Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Marker and Desolation Doorknob Hangers

Mary Coble will be performing her "Marker (DC)" as part of WPA\C SiteProjects DC
Saturday July 28th 2-5pm
entrance of U St/Cardozo Metro station
13th and U

LInda Hesh will put up her "Desolation Doorknob Hangers"
14th St. between V and P before the performance
Her mugs are on view at Busboys and Poets on 14th at V

Saturday is the last day of WPA\C SiteProjects DC
an outdoor art exhibition on 14th St. between P & V

In Marker, performance artist Mary Coble expands the focus of her previous performances, Note to Self 2005 (on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered persons murdered in hate crimes) and Aversion 2007(shock aversion therapy). The artist now invites viewers to emulate the physical + verbal assaults marginalized groups have endured by penning hate-inspired epithets such as 'dyke', 'spic' or 'nigger' on her body.

Coble anticipates that the act of marking another person will elicit emotional discomfort for both artist and participant. By granting permission to express these terms on her body, the artist hopes this act will engender a larger community of people assisting in collective history of the 'reclaiming' of hateful speech.

Mary Coble is with Conner Contemporary

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

"Are We There Yet?"

"Are We There Yet?"
Paintings by
Jean Marie Barrett

APS Education Center
1426 N. Quincy Street
Arlington, VA
July 22 ~ September 13
Opening reception Friday, July 27, 2007
6:30 - 8:30pm

Warehouse Cafe is Closing

The Warehouse Bar & Cafe is closing!

Join them Sunday, July 29, for the final regular bar night.

Drink Specials! Art in Heat exhibition! Fringe performances!

Buy a drink and hear about future plans.
Share your suggestions for the future of the Warehouse.

The fun starts at 7pm.

(The Warehouse Theater and the Warehouse Gallery will open new shows in September.
They will host a series of special events throughout the fall, so if you miss us on Sunday, don't despair.)

See you at the Warehouse!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

2007 Wall Mountables at DCAC

Don't miss DCAC's annual fundraising event where artists show and sell their art to benefit the District of Columbia Arts Center!
"2007 Wall Mountables"
opening reception this Friday, July 20th 7-9pm

District of Columbia Arts Center
2438 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

In the heart of Adams Morgan, this open exhibition is always exciting and eclectic! A mix of established DC artists, new-comers and just about anyone who would like to show their stuff in order to benefit a great venue, "Wall Mountables" never leaves you feeling ho-hum!

"Art in Heat" at the Warehouse

`"Art in Heat" is still up at the Warehouse Gallery
Check out what Nevin Kelly of Nevin Kelley Gallery says about it on his blog!

Tonight is the official opening of the Fringe Festival in DC, and the Warehouse Theatre and Gallery will host a happy hour starting at six. Come to celebrate thae start of the Fringe and check out the visual art!

Scroll down to an earlier posting to see some pics from the "Art in Heat" opening!

The "art in Heat" artists represent the best of DC's Outsider, Lowbrow, post-pop and Pop Surrealist artists. They're notable for creating work that's fun, twisted, sexy, and just plain wrong. Featuring: Ed Bisese, Chris Bishop, Scott G. Brooks, Lisa Brotman, Anna U. Davis, Jared Davis, Alan Defibaugh, Margaret Dowell, Dana Ellyn, Gregory Ferrand, Linas Garsys, Laurel Hausler, Candace Keegan, John Lancaster, Emily Greene Liddle, Albert Schweitzer, Matt Sesow, and Ben Tolman.

Warehouse Arts Complex
1021 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Civilian Art Projects

In its final week, Ken Ashton's Megalopolis and Lily Cox-Richard's At Stake and Rider closes on Saturday, July 21, 2007. Join us for a talk with the artists to round out an amazing show. Open to the public, the discussion will begin at 3:00 p.m. and will be moderated by Civilian Art Projects' Director, Jayme McLellan. Refreshments will be served.
Exhibition hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. and by appointment.
...APPOINTMENTS TIL SEPTEMBER 7After July 21, Civilian will be open by appointment only through September 6, 2007. On September 7th, Civilian Art Projects begins its Fall exhibit series with photographer, Noelle Tan and painter, Erick Jackson. The exhibition will feature Tan, who creates innovative photographs dominated by either white or black space, who will debut her new white series of large scale photographs (50" x 40") of desert landscapes and other ethereal subjects. Jackson's new series of paintings are based on an imaginative reflection of the interior of Dracula's house. Tan's exhibition is sponsored by the Creative Capital Foundation, a poem and essay by Grace Cavilieri, host of the Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress, will accompany the work. ...SUMMER FUN EVENT! August 1If you are like us, enjoying the baking asphalt and smells of summer in DC; please join Panache, Civilian, Reuben Breslar and the folks at 1644 N. Capital in saying a big DC hello to ....
THE SHOW IS THE RAINBOWWednesday, Aug.1, 2007THIS EVENT IS NOT AT CIVILIAN, IT IS AT: The Bobby Fisher Memorial Building1644 N. Capitol Street 8 - 11 PM Wednesday, Aug.1, 2007$2 donation to help with gas for the band and refreshmentsJoining THE SHOW IS THE RAINBOW: Black and Tan Fantasy Band (Hash & Jay Conny)PontiakAnd visual artists Seth Adelsbergerhttp://www.sethadelsberger.blogspot.comEd Fendley Luke Wyatt

