Thursday, March 31, 2005

Philly This Weekend

Saturday, April 2nd Reload Bags will be curating their first art opening and reception at their new location. This is a continuation of a show they had a few years back: they have essentially given about 30 artists license to create a R.E.Load messenger bag as they see fit. The results are pretty crazy . Media spans from print to oil paint, applique to metalworking. If you are in Philly, you don't want to miss the opening...or take a road trip!The show will be up for two months. Artists include: Joe Beddia, Roland Burns, Lancelot Coar, Carrie Collins, Jamie Dillon, Lindsay Duggan, Phoebe Esmon, Leo Espinosa, Chika Eustace, Gerik Forston, John Freeborn, Emily Glaubinger, Braden Govini, Jim Houser, Victoria Howe, Crystal Kovacs, Max Lawrence, Taliah Lempert, Ellie Lum, Brian Lynch, Annette Monnier, Jesse Olanday, Nick Paparone, Joel Peterson, Ingrid Rowe, Elsa Shadley, Tim Sullivan, Pete Whitney, Jeff Weisner, Ben Woodward, and Andrew Jeffrey Wright. SATURDAY APRIL 2ND, 6-9 PM

Saturday, March 26, 2005

"Textures" at National Museum of african Art

Textures: Word and Symbol in Contemporary African Art

Visit this thought-provoking exhibition that explores the power of language at the National Museum of African Art! Included are artists Willem Boshoff, Ghada Amer, Fathi Hassan, Berry Bickle, Rachid Koraichi, and Berni Searle.

Girlz Club DC March Meeting

The Washington DC based artist's group, Girlz Club met Wednesday evening to discuss future projects. In attendance were members Judy Jashinsky, Candace Keegan(yours truly), Michal Hunter(you can see one of her paintings in the top photo below) Elizabeth Jernigan, Lisa Farrell and Janella Stebner. Keep checking back for more information about upcoming Girlz club events and projects. For more information email me at

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Seam Rippers in Philly

My friends and fellow DC area artists Phoebe Esmon and Lancelot Coar have collaborated to create a piece for an exhibition in Philadelphia. The show is entitled, Seam Rippers and consists of artists interpretations of the messenger bag. The opening reception will be Saturday, April 2, 2005, from 6-9pm at R.E. Load, located at 608 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA(just north of Spring Garden), 215-922-2018.
A great reason to take a road trip to Philly!

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Russian Paintings

Exhibition of Russian Paintings at Smithsonian International Gallery

Yesterday I went to see "In the Russian Tradition", a historic collection of 20th century Russian paintings at the Smithsonian's International Gallery. It is fantastic! For all of my fellow painters and appreciates of the grand tradition of oil need to go and see this show! With a wide range of styles and genres, there is enough thick, juicy paint, georgeous surfaces and soft, lusciuos light to please just about anybody who is into painting. YUMMY!!

Canal Street Galleries

Galleries @ 1054 Canal Sqaure

On Friday evening I attended MOCA and the other galleries at 1054 Canal Square in Georgetown for their third Friday openings. MOCA has their Erotica 2005 show continuing and there were some great photographs at Fraser Gallery by Lida Moser. Other galleries in Canal square include Anne C. Fisher Gallery and Parish Gallery.

Wearin' O the Green, Tapas and Red Stripe, Mon!

An Eclectic St. Patty's Day
Just thought I'd share my St. Patrick's Day antics: On this fine Irish holiday, I ended up wearing my green, indulging in cool beverages and dancing with some friends; you know, pretty standard. There was no corn beef and cabbage for us, however! We ended up in all of our Irish green, eating tapas (empanadas to be more specific), listening to latin/ salsa music and drinking Jamaican beer. Hmmmm....that's why ya gotta love hanging out in the city!

Saturday, March 19, 2005

MFA Thesis Exhibition

I am currently working on finishing up my last semester of graduate school. Here is info about my upcoming thesis exhibition:
Candace Keegan: MFA Thesis Exhibition
March 30-April 13, 2005
Salve Regina Gallery
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave, NE
Call 202-319-5282 for info
Metro: Red line to CUA/Brookland
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 10-5pm

"This is Not a Lolly-pop" Oil on Canvas 2005

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Paint and Papers

Grad School Blues

Sorry I haven't posted anything in a few days. I have been busy painting, paper writing and helping out with Catholic U's Juried Student Art Exhibition, which runs through March 23rd at Salve Regina Gallery. The juror was Micheal Clark, artist and co-director of MOCA DC.
Below is work from the exhibition by CUA students Erin Hunter and James Patrick O'Donnell.

Technologically Challenged

Since I am still trying to figure out how the heck to list links of other blogs on my sidebar like all those more competent bloggers, I've decided to put some here for now. Here are other art-related blogs worth browsing:
dcartnews and thinking about art
I'll add more when I figure out what the heck I am doing! I know...get it together, girl!

Third Friday in Georgetown

MOCA DC and The Canal Square Galleries have their third Friday receptions this Friday, March 18 in Georgetown. MOCA is having an anniversary open house from 6-9pm and has their Erotica 2005 exhibition on view until March 25. Canal Square is located at 1054 31st St, NW, close to the main drag, just off of M street.

Monday, March 07, 2005

National Women's Exhibition in Buffalo

Back from snowy Buffalo!
Here are some photos from the exhibition opening at Impact Artist's Gallery.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005


Shuffling Off to Buffalo

I'm heading out today to visit family for spring break and attend some art events in upstate New York(see the posting from Friday, Feb 25). I will be arriving in Buffalo-Niagara this afternoon. Brrrr....will be chilly!
I will have limited access to a computer, so there may not be any new postings until I return this Sunday.
I will be checking e-mail, though.
Happy hump Day!

Girlz Club DC February Meeting

Girlz Club met Monday night to discuss the state of art in our nation's capitol and to talk about future projects for the group. Girlz Club is a Washington, DC based group of woman artists. Our first group show was last summer at Wohlfarth Galleries in Brookland and this past fall we organized a group exhibition at Artomatic 2004, including a performance in homage to Ana Mendiata and a 24 hour event. Keep checking back for more info on the Girlz and upcoming events!

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