Monday, November 21, 2016


WCADC JURIED SHOW
"Believing Is Seeing"


December 2 - 28, 2016

Opening Reception: December 2, 2016 6-9 pm
Artists & Makers galleries
11810 Parklawn Drive,
Rockville, MD (rear entrance)





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Monday, November 14, 2016

Call for Artists
Submissions accepted November 10-18, 2016


Artsy Shark needs 48 artists 
to feature and promote in the coming months.

We are currently accepting submissions from visual artists 
in every medium. 

If you have never before been individually featured on Artsy Shark,
you are invited to submit an application for consideration. 











  


Alex Katz: Black and White explores the artist’s lifelong interest in stripping color out of his prints, and his attempt to replace sensual pleasure with intellectual design. Design versus color has been an artistic debate that goes back to the Renaissance. Similar to the art of Renaissance Florence, Katz’s prints are all about design, and are based on drawing, ideas, and the structure of things. 


FOR MORE INFORMATION ON LATE FALL EXHIBITIONS VISIT THE AMERICAN UNIVERISITY MUSEUM AT THE KATZEN CENTER WEBSITE


2016 ANNUAL WCA/DC
POTLUCK HOLIDAY BRUNCH
GREAT FUN - GREAT COMPANY - DELICIOUS FOOD & DRINK
JOIN US AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS - EACH ONE BRING ONE!


DATE: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2016
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  Marguerite Beck-Rex’s condo building         Van Ness Room
3001 Veazey Terrace, NW
          Washington, DC 20008


 
RSVP to Marilyn Hayes by email: hayesarts@yahoo.com by Wednesday, December 9, 2015.    Friends & significant others welcome.  Include number of people attending and what food or drink you plan to bring in your response email.  Please do not RSVP by phone.


Food and Drink

Bring something from the list below or bring some other tasty dish. 

Juice, coffee, tea, cream/half and half, quiche, breakfast dishes, pastries, breads, muffins, bagels, jelly, cream cheese, spreads, fruit, fruit salad, cheese and or any other goodies you can think of. Bring serving dishes for food.  Don’t bring paper/plastic products. 


Volunteers Needed – Please email Marilyn if you can help at hayesarts@yahoo.com !!
Available to help set up or clean up before or after the brunch?
Want to contribute to the multicultural holiday decorations? Tell Marilyn when you RSVP.
 







Wednesday, November 9, 2016





MEMBER EVENTS





JANE PETTIT


Friends,
Exciting news! I've joined a very talented group of artists who open their studios once a year and put on a great tour. In past years, I've gotten many great gifts here.


This is your chance to see the inside of the studio where most of my art is born!  The art is hung, the lights are up, the wassail's brewing and the place has never looked so good! The barn and sculpture garden are ready for your visit. We'll have coffee, tea, wine and snacks, so come for a visit!  Vermont slate and stone features a prominent place in my art this season. 


There are 3-4 studios within 3 miles of mine and all 13 are within about 20 minutes. You can visit some or all.  Treat yourself to a day in the country and get a head start on your gift-giving!  See you soon, Jane



Just up 270, the Middletown and Pleasant Valleys of central Maryland are home to a wealth of professional artisans. 13 studios featuring 16 artists will open for the annual Valley Craft Network Studio Tour on November 19 & 20 from 10-5 pm.  In its 35th year, Maryland’s oldest studio tour is free and open to the public.  One of those studios is an 1825 German Bank barn where I create my art. For additional information and the brochure with a driving map, go to www.valleycraftnetwork.org. Find pictures of our art on Facebook and Pinterest.




CYNTHIA FARRELL JOHNSON




I've been selected as a vendor for All Crafts Considered, NPR's annual holiday bazaar! Swing by the DC headquarters next Tuesday, November 15th, between 3-8pm to find me.  It'll be a fun night of retail therapy, music and holiday cheer

NPR headquarters is located at 1111 North Capital Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002, a short walk from either the NoMA-Galludet  or Union Station Metro stops on the Red Line.







CALL FOR ENTRIES

FROM THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE WOMEN'S CAUCUS FOR ART.  DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW YOUR WORK IN NEW YORK!  WAGE ON! Women, Art, and Money 


     WAGE ON! Women, Art, and Money
WCA CALL FOR ART - Submission Deadline is extended to
     November 18, 2016

The Women's Caucus for Art in partnership with Ceres Gallery in the Chelsea district of New York City announces a call for art for the exhibition 'Wage On! Women, Art, and Money' from January 31-February 25, 2017. We seek works that explore the current economic climate and its impact on wages, female identity, and lives of women both in and beyond the art world. Helga Christoffersen of The New Museum will jury the exhibition. Share your art with us and the world!

