Friday, March 21, 2008

Artomatic is BACK!!!

Yes, folks, the rumors are TRUE! ARTOMATIC 2008 is coming!

Where: The Capitol Plaza I Building, 1200 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Metro Station: Red Line, New York Ave., M street exit.

When: May 9 – June 15. Site Selection for visual artists will be held April 12–15.

Registration Is Open! Go to to sign up and get on their e-mail list for updates!

Who: You! Registration and the new 2008 Artomatic website will be opening soon. Artomatic will send out an email alert when you can begin registering online if you go to their site and sign up for the newsletter.

Questions? Read the press release and check out the discussions on the Artomatic forums at


It takes a legion of volunteers to move Artomatic from rumor to reality. If you've always vowed to get involved, here's your chance.

Performing Arts? Visual Arts? Event Management? Marketing and Development? There's a place for everyone so come on down, learn more, and join a committee. The meeting will be held on-site, 10th floor, on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 2 p.m.

Can't make the meeting but still want to volunteer?

For general inquiries, email
For Performing Arts committee, email
For Visual Arts, email
For Marketing and Development, email
For Events Planning and Management,


Wednesday, April 2nd, 6-8 pm at The Science Club, 1136 19th Street NW, Washington DC 20036. Come on out!

Artomatic Happy Hour happens the 1st Wednesday of every month. The next meet up will be Wednesday, May 7th.

Up to 800 artists and 50,000 visitors expected in D.C.’s most exciting new neighborhood

The NoMa (north of Massachusetts Avenue) Business Improvement District (BID) will host this year’s Artomatic, the Washington, D.C. area’s homegrown art extravaganza. From May 9 through June 15, 2008, up to 800 local and regional artists will exhibit their works on eight floors of the Capitol Plaza 1 building, located at 1st and M Streets, N.E., just one block from the New York Avenue Metro station.

Held regularly since 1999, Artomatic transforms an unfinished indoor space into an exciting and incredibly diverse arts event that is free and open to the public. In addition to displays and sales by hundreds of artists, the event features free musical, dance, and theater performances; holiday celebrations; films; educational presentations; and much more.

This year’s Artomatic, occupying 200,000 square feet at Capitol Plaza 1, will be the largest to date. Designed by renowned architect Shalom Baranes and owned by an affiliate of The Polinger Company, Capitol Plaza 1 offers 293,000 rentable square feet of Class A office space, with dramatic Capitol and city views from the upper floors.

“We are thrilled to partner with Artomatic in an event that will bring tens of thousands of people to NoMa,” said Elizabeth Price, president of the NoMa BID. “It is a great opportunity to showcase the transformation that is underway in NoMa and infuse it with the energy and creativity of the artistic community.”

"Artomatic has come back to its roots in D.C. with our largest event ever,” said George Koch, Chair of Artomatic. “We are excited about our partnership with the NoMa BID and their help in bringing this new space to our attention. Artomatic 2008 will have an abundance of exhibit and performance space that will be open to all — from recognized artists to undiscovered talents.”

Registration for artists and performers who wish to participate in Artomatic will be open soon. To stay up to date on the event details and schedule, visit and sign up to receive the Artomatic newsletter.


About the NoMa BID:
NoMa is an emerging mixed-use neighborhood north of the U.S. Capitol and Union Station in Washington, D.C. Private developers have invested almost $2 billion in 2007–2008 alone, with plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space in the 35-block area covered by the NoMa BID over the next 10 years. For more information about the BID, including an interactive development map, see the BID Web site at

About Artomatic:
Artomatic is a creative community that collaborates to produce and present a free arts spectacular. Participation is open to all, from recognized artists to undiscovered talents, who work in a variety of arts forms. In partnership with the development community, Artomatic transforms unused building space into a playground for expression, serves as a catalyst for community growth in up-and-coming neighborhoods, and helps to grow our creative economy. The nonprofit Artomatic organization is headed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit

Hot Art in Texas!

Kung Foox Art Collective!
Check it out at
DC's Art whino Gallery's own David and Jessica Foox and their TOTALLY FAB art collective is having a show in Tyler , TX.
Also: check 'em out at the new, second location of Art Whino at The greater DC area's new National Harbor location!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Check out The Kung Foox Collective!!

Kung Foox Collective is a loose group of artists running in the same pack with similar mindsets towards the creation of visual forms of communication. It's an opportunity to showcase the Members' artwork for the world to see. Their blog is their voice and their website is their coffee shop, store, and billboard of today and tomorrow.

