Friday, October 29, 2010

Inside Outside at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts presents its 2011 Juried Show 
Inside Outside: A broad interpretation of space and place on the edge and in between. May 13 - June 19, 2011. 

A Juror's Award for Best in Show will be presented. The award winner will receive a cash prize and a solo show in the Cohen Gallery at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, the largest, most comprehensive, interactive arts center of its kind in the country. Cash prizes also awarded to second and third place.

 Bruce Samuelson, Professor, painting and drawing, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.
Entry Deadline: December 1, 2010
(all entries must be postmarked by this date). Each artist may submit up to three works for $35.

For questions, please call 610.374.4600, ext. 141.

Cyanotype Workshop at the Target Gallery

The Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center
When: Sunday, November 13, 10 am - 6 pm, part of Fotoweek DC programming!
Price: $75 ($60 class fee + $15 material fee)

email -
phone - 703.838.4565 x4

The cyanotype is often the first process you will encounter in alternative/non-silver process photography. The reason for this is the simplicity in the technique and the likelihood you will make a successful print in a short period of time! This one-day workshop will be broken down into two parts, covering the basic history and introduction to the cyanotype process, toning your final prints (in case blue isn’t right for your subject, as well as explore alternative surfaces on which to print cyanotypes. No prior photographic knowledge is required. Each artist will take home 3 final cyanotype prints, along with an information packet on how to continue making cyanotypes at home, and a Hake brush for coating your paper.
Allison Nance is an artist whose focus is in photography and mixed media. She received her degree in photography from East Carolina University’s School of Art and Design in 2003, and currently lives and works in the Alexandria, VA. She is also co-founder of microWave project, whose mission is to act as a conduit between artists & groups and businesses to provide space for temporary pop-up, “micro” galleries in the DC metro area.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Contain, Maintain, Sustain at Artisphere

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Contain, Maintain, Sustain
Curated by Welmoed Laanstra, Sara Reisman, and Ernesto Santalla
Exhibition dates: Thursday, May 19 - Sunday, July 17, 2011
Exhibition location: Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Monday, December 20, 2010, 5 pm
Artists must be members of the directory, Washington Sculptors Group, or Washington Project for the Arts and apply through

ABOUT: Contain, Maintain, Sustain is a juried indoor and outdoor exhibition hosted by Artisphere, Washington Project for the Arts, and Washington Sculptors Group. The exhibit will feature time-based and static artworks conceived to explore sustainability as it relates to contemporary sculpture and installation practices. Artists are encouraged to widely interpret this call for submissions so that the exhibition concept will reflect the concerns of artists living and working in the Washington, DC area and beyond. Selected artists will receive a stipend of $250 to assist with the execution and transportation of works.

For more information, click here.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

8th Annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - MD

The Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the "8th Annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival" scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 10am - 6pm and Sunday, May 15, 10am - 5pm. 150 booth spaces are available. All fine art and fine crafts are eligible. To apply online, visit

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Mondays, October 25 - November 22, 2010, 6 - 8 pm
Dome @ Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209 | 703-875-1100

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Exhibit Opportunities

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"Commercial" Art Video Call - NY

Deadline: October 31, 10. Open call for video submissions with an opportunity to win $2,000 and have your work shown on a public screen in Manhattan. Artists are invited to submit a video of up to 60 seconds in length using a previously-broadcast t.v. or internet commercial as the raw footage: cut it, dub it, repeat it, add to it, or flip it and make it art. All submitted and accepted videos will be available on the apexart website and will be presented in an exhibition at apexart from November 10 – December 22, 2010. During the exhibition’s run, videos will be voted on by visitors online and to the exhibition space. The top five works will be presented on a public screen in Manhattan and the creator of the top scoring work will receive a $2,000 cash prize. Applications are welcomed and encouraged from around the world. Commercials do not have to be in English.
For more information and to submit your video, visit us at:

Kickin' Back: Design for Leisure - PA
Deadline: December 10, 2010. The Philadelphia Art Alliance (Philadelphia, PA) invites designers and architects from the Mid-Atlantic region to reflect on the concept of leisure and submit objects, renderings or prototypes that either complement and/or comment upon what constitutes contemporary states of rest or play. From public spaces such as retail environments and parks, to objects that provide comfort or promote interaction in private environments, you are asked for work that provokes questions about what surrounds us in our daily lives, and elaborate on how design impacts our downtime. From such objects as hammocks, bedding or garments, to toys, sports equipment or even human-powered vehicles, designers are encouraged to submit works that reflect ways in which objects can enhance and encourage leisure activity. See prospectus for complete details @ $10 fee. The exhibit will be juried by Hilary Jay, Executive Director of Design Philadelphia and opens January 27, 2011. Questions? Contact Melissa Caldwell, Director of Exhibitions at or call 215-545-4302.

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts Call for Artists - NY
Deadline: December 1, 2010. The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake, NY seeks artists 18 and over working in all mediums to apply for solo/group shows in 2011-2012. We have three galleries on site and two satellite galleries. We host exhibits throughout the year, generally running 4 - 8 weeks. In particular we are looking for new and innovative art. $25 entry fee, or $15 for members of Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts. Download the call to artists (PDF format) at: for more info. Questions? Please contact Cornelia Tobey at or call 518-352-7715.

Louisiana Purchase: National Biennial Juried Exhibition - LA
Deadline: January 2, 2011. Louisiana Tech University (LA Tech) is accepting submissions for its first national juried competition, Louisiana Purchase: National Biennial Juried Exhibition. This is a multi-media show for 2 dimensional works (including video) exploring any theme. Exhibition Dates: March 2 - April 7, 2011. Visit for details and submission guidelines (click on Galleries > Calls for Entry). Visit to submit online. Awards: Best in Show- $500 + a solo exhibition at LA Tech in 2012/2013. Juror's Choice - $300. Juror: Barbara Bloemink. Barbara Bloemink is currently an international independent curator and museum consultant. Previously the Curatorial Director of the Smithsonian's National Design Museum, Bloemink has served as director and chief curator of five art museums including the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, and the Hudson River Museum. She has organized over 60 museum exhibitions internationally including Florine Stettheimer: Manhattan Fantastica at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Additionally, she has written numerous books and has lectured and taught on international contemporary art and design. Bloemink received her B.A. in art history from Stanford University; an M.A. from the Institute of Fine Arts (NYU) and an additional M.A. and her Ph.D. from Yale University.

"Mixing Bowl" - VA
Deadline: November. 8, 2010. A national juried exhibition, sponsored by the Torpedo Factory, is open to all artists. An all media exhibit that addresses the challenges, struggles, the beauty and richness of the diversity that makes the United States unique. Exhibition scheduled Jan. 8-Feb. 27, 2011. Submission postmark Entry fee: $35. For more information, contact: Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314; Phone: (703) 838-4565, ext. 4; email:; or check website:

"Rhythmic Sensational-Visual Sensation" - ME
Submission deadline: NOV. 22, 2010. A juried art exhibition sponsored by Still Point Art Gallery. Rhythm can be found in music, poetry, patterns of speech, architecture, and in nature. This exhibit seeks work that explores how rhythm plays a part in the visual arts. Accepting original work from emerging and established artists living in the U.S. who are 18 years of age and older. All visual media eligible except video and wearable art. Exhibition scheduled Dec. 8, 2010-Feb. 8, 2011. Entry fee: $25 for up to 3 images, $5 for each additional. For details, contact: Still Point Art Gallery, 193 Hillside Rd., Brunswick, ME 04011; Phone: (207) 837-5760; email:; or check website:

Minds over Matter at The (Makers) Market: The Old American Can Factory - NY
The (Makers) Market at The Old American Can Factory presents, *Minds over Matter* a series of ten curated, materials-based shows, changing weekly, that exhibit and offer artisanal wares made of a different material - one each week, over ten weeks.
Materials and show dates are: (Me) Metal 09/19/10, (Bo) Botanicals 09/26/10, (Ce) Ceramics 10/03/10, (Pa) Paper 10/10/10, (Le) Leather 10/17/10, (Gl) Glass 10/24/10, (Fi) Fiber 10/31/10, (Wo) Wood 11/7/10, (Sy) Synthetics 11/14/10, and (Su) Sugar 11/21/10. Artisans and artists are invited to apply to exhibit and sell at each materials show and/or at the general market. Applications, due 10 days before each show/market, and details at the website: The (Makers) Market is an indoor, year-round, artisan market located at The (OA) Can Factory in Gowanus, Brooklyn. It is a 'destination' market offering buyers and visitors a weekly, changing, diverse group of Makers who sell their wares of enduring design, high-quality materials, and artisanal fabrication. The (OA) Can Factory is an historic, industrial & arts complex, known as a curated haven to more than 250 artisans, designers, artists, filmmakers, publishers and non-profit organizations. Built on the Gowanus Canal in 1886-1901 with a medievalesque courtyard, alleyway and overpasses, the complex has a quiet, vibrant artistic energy animated throughout the year by uncommon performances, exhibitions and events presented in and around the buildings. Website:

Dave Bown Projects - 1st Semiannual Competition - CODave Bown Projects ( announces a call to artists for a juried online exhibition. $5,000 (1st Prize: $2,500; 2nd Prize: $1,500; 3rd Prize: $1,000) plus purchases. Juror: Eva Frosch, Co-owner, frosch&portmann, New York. This competition is open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles and media are eligible. Dave Bown will be buying works of art, on an ongoing basis, from select artists as submissions are received. Entry Fee: $30 USD. There are no additional fees. Visit website for details at: Questions? Please contact Dave Bown at

Call for Works: Instructions for Initial Conditions - NE
Deadline: January 3, 11. Drift Station Gallery and Parallax Space are pleased to announce a call for artworks for their upcoming exhibition “Instructions for Initial Conditions”. The show will consist of instructions exhibited as artworks, either to be carried out by the audience or realized in their minds. In Chaos Theory, the initial condition refers to a simple starting point that, when the system is set into motion, is radically transformed into an unpredictable result. Works for this exhibition should describe the initial condition by which an artwork can be made or enacted. The work may use traditional or non-traditional materials, be performative or socially integrated, be text- or sound-based, be purely poetic and only to be realized mentally, or in another unforeseen form. The pieces need not be actually realizable; in other words, they can be impossible or purely conceptual. For a full prospectus, please visit, 

Gender Matters/Matters of Gender: Juried Exhibition - PADeadline: December 1, 10. Ever since Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro organized the collective Womanhouse project in San Francisco in 1972, as well as Judy Chicago’s 1979 Dinner Party, shows centering on women’s reality have become a staple in galleries nationwide. Gender Matters/Matters of Gender, expands this tradition to include works by artists of both sexes who work from a consciousness of how gender is reflected in art, how the artist’s gender influences her or his medium, and how gender often affects the circumstances in which the artist creates. This show will include a range of artists who make art which explores sexual identity, evolutions in biological reproduction and art which is sometimes informed by an awareness of gender based craft and traditions. Exhibition dates: March 23-April 20, 2011. Juror: Judith Tannenbaum, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. To download the prospectus and submit entries, go to:

6th Annual Human Rights Exhibition - TX
Deadline: Feburary 4, 11. This year’s exhibition is in collaboration with the 2011 Sex Trafficking Conference. The concept of the art must be related to any type of human rights issue. Entry fee: $25/3-entries (DVD or CD). If accepted into the juried show each exhibitor’s artwork will be featured in the exhibit catalog. For more info about the exhibit, sex trafficking conference and call for papers/artists please visit our website: or e-mail: Jenny Clark (Conference Coordinator),, Richard Lubben (Exhibition Coordinator),

33rd Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition - IL
December 20, 10. The Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition is the second-longest running juried print and drawing competition in the country. Every two years it features the best contemporary graphic artwork from around the globe. All accepted artwork is featured in a full-color exhibition catalogue and on the exhibition’s website. JUROR: Robert E. Marx. Robert Marx’s long and illustrious career includes recognition as a master printmaker, an illustrator of more than a dozen books, a distinguished professor of art, and a Fulbright scholar. AWARDS: Four cash prizes totaling $2500 will be awarded by the Juror. In addition the University as well as other local art organizations will select multiple purchase awards. TO APPLY: Please visit our website at,
"Rhythmic Sensational-Visual Sensation" - ME
Deadline: November 22, 2010. A juried art exhibition sponsored by Still Point Art Gallery. Rhythm can be found in music, poetry, patterns of speech, architecture, and in nature. This exhibit seeks work that explores how rhythm plays a part in the visual arts. Accepting original work from emerging and established artists living in the U.S. who are 18 years of age and older. All visual media eligible except video and wearable art. Exhibition scheduled Dec. 8, 2010-Feb. 8, 2011. Entry fee: $25 for up to 3 images, $5 for each additional. For details, contact: Still Point Art Gallery, 193 Hillside Rd., Brunswick, ME 04011; Phone: (207) 837-5760; email:; or check website:

Intimacy - IL
Deadline: December 5, 2010. ARC Gallery is a non-profit, alternative space run by a collective of women artists since its inception in 1973. ARC is proud to be hosting Intimacy, a group exhibition juried by Andrea Green, Director of the Visiting Artists Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Previously, Green was Associate Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis where she curated the exhibitions Janaina Tschape: Melantropics, Laylah Ali: Painting and Drawings, and co-curated Contemporary Masterworks: Saint Louis Collects and Alexander Ross: Survey. This juried exhibition aims to explore the notion of "intimacy" as it affects art-making. How can feelings be represented in the formal expression of art? Intimacy can be about the sense of belonging--a sense that you are not alone in the world, that others are literate in your thoughts and feelings. Intimacy can be an attachment to a person or thing that allows you to remain tethered to the world. This juried exhibition aims to explore how notions of intimacy can inform artistic practices and how art can portray the many aspects of intimacy, including, but not limited to, relationships between people, people and things, creator and object, individual and environment, private and public. The gallery would like the entries to consider ideas of: scale, familiarity, proximity, closeness, tenderness, attachment, (inner or inmost nature), being knowledgeable about. While work that engages intimacy as subject matter is welcome, the gallery is primarily interested in investigations of intimacy as a concept in art-making. Artists should examine not only the meanings of intimacy, but its expression in formal, social, social and political contexts. Open to all artists working in any media. To download prospectus for Intimacy, follow this link: ARC Gallery, 832 W. Superior St. #204, Chicago, IL 60622.

Cultural Arts Showcase 2011 - MDDeadline: November 5, 2010. The Howard County Arts Council is now accepting artist applications for its annual Cultural Arts Showcase presented in partnership with the Recreation & Leisure Service Branch (RALS) of the Maryland Recreation & Parks Association (MRPA). The event will be held at Howard County Center for the Arts at 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City on March 3 & 4, 2011. Showcase is a program designed to assist school and civic organizations in identifying performing, visual and literary artists for workshops, performances, demonstrations, and in-school residencies. Attendees of Showcase include cultural arts representatives, PTA Representatives, festival and special event coordinators from Recreation and Parks and other members of the community. For artist application information, please contact the Howard County Arts Council at 410.313.2787 / MD RELAY 711 or visit us on the web at

Transfer Station - UTDeadline: November 8, 2010, 5:00pm MST.Art in Transit, the public art program managed by the Salt Lake City Arts Council for Utah Transit Authority, announces the opportunity for a public art commission at the Transfer Station on the North Temple TRAX line. This is an open invitation to artists to submit qualifications to be considered for the Transfer Station, the first station leaving downtown Salt Lake City along the light rail line which connects downtown to the Salt Lake City International Airport. The Transfer Station will serve multiple transit modes--light rail, commuter rail, and local bus service--and is likely to become the most significant and active station along the North Temple light rail line. Budget: $180,000. The complete RFQ can be found online: Contact Roni Thomas, Public Art Program Manager, at 801.596.5000 or

Drawing Discourse; A Contemporary Exhibition in Drawing - NCDeadline: November 20, 10. As part of an ongoing commitment to promote drawing practices in the visual arts, the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA) invites artists to submit entries to a National Juried Exhibition of contemporary drawing. UNCA seeks to examine drawing as it is practiced and defined by today’s artists. Such an exhibition will demonstrate the continued significance of drawing through both conventional and innovative methods. Accepted work will be exhibited in UNCA's S. Tucker Cooke Gallery from Jan. 14, 2011 through Feb. 15, 2011. Esteemed juror, Alex Kanevsky will be present and open the exhibition with a lecture about his practice on January 14, 2011; exhibition reception immediately following. $500 in awards will be presented by the juror. Prospectus may be downloaded at: or contact Tamie Beldue at for further questions.

photo '11 - IL
Deadline: November 5, 10. Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago will host “photo 11” a National Juried Exhibition of work using photographic content. 50% commission split on sales, with retained commission donated to Heartland Alliance for their Human Rights effort. Traditional to experimental imagery is welcome but all must be original. Each artist may submit up to 3 images for consideration. $30 Entry Fee. Purchase Award. A Printed Catalog will be produced which will include all accepted works. Submissions must be received by the end of day November 5, 2010. Entry form available for download at

Scene on the Street - VTDeadline: November 16, 2010. Vermont Photo Space Gallery in Essex Jct., Vermont seeks entries for a photography exhibition, December 13, 2010 - January 7, 2011. Free framing/ matting, Juror's Choice, Peoples Choice. Juror: Ed Kashi. This contest is asking the photographer to submit images that capture the essence of candid street moments, with a special emphasis on images that tell a story. Open to all photographers. Entry must be an original work. $20 entry fee. Visit website for details. Questions? Contact Ken Signorello at or call 802-777-FOTO.

Nude 2011 - KYDeadline: November 6, 10. The human figure in art is timeless and universal and has reverberated throughout art history and contemporary art practice. Contemporary artists have refocused our gaze on personal identity as a viable and engaging conduit for explorations of modern life, modern identity, and the social and sexual politics that impact us all. With that stated, artists are invited to submit images of their work, in any medium, along with an artist statement for consideration by the selection committee for the twenty-fourth annual Nude, presented by the Lexington Art League (LAL). January 15 – March 13, 2011. No entry fee. Jurors: Mark Priest, Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Louisville, and Karen Gillenwater, Curator at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana. For complete entry guidelines, contact Becky Alley, Exhibitions & Programs Director,, or visit

Color: The Spice of Light - VTDeadline: October 28, 2010. Vermont Photo Space Gallery in Essex Jct., Vermont seeks entries for a photography exhibition, November 15 - December 10, 2010. Free framing/ matting, Juror's Choice, Peoples Choice. Juror: Bruce K. Haley, Jr. Color: the Spice of Light is your opportunity to express nature in a manner that doesn't necessarily express reality, but does express your feelings and experience at the moment of capture. And, by all means, if nature gave you that "perfect moment", then submit that moment! I want to see drama through the use of composition, color and image that makes the viewer want to stop and spend time with your image that makes the viewer FEEL! Remember, it's within the beauty of nature that we find the essence of our souls. $20 entry fee. Visit website for details, Questions? Contact Ken Signorello at or call 802-777-FOTO.

$10,000 Direct Carving Biennial Competition - NY
Deadline: November 22, 2010. National Association of Women Artists, Inc. $10,000 Margo Harris Hammerschlag Biennial. Award for Direct Carving - American women sculptors 18+. Send SASE to : N.A.W.A. 80 Fifth Ave., Suite 1405, New York, NY 10011 or download application: Work must be original with a MINIMUM of 75% produced by direct carving. Website:

Deadline: October 29, 10. CALL TO ARTISTS for intersections: Multnomah County Bridges Section. The Regional Arts & Culture Council in Portland, Oregon, invites multidisciplinary artist teams in visual, performing, literary and/or media arts to submit qualifications for an intersections project with the Multnomah County Bridge Section which operates six bridges that cross the Willamette River in the Portland area. The budget for the project is $25,000. Artists are encouraged to create work in any media that highlights/comments upon some aspect of the bridges in general, be it real, imaginary or metaphorical, while going beyond strictly literal representation or documentation. Download the guidelines at

Americas 2011: Paperworks - NDDeadline: November 1, 2010. The Northwest Art Center, Minot State University (Minot, ND) seeks entries for an international juried exhibition, January 10 - February 18, 2011 at Hartnett Hall Gallery. Cash and Purchase Awards: five Merit Awards and one Best of Show. Juror: Victoria Goro-Rapoport. Works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs, qualify. All works must be original and not measure over 60 inches in any direction. Work must be ready to exhibit, completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited in an Americas 2000 exhibition. Two-dimensional work should be framed and protected by clear acrylic glazing. 2 entries/ $25; Additional Entries: $5 each (5 entries maximum). Download prospectus (PDF format) at:, or send a SASE to: Northwest Art Center, 500 University Ave W, Minot, ND 58707. Questions? Please contact Avis Veikley at or call 701-858-3264.

"Lipstick and Rouge" - WADeadline: November 3, 2010. Second Space Gallery in Spokane, WA ( announces a call to artists for a national juried exhibition, December 3-30, 2010. $1000+ in awards. Juror: Karen Kaiser. This exhibit is open to all artists over the age of eighteen working in two-dimensional media. There is a limit of five (5) entries. Work must be the original creation and composition of the artist submitting it. Artwork must have been created within the last two years, and not previously exhibited. Student work that has been done with the help of an instructor may not be submitted. $10 per entry. Visit website for prospectus,, or send a SASE to: Lipstick and Rouge, Second Space Gallery, 610 W Second Ave, Spokane, WA 99208. Questions? Contact James Hill at or call (509) 847-3501.

Figurative Works - MIDeadline: November 13th, 2010. Eastern Michigan University. Artists from different cultures and time periods throughout history have repeatedly chosen to depict human figures as subjects or explore various themes evoked by its presence or absence. The conceptual and formal potential of the body continues to inspire and challenge many artists. The goal of this exhibition is to showcase a diverse range of contemporary works that explore the formal and conceptual boundaries of the figure. Purchase and cash awards. Qualifications: This is a National call, and open to artist 18 years and older that work in this genre. There are no restrictions on scale, media, content, or style. How to Apply: $25 non-refundable entry fee for up to 3 works (CD / DVD – digital only). Download the Figurative Works prospectus at: Questions can be directed to Gallery Director Gregory Tom /;  Web Site:

Friday, October 22, 2010

"Got Art?" Individual Artists Opportunities:

Sculptors and 3-D artists sought for immediate and future exhibitions of their works in Foyer of the Charles Beatley Library. No entry fees required.  For information on applying for one of the six-month exhibits, contact Gwen Lockhart via email at
Artists who create mixed media 2-D works are invited to submit proposals for exhibition in the following gallery locations: the Durant Arts Center, the Lee Center, the Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library, the Planning and Zoning Office, the City Council Board Room, the City Manager’s Office, the Mayor’s Office, the City Hall Employee Lounge and the Transportation and Environmental Services. Submitted proposals received by November 10 will be considered for exhibition in all galleries. For more information visit:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Upcoming Art League Workshop - Earrings, Rings, & Things: Jewelry with Felt and Metal

Join Art League instructors Lisa Vershbow and Renate Maile-Moskowitz on November 6, 2010 as they trade techniques and materials to create fanciful jewelry.

Felt Earrings by Lisa Vershbow & Renate Maile-Moskowitz
This one-day workshop invites participants to join in the process of making original, fun, colorful projects or even special holiday gifts. Several innovative projects using felt and metal in combination are covered, including earrings, beads, brooches, and rings. Participants learn new skills that can be used at home while creating personal projects. During the day, tools are available in both the metals and fiber classrooms and materials are available for purchase. View more about this workshop and register online here.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Have you thought about taking an art class, but you don't know where to start?

We hear many people say that they are interested in trying an art class. They want to start a new hobby, see if that childhood interest in art is still there, meet new people, or uncover their creative side....

But, they find signing up for a class to be daunting. Or maybe you don't know what the right class would be for you? Or, you don't know the difference between acrylic and oil? Or maybe you're afraid you don't know how to hold a pencil correctly?

We're demystifying the process!

Join us for an Art League School prospective student information session. You will be able to:
  • Meet our instructors.
  • Learn about art supplies and how to buy them
  • Ask school staff about classes and teachers, and pick a class that's right for you.
  • Talk with current students about how they selected their classes and hear about their experiences.
Join us Saturday, November 6, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Meet in The Art League Gallery (located on the first floor of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, room #21)

This event is FREE! To register and reserve your spot, email:

Trae from Chadwicks Makes his Art on the Rocks Cocktail


Watch Trae make this sweet potato cocktail for Art on the Rocks!

Watch J From Austin Grill Make his AOTR Cocktail

Watch Austin Grill make their creative cocktail for Art on the Rocks. The event is October 27. Click here for more information!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Check out Art on the Rocks Cocktails in the Making!

Watch Laura Seckler of Vermilion make her yummy Art on the Rocks cocktail!

Watch Genni Ahrens of Columbia Firehouse make her Art on the Rocks cocktail, Uncle Albert's Cure for Pain.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Weekend Art Links

Some art world stories from around the web:

An apartment in Paris went uninhabited for over 70 years, a time capsule of nineteenth century treasures, including an uncatalogued painting by the Italian portraitist, Giovanni Boldini.

In celebration of 10/10/10, Mental Floss has Ten Facts about The Ten, a group of American painters who seceded from the Society of American Artists in protest of "too much business and too little art".

A controversial lithograph by Enrique Chagoya was attacked by a woman with a crow bar in Colorado's Loveland Museum.

Take an interactive journey through Monet's life and work at this website for an eponymous exhibit at the Galeries nationales, Grand Palais in Paris.

Lenny Campello is digging into a very dramatic saga involving the National Portrait Gallery, a thieving gallery owner, and some very upset artists.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Alexandria Exhibition Opportunity

Alexandria Office of the Arts and Alexandria Commission for the Arts – Call for Entries 2010-2012
The Office of the Arts and Alexandria Commission for the Arts seek artist proposals to exhibit their works in one of 12 galleries in the City.  Proposals will be accepted from individual artists, consortia of artists, and organizations who work and/or live within the city of Alexandria from October 5 through November 10, 2010.

Exhibitions will run for six months. All works must be original and only two-dimensional works will be accepted. No entry fee required.

Materials to be submitted include: application, resume, artist’s statement, and CD or DVD of images. Complete submissions must be received by Wednesday, November 10. Selected artists will be notified by November 22, 2010.

The Arts Commission and Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities, promote and cultivate the arts in the City of Alexandria. For more information about the “call for entries,” visit their web sites at and  For information on the City Galleries program, please contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5565. 

Fashion Illustration Class

This fun new class at The Art League School begins this Saturday, October 9, and runs for five weeks... and there's still room! Click here for more info and to register.

This course introduces basic illustration styles and techniques to aspiring fashion illustrators and designers. Students will work on the drawing, sketching and textile rendering skills needed to create illustrations for sales presentation and production. Basic design proportion and composition are covered. Participants will also learn to accentuate their illustration through style-exaggeration and fabric rendering. Students illustrate poses from supplied fashion photos and render actual fabrics samples for drape, texture and pattern. A familiarity of drawing materials (pencil, ink, marker, gouache) is helpful. 

About instructor Matthew Cuenca:
Hungry for artistic knowledge, Matthew moved to New York City and after four years he received his BFA with Honors from Parsons School of Design. For the next 15 years he worked as a Fashion Designer, Illustrator and Art Director for companies such as Harper Collins Trophy, Moody Publishing, Bill Blass, Avirex, Oleg Cassini, and Oxford Industries. He has also worked as associate professor of the Fashion Institute of Technology. In 2002 he moved with his family to Paris, France and rekindled his freelance career in illustration.

Since 2003 he has exhibited at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, where he won the 2003 Art Award. He has also freelanced for EMG (Alaska), Adept Press (Chicago) and Griffin Grove Games (Australia). In 2005 he moved to Phnom Penh, Cambodia where he started a lucrative career in jewelry, designing exclusive jewelry for members of the Cambodian royal family and local dignitaries.

In 2008 he returned to oil painting and prepared for his highly anticipated exhibition of locally inspired portraits. Following the success of his exhibition Mathew and his partner Jeff returned back to the US for a three year Washington, D.C. tour. Currently he's a member of The Art League.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Dinner Party and Art on the Rocks

The October Dinner Party exhibit is up and participating bartenders for Art on the Rocks have already started coming by to select their pieces which will inspire their creative cocktails. Have you bought your Art on the Rocks tickets yet?? Click here for more information and to download an order form!

New Alexandria Arts Calendar!

Check out this new arts calendar to see what art events are happening in Alexandria!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Upcoming Opportunities for Artists

Gallery West: 14th Annual National Juried Show
Gallery West is pleased to announce its 14th Annual National Juried Show. Open to all local or national artists 18+ years of age. Original fine art in any medium is acceptable. No videos or reproductions. Entry fee is $35.00 for up to three original 2D & 3D work only. Jurying will be from digital images submitted via CD only. The juror is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s best known arts personalities F. Lennox Campello. Campello is an award winning artist, a widely published freelance art critic and a curator with more than one hundred curated exhibits under his belt.

ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 12, 2010. Exhibit is open February 9-March 6, 2011 at Gallery West at 1213 King Street in Olde Town Alexandria, VA. CASH AWARDS ARE AVAILABLE. Click here for a prospectus/call for entry, email Chairperson Kimberley Bush at or call 703.627.7656.

(e)merge 2 panel discussion + party
Saturday, October 2nd, 4 - 8 pm at Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U Street, NW, WDC

Conner Contemporary Art and Hamiltonian Artists will host an event specifically for area emerging artists beginning with a panel discussion focusing on gallery representation and the dynamics of artist-gallery relationships.

Seth Adelsberger: visual artist, represented by Civilian Art Projects, and co-founder of Nudashank Gallery
Craig Appelbaum: founder of Industry Gallery
Leigh Conner: co-founder Conner Contemporary Art
Kathryn Cornelius: performance artist, represented by Curator's Office
Maggie Michael: visual artist, represented by G Fine Art

Moderated by Jacqueline Ionita, Director of Hamiltonian Gallery

The (e)merge 2 panel discussion begins promptly at 4pm; directly followed by (e)merge 2 party - hang out with your community, enjoy DJ, food and drink.

(e)merge 2 is generously sponsored by Marvin Restaurant and the Pink Line Project.