Monday, October 08, 2018

Another hard working artist

As you know... I like giving examples of hard-working artists who do not wait for knocks at their studio doors, but go out and push their work...

Shanthi Chandrasekar is another great example - looks what she's doing:

7th September - 8th December 2018
Group Show
Asian Arts Gallery, Center for the Arts
Towson University

Betty Mae Kramer Gallery
12th October- December, 2018
With Susan J. Goldman
Reception: Friday, 12th October , 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Silver Spring Civic Building 
One Veterans Place 
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Washington Sculptors Group
23rd October, 2018 - 12 April, 2019
Group Show
Reception: 23rd October 2018, 5:30 -7:30 PM; Artist talk- 6.15 PM
American Center for Physics | One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740 | (301) 209-3000

9th November 2018- 4th January 2019
The Clinical Center Gallery
The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda

Ehibiting my new abstract paintings in the Hallway Gallery in November
Open Studio: 9th November, 6-8PM
Studio B, Lower level
7475 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Children's National Hospital
5th November, 2018 –  25th January, 2019
Art Exhibition displaying my students' artwork
111 Michigan Avenue, NW DC

Anuradha Nehru's Kalanidhi Dance performed Bhoomi on Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center on the 28th and the 29th September. She was honored to have the images of some of her Chakra and Kolam paintings incorporated into the video projection for the background. The drawing Transformations took a new life in one of the last scene.

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Frank Frazetta

This amazing artist was the main reason that I decided to go to art school...

Saturday, October 06, 2018

La Fridita

This is a work from 1981 which just showed up for auction at an auction house in Virgina... bid for it here.

Friday, October 05, 2018

Boats and The Snipe

Look what I found while looking for something else! "Boats and The Snipe rushing to the last liberty boat, fleet landing, Naples, Italy", circa 1974 watercolor on paper, about 6x8 inches.

"Boats and The Snipe rushing to the last liberty boat, fleet landing, Naples, Italy"
circa 1974 watercolor on paper, about 6x8 inches.

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Woman Plotting her Revenge

Morton Fine Art is moving to NoMA district of DC!

Here it is:
After nearly 9 years on Florida Ave, Morton Fine Art will be relocating the gallery to 52 O Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001 in November 2018. The building at 52 O Street NW was built in 1914 in what was then a remote, industrial part of town. It was designed by architect Clement Didden who previously assisted Richard Morris Hunt in the design of landmarks including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Before becoming an arts-dedicated space in 1978, 52 O Street NW housed a meat-packing company, a plumbing company, a Hecht's furniture factory and Decca Records. NoMA is a vibrant, growing neighborhood nestled next to Capitol Hill, Shaw, Mt. Vernon Triangle and H Street NE corridor in Washington, DC. It also has ample street parking, easy metro access, and close proximity to Union Station.
We look forward to continuing our active solo and group exhibition programming in our new location and also to participating in projects locally and nationally to promote Morton Fine Art's artists in new markets. Upcoming out-of-gallery, outreach projects include Prizm Art Fair in Miami from Dec 3-9, 2018 where we will showcase the artwork of select MFA artists to a national and international collector audience; an MFA curated group exhibition of gallery artists honoring Black History and Women's History months at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA mid-Feb through the end of March 2019; and two month long “pop-up” exhibitions at Gallery B in Bethesda, MD in March and April 2019.
New Location:
Morton Fine Art
52 O Street NW #302
Washington, DC 20001

New Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday: 12pm-5pm 
Sunday - Tuesday: By appointment

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Free After-Hours Fall Celebration at Torpedo Factory Art Center this Friday

Folklore and Fall Celebrations at Torpedo Factory Art Center
Live Mural Painting, Artist Receptions, Hands-On Art Making and More

The Late Shift: Folklore
Friday, October 12
7 – 10 pm

October 4, 2018 – Alexandria, Va. – The Torpedo Factory Art Center stays open late on Friday, October 12, for the next Late Shift event. Folklore is an early-fall celebration of stories, traditions, and fall. Festivities run 7 – 10 pm.

Artist Receptions

·         In Target Gallery, there will be a special reception for Juxtaposed. The exhibition focuses on the contradictory and conflicting. Artist talks begin at 8 pm.

·         There is also an artists’ reception in the New Project Studio for Connecting the Dots 2

·         Fall post-grad resident Kelly Johnston welcomes visitors as she moves into Studio 319.

Paint Jam on the Waterfront

·         Curated by New Project Studio artists Shani Shih and Michelle Chen, regional artists come together to create original murals that will be donated to a number of Alexandria-based nonprofits and social-service organizations.
o    MasPaz
o    Monolith
o    Jah-One
o    Jamilla Okubo
o    Gean Martinez
o    FAME
o    Michelle Chen
o    Shani Shih

Interactive Projects

·         The Omi Collective transforms the North Hall of the Art Center into a lounge featuring two participatory art projects. Nicole Wandera leads kids from the Dunbar Alexandria-Olympic Boys & Girls Club on a work that will be donated to the club at the end of the night.

