Thursday, December 16, 2010



Relisted from Artisphere's newsletter:

Artisphere, a new breed of arts center, features four performance spaces, three visual arts galleries, a 4,000 square foot ballroom space and a free Wi-Fi town square

1101 Wilson Boulevard |Arlington Virginia 22209 703|875|1100


Exhibition dates: Thursday, November 17 2011 – Sunday, January 11, 2014

Proposals will be accepted from individual artists, arts groups, organizations, and curators who live, work, study or maintain a studio in Arlington County.
View the complete call for entries. $500 award. $25 entry fee.
Donald Russell, Executive Director of Provisions Library
Kristina Bilonick, Artist and Program Director at Washington Project for the Arts

Exhibition dates: Thursday July 28 – Sunday, September 4, 2010

Photo 2011 at Artisphere is a continuation of Arlington Ellipse Arts Center’s two decade-old juried photography show and provides regional photographers the opportunity to showcase and sell their work.
View the complete call for entries.Two (2) $500 Juror’s Choice Awards. $25 entry fee.
Juror: Amanda Maddox, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Associate Curator of Photography & Media Arts


Exhibition dates: May 19 - July 17, 2011
A juried indoor and outdoor exhibition hosted by Artisphere, Washington Project for the Arts and the Washington Sculptors Group featuring time-based and static artworks conceived to explore sustainability as it relates to contemporary sculpture and installation practices. Selected artists will receive a stipend of $250 to assist with the execution and transportation of works.
View the complete call for entries

Welmoed Laanstra, Public Art Projects Curator for Arlington County,

Sara Reisman, Director of Percent for Art, NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, and

Ernesto Santalla, architect and graphic designer whose firm, Studio Santalla, is in Washington, DC

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"a straight line is not the shortest distance between two points..."

One inexorable truth is that creatives are by nature fantasists.

Having realized this glaringly obvious fact, I am supremely comforted. My tendency for mind wandering, for indulging in pure fantasies, was shameful and embarrassing to admit to any but the like minded. But as we all know, imagination drives new ideas. Extravagant, unrestrained fantasies have created some of the greatest inventions in history. So please excuse me, I'm off to have a conversation with Michelangelo in my head.

But first, I'm buying tickets for my kids to see A Wrinkle In Time at Round House Theatre Bethesda. Pure fantasy, purely magical.

For special discounted tickets, you MUST call 240.644.1100
Kids are $10 Monday thru Friday, $15 Saturday and Sunday. This specially discounted price is available for all patrons age 30 and under.

Photo of Erin Weaver by Scott Suchman
"A straight line..." quote by - Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Support Albus Cavus

Art Collective Albus Cavus is holding their 2010 fundraising Gala at The Fridge on December 11th. Silver tickets are only $20! A $50 Gold Ticket gets you a gift bag, t-shirt, and original art! Looks like an amazing opportunity to pick up auctioned artwork by:

PETER KRSKO and more

Performances by:

Body painting by

Auction items donated by:


More info and tickets here:

GALA will be held from 6pm to 10pm
at The Fridge, 516 8th Street SE, Washington DC

Can't make it to the event? Support the collective by purchasing the wonderful whimsical holiday cards pictured above!

10 cards for $5
20 cards for $8

on Albus Cavus blog
contact for ordering information

"Eleanor and Frank of Sparrow & Brambles are raising funds for Albus Cavus in Central NJ. Eleanor and Frank have revived this chapter and since then organized many events and brought new excitement into the organization. This year, they also decided to donate 25% of all sales they generate during this Holiday Season to Albus Cavus."

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Call to Artist - Public Art


for the Deanwood Recreation Center

Issued by The Government of the District of Columbia and
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
1371 Harvard St, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Application due by: Friday, December 3, 2010 at 5:30pm. This is not a postmarked due date. All materials must be received by December 3rd.

"The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) seeks an artist or artist team with significant 3‐dimensional experience to design, fabricate and install permanent public artwork....The artwork should be placed and installed within the grassy areas of the sites entry drive, measuring approximately 400 square feet."

"The selection committee, representing diverse interests and expertise, will review images submitted by artists and recommend between (3) three to (5) five Semi‐Finalists. Each Semi‐Finalist will be awarded a $1500 honorarium to create a site‐specific design proposal that would include a scale model or rendering, an itemized budget, a project timeline, and a project narrative. Out‐of‐the‐area artists will also receive a moderate allowance for transportation costs to present the proposal to the panel."

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Gallery Hop to cheaply Holiday shop!

Saturday, December 4th is a tremendous day to be in Hyattsville, MD! Three galleries have back-to-back shows with GREAT selections of affordable hand made art, from dozens of local artists and crafters.

First up:

Holiday Wrap and Go Show at Zimstone:

Start off your day here from Noon to 4:00 P.M., and enjoy spiced cider and cookies while chatting with the 5 artists:

Henry Ferrand- photographer

George "Shomari" Smith- Printmaker (taught by Jacob Lawrence at the Pratt Institute, and is also a retired art professor from Howard University)

MiSHi Artisan jewelry- recycled sterling silver and vinyl record jewelry

Wayson Jones- Abstract Painter

Cheryl Edwards- Painter (taught by Ernest Crichlow at the Art Student League)

Open TWO Saturdays: Nov 27th & Dec 4th, Noon - 4:00 P.M. both days


Holiday Gift Exhibit at Design Studio Art Gallery

Meander up the road for an incredible selection that makes a mall trip unnecessary this year. Over 75% of the pieces are under $75, many are under $35! Open 2-6 pm on 12/4/10, making it the perfect place to hit between destinations one and three.

Creatively driven and thoughtful gifts have become the focus of Design Studio Art Gallery’s new exhibit, which emphasizes buying local.

[If you can't make it Saturday 12/4, check out the Opening Reception which will be held on Sunday, December 5 from 5pm-10pm. The nighttime gala will be celebrated in conjunction with their 2nd anniversary party! From Design Studio: "From 5 pm-10 pm, we will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in a cozy environment, celebrating local artists and their works with the warmth and holiday cheer of the season! Offering holiday shoppers new gift-giving ideas, this exhibit focuses on local artists and artisans. The physical space of the gallery has been transformed into a shopping destination for local residents to purchase one-of-a-kind pieces."]

The exhibit runs from Monday, November 22, 2010 to Tuesday, December 28, 2010.

Last and far from least:

artdc Gallery Auction Fundraiser!

From artdc: "Two years ago we developed our Hyattsville Gallery project as a result from our first auction, which we hosted at the Wohlfarth Gallery. Since then, we have developed over 20 gallery exhibitions dedicated to representing the work of Washington, DC-area artists and developing awareness of our vibrant art scene.

We’ve expanded our presence, and worked hard on the development of two additional pop-up gallery exhibitions in Arlington, VA with efforts to reach beyond Maryland and DC.

