Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Your artwork in a billboard

The juried exhibit consists of 45 billboard-size images, each work of art is created by local, national & international artists reflecting their interpretation of our theme “enriching lives through diversity & inclusion."

Awards are given for “Best-in-Show Adult,” “Best-in-Show Student,” and “People's Choice.” 

The exhibit will be displayed from 1-19-19 through 3-14-19, in Sarasota's Bayfront Park. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: 941-404-5710 OR http://embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art?utm_source=dailycampello OR brenna@embracingourdifferences.org

Monday, August 20, 2018

Gabe Brown and Akemi Maegawa at Adah Rose


"Along the Enchanted Way"

Gabe Brown and Akemi Maegawa

Sept 12-Oct 28
Vernissage Saturday Sept 15 6:00-8:00 pm.
Live Music by Terraplane

Adah Rose Gallery
3766 Howard Ave
Kensington MD 20895
Thursday-Sunday 12:00-5:30 and always by appointment
Gabe Brown:
The abstract landscapes of Gabe Brown are exploding with color and teeming with the lush diversity of nature. They are captivating in their richness of tone and interplay of shades. Gabe employs motifs of delicate lines, leaves, rainbows, rock formations, botanics, erupting forms, and bursts of color. One sees the complexity and wonder of life in her works. There is whimsy, sophistication, elegance, and a sense of the artist’s imagination in her works on canvas and paper. For Gabe, “Art is like magic, an illusion created by the force of humanity.” 
Gabe Brown was raised in New York City. She received her BFA degree from The Cooper Union and was awarded a Full Fellowship to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She went on to receive her MFA in Painting from the University of California, Davis. Gabe is a 2018 recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting Award. Gabe has exhibited in many shows including Kenise Barnes Contemporary Art, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Matteawan Gallery, The Saratoga Arts Center, Garrison Arts Center, ArtsWestchester, Schweinfurth Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, The Horticultural Society of New York, Sears-Peyton Gallery, and Carrie Haddad Gallery. Gabe exhibited in our Carte Blanche show in 2017.  
Akemi Maegawa:
Akemi Maegawa is a conceptual artist working in ceramics and a variety of medium. Her ceramic sculptures in the show include Darumas, Vessels, and Housing Market Miniatures. Akemi’s works are delicately and intimately conceived, reflective of musings on the world around her; Akemi uses her sculpture to “question the human condition, politics, history, and everyday life.” Her works broach serious topics, yet maintain an exquisite delicacy, indicative of her conscientious artistic process. Akemi’s works radiate with a soft tenderness, lovingly imbued with their creator’s personality, humor, and deep thought.  
Akemi was born in Tsu, Japan. She came to the United States to study at the Corcoran College of Art and Design and graduated with a BFA in 2005, before acquiring her MFA from the Cranbrook Academy in Michigan. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Anne and Ronald Abramson Award for Excellence in Ceramics at the Corcoran. Akemi has exhibited in numerous shows including the University of Maryland University College, Metro Micro Gallery, Irvine Contemporary Gallery, Area 405, Carrol Square Gallery, the SculptureCenter, the Betty Mae Kramer gallery, and DCAC. Akemi exhibited in our Carte Blanche show in 2017.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

A second sphinx has been discovered in Egypt

A second sphinx—whose existence has been the subject of theories developed by historians and egyptologists for decades—has been discovered in Luxor, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. 
Details here. 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Malware report

Just found this Malware embedded into several of my webpages... but I have Malware detect, which now removes the crap that some asswipe managed to insert into my code.

Password changed
Malware deleted
Culprits (all UK sites) reported


Call for Glass Artists

The Workhouse Arts Center-Glass Program (a project of the Workhouse Arts Foundation in Lorton Virginia) in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC Metro area is pleased to announce a “Call for Entries” for its 4th Annual Workhouse Glass National. We invite you to apply online through Juried Art Services at link here

Juror Carmen Lozar is an artist and educator who lives in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Lozar directs the Merwin and Wakeley Galleries at Illinois Wesleyan University and is a member of the art faculty. She has taught at institutions around the world including Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Craft, Pittsburgh Glass School, Appalachian Center for Crafts, The Chrysler Museum, and the Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey. She has had residencies at the Corning Museum of Glass and Penland School of Craft. Her work is included in many collections including the Bergstrom Mahler Museum, WI and the Museum of Art and Design, NY.

