Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The high LIfe

The High Life
Painting, Drinking, Rockabilly Music and Other Bad Habits I've Developed

Paintings by John Figura

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept 8th, 2006 6-9pm

Wohlfarth Galleries
3418 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20017
1/2 block from Brookland/CUA red line metro
Hrs: Thurs and Fri 4-8, Sat 12-4
and by appt

Pulse 2006

Pulse 2006
A Hillyer Art Space Exhibition

Sept 8-Oct 19

Artists: Maria BArbosa, Margaaret Boozer, William Christianberry, Manon Cleary, John Dreyfuss, David Driskell, William Dunlap, Helen Frederick, Sam Gilliam, Carol Brown Goldberg, Pat Goslee, Rebecca Kamen, Quentin Moseley, Wendy Ross, John Ruppert, Foon Sham, Renee Stout, Lou Stovall, Duncan Tebow, Mondy Weisel, Frank Wright

Opening Reception: Friday, September 8th, 2006 5-8pm

Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court, NW
Washington DC 20008
Hrs: Mon-Fri 10-5pm and by appt

Sunday, August 27, 2006


Wednesday, August 30 - 7 to 10 pm - Mary G - One pose - $12 artist fee

Now accepting work for September Days - September 8 to 29 - deadline Wednesday, September 6. see for details & entry form

The Regular 1st Sunday Artist & Model meeting will be held on Sunday, September 10

Raffle-Raffle-Raffle - we have a lot of artwork that has been donated for previous fundraisers, and if you want to donate more, that's fine - Raffle tickets are $10 each, but we will not sell more raffle tickets than there are works of donated art. Conclusion - Everyone Wins - No losers! I mean, the frames on some of these are worth 10 times that. Drawing at 8 pm Friday, September 29 - 1st one drawn can have their pick. Next one has their pick, etc, until all those who attended that night have something to take home. No need to be present to win: From then on, it's first come, first served - just walk into the gallery during open hours, and take your pick.

Now seeking individuals to serve on the Board of Directors for MOCA DC. A variety of positions are available, tailored to the variety of endeavors of members of this list. A Yahoo group has been established to allow people to recommend, exchange and discuss ideas and issues for our growth. Participation can be as little as in an advisory capacity to comment on issues raised in the Chat Group, to participating in regular monthly meetings. Stay tuned - organizing meeting coming during July.

News to share? - contact me and we'll share it with our growing list of artists & models & photographers & models

1054 31st St NW
Canal Square in Georgetown
Underground Parking - $7 all day on Weekends and after 5 pm weekdays
Free parking may be found on side streets a few blocks up or down 31st St

for more info contact Dave Quammen
202.342.6230 gallery 202.361.3810 cell -

Friday, August 25, 2006



The Document- a presentation of The B-Boy Project
August 18 - September 3, 2006

curated by Jefferson Pinder
Featured Artists: Bat, Brandon Hill, Alex Meiners, Peter Chang

Gallery hours are 2-7pm wed-sun

Upcoming at The Warehouse

The Warehouse's new season really takes off after Labor Day.
Look for:
a new WPA/C show, EXCHANGE, looking at Baltimore artists,
more of Rick Fiori's WORST PRESIDENT EVER,
a Czech comedy from Scena Theatre,
Sonic Circuits,
Cherry Red's FREAK SHOW,
more spelling bee,
dance with JANE & GINGER,
solo performance with HORIZONS,
one more WAR & PEACE show,
and much, much more!!!

See you at the Warehouse!
1017-1021 7th Street, NW
Wash. DC

Faculty Show at NOVA Loudoun Campus

Wohlfarth Galleries in Provincetown, Mass

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Exhibition Opening at Wohlfarth Galleries


Featuring paintings by Kevin Mitchell

Opening Reception: Friday, August 18th, 2006 6-9pm

Wohlfarth Galleries
3418 9th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017
1/2 block fro Brookland/CUA red line metro

Runs through Sept 2nd
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri 4-8, Sat 12-4, and by appt

Part of the Summer Exhibition Series: Shaken, Not Stirred, An Ephemeral Cocktail

Saturday, August 05, 2006

"Going Out Gurus" on 1460 Wall Mountables

Check out what the Washington Post's "Going Out Gurus" had to say about DCAC's 1460 Wall Mountables!