We’ve started an art collection based off of works that ardc (Fine Art Ventures, LLC) has purchased to create an exhibition of area work that’s hung in our space.

We are growing and giving back to the community with our activity, and now we need your support. We’ve assembled a tremendous exhibition, which is on display now at the artdc Gallery. Fifty percent of all sales developed through the auction at the close of this show will support our activity, pursuit of pop-up galleries, and Web presence.

Our auction is a tremendous opportunity to add to your collection and cover your walls at great prices while supporting artists and a grassroots movement. Artists are offering amazing savings in the effort to support the Gallery.

Cheryl Edwards will act as the auctioneer. She will provide an active and exciting environment for bidders and patrons.

Don’t miss this opportunity to own a great work of art. Support our efforts and keep artdc moving forward.

Artists include:
Grayson Heck, D.B. Stoval, Mei Mei Chang, Wayson Jones, Sean Hennessey, Alexandra Zealand, Kimberly Stark, Christopher Brady, Heather Schmaedeke, Ric Garcia, Kelly Pearl, Cheryl Edwards, Tom Cardarella, Sarah M. Swift, Philip Yabut, Lori Boocks, Stephen Boocks, Joe Rogers (Aiven), Paul T. Farley, Alan Rich, Ian Doherty, Angela Kleis, Jesse Cohen, and more."

I look forward to visiting all 3, with a stop at Franklin's brewpub along the way. Don't miss this gallery hop!!!!


4814 Rhode Island Avenue,
Hyattsville, Maryland

Design Studio
5702 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD

5710 Baltimore Ave.
Hyattsville, MD

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hiking up the Dunes...

Typically when collectives or galleries have to cancel a show due to unforeseen circumstances, it's Game Over.

For The Dunes ~ that's just the type of challenge they take in stride, then hike up, Way UP, to the the next level.

Witness the relocation and rebirth of Mark Eisendrath: Paper, Pigments, and Fire:

Saturday, November 20 at 7:00pm - November 21 at 1:00am

Fundraiser for Pediatric Aids/HIV Care


UPDATED Location: Collective|Creative|The Dunes
1503 Connecticut Ave. NW (Top Floor)
Washington, DC


This installation features stunning work by Baltimore-based sculptor Mark Eisendrath. Mark will be exhibiting unique pieces that resemble aged and weathered metals, but are created using paper, pigments and fire -- a process that he has been developing over the past 10 years. Mark's work will be featured in a gorgeous new exhibition space and will be curated by The Dunes.

After a cocktail reception, the night will move into a celebration of the artist and his work, with DJ Sam "The Man" Burns and DJ Ben Garlock ("Doc Rok").

Pediatric Aids/HIV Care, Inc.,, will be collecting voluntary donations for their amazing organization and will get all profits from the event and a percentage of Mark's sales. THANKS MARK!

online gallery:

Collective|Creative|The Dunes
1503 Connecticut Ave. NW (Top Floor)
Washington, DC 20036
Dupont North

DJ Sam "The Man" Burns
DJ Ben Garlock
Mixology by Jake Worth
Free savory bites
No entry fee (donations Ped/Aids much appreciated)
Afterparty is "Mousetrap" by Stereo Faith at the Black Cat (

About Mark Eisendrath:
Since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, Eisendrath has completed artist residences in Paris, France and Providence, Rhode Island. The unique experiences gave him a critical perspective into his work as an artist and teacher. Eisendrath's interest in teaching resulted in adjunct teaching positions as The Corcoran College of Art and Design, Rhode Island School of Design and George Mason University. He has been invited to lecture and present slides at Red Dirt Studios, Baltimore's School for the Arts and Johns Hopkins University.

While Eisendrath has found his teaching experiences to be profound, nothing is more rewarding to him than the on-going production of his artwork. His works have been exhibited regionally at Gallery Imperato, Maryland Art Place, The Susan Conway Gallery, Goya Contemporary, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore's Creative Alliance, Cecil County Art Center, G-Spot AVP, The Ann Arbor Art Center and the Towson Arts Collective. In addition, his works have been included in some notable collections: The Alice and George Denny Collection (Washington, DC), Kingdon Gould III (MD), The Concord Corporation (VA), Helmut Stern (MI), The Rosenthal Family Collection (MI), Jay Fishman LTD (MI), Cliff Ransom (MD) and The Cordish Company (MD). He received the Jury Prize from Baltimore's Office of Promotion and the Arts at the Artscape Art Festival in 2003.

Created By The Dunes, Annie Oakley, Randy Price, Lukas Smith, Deidree Bennett, Alex Rothlisberger, Foday Kargbo, Ben Eisendrath, Tara Papanicolas, Brynn Rovito, Breeze Giannasio, Matty Taylor, steven faith, Ben Garlock, Chris Burns, John Philip, Jordan Culberson, Scott Permar, Danielle Vu, Nick Fitzhugh, Morgan Greenhouse, Matthew Stephenson, Shannon Holloway, Mark Eisendrath

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wrap and Go @ Zimstone

Holiday Wrap and Go Show @ Zimstone Gallery

4814 Rhode Island Avenue, Hyattsville, Maryland

Two Saturdays: November 27th and December 4th
12 noon to 4:00pm

Participating Artists:

Henry Ferrand- photographer

George "Shomari" Smith- Printmaker (taught by Jacob Lawrence at the Pratt Institute, and is also a retired art professor from Howard Unversity)

Deidree Bennett- artist, MiSHi jewelry

Wayson Jones- Abstract Painter

Cheryl Edwards- Painter (taught by Ernest Crichlow at the Art Student League)

Luscious goodies for shoppers include hot spiced apple cider and holiday cookies.

Painting by George "Shomari" Smith

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


2301 Columbia Pike, Arlington, Virginia 22204

Opening Reception, November 6, 2010 7pm -12am

Exhibition run, November 3, 2010 – November 27, 2010
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 10am-7pm and by appointment proudly presents the newest installment of it’s Art in Transition series; suddenspace, a pop-up art exhibition displaying the work of 19 dynamic emerging artists. Continuing the tradition of alternative gallery spaces, Art in Transition-suddenspace celebrates art and the activation of dormant architecture through the rich use of materials that range from large scale sculpture and installation to intimate paintings. These artists will exhibit work exploring the ephemeral to mundane; from the traditional to the unexpected in 5,000 square feet of empty retail space from November 3rd -29th.

Participating artists:
Emily Biondo, Tim Campbell, Bobby Coleman, Kate Demong, L. Kimberly Gillespie, Victoria Greising, Adam Hager, Sabeth Jackson, Sarah Laing, Stuart Lorimer, Lindsay McCulloch, Sarah Miller, Megan Mueller, Camden Place, Katherine Sable, Samuel Scharf, Ben Tolman, Jenny Walton, and Stewart Watson.

