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Steven H. Silberg

Experimental Media 2012
Curated by Max Kazemzadeh, Assistant Professor of Media Art & Technology, Gallaudet University and Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Assistant Professor at Parsons MFA in Design and Technology and Parsons School of Art, Design, History, and Theory

Experimental Media 2012 explores recent developments in the field of art and technology through three separate, yet related platforms: an exhibition component, a video screening program, and a workshop series. While highlighting the creative potential of new technologies, Experimental Media 2012 will also explore the broader social and cultural implications of these rapid changes. Experimental Media 2012 is organized by Washington Project for the Arts, in partnership with Artisphere, and builds on WPA’s annual Experimental Media Series program, begun in 2006.

above image: Steven Silberg, image created by Pixel-Lapse Photo Booth, 2009, LaserJet Print, 5 3/4" x 8 1/4"

D.O.L.L: DIWO OPNSRC LMFAO LHOOQExperimental Media 2012 Exhibition
D.O.L.L.: DIWO OPNSRC LMFAO LHOOQ
April 12 – May 20, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 12, 7-10pm
Location: Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA
Free Admission

NOTE: Artisphere will be closed Saturday, May 12 for a private event.


Featuring work by Christian Benefiel (Keedysville, MD), Eric Celarier (Silver Spring, MD), Jeff Chyatte (Bethesda, MD), Mark Cooley (Warrenton, VA), Blake Fall-Conroy (Ithaca, NY), K. David Fong (Baltimore, MD), Pete Froslie (Norman, OK), Michelle Lisa Herman (Washington, DC), Hiroshi Jacobs (Washington, DC), Patrick Resing (New York, NY), and Steven Silberg (Catonsville, MD)

D.O.L.L.: DIWO OPNSRC LMFAO LHOOQ, an exhibition of experimental and interactive new media, installation, and sculpture, will take place in the Terrace Gallery at Artisphere from April 12 through May 20, 2012. D.O.L.L. highlights the creative, use, re-use, and mis-use of technology by contemporary artists. Artists featured in the exhibition utilize technological devices and systems to challenge our expectations of contemporary art, while simultaneously questioning common assumptions about technology and our relationship with it.

Cinnamon Triano, Limbus
Cinnamon Triano, still from Limbus, 2011, Video and paper animation, 2 min 29 sec


Experimental Media 2012 Video Screenings

Thursday, April 26, 6:30pm at The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Thursday, May 10, 6:30pm at Artisphere, Arlington, VA
Free Admission

Featuring work by Angie Eng (Brooklyn, NY), Benjamin Gaulon (Dublin, Ireland), Jayson Haebich (Collingwood, Australia), Michelle Lisa Herman (Washington, DC), Faith Holland (New York, NY), Patrick Jean (Paris, France), James Jones (Christiansburg, VA), Shahar Marcus (Tel Aviv, Israel), Alexander Pawlik (Warsaw, Poland), Nataliya Petkova (Quebec, Canada), Bill Psarras (London, UK), Sergio Sotomayor (Murcia, Spain), Dafna Steinberg (Washington, DC), Bob Szantyr (New York, NY), Cinnamon Triano (Baltimore, MD), Danny Warner (Manhattan, KS), Peter Whittenberger (Reno, NV), and Cameron Zotter (Baltimore, MD). 

Featuring video work by local, national, and international artists, the Experimental Media Video Screenings will include works that use video as a medium to explore our contemporary landscape of data flow, perception, and exchange between systems, whether human, gestural, cultural, chemical, political, or virtual. Of the videos selected for Experimental Media 2012, one will be awarded the 2012 Kraft Prize for New Media, a $750 cash prize. Additional screenings to be announced.


Experimental Media 2012 Workshop Series

Dates: Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, 13, and 20, 1-4pm
Location: Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA
Organized in partnership with HacDC

Workshop participation is free, but registration is required and participants will be required to purchase necessary materials. Email bmurphy@wpadc.org for more information and to register.

Download workshop descriptions and required materials

In addition to the exhibition and video screenings, Experimental Media 2012 will also include a free hands-on workshop series designed to introduce artists to the latest in open source and affordable technology being used to create interactive installations and experimental new media. Focusing on the Arduino open-source electronics prototyping platform and the open-source programming software Processing, the workshop series will give artists an introduction to these powerful and inexpensive tools. The free workshop series is organized in partnership with HacDC, a membership-supported, non-profit organization and workshop space devoted to collaboration in the

Saturday, May 5, 1-4pm:
Introduction to Basic Electronics – Building a Microcontroller Shield
This workshop will speed through basic electronics with a focus on kit and prototype circuit building.  Lab time will teach soldering with Sparkfun’s Danger Shield (http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10570), which will be used in the subsequent Arduino and Processing workshops. Participants must provide their own materials and soldering tools.

Sunday, May 6, 1-4pm: Introduction to Arduino
This workshop will introduce the Arduino (http://arduino.cc), the most popular microcontroller board and programming environment in use by artists today. You will learn how to program this versatile device and you’ll write a program that uses the Danger Shield’s sensors and controls its LEDs. Participants must buy their own materials and bring a portable computer (or share one with a friend).

Sunday, May 13, 1-4pm: Introduction to Processsing
This workshop will introduce Processing (http://processing.org), a software development platform created to teach artists how to write software (called “sketches”). You will learn how to use the built-in development environment to create a sketch that generates animated particles and sound, and introduce how an Arduino can communicate with your processing sketch. Participants must buy their own materials and bring a portable computer (or share one with a friend).  

Sunday, May 20, 1-4pm: Working with Arduino and Processing
This workshop will expand on the previous three sessions. You’ll learn how to control the Processing sketch from Workshop 3 with the sensors and controls connected to your Arduino via the Danger Shield, and introduce how to to control external devices connected to your Arduino with a Processing sketch. Participants must buy their own materials and bring a portable computer (or share one with a friend).

About HacDC
HacDC is a 501(c)(3) charitable, educational, and scientific, organization in Washington, D.C. It is membership-supported and devoted to collaboration in the creative use of technology. Founded in 2008 by a diverse group of ngineers, artists, and hobbyists, HacDC hosts free and open activities to share knowledge, skills, and ideas. HacDC is part of a global trend in amateur engineering clubs that have come to be known as "hackerspaces." Centered on physical locations that function as shared workshops, these spaces
support "makers" whose work bridges the realms of art and technology and who share a passion for putting old technology to new and creative purposes. Spaces like HacDC give new impetus to an American tradition of amateur innovation and have been broadly recognized in the national and
international media. Visit www.hacdc.org for more information.


DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)
Organized by Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences
Thursday, May 24, 6:00 - 8:30pm
at the National Academy of Sciences, 500 5th St., NW, Room 100

This event is free but registration is required
Click here to register

D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects in the national capital region. DASERs provide a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and foster interdisciplinary networking.  Reservations and a Photo ID are required for admittance. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the event begins at 6 p.m.

This month, the discussion focuses Experimental Media 2012 in the context of recent developments in experimental and interactive technology in art. Speakers include three artists featured in D.O.L.L.: DIWO OPNSRC LMFAO LHOOQ - Blake Fall-Conroy, Michelle Lisa Herman, and Steven Silberg - along with WPA Program Director Blair Murphy and D.O.L.L curator Max Kazemzadeh.

DASER is co-sponsored by Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS and Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology. 

 

Experimental Media 2012 Partner Organizations

 

Artisphere

 


About Artisphere
Artisphere connects artists and audiences to an eclectic mix of fresh, thought-provoking arts programming. We’re your spot to get insight into the creative process and engage in artistic adventures—from contemporary visual art, live music and theatre to new media, film and dance. Come explore, experience and engage—collide with art. Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro (blue/orange) and within walking distance of Georgetown. Admission to Artisphere and all its visual art galleries is free; there is a cost for ticketed events. Artisphere is pleased to offer its patrons free parking evenings after 5pm and all day on weekends. For more information about Artisphere, visit www.artisphere.com.

Artisphere is managed by Arlington County's Arlington Economic Development and supported in part by the Rosslyn Business Improvement District, individuals, corporations, and foundations.

HacDC
About HacDC
HacDC is a 501(c)(3) charitable, educational, and scientific, organization in Washington, D.C. It is membership-supported and devoted to collaboration in the creative use of technology. Founded in 2008 by a diverse group of engineers, artists, and hobbyists, HacDC hosts free and open activities to share knowledge, skills, and ideas.
HacDC is part of a global trend in amateur engineering clubs that have come to be known as "hackerspaces." Centered on physical locations that function as shared workshops, these spaces support "makers" whose work bridges the realms of art and technology and who share a passion for putting old technology to new and creative purposes. Spaces like HacDC give new impetus to an American tradition of amateur innovation and have been broadly recognized in the national and international media. Visit www.hacdc.org for more information.

The Phillips Collection

About The Phillips Collection
The Phillips Collection is an internationally recognized museum in Washington's vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood. Paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Mark Rothko, Pierre Bonnard and Georgia O'Keeffe, Vincent van Gogh, and Richard Diebenkorn are among the many stunning impressionist and modern works that fill the museum's distinctive building, which combines extensive new galleries with the family home of its founder, Duncan Phillips. The collection continues to develop with selective new acquisitions, many by contemporary artists.