ABOUT CIVILIAN:Founded in 2006, Civilian Art Projects is Washington, DC's newest gallery gnawing at the edges of contemporary aesthetic discourse. Through a challenging exhibition series supporting promising, up-and-coming artists working in a broad range of media, and through exciting events of cultural and social significance held throughout the season, Civilian will generate new energy, ideas and momentum thereby contributing to culture and community. For more information on the artists or the gallery please contact Civilian Art Projects at 202-607-3804 or Please visit the website at
info@civilianartprojects.comCivilian Art Projects406 7th Street NWWashington DC(202) 607-3804

My space on 7th at Touchstone Gallery

My Space on 7th

My Space on 7th is a show featuring floor to ceiling art by artists from every level of experience, emerging to established. Artists purchased 22 square foot sections of wall space in Touchstone Gallery’s main room on a first-come, first-serve basis. Within their space, they could hang whatever they wanted and however much they wanted. And, they receive 100% of their sales! The exhibit has been a fantastic success, with over 200 people in attendance on opening night. Don’t miss your chance to view a variety of styles, mediums and points of view, as well as some very affordable prices!

The Capital Fringe Festival performs at Touchstone Gallery: Last year at this time, CapFringe had sold $20,000 in ticket sales. This year, before the shows have even begun, they’ve sold $40,000 in ticket sales!

Ulrich Stein, currently in the annex, presents dramatic and bold colors of familiar settings making for interesting compositions.

PhotoFocus – a regional exhibition of photography juried by Sharon Farmer, in the Main Gallery. Photography artists may still pariticipate, as the deadline has not yet passed.

Tory Cowles will exhibit her most recent works in the Annex

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

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Call for Submissions! NO entry fee!!!

Call for Submissions!

Images of Justice Art Show
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law is calling for submissions of artwork dealing with the theme of Social Justice. For complete information and prospectus visit:

Sponsored by
Columbus School of Law
Department of Art and Campus Ministry

During the month of October 2007, The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, together with the CUA Department of Art and Campus Ministry, will sponsor the juried art exhibition entitled, Images of Justice, which will explore the theme of social justice through the vision of local artists in a broad spectrum of two- and three-dimensional media. The art displays will serve as a tangible expression of a theme well recognized by the law students and faculty who work with the law school’s clinical programs, serving the legal and, in many cases, fundamental needs of the indigent and underrepresented members of our local community.

Numerous events will be scheduled at the law school to coincide with the Images of Justice Art Show, including a national conference on The Role of Law Schools in Fostering Commitment to Pro Bono Publico, scheduled on October 5 and 6, 2007. For a calendar and detailed information of upcoming events, please visit

Entry Form, slides and statement must be submitted by August 1, 2007.

Images of Justice Art Show will be on display during the month of October 2007.

Call for submissions: March/April 2007
Submissions deadline: Submissions must be received by August 1, 2007,
no later than 5 p.m.
Notification of acceptance and regrets: no later than September 4, 2007
Delivery of accepted works of art: September 27, 2007
Installation of show: September 28, 2007
Opening reception: October 3, 2007
Dismantling of show/artists pick up art work: October 29, 2007


Artists must be 18 years of age or older and must reside within a fifty mile range of
metropolitan Washington, D.C.

Members of the Catholic University community, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni
especially are encouraged to participate.


● Submissions must include:

1. Completed and signed entry form

2. Images on labeled slides or CD

3. One-or two-paragraph statement on how art work relates to the theme of social
4. A self-addressed, stamped envelope must be included for the return of materials

Artists may submit up to three original images of 2-D and 3-D media, including drawings,
paintings, sculptures, photography, videos and multimedia; maximum dimensions not to
exceed 60 inches in width.

Artwork must have been completed within the last three years and must be available for the
duration of the exhibition.