For more information please visit our website
Contact: Megan Mueller,, (cell) 703-586-0795

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cult Photography Show @ Social

Friday Oct 29th at Gallery at Social!
Brought to us by The Dunes

Reposted From Brightest Young Things:

"Members of local underground photography group, The Cult of Frank Van Riper, kick off Halloween weekend with the opening of their photography show, Cult, at the Gallery @ Social ( Hosted by creative collaborative, The Dunes, Cult is a full-fledged art event offering art, music, and food. For $10, attendees can let their creative spirits out on the dance floor with music from DJ Adrian Loving (and a special guest), enjoy restaurant quality appetizers and finger foods, walk away with an original masterpiece on their face painted by Seema Khanna, or support their local arts scene with the purchase an original photograph from The Cult. Mark your calendars- it all begins at 6:30p October 29, 2010 at Social.

Cult History- Frank Van Riper served for two decades in the New York Daily News Washington Bureau, as an award-winning White House correspondent, national political correspondent and Washington Bureau news editor. Since 1992 he has been the photography columnist of the Washington Post. He teaches at Photoworks in Glen Echo Park and conducts workshops around the world with his wife, Judy Goodman. The Cult began in 2007, after a couple of classmates of Van Riper's Glen Echo class bonded over beer and bromides, otherwise known as "Suds and Silver" (in reference to the light-sensitive chemical composition of black-and-white photographic paper). The Cult now has over 65 members who range from part-time amateurs to full-time professionals and whose work includes fines art, fashion, landscape, weddings, photojournalism, and street and documentary photography. The underground group not only shares a love for cameras, and quality brew, but their listserv hosts a daily exchange of gig referrals, work reviews, technical questions and all things photography. The group meets regularly to socialize and shoot various events like the fire hose baptisms in Shaw, art show openings, and a member's wedding in Scotland. Membership to the Cult is not restricted to alumni of Van Riper classes; although, you must be knighted by him or his wife Judy in order to join. Once a member, you are privy to a wealth of photographic knowledge that should be protected, practiced, and preached to all those who will listen.

There is no other group like it! The Cult has a reputation across Washington, DC for outstanding work that reflects high-ethical standards and a willingness to challenge convention. Their show provides a sample of their ingenuity, creativity, and a bevy of diverse perspectives.

Cult Participants:
Chris Chen, Daniel Taylor, Erica Wissolik, Frank Van Riper, Frank Turner, Graeme King, John Ulaszek, Jonathan Zuck, Jordan Edwards, Joshua Yospyn, Mark Parascandola, Mark Silva, Matt Dunn, Meaghan Gay, Michael W. Hicks, Paul Sharratt, Shannon Holloway, and Steve Goldenberg."

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Dunes Presents: Get Trunk with Mishi Jewelry and Thembe Fashions

Sunday, October 24 · 2:00pm - 6:00pm


The Gallery at Social
1400 Meridian Place NW (Columbia Heights Metro)
Washington, DC


Join the Dunes and Social as we present the next installment in our "Get Trunk" Series.

The sample sale style trunk show will feature jewelry by Mishi and clothing designs by Thembe Fashions.

While you peruse and shop, enjoy $15 bottomless mimosas and blood marys ($7 individual drinks) and complimentary food bites.
Music: Smiths vs. Morrissey soundscape curated by The Dunes

-- The Designers --

Philissa Williams of Thembe Fashions is a self-taught clothing designer, personal shopper and stylist who has been designing for over 10 years. She started out by reconstructing her own clothing until other people began asking for her pieces. Inspired by patterns, shapes, colors, people, art and travel, she uses unexpected textures and patterns to accentuate the silhouette. Her designs are high casual everyday couture pieces that are versatile and work with many different styles.

Deidree Bennett of Mishi is a self-taught artist, curator, and jewelry designer. She was recently a featured jewelry artist at The Temporium pop up boutique sponsored by the DCCAH, and juried into the Columbia Festival of the Arts for the second year in a row. Unique artisan jewelry designs utilizing sterling silver and gemstones are her specialty. Her recycled vinyl record and recycled sterling silver jewelry designs are currently available in the retail shop at Vis Arts in Rockville, MD. She is consistently inspired by the beauty found in natural forms.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Streets of Light

1708 Gallery invites you to the Third Annual InLight Richmond on Friday, October 22 in Richmond’s historic Shockoe Slip. From 7:30 p.m. to midnight, streets, walls, facades and interiors along Cary Street between 12th and 14th Streets and along 13th Street between Main Street and Canal will be transformed by 37 light-inspired art installations.

The evening will kick off with a Community Lantern Parade at 7:30 p.m. beginning at the James Center Atrium. At 9:00 p.m. models will present selected designs for the Wearable Art Fashion Show at the Martin Agency Patio. Wearable Art judges will announce their awards at the conclusion of the fashion show. The night will culminate with an awards ceremony at 11:00 p.m. where artists will receive recognition for Best in Show, Best in Green and People’s Choice.

While experiencing InLight Richmond 2010, you can take advantage of some of Richmond finest restaurants, many of which will feature InLight specials. Visitors are encouraged to wear cobble-stone friendly shoes. Paid parking is available in several garages within a block of the InLight Richmond site including Shockoe Garage at 12th Street and Canal, James Center Garage and 14th Street and Cary Street Garage.

For more information about InLight Richmond and to see a detailed map of the location, please visit:

Photo: "InLight Walk" by Scott Kyle, InLight Richmond 2008 legacy piece

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Alien Inside at artdc!

Friday, Nov.5th
6:00-9:00 PM.
with Artist Talk

Alien Inside artdc Gallery video walkthrough from on Vimeo.

Affordable Original Art for a great cause!

This benefit exhibit focuses on breast cancer and the gamut of emotions experienced by those who have it, both during and after treatment. 20 Surviors and professional artists are showing works from a variety of genres, including: Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Jewelry and Sculpture. Topics include sickness, insecurity, loss, and suffering, as well as fortitude, strength, support and hope. A wise investment, the pieces are intense, beautiful, and moving.

Email to schedule a private viewing- Now until Nov 6th!

Raising awareness and funds for PINK JAMS is the impetus behind this show. PINK JAMS is a local organization dedicated to debunking current myths about breast cancer, and raising funds for the AVON walk.

Ferama Wobken, Torso, bronze.

Artists showing:
Antoine Josse
Claudia Olivos
Dana Ellyn
Dominique Fierro
Fabian Rios Rubino
Ferama Wöbken
Joe Hale
Kay Layne
Kevin Mellema
Lisa Pantoja
Margaret Rose Caro
Marie Bergstedt
Miriam Rylands
Paige Coffey
Renee Woodward
Rochelle Rudo
Samara Kaufman
Soline Krug
Tatiana Von Tauber
Terry Peterson
Turner G. Davis
Curator: Deidree Bennett

Consider: a gallery all to yourself, for you and your friends! Email for a private viewing. Show runs until November 6th.

