Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Art Scam Alert!

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From: "Kyle Aylen"
Date: Jun 26, 2017 9:55 PM

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A Sense of Renewal: A Group Show

June 29 - August 13, 2017      Goldman Art Gallery

Featuring: Miguel Perez Lem, Nancy Nesvet, Terry Svat, Pauline Jakobsberg and Felisa Federman

Reception with the Artists

Thursday, July 13 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Felisa Federman
RSVP to Lisa Del Sesto

About the Exhibit

A Sense of Renewal presents images that long for the past, portend the future, and examine our present world. Through their work the artists convey the sense of renewed depictions of what was, what is, and what will hopefully remain.
  • Miguel Lem passionately recreates scenes of the great beauty of his beloved Argentina’s mountainous landscape.
  • Nancy Nesvet’s seascapes long for the fast disappearing wildlife and glaciers of the northern seas.
  • Terry Svat’s inquiry into the marks and symbols conveys a sense of connectivity to her past, present and future.
  • Pauline Jakobsberg’s prints construct poignant narratives of personal and cultural memory.
  • Felisa Federman delves into her cultural and personal memories of landscape and folk legends.
For more information please contact Lisa Del Sesto at or 301-348-3756.

The Goldman Gallery is open when the Bender JCC is open.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Call for Artists

Altered Realities
MAP's Fall Benefit Exhibition
On View: September 14 – November 4, 2017
Application Deadline: Monday, July 24, 2017 at midnight
Maryland Art Place is accepting applications to exhibit in Altered Realities, MAP’s annual Fall Benefit Exhibition. This exhibition will open Thursday, September 14 and will be on display at Maryland Art Place through Saturday, November 4, 2017.
Altered Realities focuses on uncanny interpretations of the everyday experience. Artists are encouraged to submit works of art that subvert the viewer’s perspectives literally or metaphorically. MAP is seeking to showcase artworks of all mediums with a preference towards submissions using technology and virtual reality (VR).

To view the full prospectus,
click here!
For questions regarding the application process, contact Naomi:!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Laura Beth Konopinski arrives in August!

Laura Beth Konopinski
The Washington Glass School (WGS) has announced the hire of Laura Beth Konopinski as Studio Coordinator. 

Laura Beth will coordinate the projects and classes of both the Washington Glass School and the public art projects of the Washington Glass Studio, as well as acting as the liaison for the Studio Artists and Residency Artists that are part of the WGS Arts Incubator.

She will also be working with us at various art fairs around the nation. 

From the WGS Blog:
Laura Beth received a BFA with glass emphasis from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She has taught and worked in facilities such as the Pittsburgh Glass Center, Penland School of Crafts and the Corning Museum of Glass, which has allowed her to explore many methods of the glass making processes. 

For 3 years, Laura Beth worked as assistant to noted glass artist, Susan Taylor Glasgow.

Laura Beth Konopinski, “Within the chambers of Your Blackened Heart” Blown and recycled glass, sculpted, enamel, preserved organic materials, mixed media.
Throughout her artistic career, Laura Beth Konopinski has kept her material concentration primarily with glass, although uses other mediums including photography and metal.

Arising from her interests with environmental conservation, Laura Beth repurposes used materials and integrates carefully preserved organic compounds into sculpted layers of glass. 

She uses transparent glass as a lens for distortion with great effect to emphasize the ambiguous nature of human emotion. Laura Beth facilitates the idea of comparing reason and sentiment by combining figurative imagery with biological materials. 

“We’re thrilled to welcome Laura Beth to our team,” said WGS Co-Director Tim Tate. “She is a bright young talent who will play a critical role managing WGS’ projects and ensuring the quality as we implement our business and artistic ideas”.

Read a great profile about Laura Beth by Missouri’s Columbia Daily Tribune – click HERE.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

House Party!

Home is not just a structure. Home is family, community, stories, food, and culture. "If You Lived Here" is a hands-on public art installation that encourages us to reflect on how we live − in the house, the home, and the broader community across 150 years of shared history. Please join in this week to learn more about the historical and archaeological context of this project, help complete the home, and have fun at an open house party on Saturday!

For more information, please visit:

Historical and Archaeological Contexts
June 28 | 6-8 PM

Workshop with artist Amber Robles-Gordon
June 29 | 6-8 PM
Help Amber make art pieces that will complete the home.

Open House
July 1 | 1-4 PM
Music and ice cream!

Sunday Salon
July 2 | 2-4 PM
Learn more about the influence of the church in the community.

Location of the installation: On the grounds next to the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place, SE.

Imagined and produced by The Pink Line Project + Citizen Innovation Lab, in partnership with the DC Historic Preservation Office and the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, funded by DC Office of Planning and the Kresge Foundation.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Art Scam Alert!!!

Do not fall for this jerk trying to rip off artists:
From: "Kyle Aylen"


   My name is Aylen Kyle from New York.. I actually observed my wife has been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess she likes your piece of work, I'm also impressed and amazed to have seen your various works too,You are doing a great job. I would like to receive further information about your piece of work and what inspires you.. Kindly confirm the availability for immediate sales..
Thanks and best regards..

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Free Online webinar

A Free Online webinar that will teach you methods to find Patrons and Sponsors for your art. You will learn how one artist got Apple Computers and Bose Sound to sponsor art work and art projects and also how individual donors and Patrons can be solicited. There is also an option to extend your education in other areas. All those who register for the free webinar get a free booklet right away on how one artist got invited to the Whitney Biennial. No Entry Fee.  


Monday, June 19, 2017

Art Scam Alert!

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Date: Sun, Jun 18, 2017 at 12:45 PM
Subject: Form Submission - contact

Name: john davidson
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Call for proposals

Deadline September 1, 2017

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is accepting proposals in all media for solo and group exhibitions for their 25th anniversary year, 2018-2019.  A community art center on the Great Miami River in arts-driven downtown Hamilton, Ohio, the Fitton Center provides experiences in the arts through exhibitions, classes, performances and other events.  Four galleries provide 2,600 square feet of space.  Solo artists generally are asked to exhibit 10 – 30 works, depending on scale, media and available space.  They also offer group shows of existing guilds or alliances and to individuals willing to be selected into a curated group. 

For full requirements, please contact Cathy Mayhugh, or visit , click on Exhibitions and download the Solo/Group Show Proposal Form.  101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton OH 45011, (513) 863-8873 ext. 122. 

Chesapeake Gallery Call for Entries 2018-2020

Deadline: August 15th, 2017

The Chesapeake Gallery at Harford Community College, located in Bel Air, MD, is inviting artists, artist groups and curators working in any medium or format to apply for their 2018-2020 exhibition seasons! Artists and/or curators are responsible for the transportation or shipping of all artwork to and from the Chesapeake Gallery.

There is no application fee or commission on sold work.

Please visit the website below for more details on how to apply! (OR) Google Search: Harford Community Chesapeake Gallery; E-mail questions to Brad Blair:

Friday, June 16, 2017


Mark Jenkins has a cool review today in the Washington Post about my solo show at Artists and Makers Studios II in Rockville.

Read the whole Galleries column here.

Now at Strathmore

25th Annual Colored Pencil Society of America
International Exhibition

Sat, June 10–Sun, Aug 6, 2017
Juried by Joann Moser, former Senior Curator of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Mandarins and Paper by Paco Martín Dominguez
Mandarins and Paper by Paco Martín Dominguez
Founded in 1990, the Colored Pencil Society of America highlights the versatility of this vibrant, distinct medium, by selecting the world’s most amazing colored pencil works for this annual, international exhibition.

Please join Strathmore for the following events presented in conjunction with the exhibition:


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Bummerstein... or why artists (and writers) need a thick skin!

Dear Florencio L. Campello:

Thank you for sending "The Mother of All Rock Fights." Your work received careful consideration here.

We've decided this manuscript isn't right for us, but we wish you luck placing it elsewhere.

Kind regards,

The Editors

P.S. Without submissions like yours, we'd lose the sense of discovery that keeps AGNI fresh. Please click here for a discounted subscription rate offered as a thank-you to our submitters:

Dear Florencio,

Lunch Ticket receives a number of excellent submissions each reading period, and while yours is one of them, it was not chosen for the upcoming issue. This is not a reflection on your work or on your worth as a writer. Our direction for the next issue of Lunch Ticket was simply different than the vision of your work.

Rejections are never easy—for you the writer, or for us, the editors. But as we both know, they are part of being a writer. We are sorry that we weren't the right market for The Mother of All Rock Fights, but we know that there is another market waiting for you, and to them, this piece is exactly perfect. We hope you know that this letter doesn't mean "no forever", and we hope you will submit to Lunch Ticket again.

Best of luck, and take good care,

The Editors of Lunch Ticket

You can go here to view the submission:

Dear Florencio,

Thanks for letting us read The Mother of All Rock Fights. Unfortunately, we've decided this one's not right for us. We wish you the best of luck in finding a home for the essay elsewhere, and in your continued writing.


Team Barrelhouse

You can go here to view the submission:

Dear Florencio Campello,

Your submission was received successfully.

writer: Florencio Campello
title(s): The Mother of all rock fights
genre: nonfiction

Thank you for your submission. You can check the status of your submission at any time by visiting and logging into your account.

Thank you for your submission to Bethesda Magazine’s Short Story Contest. The judges have made their selections, and your story was not among those chosen this year.
We encourage you to enter the contest again in the future.
Kathleen Neary
Bethesda Magazine

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wanna go to an opening this weekend?

SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 4:00-6:00pm

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Art Scam Alert

Beware of this rodent trying to scam artists:
James Thomas

Good day,

Flying Solo

Flying Solo: An exhibition of photographs by Tanguy de Carbonnières
June 30 – August 6, 2017
Reception and Gallery Talk: Saturday, July 8, 2017, 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Sat 1-4pm and Sun 1-8pm
Abstracted shapes and brilliant colors and light patterns captivate the viewer of this exhibition of photographs by Tanguy de Carbonnières. Taken from an aerial perspective, de Carbonnières's images are studies in the wonders of nature. Soar above the plains of southern Africa and across the dynamic Victoria Falls. Mystical skies, the scorched earth of the bush, the luscious grass of the Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls' roaring waters and elusive wildlife await.

Photo by Tanguy de Carbonnières

7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812