Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Three shows at Artists & Makers Studios

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville are featuring three exhibits at two locations. These three exhibits will open First Friday festivities between 6-9pm on August 3rd, and will showcase resident artists’ open studios for browsing as well.
Olney Art Association Invitational“Depths of Strength” with Cherie Redlinger & Klaudia Levin“This Place” with Jabari C. Jefferson
Opening Reception6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, August 3rd, 2018 Artists & Makers Studios 111810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210 Rockville, MD 20852 
Artists & Makers Studios 212276/12280 Wilkins Avenue Rockville, MD 20852 
Artists & Makers Studios 1 on Parklawn hosts a three gallery invitational exhibit with the Olney Art Association, along with Theremin music by Arthur Harrison as well as resident artists’ open studios. Additionally A&M2 on Wilkins is proud to present the work of Cherie Redlinger & Klaudia Levin, as well as a solo exhibit of the work of Jabari C. Jefferson. Also enjoy a new exhibit by the 21 member artists in Gallery 209, an exhibit with the Montgomery County Camera Club “Architectural Design”, and resident artists’ open studios - all just 9/10’s of a mile from the flagship location on Parklawn with free parking at both locations and the best parties in town. 
These exhibits at both locations open Friday, August 3rd, and continue through Wednesday, August 29th, 2018. Viewing hours coincide with office hours and are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, TuesdaySaturday, and Sundays/Mondays by chance or appointment. 
Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility is now home to 66 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville is a 23,000 sq. ft. facility with 95 resident artists and more to come. A&M 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. 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Accepting Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: August 17, 2018. 

1708 Gallery welcomes all artists to submit exhibition proposals. Our Exhibitions Committee reviews proposals annually. This committee includes professional artists from our Board, Curator, and Executive Director. Exhibition proposals are currently being considered for the year 2020. If you are currently a student, you must have graduated by the exhibition year. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in 1708’s gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered. 

Exhibition periods are approximately six weeks. 

1708 provides a $1000 honorarium, plus shipping, travel, installation and other exhibition support. 

Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Erin Willett with any questions at info@1708gallery.org or 804.643.1708. For more information and to submit a proposal, visit www.1708gallery.org

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Call for Artists

Deadline: September 7, 2018. 

Seasonal Art Installations (Fall 2018). 

Application Exhibition Dates: Friday, October 5th – Monday, November 26th, 2018. 

Application Fee: $25 application fee. $10 for artists with a current lease or sublease at the Torpedo Factory. 

Juror: Elsabé Dixon. 

Request for Proposals (RFP): The Torpedo Factory Art Center (TFAC), presently managed by the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts, invites artists and artist teams (Artists) residing in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, to submit proposals for the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s temporary art installations to activate the building’s main spaces during the fall. 

Artwork is encouraged but not limited to involve themes related to fall/autumn, folklore (such as Dia de los Muertos or All Hallow’s Eve), or Alexandria’s naval history. 

These themes will correspond to different programming that will be happening in the Art Center for the duration of the exhibition. 

Apply here.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Opportunity for female Baltimore artists

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is working with The CyberWire to offer a unique opportunity to female visual artists of the greater Baltimore metropolitan area to acquire and possibly commission, plus license the image of a work of art. The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of The CyberWire's 5th Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on October 18, 2018.​ 

​Cash award $1,500. 

Deadline August 13, 2018. 

Apply here. Questions? Naomi@mdartplace.org.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Defining the Art of Change in the Age of Trump

Deadline: Mon, September 10th, 2018. 

The Center for Contemporary Political Art. 
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: The Age of Trump has brought unprecedented uncertainty and crisis to Washington. This Open Call challenges America’s artists to respond with Art as powerful as the times are dangerous, to help Americans understand what’s at stake---and why it’s their duty to vote---in the November 2018 mid-term elections. Because of its scope, timing and institutional backing, The Center is hopeful its first, Defining exhibition will lead to a redefinition of the role artists play in our society; identify the country’s leading practitioners of political art; and demonstrate why political art should be recognized as a valued genre of American art in the 21st Century. 

CONTACT THE CENTER: Should artists have additional questions, they are invited to contact, Charles Krause by email (charles@politicsartus.org) or by phone (202-638-3612) during business hours, noon to 8 p.m. EST, Mon-Sat. For more information about the center, please visit our website at: http://www.politicsartus.orghttp://www.politicsartus.org/defining?utm_source=dailycampello

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Bad art

Frank prefers to think of these paintings as “badart,” one word, no hyphen. Badart is not the inverse of “good art”; it’s the inverse of “important art.” Some might call these pieces outsider art, and in the past, many of them could have been termed primitive or art brut. I prefer to think of them as ugly. Charming—like the dancing dog wearing a tutu or the nineties eyebrows on one particularly serene Virgin Mary—but ugly nonetheless.
Read the entire and interesting article here. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Call for small artwork

September 22 – October 20, 2018 
Middle Tennessee State University Department of Art and Design Todd Art Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 1:00 p.m. Opening Reception, Sat., September 22, 2018 Todd Hall, Todd Art Gallery, Room 224A Related workshops follow 12 CUBED is juried and composed of works that have not exceeded 12” in any dimension. $1,000 Best of Show Award.

Application Fee. 

Details: 615-898-5532 OR http://tinyurl.com/12x12atMTSU OR gallery@mtsu.edu

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Instagram seems to be tailor-made for artists

From its visual nature and ease of use—not to mention all those art collector users—this app could easily become your new favorite way to share your art and creative spirit.
And, posting a picture here and there is a good start. But if you really want to reap the benefits, you need to step up your Instagram game and learn how to market your art in the best way possible.
The good news? There are SO MANY apps these days to help get your art business Instagram-ready, from the pictures to the execution.
Check out four of our favorite apps you should be using to market your art on Instagram.
Check out the whole article here.

F I G U R E S: Kiley Ames, Janice Nowinski, Kyle Staver, Jo Weiss

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center 
Gallery Talk, Saturday July 28, 3 - 4 PM​
On view through August 12
free and open to all

Jo Weiss, Nestled, 2017
Jo Weiss, Nestled, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.
Four women artists convincingly place human figures in space, each reaching that high-water mark of Western Art in their own way. Kiley Ames has a seemingly rational, systematic technique akin to pointillism that on closer inspection emits an emotional charge. Jo Weiss’s expressionist, emotional process ultimately reveals an analytical, orderly understanding of figures in space. Janice Nowinski’s paintings are brushy, mysterious, and unexpected portrayals of men in ambiguous situations. Kyle Staver’s technique is smooth and sophisticated, serving up darkly humorous tales of violence and sensuality. These artists create narratives that open our world to reflection and engagement in a way that abstraction cannot manage.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Job in the Arts

Apply by Monday, July 30, 2018

The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, contractual, Office Secretary III within its Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts’- Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). The primary function is to provide administrative services and support to the staff, as well as, serve as a central customer service representative for MSAC.  The incumbent aids in the development of monthly fiscal reports; proofs complex reports; reconciles database information with the State's accounting system (FMIS); completes research within FMIS; composes documentation to accompany contracts; and drafts routine correspondence; prepares information packets; maintains various online databases; assists with scheduling and logistics for panels and meetings; prepares meeting support materials; and attends and assists with special event set-up and break-down. The individual receives guests, communicates with internal and external customers regarding a variety of tasks and actions; frequently interacts with high level executives within industry, academia and government; answers the main phone line providing information to callers; responds to walk-in inquiries from the public; and receives and distributes mail and packages. In addition, this position will ensure tidiness of common areas, maintain stock and inventory, organize office supplies, and serve as the liaison for MSAC building management. Some Statewide travel and evening hours may be required.

The selected employee will be well organized, able to work independently, have an aptitude for detailed work; possess proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint), Google Mail and/or other relevant programs; possess strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; have the ability to effectively present information, explain policy, respond to internal and external inquiries; and complete concurrent and high priority tasks.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Education: Possession of a high school diploma from an accredited high school or high school equivalency certificate; AND

Experience: Three (3) years of experience performing secretarial or clerical work involving use of a computer.

Notes: 1. Additional secretarial or clerical experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education. 2. Thirty credit hours with a major in secretarial science or office technology from an accredited college may be substituted at the rate of thirty credits for one year of experience for up to two years of the required experience. 3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Administration classifications or Administrative, Clerical, or Office Services specialty codes in the Administrative Support field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in the public or non-profit arts sector. Use of MS Office Suite to design, create, and/or manage documents, databases, spreadsheets, and reports. Experience providing guidance & responding to inquiries from external/internal customers.  Experience organizing and managing multiple projects.

***This recruitment contains Supplemental Questions. It is important to complete the Supplemental Questions as part of the application process. **

Location of Position: 175 W. Ostend St, Ste E, Baltimore, MD 21230


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

Examination Process:

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

Please note that your answers on the Supplemental Questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your resume to receive credit.

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resume AND completed supplemental questionnaire to Anna Halikias at Anna.Halikias@maryland.gov by the closing date listed below to receive consideration. 

Please describe in detail any job duties relating to the qualifications stated. 

Those unable to submit via email, please mail your resume and supplemental questions to:


Attn: Office Secretary III- MSAC

World Trade Center – 401 E. Pratt Street, 10th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Application can be found here.

NO LATER THAN: Monday, July 30, 2018

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Commerce at 410.767.6300. You may also visit our website at: http://commerce.maryland.gov/commerce

We thank our Veterans for their service to our Country and encourage them to apply.

An E- Verify and Equal Opportunity Employer                   TTY Phone: 1-800-735-2258


***Please note that your answers on the Supplemental Questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your resume to receive credit. ***

Please describe your three years of experience performing secretarial or clerical duties involving typing/data entry.  

Include details pertaining to software applications/computer use, job title, employer name, dates of employment, and hours worked per week (this information must be reflected on your Resume, to receive full credit). If you do not have this experience, please indicate N/A.

Do you possess experience working in the public or non-profit arts sector?

If yes, please provide employer name, job title, duties, dates of employment, and hours worked per week. If no, please indicate N/A.

Please explain in detail, your experience using Microsoft Office Suite - Excel, Word, Access, Powerpoint to design, create, and/or manage documents, databases, spreadsheets, and reports.

Please include the name of your employer, job title, job duties, dates of employment, and hours worked per week. If you do not have this type of experience, please write N/A.

Do you have experience providing guidance & responding to inquiries from
external/internal customers?  

If yes, please provide employer name, job title, duties, dates of employment, and hours worked per week. If no, please indicate N/A.

Please describe you experience organizing and managing multiple projects.

Please include the name of your employer, job title, job duties, dates of employment, and hours worked per week. If you do not have this type of experience, please write N/A.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Six Willem de Koonings found

Art dealer claims contents of storage locker he bought for $15,000 includes six Willem de Koonings.
A New York art dealer claims that the contents of a New Jersey storage locker he bought for $15,000 includes six works by the famed painter Willem de Kooning. Last year, David Killen, who runs a showroom and auction business in Manhattan, bought the contents of a storage unit in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, that contained some 200 works from the studio of the late art conservator Orrin Riley, who founded the Guggenheim Museum’s conservation department before launching his own private restoration business in Manhattan.
Read the article here. 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Art Scam Alert!

Beware of this mutant trying to rip off artists!
From: Clement Dave clementdave111@gmail.com
Date: July 21, 2018 at 7:50:31 AM EDT
Subject: clement
My name is clement Dave from Los Angeles. I have been on the lookout for some artworks lately in regards to I and my wife's anniversary which is just around the corner. I stormed on some of your works which i found quite impressive and intriguing. I must admit your doing quite an impressive job. You are undoubtedly good at what you do. 
With that being said, I would like to purchase one of your works as a surprise gift to my wife in honor of our upcoming wedding anniversary. It would be of help if you could send some pictures of your piece of works, with their respective prices and sizes, which are ready for immediate (or close to immediate) sales. My budget for this is within the price range of $500 to $4000.
I look forward to reading from you in a view to knowing more about your pieces of inventory. As a matter of importance, I would also like to know if you accept check as a means of payment.

Friday, July 20, 2018


Flying cartoon by Campello
Heading to my daughter Elise's wedding reception!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Rockne Krebs and Sam Gilliam Opens July 19

The exhibition includes never before displayed items provided by architect Steven Spurlock, who worked with my good friend Sam Gilliam for more than 20 years.
For many artists, making the transition from gallery to public art is about growing awareness of their work, and larger paychecks. For D.C. arts legends Rockne Krebs and Sam Gilliam, public artworks were not only an important component of how they made a living, but a compelling motivator in their artistic development. 
Rockne Krebs (1938-2011) was a sculpture wunderkind, whose early success was compounded by timely experiments with technology. Krebs career started with plexiglass and aluminum sculptures that exploded the viewer’s sense of their own location, and in 1968 Paul Richard wrote in the Washington Post that Krebs early work, “exhibits an intensity and restraint that is rare indeed.” In 1973 Krebs began to create “Sculpture without object” – primarily works made with lasers. His first experiments (in DC) turned into city wide installations across the country, and globe. This exhibition features public artworks built and unbuilt; proposals never funded, and proposals and documentation of works that came into being. 
Sam Gilliam (1933 – ) is a DC artistic legend who became famous for his color-washed canvases removed from the stretcher. In 1971, Paul Richard in the Washington Post wrote that Gilliam’s swooping canvases, hung from walls and ceilings, “have the look of revolution, old conventions overturned, the past abandoned.” Gilliam’s early success opened the door to public art commissions, and a DC gallery owner connected Gilliam with architect Steven Spurlock to help the artist with his first proposal preparation. Over the next twenty years, as he independently rose to leadership as an architect, Spurlock continued to assist Gilliam, and the exhibition includes the architect’s never-before-displayed drawings, plans, and photographs. 
Curator Mollie Berger wrote, “The objective is to represent the planning and design of public art projects, both built and unbuilt, by two artists who used vastly different materials, but seem to be concerned with similar elements of space, color and presence… Gilliam’s brightly colored, interlocking shapes offer a counterpoint to the gray steel and stone that surround them. Krebs’s penetrating light displays surpass the physical space itself and reach for the sun and stars that inspired the artist.” 
The exhibit will feed archival materials into the recently created Jefferson Place Gallery Archive, www.JeffersonPlaceGallery.com, documenting DC’s first artist cooperative gallery, and the work of thirty DC artists who worked through the gallery (including Krebs and Gilliam.) 
The exhibition will be on display in the Washington Studio School’s Gallery, at 2129 S Street, NW Washington, DC 20008, from July 19 to August 3rd, 2018. 
An opening celebration and gallery talk are to be scheduled. 
A catalog, including essay by John Anderson (Washington City Paper, reSculpture), is being produced for the exhibition.
The project is funded through a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts to project director Robert Bettmann, and produced through partnerships with the non-profits Day Eight and The Washington Studio School.

The mission of Day Eight is to empower individuals and communities to participate in the arts through the production, publication, and promotion of creative projects. For more information, visit dayeight.org.

Artist Talk and Ice Cream Party

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Hirshhorn Elects Two New Trustees

The addition of Disaphol Chansiri of Bangkok and Steven M. Sumberg of Washington, D.C., brings the total membership of the board to 33. Under Hirshhorn Director Melissa Chiu, the board has seen its fastest growth in the museum's history, with 27 new additions in the past four years alone.

"Disaphol and Steve bring unique and rich perspectives, which will help us to grow our international engagement," said Board Chair Daniel H. Sallick. "Their collective contributions both nationally and internationally are inspiring, and we look forward to working together to advance the Hirshhorn's mission."

"The Hirshhorn is delighted to welcome Disaphol and Steve to the museum," said Hirshhorn Director Melissa Chiu. "Both trustees, with their incredibly diverse backgrounds, bring a knowledge of development, community engagement and sustainability, which will be an integral asset as we continue to grow and expand in the coming years."

Disaphol Chansiri is based in Bangkok and is the Chief Executive Officer of DCA Group, encompassing real estate firms in Thailand. Disaphol also serves as a Chairperson in Master of Taxation Law on the Faculty of Law at Assumption University, President of the Chansiri Group of Companies, and Legal Advisor to the Chairman of the Thai Union Group Public Company Limited.

Disaphol is also a board member of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra and President of the Sheffield Wednesday Football Club in the United Kingdom. Disaphol holds a Ph.D. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He published a book titled The Chinese Émigrés of Thailand in the Twentieth Century. Disaphol has collected art for over twenty years and has private collection spaces in both Bangkok and Chiangmai, which he makes available for public viewing.

Steven M. Sumberg received his MBA and JD at Washington University (St. Louis), a Master's in English Literature at Georgetown University and a Bachelor's in Political Science at Brown University. Sumberg is currently the Chairman and co-owner of Rapid Funding LLC and has previously worked as the President and sole owner of the Mann Corporation (1987-1991). Sumberg has dedicated his career as a real estate developer specializing in renovating and developing commercial properties, throughout the metropolitan Washington D.C. area. An active member of the community, Sumberg has owned and managed numerous apartment buildings, shopping centers, warehouses, and development sites for over thirty years. An avid art collector, Sumberg has supported major institutions such as LACMA, the Corcoran Gallery, and most notably our own programs at the Hirshhorn. He is currently a member of the District of Columbia and Illinois Bar Associations, and the Hirshhorn Collectors' Council. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Looking for a studio?

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently seeking applications for up to six artists to rent studio space at the new Triangle Art Studios, located at 7711 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD in the Cheval Bethesda Condominiums. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and be residents of Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia to qualify for studio space.  Studios will be available for occupancy beginning in late summer 2018 and the deadline to apply is Friday, July 27, 2018.

Triangle Art Studios has three available art studios that may be shared by two artists or rented by an individual artist. Rent is inclusive of all utilities including power, Wi-Fi, security system with alarm, etc.  Each individual studio has its own HVAC unit, restroom, utility sink and front door which opens directly onto the paseo. 

The studio sizes and prices are as follows:
·     Studio B, 485 square feet, $890/month
·     Studio C, 535 square feet, $985/month
·     Studio D, 465 square feet, $855/month

There is no application fee, so please share this opportunity and encourage all to apply here before July 27, 2018 if interested. 

Monday, July 16, 2018

2019 Maryland Individual Artist Awards

Application Deadline July 25th at 4:30 pm!

The deadline to apply for a 2019 Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) Individual Artist Award (IAA) is fast approaching. IAAs recognize outstanding artistic achievement, honor the contributions artists make to our state, and are accompanied by unrestricted grants of $1,000, $3,000 or $6,000 to help artists advance their craft. 

Maryland artists may apply for 2019 awards in the following categories: 

  • Creative Non-Fiction/Fiction
  • Media
  • Digital/Electronic Arts
  • Theater Solo Performance
  • Painting
  • Works on Paper

Ready to apply?

Visit MAAF's website (opens in a new window) to access the Program Guidelines and the link to the online application.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Art Scam Alert

Beware of this thief trying to rip off artists:
From: Donald Hugh donald.hugh247@gmail.com
 I am interested in your art work, would you please get back to me
some photos, sizes and price, or link of the art work you have
available for sale. 
Thank you

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Artists' royalties when their work is resold.

A U.S. Court of Appeals judge has struck down the final effort to have artists receive royalties when their work is resold.
The case eventually landed at the Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Appeals Court, where it was once again struck down on Friday, effectively ending the fight for artists’ resale royalties. 
Read it and weep here.