More info on PINK JAMS! here

The artdc Gallery can be found here:
The Lustine Center
5710 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781

In Arts District Hyattsville
Next to Design Studio Art Gallery & Violetta Markelou
Within walking distance of Franklin's restaurant, brewery, and general store (0.3mi.)
Sponsored by:


Friday, September 24, 2010

17th Street Festival


17th Street, NW from Riggs Place to P Street, NW and R Street, NW between 17th Street, NW and New Hampshire
Washington, DC, 20009/20036
Dupont Circle (Red Line)

8pm FREE movie at Stead Park

17th Street Festival will be a free community event that will celebrate the newly renovated 17th Street Corridor from Riggs Place to P Street. This event will include musical performances throughout the afternoon, artist vendors, a pet zone, a kids zone, auction tent, and exposure for non-profit groups and appearances by city officials to celebrate the unveiling of the new street-scape.

Additionally, individual artists and musicians will be invited to share their talents on stage and in booths along the 17th corridor. Dupont’s only DC Public School (Ross Elementary) will also open its doors to families and have activities for families in the area who are looking to maintain residency in Dupont.

* All proceeds and donations from this event will help to further revitalize the beauty of the street-scape, including flowers in tree boxes and light post banners highlighting local groups and organizations. Additional funds will go towards Ross Elementary and future events on 17th Street. Donations are considered tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Devotion in the District

Photographic Explorations of Places of Worship
by Maria Bryk

The Gallery at Social
1400 Meridian Place, NW, DC
Friday, September 10th
6pm to 9pm

DJ Soundscapes
Designer Cocktails, $7
Light Refreshments, Free

About the Show
Our nation’s capital is a mosaic of ethnicities and beliefs, with rich cultural traditions running strong. Over the past year, DC-based photographer Maria Bryk has visited some of the District’s most vibrant places of worship to capture the diverse religious and spiritual practices in and around the city. This exhibit will feature a display of powerful imagery, which will provoke discussion and thought about the expression of devotion, faith and spirtuality.

About the Photographer
Maria Bryk is a 2010 Young Artist Grant recipient from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. She has created photojournalistic essays on a multitude of themes, including campesinos in Paraguay, Parisian street culture, Eastern Shore watermen and diverse religious practices here in DC. Apart from her travels and independent work, Maria is a graphic designer/photographer for the Newseum in Washington, DC. She covers events, live tapings and designs publications for the museum. She was featured in Art202 Journal’s “Thirty-two under 32” as a local young artist.

About The Gallery at Social
The Gallery at Social is a new multi-media creative space in Columbia Heights, DC curated by the Dunes LLC. The Gallery regularly will showcase DC-area creatives exploring the intersection of art with all media: music, fashion, cuisine and mixology.
Media and other queries should be directed to Ora Nwabueze at or 202.834.6576

Maria Bryk Photographer: Events & Photojournalism
734/904-8430 | |

Monday, September 6, 2010


an Exhibition benefitting PINK JAMS!

Vernissage~ Saturday OCTOBER 2nd 6:00-9:00 pm.

6:00 - 9:00 PM
Live Music by Mike Bowers!
Good Wine, Good People, & Great Art for a killer cause.

I am stunned by the quality submissions which have resulted in an incredibly gorgeous national exhibition of paintings, photography, digital collage, fiber art, and sculpture, all designed to raise awareness about the multitudinous issues surrounding breast cancer.

Did you know over 1,000 men get breast cancer in the U.S. every year? These details and more are addressed at ALIEN INSIDE, the PINK JAMS benefit during breast cancer awareness month that will raise funds for the AVON Walk for Breast Cancer. The artists are kindly donating 20% of the total sale of their pieces to PINK JAMS!

Don't miss this amazing collection, opening Saturday, October 2nd and closing Saturday, November 6th.

Curated by Me.

More info on PINK JAMS!
Hear Mike Bowers

The artdc Gallery can be found here:
The Lustine Center
5710 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781

In Arts District Hyattsville
Next door to Design Studio Art Gallery AND Violetta Markelou!
Within walking distance of Franklin's restaurant and Bar (0.3mi.)Yum.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Public Call for Bra Designs


Success in the City & Tigerlily Foundation Present
“Cups Full of Hope” – A “Bra Art” Exhibition & Fundraising Event to Support Young Women Living with Breast Cancer

Public Call for Bra Designs

Success in the City in partnership with Tigerlily Foundation, will host an inspirational event called “Cups Full of Hope” – a Bra Art Exhibition and Fundraising Event to Support Young Women Living with Breast Cancer. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 15, from 6-8PM at the Center for Innovative Technology. The unique art event will bring together survivors, supporters, benefactors, local celebrities and friends of young women living with breast cancer for a celebration.

"We can't imagine a better way to honor and support these incredible survivors than to throw an art auction and reception "diva-style”, said Cynthia de Lorenzi, Founder/CEO of Success in the City. “We can't wait to see the creativity in the submissions sent in from all over the Metro region.” The evening will be filled with creative works of bra artistry, an opportunity to purchase works of art, signature cocktails, savory bites, and inspirational stories from remarkable breast cancer survivors.

A Public Call for Bra Designs
Success in the City and Tigerlily Foundation welcome moms, grandparents, friends, kids, artists, local designers, businesses, and even men to design and submit a bra for the event. If you have the gift of creativity and want to help in the fight against breast cancer or honor a loved one, Success in the City encourages the public to submit bra designs. All bra entries must be a new, padded, 36C bra with underwire & straps fully extended as a design base. The goal is to receive over 100 bra design entries. Bras transformed into extraordinary works of art will be the center stage at the event. Through this unique expression of art, the evening will honor those who have become a victim of the disease. Success in the City judges will choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for the top submissions. The fee to submit a decorated and designed-by-you bra is $25. Deadline to submit bra designs is Friday, September 10th. Additional submission guidelines are located at:

Winners will receive the following prizes:

•Grand Prize $500: a luxury gift basket provided by The Full Cup
•Second Prize $300: stunning jewelry ensemble provided by the Carlin Group
•Third Prize $200: gift certificates provided by various sponsors
•People’s Choice: $150 cash provided by Helios HR
•Best Inspirational Story $100: spectacular purse from Biejo Bags provided by Access National Bank
Attend our event on Wednesday, September 15 from 6pm to 8pm at The Center for Innovative Technology, 2214 Rock Hill Road, Herndon VA. Learn how you can enter a design or register to attend our event here.