Local Artists Bring the Funk to DCAC

"Depending on the exhibition, the gallery at the D.C. Arts Center can be a very vibrant space or a very bleak one. Vibrancy wins out this month with the center's "Wall Mountables" installation, a show with a concept almost as cool as the art on display.
For this annual fundraiser/exhibition, the D.C. Arts Center invites artists to mount their works on a two-by-two-foot square of wall. Each lot costs the artist $10 ($5 for members of the DCAC) and artists can purchase up to five squares. The ground rules: artists cannot combine spaces or write directly on walls. All else is fair game, so long as it can be mounted on a wall.
Like any open-call show, some work was lovely and some work was just okay. The show (obviously) lacked the tight focus of a curated show, but that's always okay with me. I was happy just to browse the densely packed gallery looking for the funkiest pieces.
Darren Smith's photo mosaics were some of my favorite works on view. In one, Smith carefully rearranged pieces of photographs of cloud forest so that the resulting piece looked like the woods as seen by a kaleidescope. In another, the Capitol dome and the Washington Monument were arranged so boldly that they seemed to speak to ideas of Washington power.
Also of interest were Mark de Rosa's silkscreen on plastic works. In simple wooden frames, de Rosa layered three silkscreened pieces of plastic on top of one another, leaving about half an inch of space between each layer. This three-dimensional effect was what made the work most appealing and even funny at times. For example, a goldfish from one layer of plastic appeared to be swimming through a man's head that appeared on another layer of plastic).
I could go on and on about other pieces on view -- Candace Keegan's pop-arty paintings of wind-up toys, Amy Lin's dot paintings, Kathryn Cornelius's vanity mirror -- but the exhibition is really worth a visit. It'll be up until August 13."

At Touchstone

Opening Wednesday, August 9th:
Mud, Sand & Straw: A Regional Juried Exhibition of Works In Ceramics, Glass, Fiber & Wood, juried by Binnie B. Fry, in the
Main Gallery
Santana Miyazaki, grass roots artist working in paintings and woodblock prints, in the Annex
Opening reception: Friday, August 11, 6-8:30pm
3rd Thursday reception: Thursday, August 17, 6-8pm

Touchstone Gallery
406 7th Street, N.W.
2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20004
202-347-3339 (fax)
Hours: Wed - Fri, 11-5 and Sat-Sun, 12-5



REMIX: East-West Currents in Contemporary Art
A survey of recent work demonstrating cross-cultural influences
August 15 through September 30
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 8, 6 – 9 pm (Mark your calendar!)
REMIX: East-West Currents in Contemporary Art is a juried exhibition featuring forty-six artists, both Asian and non-Asian, who address the interchange of ideas and the intermingling of artistic or cultural influences between Asia and the U.S. Nearly 100 artworks will be exhibited in media including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, photography and installation.

Resident Studios Artists in our third floor Wyatt Gallery
Paula Bryan: Textile Transformations-layered, imagined clothing
Caroline Danforth: Oil Paintings

Normal public hours are Tuesday through Saturday, from 11 am to 5 pm. For more information, call (703) 248.6800 or The AAC is located at 3550 Wilson Blvd., in Arlington, VA, just off the Virginia Square-GMU Metro stop on the Orange line.

Treasure Our Peace

TREASURE OUR PEACE: Sat Aug. 19 4-6:30 p.m., Busboysand PoetsPlease join the Young Women's Drumming EmpowermentProjectand the Princess of Controversy in standing with ourShe Poet, Treasure, who was recently a victim of gunviolence in our city. On Friday, June 23rd, Treasure was shot twice in herback by someone she did not know. She is now in theprocess of recovering from her injuries including abroken collarbone, while she and her family areundergoing an enormous financial burden. She is alsoawaiting major surgery in order to remove one of thebullets. YWDEP is organizing a benefit concert to assist herand her family and to re-assert that we DO NOT ANDWILL NOT tolerate violence in our communities.Local hip-hop artist the Princess of Controversy willhost and perform, along with local poets MichelleSewell, Margaux Delotte Bennett and Laila Shereen; hiphop artist Cherie Latson; singer/songleader LuciMurphy; dancer Samaa of WeDance Ensemble; actor DebRandall of Venus Theatre; singer/songwriters NaudyMartinez, Juliana Landim andAlan Scott of the Alan Scott Band; and of course YWDEPalong with the Intergenrational Women's Drum Choir.Please join us - we need your support and solidarity. WHERE: Busboys & Poets - 2021 14th Street, NW DC /U StCardozo Metro StationWHEN: Saturday, August 19th, 4:00 - 6:30 pm $10-20 suggested donation at the door. For scholarshipinformation, please contact Alexandra RSVP appreciated.Refreshments will be served and there will be a rafflefeaturing YWDEP merchandise, gift certificates,instruments and more. We will also feature a silentauction with original artwork by local artists Hawah,Andres Arango, Alexandra Silverthorne and ChristianPerez. For more information, see our or contact YWDEP's FoundingDirector Kristen Arant at Kristen@youngwomendrum.orgor 202-213-7810

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