Thursday, June 30, 2005

This Week's Quote

"Art, in the end, is not an illusion but a revelation. The more profoundly it reveals the nature of our existence, the greater art it is." -Julian Spalding, from The Eclipse of Art

Monday, June 27, 2005

Angst For The Mammaries

Angst - an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety; intense feeling of
internal emotional strife; usually reserved for philosophical anxiety
about the world or about personal freedom.

Mammary - of or relating to the milk-giving gland of the female.

Artists Candace Keegan, Adrienne Mills, Ray Van Santen and Joyce
confront growing angst over bare breasts in an era of
diminishing personal freedom. Viewers are invited to explore and
document their opinions on bare breasts in contemporary art and culture.

Angst For The Mammaries
Touchstone Gallery
July 8 – August 7, 2005

Opening Reception: Friday, July 8, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
3rd Thursday Gallery Walk: July 21, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Touchstone Gallery
406 7th street, NW
2nd Floor, in the Annex
Washington, DC 20004

Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 11-5pm, Sun 12-5pm and by appt.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

WPA/Corcoran Presents, "Seven"

Seven shows underone roof at the Warehouse Theatre.
1021 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Opening reception: Thursday, June 30, 2005 6-8:30pm

Runs through Sept. 9
Hrs: Sat. 10-6
Sun. 12-6
Curated by F. Lennox Campello

My friend and fellow Girlz Club member Michal Hunter has work included! Also, Linda Hesh and Scott Brooks and many others! Check it out!

Monday, June 20, 2005

My Closing Reception

Here are some pictures from my closing reception. If it doesn't look like my work in the background...well, that's because it's not! The band set up next door at Works on Paper Gallery so they would have more room. Thanks to Demivolt for a great show!

This Week's Quote

"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." - Aristotle

Thank you to artist, Michal Hunter, for sending this one to me!

Exhibition at Catholic U

Salve Regina Gallery and Catholic University’s Department of Art
are pleased to present:
Assefa Yeshiwork:
Selected Paintings, 1998 – 2005
Thursday, June 23, 2005 - Thursday, August 11, 2005

Please join us for an opening reception June 23, from 6-9pm

Salve Regina Gallery is located on the campus of Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave, NE.
Washington DC, 20064
Or take Metro’s Red line to the Brookland/CUA
A map is a available at:
Any questions, please call 202.319.5282
Curated by Phoebe Esmon

Christian Conrad at Wohlfarth Galleries

Wohlfarth Galleries presents:
Emotional Topography
Oil paintings by Christian Conrad

Opening reception: Wednesday, June 22, 6-9pm

Runs through July 21
Curated by June Blanks
Gallery hours: Wed, Fri and Sat 12-4 and Thurs 4-8pm
Located at 3418 9th street, NE
Washington, DC 20017
1/2 block from CUA/Brookland red line metro

Gregory Ferrand at Aroma Cafe

Where? Aroma Cafe, on 3417 Connecticut Ave NW in Cleveland Park (across from the Uptown movie theater)
The show will be up from June 16th through the end of July.
Many of you may remember Gregory's work from Artomatic and the Museum of Modern Arf's Handpicked!
Check it out!

Call for submissions at MOCA

Call for Submissions
Now accepting applications for A Celebration of the Figure II, a major figurative art show in Washington, DC. Work may be any media so long as it is nude or mostly so; portraits not included. The exhibit last year garnered more than 180 pieces from 70 artists around the country and Norway. Deadline is July 6, 2005.

The opening reception on July 8 will feature a belly dancer performing all night from a special area painted to reflect an appropriate Middle Eastern venue. A video of this will be included in a CD Rom created for the exhibit. This will include artist's bio and headshot, as well as each work of art and other items of interest.

A copy of last year's CD is available, and includes the 7/18/2005 body painting session that was part of the 2nd anniversary of the Figure Models Guild. Copies may be ordered for $10, plus $2 handling and postage. Make checks payable to David R. Quammen.

