Thursday, March 15, 2018

Old art school drawings

Just for fun.., a few drawings, collages, paintings, etchings, linocuts, stone lithos, etc., executed as assignments during my schooling at the University of Washington School of Art in Seattle (1977-1981).

Most of these were sold by me at the Pike Place Market, also in Seattle, where I used to sell all my school assignments as soon as they were graded... usual going price was between $5 and $25 bucks, plus a traded a lot of work to the fishermen who worked the market... usually not for fish, but for geoducks or clams or mussels.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Pi Day and Stephen Hawking

I'm sure that someone else (probably thousands of people by now) has noted this, but I've just realized that Stephen Hawking died on Pi Day

WTF? The number one rule of Cryptology is: There are no coincidences! I'm sure that by now SH has gone through a black hole and popped up somewhere else in the Universe where I wish him nothing but fair winds and following seas!

He was also born on the 300th anniversary of Galileo's death.

Einstein was born on Pi day.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

David FeBland: Stories Red and Blue

Road Trip, Oil on canvas, 54 x 34 
David FeBland’s work considers issues of privacy, conflict and isolation in contemporary urban life, employing a colorist’s eye and a strong sense of formal compositional structure. He describes the interaction between man and our physical universe through a series of invented truths, a sleight of the facts as it were, inspired by observations. His paintings, drawing upon experiences over a wide range of geographical locations, are driven by a conviction that certain behavioral responses to ones environment are universal.

Critic Brett McCabe described his paintings as such: “These images are disarmingly involving. His ability to instill strongly emotive elements into his work also hints at the more graphic work of Ben Shahn and Diego Rivera. It suggests an evolution of socially conscious realism that both Ashcan artists and Shahn flirted with, a very modern response to the Soviet socialist movement that embraces its more expressive elements…. {this is} a quality that gives the movies of Spike Lee their poignancy, and it’s a spirit that FeBland’s works achieve better than his contemporaries.”

In FeBland’s words, “I’m not particularly interested in making references to popular culture in my work because so much of what we commonly associate with that culture is itself distilled through some medium, originally television but now so many other forms of social media, rather than from direct observation. By creating paintings that derive from my own experience, I become the medium rather than a response to it.”.

This is David FeBland's first show at Susan Calloway Fine Arts

Susan Calloway Fine Arts
1643 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington DC, 20007

On view: March 23 - April 21, 2018
Reception: March 23: 6 – 8pm

Artist Talk: March 24: 3 – 4pm

Monday, March 12, 2018

Lida Moser at Dickinson College

Read this cool article about the talented Lida Moser (may she rest in peace) and the very cool show at Dickinson College... Read it here.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Wanna teach?

The Brentwood Arts Exchange is expanding its class offerings with the addition of a computer lab as well as a new event space that can be used for classes. Our goals are to meet community interest in hands-on arts activities, to provide in-depth learning opportunities for teens using technology in the arts, and to provide affordable access to technology for artists.

If you are interested in teaching classes at the Brentwood Arts Exchange, please send your resume and a proposal describing classes that you would like to teach. Proposals should include class titles, the age ranges for the students, the ideal number of class sessions and class durations, and descriptions of the classes that are not more than two paragraphs. Of special interest are proposals for classes for teens and adults in the computer lab, which will have 8 workstations, a large format printer, and 3D printer. Please understand that regulations require that most instructors become employees of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Email proposals to Phil Davis, Countywide Arts Coordinator

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Opportunity for muralists

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM EDT

Request for Qualifications
FY18 MuralsDC Graffiti and Aerosol Mural Artists
For individual artists and artist teams

FY18 MuralsDC Artist Request for Qualifications (RFQ)The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH), in partnership with the DC Department of Public Works (DPW), seeks graffiti and aerosol mural artists and artist teams to design, create and install aerosol murals as part of the MuralsDC program. The MuralsDC program was established to replace illegal graffiti with artistic works, revitalize sites within communities in the District of Columbia, and to teach young people the art of aerosol painting.  

Interested artists and artist teams (of no more than two artists) are invited to submit to this RFQ for consideration to be included on the FY18 MuralsDC artist roster. 

Complete submission guidelines are available in the above-linked RFQ. For additional information or assistance, please contact Keona Pearson, public art coordinator, at: or 202-724-5613. 

Friday, March 09, 2018

Radhairc agus Glórtha na hÉireann Faoi Láthair

Sights and Sounds of Ireland Today

Exhibition March 16-31, 2018

Opening Reception: 7pm Friday, March 16

Solas Nua, in collaboration with Dupont Underground is proud and excited to present Sights and Sounds of Ireland Today or in Ireland’s native Gaelic language Radhairc agus Glórtha na hÉireann Faoi Láthair. It is an exhibition that explores the field of contemporary video art production in Ireland today. It is the first significant survey of Irish visual art to be presented in the Washington DC area. 

The vision for this exhibition was to discover what Irish visual artists considered video art to be today and what they wanted to communicate through their work. One of the big questions when curating this exhibition was to determine what video art is and how it differs from film. Traditionally, video art in visual art was defined as differing from film in its disregard for the mechanisms of traditional movie-making (i.e. it has a storyline with actors and dialogue) – while the video artist is concerned with exploring the medium itself, or to use it to challenge the viewer's ideas of space, time and form. Today however, that definition is no longer applicable as visual artists will adopt a range of styles and tools and frequently crossover to traditional filmmaking. Decisions on what works to include here were based on artistry, skill and subject matter. What do these works convey to us about Ireland, its artists and its people? You to viewer are invited to decide.

Opening night will feature curator, Jackie Hoysted in conversation with Andy Johnson of the Corcoran College of Art and artist, Jonah King. 

Featured Artists: David Bickley, Myrid Carten, Conall Cary, Brian Crotty, Lisa Freeman, Ruth le Gear, Michael Hanna, Anita Groener, Jonah King, Pawel Kleszczewski & Kasia Zimnoch, Hugh McCabe & Suzanne Walsh, Noel Molloy, Jenny Newman, Leonard Sheil, Fifi Smith, Mieke Vanmechelen, Mary-Ruth Walsh, Adrian Wojtas and Sean Wrenn.

Location: Dupont Underground, 19 Dupont Circle NW, Washington, DC 20036

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Stolen Norman Rockwell!

Norman Rockwell, A study for Willie Gillis in College, 1946, oil on board, 29 x 27 cm.
Norman Rockwell, A study for Willie Gillis in College, 1946, oil on board, 29 x 27 cm.
Art Recovery International is searching for Norman Rockwell's A study for Willie Gillis in College, 1946. If you have seen, been offered, or have any information as to its whereabouts, please contact:

Christopher A. Marinello
Italy mobile: +39 329 693 2606
UK mobile:  + 44 (0) 7702 206 913

All communication will be kept strictly confidential.

Details: This is the original study done by Norman Rockwell for the final painting which appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post on 5 October, 1946. The final version is slightly different (painted on canvas) and was owned by the Washington Mutual Bank of Seattle. This version, painted on board, was reported stolen between 1-2 April 2003 in Atherton, California during a chaotic family move.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Judith Peck at Penn College!

Hope and History
The Gallery at Penn College
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701-5799

Reception: March 15th 2018 4:30-6:30
March 13 - April 18, 2018
For further information please email Judith at or visit  or