Artsist Include:
Aunia Kahn
Candace Keegan
Kerian Babbitt
Caleb Jacks
Emily Phillips
Crystal Shea Trent
Stephen Snow
Jessica Foox
D. Foox

And check out the founders' of the group: David and Jessica Foox at Art Whino's new location opening in April!! (See below for full scoop:)

Art Whino is Opening a Second Location!!

Art Whino opens the doors of its new second location at the National Harbor with:
FOOX: The art of David and Jessica Foox

Alexandria, V.A. Art Whino ( Art Whino opens the doors of its new second location at the National Harbor with: FOOX: The art of David and Jessica Foox, April 5th, 2008 from 6pm to Midnight at our new location. The event is FREE and open to the public.

The exhibition will run through April 19th from 10 am – 10 pm from Monday – Saturday, and Noon – 6pm Sundays.

This grand opening event will be from 6pm – Midnight, and also feature music from DJ Lil'e. Join us for an evening of exceptional art, great music

Art Whino's new address of its second location:

173 Waterfront Street,
National Harbor, MD 20745

David Foox
Mr Foox creates art for the love of beautiful things, hidden messages and meanings, and all that is magical.

"My goal is to overwhelm the mind with images and colors that swim with each other and throughout the canvas or board. I have adopted an approach that is part anime, part pop, and part old skool shading. Being color blind myself has simply meant using stronger contrasts in shading and more reds and browns. It also means that while something looks well shaded to me, it must REALLY pop for anyone else with normal vision! My inspiration comes from: the number "8", dragons, graf lettering, inane politics, time and space travel, good kicks, acrylics, the color "ice blue", and loud music. Thanks for reading this far." Mr Foox resides and creates in Dallas Texas with his wife and partner Jessica and their Wheaton terrier Stetson. Together they continue to create a prolific body of work for representative galleries and people that ask nicely. Mr Foox loves his art the way he loves his Texas steak - well done champ. Born in South Africa but reared in New Zealand, Mr Foox makes quite the Texas transplant.

Jessica Foox
I was born in Hadley, MA in the 80's. I grew up surrounded by a mixed Euro-Mediterranean heritage. Growing up with such contrasting cultures and surroundings has greatly influenced my art. I started with simple monochrome sketchings. I would always draw humans - mostly the female form. I think being one myself (human and female that is) made me feel more comfortable making pictures of them.

After studying art therapy and working in the field, I decided to leave this career path and pursue painting full time. In short, I started doing what I love.

Street art played an enormous role in why I started painting - because it allowed me to add color to my drawings. Teaching yourself to paint and to create your own reality on each canvas is one of the greatest joys an artist can experience. It may have taken me longer than most, but I was born an artist. When my husband David and I met and started working together- we both new it was our dream and we dropped all of our extra baggage to fully get into it.

I don't limit myself to painting any specific thing, but looking at my work anyone can see that I paint a lot of human creatures. I feel like being a human allows my mind to work very intimately with the subject on my canvas. Limbs, musculature, flesh, hair, breasts, and even feet - they all fascinate me. I love painting the human body. It is a vessel we are all given to roam around in. I love to explore ideas of human consciousness, awareness, dreamlike states, and emotion in my paintings. Being exposed vulnerable sensual and whimsical. Painting on a clean canvas is like creating my own dreams without sleeping. If you can dream it, it will come.

Black Cats Resident DJ Lil'e
Black Cats Resident DJ Lil'e, aka Erin Myers, specializes in rare extended mixes and one-hit wonders whose names have been swallowed by time. Remember Flesh for Lulu, Kon Kan or Anything Box? But Lil'e does not sacrifice a solid dance floor just to showcase her extensive record collection.

Lil'e, 32, who started "Right Round" in 2002, focuses on skillful mixing, but she still finds a few moments of each song to step back from her mixer and do a little dancing herself. When she plays at other venues such as Felix or Saint-Ex, Lil'e strays far from the '80s, breaking out underground hip-hop, big beat and assorted electronica.

Art Whino's Grand Opening of its second location at the National Harbor
We are pleased to announce we will be opening a second Art Whino location in the prestigious new National Harbor Waterfront Development. Click here for more information on the development. This new location will be open 7 days a week. It will have expanded hours from 10am-10pm and late hours on Fridays and Saturdays and plans for a wine bar.

Art Whino,llc
717 N. Saint Asaph St
Alexandria, VA 22314
Office: 703.462.4135
Fax: 574.830.1651

Sunday, March 09, 2008

INDULGE at Art Whino


An Evening of Art, Wine, Food and Music
Alexandria, V.A. Art Whino ( launches Indulge: An evening of Art, Wine, Food and Music, March 15th, 2008 from 7 to 11p.m. at 717 N. Saint Asaph St. Alexandria, VA 22314.

