Thursday, October 26, 2006

Conversations with Artists


Have a glass of wine, a bit of a snack, and conversations with:

Suzi Fox, (sculpture)
Akiko Kotani, (works on silk and paper)
Mahasti YMudd, (installation and performance)
Trish Tillman, (installation and video)
Candice Welsh, (works on paper)

as they discuss their works in our FALL SOLOS 2006 in gallery talks throughout the building.

Resident Artist Sabyna Sterrett and Eye on Arlington artist Robert Cwiok will also talk about their work.

Free and open to the public, registration not required but requested.
Arlington Arts Center

Last show at Numark Gallery

The Last Show
Celebrating 11 Years in DC

28 October - 16 December

Opening Reception
Saturday, October 28
6:30 - 8 pm

Please join Numark Gallery Saturday evening for the opening reception of 'The Last Show,' Numark Gallery's final exhibition celebrating 11 years in DC.

Participating artists include Shimon Attie, Chan Chao, Diana Cooper, Tony Feher, Terri Friedman, Doug Hall, Peter Halley, David Jung, Robert Lazzarini, Nikki S. Lee, Sharon Louden, Carter Potter, Robin Rose, Adam Ross, Michal Rovner, David Ryan, Jim Sanborn, David Shaprio, Dan Steinhilber and Yuriko Yamaguchi.

Numark Gallery is located at 625 E Street, NW between 6th and 7th streets. Metro stop: Gallery Place/Chinatown (red, yellow and green lines).

Monday, October 23, 2006

MOCA Update

MOCA DC - Figure Models Guild

1 - Wednesday model
2 - Call for Artists - MOCA DC Heads or Tails II
3 - Call for Photographers - Monumental Nudes!!
4 - Halloween Party Friday Night - October 27 - 6 pm until the end of times
5 - Figure Models Guild calendar contest still going
6 - Look for a new feature at MOCA DC - Art History Movie Matinee's
7 - Still accepting Board & Volunteers - next meeting in a few weeks
8 - New Blog site by Richard Takeuchi

1 - Wednesday, October 25 - 7 to 10 pm - Amanda Ganong- One pose - $12 artist fee

2 - Call for Artists - now accepting work for the November show - Heads or Tails II - get entry form at or contact Dave as below

3 - Call for Photographers - Now accepting photographs for Monumental Nudes, a search for the best shot with 1 or more nudes in, on or near a national landmark - $200 for best submission - Nationwide - $5 for submissions of 5 images each - submit via email or on CD - Deadline February 1, 2007 - winner will be announced by Presidents Day - contact Dave for details

4 - MOCA DC's 3rd Annual Figure Models Guild Halloween Party - $10 - great snacks, Body Painting ($5 charge to cover paint), Cash Prize for best Costume and Clothing Optional - Mark Friday Night, October 27 - 6 pm until the gallery turns into a pumpkin

5 - Still seeking input for 2 Figure Models Guild calendars: Portrait & Nudes - check out the details at

6 - Art History Movie Matinee's - look for our new feature using our professional home theater system - with comfortable chairs - Film Titles will be posted in an upcoming weekly update - so keep your eyes open for some really great stuff - 1st one is a 6-DVD set of the Impressionists

7 - Still seeking individuals to volunteer & 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 (
Subscribe: 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. We held our first meeting Saturday, September 30 - at the lovely home of Alison Gardner & Dan Massey - next meeting in a few weeks

8 - I started a Japanese blog about nude painting and now translating it into English so that any member can read it and, hopefully, make some comment on it. The URL is as follows: - Richard
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

visit our web sites
Figure Models Guild -
Artists & Models chat group at
MOCA DC Gallery chat group at

Friday, October 20, 2006

Art Fair in DC!

artDC To Present The First Annual Modern and Contemporary
Art Fair In Washington DC April 27th-30th 2007

Washington, DC (October 4, 2006) – On April 27th the District of Columbia will be designated as the art capital of the world as curators, collectors, connoisseurs, dealers, movers and shakers from the four corners of the globe gather for DC’s first modern and contemporary art fair – artDC. This premier art fair opens its doors to the public on Friday, April 27th at the Washington Convention Center, Hall E and runs through Monday, April 30th.

artDC will feature a select group of 85 galleries, tapped to present the “best of the best” from the modern and contemporary art world. The fair will bring together internationally respected and established galleries from Europe, Asia and the Americas, featuring all disciplines – including, painting, photography, sculpture, works on paper and video-to provide a dynamic cross-section of today’s multi-dimensional art market. A strong showing of DC’s finest galleries that includes Hemphill, Conner Contemporary, Robert Brown Gallery, Adamson Gallery, Curator’s Office and G Fine Art, will establish artDC as one of the not-to-be-missed annual fairs.

artDC will emphasize special sections within the fair, from the cutting edge SLICE, where visitors can discover the hottest trends in the art market, to galleries presented in the context of New Media installations that are reserved for digital and video art. Several diverse projects are underway to engage artists in outdoor projects, as well as feature the city’s numerous and important non-profit arts organizations. artDC is designed to be an exciting platform for a broad spectrum of contemporary art, while also paying homage to the modern collections that are the pillar of so many local institutions and exhibitions.