Tigerlily Foundation is dedicated to educating, advocating for and empowering young women from all walks of life about breast cancer. Maimah Karmo is the founder of Tigerlily Foundation and a three year survivor of breast cancer. When she was diagnosed in February of 2006, Karmo was 32-years old and had no family history of breast cancer. While undergoing chemotherapy, she created the foundation to educate, empower, advocate for and support young women affected by breast cancer through the use of programs and services. The organization provides support for women between the ages of 15-40 from pre-diagnosis through post-treatment. Through education, Tigerlily Foundation encourages the importance of embracing the power young women have within themselves as they celebrate their lives every day.

Advance ticket sales for the event are available for $65 for Success in the City members and $85 for non-members. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Tigerlily Foundation.

Event sponsors include Helios HR and European bra fitting salon The Full Cup. Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. For sponsorship information, please visit


What: Cups Full of Hope – Bra Art Exhibition & Fundraising Event to Support Women Confronting Breast Cancer

Presented by: Success in the City & Tigerlily Foundation

When: September 15, 2010

Where: CIT (Center for Innovative Technology) 2214 Rock Hill Rd. Herndon, Virginia 20170

Time: 6-8PM


Event Registration/Cost: The advanced registration cost for the event is $65 for Success in the City members and $85 for non-members. Regular registration cost is $75 for members and $95 for non-members.

Event Proceeds: A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit Tigerlily Foundation.

About Success in the City
Known for its unique, fun and unconventional business networking events, Success in the City has been creating buzz since its premier event in April 2004. Success in the City has grown to become the smart, upbeat professional women's answer to the "good old boys" network. The organization operates on the premise that "trust and humor are key elements for women in developing meaningful friendships and, once those relationships are formed, 'deals on heels' are sure to follow." Members are women entrepreneurs, senior-level executives and CEOs based in the DC metro area. Success in the City has grown to more than 300 members in the Washington, DC Metro area. For more information, visit

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Gallery at Social

Last night DC blossomed as one of its beloved philanthropists found a space all his own. Ora Nwabueze of The Dunes, who brought us Off Ramp and Get Trunk, finally has a gallery to call home for the staging of his brilliant and exciting shows.

The Gallery at Social is a modern, intimate gallery and event space on 14th st in Columbia Heights. There, The Dunes will enthrall us with art, music, & fashion from DC's most talented creatives. At last night's opening, a substantial plethora of Nwabueze's friends turned out for a private viewing.

The exhibit features photography by Yacouba Tanou, Pete Muller, Peter Van Agtmael and Jocelyn Weiss. Yacouba fled Cote d'Ivoire in 2003, and has a great eye for color and composition. Jocelyn's lovely work was projected on a big screen. The images of Uganda by Pete Muller and Peter Van Agmael were stunning, evocative and imaginative glimpses of life in poverty stricken Africa, as it emerges bit by bit into a sustainable future.

The Gallery at Social. Go there.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Gone August 15th, so get down there!

Closing Weekend! Saturday Aug 14th until 10pm. Sunday 12-5.

Hugh & Crye's fall launch! Men's shirts that actually fit.


Artistic Sole -Skate decks, graphic tees, shoes.
Buprestes – Beautiful silver jewelry with cutest bug motif ever.
Carolyn Thornton – Jewelry.
Dawit Kahsi – Africa-inspired graphic tees.
Holland Cox – Colorful handbags, aprons, and other accessories.
MiSHi – Sterling silver jewelry. (That's me!)
Thembe Fashions – Womens clothing.

Thursdays and Fridays: 6 to 10 PM
Saturdays: 2 to 10 PM
Sundays: 12 to 5 PM

Located in the former R.L. Christian Library at 1300 H Street, NE.
Important! They only accept credit cards and checks as forms of payment.

Friday, August 6: Music Selector Phoenix
Saturday, August 7: DJ Jahsonic

“Eat Ur Heart Out“
Hunger Awareness Project by DECOY
Great for kids!
August 8
1 to 3 PM

DECOY raises awareness about hunger in DC. Did you know that 56,000 children in DC are at risk of hunger? You’ll get to decorate lunch bags that we’ll donate to area kitchens that provide meals to those in need.

Fall Collection Launch by Hugh & Crye
August 13-15

Closing weekend music curated by BLUEBRAIN
August 13-15

Friday, July 23, 2010


A Summer Celebration to Crush Colon Cancer!

July 27, 2010 7-10 pm at STROGA

Don't miss this beautiful event to raise money for Chris4Life, while being entertained by the following world class performers (in this order):

Evan Bliss
City Dance Ensemble
Low End String Quartet
City Dance Ensemble (again!)
Christylez Bacon
The Four Horseman
(Jam Session Finale)

Presented by Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation & The Pink Line Project

The evening will be filled with live music performances, an opportunity to purchase limited-edition prints commissioned from DC’s top artists, signature cocktails, savory bites, VIP reception, local DC celebrities and inspirational stories from notable colon cancer survivors. Performance line-up includes Grammy nominee hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon, contemporary classical group Low End String Quartet, indie-rock band The Four Horsemen, the City Dance Ensemble, and smoky blues singer Evan Bliss. This world-class performance event will celebrate colon cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.

The Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation, in partnership with The Pink Line Project and Pamela’s Punch, will host the 1st Annual “Blue Crush” Summer Celebration to Crush Colon Cancer on Tuesday, July 27, from 7-10PM at the new and exquisite Adams Morgan space called STROGA. Chris4Life is dedicated to the power that art events provide by improving lives through various art related activities. For patients and caregivers, self-expression and enjoyment through the arts is proven to aid in the healing process and creates a sense of community and success during a time of hardship. Chris4Life is striving to find new and cutting edge ways of fundraising for this rapidly growing foundation – creating cultured programs and unique activities for people to help bring them into the fight against colon cancer.

Tickets are on sale online for only $35, after July 17th ticket price is $40 (online ticket sales only – no sales at the door). All proceeds from the event will benefit Chris4Life Patient, Treatment & Care Program.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. For sponsorship information, contact Michael Sapienza, Executive Director at


What: Blue Crush – A Summer Celebration to Crush Colon Cancer
Presented by: Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation, The Pink Line Project, Pamela’s Punch
When: July 27, 2010
Where: STROGA, 1808 Adams Mill Rd. NW (18th & Columbia) Adams Morgan, Washington, DC 20009
Time: 7-10PM
Phone: 773.551.5434
Event Tickets:

About Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation

The principal goal of Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation is to permanently eliminate the threat of colon cancer through discovery of a cure. As long as people are dying from this disease, we will be at the front lines of the fight. To this end, we will fund cutting edge research so that the brightest minds and best institutions are empowered to cure colon cancer for good. Until then, Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation is committed to significantly improving the treatment experience for patients and caregivers, and to dramatically raise awareness about colon cancer in general. Following the inspiration of Christine Sapienza, we will utilize the arts as a means of integrating the mind, body and spirit in our approach. Chris4Life is working together to build a culture of care and foster relationships with research institutions, advocacy groups, the health care community, and the general public. Chris4Life's core values are Compassion, Empowerment, Perseverance, and Life.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Oh Canada, for shame.