Tickets - $20 in Advance or $25 at the Door. Admission price includes 3 drink vouchers to sample the three featured Robert Kacher wines. Cash Bar available all evening.

To purchase tickets, email, or call 703.462.4135

The is a 21 and older event.

INDULGE: An Evening of Art, Wine, Food and Music
Art Whino invites you to join us for an evening of sensory delights in our first of a series of Indulge events. This sensational event combines an exciting exhibition of Ted Kliman’s paintings, a special wine tasting featuring the fine wines from Robert Kacher Selections, a delicious food spread from noted Bastille restaurant in Old Town Alexandria, and a live music performance by electronica artist/vocalist Yoko K, a.k.a. Aphrodesia.

Combining the area’s best art, food, music and wine, Art Whino’s First Indulge event celebrates the connection between all of these sensory delights that make life so enjoyable.

The Artwork of Ted Kliman
Works by Ted Kliman, nationally renowned painter, will be on display along with works by members of the Art Whino collaboration. Ted received his MFA from the Maryland Institute, College of art and has held a successful career of solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries across the nation. Influenced by the works of El Greco and Kathe Kollwitz, Ted’s works connotes a vision of movement and form through the depiction of fabric seemingly draping invisible human forms in motion. Ted Kliman's work is followed by many and in over 200 collections.

Robert Kacher Wines
Robert “Bobby” Kacher was born and raised in Florida, and attended the University of Maryland. During sophomore year summer break, he strapped on a backpack and headed to Europe in the time-honored tradition of the American college student experience. While backpacking through France, Bobby discovered a lifestyle of wine, food, family, and the vineyards and kitchens of France. This lifestyle captivated Bobby and it grew to become an all-consuming passion. Twenty two years ago, he founded Robert Kacher Selections and is now heralded as one of the area’s most respected wine experts in the country.

Yoko K. (a.k.a. aphrodizia)
Organic Electronica - weaving the layers of hypnotic soundscape, Yoko K. (a.k.a. aphrodizia), a laptop composer/vocalist, aspires to mediate between the sensual and the spiritual life. Soothing yet at times haunting, the flow of her sound inscribes dichotomies such as nature and synthesis; future and nostalgia; urban and primitive; death and life - in harmony.

Born and raised in Japan, Yoko began the study of classical piano at the age of 3, learned to play several music instruments throughout her childhood, sang at jazz clubs, and eventually started to produce music on her laptop. Her production received numerous awards such as Grand Prize at the Artists Forum Electronic Music Competition (Electronic Jazz Category) in 2007, and New Media and Audio Grant by the Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in 2006; her debut album "012906" was nominated for "Best Album in Electronica" by the 6th Annual Independent Music Awards, and was selected for "the listener's choice."

Yoko has performed for art galleries, events/happenings, clubs and festivals across the US, and collaborated with various visual and performing artists; in May 2006, her collaborative work has been featured in W/PAC Experimental Media Series at Corcoran Gallery of Art. Her vocals have been featured by producers across the globe, such as Dalminjo (Deeplay Music - Sweden), Holmes Ives (Ova Records - US), Ali Kesanto (Cheeky Punster - Finland), and Danilo Venturi (Italy). She also participates in Dust Galaxy, a solo project of Rob Garza from Thievery Corporation, as a keyboard player and a backing vocalist. Yoko is also keen on utilizing her music as a way of raising awareness for cross-cultural understanding and tolerance; her ongoing projects include "Amahoro" which features the narrative of 1994 Rwanda Genocide. Yoko currently lives in Washington DC.

Samplings From Bastille
Ranked in the top 100 best restaurants by Washingtonian Magazine, Bastille is one of the area’s most highly recommended dining destinations. Founded in August 2006, by Christophe Poteaux & Michelle Garbee, Bastille is a contemporary bistro and wine bar that serves up an innovative, modern menu with traditional bistro charm.

Lisa Farrell at Wohlfarth Galleries

Wohlfarth Galleries presents the opening reception and exhibit of
local artist and master printmaker, Lisa Farrell.

In this exhibit Lisa will be showing oil paintings done on location to study
the light keys of nature through atmosphere, time of day, and weather

These paintings provide the viewer with an intimate view of nature through
the use of color, and the search for the beautiful light key of nature that
surrounds us.

All paintings are painted with a palette knife.

Friday, March 14th 6-8pm
Runs through April 6th

3418 9th Street, NE
Washington, DC

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