Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Featured Member Artist: Marilyn Banner

Marilyn Banner 
Takoma Park, MD

2011 A Sense of Place/ Ceres Gallery, New York, NYC ;
2011 A Sense of Place Adkins Arboretum Gallery, Ridgely, MD
2009 Sacred Ground/Delaplaine Center for the Arts, Frederick, MD; 
2009 Sacred Ground/ Ceres Gallery, NYC 
2008 Scenes of Childhood/Georgetown University Lombardi Center, Wash. DC 
2008 Songs of Joy/Benfield Gallery, Severna Park, MD
2006 Soul Ladders/Northern Virginia Community College, Sterling, VA 
2006 Still With Us/Prince Georges Community College, Largo, MD
2005 Music Memory/Atlas Performing Arts Center, Wash. DC
2004 Rainforest Memories/Embassy of Costa Rica, Washington, DC
2003 I Am One/Northern Virginia Jewish Community Center, Fairfax, VA
2002 Still With Us/Paul Peck Humanities Institute/Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
2001 Still With Us/Ceres Gallery, NYC
2000 Darkness into Light, Greenbelt Art Center, Greenbelt, MD 
1998 Ladders of Light/Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV
1998 Ladders of Light/Ceres Gallery, NYC
1998 Presence of Spirit/Georgetown University Lombardi Center, Wash. DC 
1997 Ladders of Light/Art Space, Richmond, VA
1996 Presence of Spirit/Ceres Gallery, NYC
1994 Overview/Glenview Mansion Gallery, Rockville, MD
1993 Soul Ladders/Ceres Gallery, NYC 
1993 Retrospective/Loyola College Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD
1993 As Far Back as Memory Reaches/District of Columbia Arts Center, Wash. DC
1990 Spirit Soundings/ Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, MD
1990 Rituals/Rights and Relics/C.A.G.E., Cincinnati, OH
1988 Skin: Beneath the Surface/School 33, Baltimore, MD
1988 Skin: Beneath the Surface/Gallery 10, Wash. DC
1986 In Search of Cambridge Springs/Edinboro University of PA, Edinboro, PA 
1986 Passage: The Soul’s Journey, Lanham, MD

2011 Exploring New Dimensions/ Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD
2011 Beeline/Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2011 Sanctuaries in Time/Barnard College, New York City
2011 Womens Nature/Ceres Gallery, New York City
2010 WCA Group Show/ Delaplaine Center for the Arts, Frederick MD
2010 Drawing the Line/ National WCA/JWAN, Beverly Arts Center of Chicago, Sarah Giller, Juror
2010 Body Mind Spirit/, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD, H McNamee, B Donovan, Curators
2010 Personal Armor (2)/ Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD T. Van Dyke, Curator 
2009 Hot for Wax/ York Arts, York PA, juried
2009 Personal Armor: Artists Look at Aprons/ Suffolk Museum, Suffolk, VA T. Van Dyke, Curator
2008 On the Edge/ Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, Laura Moriarty, Juror
2008 VMRC National Juried Show/ Harrisonburg, VA
2008 The Fine Art of Freedom/ Baltimore JCC, Baltimore, MD Claudine Davison, Curator
2008 Letter Carriers, Shooting Star Gallery, Suffolk VA Trudi Van Dyke, curator
2008 New Work/ Ratner Museum, Bethesda, MD 3 person show
2007 Words/Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (juried)
2007 Art on Paper/MFA Gallery, Annapolis, MD Helen Frederick, Juror
2007 Words Within/Barnard-Columbia University, Laura Kruger, juror
2007 Of Doors and Keys/ Jewish Community Center, Baltimore, MD Claudine Davison, Curator
2006 What Are You Looking At?/  Sub-Basement, Baltimore, MD,  Anne Clark Priftis, Curator
2004 In 2 Words// Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA Krystyna Wasserman, Juror
2004 Secrets of the Alephbet: The Mystical DNA/ Baltimore JCC, Baltimore. MD
2004 The Song of Songs / Ratner Museum, Bethesda, MD
2003 The Art of Aging/ Hebrew Union College, NYC Laura Kruger, Curator 
2003 All Dolled Up Again/ Peninsula Fine Arts Cntr, Newport News, VA Trudi Van Dyke, Curator
2003 The Soul’s Journey Through the Bible/ Washington Theological Union, Wash, DC
2003 Identity and Memory/ Embassy of the Czech Republic, Wash, DC, w/Joyce Ellen Weinstein
2003 Creation/ Ratner Museum, Bethesda, MD
2002 Bible on the Wall/ Jewish Community Center, Baltimore, MD
2002 Angels and Messengers/ Ratner Museum, Bethesda. MD
2000 Way Off the Rack/Ellipse Art Center/, Arlington, VA Trudi Van Dyke, Curator
1998 Women/ Kunstlerforum/ Frauen Museum/ Bonn, Germany
1998 Abstracted/ Figured/ Exposed/ School 33, Baltimore, MD, Margo Crutchfield, juror
1998 Power Objects in the Here and Now/ Government House, Annapolis, MD (juried)
1996 Mysticism in Jewish Art/ B’nai B’rith National Jewish Museum, Wash, DC Ori Soltes,, Cur.
1996 Global Focus/ National Museum of Women in the Arts, Wash. DC
1995 Global Focus/Beijing, China and Moscow, Russia
1995 The Six Directions/ Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD Curator, Gary Irby
1994 The Realm of Myth/ Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD
1992 Operation Forward/ National Museum of Women in the Arts/Wash., DC (performance) 
1991 At the Crosshairs/ Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY 

2009, 2008, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1995, 1993, 1992:  Fellowship Residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA 2000 Inclusion in Who’s Who of American Women, 57th ed.
1999 Corinne Mitchell Award, Women’s Caucus for Art/DC Area chapter
1990 Best of Show Cash Award/Matrix Gallery/Sacramento, CA 
1986 Best of Show/MLK Gallery Washington, DC
1982 MSEd Thesis with Honors, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA


2010: Cover Art, More, by Barbara Crooker, C and R Press, publ.; 2009: Feature article, Standing on Sacred Ground, Lauren LaRocca, The Frederick News Post, August; 2009: The Art Scene, Interview by Lila Snow Montgomery Cable TV/May; “In the Brushstrokes, Washington Post/March 19 2008: Listening to the Paint’s Music, August 6, review by Menachem Wecker, ”The Jewish Press; Searching for Oneness with the One: Mysticism in the Jewish, Christian and Muslim Traditions by Ori Z. Soltes. Rowman and Littlefield, publ.  2007: Zeek Magazine, Fall/Winter Edition, art work published; April 18, Jewish Press: Review by Menachem Wecker; Three “Music Memory” images reproduced in Mutuality Magazine; 2005:  February/reproduction of Terezin #12 in Presence, An International Journal of Spiritual Direction  2003: May/June/Cover Illustration/ Journal of the American Pharmacists Association; JAPhA article “Angel of the First Heaven #3" by Suzanne Scott and Lynne Constantine  2002  The Kali Guide by Stelli Munis “Fixing it and Fitting in: Contemporary Jewish American Women Artists” by Ori Z. Soltes, in Women and Judaism, ed. Leonard Greenspoon and Bryan Le Beau  Image/ Bible Review/Bethesda, MD  2001  Montgomery Cable TV interview/September Washington Post/ January  2000:  "Spirituality Into a New Millennium: Mysticism in Jewish Art" by Ori Soltes in Studies in Jewish Civilization, ed. L. Greenspoon and R. Simkins  Inclusion in Who’s Who of American Women/ 57th Edition 

Washington University (BFA 1968); Queens College, CUNY (1968-69); Montgomery College; University of Maryland; Massachusetts College of Art (MSEd 1982); Corcoran School of Art; R&F Encaustics