She's also one of my fave artists on this planet!

Application Dates: Mar 16, 2018 - Sep 19, 2018
Application Fee: $30.00
Apply here

Friday, August 17, 2018

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s 2019 Artist Residency

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) is currently seeking applicants for its 2019 Gallery Artist Residency, a six-week paid residency January 7 through February 8, 2019 in CHAW’s Gallery at 545 7th Street, SE, Washington, DC, 20003. The residency provides an opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. The residency also encourages interaction, dialogue and exploration both within the CHAW artist community and city-wide. Completed applications are due September 15, 2018 at www.chaw.org/artist-residency

“The right fit is someone who is interested in transforming the gallery space and who is looking for a blank slate that is theirs, offering freedom, challenge, and openness to the artistic process, as well as a collaborative community element,” says Ellen Cornett, CHAW’s Resident Gallery Manager.

Qualified applicants are professional individual artists or collaborative artist teams over the age of 18; the program is not designed for undergraduate students or commercial artists. Artists must be available to work in the CHAW gallery during the six weeks of the residency. CHAW will not provide housing for Gallery Resident artists. After reviewing all the applications, three artists or artist teams will be interviewed at CHAW by the Resident Gallery Manager and the CHAW co-directors. For more information, please call (202) 547-6839 or visit www.chaw.org/artist-residency.

Since 1972, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) has provided arts education to thousands of children and adults in the Washington region, especially from the greater Capitol Hill area. Through classes, performances, and exhibitions in visual and performing arts, CHAW brings together diverse segments of the population to connect through the transformative power of creativity.  CHAW offers a tuition assistance program and flexible payment plans. CHAW is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. CHAW is a featured charity in the 2014-2015 Catalogue for Philanthropy, mentioned as Best Venue to See on the Cheap in DCist’s 2014 Best Theater Venues in DC, the 2015 & 2016 winner for Best Arts Class in the Washington City Paper Readers’ Poll, 2014 & 2015 Hilly Award winner for Best Arts Organization/Venue, and the winner of the 2017 Irene Pollin Community Engagement Award through the NSO.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Morning Routines of Famous Artists

The Morning Routines of Famous Artists, from Andy Warhol to Louise Bourgeois...
In keeping with his character, Salvador Dalí’s daily routine featured a healthy dose of self-importance. “Every morning upon awakening,” he wrote in 1953, “I experience a supreme pleasure: that of being Salvador Dalí, and I ask myself, wonderstruck, what prodigious thing will he do today, this Salvador Dalí.”
Read the whole article by Abigail Cain here

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Opportunity for Artists

Deadline: Mon, November 26th, 2018. 

The Ormond Memorial Art Museum is accepting submissions from artists in a variety of styles and media for exhibitions in late 2018 and 2019. Individual and small group submissions are welcome.  The museum is not able to cover shipping costs of work.   

Details for submitting can be found at www.ormondartmuseum.org.  Follow the “get involved” tab on the top right to the Call for Artist link. 

Submissions are needed by mail by Nov. 26, 2018 and are nonreturnable.  

You will be notified of outcome.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Call for proposals

Deadline: August 17, 2018

1708 Gallery welcomes all artists to submit exhibition proposals. Their Exhibitions Committee reviews proposals annually. This committee includes professional artists from their 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

Monday, August 13, 2018

How I dodged a giant bullet

As many of you know, since I described it in full agony here, a while back I underwent prostrate surgery after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

In most cases, that solves the issue of that cancer.

However, in about a third of the cases, what is known as the PSA count, which once your prostate is gone should be between 0.0 and 0.1, began to arise in my case recently... a couple of years or so after the surgery.

That meant that the good doctors were very concerned that some cancer cells had been left behind, and thus they ordered a scan.

The scan revealed something very scary when compared to the same area from a 2015 scan.



What you are seeing there is my pelvic region and the white things forming a "V" on the center of the scan are my pelvic bones. The doctors noticed that since 2015 the left pelvic bone had developed that white area (compare to the right pelvic bone), which in many cases indicates that the cancer had jumped to the bones.

Since the pelvic bone is the favorite place for prostrate cancer to migrate to, there was a pretty good chance that I now had bone cancer.

The bullet had been fired.

Next came a bone biopsy, consisting of laying on your back and having a nurse comfort you while a doctor uses a drill to drill into your pelvic bone and extract bone matter... three different times.

It hurt like a motherfucker.

A tense week later the results came in, and the bone was not cancerous.

The bullet was dodged... a giant bullet.

And last Thursday I started radiation treatment for the prostrate bed area, which I will be undergoing for seven and a half weeks... everyday Monday through Friday.

My instructions were to show up with a full bladder, apparently because it helps to "push" the bladder away from the prostate area while you're laying down on the radiation room table, and thus tends to minimize damage to the bladder while they're nuking your ass region.

I overdid it, and my bladder was ready to explode when I showed up to the treatment.

"I think that I overdid the full bladder thing," I explained to the two radiation techs, "I'm about to explode."

"You wanna go to the bathroom and empty some of it," suggested the lady tech.

Both the other male tech and I looked at her. "I know of no man on the planet who can stop peeing in mid pee operations and hold it," I commented wryly while the other guy agreed silently. 

"I'll be OK," I added laying on the table and hoping that I was right.

It wasn't.

It was hell, that's what it was. I recall reading somewhere how the Emperor Caligula used to entertain his guests by having giant parties where one of the "shows" was to have a number of poor bastards who had their dicks sealed with string, and then they were forced fed water with a funnel until their bladders exploded.

"At least my dick is not tied up," I thought to myself while the minutes passed and my private Caligulan torture moved on.

Eventually it was over.

"The doctor wants to show you something," said one of the techs.

"Not before I hit the head," I responded as I ambled to the bathroom holding my crank like a five year old boy and with my hospital robe fully opened on my back and showing my radiated ass to the world... at that moment I didn't care.

As I approached the bathroom, I was hoping that there was no one using it... and the head gods were on the side of this old sailor and I popped in and began to pump bilges.


Half an hour later, fully drained and feeling much better I returned to see what the doctors and techs wanted to show me.

"We believe that you have set a new world's record for the largest expanded bladder ever recorded on film," they told me, showing me what looked like a giant balloon inside me.  "It doesn't have to be this full," they added.

And that's the story of last Thursday, the first of seven and a half weeks of ass nuking.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

VICTOR EKPUK book signing event

Don't miss the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of "Victor Ekpuk : Connecting Lines Across Space and Time", Edited by Toyin Falola. This near 500 page, mid career retrospective of Victor's work includes fascinating writings by 13 scholars and countless images of his brilliant creations.

VICTOR EKPUK
Book Signing of Victor Ekpuk: Connecting Lines Across Space and Time
Saturday, September 1st, 2018 from 2pm-4pm
The artist will be in attendance.
LOCATION
Morton Fine Art (MFA)
1781 Florida Ave NW (at 18th & U Sts)
Washington, DC 20009
HOURS
Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm
Please RSVP to mortonfineart@gmail.com

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Call for printmakers

2019 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition

Deadline: Sun, October 21st, 2018. 

Founded in 1996, the Delta National Small Prints Exhibition is currently accepting entries for the 2019 exhibition. Artists from around the world have the opportunity to enter this competition, which is chosen by a nationally known expert in the field of printmaking. This year the juror is José Diaz, Chief Curator of The Andy Warhol Museum. 

Eligibility: Open to all artists 18 and older. 

Submissions must be original works on paper, created within the last two years, including but not limited to, digital, intaglio, lithographic, photographic, relief, serigraphic and stencil processes. 

Monotypes are also eligible but reproductions of pre-existing works are not. 

Entry Fee: A $35 (nonrefundable) entry fee permits each artist to submit up to three prints. 

Awards: Purchase Awards and Juror’s Merit Awards will be offered and announced at the opening of the exhibition. Each artist receiving an award will have their artist’s statement of 100 words or less printed in the exhibition catalog. 

Typically half of the show is purchased for the A-State Permanent Collection of Art and by the viewing audience. 

In an attempt to be eco-friendly, the Call for Entry is available Online Only. For details visit: BradburyArtMuseum.org or go directly to this link

Friday, August 10, 2018

Call-For-Entries: Boys Will Be Boys

Deadline: September 4, 2018. 

Call-For-Entries: Boys Will Be Boys.
Whitdel Arts is currently accepting submissions and proposals for Boys Will Be Boys.  This exhibition will explore different archetypes of masculinity, today’s societal pressures on men, and ramifications of institutionalized expectations.  Masculinity has a long and varied history, but with the current climate, the constructs of manhood have come to the forefront of conversation.  With this exhibition, we aim to continue the conversation on the limitations and outcomes of the concept of masculinity. 
This exhibition will be held at Whitdel Arts in the Fall of 2018. Exhibition dates: September 21st - November 3rd, 2018 | Reception: Friday, September 21st, 7-10pm

Details here.

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Announces Commission Appointment

From the Virginia Commission for the Arts Chair:
On behalf of the Commissioners, I am pleased to share with you Governor Northam’s appointment of Janet Starke to serve as Executive Director of the Agency. We are very fortunate to continue to have experienced and enthusiastic leadership to support the work of the Commission and our grantee organizations. We look forward to working with Janet and the Commission staff, as well as each of Virginia's arts organizations dedicated to bringing outstanding arts experiences and educational programs to children and adults across the Commonwealth. – John V. Raneiro, Chair, Virginia Commission for the Arts
Prior to her appointment, Janet served as Executive Director of Richmond Performing Arts Alliance since November 2015, having served as the organization’s Director of Education for six years prior. A native of Chesterfield County, Janet has worked in arts education and performing arts institutions for 22 years, in Richmond, Nashville, Memphis, Charlotte and Cincinnati. Janet holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Arts Administration from Shenandoah University, and a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from University of Cincinnati College–Conservatory. She has served as a grants panelist for Virginia Commission for the Arts, Montalvo Teaching Artist Fellowship, The Kennedy Center and US Department of Education. She has presented nationally at conferences and symposia, including those of Arts Education Partnership, Southeast Center for Education and the Arts, Arts Schools Network, U.S. Department of Education, Americans for the Arts, and National Arts Marketing Project.

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 www.arts.virginia.gov or call (804) 225-3132.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

This Weekend: Last Chance to See AU's Summer Exhibitions

This weekend is your last chance to see: Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective, Figures: Kiley Ames, Janice Nowinski, Kyle Staver, Jo Weiss, Things Unseen: The Fluency of Abstraction, and Latitude: The Washington Women's Arts Center. 

Stop by American University's gorgeus Katzen Museum -- Saturday & Sunday from 11-4PM. 

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Call for Video, Sound Art, and New Media - MD

Deadline: October 15, 2018

Frame & Frequency 4 Vol. 2 is an ongoing International Video and Sound Art Exchange program presented concurrently at VisArts in our In(Site) Project Gallery in Rockville, MD and at PLECTO Galeria in Medellín, Colombia, opening October 26, 2018. Video, sound art (up to 8 channels), film, and new media work will be accepted: experimental, documentary, animation, narrative, non-narrative, multimedia, virtual reality, augmented reality, net art, interactive media, etc. All foreign language moving image artworks must have English subtitles. 

Submission specifications: Video/Sound Art: You may submit up to 3 works. Videos must be in .mp4 file format. Maximum length of 15 minutes. Sound Art files can be either .mp3 or .wav format. Upload files below through our online platform or provide Vimeo links for video previews. $5 application fee

Submit here.

Monday, August 06, 2018

Best courtroom artist ever

Those of us claiming to be art authorities and holders of the keys to what makes great fine art from illustration art, usually thumb our noses to the rather difficult art of police sketching - which has really delivered some fascinating and disturbing examples of befuddling "portraits" in the past - and courtroom artists.

And yet, Mr. William J. Hennessy, Jr., has stood out to me - clearly the final word on who and what makes great art - as a really, really good courtroom fine artist.

Hennessy has that somewhat rare ability to not only capture the likeness of the subject (in a limited time period in some cases), but also the evr rarer ability to infuse his portraits with a psychological trait of the character of the subject person.

My favorite set of drawings? The Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal!

Check out his work here.

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Can you spot the fake Fridas?

There are lots of copies of Frida Kahlo's works in this pull of sold Ebay items listed under "Frida Kahlo Paintings." There are also several fakes being offered as works by Kahlo in the mix... can you tell which is what?

Click here.

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Can You Tell a Real Artwork from a Fake?

Forgeries can be so convincing they become a form of art. Forgers have become famous in their own rightexhibitions have been devoted to fakes, and auction houses like Sotheby’s even hire in-house fraud experts.
But could you tell the difference between a copy and the real deal? Take our quiz to find out, and discover the history of art forgery along the way.
Take this quiz to find out: Click here.

Friday, August 03, 2018

Call for Howard County Artists

Artists wishing to be considered for an exhibit in the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) galleries are invited to submit a general exhibit application. The HCAC Exhibits Committee meets quarterly to review applications and select artists for the exhibit space. Artists, ages 18 and older, working in all media and styles including time-based and installation artists, are encouraged to apply either individually or as a group. The Committee also welcomes proposals from curators and organizations.

Detailed entry guidelines are available at hocoarts.submittable.com/submit/, for pick-up at the Howard County Center for the Arts, or by mail by calling 410-313-2787 or emailing info@hocoarts.org. The next deadline for submissions is Monday, October 1, 2018.

HCAC manages two galleries at the Howard County Center for the Arts with over 2100 square feet of exhibit space. The HCAC gallery program was established to enhance the public’s appreciation of the visual arts, provide a venue to exhibit the work of local, regional, and national artists in a professional space, and provide leadership in the arts by presenting a broad spectrum of arts in all media from both emerging and established artists.

HCAC presents 11-12 exhibits per year of national, regional, and local artists, including two-person, small and large group, juried, curated, and community shows.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10am- 8pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 12- 4pm.  To learn more about HCAC programs and exhibits, call 410-313-ARTS (2787) or visit hocoarts.org.  

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Naked Girls at DCAC

In the prudish DMV there is almost nothing more subversive than reading banned books. Except maybe reading them naked in public! 

Cherie Sweetbottom, GiGi Holliday, Alice Darling and Sucre a La Creme, of Montreal, are stripping down at the DC Arts Center to show you why these pieces of literary rebellion are important.  

SHOW: Naked Girls Reading Presents Banned Books

DATE: Friday August 24, 2018 Seating at 10 pm, Showtime 10:30 pm

VENUE: DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW Washington, DC 20009

TICKETS: $22-$27 at https://nakedgirlsreadingbannedbooks.brownpapertickets.com?utm_source=dcartnews

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Art Scam Alert!

Beware of this jerk trying to rip off artists:
From: Ross Mattie rossmattie837@gmail.com
Subject: ross
My name is Ross Mattie 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.

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 
and 
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. 
ENTRY FEE: None. 

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

Benefits:

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:

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE -OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

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

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE MSAC OFFICE SECRETARY III 2018

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

1.
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.

2.
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.

3.
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.

4.
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.

5.
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

Airborne



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
Hello,
 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. 

Friday, July 13, 2018

A woman's work every 27 years

The National Gallery acquired an artwork made by a female artist for the first time in 27 years!
Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria (1615-17) has become the first artwork by a female artist to the permanent collection of the National Gallery in London in 27 years. The work is only the 21st painting made by a female artist to enter the institution’s permanent collection; less than one percent of the National Gallery’s 2,300 artworks were made by a female artist.
Read it here. 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Los Angeles is getting a new hotel art fair

Los Angeles is getting a new art fair, started by collector Dean Valentine, which will run during Frieze L.A.
This February marks the first edition of Frieze Los Angeles, the London-based fair juggernaut’s attempt to turn the world’s entertainment capital into a new stop-off on the global art market circuit. And now it will have a new satellite fair to help create an enticing critical mass for collectors: Felix LA, a quirky, 35-gallery expo that will be held in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the refurbished 1920s deco hotel on Hollywood Boulevard. Felix LA is spearheaded by television executive and art collector Dean Valentine. It will open February 13, the day before the public opening of Frieze’s L.A. fair, which will be held at Paramount Studios—just a 12-minute Uber away from the Roosevelt (well, unless you get stuck in that notorious L.A. traffic).
Read the whole article here.