The University will not engage in the sale of art work, however artists wishing to make their
works available for sale may do so by providing business cards, which will be available to the

Selected artists must deliver and pick up artwork to and from the Columbus School of Law,
The Catholic University of America, 3600 John McCormack Road, NE, Washington, DC 20064
on the designated dates.

Each artist may submit up to three images on slides or CD, a one- or two-paragraph
statement on how their work relates to the theme of social justice, completed and signed
entry form and Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope to receive returned slides/CD.

There's always lots happening at MOCA!

Friday, July 20 - Regular Galleries 1054 Open House - with body painting during exhibit - tempura & possible airbrush demo - 6 pm to ????

Friday, July 27 - Special Friday Night Marathon - Artists & Photographers Night - airbrush, tempura paint, model, photograph - clothing optional! 6 pm to Midnight and later

Friday, August 3 - Closing Party & Major Bash - 6 pm to ???

Now accepting work for our August Member Show & Membership Drive, 2nd annual Jennifer's Artists & Friends, and Major Retospective of works of Richard Takeuchi - - check the details at

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


KNEW GALLERY’S exhibit - A GOOD TIME IS NOW - features Philadelphia and New York artists Michael Ciervo, Paul Campbell, Cecilia Biagini, Cibele Vieira, and others in its Summer of Art exhibit that includes works by Gallery artists Fernando Canovas, John Fasano, Peter Fox, and Raimundo Rubio. Using every inch of the two floors and courtyard space at KNEW GALLERY’S location plus the exhibit space at the District Fine Arts (DFA) space two blocks north of KNEW GALLERY at 1726 Wisconsin Avenue, visitors to both exhibits will be treated to a smorgasbord of color and process crossing various artistic media - from photographs and paintings to somewhere beyond.

DFA will feature several artists who created art in the days when Summer of Love consciousness gave birth to key moments of social change that changed everything. The line-up of DFA artists includes Richard Friedman, Gene Markowski, Robert Otter, Steven Rosenberg, and Karl Umlaff,

The staging of the openings in tandem refers back to both Galleries’ July 2006 exhibits in which each gallery’s audience was encouraged to visit the other gallery - conveying positive energy reminiscent of the feel good times of the best of the hippie days.

The complete list of artists featured at KNEW GALLERY in A GOOD TIME IS NOW includes artists Aimee Anthony, Selina Lamberti, Chris Gibson, Jeffers Egan, Paul Gallegos, Stephen Gratz, Jonas Griscoe, Ryan Carr Johnson, Cat Manolis, MegaSleepyhead, Kevin Mellema, Katie Middleton, Bill Monet, Maria Elena Naveillan, Francis Schanz, Alexander Voslonsky, and Lien Yao.

KNEW GALLERY is located in Georgetown at 1639 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. Tel: 202/338-4588. Between Q Street and Reservoir Rd.

Receptions will take place on Thursday, July19th, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. To RSVP or for more information, please call (202) 413-2687 or e-mail

Opening This Friday!!

1460 Wall Mountables
Opening reception: Friday, July 20th, 2007 (free)

Come see DCAC's fun, ecclectic fundraising event in the heart of Adams Morgan.
Runs through Sept. 7th.

DC Arts Center
2438 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Monday, July 09, 2007

Hot Music in Del Ray!

The Michelle Burleson Band

(aka The Suicide Squirrels)

Weds, July 11, 2007, 8-10 p.m. FREE!

The No. 9 Lounge above Evening Star Cafe

2000 Mt. Vernon Ave, Alexandria (Del Ray), VA

Come see the FREE live debut of The Suicide Squirrels (aka Michelle, Brian Wyatt on drums, Ed Morrissey on bass, and Dave Dodd on the bartstool and guitar). Nine out of ten dentists recommend them for their patients who chew gum.

Solo acoustic set at 8. Suicide Squirrels at 9. This ain't your daddy's road kill.


The Exercises for Emerging Artists - E4: Station to Station

July 11 - August 4, 2007

Please join Transformer this Thursday evening, July 12, from 6:30 - 8pm for the first of four "opening events" in the E4: Station to Station Series.

E4: Station to Station, featuring four dynamic DC area based artists - Rebecca C. Adams, Carolina Mayorga, Rob Parrish, and Fereshteh Toosi - and guest curated by Niels Van Tomme, consists of four individual artist projects resulting from the fourth installment of Transformer's unique peer critique and mentorship program, The Exercises for Emerging Artists.

Click on the following link to read a recent article from the Washington City Paper about the program and this year's artists: http://www.was

A video trailer with glimpses of each of the projects can be viewed on Transformer's website.