The Phillips Collection opened to the public in 1921 and is America's first museum of modern art. It is a private, non-government museum, supported primarily by donations. Visit www.phillipscollection.org for more information.

SELECT

SELECT: WPA Auction Exhibition and Gala

at 1800 L Street., NW, Washington, DC
Exhibition Opening and presentation of the Alice Denney Award (FREE) Saturday, February 11, 2012, 6:00-8:00pm
Art Auction Gala (ticketed): Saturday, March 3, 2012, 6:30-MIDNIGHT
Exhibition Dates: Wednesday, February 15 - Friday, March 2
Exhibition Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 12pm-6pm
Visit the SELECT website to view the artwork and purchase Gala Tickets

SELECT 2012 includes work by over one hundred contemporary artists from the DC region and beyond, selected by a group of notable curators. The works represent a cross section of media and disciplines, providing a remarkable survey of contemporary artistic practice.

The public and auction guests are invited to the Exhibition Opening Reception and Presentation of the Alice Denney Award for Support of Contemporary Art. Meet the artists and curators of SELECT and join us as we present the eighth Alice Denney Award to Molly Ruppert for her service to artists and the arts in Washington.

After the exhibition opening, the work will remain on view Wednesdays through Saturdays from 12:00 noon to 6:00pm through Friday, March 2, 2012. The exhibition is open to the public free of charge.

The works presented will be available for purchase on March 3, 2012 at SELECT: WPA 2012 Art Auction Gala, an event that, for the last 31 years, has helped WPA raise funds and awareness to support contemporary artists in our region. SELECT: WPA 2012 Art Auction Gala includes a festive dinner with a menu designed by celebrity chef Barton Seaver, a live auction of art experiences led by auctioneer Dr. Martin Gammon of Bonhams, and a silent auction party which is attended by prominent regional and national collectors. The mix of attendees makes for a vibrant, eclectic atmosphere and a spirited bidding environment.

Find out more and view all of the artwork on the SELECT website.

Special Thanks to the SELECT 2012 Auction Committee: 
Robert Shields, Co-Chair, Sarah Valente, Co-Chair, Max Brown, Veronica Jackson, Sara Jaffe, Marie Lestina, Meredith Margolis, Marisa Michnick, Jessica Naresh, Frederick P. Ognibene, M.D., Zena Quezado, M.D., Judy Sherman, Henrique Siblesz, Andres Tremols, Alexia von Lipsey

Awning Studies
Artist Patrick McDonough presents
Awning Studies: SOCRATES
September 10, 2011 - March 4, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 2 - 6pm (rain or shine)
at Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard at Broadway, Long Island City, (Queens), NY

2011 Public Artist Residency Program Artist Patrick McDonough presents Awning Studies: SOCRATES, an outdoor installation at Socrates Sculpture Park. The Public Art Residency (PAR) Program, established by WPA in 2010, offers a paid residency at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, NY to a Washington, DC-based artist for the purpose of instruction and information about practical and conceptual issues related to the creation of public art. The Public Art Residency program is made possible with support from the Bernstein Family Foundation and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.


Dan Tulk, Up in the Air

Dan Tulk: Lines and Shadows
January 13 - February 3, 2012

Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 6-8pm
at 2023 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Exhibition Hours: Monday - Friday, 10am-6pm

Washington Project for the Arts presents Dan Tulk: Lines and Shadows, a memorial exhibition and Coup d'Espace project honoring local artist Dan Tulk. A talented emerging artist and WPA member, Tulk was tragically killed in a traffic accident near his Virginia home in November of 2011. At the time of his death, he was preparing to present a January Coup d'Espace exhibition of new work created specifically for WPA's project space. In lieu of that unfinished project and in honor of his life and artistic practice, WPA presents a select overview of his work, including documentation of large-scale installations and several smaller sculptural pieces.

Working with everyday objects and inexpensive materials, Tulk created sculptural installations and small sculptures that project a visual simplicity and ephemeral nature that belies their exacting and often elaborate construction. Engaged in constant experimentation, the artist created works that were often temporary, constructed from delicate materials, everyday objects, or the play of light at a particular moment in time. This physical transformation, of familiar materials into something fantastical or even sublime, is a hallmark of the artist's practice.

Lines and Shadows celebrates an artist of prodigious energy, whose commitment to experimentation and exploration can be viewed throughout his work, from the largest installation to the simplest sculpture. The loss of such an enthusiastic and talented emerging artist is a blow to DC's art community and a tragedy for Dan's family and friends. WPA hopes that Lines and Shadows will make a small contribution to remembrance of the artist's life and work. Donations will be accepted at the opening reception for the Tulk Family Education and Assistance Fund, a fund set up for the benefit of Dan's three children.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dan Tulk was an up-and-coming artist whose presence was just beginning to be felt throughout the DC area's art scene. After studying art at George Mason University, he spent several years starting a family and beginning a career before returning to his artistic practice in 2009. Since that time, his work has been exhibited at Arlington Arts Center, DC Arts Center, Artomatic@Frederick, But Is It Art Fair, George Mason University, and the Cade Fine Arts Center Gallery. Lines and Shadows is his first solo exhibition. He is survived by his wife and their three children.

Special thanks to the George Mason University School of Art and School of Art Print Studio for their assistance

Above image: Dan Tulk, Untitled, from the series Up in the Air, 2010

IceBox

IceBox 2011
WPA Holiday Gift Shop
December 2 - December 23, 2011

Opening Reception: Friday, December 2, 6-8pm
Shopping Hours: Monday - Friday, 10am - 6pm.
Special Holiday Shopping Events: Sunday, December 18, 10am-4pm & Monday, December 19, 6-8pm.
at 2023 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC

Including work by Sondra Arkin, Kristina Bilonick, Liliane Blom, Karen Kozojet Ching, Tim DeVenney, Maribeth Egan, Liz Georges, Sandy Gold, Becca Kallem, Alice Kresse, Laurel Lukaszewski, Robin Moore, Maryanne Pollock, Primrose Press, Trinka Roeckelein, Doris Ross, and Candy Schilbli.

WPA is excited to announce IceBox 2011, its third annual holiday gift shop. Featuring crafts, jewelry, housewares, and small works of art, all hand made by WPA member artists, IceBox is the perfect stop for all of your holiday shopping. Find unique, original, and surprising holiday gifts for friends, family, and maybe even yourself at IceBox 2011!  

Read more about IceBox on the Washington City Paper Arts Blog and the Washington Post's Going Out Guide.

Above image, clockwise from upper left: Nonwoven polyester (lutradur) necklace by Alice Kresse, buttons by Becca Kallem, ties by Kristina Bilonick, and porcelain snowflake by Laurel Lukaszewski.


Michelle Lisa Herman: Inter-Net

Washington Project for the Arts Presents

Inter-Net
a Coup d’Espace Project by Michelle Lisa Herman
November 4 – November 23, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 6-8pm

at 2023 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Exhibition Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm

Washington Project for the Arts is pleased to present Inter-Net, a Coup d'Espace project by Michelle Lisa Herman. An interdisciplinary artist working in multimedia video installation, audio sculpture, and new media, Herman’s work explores the impact of new communication technologies on our desire for connection, both with one another and with the natural world. For Inter-Net, she presents three new projects that grapple with the increased use of technology to mimic and mediate human experience. As our interactions with one another and the natural world become increasingly mediated through new technology, we face both new opportunities for connection, coupled with a decrease in direct human contact. Herman explores this new communications landscape, finding alienation, but also humor and unexpected poetry.

Read the Washington Post review of Inter-Net

Inter-Net is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

OPTIONS 2011

Chishty Chan Miracle

Curated by Stefanie Fedor, Executive Director, Arlington Arts Center

Exhibition Dates: September 15 - October 29, 2011
Exhibition Hours:Wednesdays through Saturdays, 12-6pm
Exhibition Location: 629 New York Avenue, NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 15, 6-8pm
Curators Talk: Saturday, October 1, 3pm

 
Washington Project for the Arts is pleased to announce OPTIONS 2011, the fourteenth installment of WPA's biennial exhibition of emerging and unrepresented artists from DC, Maryland, and Virginia. OPTIONS 2011 will take place from September 15 through October 29, 2011 at 629 New York Avenue, NW, 2nd floor, Washington, DC.  Highlighting the breadth and diversity of contemporary art practice in the area, OPTIONS 2011 will include work by fourteen artists selected by curator Stefanie Fedor.
 
Participating artists include: John James Anderson (Washington, DC), Bittersweet Zine (Washington, DC), Heather Boaz (Baltimore, MD), Amy Chan (Baltimore, MD), Mahwish Chishty (Hyattsville, MD), Lisa Dillin (Baltimore, MD), Adam Dwight (Takoma Park, MD), Twig Harper (Baltimore, MD), Artemis Herber (Owings Mills, MD), Katherine Mann (Washington, DC), Jimmy Miracle (Washington, DC), Amber Robles-Gordon (Washington, DC), Oscar Santillan (Richmond, VA), and Stewart Watson (Baltimore, MD).