It was an exciting day filled with the promise of travel and the expectation of escaping Arizona’s summer heat. On June 22, 2010, Mary Anne and James Davis headed up to Nova Scotia to live for the summer, the same as they had done for the last 17 years.

It came as a shock when the border guard denied entry to the elderly Mr. Davis, on the basis of two ancient misdemeanor charges. He and his wife were advised to leave the country immediately, on the very next flight, or risk detainment.

Why now and not before? The security regarding entry into Canada hasn't changed since 9/11. As many less famous people have experienced, the border guard they dealt with was on a power trip. As a result, after 14 hours of travel, they turned around and started the trek home.

James G. Davis is an American born artist, rather well known, and extraordinarily talented. A long time ago in younger, brasher days, James was arrested for disorderly conduct. Not all that shocking considering it was 1953. Those were the beatnik years; you were supposed to get arrested! (That’s how you graduated to beret status! First you stole a black sweater to get your white beret, hitchhiking across state lines gained you the privilege of sporting yellow. Only Black berets were allowed to hang out in public, as they were the masters; they could chain smoke a dozen hand rolled cigarettes in 10 minutes flat while reciting the latest from Ginsberg.) Seriously, decades later, after starting his family, James had 1 conviction for impaired driving. That was 26 years ago.

Artist Turner G. Davis, (who recently made it to the second try out for Bravo's "Work of Art" but, much to Bravo’s loss, was not accepted into the final) had this to say regarding the incident: "My father is 79 and doesn't even drive”.

According to other seasonal Canadian residents, the treatment by Canada’s border personnel has been nothing short of disgusting. They will often strip the cars of elderly couples, pulling everything out, then leave the mess for these folks to pick up, saying it's not their job to put it back. For many, the amount of work involved in packing everything back up in one day just isn't possible.

Most ironic is the attitude of some Canadians who responded to the Chronicle Herald article regarding the Davis matter.* Some are saying we Americans deserve this, arguing that our border guards do the same type of thing. We don't; I looked it up and you can too.** We don't deny entry for misdemeanor charges. (We also haven't recently stalked attractive women and used their passports to hit on them. The entire border guard could benefit from undergoing a review, and perhaps some training?) Many, and thankfully the majority, of responders to the previously mentioned article are astonished and upset by this incident. “The gallery {Studio 21} has been really REALLY outraged and supportive, as have been a TON of our Canadian brethren”, said Turner Davis.

Snowbirds fund a large portion of the tourism economy throughout Canada. According to Mary Anne Davis, they are Canadian taxpayers and own a home there. So why, dear neighbors to the north, are you turning away such a dependable economic resource?

Mr. James Davis was scheduled to show his work in Halifax, Nova Scotia next summer, bringing his gorgeous modern pieces to Studio 21 gallery and sharing culture, beauty, and thought provoking images with his beloved neighbors, friends, and the public. Bringing high quality art to the area benefits the entire community.

Too bad for you, Canada. We're more than happy to take him.

Painting: The Fisherman by James G. Davis
Photographed: Artists James G. and Turner Davis

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** ( At this time, driving under the influence, breaking and entering, disorderly conduct and simple assault are not considered crimes that make a person inadmissible to the U.S. )


CALL TO ARTISTS: Breast Cancer Art
Gallery: artdc. Curator: Deidree Bennett
DEADLINE: August 30th, 2010.
Show Date: October 2-Nov 6th. Opening Reception October 9th 6-9PM

National Exhibition exploring Breast Cancer related Art. Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture.

Content of artwork should be a reflection upon, or expression about: survival, loss, healing; reacting to illness or fear of it, etc. Survivor artists especially requested, but not necessary. All 2-D and 3-D works (including video/ projections) are eligible. No size limitations. No hanging fees. Juried. Artist 40%, Gallery 30%, Charity 20%, Curator 10%. Breast Cancer Charity TBD. Electronic submission with an artist statement is required. Formats accepted are jpeg & tiff, please include images at least 1500pixels at the widest dimension. Attach artwork title, dimensions, materials, and year. Submission window July-August 2010, submit early for a better chance of being selected. Artists responsible for transporting artwork to and from the gallery on designated drop off date. Out of state works may be shipped ahead of time to curator. More details will be provided to artists whose work has been selected.

artdc gallery is located in The Lustine Center
5710 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Arts District Hyattsville

Gallery Information:
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

LAKEFEST- FREE! This weekend!

June 12th & 13th

Part of Columbia Festival of the Arts,
LAKEFEST is a weekend long extravaganza of Art, Music, Kids’ entertainment and crafts, Food, Demonstrations and a variety of activities for all ages.

Some of the Lakefront Highlights include:

~ Exciting musical performances, including the rousing and raucous Celtic fusion of the award-winning Scythian and the sweet blue-eyed soul of singer/songwriter Eric Lindell.

~ ArtPark – Fine Art & Crafts Show & Sale

Friday, June 11 - Sunday, June 13
Our juried, invitational art show and sale returns with more than 65 artisans displaying and selling their one-of-a-kind artwork - many favorites plus over 35 new artists this year. Featuring a breadth of media including functional and wearable art and a wide range of prices.

(MiSHi Jewelry)

~ KidzArt Tent

Saturday, June 12 - Sunday, June 14
Children aged five and up are invited to explore the visual arts with unique activities provided by KidzArt, Howard County’s celebrated advocates of child creativity. Tent adjacent to the American City Building. On-site registration is suggested as space is limited. Parents must accompany children.

~ BookFest at LakeFest - A Literary Weekend

Friday, June 11 - Sunday, June 13
In partnership with the Columbia Archives, the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society, Little Patuxent Review magazine and the Howard County Library. With book sales all weekend

~ Chalk-It-Up Contest

In partnership with Howard County Tourism & Promotion
Enter our 6th annual Chalk-It-Up street painting contest to win cash prizes - $750, $500 or $200! $12 Entry fee includes chalk.

~ 7th Annual Kinetic Art Parade

Saturday, June 12 at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday morning kicks off at 11:00 a.m. with this quirky and colorful parade. Arrive early for the best parking and to stake out a prime spot along the route to see the wacky entries in the kinetic art contest, hear the bands play, laugh at the clowns, and cheer for your favorite!

~ ArtWorks – A Fine Art Exhibit in the American City Building
Lakeside Café & Deli: “Through the Lens” - Photography by five Artists’ Gallery members.
Artists’ Gallery: “Colorful June: Flora and Fauna” - Photography by Carl Segal

~ Courtyard Concert Series: FREE outdoor concerts all summer!

~ LakeStage Lineup

The LakeStage will be jamming all weekend long as the Festival features the best in local, regional and national touring artists. From folk to blues, rock n' roll to reggae, there is a band for everyone's taste. Come on down and let the good times roll.

(Eric Lindell)


Columbia Festival of the Arts has enhanced the cultural life of Marylanders by presenting a brand new season of world class events each June. Comprised of an eclectic mix of visual arts, music, dance, theater, literature, comedy, film and family activities over a 16-day period

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Monday, May 31, 2010

The Scrap Behind the Taps

Don't Miss PHILIPPA V. ORA: fight for The Dupont Underground!

Tuesday, June 1st
6:00pm - 2:00am
at Marvin
2007 14th St. NW (and U)
Washington, DC


Support the revitalization of the Dupont Underground into a world-class arts and culture institution.

The Pink Line Project, the Dunes and Marvin present a fundraiser for The Dupont Underground Art Coalition.

Designer cocktails created by the battling duo!

All tips will be donated to the cause to convert the abandoned trolley station underneath Dupont Circle (all 100,000 square feet of it!) into a dynamic community-based art and design hub for everyone to be a part of.

With Sam Burns + guest DJs

Suggested $10 donation, $6 drinks, unexpected antics and expected hootenanny are complementary

Learn more about the Underground at

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Miniatures and More at Cheryl Edwards Studio!

A lovely show of affordable art, and part of the Hyattsville Arts Festival, closes next Saturday, June 5th. Stop by from 1:00 - 5:00 and chat with local artist and patron Cheryl Edwards.

"A compositional rule requires that the actual subject can be no more than 1/6th scale, which is a definite challenge...Miniature art is typically detailed work, exquisite in color with strength of composition, which can more than compete with larger paintings."

She has a diverse selection of pieces from both local and international artists, including my handmade recycled silver jewelry!

The Cheryl Edwards Studio Gallery
4103 Rhode Island Ave Brentwood, MD 20722
Suite 215

Don't forget to visit ArtDC, Design Studio Art Gallery, and Violetta Markelou's gorgeous new fashion photography studio while you're in Hyattsille!

* 8x8" Painting J'veux descendre by contemporary artist Antoine Josse.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Farce The Liar from Shakespeare Theatre Company


Shakespeare Theatre Company presents The Liar, a farce by Pierre Corneille, adapted by Broadway playwright David Ives. When the charming and handsome pathological liar Dorante enters Paris, he impresses everyone who hears his lies. But as his lies multiply, will Dorante be able to keep his lies straight and still manage to get the girl?

Lansburgh Theatre
May 24 - 30, 2010

Get half off tickets at Goldstar

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wonderful day for families at the Virginia Fine Arts Festival!

This year's FREE festival is packed with activities for children! (If possible please donate $5-$10 to the festival. Donation proceeds benefit year round educational and outreach programs produced by GRACE.)

My daughters love seeing the peformers from Arachne Aerial Arts. They have two performance pieces at the weekend long event:

One, called “The Beauty of Their Dreams”, is inspired by William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. It includes two characters grounded by industrial reality, that dream of a more ethereal existence of beauty and grace. The performance features three aerial duets by Arachne Aerial Arts as dreams complimented by inspiring aerial theater performances by In-Flight Theater. This performance will take place on a large installation called The Tower and will occur under the Reston Town Center Pavilion.

In addition to the performance in the Pavilion, the aerialists will perform on another installation called The Flying Machine in Town Square Park. This is an aerial sculpture that investigates the integration of the human body, tools and machinery. Being huge in scale, it uses counterbalance both as metaphor and function. Contact occurs from reaching through the machine with body and spirit.

More for Kids:

Art & Science Artistically Collide in Children’s Art Tent:

This year Art &Science meet in the Children’s Art Tent where children can explore, discover and create fun, wonderful art. From kaleidoscope making, to designing your own paper bag hats, to participating in a colorful community mural, come see what happens when art and science meet and how art and science can work together to create beautiful works.

Also learn more about GRACE’s educational programs, including Art in the Schools, Explore More, Summer Art Camp, and children’s workshops.

The festival will also have full slate of musical entertainment, ranging from teen Rock sensation Margot MacDonald to Old-Time String Band innovator Scott Malyska, and from former DaVinci’s Notebook vocalist Bernie Muller-Thyme to guitar virtuoso Sol. Many outstanding songwriters are included in the lineup as well.

Event Details:
What: 19th Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival
Who: Contemporary artwork from over 200 artists in 18 categories
Where: Reston Town Center - 12001 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190
When: Saturday & Sunday – May 15 & 16, 2010
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Rain or Shine.
Preview Night Party: Friday, May 14, 7:00-10:00 p.m. Tickets required.

Cost: Admission to the event is free however a voluntary donation of $5 is requested. In addition, $10-off certificates redeemable at a dozen Reston Town Center restaurants will be offered in exchange for a $10 donation to the GRACE.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Art Beats + Lyrics (DC)

Friday, March 26, 2010 at 7:00pm - Midnight

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
1301 Constitution Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC

"AB+L explores several themes in Hip Hop and highlights urban art forms expressed through photography, graffiti and paintings fused with DJ’ing, break dancing and live music.


Art, Beats and Lyrics is an Exhibition of multi-media art and design that explores the recent work of a diverse group of visual artists who have emerged from the sub-cultures in Hip-Hip throughout America. The core of the project involves painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, performance and product design by well-known artists as well as up-and-coming local talent. AB+L grew from an audience of 400 people to more than 4,000 for one event at the High Museum in Atlanta. AB+L captivates the urban audience by maintaining its roots in the street and promoting the underground experience in attractive and unique venues. This platform also provides local urban artists a channel in which to expose their art to a wider audience.

Art, Beats and Lyrics is an Exhibition of multi-media art and design that explores the recent work of a diverse group of visual artists who have emerged from the sub-cultures in Hip-Hip throughout America."

Monday, March 15, 2010

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

19th Annual NoVa Fine Arts Festival
Produced by Greater Reston Arts Center

Saturday, May 15, 2010 and
Sunday, May 16, 2010
10:00am - 6:00pm
Rain or Shine
Reston Town Center, 12001 Market Street
$5-$10 Donation suggested to benefit GRACE. Donation proceeds benefit year round educational and outreach programs, including Art in the Schools.

This juried festival will show the work of over 200 artists. It typically attracts over 50,000 patrons, and offers an opportunity to experience and purchase art directly from talented featured artists.

The weekend begins with a Preview Night Party on Friday, May 14 from 7-10 p.m., for sponsors, donors, local art lovers, and media. The evening will include a live fine art auction and the opportunity for first choice art purchases from award winning artists. Tickets are required for this event.

"The two-day juried festival will offer plenty to see, taste, hear and do - from hand crafted, one of a kind artwork, a host of live musical and visual performance arts, artist demonstrations, acclaimed children’s activities, and superb food and refreshments. The Festival offers a superb array of artists in 18 categories including; oil, acrylic, watercolor painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, jewelry, metal, textiles, photography and ceramics."