Ilana Vardy, show director, announced that artDC will partner with the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington as the fair’s preview night beneficiary. Vardy stated “we are extremely honored to work with the CAGW at this inaugural event as this organization reflects our mission to bring attention to both the non-profit art organizations and the flourishing gallery scene.” Jennifer Cover Payne, President of the Alliance, stated “The Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington is excited to partner with artDC. This first annual modern and contemporary art fair is a wonderful opportunity to let the world know that the Capital Region is an important arts destination.”

Ilana Vardy continued “DC provides tourists and residents alike with a magnificent cultural tapestry of art institutions, museums and galleries to enjoy. We want artDC to become a part of this unique, culturally attuned market and to offer a new dimension to art enthusiasts and collectors who enjoy, appreciate and buy art. We feel DC has the audience, the infrastructure and the talent to be a serious player in the international art scene and we would like to be a permanent member of that community. ”

Many of the City’s museums and arts institutions will collaborate with artDC as part of an enriching education program. This program will include seminars, special tours and off-site activities throughout the four day fair. A detailed schedule of times and dates will be forthcoming.

The Washington Convention Center, with its soaring 80 foot ceilings, dramatic glass and granite façade as well as its own $4 million art collection, is the perfect stage set for artDC’s modern and contemporary art fair. The Washington Convention Center is located at 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Hall E.

Show hours will be Friday through Sunday, April 27th – 29th from 11AM until 7PM and on Monday, April 30th, from 11AM until 5PM. Friday is a free admission day. All other days general admission will be $12, $9 for groups of 10 or more and $6 for seniors and students.

artDC will kick off an opening night press and collector benefit preview for the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington on the evening of Thursday April 26th – ticket prices, hours and event details to follow.

For additional information and regular updates, visit



The Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington is an organization dedicated to sustaining and increasing regional leadership, appreciation, support and resources for arts and culture. We build and nurture a regional network by enhancing the connection, collaboration, and conversation within the arts and cultural community and among business and other interest groups.

The Cultural Alliance pursues four institutional strategies in order to progress its mission: Research, Convene, Advocate, and Serve.

The Insect Play

OCT 13 - NOV 19
Scena Theatre
The Insect Play, by Karel Capek, is a satirical fable in which beetles, butterflies and ants give dramatic form to warring philosophies of life. A black comedy Czech style that prefigures the Theatre of the Absurd and the dark comedies of Vaclav Havel.

Tix - 703 684 7990

For More Info -
1017-21 7th Street, NW
Wash DC

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Evolution of Beauty

I saw this on Lenny's Blog and had to share:

The Evolution of Beauty

Watch this video is you want to know (in part) why our perception of a woman's beauty is so fucked up.


Kudos to Dove!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

What's new this week?

McLean Project for the Arts: Artist talk and slide show by Inga Frick - VA
Thursday October 5, 7 pm. Location: McLean Project for the Arts, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, VA 22101. Ms. Frick will show images and discuss the evolution of her work. Further information and work samples can be obtained at: Free. Reservations suggested. This exhibition runs until November 4, 06. Call 703-790-1953. Contact: Dabney Cortina, Public Relations/Development at: 703-626-1786 or 703-790-1953.

VSA arts: Destination Anywhere – DC
A juried touring exhibit by young artists with disabilities sponsored by VSA arts and Volkswagen of America, Inc., will debut at the S. Dillon Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution on September 28, 2006 through November 30, 2006. In the exhibit, artists consider the picture plane as a destination or a place where the viewer might take a trip they never expected. For more information visit or call 202-628-2800.

Market 5 Gallery Harvest Celebration - DC
Come join Market 5 Gallery in its annual “celebration of life”. The celebration will be on Saturday October 13, 2006 at the Gallery from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. Included will be music, food, entertainment, dancing. Tickets are $10.00 in advance or $12.00 at the door. Group ticket sales will enjoy a further discount. Come and bring family and friends. Market 5 Gallery is located at: 7th and North Carolina Ave, S.E., Washington, DC 20003. Contact: Cynthia Warren or John Harrod at 202/543-7293;

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Transformer Auction 2006

The Third Annual Transformer Silent Auction And Party

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

Edison Place Gallery
8th and G Streets, NW
Washington, DC

Featuring over 80 original artworks by DC area artists
Hors d'oeuvres and drinks provided by several of DC's finest restaurants and music by DJ Phoenix Crane and DJs Yellow Fever
$75 advanced tix and $100 at door

For more info call 202-483-1102

The VIrtue of VIce

Tonight! At Catholic University's Salve Regina Gallery

The Virtue of Vice
Inspiring Self-Reflection and Self -Expression in Studio Art

An illustrated lecture by distinguished artist, Erik Sandberg,
accompanied by an art exhibition of artwork created in the course entitled "Vice and Virtue"

A reception will follow

7pm Tonight

The Salve Regina Gallery
The Catholic Univeristy of America
620 Michigan Ave, NE
Washingotn, DC

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