Sunday, March 27, 2011

Looking In, Looking Through

Photography Exhibit Opening Premieres New Show, New Gallery

Kensington, MD – Saturday, April 2nd marks the opening of the photography exhibition “Looking In, Looking Through” at the new Howard Avenue Arts Incubator gallery. A reception to celebrate the inaugural show, open to the public, will be held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on that date. The reception and exhibition will take place on the top floor of the Gary Rosenthal Collection studio building, in Kensington's West Howard Avenue warehouse and antique district.

Curated by noted photographer Jim Auerbach, the exhibition features 10 local photographers, each showing 10 images, from landscapes and portraits to architecture and abstracts. Unifying the show is the theme “Looking In, Looking Through”: capturing the essence of a subject by looking deeply into it and communicating the context of a subject by looking through it to the wider world. The featured photographers include George DeBuchananne, Beth Koller, Peter Manzelli, Dave Mullen, Mario Ramos, Judy Saunders, Coriolana Simon, Jerry Weinstein, and Doug Wolters, as well as curator Jim Auerbach.

The works will be on display from April 2 through April 16. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Friday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

The Howard Ave Arts Incubator, a community service project of the Gary Rosenthal Collection, began operating in December 2010 with the mission of creating a collaborative arts community dedicated to promoting socially responsible action while nurturing the creative and professional growth of local artists. “The Washington, DC area has been home to my glass and metal sculpture studio for close to 40 years. By creating the Incubator, I am helping to encourage other local artists, as well as giving back to the community through social ventures that use art to make the world a better place,” states Rosenthal."

For more information, contact Curator Jim Auerbach at, or 301.871.9060 and 301.807.1753; or Assistant Director Joy Parisi at, call 301.897.4152, or visit the website at

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Lamont Bishop Gallery announces “Mirror Rim” Annie Kielman Solo Exhibit.

I'm looking forward to visiting DC's newest gallery: Lamont Bishop on 9th street. Named after an instructor at the Institute for Student Achievement, the gallery "endeavors to nurture curiosity, expand inquisitive minds and give back to the community by exposing members to new and exciting artistic opportunities."

Annie Kielman presents "Mirror Rim"
March 12 – April 2, 2011
Opening Reception:
Saturday, March 12th. 7:00-11:00PM
1314 9th Street NW DC

"She stresses her discovery of the ease with which something can
become strange: how facile exaggerations can become abnormal, or how trivial manipulations
or replications can evolve into something unfamiliar. She explores this theme primarily through
the creation of two-dimensional prints as well as sculptural works that simultaneously probe the
idea of delicate perversion of commonplace aesthetics."

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Youth Artist Award

The family of Ted Kliman is pleased to accept applications for the first annual Ted Kliman Memorial Award for Young Artists. This $500 award is designed to encourage and support talented, career-minded youngsters working in the visual arts.

Ted Kliman, who died in 2009, was a brilliant and prolific artist with work in over 200 public and private collections. He was exceedingly generous in giving his time to his fellow artists, and believed deeply that young talent needs to be nurtured.

Who's eligible? Students between the ages of 12-17 living in the Washington, D.C., area. Artists may work in any medium: sculpture, painting, drawing, mixed media or photography.

Requirements: a portfolio (10-15 jpegs, slides or high-quality photos of the artist's work; a 3-page essay describing the applicant's aspirations as an artist, and what the award will be used for; a 2-page analysis/appreciation of a single work of art that inspires the artist.)

Deadline: April 1st, 2011.

Send all materials to: The Ted Kliman Memorial Award Foundation
c/o Todd Kliman
5006 43rd Ave.
Hyattsville, Md. 20781

The selected candidate will be announced in May 2011. The foundation will work to arrange, in addition to the award, a small local exhibition of the recipient's work.