Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Art DC Art Fair

Modern, contemporary & cutting edge work of the highest quality define this country’s newest art fair. Professional, dynamic and diverse describes the rigorous selection of participants who will introduce both residents and visitors to the US Capital to the energetic and exciting world of contemporary art fairs.

artDC—with 80 international galleries from across the globe, and a host of curators, museum directors, educators and arts professionals tapped to share knowledge—seeks to reach a new generation of arts enthusiasts who join the world’s passionate buyers of painting, prints, sculpture, photography, and new media works.

Washington Convention Center, Hall E 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington DC

Dates & Times
April 27 - 30, 2007
Friday (Free Day) April 27 11 AM - 7 PM
Saturday April 28 11 AM - 7 PM
Sunday April 29 11 AM - 7 PM
Monday April 30 11 AM - 5 PM
Friday, April 27 artDC is FREE all day.
General Admission: $12 Groups of 10 or more: $9
Seniors/Students: $5 Children under 12: Free

This weekend! April 27-29


At Gallery Neptune

New Paintings by John Aquilino
Opening Reception, May 5, 7-9
Gallery Neptune
4901 Cordell Ave
Bethesda, MD

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

MOCA DC Update

Please pay special attention to Item 2 - and go to to see what it's all about - major event!

1 - Now accepting work for the May show - In Black & White - get entry forms from or contact Dave, as below

2 - Artists & War - In Favor & Opposed - June Exhibit - check the details at - a major effort, guaranteed to be provocative

3 - 3rd Friday Open House this Friday, April 20 - 6 pm til ????? This show is one of our best, so come see it live

4 - MOCA DC Fund Raiser - March to June - these events will be fundraisers, so donations - cash, artwork, ??? are welcome

a - Membership - if you aren't a member now, or have not paid dues prior to January of 2006, then a membership would be great - it's only $40 Regular, $30 for Seniors and $20 for Students - good for 1 year. Benefits include a reduced hanging fee for exhibits - ($40 nonmember - $25 member, $20 Senior, $15 Student) - you can probably enter at least 6 to 8 a year, depending on subject of show. And if you send in a membership now, but don't enter anything in the current exhibit, your membership period won't begin until you hang something in a show. For those non-artists, then, a membership now could conceivably be a lifetime membership. Other benefits include to have your work on the internet on the MOCA DC artists section, now under development. Will put headshot of the artist, brief bio and 2 images of work, plus a link to your website. If you don't have a website, then will add 2 extra examples of your work. This is in development now, and will begin to appear on the MOCA DC website in March.

b - Donations - cash - Any cash donations are welcome - bless you very much - make checks payable to MOCA DC - we now have a business checking account, and the gallery is both incorporated in DC and is an IRS certified 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation. Certificate of Good Standing available, as is all other paperwork to support this.

c - Donations - artwork - I am preparing a section of the gallery to hold all artwork donated for a fundraiser - so donate some stuff, look at some to buy, or just do something crazy to help fund the galleries expenses.

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

for more info contact Dave Quammen
202.342.6230 gallery 202.361.3810 cell -

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Awesome Artomatic Coverage! has set up a special page about Artomatic featuring an interactive panoramic photograph of the space, works by Artomatic artists and a rundown of each weeks events and performances!

Check it out!!!

Artomatic is HERE!

Eclectic, crazy, Artomatic 2007 is on and open to the public! Plan many visits to stave off the possible over-saturation of so much art at one time. Along with over 400 visual artists: there is music, films, theater, and dance each of the 33 days. All free.

Some highlights:

Two for Tuesdays! Tuesday night panels and workshops will bring you a chance to talk with one of the leading cultural organizations in the area that provide resources for artists. The presentation will be followed up with a special offer with a local restaurant and those attending will get the special discount card when attending the resource workshops!

Wednesday Wine Tastings! Come on down for a wine tasting at the Emerald Bar every Wednesday night at 7pm. The presentation of the wines will be made by Dean and Deluca wine staff. You can follow it up with events including workshops, film programs, music, and poetry!

