Monday, October 26, 2015


Ann Stoddard

WCA/DC chapter member Ann Stoddard invites people to stop by the Smith Center’s Joan Hisaoka Gallery (1632 U St NW/ DC) at 3:30 pm Saturday, October 17 for the Implicit Bias Exhibition Artist’s Talk and Reception. She has two video pieces in this show.  “Jumping Jack (two minute workout)” is displayed in the window (still image below) and can be viewed 24 hours a day.  The Implicit Bias Exhibition will be on view until December 5 (11-5 Wed- Fri., Sat. 11-3,

Cherie Redlinger

Artomatic 2015
8100 Corporate Dr. Hyattsville, MD
October 30 – December 12, 2015
Opening Night Festivities October 30

Installation by Cherie M. Redlinger:  LEGAL ABORTIONS STOPS THE BUTCHER’S KNIFE

Lee Arts Center Show & Sale
5722 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207
November 14, 10 – 4:00 PM
November 15, 12 – 4:00 PM

Hand Pulled Prints by Cherie M. Redlinger: WHOSE BEHIND THE SCREEN DOOR

Deborah LaCroix

The Mask of Expression

October 23 – November 30, 2015

LaCroix Gallery:  4625 30th St NW, Washington, DC 20008
Regular Gallery Hours:  By Appointment


Wings From Chains
The Athenaeum Gallery
201 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA

Event Dates: 2/4/16 - 3/13/16
Entry Deadline: 12/18/15

Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (Applying Artists): $35.00
Entry Fee (Women's Caucus for Art Members): $30.00

The Athenaeum Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia exhibits visual arts created solely by artists living or working in the region and strives to present visitors with a wide variety of excellent art and unique experiences. Wings From Chains is timed to coincide with the annual meeting of the Women's Caucus for Art (WCA) in Washington, DC.  A portion of all sales will benefit the WCA.

Wings From Chains invites artists to consider women’s roles and responsibilities in society —  yesterday, today, and tomorrow — and explore the transformation from oppression to liberation, shame to pride, or drudgery into art.  Contemporary, historical, stereotypical, and fictional references are all welcome.

Possible concepts might include:
  • Transforming a traditional/stereotypical female home chore such as quilting, cooking, or scrubbing floors into high art.  This might be about the chore and it might use materials associated with the chore.
  • Transforming the real or implied shackles of traditional gender norms into a means of retribution or liberation.
  • Transforming the perception of an oppressed fictional or historic female character into story of freedom and satisfaction.
  • Exploring what women might find within themselves when faced with an oppressive mantle or situation - and the process of turning things around.
Creative interpretations of the theme are encouraged.

Selection Criteria
Works for inclusion in Wings From Chains will be selected by Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray.  Primary consideration will be given to works that represent artistic excellence, successful interpretation of the theme, and selecting a group of individual works that create a solid exhibition.

Artists who live or work in Virginia, Maryland, or the District of Columbia may submit work.

Artwork Specifications
  • Work must be available for exhibition from February 4 — March 13, 2016.
  • All visual media is welcome, but every work must be wall-mounted. 
  • Work must be less than 9 inches deep.
  • Painting, drawing, collage, etc. must be framed or fully finished, wired, and ready to hang on picture hooks. 
  • Sculpture must be less than 9 inches deep and lighter than 30 pounds.
  • Entries that do not comply with the rules will be disqualified.
  • The artist is responsible for getting, or arranging to have their work delivered, to the Athenaeum Gallery by Sunday afternoon, January 31, 2016.
  • The artist is responsible for picking up, or arranging to have unsold works picked up, on Sunday afternoon, March 13, 2016.
  • The Athenaeum is not responsible for works left in the gallery after the close of the show.
  • The Athenaeum Gallery will retain a 20% commission on works sold, the Womens' Caucus for Art will be given a 20% commission on works sold, and the gallery will issue a check for 60% of the sales price to the artist no longer than thirty days after the show has closed.
  • Sold work remains in the gallery until the last day of the show.
  • Work does not have to be for sale to be included in the show.
All works in the show will be insured by the Athenaeum Gallery for 100% of the retail price from January 31 - March 13, 2016.

About the Athenaeum
The Athenaeum Gallery is the headquarters of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA).  Founded in 1964, the NVFAA is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all forms of art, and to establishing programs that will enrich the cultural life of Northern Virginia and the surrounding metropolitan area. The Athenaeum Gallery exhibits work created solely by artists living or working the region and strives to present visitors with a wide variety of excellent work and unique experiences.

