Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hamiltonian Artists Speaker Series: Taxes for Artists with Richard Kamenitzer

Taxes for Artists

One of the biggest hurdles artists have wrestle with every single year is filing their taxes. Between choosing which Schedule to fill out, how many qualified deductions one can make, and deciding if ones studio practice is a bona fide business, artists make many common mistakes when reporting to Uncle Sam.

Hamiltonian Artists Board Member Richard Kamenitzer, Executive Director of the International Center for the Management of Arts & Culture, Program Director and Professor of Arts Management at George Mason University, College of Visual & Performing Arts, will help clarify the different avenues artists can take when administrating the business of their art and speak about:
  • Fact vs.Fiction
  • Record keeping
  • What is required to be declared income and what is deductible expense, including the "home studio"
The talk will begin promptly at 7pm at Hamiltonian Gallery, on Wednesday, February 3, 2010. Please RSVP to Jacqueline Ionita, Director of Hamiltonian Gallery, and for all other related inquiries., 202.332.1116

Please DO come prepared with questions that will help you understand the tax process for artists!

Please DO NOT come with your W2's, as we are not preparing your taxes!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Art Whino Exhibit

Please Join Us!

Un Cachito de lo Nuestro
“A little Slice of Ours”

Saturday, January 30th, from 6pm – Midnight

Location: Art Whino Gallery
173 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745

Show end date: February 30th

Music by Black Cats Resident DJ Lil'e

The event is FREE and open to the public.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Information Night TONIGHT!

Information Night TONIGHT

Thursday, January 21, 7 pm
The Art League Gallery 703-683-1780

"...nowhere in France a sky more blue than that of Collioure..." proclaimed Henri Matisse, upon discovering Collioure for the first time in 1905. Nestled on the southern French coast, this beautiful little gem, complete with castle (13c), little church with bell tower (1683), and pastel coloured houses awaits your exploration. Stroll the "Fauvism Path" and view, through actual little picture frame markers, the viewpoints from which the masterpieces of Matisse and other artists were created. Be inspired and create your own objet d'art!

Peter Ulrich will discuss this upcoming workshop and show examples of his work. All are welcome!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Add a $1 to First Choice Raffle Tickets to help support Haiti

The Art League Gallery wants to help provide support to Haiti by allowing those who participate in our First Choice Raffle to donate an extra $1 to the American Red Cross.

Our First Choice Raffle coincides with our annual Patrons' Show Event. Our Patrons' Show is the Art League's biggest fundraiser. We sell tickets for $175 to the event, which guarantees each ticket holder a piece of artwork that has been donated by our 1000 Gallery members. The winner of the First Choice Raffle is awarded the first pick of the night.

Tickets are usually $15, but for those who would like to donate to Haiti, the ticket will be $16.

We really would love to help the American Red Cross and want to see the people of Haiti get the support that they need.

Thank you!

January All-Member Media Show

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Patrons' Show Tickets

THIS SATURDAY 1/16/2010!!!

Here is a little cheat sheet for prices for those of you standing in line this Saturday!
There will be an DEDICATED LINE for those with exact change!

Patrons' Show Ticket Sales Cheat Sheet

# of Tickets

Amount $

# Extra Seats Available

$5 each for extra Seat


















































Monday, January 11, 2010

100 Tea Bowls

Call To Artists:

The Art League is pleased to present 100.Tea.Bowls in collaboration with the ceramics artists of the Torpedo Factory.

We invite artists to create a harmonious composition through the tea bowl clay form. This exhibit is presented in tandem with our immensely popular biennial Ikebana Show.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Digital images/Entry Form postmarked and sent to The Art League

More information & the Prospectus please visit:


Patrons' Show Ticket Sales

Just a REMINDER that the

Patrons' Show Ticket Sales

begin this

Saturday January 16th, 2010 at 10am!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Hamilton Artists Fellowship Program

Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship Program is Now Accepting Applications for 2010-2012 Term.