Thursday Night Tours and Pizza! Interested in getting an artist's eye view of Artomatic? Join us every Thursday evening! We'll have pizza available for a small donation, and after a little nosh you can head out on a tour led by one of the Artomatic participating artists! Interested in leading a Thursday night tour? Send an email.

Friday and Saturday Night Live! Check out the Artomatic event schedule. Fridays and Saturdays are chock full of performers, from dance to theater, and from acoustic acts to rocking out on the Electric Stage. And don't forget the workshops and classes during the day on Saturdays and Sundays, and film programming every Friday and Saturday night!

MEET THE ARTISTS - May 4th! - Plan to come on Friday May 4 and meet the artists. We’ve asked every visual artist to attend this special evening where they will be by their space to discuss their work.

Calling All Artists! We are looking for a few good artists to show us your favorite work at Artomatic. Every Thursday will be artists' tours night, and you can lead a tour of your top picks. Show us the art you like the best! If you are interested in leading a tour one Thursday, email to get your tour on the schedule!

Bailey's Pub & Grille - 2010-A Crystal Drive - Bailey's will host "after party" events the following Saturday evenings when our bar closes at midnight. April 14, 21, 28 and May 5 and 12. There will be a "closing after party" on Sunday May 20th the last day of Artomatic 2007 in Crystal City. On these evenings we will distribute fliers with details on half price appetizers.

Pick up coupons for discounts at area restaurants! (there are several great places to eat right across the street from Artomatic!)

All visitors and volunteers who visit Artomatic during hours of operation will receive one hour free parking in the garages at 2121 Crystal Drive and in the garage directly across the Street from 2121 Crystal Drive. You must bring your parking ticket with you when you enter Artomatic at 2121 Crystal Drive and the Artomatic Hosts will stamp your ticket.


Pyramid Atlantic cordially invites you to the launch of
April 13 - June 9, 2007

Special ColorField.remix Reception: Sunday, April 29 from 2-5pm
Meet the Artists Talk (along with curator Harold Linton): Saturday, May 12 at 2pm

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, in Silver Spring, MD, is presenting FIELDWORK: PLACING SPACE IN THE COLORFIELD REMIX, an exhibition of multimedia installations. As part of the citywide celebration of Color Field painting, Gillian Brown and Inga Frick have created two new works that play with the implications of Color Field painting for our experience of space. Tracing imaginary geometries, Gillian circumnavigates the evening horizon while Inga loops the Washington Beltway at rush hour. In an earlier collaborative piece, a trio of swimmers converge and merge in a Rorschach explosion within an immersive field of water. According to artist Brown the work is “inspired by what I have always found most compelling in Color Field paintings: a play between the boldly apparent and that which cannot be readily grasped. An important aspect of these works is to subtly draw our awareness to the limitations of our perceptions.” The exhibition is curated by Harold Linton, Chairman of the Department of Art and Visual Technology at George Mason University.

Pyramid Atlantic is featured with more than 30 Washington area museums, galleries, arts organizations and businesses participating in ColorField.remix, the largest celebration of painting ever held in the Washington area. The event honors the 1950s and 1960s Color Field visual art movement and the Washington Color School, which put Washington, DC, on the art world map. ColorField.remix includes exhibitions, public art projects, artists' talks, lectures, children's programs, and special events honoring Color Field and Washington Color School painters as well as contemporary artists influenced by those movements. For more information about the ColorField.remix project, go to

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Billy Colbert, Free Soul

On Saturday, April 14th, my good friend Billy Colbert will be having an opening on 1840 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC. This opening will be held in a huge space in the 14th Street corridor in the Shaw neighborhood. The space was made possible because of an art project that he's doing in collaboration with the new Radio One headquarters that is being built in Washington. There will also be Saturday afternoon gallery hours from 1-5PM (please call 202-247-0595 to gain entry into building)., The special opening event begins at 7:30 and goes until 10:30.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Bill Hill at Jane Haslem Gallery

Bill Hill
Recent Paintings
Reception: Sunday, April 22, 2-5pm
Runs through May 20th

2025 Hillyer Palce NW
Washington, DC 20009
Hours: Wed-Sat 12-5pm

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Artomatic 2007-opening weekend is almost here!!!

ARTOMATIC 2007!!!!!
April 13–May 20, 2007
2121 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Va.
Metro stop: Crystal City
Free admission. Donations accepted

Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Noon–10 p.m.
Thursday: Noon–11 p.m.
Friday, Saturday: Noon–1 a.m.
Closed Mondays
Artomatic, the Washington, D.C., area’s eclectic, engaging — and occasionally even eye-popping — arts extravaganza is back this spring and promises to be more of a draw than ever before.

Held regularly since 1999, Artomatic is the region’s one-of-a-kind multimedia art featuring more than 600 regional artists and performers. The free five-week event, to be held April 13–May 20, will feature nearly 90,000 square feet of paintings, sculptures, photography and other creative work.

About Artomatic

Artomatic is a month-long multimedia arts event that draws together visual artists, musicians and performers and brings their work to the community without charge. It was originally conceived as a way to break down the geographical and social segmentation of the Washington arts scene, to bring art directly to the public and to build cohesion among artists. The city's ongoing development in recent years has diffused the arts community by breaking up pockets of artist studios. In addition, local artists are sometimes overshadowed by national blockbuster shows and federal landmarks. Artomatic provides a forum for all of our area's artists to convene, perform and exhibit, strengthening the visibility, cohesion, and marketplace of Washington's arts community.

Artomatic began in 1999 in the historic Manhattan Laundry building. A dozen or so artists originally toured the empty building and within a month, three hundred and fifty artists had cleaned, lit, painted and colonized the 100,000 square feet. Over 20,000 visitors attended the first Artomatic over 6 weeks. From there, it grew organically, as buildings were made available to Artomatic by community developers. Music and performance of all kinds were added. In 2000, 665 artists exhibited and 200 performed at the old Hechinger’s building; more than 1000 artists and performers took part in 2002 at the Southwest Waterfront and even more in 2004 at the old Capitol Children’s Museum in Northeast. The number of visitors has also more than doubled to over 40,000.

By artists, for artists

Artomatic is organic; there are no juries or curators. A Board of Directors comprised of local artists and supporters and a steering committee comprised of local artists, arts administrators, and community activists develops outreach procedures and participation guidelines to ensure the broadest possible artistic representation from the DC metropolitan area. Each participant pays a nominal fee and commits to volunteering for 15 hours. Most participants, however, give much more of their time; volunteers execute every task, from hauling trash and building exhibit structures to maintaining the website. As a result, the show draws artists and visitors of different races, cultural backgrounds, ages and experience levels.

Emerging and established artists have the chance to work with and learn from one another and the diversity of artwork and performances attract the broadest range of people, providing a forum to build institutional connections; linking public and private schools, universities, community development organizations, human service organizations, corporations, foundations, and cultural organizations. Artists, organizations, and visitors come together and illustrate the energy, vitality and strength of the arts to impact the community.

Partners in 2007

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington

Cultural Center of the Inter-American Development Bank

Warehouse Theater, Gallery and Café MP3

Double Vision

William Papaleo & Michele Mari “ Double Vision: Naples and the Amalfi Coast ”
Paintings and Fine Photography - both Artists are from the Amalfi Coast, and
are flying here from Italy for the opening reception. A clear vision of the
Amalfi Coast and Naples, it's people, it's industry, it's land, and the sea
surrounding. Pastels, oils and photography.

MEET THE ARTIST RECEPTION: Friday, April 20, 2007 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Outdoor Painting Demonstration >> by William Papaleo. Saturday, April 21 at
9:00 AM

William Papaleo will paint from life, in morning light, to demonstrate how
his work uses color to reflect atmosphere and the changing effects in the light
key of nature.

