Sunday, November 12, 2017

Annual Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature

Strathmore Visual Arts Presents
Annual showcase features 750 works by more than 290 miniaturists;
companion exhibition magnifies the precision, detail, and skill of audience favorite Miniature artists

The time has come—the one time each year that Strathmore’s Mansion galleries can accommodate a vast collection of 750 works—the Annual Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature, celebrating its 84th annual showcase of tiny treasures, some as small as a fingernail. The exhibition features 292 artists from 11 countries, including Iran, Pakistan, Malta, and Australia. Strathmore presents this annual favorite with concurrent exhibitions Large Scale: Miniature Artists Go Big and Bodies of Work: Diane R. Weiner, from Saturday, November 18, 2017–Sunday, January 7, 2018. A free Opening Reception for all three exhibitions will be held on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 2 p.m.

A counterpoint to Miniature, with Large Scale Strathmore unleashes the immense talent of favorite miniaturists onto a larger canvas. Ideas are uncontained as artists paint with broader brushstrokes to capture vast, expansive images. Though comparatively large, the work is no less meticulous, with artists applying the same keen eye and deliberate technique that they channel into their miniature masterpieces.

Using Renaissance techniques and color-rich oils, Diane R. Weiner draws similarities between unlikely muses through her exquisite rendering of contours, gestures, and expressions in the bodies of humans and cows. Bodies of Work, on view in the Invitational Gallery, brings the viewer unusually close and in touch with the anthropomorphic qualities of Weiner’s bovine subjects.

For more information, visit
Strathmore Visual Arts Presents84th Annual Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature
Large Scale: Miniature Artists Go Big

Bodies of Work: Diane R. Weiner
Saturday, November 18, 2017–Sunday, January 7, 2018

First Floor Galleries, Gudelsky Gallery Suite, and Invitational Gallery Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.
Closed Monday
Closed Thursday, November 23; Sunday, December 24; and Sunday, December 31 for holidays
Closes at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6 for a private event

Children’s Talk & Tour
Saturday, November 25, 2017
10:15 a.m.
Recommended for ages 7 and up with adult.
$5, registration required. No charge for parent chaperones.

Curator’s Tour
Saturday, November 25, 2017
1 p.m.

Miniature Painting Workshop
Saturday, December 9, 2017
10 a.m.
Painting experience is recommended. All supplies to create a miniature in oil are provided.

For additional information visit or call (301) 581-5100.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Molly Donovan at GRACE

Curator of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Art
November 16, 6pm, Greater Reston Arts Center
Join GRACE for a talk by Molly Donovan. Molly will discuss Sue Wrbican's current solo exhibition at the Greater Reston Arts Center and common threads in surrealism and contemporary art.
No registration required.
Free and open to the public.
Join the Facebook event here.
Greater Reston Arts Center
12001 Market Street, Suite 103 | Reston, VA 20190
703.471.9242 | |
 Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm

Thursday, November 09, 2017

New Miami location for these great fairs

Today, Art Miami LLC announces the completion of a concrete slab that will house Art Miami - the city's longest-running contemporary art fair and its sister fair CONTEXT Art Miami, at their new waterfront location at One Herald Plaza in Downtown Miami. The 250,000 square-foot cement floor solidifies the fair's commitment to its new location and its continued investment in their beloved city of Miami.
This year, Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami have designed an area with new amenities that improve the guest experience, allowing visitors to spend an entire day at the fairs. To facilitate the experience, there will be six hospitality areas including a waterfront café, an indoor café, outdoor dining space, cocktail lounge, an outside cocktail deck overlooking beautiful Biscayne Bay. Both fairs will feature newly designed VIP lounges. The hospitality areas will accommodate up to 600 people at any given time.
Nestled between the Venetian Causeway and MacArthur Causeway and just east of Biscayne Boulevard, the 28th edition of Art Miami and the sixth edition of CONTEXT Art Miami will offer an unprecedented level of convenience and a renewed connectivity to the activities and collectors on Miami Beach with accessible parking, a complimentary shuttle service between fairs and UBER service for VIP ticket holders throughout the week. The waterfront location will also add to the fairs' exceptional ambience as collectors browse through more than 140 international galleries at ART Miami and more than 100 contemporary galleries at CONTEXT Art Miami.
Parking and transportation options at the new location provide more options than years past with valet parking being offered opening night, and multiple general parking garages within one city block walking distance with more than 4,000 combined parking spots. A transportation center will be set up at the front of the fair providing access for the drop off and pick up from taxis, shuttle bus service and Uber. 50 feet from the front door of the fair special parking lot will be reserved and designated as a waiting area for private black car services dropping off and picking up collectors on the move.
"The completed foundation at our new location marks a milestone for Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami as we finally have an infrastructure and long-term location that is reflective of the quality art work on exhibit for acquisition and reinforces our position during Art Week Miami and on the international stage of important art fairs in the world," said Nick Korniloff, Executive Vice President and Partner of Art Miami LLC. "As we continue to grow, we are committed to providing the best experience possible for our international attendees, participating gallerists and community partners, and our new home enables us to do just that.
This year's fair will kick off on the evening of Tuesday December 5th, with a VIP Private Preview to benefit the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), sponsored by Christie's International Real Estate. This is the sixth consecutive year that PAMM has been the fair's exclusive VIP Preview benefactor and Art Miami LLC has already donated more than $150,000 to further the museum's collection and mission. The partnership remains an integral part of Art Miami's larger commitment to the city of Miami.
As one of the top ranked international art fairs for attendance in the U.S. and second most attended globally, Art Miami attracts more than 85,000 new and established collectors, curators, museum professionals, members of the press and art world luminaries annually. Presenting the finest investment quality paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design, sculpture and video art, with works from the 20th and 21st centuries, the 2017 line-up features galleries from more than 20 different countries. The acclaimed international galleries will showcase important modern masters and blue-chip contemporary artists as well as the most sought after living artists from around the world.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Post-Graduate Residency Program

Now in its third year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Post-Graduate Residency Program is the subject of Target Gallery’s newest exhibition. Target will feature the work of the four residents in a group exhibition, Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, December 3, 2017.
The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Residency is a competitive program for recently graduated art students, housed in Studio 12, where four emerging artists have an opportunity to create and sell work, interact with the public, and build a network.
“The residency space provides artists with both studio resources and professional development opportunities in the critical period shortly after graduation,” said Leslie Mounaime, director of Target Gallery. “This culminating exhibition is both a celebration of their time here as well as a stepping stone to their professional career.”
The 2016 artists are: Fumi Amano, Lindsay Hall, Jay Hendrick, and Samantha Sethi. All were juried into the program by Kayn Miller, director of exhibitions at the Arlington Art Center.
Amano (October through December  | Virginia Commonwealth University) entered graduate school to expand her expertise with glass as a medium, but her work shifted more into the conceptual space as she began using her art as a primary means to express her emotions, given English is her second language. Her work is inspired by her strong desire for connection as well as a deep sense of loneliness. Through her performance work, she can speak to others beyond spoken language’s normal spectrum. Her performance series Worries of a 30-Year-Old Single captures the social pressure and anxiety she feels as an unmarried woman without children. Amano’s work Look at Me was featured in the Target Gallery group exhibition Please Touch in 2016.
Hall (July through September | Indiana University-Bloomington) creates creates colorfully titillating works that engage the notions of pleasure, beauty, and the perverse as they relate to the body, sexuality, and the intimacies and vulnerabilities of human interaction. She uses an eclectic range of materials including silicone, textiles, clay, spray paint, and glitter to combine contrasting textures, forms, and materials. She presents dualities: attraction/repulsion, hard/soft, feminine/masculine, interior/exterior, made/found. Her resulting pieces and installations fantasize these shared human experiences, often sugarcoating shame and disgust with humor and playfulness. Recent Target Gallery visitors will remember her piece Blinged Out in the Material as Medium group exhibition in 2016.
Hendrick (January through March | George Mason University) questions the value of value in his work. He creates paintings, then analyzes their importance, worth, and merit by exposing his work to different methods, such as digitization, duplication, and performance. His visual vocabulary is based on grids, a stable and reliable form, and color to assess the form’s value. His sundry palette draws from high and low culture, bringing together pop-music pink with cave-born ochers.  
Sethi (April through June | American University) explores the natural world around and humanity’s relationship with and impact on it. Her work reference a broader view of our world as a landscape both inhabited and studied by humankind, altered even as it is observed. In the exhibition, her sculpture, Cause and Effect, was constructed as a model of an “iceberg”. The blue polystyrene foam is an effective thermal insulator and commonly used as building insulation It’s also used for sculpture, but is typically coated and concealed. In Sethi’s sculpture, it remains visible as part of the content. Polystyrene foam, untreated, naturally has an icy appearance. Rather than produce a realistic reproduction, this work was imagined as an “in process” theatrical monument to the icebergs or as a form to protect them from rising temperatures.
About the Artists