Art Works may be broadly interpreted from a political, personal, or formal context in any media. Self-identified women artists at all stages of their careers are encouraged to submit works on this important theme.

READ MORE AND ENTER HERE



WAGE ON! Women, Art, and Money will be an integral part of the 2017 Women's Caucus for Art annual conference held in New York City from February 15-18, 2017 that includes three days of panels, tours, workshops, networking events and the WCA Lifetime Achievement Awards. The exhibition extends key themes established in 2016 by the Minnesota Women's Caucus for Art's  "The Women and Money Project." 
Inquiries to wcashows@gmail.com

Juror Helga Christoffersen is an Assistant Curator at the New Museum in New York where she was part of the curatorial team for 'The Keeper' (2016), 'Nicole Eisenman: Al-ugh-ries' (2016), the third New Museum Triennial, 'Surround Audience' (2015), and 'Here and Elsewhere' (2014). She has curated solo exhibitions with Cally Spooner, Eva Papamargariti, Leonor Antunes, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, David Horvitz and Hannah Sawtell. Previously she was Assistant Curator of the 55th Venice Biennale, 'The Encyclopedic Palace' in 2013 and coordinator of the Danish Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011. Currently she is working on upcoming solo shows of Pipilotti Rist and Cheng Ran.


FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EXHIBIT, THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND  THE NATIONAL WOMEN'S CAUCUS FOR ART















Monday, October 24, 2016

Call for Entries
Women's Caucus for Art District of Columbia Chapter Juried Show: Believing is Seeing
 DEADLINE: NOV 3, 2016
The Women's Caucus for Art - District of Columbia Chapter has issued a call for entries for a juried show that opens on December 2, 2016 at Artists and Makers Galleriesin Rockville, MD. Rebecca Cross, owner of the Cross MacKenzie Gallery in Georgetown, will jury the show.
 
Women artists working in all 2D and 3D media may submit up to three works of art by midnight, November 3, 2016. Juror notification is on November 16, 2016. The show will run through December 20, 2016 with an opening reception on December 2, 2016 from 6-9pm at   Artists and Makers Galleries, 11810 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD (Rear Entrance).

All accepted work must be wired and ready to hang. All sculpture must be moveable, 75lb. maximum weight. Pedestals will be provided unless a special type is needed. Upon acceptance there will be a $45 per artist hanging fee to be paid once work is juried into the show. Non-members must join to have their juried work in the show. The commission for artwork sold in the gallery is 25%. Using this link: http://www.entrythingy.com/d=wcadc.org#show=3080 submit up to 3 jpgs, 300dpi, approximately 4" x 6". Any work submitted must not have been in a WCA-DC show in 2015/2016. Artists will be notified of acceptance by email. Be advised that Artists and Makers Galleries does not carry insurance. Individual artists must self-insure if they want insurance.

Deadline for Entries: Midnight, November 3, 2016
 Notification of Work Accepted: November 16, 2016
Drop Off of Work: November 28, 2016, 10-4pm
Opening Reception: December 2, 2016; 6-9pm
Show Closes: December 20, 2016
Pick Up Work: December 21, 2016



UPCOMING MEMBER EXHIBIT
SANDRA DAVIS
Dialog: A Visual Conversation
Oct 30, 2016- Jan 5, 2017
Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum
10001 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda MD



Spotlight On

Bonnie MacAllister, Income Maintenance Caseworker and Artist 

The women in Bonnie MacAllister's portraits gaze confidently out at the world. Her fine, colorful embroidery shows their optimism and potential.

MacAllister's embroidery has garnered attention in exhibits, shows, and articles in Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C.Now she's received statewide recognition, winning first place in the mixed media adult category in the Art: the Universal Language art contest for Pennsylvanians with disabilities. The contest is collaboration between the Department of Human Services, The Arc of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association, Pennsylvania Statewide Independent Living Council, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

"Having disabilities gives people superpowers in art," said MacAllister, an income maintenance caseworker in Philadelphia. "Van Gogh had visions that no one else could see."