Applications for the 2005 exhibit may be downloaded from, by request to or requested by mail, as below. Send requests for the CD Rom of the 2004 exhibit to:

David R. Quammen, C/O MOCA DC/A&M Galleries, 1054 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007

American Impressionists at St. Paul's Center

Wohlfarth Galleries, with Galleries in Washington, DC and Provincetown, Ma has opened an
Exhibition in the St. Paul's Center. A new Art space and Gallery in North West, Washington, DC.
St. Paul's Center
Rock Creek Church Road & Webster St., NW
Office 202 -726-2080


The exhibition includes work of the famed American Impressionist Henry Hensche, and
painters who are part of his legacy.
Artist in the exhibit:
Tim Chappell
Anastasia Egeli
Cedric Egeli
Joanette Egeli
Lisa Farrell
Lois Griffel
Henry Hensche
Robert Longley
Margaret McWethy
Dan Niedhardt
Hilda Neily
William Papaleo
Earnest Principato
Joseph Szarek
Dan Thompson
George Thurmond

Exhibition was curated by Lavinia Wohlfarth

This exhibition continues through July 5, 2005
For information and directions Please call, The St. Paul's Center 202-726-2080

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

New Exhibition at G fine Art

Opening: Saturday, June 11, 2005 (6:30-8:30pm)

June 11 - July 16, 2005

G Fine art
1515 14th Street, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Artwalk in Silver Spring, MD

Tuesday, June 14th 6 – 9pm :

10% off dinner at Los Arrieros for ArtWalk patrons!

Gateway’s Heliport Gallery, 8001 Kennett St. Suite 3

Gateway’s Heliport Gallery, the newest edition of Silver Spring’s Arts and Entertainment District is currently showing Reflections In Stone : an exhibition of Shona sculptures. The exhibit features approximately 20 artists from one of Zimbabwe’s most established artist communities, “The Gateway to the Stones at Tengenege.” The artists’ work both honors links to ancient Zimbabwean civilization and explores universal themes of love, work, family and worship.

Art In Transition : and re:place : 7981 Eastern Ave. (entrance by the Kennett St. garage)

Art In Transition is an exhibit series coordinated by Gateway Georgia Avenue, in which area curators are invited to curate exhibits in transitional spaces in the Arts and Entertainment District. The first part of the series is now taking place in the commercial wing at 7981 Eastern Ave. Entrance to the spaces can be found by the Kennett St. garage.

Suites 3 and 4 are curated by Jesse Cohen of, an artist lead organization that seeks to bridge the communication between artists of all mediums, galleries, and collectors. Work by members: Elizabeth Garber, Jessie Marschiello, Sasha Blanton, Cecicole McInturff, Joanna Bresee, Sean Felix, Erin Antogneli, Matt Hollis, Angela Kleis, Stephanie Booth, Brian Hewitt, Robin Walker, Jennifer Bishop, Raymond Klecker, Candace Keegan, Michael Auger, Jason Habour, Alexandra Silverthorne, Jennifer Golden, James Landry, Danny Jacques, Nancy Fallon, Stephen Mead, Virginia Nostrand, Erin Fogarty The exhibit features a wide range of artistic work and talent, showcasing the depth of our area’s local art scene. An additional wrinkle includes Exhibitor’s comments on “What it means to emerge” which will also be on display.

For more information, please visit:

Gallery hours this week: Today June 7th, 4 - 7pm ; Saturday June 11th , 12 – 7pm (BBQ!)

Suite 2 has been curated by Angela Jerardi and includes installation artists Laura Amussen and Jessie Lehson and photographer Michael Wichita. Featured in the Washington Express, the exhibit’s title: re:place focuses on memory, loss and transformation. The exhibit, explores how physical objects can transform our reality, while investigating how these objects can serve as markers and buoys in each of our lives.

For more information please visit:

Los Arrieros : Kim Bentley and Paula Jakobsberg : 7926 Georgia Ave.

For artist Kim Bentley, family and identity are two themes that are intertwined in her artwork. As a Korean American adoptee, she feels entirely American and not fully Korean. Kim uses her artwork to examine and preserve her adopted family’s history while weaving her own storyline into it. Using solar plates, metal plates coated with a light sensitive plastic, she scans old photographs, handwritten letters, passed down recipes, and other elements of her relatives lives while inserting her own viewpoint to create provocative prints. My artwork is an exploration and preservation of family history - much like an illustrated family album.

Pauline Jakobsberg, a printmaker for the past thirty years, is a founding member of the Washington Printmakers Gallery in DC and the Graphic Workshop Studio in Silver Spring. Pauline has had several solo exhibitions of her prints in the U.S. and Europe. Her most recent show was at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum in New York. The works she will be showing at Los Arrieros are monotypes, one of a kind, colorful images of people in various settings.

Alchemy : 8025 Georgia Ave.

Alchemy has been open for three months and has grown from 25 to 52 artists. The store is bursting at the seams with beautiful, interesting, eclectic art. Come sign up for workshops in jewelry and soap making, painting herb pots, card making and scrapbooking -- participate in drumming circles (even if you've never drummed before) -- and keep your eyes open for Alchemy's weekly Saturday outdoor artist market to open shortly.

For more information:

Pyramid Atlantic : 8230 Georgia Ave. : Telling Their Stories and Contemporary Codex

Telling Their Stories, was a series of workshops that brought together writers, artists and orators at Pyramid Atlantic to reveal their stories. The group interacted to learn new art skills, applied creative thinking to their interests and dynamically interpreted their own symbols and images as a key to human communication and understanding. June 14th will be an evening of show and tell, highlighting the process that the participants went through.

Contemporary Codex: Ceramics and The Book is a traveling exhibit by eight national and international artists celebrating the confluence of ceramics and the book in contemporary art. The work consists of one-of-a-kind conceptual sculptural book objects, and installations that interpret these two forms (ceramics and the books) with integrity and a variety of aesthetic viewpoints. Ceramics and the books share a common history. The earliest book forms were cuneiforms, small terra cotta tablets with orderly symbols easily tucked into a side sleeve and carried around. Not unlike the small medieval girdle book, which was worn at the waist, these early book objects were imbued with power and intimacy. These feelings of intimacy, combined with the power of storytelling draw artists in to explore the book form in their artwork. Ceramic books range from those of traditional book form to those deconstructed to the point of being unrecognizable. Yet, all of the work in Contemporary Codex explores the tactile intimacy of the book as an interactive object.

For more information:

Kari Minnick’s Glass Studio : 8230 Georgia Ave.

Patrons can expect to see a working kiln formed glass studio where many things are made from

jewelry, functional and fine art glass, to large site specific works. They will have a chance to learn about courses in glass arts that are offered by the studio.

Gateway’s Progressive ArtWalk is an activity coordinated by the Gateway Georgia Avenue Revitalization Corporation. It is a socio-economic development tool intended to assist in the revitalization of the Georgia Avenue corridor in south Silver Spring, as a unique, vibrant and walkable community.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Last Chance to see Kirkland!

Studies in Organic Minimalism
Exhibition by artist JT Kirkland

Presented by the League of Reston Artists and the University of Phoenix Northern Virginia Campus

May 2 – June 25, 2005

University of Phoenix Northern Virginia Campus
11730 Plaza America Drive, Suite 200
Reston, Virginia

Exhibition is free and open to the public during regular business hours Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 10:00pm, Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Mr. Kirkland publishes the well known "Thinking About art" blog and also writes for the DCist

Scott Brooks in Direct Art Magazine

Local artist Scott G. Brooks has a great profile article in Direct Art, a nationally recognized art magazine. He has a wonderful drawing on the front cover!
I met Scott a while back when we were in a group show together at the Museum of Modern Arf's Hand Picked, which featured some of the top picks from DC's Artomatic 2004.

Direct Art is available at most book stores in the area with the art mags. check it out!

Or visit his website:

Friday, June 03, 2005

Solo Exhibition

Just a reminder that my show is up at Wohlfarth Galleries. It has been extended until June 18!
Wohlfarth Galleries is at 3418 9th Street, NE
Washington, DC For info call 202-526-8022
Hours: Wed, Fri, Sat 12-4pm, Thurs 4-8pm and by appt.
Look for a profile article on me in Elan Magazine this month!

There will be a closing reception on Saturday, June 18, from 6-9pm

This Week's Quote

"Art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can only be explored by those willing to take the risks." Mark Rothko

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