For her permanent gallery: here

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Call for Artists: WPA

Call for Entries

Call for Entries: Experimental Media 2012, Video Screening
Jurors: 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   
Screening Dates:
 April and May, 2012 (exact dates TBA)
Screening Locations: The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC and Artisphere, Arlington, VA
Submission Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2012, 5pm
Download the Full Call 
Washington Project for the Arts announces an open call for video-based artworks to be screened at The Phillips Collection and at Artisphere, in April and May of 2012. From the videos selected for the screening, one work will be awarded the 2012 Kraft Prize for New Media, a cash prize of $750.
The video series is part of Experimental Media 2012, a broader WPA program that also includes an exhibition at Artisphere and a series of free public workshops. The exhibition, screening series, and surrounding programming will explore recent developments in the field of art and technology, including the growth of open source software and hardware, the emergence of grassroots do-it-yourself hacker communities, and the increasing ubiquity of networked devices in daily life. While highlighting the creative potential of this new technology, Experimental Media 2012also seeks projects that explore the broader social and cultural implications of these rapid changes.
Within the broader context of developments in art and technology, this call seeks video work addressing the ever-increasing flood of information and data in contemporary life and the tendency to make connections and exchange information across disparate fields of thought. These may include but aren't limited to exchanges and connections that are physical, transmitted, informational, emotional, cognitive, social, political, economic, cultural, chemical, molecular, electric, fluid, sonic, quantum, virtual, or identity-based.

While the Experimental Media Exhibition will feature interactive works that employ technology, artificial, and natural systems to build experiences through manipulating the flow of information, the Experimental Media Video Screening will include works that use video as a medium to similarly explore characteristics of this new landscape of data flow, perception, and exchange between systems, whether human, gestural, cultural, chemical, political, or virtual.  
For submission guidelines and additional information, see the full call.  
About the Jurors  
Max Kazemzadeh
 is an electronic and emergent media artist engineer and Assistant Professor of Media Art & Technology at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. His work focuses on how constructed, semi-conscious interfaces influence human interaction. In addition to widely exhibiting his own work, he has experience organizing and curating festivals and exhibitions. Kazemzadeh organized the conference Texelectronica '06 (Dallas), served as the chair of the electronic media art session at the 2008 College Art Association Conference, served as a juror for SIGGRAPH 2007, and has given annual interactive hardware/software workshops at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing since 2004.

His work has been exhibited internationally in such venues as the Microwave Festival (Hong Kong), the Boston CyberArts Festival, Mediala-Prado's Interactivos 08 (Mexico City), Dashanzi International Art Festival (Beijing), IDMA IDEA's Exhibition/Symposium (Ohio), Fotofest (Houston), Macedonia Museum of Contemporary Art (Greece), Maker Faire (Austin), LA Center for Digital Art (Los Angeles), The Gerald Peters Gallery (New York), and the Dallas Contemporary. Kazemzadeh is currently a Ph.D candidate at the Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth (United Kingdom). He holds an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design and a BFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of North Texas.
Dr. Jonah Brucker-Cohen is a researcher, artist, and writer based in New York, NY. He received his Ph.D. in the Disruptive Design Team of the Networking and Telecommunications Research Group (NTRG), Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). He is currently an adjunct assistant professor at Parsons MFA in Design & Technology and Parsons School of Art, Design, History, and Theory (ADHT). From 2001-2004 he was a Research Fellow in the Human Connectedness Group at Media Lab Europe and from 2006-2007 he was an R&D OpenLab Fellow at Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology in New York City.
His work and thesis focuses on the theme of "Deconstructing Networks" which includes over 77 projects that attempt to critically challenge and subvert accepted perceptions of network interaction and experience. He is co-founder of the Dublin Art and Technology Association (DATA Group), recipient of the ARANEUM Prize sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Art, Science and Technology and Fundacion ARCO, and was a 2006 and 2008 Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellow Nominee. His writing has appeared in numerous international publications including WIREDMakeNeural,, Art Asia PacificGizmodo and more, and his work has been presented at events and organizations such as Transmediale, Institute of Contemporary Art in London, Tate Modern, Whitney Museum of American Art's ArtPort, Ars Electronica, Chelsea Art Museum, ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art (New York), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Palais Du Tokyo.
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Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide the essential resources to support the creative spirit and success of regional artists. WPA presents contemporary art through imaginative and provocative programs, and connects artists with the community in both traditional and unexpected ways. Since its founding in 1975 by Alice Denney, WPA has showcased the works of thousands of artists and has reached hundreds of thousands of visitors and viewers with its programs and projects. Today WPA stands as the oldest and largest 501(c)(3) artist membership organization in the region and the premier source for excellence in contemporary art. For more information about WPA and its programming, visit