Deadline: Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Hamiltonian Artists, a 501(c)3, is pleased to announce its third annual open call to new, emerging artists to apply to our two-year Fellowship Program, aimed to aid in the professional development of visual artists.

Please refer to the website for application requirements, restrictions and forms. The application process will close at 6:00 pm on on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, and any applications received after that date will not be considered.

Hamiltonian Artists is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing professional development opportunities for creative artists early in their careers. We offer a competitive two-year fellowship program to new, innovative visual artists in all media through an annual competition. Artists from around the nation are encouraged to apply.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

US/Japan Creative Artists' Program

The deadline for the U.S./Japan Creative Artists Program is fast approaching and I would greatly appreciate it if you would forward this funding opportunity to any and all professional creative artists on your email lists. Eligible applicants are architects, choreographers, composers, creative writers, designers, media artists, playwrights, visual artists, or solo theater artists who work with original material (including puppeteers, storytellers and performance artists). Multidisciplinary artists and artistic directors of theater or dance companies are also eligible.

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission works cooperatively with the National Endowment for the Arts to sponsor The U.S/Japan Creative Artists' Program. The program provides support for up to five outstanding contemporary and traditional artists from the United States to spend a five-month residency in Japan to pursue their individual artistic goals. The next deadline for this program is February 1, 2010.

The U.S/Japan Creative Artists' Program is extremely competitive; applicants should have regional or national recognition and anticipate a highly rigorous review of their work. Artists should also present compelling reasons for wanting to work in Japan.

Selected artists will receive:

· A monthly stipend for living expenses and a housing supplement, as well as an allowance for professional support services

· Up to $6,000 for round trip transportation for the artist, domestic partner and/or dependent children, and a baggage/storage allowance

· A stipend for pre-departure Japanese language study in the United States

Additional information, including guidelines and the application, can be found at http://www.jusfc. gov/creativearti sts.asp.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Paint the Forest 2010

The Redwood Forest Foundation is proud to sponsor this exciting new art and photo competition whose purpose is to display the beauty and the plight of forests throughout the United States. Your entry may represent any aspect of the forest or forestry industry in any area of the United States and will be judged within any of the nine regions displayed on the Contest Map. The competition is open to all artists and photographers, professional or amateur. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals will be awarded in each of the art and photo categories along with several thousand dollars in cash awards. There is also a “Paint The Redwoods Award” within Region 5 (all Paint The Redwoods entries are automatically entered in the Artist Category). Images may depict scenery, logging, restoration, examples of egregious practices, beneficial aspects of forestry management or anything to do with the forest flora and fauna.

Gold Medal, Silver Medal and other selected artwork and photography will be featured in our National Touring Exhibit, which commences September 3, 2010 in the Sausalito, California area and continues throughout California and the United States. In addition, Bronze Medal and Top 50 Winners will have an opportunity to exhibit their art alongside our national winners at showings taking place at galleries located within each of the 9 Contest Regions. This is a great way for local galleries, museums and art organizations to showcase their local artists alongside our national winners. Artwork and photography will be featured for sale at the prices established by the Artists.

The Foundation’s goal in sponsoring this competition is to promote its version of sustainable forestry practices while assembling the finest display of representational, two-dimensional art and photography depicting forestry and forests. The focus in the jurying is to select paintings and photographs that show the highest quality in craftsmanship, color, and composition and that emphasize a diversity of representational style and subject matter.

All net proceeds go to the Redwood Forest Foundation, Inc., a private, non-profit 501(c)3 corporation whose vision is to establish community-based forests that provide both critical habitat for increased biodiversity and improved economic vitality. The RFFI mission is to acquire, protect, restore, and manage forestlands and other related resources in the Redwood Region for the long-term benefit of the communities located there. RFFI currently owns and operates Northern California’s 50,000 acre Usal Redwood Forest.