Fumi Amano
completed her undergraduate studies in art education at the University of Education in Aichi before refining studies of her medium at Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan, and at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Amano has won several awards including best student work at Niijima Glass Art Festival in Tokyo and also at Pilchuck Glass School. Her work was selected at the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, Japan; the Contemporary Glass Triennial in Toyama, Japan; and the Itami Craft Triennial in Osaka, Japan. She has shown her work in group and solo exhibitions in both the U.S. and Japan. She completed her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2017.
Lindsay Hall, a West Coast native, is currently based in Arlington, Virginia. She received a MFA in Painting from Indiana University in 2016, as well as a BFA in Painting and Drawing (2012) and a BA in Journalism and Media Studies (2010) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in New York, the New Hampshire Institute of Arts, and Kent State University in Ohio and will be featured in a summer 2017 issue of Studio Visit magazine. Lindsay Hall has co-curated group exhibitions in Indiana and New York. She received the Ilknur P. Ralston Memorial Award in Visual Arts in 2016.
Jay Hendrick, based in Fairfax, Virginia, has shown work in the U.S., England, and Japan and his work was featured in New American Painting. In 2015, Hendrick received his MFA from George Mason University. He completed his undergraduate degree with Abilene Christian University in Texas with degrees in applied studies and a bachelor’s of fine art. He teaches at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Virginia, and is a contributing writer for East City Art.
Samantha Sethi is a multi-media artist working primarily in drawing, installation, sculpture, and video. Sethi received her MFA from American University where she explored concepts of ephemerality, entropy, human impact on the environment, mapping, and our experience of time. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC where she lived and worked until moving to Washington DC in 2013. She is currently based out of Baltimore, MD where she is currently an Artist - In Residence at Creative Alliance.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

A Dialog about Hidden and Urgent issues in Contemporary Abstract Painting

Sunday, November 12, 2017
4 - 6 pm
Against the backdrop of Tim Doud's "Parthenogenesis" exhibition, Curator's Office @ Studio 1469  presents artists Rushern Baker IV, Tim Doud & Leslie Smith III in a chewy discussion moderated by Zoë Charlton about how artists are approaching abstraction in painting today.

Is abstraction an elitist commodity? Should it be perceived only aesthetically and formally?  What is the data hidden beneath its carefully orchestrated surfaces? How is the abstract art object the conveyor of social, spiritual, or political meaning?

"Abstraction is the separation of ideas from objects and, in art, the creation of forms that work against literal depiction; we often see abstraction itself as a form of distance. Historically, we know that it has also been used as a tool: most famously, the CIA co-opted Abstract Expressionism in an attempt to demonstrate our country's intellectual freedom and project an image of America to the outside world after World War II."  - Chloë Bass  "Can Abstraction Help Us Understand the Value of Black Lives?"  
The panel discussion aims to address numerous complex questions through each individual artist's own experience and their acute observations of the current contemporary art world.
Curator's Office @ Studio 1469  is one of Washington DC's "hidden gem" exhibition spaces located down an alley in the Columbia Heights neighborhood. It can be tricky to find the first time.  For a map and video showing directions, please Click Here.

New portraits

The latest version of the annual exhibition, “Recent Acquisitions”, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will displays the newest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are represented in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and new media. This installation will be on view from Nov. 17 through Nov. 4, 2018.
These most recent acquisitions join more than 22,000 others in the Portrait Gallery’s collection to represent the numerous individuals who have made a significant impact on the history and culture of the United States. Subjects include the lawyer Francis Scott Key who penned the lyrics for the “Star-Spangled Banner”; former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright; actress Gertrude Jeannette; university president Norman Francis; photographer Harry Callahan; fashion designer Ralph Lauren; and multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno.
The list of the objects is here. More information below and attached.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Open Studio: "Refuse/REFUSE"

"Refuse/REFUSE"  investigates the ongoing rise in the levels of plastic in our oceans and its inevitable effect on sea life and ultimately mankind.
Through sculpture and video artist Kirsty Little hope to increase awareness of this problem.

