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:  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



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

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

 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.

Friday, August 26, 2016



When: September 10th, 10-12am.

Where:  Tenely Library Conference room
              4450 Wisconsin Ave, WDC 20016
              Street Parking available, across the street from Tenelytown Metro

RSVP: Barbara Wolanin

ARTSHARE at Cherie Redlingers house
September 17, 2016 10:30 a.m.
Please RSVP Cherie


Tuesday, June 14, 2016



Cornucopia: (noun) An abundant supply.
Creative energy tumbling out through the art of WCA-DC members. Cornucopia showcases work depicting abundance in all its many manifestations.
Washington DC, June 8, 2016 - The Women's Caucus for Art - District of Columbia Chapter has issued a call for entries to artists to submit pieces for an all member show that opens on October 8, 2016 at the Wohlfarth Gallery in Washington DC. Artists are invited to submit up to three works of art (2 and 3D); at least one work by each artist will be selected for the show.
Curated by Lavinia Wohlfarth, Cornucopia is open to artists in all media. The show will hang from October 8-29, 2016 in the gallery at 3418 9th Street NE, Washington DC, conveniently located in the Brookland neighborhood. The opening reception is Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 4-7pm. Cornucopia will continue through October 29, 2016 with pick up on October 29, 2016.

Please use the following link Artists may submit up to 3 jpgs, 72dpi and at least 4" x 5", for consideration. The deadline for submissions is midnight on July 31, 2016. All artists will be notified by August 31, 2016 of work accepted. All accepted work must be wired and ready to hang. All sculpture must be moveable, 75lb. maximum weight. The artist must supply suitable pedestals. Upon acceptance there will be a $30 per artist entry fee. The commission for artwork sold in the gallery is 40% . Drop off for work is September 24, from noon until 3pm at the Wohlfarth Gallery, 3418 9th Street NE, Washington DC. To be exhibited, all members must be current on dues.

Important Dates:
Deadline for Entries: Midnight, July 31, 2016
Notification of Work Accepted: August 31, 2016
Drop Off of Work: September 24, 2016, noon-3pm
Opening Reception: October 8, 2016; 4-7pm
Show Closes: October 29, 2016
Pick Up Work: October 29, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Open Studio at the 39th Street Studios, 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, North Brentwood, MD.  My space is in the Beder-Tarlau Studio.  May 14, 2016 12-5pm

Monday, May 2, 2016


Jane Pettit- May 7
Open Studio, Artists&Makers in Rockville, 12-3pm
     (60+ artists) 

Forest Spirit

Artists and Makers
11810 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD
The door is in the back, Annex C (3rd door on the right)

find me in ROOM 21, new building
Meet the Artist Night
Saturday, May 7th, 3pm-11pm
115 East Church St. 
The doors open at 3pm to begin a 5 week long exhibit featuring the works of over 350 of our area's visual artists, writers, musicians and live performers.  Our calendar is more than full this year with artist talks, workshops, performances, classes and more.

Artomatic@Frederick 2016 has transformed two unoccupied buildings on East Church Street in downtown Frederick into a vibrant and diverse art showcase!
To learn more about Artomatic:

Michelle Frazier - May 4-29
Opening Reception- Friday, May 13, 6-8:30
901 New York Ave., NW. WDC
3blks from Chinatown-Gallery Place 9th St. exit
Exhibit: May4-29

NMWA -MAY 2016

Mark your calendar! On May 15, NMWA presents events connecting women and bicycles, including three screenings of Wadjda, a film about a girl living in the suburbs of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, who dreams of owning a bicycle. A Suffragist Social Bike Ride will make stops along landmarks of the women's liberation movement in downtown D.C. NMWA will also host a FRESH TALK program, a conversation with engaged advocates about the bicycle's ongoing role as an agent of social change, to be followed by a Sunday Supper served picnic-style

Brightest Young Things & the National Museum of Women in the Arts invite you to
Exclusively Inclusive, an after-hours event at NMWA on May 20. The evening is presented in conjunction with the contemporary photography exhibition
She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World. This after-hours experience features access to the special exhibition and collection, FotoTalks curated by FotoDC and Women Photojournalists of Washington, DJ set by Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast, musical performances by exciting D.C.-area women, creative cocktails and food inspired by artworks, and more. Purchase tickets. #BYTstories

Gallery Talk: She Who Tells a Story- May 4     
 She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World.  

Free Art Museum Day -May 18 
Art Museum Day emphasizes the essential role that art museums play in their communities. We encourage you to use social media to share your Art Museum Day experiences on your social networks with the hashtag #ArtMuseumDay

Reading Club:Politicized Bodies - May 23
Participants will examine a selected photograph from She Who Tells A Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World, read a short story, and explore an article that grounds the creative works in lived realities.
Registration is required.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

APRIL 24, 2016 2-4pm
4450 Wisconsin Ave. N.W. WDC
Street parking available/across from Tenely Town Metro.

 Find out what you've missed! Get involved with the planning! We'd love to see you. Please RSVP Jane Pettit @

The Powerpoint of the 195 WCA Lifetime Achievement Awardees that Barbara Wolanin did for the Katzen show is on the WCA National website home page.
Take a look at information about your favorite artistIf you missed it during the conference you can see it there -

Want to see more - click on the Awardees tab and read their essay/bio in a PDF of the catalog for the year they received the award.


Jane Forth and Marilyn Hayes are in the Living Sky group show in "Art in the City," in Charlottesville too.

Please join the artists of Living Sky Foundation for their group show “Art in the City” at City Space located on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall at 100 5st street NE, Charlottesville, VA from
                                     April 1-25,   2016.  

Here's 2 U Dear Ella
You are cordially invited to the next Silver Spring Town Center Inc. (SSTCi) Film & Lecture Series on April 21, at 7:00 PM featuring Cynthia Farrell Johnson and Willard Jenkins in the Silver Spring Civic Building.

In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, Cynthia will explain how ten musicians inspired the paintings in her exhibition Art 4 All:Think Jazz, and Willard will describe the role they played in American cultural life.

The musicians are Dee Dee Bridgewater, Donald Byrd, Don Cherry, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Horn, Carmen McRae, Thelonious Monk, Esperanza Spaulding, and Randy Weston.

The program begins at 7:00 PM with the SSTCi Spring Potluck, immediately followed by the presentation at 7:30 PM. This event is FREE and open to the public.  Feel free to bring food or drink to share.  Please RSVP.