For additional information about GRACE, the Northern Virginia Arts Festival or volunteer opportunities visit

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A CATALYST at the Lansburgh Theater

Citidance in Concert: CATALYST

For years now, my husband and I have been consistently impressed by the performances put on by the world-renowned modern dancers & choreographers of DC's Citidance Ensemble. This weekend's show promises a similar experience.

Saturday, March 13, 2010 • 8pm
Sunday, March 14, 2010 • 4pm
Lansburgh Theatre • Harman Center for the Arts
450 7th Street NW • Washington, DC

"Concluding a blockbuster performance season featuring a standing ovation at the inaugural 2009 VelocityDC Dance Festival and October's sold-out Latitude performances at The Kennedy Center, CityDance's U.S. season finale featuring the Washington, DC premiere of Paul Taylor's Images and a collaboration between Artistic Director Paul Gordon Emerson and Grammy nominee Christylez Bacon promises to be an event that should not be missed."

Features of the show include:

•CityDance's premiere of Paul Taylor's masterwork Images

•An encore performance of Paul Taylor's powerful Last Look

•A premiere of Paul Gordon Emerson's new work Little Adorations with live accompaniment by Grammy nominee Christylez Bacon

•A first look at +1/-1 by Choreographer-in-Residence Christopher K. Morgan.

Tickets for Catalyst are on sale now through the Harman Center for the Arts Box Office.

Tickets are $35 and $55. Limited $20 rush tickets will be made available 24 - 48 hours in advance of show times.

Friday, March 5, 2010


My heart is light and I am hopeful, as the change I so hoped to see has begun.

DC is moving towards a truly supportive and less competitive community for the artists that reside here. Artist Collaboratives are rapidly growing and putting on their own exciting pop-ups shows. Galleries have begun to WORK TOGETHER to bring more artists to wider audiences, and support is building for this concept.

Last month we saw the lovely LUST show spearheaded by ArtDC, spreading out to 2 other galleries.

Now the undercover annual Moca DC event, Erotica 2010, is expanding into ArtDC, Design Studio Art Gallery, and Cheryl Edwards Studio.

I would love to see exclusively top notch work at these shows. Therefore...


Drop Off: All work must be delivered to Lustine Gallery between the hours of 12 pm to 2 pm on Saturday, March 6th. (We will accept work at the artdc Gallery as a central location for display in these spaces)

Install: March 6 from 12 to 2pm

Reception: March 13 from 6 to 9pm

De-install: April 4 from 12 to 2pm

Hanging Fee: $10.00 per art work- Artwork: Maximum size 24x30, and work must be ready to hang

30% to the gallery for all sales developing from this exhibition

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pink Fashion Rocks!!! Wed, Feb.24th

Wear Pink, ROCK out!

Join us at Long View Gallery for a live rock fashion show, raising money for breast cancer research and awareness. Early detection saves lives.

See Betsey Johnson's pink line, 14 GWFCC Fashion Designers, and the iTunes awarded Charm City Devils!


Walk the "Pink" Carpet with Fashion BS. Enjoy great cocktails, hor d'oeuvres, and ART (including some by Betsey Johnson herself, who is a breast cancer survivor). Who knows, you might just bump into multi platnium R&B artist Ginuwine.
Tickets are $50, VIP $150(includes swag bag).

All DC designers are donating 100% from their auctioned signature pink pieces to the cause, because DC Designers ROCK!


Long View Gallery
1234 Ninth St, NW.
Metro: Mt. Vernon Sq.-7th St/Convention Ctr.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Artistic jewelry from 10 of DC's designers, benefiting the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative

This Thursday, February 18, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Afterparty 9:00-midnight
Location: Teatro Goldoni
Street: 1909 K. Street, NW

$10 donation at the door gives you the chance to win some amazing door prizes. Hundreds of designs available for purchase directly from the artists.

Enjoy light appetizers from Teatro Goldoni and a cash bar with martini and wine drink specials (

The DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative ( ensures that DC public school students benefit from the region’s rich array of arts amenities and every dollar donated at the ART BUZZ Trunk Show ensures access to the arts for thousands of students each year.

Organizers highly recommend arriving early for the best selection.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Activation 2719

This Pop-Up exhibit is not to be missed!

Opening Reception
Saturday, February 20th, 2010
6:00pm - 11:00pm

Activation 2719
2719 13th St NW
Washington, DC. 20009

Admission is free, but you must rsvp here to attend.

Participating Artists:

Tim “Con” Conlon
James Walker
Emily Green Liddle
Bryan Rojsuontikul
Aniekan Udofia
No Kings Collective

The opening will have a bar, food provided by Commonwealth Gastropub, and Music by DJ Fleg and DJ Tom Lim, with a special vocal performance by Sheena Alexis.

2719 is located at corner of 13th and Girard Street. Metro accessibility is three blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro Station (Green Line and Yellow Lines)

Gallery Open Hours:
Sat: 10am – 5pm (Feb 20th & 27th)
Or By Appointment

Show runs to Feb 27th.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"Till Death Do Us Part"

Art Brings Us Together: Till Death Do Us Part

Matt Sesow, Dana Ellyn Gallery Exhibit at Long View Gallery Opens Feb 5 With Couple’s Wedding

On Friday, February 5, from 6:30 - 9:30 PM, two of Washington, DC's most celebrated local artists will tie the knot at Long View Gallery at 1234 9th St NW.

During the opening night reception for Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow's "Till Death Do Us Part" art exhibition, the long-time couple will exchange nuptials. The couple is inviting all of DC's artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts to the public event.

Opening Reception Friday, February 5th, 6:30-9:30pm


Painting "Till Death Do us Part" Dana Ellyn

Monday, January 4, 2010


The URBAN FOREST Project seeks sponsors for a massive spring art event in DC:

"The Urban Forest Project is a series of unprecedented outdoor banner exhibitions taking root in cities around the world. In each location, artists, designers, students and the general public will employ the idea or form of the tree to make a powerful visual statement on banners that will be displayed throughout the community.

The tree is a metaphor for sustainability and, in that spirit, the banners at the close of each exhibition will be recycled into totebags and auctioned off to raise money for a local non-profit organization." Proceeds will go to support local Washington, DC tree planting and sustainability initiatives.

This project, conceived by Worldstudio, is being presented in Washington, DC by the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), in collaboration with the Corcoran College of Art and Design, AIGA DC and Downtown DC Business Improvement District. Seed funding for the project was provided through a grant from the USDA Forest Service.


Contact Andréa Pellegrino
212.366.1317 x18

Banner Artwork Deadline 1/8/10

Register here: for $20,
•No promotions of commercial logos, taglines or corporate names.
•No partisan political messages.
•No obscene language or imagery.