Wohlfarth Galleries
3418 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC

At Transformer

Artist Talk this Saturday, April 7, 2007 at 2pm:

Please join Transformer Saturday, April 7 at 2pm for a conversation with the artists in Transformer's current exhibition Natural (dis)Order (March 24 - April 28, 2007). Jessica Cebra (DC), Señor Tangcito (DC), Christine Tillman (Baltimore, MD) will discuss their work and approaches to making art. Transformer artist talks are informal events with artists and audience engaging in conversation in a relaxed atmosphere. Seating is limited.

Incorporating a variety of artistic disciplines including site-specific installation, painting, collage, silk screening and sculpture, the four dynamic artists presented in Natural (dis)Order share playful contemplation and conceptual interpretation of themes related to nature, animals, and human connection to the natural world with their work. For further information, visit Transformer's website or download the exhibition press release by clicking here.

Save the Date!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 / 6:30 - 8pm

Transformer, in partnership with Civilian Art Projects, is pleased to present FRAMEWORK Panel #6 - Collecting the Work of Emerging Artists. This event will take place at Civilian Art Projects, 401 7th Street, NW, 3rd Floor.

Collaborating professionally for the first time since working as co-directors at Transformer, Civilian Art Projects' Director Jayme McLellan and Transformer's Executive Director Victoria Reis are thrilled to partner together in presenting this very exciting and timely panel. FRAMEWORK Panel #6 - Collecting the Work of Emerging Artists - moderated by collector and arts enthusiast Philip Barlow and featuring several esteemed area art collectors including James Alefantis, Allison Cohen, and Dr. Michael Pollack among others - will focus on how each participating panelist developed his or her current art collection, the importance of collecting the work of emerging artists, as well as where the panelists look to purchase work.

Attendance for this event is free, but seating will be limited. Please rsvp your attendance to or call 202-483-1102.

Transformer to participate in artDC / April 27 - 30, 2007

Transformer is participating in its first art fair - artDC, Washington, DC's First Annual International Modern & Contemporary Art Fair. Taking place April 27 - 30, 2007, Transformer will be in booth #702 at the Washington Convention Center, Hall E, 801 Mount Vernon, NW. Transformer will be presenting work from the newly created Transformer Flat File Program currently featuring photography and small works on paper by artists Cynthia Connolly, Christine Buckton Tillman, Maki Maruyama, Nathan Manual, Stephen Gibson, Pat Graham & Melanie Standage, and Marissa Long, among others. Additionally, Transformer will be presenting a site-specific, mini-installation of work by the artists in our current Natural (dis)Order exhibition.

Founded in summer 2002, Transformer is a Washington, D.C. based 501(c) 3 non-profit, artist-centered, visual arts organization that connects and promotes emerging artists locally, nationally and internationally. Partnering with artists, curators, art spaces and other cultural entities, Transformer serves as a catalyst and advocate for emergent expression in the visual arts.

Exhibitions hours are Wednesday -Saturday, 1-7pm and by appointment.

Transformer is supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities/NEA, the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, and The Visionary Friends of Transformer.

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t r a n s f o r m e r

1404 P Street NW Washington DC 20005 (202) 483-1102 /


New work from Warren Craghead
Based on the poetry of Guillaume Apollinaire

April 6 - 28
Gallery Neptune
Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Craghead combines drawing, collage and paint to create new works that draw from the poetry of the great pre-WWI poet Guillaume Apollinaire.

Also available: The 100 page book "HOW TO BE EVERYWHERE", consisting of drawings based on Apollinaire's poetry.

Opening Reception and book launch
Friday April 13, 6pm - 9pm


Also showing:

Exquisite Corpse
Sculptures by Mark Behme


Lost + Found
Paintings by David Wallace


Gallery Neptune
4901 Cordell Avenue
Bethesda MD 20814

Monday, April 02, 2007

Women’s Work at Nevin Kelly Gallery

There's a very nice piece written on "Women's Work" currently up at Nevin Kelly Gallery. My good friend Laurel Hausler is included in this group show of young women artists.
Check it out here.

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