Above images, left to right: Mahwish Chishty, Untitled 1 (detail), 2011, Gouache and tea stain on handmade paper, 8 x 28 1/2  inches.
Amy Chan, Desert 1, 2010, Gouache and acrylic on paper, 15 x 18 inches.   
Jimmy Miracle, Beam, (detail), 2011, Thread, nails, tree slice, and concrete slab, 72 x 16 x 132 inc

Download the OPTIONS 2011 Catalogue

Watch Stefanie Fedor's Curators Talk.
Produced for WPA by Rob Shore
Double click on the video to view full-screen.

WPA: OPTIONS 2011 from Robert Shore on Vimeo.


WPA at the (e)merge art fair
September 22 - 25
Room 211 at the Capitol Skyline Hotel

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Washington Project for the Arts is proud to participate in the (e)merge art fair! Come visit us in Room 211 to see new work by Mei Mei Chang and Kyan Bishop, along with a flat file of works on paper by 120 WPA Member Artists.    
 
Opening Night Party  
Thursday, September 22: 7pm-11pm (advance ticket purchase required) 
 
Fair Hours
Friday, September 23: 12pm-7pm
Saturday, September 24: 12pm-7pm
Sunday, September 25: 12pm-5pm
  
Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 I Street SW
Washington DC 20024
 
Click here for tickets and additional information
 
BLOCK PARTY!  
On Saturday, September 24, WPA will be participating in the DC Block Party, taking place from 7pm - 11 pm at 1350 - 1358 Florida Ave., NE. The Block Party will feature work from DC galleries and organizations participating in the fair installed at Industry Galler
y.

WPA members in the Flat File include:
Farah Ahmed, David Allison, Marcia Anderson, Sondra Arkin, Cedric Baker, Carol Barsha, Leslie Berns, Cynthia Bickley-Green, Gordon Binder, Jennifer Bishop, Tom Block, Stephen Borko, Monica Bose, Laurie Breen, Daniel Brooking, Dianne Bugash, Sabine Carlson, Beth Cartland, Luis Castillo, Beth Chucker, Andrea Collins, Adriane Connerton, Patrick Craig, Jessica Damen, Richard Dana, Sam Dixon, Ian Delaney Doherty, Cheryl Edwards, Maribeth Egan, Laura Elkins, Rita Elsner, Dorothy Fall, Felisa Federman, Cianne Fragione, Pam Frederick, Maggie Gourlay, Freya Grand, Ruth Schilling Harwood, Artemis Herber, Linda Hesh, Shahrzad Heyat Jalinous, Ellen Hill, Judy Jashinsky, Mariah Anne Johnson, Becca Kallem, Flora Kanter, Chandi Kelley, Angela Kleis, Shirley Koller, Heather Levy, Barbara Liotta, Shelley Lowenstein, Carol Lukitsch, Megan Maher, Joey Manlapaz, Marielle Mariano, Carolina Mayorga, Antonio McAfee, Kathryn McDonnell, Russ McIntosh, Nancy McNamara, Maureen Minehan, Elba Molina, Jenny Sidhu Mullins, Jessica Murray, Georgia Nassikas, Kendall Nordin, Amie Oliver, Mary Ott, Betsy Packard, Anthony Palliparambil, Kelly Perl, Paul Pietsch, Maryanne Pollock, Judith Pratt, Rujunko Pugh, Gail Rebhan, Barrie Ripin, Marc Robarge, Lisa Rosenstein, Deborah Saks, Deanna Schwartzberg, Amelia B. Shachoy, Bhaval Shah Bell, Lisa Sheirer, Steven Silberg, Alexandra Silverthorne, Judy Southerland, Isabelle Spicer, Julie Steinberg, D. B. Stovall, Elizabeth Janis Sweeney, Bonita Tabakin-Latterner, Rob Tarbell, Andres Tremols, Dan Tulk, Laurie Tylec, Raymonde van Santen, Lina Vargas De La Hoz, Pamela Viola, Gail Vollrath, Jenny Walton, Candice Welsh, Alice Whealin, J. Bertram White, Clare Winslow, and John Wise 


Gun Show
Gun Show
A Coup d'Espace Project by John James Anderson
August 12 - September 2
Opening Reception: August 12, 6-8pm

at the WPA Office at 2023 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Exhibition Hours: Monday - Friday, 10am-6pm

Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is pleased to present Gun Show, a Coup d'Espace project by artist John James Anderson. In Gun Show, the artist approaches the gun control debate by focusing on two distinct but often overlapping narratives: coping with violent crime and interpretation of the Second Amendment, specifically the conflict between the individual's right to bear arms and the government's authority to regulate their sale and possession. Approaching a heated, emotional discussion from a dispassionate, almost clinical, perspective, the artist collects facts, statistics, and newspaper articles, synthesizes the information, and presents it through hand-drawn quotes, charts, and video. Focusing on DC's unique and well-documented roles in both the debate over gun rights and discussions of gun violence, Anderson approaches the topic as a concerned citizen, attempting to untangle a complex and contentious issue.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
John James Anderson is an associate professor of art at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Maryland. He has taught at the American University, George Washington University, George Mason University, and the Corcoran College of Art and Design. He is the recipient of several grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, including two Young Artist Grants and a 2011 Artist Fellowship. Anderson received his MFA from American University, Washington, DC and BFA from Iowa State University, Ames, IA. He has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions in venues including Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA; American University Museum, Washington, DC; The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Farm Center, Washington, DC; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; and the Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, GA. Anderson is also a contributing writer for the Washington City Paper.

ABOUT COUP D'ESPACE
Coup d'Espace is WPA's member-generated programming series. By inviting member artists and curators to plan installations, exhibitions, and events in its office project space, WPA provides a venue for unusual collaborations, exploration of new concepts, and the production of new and experimental work. Coup d'Espace allows artists and curators to utilize the WPA office as a laboratory or workshop space, to introduce new and in-process projects and present challenging ideas.

above image: It's a Political Statement, Charcoal and graphite on paper, 11" x 14", 2011

 


Contain, Maintain, Sustain
Contain, Maintain, Sustain

Curated by Welmoed Laanstra, Sara Reisman, and Ernesto Santalla

Exhibition location: Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209
Located one block from the Rosslyn Metro
Exhibition dates: Thursday, May 19 – Sunday, July 17, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 19, 7-10pm
Curator Talks: Saturday, May 21, 3pm with Sara Reisman; Saturday, June 11, 3pm with Welmoed Laanstra; Saturday, June 25, 3pm with Ernesto M. Santalla
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO SARA REISMAN'S TALK

Artisphere, Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), and Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) are pleased to announce a joint exhibition entitled Contain, Maintain, Sustain on view in Artisphere’s Terrace and Works-in-Progress galleries from May 19 through July 17, 2011. Contain, Maintain, Sustain is a group exhibition which takes stock of the ways in which concerns around sustainability are being articulated and visualized by contemporary artists today. Curators Welmoed Laanstra, Sara Reisman, and Ernesto Santalla selected a combination of 24 local and international artists to activate and complicate the local/global dynamic that has historically framed ideas about reuse and conservation of environmental resources.

Participating artists include Jane Benson (Brooklyn, NY), Michael Booker (College Park, MD), Greg Braun (Hartwood, VA), Carlos Bunga (Barcelona, Spain), Michael Cataldi (Brooklyn, NY), Ronit Eisenbach (Takoma Park, MD), Gregory Euclide (Le Sueur, MN), Tom Greaves (Washington, DC), Rachel Higgins (Brooklyn, NY), Christopher K. Ho (New York, NY), Mariah Johnson (Washington, DC), Morgana King (New Orleans, LA), Barbara Liotta (Washington, DC), LoVid (New York, NY), Mary Mattingly (New York, NY), Jens Praet (Florence, Italy), Cordy Ryman (New York, NY), Katrín Sigurdardóttir (New York, NY), Dan Steinhilber (Washington, DC), Tattfoo Tan (Staten Island, NY), Katja Toporski (Takoma Park, MD), Lina Vargas de la Hoz (Silver Spring, MD), Julia von Eichel (Brooklyn, NY), and Ishmael Randall Weeks (Brooklyn, NY and Cusco, Peru).

Curators for this exhibition include Welmoed Laanstra, Public Art Projects Curator, Arlington Cultural Affairs, Arlington County, Virginia; Sara Reisman, Director of Percent for Art Program, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; and Ernesto Santalla, a Cuban-born architect and interior and graphic designer, whose firm, Studio Santalla, Inc., is located in Washington, DC.

Related Programming at Artisphere:

S.O.S. Guilds: Art as a Tool for Social Change on Sustainability and Ecology
with Artist Tattfoo Tan
Saturday July 9 - Sunday July 31, 2011 / FREE / Works In Progress Gallery

S.O.S. Guilds is an art and sustainable entity that creates social changes by applying the power of artistic imagination to inform, inspire, engage, animate and motivate in various communities around the world, by giving grants to artist to execute art projects that high light sustainable issues, social activism and civic engagement.

Art Making Drop In:  S.O.S. Guilds Change4Change Money Trees
Saturday, July 9 Sunday, July 10 11am - 7pm / FREE / Works In Progress Gallery / All ages

Make DIY (do-it-yourself) piggy banks and create a forest of various shaped trees, flora and fauna from real bank note that was acquired by Tattfoo Tan from Ebay.

Sun Tag!  Family Drop in with Greg Braun
Saturday, July 9 / FREE / Outdoor Terrace / 11am -1pm / All ages
Manipulate sunlight and hit targets with hand held mirrors! CMS exhibiting artist Greg Braun will give a brief introduction discussing sun reflections, their use in creating artworks and using sustainable solar resources for energy efficiency in architecture. Then teams of 3-4 would be formed and timed for hitting targets.  The teams with the fastest/highest point total will win prizes. Participants are required to wear sunglasses for eye safety and to make them look cool.

Learn SketchUp: Visualizing, Creating, and Presenting your Creativity Digitally
Instructor: Greg Braun, professional CAD consultant and training instructor
Education Lab / $10 / Ages 15+

Session 1:  Intro to Sketch Up - Presentation
Wednesday June 8, 6pm Sunday June 12, 2pm

Session 2: Hands On Sketch Up - Bring your laptop!
Wednesday July 6, 6pm Sunday July 10, 2pm

Discover the freely available Google SketchUp software that Washington Sculpture Group artist Greg Braun used for his initial digital architecture and sun studies to create his CMS exhibition proposal. Free software usually comes with limitations and frustrations. Google SketchUp software breaks this stereotype and provides a unique, and vibrant set of tools to visualize just about anything, simply and quickly. Professional architects, designers, artists, set designers, and computer game designers use this software to create some of the most amazing images and objects you have ever seen. Let Greg show you how to use this invaluable software tool in creating sculpture, visualizations, installations, or working out problems with three dimensional sketches and studies. You will be shown how to create walk-through animations with sun studies and place objects directly into Google Earth for viewing your projects and presenting them to others. A must-attend event, even if you only have the slightest bit of computer savvy.

The Community Quilt Project: With Artist Michael Booker
Wednesday, June 22 - Wednesday, July 6 / FREE / Works In Progress Gallery

Quilts are fragments of memories, usually old clothes and fabrics, pieced together to form a new thing that represents those memories. With the community, artist Michael Booker will assemble together discarded and reused found objects personally contributed from visitors to create a new collaborative artwork.

Art Making Drop In:  Community Quilt Creation 
FREE / Works In Progress Gallery / All ages

Week 1:  Bring in materials that represent community and collective memories to contribute to the collaborative quilt!  Items may include textiles, clothing or nontraditional quilting materials such as wall paper, food labels, receipts, documents, papers, old family photos, laminate flooring, etc.
Wednesday, June 22, 4-8PM  / Thursday, June 23, noon - 4pm / Friday, June 24, 4-8pm / Saturday June 25, noon - 4pm / Sunday June 26, noon - 4pm

Week 2:  Finishing the community quilt

Wednesday, June 29, 4-8PM  / Thursday, June 30, noon - 4pm / Friday, July 1, 4-8pm / Saturday July 2, noon - 4pm / Sunday July 3, noon - 4pm
Artist Talk and Quilt Presentation, Wednesday July 6, 6pm


Arcade Windows


ARCADE

June 2010 - June 2011
at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, on M Street between 7th and 9th streets NW.

Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is pleased to announce ARCADE, an exhibition of public art by WPA Member Artists in the display windows at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The show is organized by WPA, with the support of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, DC Creates! Public Art Program (DCCAH) and the Washington Convention and Sports Authority (WCSA).

The ARCADE exhibition features work by WPA Members Artists Melissa Ichiuji, Dana Jeri Maier, Kendall Nordin, Ayodamola Okunseinde, Athena Robles, and Cynthia Sands. The exhibition is phase two of Windows into DC, an innovative public art program begun by WCSA and DCCAH that transforms retail windows into a street side art exhibition.

above image:
right window: Ayo Okunseinde, 3 Months Last Winter, Plastic balls in scrim, interactive range sensors, micro-controller, and geared motors
left window: Melissa Ichiuji, Family Portrait, Natural & Synthetic materials - Nylon Stockings, dried watermelon & squash, polyurethen, glass beads, thread, wire

photo by Max Cook

 


Final Girl


Coup d'Espace: The Final Girl Exhibition + Video Store

Organized by Adam Dwight, Video Artist and Illustrator
June 3 - 24, 2011
Opening Reception: June 3, 2011, 6-8pm 
 

Blood, Boobs & Beast Documentary Screening + Discussion with Director, John Kinhart: Thursday, June 16, 2011 6:30-8:30pm

Performance Double Feature Night: Thursday, June 23, 6-8pm   
Animations by Ryan Hill + Ken Moss on guitars by Mark Behme
FEED ME performance by Jon Lee

Exhibition + Video Rental Store featuring the works of:  Mark Behme · Christopher Fuentez · Ryan Hill · Victoria F. Gaitán · Felipe Goncalves · Linda Hesh · James Huckenpahler · Mike Johnson · Peter Killeen · Marissa Long · Rob Parrish · Bonner Sale · Shalo p · Adrien Varallyay · Zac Willis · Andrew Wodzianski · Luke Wyatt

Video Lounge featuring the works of:  Stephen Ausherman · Jeremy Beaudry · Brett Bergmann · Christopher Cassidy · Terry Berlier + Luciano Chessa · Christine Chin, Andrew Berry, Maria Elena Brodeur, Sarah Watkins · Mary Helena Clark · Adam Cruces · John Davis · Clint Enns · McLean Fahnestock · Giada Ghiringhelli · Sabine Gruffat · Henry Gwiazda · Mary Hill · Thom Heileson and Wyndel Hunt · Gautam Kansara · Selina Loper · Jeannette Louie · Lilianne Milgrom · Sean Niesen · Aaron Oldenburg · Leah Peterson · Ian Alexander Scott · Julia Kim Smith · Dmitry Strakovsky · Claudia X. Valdes · Roland Wegerer   

The Final Girl is an exhibition meditating on the conventions of the horror and psychedelic film within the context of a video store installation. The show includes an exhibition of works in various mediums, a video viewing lounge, and a video store where visitors can rent DVD compilations and standalone DVDs of various artists' video works surrounding the show's premise.

The Final Girl explores themes of feminism in the electronic visual age, exploiting cinematic conventions of the horror genre, which is notoriously known for its ambiguous treatment of the female narrative center. Instead of focusing on horror and psychedelia as tools for populist consensus and social anxiety, the exhibition will raise questions about these genres' grotesque and celebratory treatment of the female body.   

above image: Claudia X. Valdes, Minutes to Midnight, Super 8 video transfer, 10'26 



The Infinite
The Infinite Reduced to 2968

A Coup d'Espace Project by Megan Mueller and Christine Varela
May 6 - May 27
Opening Reception: May 6, 6-8pm
at WPA HQ, 2023 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC

Washington Project for the Arts is proud to present The Infinite Reduced to 2968, a Coup d'Espace project by Megan Mueller and Christine Varela. Mueller and Varela will dramatically transform the WPA office space with a canopy installation. Created with simple materials, the installation is inspired by the organic geometry found in nature and aims to simulate the experience of being under a canopy of trees.


International Art & Artists, Washington Project for the Arts, and Black Artists of DC present:

Process: Reaffirmation
A visual dialogue between members of BADC and WPA

Curated by Gina Marie Lewis
, Assistant Professor of Art, Bowie State Univ.

Exhibition location: Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Ct. NW, Washington, DC
Exhibition dates: Friday, April 1 through Saturday, April 29, 2011
Exhibition hours: Mon. 12-5pm, Tues.-Fri. 12-6pm, Sat. 12-5pm
Opening Reception: Friday, April 2, 6-9pm
Artists Talk: Saturday, April 23 at 3:00pm

Featuring work by Anne Bouie, Daniel Brooking, Joel D'Orazio, Victor Ekpuk, Corwin Levi, Barbara Liotta, Adrienne Mills, and Cleve Overton. 

Curated by Gina Marie Lewis, Process: Reaffirmation is an exhibition which focuses on and reaffirms the processes of artists within their studios.  This exhibition honors the personal philosophies, practices, and vocabularies of eight artists and attempts to explore a visual dialogue between their works. 

The exhibition represents an opportunity for artists to retain power over their work in the context of their own philosophies and interpretations. In some cases, the relationships between their works may be obvious, and other instances invite the viewer to inquire and explore the relationships from their own point of view.  As a starting point, such aspects as linear relationships, creation of new processes, innovative use of materials, the making of marks, and defining space were most apparent during the curatorial process.

ABOUT THE CURATOR:
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Gina Marie Lewis is a mixed media artist and educator. She holds an MFA in painting from Howard University and a BA in Cultural Studies and Studio Art from Norwich University. 

She has curated exhibitions at Montpelier Arts Center and Howard University and has exhibited at the Hampton University Museum in Hampton, VA, Flashpoint Gallery in DC, and The Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis, MD. She is currently teaching at Bowie State University.

SELECT: WPA 2011 Art Auction Gala and Exhibition

Select: WPA 2011 Art Auction Exhibition and Gala
February 19 - March 12
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 11am-6pm


Opening Reception: February 19, 6-9pm
Free and open to the public

Curators Talk and Presentation of Alice Denney Award: March 1, 6:30-9pm
Free and open to the public
Catered by Peackock Cafe

SELECT: WPA 2011 Art Auction Gala: March 12: 6:30-midnight

 

Mariah Johnson

Coup d'Espace: Fort Distraction
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January 18 – February 11
First Friday Reception: February 4, 6-8pm

For the project Fort Distraction, artist Mariah Johnson will transform the WPA office space by slowly folding, arranging, stacking and layering bed sheets around the architectural features and furniture in the space. Part performance, part site-specific installation, Fort Distraction invites viewers to witness Johnson’s process and the work behind her beautifully arranged installations. Throughout the project’s four-week run, Johnson will add to the installation on a daily basis. The public is welcome to stop by during the installation process to view the installation’s progress and watch Johnson at work. After weeks of adding, rearranging and layering, Johnson’s installation will engulf the audience, transforming the WPA office space into a kind of artist’s pillow fort. A First Friday reception in honor of Fort Distraction will be held on Friday, February 4, 2011.

image: Mariah Johnson, Tornaduh, bed sheets with plastic chair, 2009. Part of This…is your…This…is my…, a group exhibition curated by Jaime Salvador Castillo, University of Texas at San Antonio Satellite Space.

 

November 9 – December 19, 2010

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Location: American University Museum
at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW DC
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 4pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 13, 6-9pm
Curator's Talk: Saturday, November 20, 4-6pm

As Washington’s premier alternative arts organization for over three decades,
Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) has supported tens of thousands of
regional artists and presented exhibitions to hundreds of thousands of visitors.

CATALYST will be a dynamic, narrative recollection of the Washington area’s multidisciplinary arts scene and WPA’s legacy, showcasing selected artists, exhibitions, programs, and events from its 35-year history.

The exhibition, curated by J. W. Mahoney, will include recent and period artworks, documentation in both still and moving media, a series of related performances and public programs, and a fully-illustrated catalogue.

Read more about CATALYST and WPA's 35-year history on the exhibition website.

Featured Artists:

Sharron Antholt
John D. Antone
Shahla Arbabi
Ken Ashton
Catherine Batza
Joan Belmar
Alan Binstock
Ruth Bolduan
Lisa Brotman
S. Ross Browne
Wayne Edson Bryan
Kendall Buster
Renee Marcus Butler
Colby Caldwell
Chan Chao
William Christenberry
Y. David Chung
Manon Cleary
Suzanne Codi
Bruce Conner
Don Cook
Kathryn Cornelius
Sheila Crider
Noche Crist
Steven Cushner
Virginia Daley
Richard L. Dana
Gene Davis
Frank Hallam Day
Frank DiPerna
Dog Dream Project: Tom Ashcraft, Georgia Deal, Ed Bisese, and
Carrie Meinburg Burke
John Dreyfuss
Mary Early
Mary Beth Edelson
Susan Eder & Craig Dennis
Sharon Fishel
Sherman Fleming
Fred Folsom
Helen Frederick
Christopher French
Inga Frick
Alberto Gaitán
Sam Gilliam
Kurt Godwin
Carol Brown Goldberg
John Gossage
Simon Gouveneur
Vin Grabill
Tom Greaves
Tom Green
Carole Greenwood
Jason Gubbiotti
Ryan Hackett
Lee Haner
Greg Hannan
Frank Herrera
Karen Holzberg
Jason Horowitz
Marilyn Horrom
Jim Hubbard / Shooting Back
James Huckenpahler
Michal Hunter
Hilary Mark Hynes
Tazuko Ichigawa
Erick Jackson
Susan Jamison
Martha Jackson Jarvis
Judy Jashinsky
Gary Kachadourian
Patrice Kehoe
Margarida Kendall
Jae Ko
Walter Kravitz
Bridget Sue Lambert
Elaine Langerman
Barbara Liotta
Kevin MacDonald
Kate MacDonnell
Maxwell Mackenzie
Isabel Manalo
Robert Mapplethorpe
Percy Martin
W. Reid McIntyre
Maggie Michael
Mike Mitchell
Ledelle Moe
Nan Montgomery
Keith Morrison
Brandon Morse
Tom Nakashima
Gayil Nalls
William A. Newman
Betsy Packard
Lawley Paisley Jones
Michael B. Platt
Ding Ren
Jock Reynolds & Suzanne Hellmuth
W.C. Richardson
Robin Rose
Jose Ruiz
Jim Sanborn
Erik Sandberg
Lynn Schmidt
Yuri Schwebler
Joe Shannon
Charles Sleichter
Jeff Smith
Sylvia Snowden
Carroll Sockwell
Alan Sonneman
Judy Southerland
Jeff Spaulding
Molly Springfield
Alan Stone
Renée Stout
Kelly Towles / Wall Snatchers - Ghost Market
Frank Warren / Post Secret
Genna Watson
Andrea Way
Mindy Weisel
Joe White
William Willis
Yuriko Yamaguchi
Amy Glengary Yang
Jason Zimmerman

Highlights from the Experimental Media Series 2006 – 2009 featuring: Patrick Bergeron, Linda Besemer & Erika Suderberg, Alan B. Callander, Martijn Hendricks, Jonathan Monaghan, Chad Staybrook, and Aaron Valdez

Special Performances and Projects by: Kelley Bell, Kathryn Cornelius, Maida Withers Dance Construction Company, and Rogelio Maxwell

 

Dan Steinhilber

Dan Steinhilber: Cast Angels
September 12 - October 24, 2010
at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

A project by Dan Steinhilber, created as part of the Public Art Residency Pilot program, made possible through a partnership between Washington Project for the Arts and Socrates Sculpture Park and funded, in part, by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities DC Creates! Public Art Program.

Steinhilber's project, Casting Angels, invited the public to create 'sand angels' - imprints of their body in a sand box - which the artist then filled with concrete. The resulting concrete angel casts constitute the exhibition Cast Angels and will be on view at Scorates Sculpture Park through October 24.

For more on Dan's work, the Casting Angels project and the Public Art Residency Pilot Program, check out this piece by Blake Gopnik from the Washington Post and Jeffry Cudlin's interview with WPA Executive Director Lisa Gold on the City Paper Arts Desk Blog.



photos by Dan Steinhilber

August 6 - August 27, 2011
a Coup d'Espace project by member artist, Adam Good:

The Lab For Remixed Knowledge

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Opening Reception:
August 6, 2010, 6-8pm, with a performance lecture by the artist at 7pm (@WPA)
Additional programming:
August 19, 2010 4-7pm, an afternoon of guest speakers, August 26, 2010 6pm, closing lecture

The Lab for Remixed Knowledge transforms the WPA office into an interactive research space for exploring the techniques and implications of remixing knowledge. The Lab invites visitors to become researchers in our work in the emerging fields of object-oriented thought, quantum semantics, and radical recombinance.

Visitors will learn how to apply basic techniques of sampling and remixing to sources of knowledge, appropriating and adapting language from our interdisciplinary library into an open data set for collective experimentation. Together we will create concepts, remix descriptions, and discover new terrains of knowledge and understanding to explore. By donating a source text and/or contributing to the Lab’s work through simple exercises, visitors will receive certificates of membership in the first Lab for Remixed Knowledge.

The Lab will open and close with interactive performance lectures by chief researcher Adam Good, who will also conduct research from the Lab every Thursday during office hours, and post research findings online. The Lab will host an afternoon of presentations by guest researchers on Thursday, August 19th.

For more information visit http://www.therealadamgood.com/lab/

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July 2 - July 30, 2010, online and at WPA HQ
a Coup d'Espace project curated by Blair Murphy

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Online Bidding dates: July 2 - 21, 2010
web site to view/bid on items: http://www.blairmurphy.com/barter/
Closing/Exchange reception: Friday, July 30 6-9pm

WPA member curator, Blair Murphy presents Barter, a web-based, non-monetary silent auction. From July 3 – July 23, twenty items will be put up for auction at www.barter-project.com and participants will place bids by proposing a good or service they would exchange for the auction item. The auction will close at midnight on July 21 and the twenty participants who have put items up for auction will have until July 23 to choose which bid they wish to accept. Exchanged items will be installed at the WPA Office for the closing reception on July 30, 2010 from 6-9pm.

Though the project itself is modest in scope, Barter’s aim is to begin a dialogue about alternative economic models, blur the lines between producer and consumer and create a space for the consideration of value beyond currency.


June 11 - July 9, 2010 at WPA HQ
Permanent Impermanence
a Coup d'Espace exhibition curated by Larissa Leclair

featuring photographs by Christopher Colville, Todd Hido, Kate MacDonnell, David Maisel, Curtis Mann, and Doug + Mike Starn.
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David Maisel, History's Shadow GM16, 2010, archival pigment print
17" x 22", courtesy of the artist/Von Lintel Gallery NY/Haines Gallery SF

Exhibition Dates: June 11-July 9, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, June 11, 2010 6-8pm
Exhibition Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-5pm

Permanent Impermanence explores fundamentals of the photographic medium, through artistic expression in both subject and process. On view are photographs by Christopher Colville from his "Emanations" series; Todd Hido from "A Road Divided"; Kate MacDonnell from "100 Ways"; Curtis Mann from "Modifications"; David Maisel from "History's Shadow"; and Doug + Mike Starn from "alleverythingthatisyou.