·         Healing the Body leads a project with visitor that is dedicated to promoting painting as a mental wellness tool.
·         Pop-up performances with Through the 4th Wall give visitors a peek at their new musical, 19, a story about women gaining the right to vote.  

Find new art throughout the building. Torpedo Row features artists from across the DMV. Resident artists on all three floors keep their doors open into the evening.

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Ms. Marvel

Sunday, September 30, 2018

A photographer is suing Netflix

A storm could be brewing for Netflix, as a Montana photographer Sean R. Heavey has filed suit against the streaming giant, alleging that it stole his image of a cloud formation without payment or permission.  
Read all about it here. 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Jeff Koons was accused of plagiarizing

The creative director behind a 1985 advertising campaign for French fashion brand Naf Naf is suing Jeff Koons for allegedly plagiarizing one of the ads to make his sculpture Fait D’Hiver (1988
Read about it here

Friday, September 28, 2018


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Inigo and the man in black meet

“You seem a decent fellow," Inigo said. "I hate to kill you."
"You seem a decent fellow," answered the man in black. "I hate to die.” 

― William Goldman, The Princess Bride

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Andy Thomas at the White House?

I hear from my gofer bud at the White House that President Donald Trump liked a painting of him (by artist Andy Thomas) and which shows the President having drinks with several Republican Presidents - such as Ike, Ronaldus Magnus, Abraham Lincoln, Richard Nixon, Bush I and II, and Teddy Roosevelt - so much that he has a print of it in the White House.

Wonder where the original is?


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Grants for Sculptors

Deadline: October 1, 2018

The National Sculpture Society has calls for three grants for figurative/realist sculptors - $5,000 each. No Entry Fee. 

Details: 212-764-5645 OR click here.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Opportunity for artists

Deadline: December 31, 2018. 

Arts and Education at the Hoyt is currently seeking artists to fill its 2020 - 2021 Exhibition Schedule. Solo, duo, collectives and curatorial proposals are welcome. 

Artists living in the Mid-Atlantic region (PA, OH, NY, NJ, MD, VA, W.VA, DE and Washington DC) are invited to apply. 

Please submit a proposal that includes; exhibition description, 10-20 jpeg images, image list with titles, media and dimensions, resume or curriculum vitae, and a $25.00 review fee. 

For more information or to apply online visit this link.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Call for Artists

Deadline: 10/26/18 
Public Art Reston, in partnership with Reston Association and Atlantic Realty Companies, seeks an artist or artist-led team to develop a site-specific artwork in a permanent medium to enhance the exterior and interior walls of the Colts Neck Road underpass in Reston, VA. The project will promote active use of the underpass that links residential areas, Hunters Woods Village Center, two schools, two senior facilities, and two community centers. At the Colts Neck Road underpass, public art will have the opportunity to enhance the community’s relationship to their infrastructure and encourage active transportation options such as walking and cycling. The artist or artist team will actively engage with community stakeholders to develop the concept of the artwork and will give workshops to students.  This project is an opportunity for infrastructure beautification, education, engagement, and inspiration. 

Museum Day: Celebrate women at AU today!

Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity, and inclusion. Stop by the AU Museum from 11-4PM to view their Fall exhibitions, and join them for a special Saturday docent-led tour at 1PM.

The theme of this year's Museum Day is "Women Making History," honoring women in society who are trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation, and culture. Today, they are spotlighting Emilie Brzezinski and Dalya Luttwak's exhibition "Finding a Path", a collaboration in wood and steel in the museum and sculpture garden.

Here in the DMV we are lucky in that most museums (including AU) are free; however, for those few ones that require an entry fee (such as the amazing Spy Museum), they're free today!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Bruce McKaig at Gormley Gallery

Bruce McKaig: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Workers, on view October 22 through November 30.

Artist's Reception
Saturday, October 27, from 4:00 to 6:00
Gormley Gallery

Parlor Games in the Library
Saturday, November 10, from 4:00 to 6:00
Fourier Hall 103

Bruce McKaig's practice explores the power of images to reshape realities, sometimes juxtaposing antiquated techniques or objects with contemporary themes and issues. This exhibition, organized around three series -- the cowboy, the wrestler, and the dictator -- combines McKaig's own artworks with curated images and materials that explore some of the historical and current cultural and socio-economic relationships between photography and those themes.

Gormley Gallery-Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 N. Charles St., Fourier Hall, 2nd floor, Baltimore, MD 21210