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., http://www.pediatricaidshivcare.org/, 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: www.markeisendrath.com

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 (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=176011519078632)

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

artdc.org 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 www.suddenspace.com
Contact: Megan Mueller, meganmuellerart@gmail.com, (cell) 703-586-0795