Larissa Leclair is an independent photography writer and curator. Visit her web site at: www.larissaleclair.com

Washington Project for the Arts presents the first installment of the 2010 series of Coup d’Espace:
Oneness, Shock and Return
An exhibition of works by WPA member artist Chajana denHarder
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Sitting Area, Chajana denHarder, 2010, photographic sculpture, 16 x 20 in.

Exhibition Dates: May 7 – June 4, 2010
Exhibition Location: WPA Headquarters, 2023 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Opening Reception: Friday, May 7, 2010 6-8pm, Artist’s talk at 7 pm
Hours: Monday - Friday, 11am - 5pm

WPA Member artist, Chajana denHarder presents, Oneness, Shock, and Return. The exhibition launches the 2010 season of WPA’s Coup d'Espace series that invites WPA member artists to stage their own exhibitions and programming in our Dupont Circle office space.

Oneness, Shock and Return documents a month long performance in which the artist spent time in the WPA office, uniting her body with the space. After photographing her performance, the images were digitally manipulated to create “photographic sculptures” that will be reinserted into the setting in which they were created. During the May 7th opening, the artist will complete her piece by inviting the audience to eat a life-sized bread sculpture of her body.

Click here to see Chajana denHarder's Artftile Online Profile>>

Jan 30 - Mar 6, 2010

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Left to right:  Erling Sjovold, Titanic and Mockorange, 2004, courtesy of the Artist; Oliver Vernon, Pink 1, 2009, courtesy of the Artist and Irvine Contemporary; Marissa Long, Untitled (legs), 2006, courtesy of the Artist.

Exhibition Dates: January 30 - March 6, 2010
Exhibition Location: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center,
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW DC
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 30, 6:00-9:00pm
Curator's Talk & Alice Denny Award Presentation: Thursday, February 25, 6:30-9:00pm
(exhibition, opening reception, and curator's talk are free and open to the public)

The 29th iteration of this exhibition highlights some of the region's most talented artists, presenting a broad range of media and styles of both new and emerging artists as well as more established career artists.  As an annual WPA presentation, the auction exhibition has gained new stature and recognition, evolving from a brief 'showing' of artists' works as a preview for the WPA's auction event, to one of the most prestigious and recognizable art showcases of its kind.  Cream is a notable survey of contemporary art in the region and beyond, featuring works by more than 110 local and national artists selected by an esteemed group of eight top curators including scholars, museum directors, practitioners and collectors.  The works will be on view until the WPA 2010 Art Auction Gala on March 6, during which the exhibited works are available to the highest bidders.

Cream exhibition curators and their selected artists include:
 
KEN ASHTON, Visual Artist and Museum Technician for Works on Paper, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Margaret Adams, Chan Chao, Natalie W. Cheung, Billy Colbert, Frank Hallam Day, Matthew Girard, Avi Gupta, James Huckenpahler, Michael Dax Iacovone, Hatnim Lee, Marissa Long, Kate MacDonnell, Beatrice Valdes Paz, Ding Ren, E. Brady Robinson
 
KRISTEN HILEMAN, Curator of Contemporary Art, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Ken Ashton, Clarke Bedford, iona rozeal brown, Renee Butler, David Carlson, Zoë Charlton, Mary Coble, Jennifer Dorsey, Susan Eder & Craig Dennis, Bernhard Hildebrandt, Ryan Hill, Brece Honeycutt, Dean Kessmann, Cara Ober, Erik Sandberg, Joe White  
 
CAROL K. HUH, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Asian Art, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Jon Bobby Benjamin, Howard Carr, Neil Greentree, Max Hirshfeld, Tim Hyde, Franz Jantzen, Courtney Jordan, Martin J. Kotler, Jeffrey Smith, Stanley Staniski, Oliver Vernon
 
JOANNA MARSH, The James Dicke Curator of Contemporary Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Mark Dion, Michelle Elzay, Kota Ezawa, Devon Johnson, Mark Newport, James Prosek, Jean Shin, Joseph Smolinski, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, René Treviño
 
JOCK REYNOLDS, The Henry J. Heinz II Director and Visual Artist, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
William Christenberry, Tom Green, Jacob Kainen, Betsy Packard, Lisa Scheer, Jeff Spaulding, Alan Stone, William Willis, Yuriko Yamaguchi
 
CHARLES RITCHIE, Visual Artist and Associate Curator of Modern Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Art
Jay Bolotin, Astrid Bowlby, Georgia Deal, Douglas Florian, Cassandra Kabler, Mark E. Karnes, Karey Ellen Kessler, Sangram Majumdar, Rob Matthews, Beverly Ress, James Stroud, Lynn Sures, Bill Thompson, Alice Whealin, John Wilson, Janine Wong
 
MERA RUBELL, Co-founder, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
m. gert barkovic, Holly Bass, Judy Byron, F. Lennox Campello, Rafael Cañizares-Yunez, Adam de Boer, Mary Early, Victoria F. Gaitán, Carol Brown Goldberg, Pat Goslee, Jason Horowitz, Barbara Liotta, Patrick McDonough, Brandon Morse, Dan Steinhilber, Lisa Marie Thalhammer
 
N. ELIZABETH SCHLATTER, Deputy Director and Curator of Exhibitions, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA
Hsin-Hsi Chen, Irene Clouthier, Joelle Meredith Francht, Ron Johnson, Sue Johnson, Kirsten Kindler, Martin McFadden, Susan Noyes, Erling Sjovold, Jessica Van Brakle, Barbara Weissberger, Andrew Wodzianski, Amy Glengary Yang, Shannon Young
 
Additional works on view in the exhibition this year include a new series of glass sculptures created by Joe Corcoran, David D'Orio, Steve Jones, and Megan Van Wagoner, members of DC GlassWorks, a public access glass blowing and sculpture facility located in Hyattsville, MD.  These pieces will be featured in the museum exhibition and on the dining tables during the auction event, also available for bid.
 
The Cream exhibition is open for viewing, Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm at the Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW.  Admission is Free.  More information on the exhibition is available at www.wpadc.org. Preview the works at auction.wpadc.org
 

This exhibition and related programming is supported in part by:  the American University Museum Katzen Arts Center; Haleh Design, Allied Telecom, Arent Fox, Arnold & Porter, LLP, DC Magazine, Handle With Care, Inc.; J+J/Invision; MOI; TTR Sotheby's International Realty, Akridge, Michael-Cleary, Inc., Robert Shields Interiors, and The Washington Post Company.

 

I CEBOX:
The coolest shop for the hottest holiday gifts

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Icebox Dates: December 4 - 21, 2009
Opening Night:
December 4, 2009, 6 - 8pm
Special Shopping Event: December 21, 2009, 6-8pm
Hours: Monday - Friday, 11am-5pm and by appointment

Location: WPA headquarters, 2023 Massachusetts Ave, NW, WDC 20036

Washington Project for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of our holiday gift shop, IceBox at WPA headquarters, located at 2023 Massachusetts Ave, NW. The shop will feature artworks and products for sale by WPA artists.

Small works, photographs, hand sewn brooches, notecards, ornaments, jewelry, candle holders, accessories, apparel and more- made by hand by WPA member artists. Items range from $4 to $250 (most under $100, many items under $25)

Participating member artists: John M Adams, Beth Baldwin, Tom Block, Maureen Burns-Bowie, Sabrina Cabada, Cynthia Connolly, Charles Farmer, Sandy Gold, Alex Goldschmidt, Julie Hart, Linda Hesh, Rebecca Kallem, Kathleen Kelley, Erica Orgen, Project Dispatch, Susana Raab, Lisa
Rosenstein, Amy Carmichael Smith, Jerry Svat, John Totaro, Claudia Vess, and Robert Weiner

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'Box of Iceboxes' postcard set by Cynthia Connolly

burns-bowie 'Neck Sculpture' by Maureen Bowie-Burnsgoldshmidtcut paper portrait by Alex Goldschmidt


FotoWeek DC 2009 EXHIBITION:
November 10 - December 11, 2009
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Framing the Economic Downturn (FED)
Curated by Jim Hubbard, award winning photojournalist and Creative Director of Venice Arts
Location: Gallery O/H, 1354 H Street NE, Washington, DC
Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 10 6-8pm
Gallery Hours: Friday & Saturday 2-8pm, Sunday 12-5pm

Featuring works by: Kike Arnal, Jaimie E. Beach, Sharon Farmer, Linda Hesh, Michael Kent, Brenda Kenneally, Carolina Mayorga, Judith Pratt, and
Michelle Renay Wilson

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Michael Kent, Final Days ; Linda Hesh, I want what we had

As part of FotoWeek DC 2009, WPA presents an exhibition of photography selected exclusively from the ArtFile Online (AFO) by the acclaimed documentary photographer, Jim Hubbard. In 1989, Hubbard created Shooting Back, a Washington-based organization dedicated to empowering
children at risk by teaching them photography. For this exhibition, Hubbard presents a group of works selected from WPA member submissions along with selections by invited artists.

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Jaimie E. Beach, 1342 Argyle Street ; Michelle Renay Wilson, Faces of the Recession

...This new exhibition explores the human drama and its various visual forms against the backdrop of the current and former economic meltdowns that have left millions of our fellow Americans outside the American dream and framed through the lens. -Jim Hubbard

This exhibition is funded, in part, by generous contributions from Michael D. Abrams, the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


November 6 - 25, 2009

COUP D'ESPACE installment V
member artists take over WPA HQ!
INFLUENCE = CONVERGENCE
Minna Nathanson and Joan Belmar
Opening Reception: Friday, November 6 6-8pm
at WPA: 2023 Massachusetts Ave, NW

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Opening reception: Friday, November 6, 2009 6-8pm

A show of works produced by two member artists who once shared a studio that reveal the unforseen influence they had on each other's work.

click here to read the full press release >>



OPTIONS '09
curated by Anne Collins Goodyear
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Exhibition Dates: September 17 - October 31, 2009
Hours: Wed - Sun 11am - 5pm
Exhibition Location: Conner Contemporary Art, 1358 Florida Ave, NE,
2nd Floor
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 17, 2009 6-8pm
Artists & Curator Talk: Saturday, October 17, 2009 3-4:30pm
Performative tours by OPTIONS '09 Artist Graham Coreil-Allen: September 17 at 7pm; September 26, October 17 & October 24 at 2pm (meet at gallery)
(click here for tour info)

Washington Project for the Arts will presents the thirteenth installment of the biennial exhibition, OPTIONS, from September 17 - October 31, 2009 at 1358 Florida Avenue NE, second floor, Washington, DC 20002. The exhibition will include works by Leah Beeferman (VA), Jessica Braiterman (MD), Graham Coreil-Allen (MD), Younseal Eum (VA), Andy Holtin (DC), Sue Johnson (MD), Patrick McDonough (DC), Kim Manfredi (MD), Jenny Mullins (DC), Ding Ren (DC), Matthew Smith (DC), Polly Townsend (DC), and Matthew Wead (MD).

As a tradition, OPTIONS is a survey of the brightest and most talented emerging artists in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia regions and offers visibility for artists who do not have gallery representation. WPA originally developed the biennial series in 1981 with legendary artist Gene Davis and Washington Review Managing Editor Mary Swift as curators of the first WPA OPTIONS showcase.

This year, WPA is fortunate to have Anne Collins Goodyear, Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, curate the exhibition.

click here to read the press release >>

click here to read the Washington Post review by Michael O'Sullivan >>

click here to read the Falls Church News Press review by Kevin Mellema >>

click here to read the review from The Hoya by Clio Seraphim >>


COUP D'ESPACE installment IV
member artists take over WPA HQ!

featuring Carolina Mayorga and her interactive installation, Miraculous Artist
October 2 -30, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, October 2 6-8pm
at WPA: 2023 Massachusetts Ave, NW
click here to read the press release>>

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August 7 - September 18, 2009 : Turning the Page 2009
Curated from the WPA Artists Directory and ARTFILE Online
by WPA interns- Goli Abedini & Gabi Banzhaf

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Idylls
juried by Andrea Pollan, Director of Curator's Office
in partnership with the World Bank Art Program
May 29 - July 3, 2009
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works by Christene Carr and Joan Belmar


Opening Reception: Friday, May 29 6-8pm

Featuring WPA member artists:
Joan Belmar, Christene Carr, Sara Clark, Benjamin Edwards, Amy Glengary Yang, Pat Goslee, Tom Greaves, Bridget Sue Lambert, Barbara Liotta, Isabel Manalo, Mark Parascandola, Diane Szczepaniak


The World Bank aims to build better societies through lending funds for civic infrastructure, basic services, housing, and food programs. This is a critical yet utopian agenda that tries to take into account the needs of its constituents. The goal of this exhibition is to see how artists of this greater metropolitan area interpret the idea of an idyll or a utopian environment.

- Andrea Pollan

Location:
The World Bank
Main Complex, Front Lobby Gallery
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC


COUP D'ESPACE
Installment III: UNWRAP
featuring WPA member artist, Anita Walsh
June 5 - June 26, 2009


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Opening Reception, Friday, June 5, 2009 from 6-8pm in conjunction with Dupont First Friday Art Walk

WPA member artist Anita Walsh transforms the office into a room-sized installation of color and memory. This interactive project asks participants to type their memories of specific colors onto paper that were hand made by the artist from old crayon wrappers; these personal recollections become collaborative works which are then attached to the walls of the artist’s “castle” installation.

Location:
at WPA, 2023 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Gallery Hours: June 8-26: Tuesday - Friday 11-5pm


COUP D'ESPACE
Installment II: Secret Garden, an installation by Tom Block
April 16 - May 15, 2009
Artist Talk, Friday, May 1st 5:30 - 7:00 pm

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Opening Reception, Thursday, April 16th 5:30 - 7:30 pm

WPA member artist, Tom Block, presents Secret Garden, an installation of drawings and ideas inspired by the teachings of the Sufi mystics of Islam. The installation of over 300 pieces will spare no space within our office headquarters!

'Secret Garden' uses the teachings of the Sufi mystics of Islam as
inspiration to create the installation. The exhibit is comprised of
350 small (7" x 5" and 6" x 4") panels, arrayed around the four walls
of the gallery. Centered around the form of the circle, which visually
holds together the series as well as most facilely represents the
underlying theme of the Sufi Way, 'Secret Garden' includes fragments and collections of other ideas -- some recognizable and some not -- all of
which symbolize different manners in which the unity of the universe
can be expressed in our temporal world. Mixed in with the drawings
are short sayings from Sufi poets throughout the centuries...
- Tom Block

Location:
WPA headquarters 2023 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Exhibition hours: Tuesdays - Fridays from 11am - 4pm

Check out a review of Tom's current show at Hamiltonian Gallery here>>
and recent press on this show here:
> Washington Post Express, April 16, 2009
> Daily Candy, Weekend Guide, April 16, 2009

and on his show at Pyramid Atlantic here:
> Maryland Gazette, April 29, 2009



AQUIFER

Curated by J.W. Mahoney and Deborah McLeod
Presented by WPA and Washington Sculptors Group
November 8 – December 19, 2008


Aquifer
Opening Reception: Nov. 8, 6-9pm
Curator's Talk: Nov. 15, 2-4pm

Featuring Sculpture and New Media Works By:
Joseph Barbaccia, Dennis Beach, Christian Benefiel, Alan Binstock, Renee Butler, Richard Dana, Pattie Firestone, Leah Frankel, Gail Gorlitzz, Pat Goslee, Nestor Guzman, Mila Kagan, Rebecca Kamen, Kathy Walden Kaplan, Tetsuya Kato, Joanne Kent, J.T. Kirkland, Barbara Liotta, Jacqueline Maggi, Howard and Mary McCoy, Ryan McKibbin, Emily Piccirillo, Beverly Ress, Pat Segnan, Mike Shaffer, Marilee Schumann, Lynda Smith-Bugge, Pamela Soldwedel, Lucy Norman Spencer, Betsy Stewart, Kazue Taguchi, Paul Vickers, Virginia Warwick, Elizabeth Whiteley, Amy Glengary Yang and Millicent Young

...From the political to the spiritual, the scientific to the economic, water pervades all aspects of human culture. This ubiquitous liquid makes its way into the nightly news in one
form or another: We see it inundating an entire seaport city, or gathering into a gigantic tsunami, disabling multiple nations. We watch it transforming from polar ice caps into rising sea levels, while simultaneously becoming a vanishing resource that stirs countries towards war or revolt. We are formed aquatically, in amniotic fluid and remain comprised of about 60% of this miraculous meeting of hydrogen and oxygen. We assign metaphor and religiosity to water, cleansing our bodies and purifying our souls with its sanctifying qualities...


Location:
Pepco's Edison Place Gallery
702 Eighth St. NW
Washington, DC 20068



Known Unknowns
curated by Amanda Maddox, Assistant Curator of Photography, Corcoran Gallery of Art
November 7 – December 20, 2008
In conjunction with Fotoweek DC

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Christopher Saah, Untitled 01v (for Carnaedes), 2008, Electro-Cinemagraph

Featuring Photographs By:
Avi Gupta, Kate MacDonnell, Sandra Rottmann and
Christopher Saah

Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 7 6-9pm
Curator and Artists Panel Discussion: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6-8pm

Thinking about photography as a source of knowledge, and as something that is knowable, calls into question what we understand is unknowable about images.  This exhibition seeks to explore the notion of information existing beyond the photographic frame and behind the surface of the image. -Amanda Maddox, curator

Location:
Hillyer Arts Space
9 Hillyer Court, NW
Washington, DC 20008



Uncommon Beauty

Juried by Sarah Tanguy
October 2 – December 13, 2008

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Featuring: Kay Chernush, Mary Coble, Frank Day, Jason Horowitz, Lucian Perkins & Athena Tacha

  • Artists' Talk and Opening Reception: Thursday, October 2,
    5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    Artists' Talk: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 
    Reception follows

  • Thursday, October 16, 7 - 9 p.m.
    Personal Identity and the Disjunction of Public Perception: A Discussion with Kay Chernush and Mary Coble

  • Thursday, October 16, 7 - 9 p.m.
    Art Eyes Happy Hour:
    Interact with select Uncommon Beauty artists as we connect the Deaf and Visual Arts communities. Art Eyes is designed to create dialogue, art critique among peers and interpretation of artworks. Their mission is to empower the Deaf community to become move involved in the Visual Arts. Targeted audiences include all artists, art lovers and art-curious.

     
    ASL interpreters will be present and parking is free/open late for the reception, discussion and Art Eyes happy hour.

    Please note: "Uncommon Beauty" exhibits photographs with adult content that may not be suitable for children. Parental discretion is advised.

  • more info, related events & directions for the Ellipse Arts Center here>

    Location:
    Elipse Art Center
    4350 N. Fairfax Drive
    Arlington, VA


    Uncommon Beauty Press:
  • Washington Post, Sunday Source 9/28/08


COUP D'ESPACE
Artists take over the WPA office!!
Thursday, October 9th 4-7pm

Kickoff event:
For & Against Benches, by Linda Hesh
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Drop by the WPA office where member artist, Linda Hesh will have her For and Against Benches set up outside.

You can choose any of these ways to participate in the artwork:

1) Write 1 thing you are For or Against
2) Sit on the bench of your choice
3) Have your picture taken on the bench (either by Linda or bring your
own camera)
4) Track the project at http://www.lindahesh.com/html/benches/


Location:
WPA, 2023 Massachusetts Ave. NW
*rain date: Friday, October 10th, 4-7pm


Turning the Page 6
Launched August 7, 2008
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 2, 2008, 5-7pm at WPA

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9x10 MEMBER SHOWS @ WWP GALLERY

Monthly, March 2007 - January 2008
In tribute to the late William Warren Parker’s support for emerging DC artists, his family generously donated space at the William W. Parker (WWP) Gallery– housed in Mickelson’s Fine Art Framing at 629 New York Ave NW - to WPA\C for a new “nine-by-ten” exhibition series: 9 shows of 10 member artists each.  These shows provided a new outlet for WPA\C member artists, and each exhibition presented a diverse cross-section of the WPA\C membership to the public, showcasing works in all media.

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OPTIONS 2007
September 13 - October 26, 2007
Curated by PAUL BREWER
OPTIONS is WPA\C's biennial exhibition featuring talented under recognized and emerging artists in the DC, VA, and MD region.
ARTISTS: Taylor Baldwin / Anne Chan / Neil Feather / Eli Kessler / Cory Oberndorfer / Pat O'Malley / Siobahn Rigg / Kathleen Shafer / Sayaka Suzuki / Rene Trevino
LOCATION: Pepco's Edison Place Gallery, 702 Eighth Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
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SiteProjects DC
June 15 - July 28, 2007
A public art project designed to engage local artists in the creation of public art installations along the 14th Street Corridor. Curated by Welmoed Laanstra, this project invited artists to create site specific, temporary, two or three dimensional art installations. In addition to painting and sculpture, new media, performance art, and installations on view for a shorter amount of time were also featured.
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ANONYMOUS III
June 7 - 23, 2007
@ Flashpoint Gallery
Ten established area artists were invited to create 2’ x 2’ pieces, and serve as curators by inviting nine more artists to do the same. The resulting 100 artworks will be hung without artist identification, with creators’ names being revealed only after their pieces have been purchased, making ANONYMOUS III a playful survey of contemporary art in the greater DC area and a unique art buying experience.
CURATORS: Seth Adelsberger, Iona Rozeal Brown, Cynthia Connolly, Travis Fullerton, Ian Jehle, Ledelle Moe, Michael Platt, Noelle Tan, Alessandra Torres, and Heide Trepanier.

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ColorField.remix : SATURATED
April 25 - 29, 2007

Curated by Zoe Myers
An exhibition and artist party featuring works from the current generation of Washington, DC-based artists exploring the use of color in original ways. Curated by Zoe Myers from the WPA\C ArtFile, and presented as part of the DC-area ColorField.remix project.
Featured artists: Joseph Barbaccia / Joan Belmar / Jonathan Bucci / Renee Marcus Butler / Craig Cahoon / Tory Cowles / Mary Early / Eric Finzi / Gail Gorlitzz / Eve Hennessa / Lisa Kellner / Kevin Kepple / Joan Konkel / Isabel Manalo / Crisley McCarson / Antonio Puri / Darren Smith / Trish Tillman / Robert Kent Wilson
Heineman Myers Contemporary Art
4728 Hampden Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
info@heinemanmyers.com / 301.951.7900 / www.heinemanmyers.com
Read a review of the show here.
Trish Tillman


INDEX : WPA\C Members @ artDC
April 26 - 30, 2007
WPA\C members were invited to contribute small "index card-sized" works to INDEX, a miniature exhibition in the WPA\C's artDC booth intended to give the public a glimpse of the artists that make up our membership base.


EXCHANGE
Exchange: DC @ Richmond
Presented by Gallery5 & WPA\C
December 1 - December 31, 2006
Opening Reception: Dec. 1, 7-10pm
Location: Gallery5, 200 West Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23220
Featuring: Breck Brunson, Avi Gupta, Nilay Lawson, Carrie Mallory, Isabel Manalo, Piero Passacantando, Solomon Sanchez, Molly Springfield, Rocky Wang, and Jason Zimmerman
Curated by: Gabriel Martinez

Exchange: Richmond @ DC
Presented by DCAC & WPA\C
November 10 - December 10, 2006
NEW** Curator's Talk : Sunday, December 10, 4pm
Location: DCAC, 2438 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC
Featuring: Sanford Biggers, S. Ross Browne, Caryl Burtner, Sonya Clark, Taliaferro Logan, Ayo Ngozi, and Heide Trepanier
Curated by: Tosha Grantham

Exchange: Baltimore @ DC
Presented by the Creative Alliance
September 9 - October 14, 2006
Location: Warehouse Arts Complex,
Warehouse 1021 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC
Featuring: Laura Amussen, Christine Bailey, Kelley Bell, Lauren Bender, Michael Benevento, Heather Boaz, Audrey Lea Collins, Sarada Conaway, Temple Crocker, Laure Drogoul, Chiara Giovando, Jenny Gräf, Jill Greenberg, Andy Hayleck, Bonnie Jones & Mike Rippe, Gary Kachadourian, Lyle Kissack, Jessie Lehson, Andrew Liang, Ryan McCabe, Jackie Milad, Melissa Moore, Hugh Pocock, Valeska Maria Populoh, Peter Quinn, Cindy Rehm, Ric Royer, Jason Sloan, Snacks (Tom Boram & Dan Breen), Denise Tassin, Fred Van Dyk, Stewart Watson, and Shannon Young
Curated by: Peter Quinn (Creative Capitalism), assisted by Jackie Milad

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Exchange: DC @ Baltimore
Presented by WPA\C
September 16 - October 21, 2006
Location: Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Featuring: Breck Brunson, Avi Gupta, Nilay Lawson, Carrie Mallory, Isabel Manalo, Piero Passacantando, Solomon Sanchez, Molly Springfield, Rocky Wang, and Jason Zimmerman
Curated by: Gabriel Martinez


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CONVERSIONS
Collaboration with Ellipse Arts Center
Thursday, July 19 - Friday, September 29
Juried by Sam Gilliam, Dennis O'Neil and Heather & Tony Podesta.
Location: The Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 125, Arlington, VA 22203
Featuring: Renee Butler, Kathryn Cornelius, Susan Eder & Craig Dennis, Marty Sedestrom Guthrie, Lisa Kellner, Michele Kong, Tomas Rivas, Tai Hwa Goh, Joan Sarah Wexler, Ami Martin Wilber, and Amy Glengary Yang
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SCULPTURE UNBOUND
Collaboration with Washington Sculptors Group
January 13 - March 31, 2006
Juried by Glenn Harper, editor of Sculpture Magazine
Location: Edison Place, 702 8th Street, NW Washington, DC 20001
Juror's Talk: Thursday, March 23
Featuring: Charlotte Andrew, Margaret Boozer, Anthony Brock, Gillian Brown, Cynthia Saunders Carter, Amanda Davies, Vincent Donarski, Mary Early, Nicole Fall, Pattie Porter Firestone, Constance Fleres, Breon Gilleran, Kate Hardy, Ken Huston, Rebecca Kamen, Joanne Kent, James Kessler, Jessie Lehson, Laurel Stevens Lukaszewski, Cat Manolis, David Meyer, Conrad M. Meyers, L. Mudd, Betsy Packard, M. Wolfson Ray, Tom Rooney, Richard Schellenberg, Katie Schuler, Foon Sham, Bonnie Shelor, Frances Sniffen, Lucy Norman Spencer, Anne R. Stein, Sarah Stout, Brian Sykes, Diane Szczepaniak , Athena Tacha, Anita Walsh, Adam White, Ami Martin Wilber, Mahasti YMudd, Millicent Young

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WALL SNATCHERS
February 23 - March 26, 2006
Curated by Kelly Towles
Featuring: Bask, Eon, Faile, fi5e, Mister Never, Nick Z, and Tes One.
Location: 3307 M Street, Georgetown
Washington, DC 20007
Panel Discussion: 4pm, Sunday, March 26, 2006
Panelists included: Members of Faile, Marc Schiller (founder of Wooster Collective), and Kelly Towles.

 





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