Thursday, April 23, 2015

Some 2013 drawings and watercolors

Adam and The Lilith Watercolors
"Adam and The Lilith" Watercolors
"Adam Begging God" Charcoal
"America Desnuda" Charcoal
In a private collection in Italy
"America Desnuda II" Charcoal
In a private collection in Canada
"Batman Agonizes" Charcoal
In a private collection in New York
"Cut" Watercolor
In a private collection in Miami
"Drunk" Watercolor
"Woman Being Lowered from Heaven" Charcoal
"Fading Away" Charcoal
In a private collection in New York
"Female Nude (Back)" Watercolor
In a private collection in Florida
"Female Nude (Leaning)" Watercolor
In a private collection in Argentina
"Female Nude (Back)" Watercolor
In a private collection in North Carolina
"Gym Rat" Charcoal
"Hassid" Charcoal
In a private collection in New York
"Cernnunos" Watercolor
"High Heel Shoes III" Charcoal
In a private collection in New York
"High Heel Shoes II" Charcoal
In a private collection in New York
"High Heel Shoes IV" Charcoal
In a private collection in New York

"High Heel Shoes" Charcoal
In a private collection in New York
"Hippie" Charcoal

"Pictish Princess (House of the Asp)" Charcoal
In a private collection in Florida
"Woman Being Lowered from Heaven" Charcoal
"The Batman Naked" Charcoal
In a private collection in Holland
"John The Baptist" Charcoal
In a private collection in New York
"The Last Copy of The Constitution" Charcoal
In a private collection in Miami
"Gams" Watercolor
In a private collection in New York
"Love Slave II" Watercolor
"Love Slave"Charcoal
"Seated Male Nude with Tattoos" Watercolor
In a private collection in Florida
"Seated Male Nude" Watercolor
In a private collection in Florida
"Spiderman Naked" Charcoal
"Woman Bowing Down to Life" Charcoal

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Luce Artist Talk with Molly Springfield

Saturday, May 9, 1:30 - 3:30pm
DMV artist Molly Springfield talks about her work with large scale prints and book marginalia. She will connect her work to objects on view in the Luce Foundation Center.
Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Tickets: Free

How does the email art scam work?

Every time that I out an art scammer, I get some emails from artists asking "how does the scam work?"

All the details here.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

cove Hosts Art Reception: Barbara Januszkiewicz

On April 30, 2015 cove will partner with ArtSee to celebrate their relationship with Washington, DC based artist Barbara Januszkiewicz. Cove will open the doors of their newest location in Rosslyn (1735 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA) for an opportunity to meet and dialogue with the artists about her work featured in the cove space. For this exhibition, Barbara Januszkiewicz hopes the works on display will spark a dialogue about the use of color and her fascination with conceptual link to music. In an effort to show support for the Arlington art scene, Januszkiewicz hopes to use social media to share her work and support for alternative art spaces. Cove’s wall space has been turned in to an alternative art gallery through September 9, 2015, showcasing Januszkiewicz’s fine artwork. The public, press and art supporters are welcome to tour the space to see the artwork and interact with the artist on April 30, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.
Barbara Januszkiewicz is influenced directly by music and strives to capture sound in her paintings. She finds it intriguing that there is a vocabulary of words that apply to both music and visual art, from movement, patterns, perspectives and layering.  Januszkiewicz’s expression in visual art is based on reacting directly to music. Januszkiewicz has been working in watercolor, a medium that makes it difficult to capture the complexity and color of a song. For cove, however, she will display her latest work of acrylic on canvas, a new medium for Januszkiewicz. Exploring the effects of every genre from jazz to thumping garage rock and vintage blues has helped express that moment when sound becomes visual. 
Cove features different local artists in each of their eight spaces. Januszkiewicz admires that cove is creating an intimidation free atmosphere where art speaks for itself. Cove is providing an alternative art experience to that provided by a gallery; it is reaching new audiences and exposing visual art to a new crowd. Members of the cove community come from different backgrounds and work environments. Cove was created with a simple objective: building places you want to be. They boast fast Wi-Fi, color printers, conference rooms, and now, local art for their members.
ArtSee works to bring local art and artists into each cove space with a six-month rotation of their work. With the recent rise of non-traditional gallery spaces, cove will become the first space of its kind to welcome artists into their community. Each artist will not only have their work displayed but will be introduced to the cove community through a series of receptions, talks and workshops, coordinated by ArtSee.