Washington ArtWorks is calling for small works of art for the December exhibition, 

A Foot in the Door, to be juried by Washington ArtWorks CEO, Missy Loewe. Works must be under 12"x12" and not exceed $500 for this holiday time show. This exhibition has historically been the best selling one of the year for Washington ArtWorks. 

THE BARN                                    

Presented by the Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) and
The Maryland Agricultural Resource Council (MARC)
Baltimore County Agricultural Center and Farm Park
1114 Shawan Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030
EXHIBITION DATES: December 5, 2015 - March 1, 2016 (Festival of Lights)
JURORS: Bronwyn Mitchell, MARC Programs Manager, with select members of the MARC Board of Directors, including farmers, local business professionals, art enthusiasts, and philanthropists.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, November 2, 2015(midnight)

THE BARN marks the third of four calls for LAND&ART@MARC: A 4 SEASON PROJECT, a collaboration between MARC and WSG to develop and realize land art and land use projects through the four seasons of the year, with the primary focus on farming and agricultural issues. The collaboration seeks to generate a diverse and multilayered program throughout the year that examines farming, agricultural themes in today's societal landscape, and environmental issues through collaborative and participatory creative projects with visitors, volunteers, members, and communities.
We are proud to announce a call for entry for an indoor group exhibition to take place in the horse barn at the Baltimore County Agricultural Center's property that will be transformed into a micro-gallery and art laboratory during the time of the winter season. We are seeking artist teams to collaborate on diverse ideas that incorporate interdisciplinary objectives and relate to the concept of the barn itself. Artist teams are welcome to create installations, sculptures, paintings, or multimedia visuals exploring the theme of the barn with regard to structure, architecture, anthropology (domestication), history, storytelling agriculture, and other disciplines.
THE BARN project provides a horse barn with eight single stalls and an open area in the center. Artist teams will be allowed one stall per team in which to install artwork. A list of links is included below to help applicants investigate interdisciplinary concepts relating to this project.
This 149-acre Piedmont farm located in central Baltimore County was once part of a larger 400-acre grain and horse farm dating from the 1700s. Its main homestead was built in the 1800s. While most of the homestead is gone today, the land remains agriculturally preserved as a living outdoor classroom designed to allow the public unfettered access to the many different aspects of agriculture, and provide farmers the opportunity to see innovative practices in a real-world setting.

September 1, 2015 CFE open call
November 2, 2015Application deadline midnight (EST) (New Deadline) 
November 9, 2015Artist Notification (New Notification Date) 
November 29/30, 2015Artwork Installation
December 5, 2015Opening Day / Opening Activities/ Family Farm Day
TBD 2016De-installation day

Tom Petzwinkler (703) 209-8786 -
Artemis Herber (216) 269-9983 -

Monday, October 12, 2015


Get energized, get moving, Artomatic 2015 is happening!  It will run from October 30th - December 12th at 8100 Corporate Drive, Hyattsville MD right by the New Carrollton Metro Station.  We are truly excited! 

Anyone can participate in Artomatic - there are no criteria to register, and space is allocated on a first come, first served basis. Artomatic routinely attracts more than 70,000 visitors to see work by more than 700 artists, and more than 300 performances. Our presenting partner the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting Artomatic in a 90,000 sq ft building in Prince George's County. 

PLEASE REGISTER RIGHT AWAY through the link below so you can start planning your exhibit.  For only $125, your artwork/installation will be on display for 6 weeks, 7 weekends by thousands of visitors.   Sale terms are between you and the buyer.  It doesn't get better than this!  

Many thanks in advance for your support and participation.  Please feel free to share it with your fellow artists, friends, family and enthusiasts. For more information please visit Should you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at  

We look forward to having you with us at Artomatic 2015! Register today before time runs out!

Whats on in October!

Start your Halloween celebrations early! On October 30, experience Mod Women (and Men), a retro late-night reception for the opening of NMWA's special exhibitionPathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today. Enjoy craft cocktails, dancing, and exhibition tours. Come dressed as your favorite "mod-ster" if you dare! 

We hope to see you at the American Fine Craft Show at the DC Armory October 23–25, showcasing the works of over 195 artists from across the U.S. and Canada. A portion of the proceeds on opening day benefit NMWA.

Performance:                                      Gallery Talk:                                                  FRESHTALK 
Hootenanny                                         Ester Bubley                                                  Righting the Balance
October 2–4 & 10–11                        October 7                                                         October 18
Experience the world premiere of a new play by Monique LaForce, co-presented by Guillotine Theatre and NMWA.
Enjoy a bite-sized lunchtime talk! