel Islands and the Collectors Choice Fundraiser please visit our webpage: 

Juror’s Awards:

First Place: $1,000 PLUS Exhibit Opportunity 

Second Place: $500

Third Place: $250


Deadline: February 7th, 2022

Notifications: February 11th, 2022

Shipped work arrival by: March 1st, 2022

Artwork Delivery Date: March 1st, 2022 10am – 6pm

Exhibit March 5th - March 26th, 2022

Reception March 5th, 2022

Collector Choice March 26th, 2021, 6-9pm

All selected artwork will be showcased on our website and event page. Each work will be linked to the artist’s website as well as published in our event program.


Open to all artists ages 18 and up. All media except video, performance and installation. Preferred for work to be no larger than 30” in width and 48” in height and have a retail value of at least $300. All submitted works must be original and created by the artist. Artwork previously exhibited at The Blackboard Gallery is permissible.


All placement and installation of ARTWORK to be done at the discretion of the professional installation team. All ARTWORK must be delivered within the time frame given by gallery. No late deliveries will be accepted. Artists must indicate vertical or horizontal orientation of each work and include any special installation instructions. Installation team will take requests into consideration. All 2D ARTWORK must be delivered ready to hang with appropriate hardware. No sawtooth hangers. Pedestals will be provided for 3D ARTWORK. Mannequins and busts will be provided for wearable art and jewelry.

All artwork chosen for exhibition is a DONATION to SCIart for inclusion in the fundraising event at the end of the exhibition. Tickets will be sold for $300 to members of the public, each ticket holder will be entered into a live draw. The prize for each name drawn is the chance to select an artwork from the exhibition.

Open to all artists ages 18 and up. All media except video, performance and installation. Preferred for work to be no larger than 30” in width and 48” in height and have a retail value of at least $300. All submitted works must be original and created by the artist. Artwork previously exhibited at The Blackboard Gallery is permissible.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Monday, January 24, 2022

Betty White Unites! Show at Zenith hauling in the press coverage!

I have never seen a DC art exhibition get as much press as Zenith Gallery's Betty White Unites! art exhibition has been gathering!

Here's a partial list of the coverage and see the exhibition online here.

Friday, January 21, 2022

Opportunity for artists

Valentine - 2022 encourages artists to present artworks that display one of the strongest human feelings: LOVE. 

The selected artworks will be published in The Book of Art: Valentine publication and showcased in an international online exhibition by Gallerium.

This dual opportunity is open to all artists; working in any art medium worldwide. 

Submission is free, and a small selection fee applies to selected artists only.

Event Dates: 1/15/23 - 2/15/23
Entry Deadline: 2/7/22

Submit via 

Saturday, January 15, 2022

VOLTA returns to New York during Frieze week


MAY 18 — 22, 2022

VOLTA Art Fair is excited to return to New York during Frieze Week. Operating as a beacon for creative discovery, VOLTA New York is the American incarnation of the original Basel fair, since debuting in New York in 2008. VOLTA will return to New York from May 18 to 22, 2022 at 548 West 22nd Street, the former Dia Building and Hauser & Wirth gallery space. 548 West is in a 10-minute walking distance to Frieze New York’s location at The Shed.

"New York City is a special place and one in which we feel VOLTA belongs.", says Kamiar Maleki. "We are thrilled to return to the city that never sleeps, the creative melting pot of the contemporary art market. We are proud to be hosting the fair during Frieze Week in May, where we look forward to welcoming you all."

Situated between Chelsea and Hudson River Park, 548 West has a rich history as a celebrated arts building. Located in the heart of West Chelsea’s gallery district and just one block from the High Line, the building has been home to prominent arts institutions for decades. Over the past year, current ownership has invested over $2M in making improvements to the space, making 548 West an ideal location for VOLTA.

VOLTA New York

May 18 — 22, 2022

548 West 22nd Street

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Wanna go to an opening in Rockville?

Please join Artists & Makers Studios for gallery openings and a First Saturday Open Studio event from 11-3 on February 5th. Details here.

Mosaic work by Resident Artist Brigitte Messali
Mosaic work by Resident Artist Brigitte Messali

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville will feature the work of members of the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild in “COVID Revolutions” along with two additional exhibits and Open Studios. 

The February 5th opening will run from 11am – 3pm and will warm the cold Winter month. Enjoy additional exhibits – “Love and Compassion” with Resident Artists, and Gallery 209 Artists exhibiting their latest work. 

During COVID lockdowns, COVID openings, and everything in-between, what has been created in fiber art in all types of fiber mediums and themes? Works on display in the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild exhibit will demonstrate how COVID has affected artists’ lives through art. 

This exhibition will explore what members have been up to since the first COVID lockdown in March of 2020 up to present day. These works will reflect how COVID has impacted the artist’s individual styles, emotions, techniques, mediums, materials and subject matter. From memorials, to using humor to cope, from scientific points of view to the spiritual, this exhibit will offer a view into the maker’s mind. Curated by Cathy Hirsh.

“COVID Revolutions” with the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild

“Love and Compassion” with Resident Artists

The Artists of Gallery 209

Opening Reception

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Saturday, February 5th, 2022

Artists & Makers Studios

11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 210

Rockville, MD 20852

Members’ Sale with the Guild – February 19th, 11:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Exhibits for the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild and the Resident Artists will run from February 5th through February 23rd. Gallery 209’s exhibit will run from February 5th through February 28th. Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday-Saturday, and Sundays by chance or appointment. Masks firmly covering nose and mouth are required in the building.