MacAllister's grandmother had taught her embroidery and knitting many years ago, but MacAllister took up embroidery in earnest in 2012."I used to paint and use a lot of potentially toxic materials. My husband had cancer, so I found a new way of expressing myself without toxic materials," she said. Her husband survived cancer and MacAllister realized that embroidery is lighter weight and easier to transport than painting. It's also therapuetic, MacAllister said. "I feel like it's healthier. I equate it to doing yoga. It's a mind and spirit as well as a physical action."

The Delaware Art Museum displayed one of her paintings, but she has had much more response to her embroidery, she said. Her wax and oil paintings were more abstract, while the embroidery pieces are portraits, she said.

I depict a lot of young women in different cultures: Michelle Obama, a quincinera, Malala. A lot of people across cultures, not just the U.S.," she said. "A lot of the people I'm doing the portraits of are children I worked with or know from Ethiopia or Philadelphia, people who have inspired me or influenced me to think about their futures."

For her art, MacAllister starts with raw wool from farmers and herders. She stretches and spins it into yarn on a handmade spinning wheel from a nonprofit in Tanzania. Then makes garments, bracelets, and felted fabric that she uses to embroider.

To create an embroidered portrait, MacAllister starts with a line drawing, then transfers it onto felt, then crafts a colorful image using embroidery thread. It takes her approximately a month to create a 4 x4 inch or 6 x 6 inch embroidery portrait.
 
"That's the way I process stress is to turn it into creative projects," she said. "I have those things that help me stay relaxed and that allow me to stay happy every day."

Before coming to DHS, MacAllister had a long career in teaching and in the arts and culture non-profit world. She taught with Teach for America for a year and was awarded a Fulbright-Hays grant to study history, culture, and migration for five months in Ethiopia. She was part of team of 14 American teachers who wrote the national curriculum on how to teach Ethiopia. She taught French and English in charter schools and a middle school, but always had an interested in civil service, she said.

“I am honored to work for the commonwealth. My job at DHS has offered me the opportunity to help Pennsylvania’s needy citizens,” MacAllister said. “This award is an honor to be recognized in my daily work life for having special abilities.”

MacAllister has shows coming up at the Wohlfarth Galleries in Washington, D.C.; iMPeRFeCT Gallery in Germantown, and Philadelphia Open Studio Tours East of Broad at the CultureWorks 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 320.


Saturday, October 1, 2016

You’re Invited
Annual Member Exhibition
October 8 through October 29
Women Caucus for Art


Opening Reception ***
Saturday October 8, 2016
4:00 to 7:00 PM

Wohlfarth Galleries
3418 9th Street NE
Washington, DC
202-526-8022

WohlfarthGalleries.com
gallery hours
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
11:00 -4:00 PM
Thursday Evening 4:00-8:00 PM

Cornucopia
by Appointment Anytime ***
Wohlfarth Galleries,



Call for Entries
Women’s Caucus for Art –District of Columbia Chapter Juried Show:  

Believing is Seeing

 In the world of science as in much of life, seeing is believing. In the world of art, more often the reverse is true: believing is seeing. In the studio an artist borrows from her own imagination and vision, whether from a very personal inner world, or from the material world around her. Starting with a blank canvas, a lump of clay, or a found object, and drawing on her own life experience and beliefs, the artist transforms her vision into art, sharing her truth with others. This juried exhibition of WCA/DC members’ work affirms their belief that art can be seen all around us.

The Women’s Caucus for Art - District of Columbia Chapter has issued a call for entries for a juried show that opens on December 2, 2016 at Artists and Makers Galleries in Rockville, MD.  Rebecca Cross, owner of the Cross MacKenzie Gallery in Georgetown, will jury the show.

Women artists working in all 2D and 3D media may submit up to three works of art by midnight, November 3, 2016.  Juror notification is on November 16, 2016. The show will run through December 20, 2016 with an opening reception on December 2, 2016 from 6-9pm at   Artists and Makers Galleries, 11810 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD (Rear Entrance).

All accepted work must be wired and ready to hang.  All sculpture must be moveable, 75lb. maximum weight. Pedestals will be provided unless a special type is needed. Upon acceptance there will be a $45 per artist hanging fee to be paid once work is juried into the show.  Non-members must join to have their juried work in the show. The commission for artwork sold in the gallery is 25% Using this link: http://www.entrythingy.com/d=wcadc.org#show=3080  submit up to 3 jpgs, 300dpi, approximately 4” x 6”.  Any work submitted must not have been in a WCA-DC show in 2015/2016.  Artists will be notified of acceptance by email.  Be advised that Artists and Makers Galleries does not carry insurance. Individual artists must self-insure if they want insurance.