Goya, LACMA and the PI

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Call for painters

Deadline: July 10, 15.
The UMW Galleries are proud to host the tenth edition of their juried painting competition. It is open to artists 18 years of age and older living in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Entries will be judged by a guest juror. Cash prizes and a purchase award are also available. The exhibition will be on view January 15- February 28, 2016. For more information, visit

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Call for Math Art

Submission deadline: May 15, 2015.
The Pearl Conard Art Gallery at The Ohio State University’s Mansfield Campus seeks mathematicians who use visual art to express their findings or visual artists whose work is inspired by mathematics for possible inclusion in an exhibition to occur Monday, November 9 – Tuesday, December 8, 2015. Faculty members from Ohio State University's Departments of Mathematics and Art will curate the exhibition.
For consideration, please send the following to 1. Examples of works available for exhibition (jpegs, website, or video links). 2. An inventory of works indicating title, medium, size, year, and installation requirements. 3. An artist statement or description of works. 4. Resume or CV. 5. Your contact information. Artists are responsible for delivering or shipping work to the gallery.
The gallery will provide return shipping.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Artists & Makers Studios Expanding

Artists & Makers Studios - the Washington region’s new innovative, artist-focused studio center - will soon expand its 9,000+ square foot White Flint facility to include an additional 3,619 square feet.  This announcement comes just days before the facility’s Grand Opening Celebration set for Friday evening, April 17, 2015.
Artists & Makers Studios opened at 100% capacity in March, with a waiting list of artists in need of creative space.  The studio center which is currently home to 43 Resident Artists will add another ten studios in a variety of floor plans that will offer creative space for arts professionals of nearly every medium.  Its recent agreement to acquire more square footage will allow Artists & Makers Studios to provide more affordable studios in the Rockville area to talented professional artists.
Artists & Makers Studios offers studio space and support to select professional artists as they work to advance their careers.  Artist and visionary Judith HeartSong led the studios from concept to concrete facilities in less than six months, guided early on by an 18-member Advisory Committee of artists, community activists, and business and communications professionals who recognized the need for studio facilities with a supportive staff and a collaborative environment.  In addition to its 43 Resident Artists, Artists & Makers Studios is pleased to be the home of The Compass Atelier.
Resident Artists enjoy a strong sense of community and camaraderie, and benefit from a philosophy that encourages artists to work when the timing best suits them - with no mandatory studio hours, they work days, nights or weekends, according to their commitments and inspiration. Artists also enjoy many opportunities for professional networking, like Salon – an Artful Conversation.  Now in its fourth year, this program provides access to arts professionals, attorneys and community leaders who offer career advice and concrete assistance for artists looking to promote their arts business.
Artists & Makers Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals - through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.  Located in the heart of Rockville’s White Flint business district, Artists & Makers Studios is rapidly becoming a vibrant and lively part of the community.  Some of the best talent in Montgomery County has come to join in this effort, and classes and workshops will soon round out the offerings at Artists & Makers Studios.  
Artists & Makers Studios is located online at

Thursday, April 16, 2015

CRAVE III Micro-Granting Dinner a Boost to Local Arts Innovators

Fiber artists Erika Cleveland and Stacy Cantrell were voted to be the newest grantees at the third CRAVE event, hosted by the Torpedo Factory Art Center and Convergence on Saturday, March 28. They received a record $1,581 for their project, Materialized Magic.
CRAVE (Creating Resources or Artistic Vision and Engagement) is a micro-granting dinner. Cleveland and Cantrell were among four groups of presenters who pitched their idea during a community dinner. Afterward, attendees democratically select which project to fund. The size of the grant they received at the close of the night was determined by ticket sales and donations to the kitty.
“The beauty of CRAVE is that it engages the community with creative work that’s happening right here at home,” said Lisa Cole Smith, pastor and artistic director at Convergence. “The on-the-spot grants provide resources for artists and creators who don’t fit neatly into oftentimes limited arts funding categories.”
“CRAVE connects like-minded people who want to learn about and support emerging arts programs in the region,” said Eric Wallner, CEO of the Torpedo Factory. “It such a unique program or our region and we are happy to see it grow.”
Materialized Magic is a mixed-medium collaborative fiber-art community that works primarily in crocheting, knitting, and felting. Cleveland and Cantrell intend to organize weekly yarn-bomb sessions, where fiber artists will build a collective habitat from their individual creations.
Through this program, they hope to provide free lessons to the community and shine a light on the contributions of the fiber artists who participate. Any materials that are left over at the close of the project will be donated to nursing homes, community centers, and other nonprofit organizations. The grant money will be used to purchase supplies, which will help ensure there is no cost to participate.
Cleveland, an associate artist with the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association, is a former registered and board-certified art therapist with experience working with children, adolescents, and the elderly in hospital, day treatment, and mental health settings. She taught art therapy at Lesley University and Emmanuel College in Boston. She is now a healing-doll artist and the founder of Transformative Healing Dolls. She offers art and writing workshops for women experiencing major life transitions.
Cantrell learned to crochet at age 4 and became an expert making everything from scarves to doll clothing. Over time her style has developed into a free-form exploration, and she’s been creating macro three-dimensional works. She participated in the Smithsonian Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Exhibition as a featured artist and also created work for Artisphere’s Yarn Bomb. Cantrell holds a master’s in the history of decorative arts from George Mason University.

Zofie Lang opens Saturday at NVCC

The very talented Zofie Lang's first solo exhibition will be taking place at the Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery from April 3 - May 17, 2015. There will be an opening reception and artist talk on April 18th, from 6pm - 8pm (the talk will start around 6:30).
Certain narratives, such as those in fairy tales, have existed for millennia and maintain a grip on our collective imagination. They are refreshed and reiterated, showing up in popular culture in both familiar and novel ways; similar themes also emerge across cultures and generations. Using photography, digital photomontage, and found object assemblage, Zofie Lang’s work reconstructs these narratives visually by extracting their key elements. Zofie examines the underlying meaning of narratives, including the fairy tales she remembers her Polish grandmother telling her as a child and literature that has inspired her. Her assemblages creates new layers of meaning, consisting of a mix of nostalgia and contemplation of our present popular culture. 
The gallery is located at NVCC, Alexandria Campus, in the Schlesinger Center, 915 East Campus Lane, Alexandria, Virginia 22311 (your GPS will tell you it's at 3001 N Beauregard Street. Don't be alarmed: it is the same place, just a different mailing address). There is a campus parking garage just across the street.

If you need help getting there, please text or call 443-310-3076.

For more information, please check out this link.

You can also rsvp here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Brooklyn Hit With Anti-Hillary Street Art

The signs appear to be a riff on a group of supporters calling certain words often used to describe Clinton as sexist. Words such as 'secretive,' 'ambitious,' and 'entitled.'
See more pics and read story here  Unless the posters are being put up by Native American Senator Elizabeth Warren's supporters, it is quite rare to see the vast right wing conspiracy employ art to drive political points home. The even vaster left wing nuthouse, on the other hand, is quite good at using art for this purpose.

Art Scam Alert!!!

Beware of this art scammer!
Thomas Boswell (

I will like to make a purchase to my store in Finland. I will be making payment via my credit card.I will also like to know the type of card you require ? shipment will be handled by my shipper once my payment has been made.

I hope to read from you soon

Warmest Regards.
Thomas Boswell
Lönnrotinkatu 13, 00120 Helsinki, Finland

Monday, April 13, 2015

Jessica Van Brakle would have loved this

Construction crane falls on museum, everyone assumes it's a new sculpture.
Attention Dallas: The construction crane that is upended, dangerously resting on your Museum of Art is not a sculpture, it is just a crane that fell. Please stop getting so close to it.
Read the article and check out loads of photos here.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Chris Kraus on the Ambiguous Virtues of Art School

Art and commerce have always been two sides of the same coin and to oppose them would be false. Instead, I want to talk about a shift that has taken place during the past ten years in how art objects reach the market, how they're defined and how we read them.
Read the whole article here.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Some 2014 drawings and watercolors

"She knew that crying was not the solution" Charcoal

"She knew that crying was not the solution" (Detail)
"Eve and The Lilith" Charcoal

"Fallen Angel" Charcoal
"Fallen Angel" (Detail)
"Fallen Angels" Watercolors 40x30 inches
"Male Nude to the Right" Charcoal

"The Lifestyle" Charcoal
"The Lifestyle" (Detail)
"Woman Being Lowered from The Heavens" Charcoal

"Woman Being Lowered from The Heavens" (Detail)
"The Lilith" Watercolor
"The Lilith" Watercolor

"The Lilith" Watercolor

"Young Pict" Charcoal

"Young Pict" Charcoal

"The Catcher in the Rye" Charcoal
"Superman Naked" Charcoal

"Superman Naked" (Detail)

"A Man Alone" Charcoal
In a private collection in Florida

"Male Nude to the Right II" Charcoal

"Superman Flying Naked" Charcoal

"Superman Flying Naked" (Detail)

"High heel Shoes" Charcoal

"The Lilith Plotting" Charcoal

"Woman Falling from the Sky" Charcoal

"The Last Copy of The Constitution" Charcoal

"Man Overwhelmed by The Light" Charcoal

"Pictish Princess" Watercolor

"Tart" Charcoal

"Woman Falling from the Sky" Charcoal
"Woman Falling from the Sky" (Detail)

"Suddenly, She Was No Longer Afraid" Charcoal

When art meets $$$

Tiffany & Co. has entered into a long term partnership with the Whitney Museum of American Art, making it the lead sponsor of the museum’s influential survey of contemporary art into the next decade.
Details and whole article here.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Victor Ekpuk at MFA

Hip Sistas in Flux: The Visual-Lingual Braid
A solo exhibition of new artworks by VICTOR EKPUK

Asian Uboikpa (Hip Sista) Series #10, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 60"x48"
Asian Uboikpa (Hip Sista) Series #10
Victor Ekpuk
2015, acrylic on canvas, 60"x48"
Friday, May 1st- May 21st, 2015
Friday, May 1st, 6pm-8pm
The artist will be in attendance.
Morton Fine Art (MFA)
1781 Florida Ave NW (at 18th & U Sts)
Washington, DC 20009
Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm