Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Exposed DC Photography Show – 13th Annual Exhibition

The exhibit will be hosted by Touchstone Gallery

February 13 - 24, 2019, with support from the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts.

Featuring 43 images of the Washington metro area.

Exposed DC Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 13, 6 - 10pm

Exposed DC website athttp://exposeddc.com

Free and open to public during the exhibition regular hours.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Spain 1975

Lenny Campello, c. 1975 USS Saratoga (CV-60)
Lenny Campello, c. 1975 USS Saratoga (CV-60)
Who remembers contact sheets? That's an old one that I recently discovered - that's me around 1975 or so... posing while on liberty in Spain off USS Saratoga (CV-60)

Sunday, February 10, 2019

From Aloft & Through the Ether

Anne Cherubim's solo show - From Aloft and Through the Ether opened February 7th at the Woman's National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, DC 20036  The show runs through April 30th, 2019. 

Cherubim's new series is "inspired by aerial views, satellite imagery, and the cosmos, with a particular interest in changing coastlines due to climate change... she notes:
My current series of paintings is inspired by aerial views, satellite imagery, and the cosmos. Featuring abstract, textural canvases, the paintings depict imagined spaces inspired by real life imagery. Metallic paint causes images to appear to shift depending on how the light hits them, or where the viewer is standing. While I tend to favour a limited palette, the colours of the paintings in the Aerial Inspired series happen to be of a higher contrast within a limited palette in each painting. 
For this series, I’ve looked at a lot of imagery, (a wondrous task!), but then but it away, because I am not interested in portraying a copy of the subject at hand. I am more interested in the spirit of what has been seen. Generally, while I am finishing up a series, the influence of the next series of paintings I have in mind tends to creep in to the work, as happened in this case. So some of the later paintings from the Ethereal Series show influences of this attention to aerial imagery. While I embarked on this series, believing that I was exaggerating colours, I came to find these beautiful, vibrant hues exist in the landscape, due to phenomena such as mineral deposits, or algae blooms. While I was aware of such colouring in the plumage of birds, or the colouring of fish, I was not expecting its prevalence in the landscape. 
Because the environment has been a focus, my natural thoughts have been to ask how aerial views change over time. My assumption is the effects of climate change would be most visible in looking at coastlines. It is my hope to revisit this series in several years, and get my hands on imagery and data that shows the ravages of time.
Woman's National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, DC 20036 10:00am-4pm. It is a good idea to call ahead in case they have a private event going on.

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Art Scam Alert!

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Harry Waters harry858505@gmail.com
My name is Harry Waters from Jacksonvile, Florida. The images on your website are so fascinating and so vivacious, looking at each piece of work i can easily see that you added so much dedication in making each work come out to life, unfortunately i lost the website where i first saw your work but i was able to save your email address. I will like to purchase some of your work for my wife as a surprise gift for our 20th anniversary. Please kindly send pics and prices of some of your art which are ready for immediate sale within price range $1,000- $10,000, I could be flexible with price. I am writing you because i need your assistant to get back to your website so as to be able to retrieve the details of your work that interest me or send me images of some of your new works with price.
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Wanna go to an opening tomorrow?

In Search of Myself by Sonia Suter
In gorgeous Annapolis there is reception for a juried photography exhibit, “Focal Point” on Sunday, Feb. 10th, from 3-5 pm at the Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland. 

Juror: Jay Gould, Maryland Institute College of Art. 

One of Sonia Suter's conceptual photography images, “In Search of Myself,” will be in the show.  Here's a link to all of the images selected for the exhibition: CLICK HERE          

Sonia tells me that Brooke Shaden, the photographer who inspired her interest in conceptual photography, is also showing work in the exhibit.

The show dates are from Jan. 24 – Feb. 23, 2019. 

Friday, February 08, 2019

Wanna go to an opening tonight?

What am I doing tonight?

Waverly Street Gallery once again brightens February with its Invitational Exhibition. Gallery partners and invited guest artists will display a multiplicity of works in many media, providing viewers with a complex and exciting visual experience.

I took a quick online peek and really like Courtney Applequist's work!

Dreams and Shadows by Courtney Applequist

Partners & Their Guests
February 3 - March 2, 2019
Reception: Friday, February 8, 6 -9 pm
Artist Talks: Sunday, February 17, 2 - 4 pm

Come by and say hi!

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Influences of a Visual and Performing Arts-Integrated Social Studies Unit for Students with Learning Disabilities

This webinar, led by Dr. Alida Anderson, will present findings from a collaborative research study involving the use of an arts integrated drama and visual arts 'academic club' approach with students in upper elementary grades with learning disabilities. Attendees will hear about the academic club intervention method and the research methods used, as well as the student outcomes and research evidence gleaned from the study. 

Registration is FREE for all VSA webinars. If you are unable to attend the live webinar, by registering you will automatically receive a link to a recording following its completion. 
All webinars are closed captioned. If you require an accessibility accommodation or have questions about accommodations, please contact the Kennedy Center Office of VSA and Accessibility at access@kennedy-center.org or (202) 416-8727.

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Gallery B, Triangle Art Studios and Studio B: This Friday!

Gallery B, Triangle Art Studios and Studio B will be open this Friday, Feb. 8 from 6-8pm. You can meet the artists, learn more about their craft & enjoy an artful evening in downtown Bethesda. All three galleries host an open reception the second Friday of the month. 

Gallery B is pleased to present the February exhibition, "Breakout Color," featuring work by five paints: Nancy Arons, Sara Becker, Jennifer Howard, Christianne King and David Terrar.

Studio B is home to artists Linda Button, Judy Gilbert Levey, Shanthi Chandrasekar and Sara Leibman. Each artist creates, showcases and sells their work onsite. Judy is the featured artist for February.

Triangle Art Studios will continue to show the beautiful artwork of artists Jill Newman, Maruja Quezada, Barbara Siegel and Clare Winslow.

Gallery B, at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E.
Studio B, 7475 Wisconsin Avenue.
Triangle Art Studios,7711 Old Georgetown Road

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Now Accepting Exhibition Proposals: Morris Graves Museum of Art

Deadline: December 31, 2019.

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES: An Exhibition Selection Committee meets once a year to review the proposals that have been received and which adhere to the evaluation criteria and artist responsibilities outlined below.  The committee will review proposals for the 2020 and 2021 exhibition calendars.

PROPOSAL EVALUATION:  The Exhibition Selection Committee will evaluate exhibition proposals from artists or groups of artists based on the following criteria:

1. Diversity: The proposal is a reflection of current multicultural and diverse art and art-making strategies that exist today.

2. Professionalism:  The artist(s) are professionals whose resume reflects exhibitions and other professional activities on a regional, national or international level.

3. Innovation: The proposal makes innovative use of concepts, materials, themes and space.

4. Community Engagement: Special consideration will be given to proposals that promote community engagement through interactive or educational activities associated with the exhibition.

5. Contemporary and Historical Relevance: The proposal demonstrates an awareness of contemporary and historical art movements and challenges an audience’s perception of "What is art?".

Please visit www.humboldtarts.org for more information on submitting exhibition proposals.

Questions? Please contact Jemima Harr, jemima@humboldtarts.org

Monday, February 04, 2019

Art Scam Alert!

Beware of this scammer!

Harry Waters harry858505@gmail.com

My name is Harry Waters from Jacksonvile, Florida. The images on your website are so fascinating and so vivacious, looking at each piece of work i can easily see that you added so much dedication in making each work come out to life, unfortunately i lost the website where i first saw your work but i was able to save your email address. I will like to purchase some of your work for my wife as a surprise gift for our 20th anniversary. Please kindly send pics and prices of some of your art which are ready for immediate sale within price range $1,000- $10,000, I could be flexible with price. I am writing you because i need your assistant to get back to your website so as to be able to retrieve the details of your work that interest me or send me images of some of your new works with price.
Best Regards,

Friday, February 01, 2019

Call for artists

Deadline: February 19, 2019. 

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) is pleased to announce an open call for artists to submit work to our juried exhibition, Breaching the Margins, which opens at UICA May 10, 2019. 

Theme: Societies often attempt to deny marginalized groups of people avenues for social inclusion and space to articulate self-defined identities. However, art can be an active force that supersedes societal relegations, and a catalyst to give power to groups who were formerly powerless. With this open call, artists are challenged to examine ideas that work against the social exclusion of marginalized groups, be it in culture, spaces, or society. 

All mediums will be considered. All artists who have work accepted into the show will receive a stipend, which can be used to assist with shipping costs. To apply to be considered, visit https://www.uica.org/btmopencall  

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

At The Army and Navy Club in Washington, DC

Artist Susan J. Barron is bringing her acclaimed portrait series, Depicting the Invisible: A Portrait Series of Veterans Suffering from PTSD, to The Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square in Washington DC, from February 15 through April 15, 2019.

The members-only Army and Navy Club will open its doors to the public on Saturdays (except March 2) from 11am to 2pm throughout the duration of the exhibition.  The Club’s dress code requires a coat and tie for men and comparable attire for women.

A private exhibition opening for members and guests will be held at the Club on February 15, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm, featuring a live conversation with the artist and author Charles W. “Chuck” Newhall III.  Newhall is the author of “Fearful Odds, A Memoir of Vietnam and Its Aftermath,” and is the most recent veteran to sit for a portrait with Barron.

Depicting the Invisible features fifteen American military veterans who have survived the trauma of war and are living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Barron’s oversized black-and-white photographic portraits are hand-painted with the subjects’ stories in their own words.  Staring into the camera, these veterans display both their strength and vulnerability.  The elegance of the images is juxtaposed with the brutality of the narratives, revealing complex layers of meaning.

Barron’s intent is to illuminate the veteran’s experiences and to initiate a conversation around the sensitive issue of PTSD. “Twenty-two veterans commit suicide every day in our country,” says Barron. “The invisible wounds of war are just as devastating as the visible ones. My mission is to bring awareness to the PTSD epidemic and to provide a platform for veterans to share their stories.”

“The Army and Navy Club is proud to host ‘Depicting the Invisible,’” says General John Altenburg, Chairman of The Army and Navy Club Library Trust. “Susan’s work captures the PTSD epidemic through a deeply intimate lens, instilling her veteran subjects with dignity while building empathy in all who see her work. This important exhibition brings much-needed awareness to the triumphs and challenges facing our combat veterans today; it is my hope that all who see this show will be inspired to make a difference in the veteran community.”

The Veteran Experience

One work depicts Corporal Butler with his dog as he recounts the horrors of war: “When I got back from Iraq, I’d have this one recurring nightmare—I had to watch my buddy die.” Butler was united with his service dog after his second suicide attempt. In another work, Sergeant Carter sits in a wheelchair and reflects: “I’m paralyzed from the neck down for the rest of my life. I spent 16 months in a VA hospital, and I saw that it could be so much worse.” In the portrait of Sergeant Trotter, the story of her rape by a fellow soldier confronts the intersection of military sexual assault and the #MeToo movement.

Also on view, A Table for the Fallen is an interactive work, where individual visitors are invited to sit at a table for one and to create a personal tribute to a fallen soldier whom they wish to honor.  A discreetely arranged camera will record each guest’s experience, and Barron will use the footage to compose a video work.

An art book of the portrait series has been published. The proceeds from the book’s first edition will go to Freedom Fighters Outdoors (FFO), an organization that supports veterans in their struggles with PTSD. Signed copies of the book will be available for sale at the opening reception.

For more information on the artistplease visit:  SusanJBarron.com.

Location: The Army and Navy Club, 901 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006
Public opening: Saturday February 16th, 11am-2pm, and subsequent Saturdays (except March 2 when the exhibition is closed) from 11pm-2pm through April 13, 2019.
Website: www.armynavyclub.org
Phone Number: 202-628-8400
Ticket cost: Free

Monday, January 28, 2019

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Looking for 12 Sculptors

DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC), located in Ellicott City, Maryland, is seeking up to 12 artists to participate in its Eighth Annual Juried Public Art Competition for a temporary outdoor exhibit from August 2019-July 2020. HCAC’s goal is to make art more accessible to the entire community by placing sculpture at sites throughout Howard County, Maryland. The sculpture will serve as major visual anchor points that will enhance and activate community spaces and generate interest in public art.

HCAC will provide up to 12 artists with a $2,500 grant to cover the temporary loan, insurance, installation, de-installation, and repairs to the sculpture. If multiple pieces are selected from one artist a separate grant will be awarded for each piece. The competition is open to professional visual artists, aged 18 & older, with public art experience commensurate with this project’s scope. 

Visit https://hocoarts.submittable.com/submit/130902/artsites-2019-artist-application to download  prospectus and to apply. 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

The Fridification of America

Mark Jenkins has a two page spread in the WaPo discussing Theodore Carter's "Night of 1,000 Fridas."

“Utensil Frida,” by Theodore Carter and Robert Carter, is part of “Night of 1,000 Fridas.” (Elizabeth Carter)
“Utensil Frida,” by Theodore Carter and Robert Carter, is part of “Night of 1,000 Fridas.” (Elizabeth Carter)
Read it here.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Bethesda Painting Awards

Apply by March 1, 2019

The Bethesda Painting Awards is downtown Bethesda's annual juried art competition that exclusively honors painters from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. $14,000 in prize monies are awarded to the top four painters annually. 

They'd love for YOU to apply for your chance to showcase your work in June 2019.

The competition will be juried by:
  • Kyle Hackett, Professor of Studio Art, American University, and the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Winner;
  • Sue Johnson, Professor of Art, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and
  • Susan Zurbrigg, Painting and Drawing Area Head, Professor of Art, James Madison University.


Submit application, $25 entry fee and 5 images of your paintings. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All original 2-D painting including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted.

The maximum dimensions should not exceed 60 inches in width. All works on paper must be framed to full conservation standards. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the June 2019 Gallery B exhibition.

Applications are due Friday, March 1, 2019. 

Important Dates

Deadline for application: March 1, 2019

Notification Mailed: April 8, 2019

Exhibition Date: June 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Art Scam Alert!

Beware of this scammer trying to rip off artists:
Mark Lester - mark_l8@outlook.com
    I am interested in your works,please kindly write me back so that i could let you know what i am interested in.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Beer can collection... anyone?

From one of my neighbors:
I have a large, @500 cans, vintage beer can collection, circa 1980’s that my son had collected. They are from all over the world, many unique and interesting cans. I have a full list of them if anyone wants to see it. I am redoing my basement and have to get rid of them. Does anyone know someone who would be interested in this collection before I put them in the recycling bin. I have saved them for so long I hate to just toss them if there is someone who wold want them, a business, a brewery, a collector?

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Call for artists

Deadline: March 29, 2019

Emerging artists living and working in New England, New York or New Jersey who are no more than three years removed from a full-time educational program, or artists with less than five years of exhibition experience are eligible to apply to this call. Artists working in all media are welcome. NO ENTRY FEE. Six artists will receive: $2,500 prize. Solo exhibit at Real Art Ways in 2019 or 2020. Exhibition publication with commissioned essay and documentation. Curatorial assistance. 

Opportunity for an artist talk. 

JURORS: Terry Jenoure, Artist / Curator, Director, Augusta Savage Gallery, Olu Oguibe, Artist / Critic, Will K. Wilkins, Executive Director of Real Art Ways. 

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Apply here.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Women who Work, Care, and Create at Zenith

l-r: Black Bird by Elizabeth Ashe,  Serenity Courage Wisdom by Jacqui Crocetta, 
Nasty Woman by Elissa Farrow-Savos, 
Neither Mine Nor Yours #11 by Michelle Dickson, Mari Virens (Green Ocean) by Susan Freda

Featured Artists: Elizabeth Ashe, Jacqui Crocetta, Michelle Dickson, Elissa Farrow Savos, Susan Freda, Katherine Owens, Lynda Smith-Bugge, Paula Stern, Emily Tucci. 

Women who Work, Care, and Create
Show dates: January 14 - April 13, 2019

MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION: Wednesday, January 30, 5-8 pm   


Zenith Gallery Inc., 1429 Iris Street, NW, Washington, DC 20012

Sunday, January 20, 2019

RIP Michael B. Platt

DMV Photographer and printmaker Michael B. Platt died unexpectedly of a heart attack this morning... 

Platt has a show opening soon at American University and also in Australia... as a good friend put it succinctly: "Life is fragile."

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Art Scam Alert!

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