Incorporating video, sound, performance art, and conceptual mixed media installation, each of this year's E4: Station to Station artists will take over the Transformer project space for one-week, beginning July 11, 2007, to present new work resulting from their peer-critique and mentorship experience at Transformer. Opening events including performances and artist talks will take place each Thursday, July 11 - August 4, 2007 from 6:30 - 8pm.

"I wanted to involve artists who could further transform the gallery into an experiential space; into temporary stations of media art," states Van Tomme. "Each of the artists brings a very specific approach to Transformer in establishing a relationship between their work, the gallery space and the audience."

Beginning in March through June 2007, the artists participated in facilitated bi-weekly meetings discussing the challenges they face as artists, the inspiration that helps propel them forward, as well as their artistic intentions and goals. Launched in March 2004, The Exercises for Emerging Artists was created to support artists at critical points or crossroads in their professional growth and development; to stimulate and encourage artists as they create new work.

In addition to several peer critique sessions, participating artists receive mentorship and feedback from area gallerists, more established artists, professors, and curators. This year's mentors included UMBC's Associate Professor of Visual Arts Steve Bradley, composer and visual artist Alberto Gaitan, Transformer's Executive Director Victoria Reis, The Corcoran's Curator of Photography and Media Arts Paul Roth, Provisions Library Executive Director Don Russell, and E4: Station to Station guest curator Niels Van Tomme.

E4: Station to Station - Schedule of Artist Projects

July 11 - 14 Carolina Mayorga: New Trends in South American Cuisine
Don't miss the launch of the revolutionary South American style recipe that will change the way you've thought of cooking. Cook it, taste it, buy it, all at Transformer.
Opening Event: July 12, 6:30 - 8 PM

July 18- 21 Rob Parrish: Jack
Mixing elements from the television series "24", the Department of Homeland Security's Homeland Security Advisory System, and archival footage, this installation explores the sensation of being an object of manipulation.
Opening Event: July 19, 6:30 - 8 PM

July 25 - 28 Rebecca C. Adams: Compulsory Figures and ∞
Using sound and large street drawings to interpret an archaic division of figure skating, this indoor and outdoor installation captures the sonic environment of practicing compulsory figures on ice, while visually striving to reproduce similar exercises on pavement.
Opening Event: July 26, 6:30 - 8 PM

August 1 - 4 Fereshteh Toosi: You're not as green as you are cabbage-looking.
The accounting firm of H&R CABBAGE will calculate your personal carbon emissions with a free report to take home. Bring in a reusable water bottle or coffee mug and enjoy a freshly carbonated Italian soda while you wait.
Opening Event: August 2, 6:30 - 8 PM

Exhibition Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 1-7pm & by appointment

For a press release featuring further details, including artists' and curator' bios, please visit Transformer's website or click here.

Images (left to right): Carolina Mayorga, Rob Parrish, Rebecca Adams, Fereshteh Toosi

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.


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

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Artz $ Craftz

...An Audio/Vizual Revolution

At The Common Share....2003 18th St. NW (adams morgan)

Wed. July 11

Featured Artist: Michael Olds
Medium(s): collage

$2 Tequila Sunrise
$2 Guinness

No Cover
No Dress Code
DJ 2-Tone Jones: Hip-Hop and Rare Grooves
Complimentary Gift Bags

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Artcade Magazine

Cool new on-line art mag!
The idea of ArtCade began about 5 months ago
by a group of local art school students. Currently it is an online magazine, but
in the future they plan to raise money to make a printed version.
ArtCade's goals are to get young artists more exposure and make art
more accesible to the general public. Artcade is doing this with a
fresh/hip/well designed website and the creation of art events designed to allow folks
not to feel timid to go and see art. They hope to encourage people to get rid of the fear
of going to "pretentious" art galleries. The artists they promote are
visual fine artists, designers, musicians, fashionistas, and
creative writers.
Check it out at!

Art in Heat Pics!

Last night's opening for "Art in Heat" was a big hit! The house was packed and the place was buzzing the energy. Here are some pics:

One of the two organizers of the show, awesome artist Scott Brooks(red shirt) and thanks also to Mike for a super great website!!

The beautiful and talented artist Emily Greene Liddle and yours truly(in black).

Yes, this is a picture of the artist's feet.

From left to right: yours truly, artist Linas Garsys, artist Emily Greene Liddle

Artist Anna u. Davis(left)

Artists John Lancaster and Laurel Hausler

Artist Dana Ellyn

From left to right: artist Emily Greene Liddle, Chris Bishop, Annu U. Davis and Dana Ellyn

The Dj's

Yours truly and my oil painting, "Am", 2007

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