12 Nov 1-5pm
Red Dirt studios 
The Firehouse. 
4051 34th St
Mt. Rainer MD 20712

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Call for Artists

Deadline for submissions is January 22, 2018

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in the annual Juried Silent Art Auction Exhibit as part of the Arts Council’s annual fundraising gala, Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. The Silent Auction shines a spotlight on Howard County’s diverse and talented visual arts community at this important event.
All 2-D, 3-D, and fine craft artists, 18 years or older, residing, working, or studying in Howard County; HCAC members; and artists who have exhibited in Howard County in the last year are eligible to submit.
Visual artists working in all styles and media are invited to apply, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists, jewelers, and photographers. Artists will be selected by the silent auction committee who may also invite artists who are eligible to participate. This showcase of artists in Howard County has proven to be a great benefit to both established and emerging talent in the community and is also a successful fundraiser to support art programs, exhibitions, and organizations in the county.
This year’s Celebration will be held at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 6-10pm. The Silent Auction exhibit will be presented in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. The final bid for each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and the Arts Council. Last year’s Silent Auction resulted in $10,690 in sales, with 70 pieces sold.
For more information or to submit an entry, visit; to have a prospectus delivered via postal mail or email, please call 410-313-ARTS (2787).

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Late Fall shows at AU

Late fall shows at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open Nov. 11. Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 11 from 6-9 p.m.

The first exhibit to open, RADIX: THE ETERNAL FEMININE, is curated by Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D. RADIX is a collaboration of three Washington artists: Anne Marchand, Pat Goslee and Cianne Fragione. The exhibit features the concept of the Eternal Feminine as an original, dynamic and cosmic force, in paintings and assemblages. Defying simple definition, this concept has different but analogous meanings for each artist. Each artist employs contemporary and abstract terms to express feminine energy from her own perspective. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 30 from 6-7 p.m.

The second exhibit, THE TRAWICK PRIZE, features award-winning Washington art in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art space of the museum. Established by Carol Trawick, a community activist from Montgomery County, Md., the prize rewards some of the most talented artists from the Washington area. THE TRAWICK PRIZE exhibit features new works by the “Best in Show” recipients from the last 15 years: Lauren Adams, Richard Cleaver, Larry Cook, Neil Feather, Mia Feurer, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Gary Kachadourian, Maggie Michael, Jonathan Monaghan, Jiha Moon, David Page, James Rieck, Jo Smail and Rene Trevino. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 11 from 5-6 p.m.

The museum is excited to display new acquisitions to its ROTHFELD COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ART. Part of the American University Museum’s permanent collection, the Rothfeld Collection is designed to inspire dialog about political and cultural issues involving Israel, through paintings, sculptures, and mixed media work of prominent and emerging Israeli artists. The exhibit features an array of work from the collection as well as recent acquisitions by artists Melanie Daniel, Tal Shochat, Lihi Turjeman, and Alon Kedem.

The show runs concurrently with an exhibit of Arab modern and contemporary art, BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION. The Rothfeld Collection was originally gifted to the AU Museum by Donald Rothfeld in 2011, and it has been growing ever since.

MUSEUM INFORMATION, HOURS, LOCATION: The American University Museum is a three-story public museum and sculpture garden located within the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum has a permanent collection that highlights the donors’ holdings and AU’s Watkins Collection and Rothfeld Collection. Rotating exhibitions emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art.
The Katzen Museum Store is open during museum hours plus one hour before select special events. Visitors may purchase books, catalogs, and prints related to past and current exhibitions, as well as fine crafts and other one-of-a-kind objects by predominantly local artisans.

The Katzen Arts Center, named for Washington-area benefactors Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus Katzen, brings all the visual and performing arts programs at AU into one space. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the Katzen includes the museum, the Abramson Family Recital Hall, the Studio Theatre, a dance studio, an electronics studio, artists’ studios, rehearsal space, and classrooms.

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-885-1300 or look on the Web at Follow the museum on Facebook (, on Twitter (@AUMuseum_Katzen), or on Instagram (AUMuseum_Katzen).

Friday, November 03, 2017

Does It Matter If Jimmie Durham, Noted Cherokee Artist, Is Not Actually Cherokee?

Does it also matter that Senator Elizabeth Warren allegedly for decades claimed to be Native-American, only to be busted when she turned to national politics? Or is self-identification enough?
All this dates back to June 26, when a group of ten Cherokee artists, educators, and leaders published a letter to the website of Indian Country Today, just four days after his retrospective opened at the Walker. The group’s letter claimed Durham was “a trickster” who is “falsely claiming to be Cherokee” and went on to state that he “has no Cherokee relatives; he does not live in or spend time in Cherokee communities; he does not participate in dances and does not belong to a ceremonial ground.” In the ensuing weeks and months he was labeled everything from “The Artist Formerly Known As Cherokee” to the “Art World’s Rachel Dolezal,” and the Walker issued the following disclaimer to the webpage and wall credits of their show: 
While Durham self-identifies as Cherokee, he is not recognized by any of the three Cherokee Nations, which as sovereign nations determine their own citizenship. We recognize that there are Cherokee artists and scholars who reject Durham’s claims of Cherokee ancestry.
Read the whole fascinating article in Vulture here. 

Thursday, November 02, 2017

New pop-up gallery

Torpedo Factory Artists @ Mosaic, a new art venture by Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association (TFAA), opens on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Mosaic District in Fairfax, Virginia. This pop-up art gallery will feature the work of more than 60 TFAA members over the course of three curated shows. The Mosaic gallery will be open until February 28, 2018. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm, with extended hours for special events and by appointment. A grand opening reception will take place on November 4 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Edwin Baker III

Last year we started a tradition of "sponsoring" an artist at the Context Art Miami art fair during Art Basel week in Miami. This year that artist is Edwin Baker III.

Petra Wright Curator / Gallery Director GDCA Galley / Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts wrote eloquently about this young artist's work:

There are people whose light shines so strongly that it precedes them. People who exude love and joy and generosity with every movement and word. Ed Baker is one of those people. Love radiates from him. Ed Baker is a 26 year old painter and sculptor born and raised in South Florida with studios in Downtown Los Angeles and Palm Beach. He is a self-taught artist who first started sketching and tattooing in his teens. After years of tattooing he was inspired to explore painting, now his primary passion. Today, he teaches painting classes to beginners in Los Angeles as well as painting live at festivals such as the annual Beat Swap Meet and Art Walk in Downtown LA and Culture Sundays in Pasadena, CA. Rooted in street art, Ed has found inspiration in artists including Picasso and Basquiat. 
Though Ed’s subject matters and colors can be complex, at times even muted, reflecting the inner struggles we all face, you sense the inner strength that guides him through the darkness of hard times and uncertainty. It is there, like an intangible under-layer amongst his shapes. It reaches through his artwork and connects with you. He hopes to inspire others with similar upbringings and tribulations to channel their inner turmoil and transform the energy of destruction into creation through artistic expression. You may become thoughtful looking at Ed Baker’s work, you may feel energy or conflict or sadness, but never hopeless. Despair is not an option. He is right there to pick you back up to hit you with brightness and life force and messages of transcendence and love.

Energy Flow
36x24 inches. Acrylic on canvas. 2017
Edwin Baker III
At the end of time
24x36 inches. Acrylic on canvas. 2017
Edwin Baker III
Take and manipulate
36x24 inches. Acrylic on canvas. 2017
Edwin Baker III
Starring at blink pages
36x24 inches. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas. 2017
Edwin Baker III

Melt With Me 40x30 inches. Acrylic on canvas. 2017 Edwin Baker III
Melt With Me
40x30 inches. Acrylic on canvas. 2017
Edwin Baker III
A penny for your thoughts
30x24 inches. Acrylic on canvas. 2017
Edwin Baker III

Monday, October 30, 2017

Virginia Commission for the Arts: Application Assistance Workshops

Virginia Commission for the Arts Presents Statewide  
Application Assistance Workshops
The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops to be held in November and December 2017. Workshop locations include: Fredericksburg, Richmond, Arlington, Newport News, Emory, Lynchburg, and Harrisonburg.
VCA staff will provide an overview of grant programs, including information about the new Online Grant Application System as well as updates to the Guidelines for Funding, application and review procedures, and general tips on preparing competitive proposals in preparation for the March and April 2018 application deadlines.
Workshops are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required. Attendance is not required in order to apply for Commission funding; however, workshops can be helpful for first-time applicants preparing requests for:
  • General Operating Support Grants for Arts Organizations
  •  Project Grants
  •  Local Government Challenge Grants
  •  Artists In Education and AIE Express Grants
  •  Technical Assistance Grants
  •  Touring Assistance for Presenters
  •  Applications for inclusion in the Performing Arts Tour Directory and the Artist Roster
  • Artist Fellowships
 Participants are encouraged to read theOnline Guidelines for Fundingand preview the Online Application Webinar and Tutorials here: Those persons requiring the services of an interpreter for the hearing impaired should contact the Commission office at least one week in advance of the workshop.
Virginia Commission for the Arts Application Assistance Workshops will be held in the following locations:(Note: for specific directions or details for parking for the workshop you wish to attend, please contact the host sites directly in advance of the meeting day.)
Area 4B  Fredericksburg
Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Fredericksburg Public Library  
1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Area 5   Richmond 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 10am-12noon                  
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center Parlor
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-1400;
Area 4A   Arlington 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Arlington Arts Center             
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Metro: Silver & Orange Lines: Virginia Square 
(703) 248-6800;
Area 6 Newport News
Friday, December 8, 2017; 10 am to noon
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 596-817;
Area 2 Lynchburg
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Academy Center for the Arts
600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 846-8499;
Area 1  Emory
Wednesday, December 13, 2017; 10 am-12noon
McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College
30481 Garnand Drive, Emory, VA 24327
(276) 944-6333;
Area 3  Harrisonburg
Thursday, December 14, 2017; noon-2pm
The Ice House, Meeting Room 117
127 West Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-4696; Parking in the Bruce Street garage, one half block from the Ice House
The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grants to arts and other not-for-profit arts organizations, educational institutions, educators, artists, and local governments. For more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit or call (804) 225-3132

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Opportunity: Postcards from the Edge

Postcards from the Edge 2018 will be held January 19-21, 2018
Gallery 524, located at 524 West 26th Street in NYC!
The schedule of events is as follows:
January 19, 6-8 PM - Preview Party
January 20, 10 AM - 6 PM - Benefit Sale
January 21, 12-4 PM - Sunday Special Benefit Sale: Buy 2 Postcards, get 1 FREE! 
Reminder: The postmark Deadline for Artwork is
December 4, 2017

2018 will mark the 20th anniversary of Visual AIDS' benefit art sale and I hope that you will participate and join us at the event!

Artists: For complete guidelines, information on mailing artwork, and to download the submission form, visit the Visual AIDS website.

PFTE is one of our most important fundraisers of the year, and its success will allow Visual AIDS to produce important art activism projects in 2018. By participating, artists support their mission, enabling them to produce AIDS-focused contemporary art programs and provide supplies and assistance to artists living with HIV/AIDS, many of whom are unable to continue producing work without such support.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

  site-specific installation | learn more > 

We are now accepting proposals for site-specific installations for Harwood Art Center's 2018 Encompass show!

Encompass is a unique multi-generational art event that takes place annually in March. Featuring four gallery exhibitions, open studios, collaborative art making projects, live music, food trucks and activities for all ages, Encompass is both a reflection of and an offering to our community. Encompass 2018 will focus on "Dream Spaces," as we think about our hopes and dreams for the future.

We invite artists to submit proposals for large-scale, site-specific installations for the Harwood front lawn. The installation will be honored at the Encompass 2018 reception on Saturday, March 3.

All proposed works should:
- Achieve significant visual impact
- Contribute to the beauty of the Harwood front lawn
- Account for safe and secure construction
- Engage visitors at Harwood
- Relate to the Encompass 2018 theme of "Dream Spaces"


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Upcoming Free Workshops

The Business of the Arts - Professional Development Series 
Upcoming Free Workshops

Universal Exhibit Design for Artists and Galleries (October 30)

Networking for Artists: Getting Down to Business  (November 13)
NOTE: While both sessions will be live streamed, guests are strongly encouraged to attend these highly interactive workshops in person.
Universal Design 
Monday, October 30, 2017 
2:00PM - 4:00PM 
Location: 200 I (Eye) Street, SE, Multipurpose Room 
Washington, DC 20003 
Metro: Navy Yard/Ballpark (Green Line) 

Networking for Artists: Getting Down to Business 
Monday, November 13, 2017 
6:00PM - 7:30PM 
Location: 200 I (Eye) Street, SE, Multipurpose Room 
Washington, DC 20003 
Metro: Navy Yard/Ballpark (Green Line) 

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Kali Wasenko at or (202) 724-1445 at least 5 business days prior to the event. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Call for Exhibition Proposals

Deadline October 31, 2017

The Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery hosts six exhibits each academic year. Artists are exhibited in pairs, groups and solo.

MPC Art Gallery is reviewing exhibition proposals for exhibits in the 2018 - 2019 academic year.

Open to U.S. residency.

All media. Limit 10 images. $25. entry fee. Deadline October 31, 2017

Email for prospectus. Information (831) 646-3060.

Details: 831-646-3060 OR OR