Important Dates: 

Deadline for Entries:  Midnight, November 3, 2016
Notification of Work Accepted:  November 16, 2016
Drop Off of Work:  November 28, 2016, 10-4pm
Opening Reception:  December 2, 2016; 6-9pm
Show Closes:  December 20, 2016
Pick Up Work: December 21, 2016



Friday, September 16, 2016







Call for Entries
Women’s Caucus for Art –District of Columbia Chapter Juried Show:
  


Believing is Seeing


 In the world of science as in much of life, seeing is believing. In the world of art, more often the reverse is true: believing is seeing. In the studio an artist borrows from her own imagination and vision, whether from a very personal inner world, or from the material world around her. Starting with a blank canvas, a lump of clay, or a found object, and drawing on her own life experience and beliefs, the artist transforms her vision into art, sharing her truth with others. This juried exhibition of WCA/DC members’ work affirms their belief that art can be seen all around us.


The Women’s Caucus for Art - District of Columbia Chapter has issued a call for entries for a juried show that opens on December 2, 2016 at Artists and Makers Galleries in Rockville, MD.  Rebecca Cross, owner of the Cross MacKenzie Gallery in Georgetown, will jury the show.

Women artists working in all 2D and 3D media may submit up to three works of art by midnight, November 3, 2016.  Juror notification is on November 16, 2016. The show will run through December 20, 2016 with an opening reception on December 2, 2016 from 6-9pm at   Artists and Makers Galleries, 11810 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD (Rear Entrance).


 All accepted work must be wired and ready to hang.  All sculpture must be moveable, 75lb. maximum weight. Pedestals will be provided unless a special type is needed. Upon acceptance there will be a $45 per artist hanging fee to be paid once work is juried into the show.  Non-members must join to have their juried work in the show. The commission for artwork sold in the gallery is 25%. Using this link: http://www.entrythingy.com/d=wcadc.org#show=3080  submit up to 3 jpgs, 300dpi, approximately 4” x 6”.  Any work submitted must not have been in a WCA-DC show in 2015/2016.  Artists will be notified of acceptance by email.  Be advised that Artists and Makers Galleries does not carry insurance. Individual artists must self-insure if they want insurance.


Important Dates: 


Deadline for Entries:  Midnight, November 3, 2016
Notification of Work Accepted:  November 16, 2016
Drop Off of Work:  November 28, 2016, 10-4pm
Opening Reception:  December 2, 2016; 6-9pm
Show Closes:  December 20, 2016
Pick Up Work: December 21, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

UPCOMING EVENTS/ CALLS FOR ART

CINDY RENTERIA -Two Openings

Brightview Group Mural @ VisArts
Sept. 7-18, 2016
Opening Friday Sept 16, 7-9:00pm
1st Floor gallery
155 Gibbs St., Rockville Md

Autumn Glory Group Show
Sept. 9- Oct. 11, 2016
Opening Thursday, Oct. 6. 7-8:30 pm
Kentland Mansion
329 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, Md 20878





CYNTHIA FARRELL JOHNSON
OCTOBER 1
Silver Spring Town Center's 4th Annual Harvest Moon Festival will feature music, art, crafts, food and much more!  Come out and see my new crochet cards, pick up your calendars and holiday cards, and celebrate the change of season on Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring.
Veterans Plaza
Saturday, October 1 from 1:00 - 7:30 PM



VISUAL ARTISTS
 Present your work at Glen Echo Park!
Proposal Deadline is September 13

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is now accepting
exhibition proposals for 2017 for our three galleries: 
Popcorn Gallery, Stone Tower Gallery 
and Park View Gallery.
Popcorn Gallery
The Popcorn Gallery showcases the work of established visual artists, including resident artists at Glen Echo Park and artists from the greater Washington, D.C. area. This gallery is well suited for group exhibitions or occasional solo exhibitions of an established artist. 
Stone Tower Gallery
The Stone Tower Gallery offers the opportunity to present intimate exhibitions of work in the Park's oldest historic structure. This gallery is a welcoming space for visitors and is suited to solo or small group themed exhibitions. 

Park View Gallery
The Park View Gallery presents the work of emerging visual artists,including, but not limited to, faculty and advanced students at GlenEcho Park. 








Exhibition Proposals must be submitted by September 13.
For more details, download the full Request for Proposals.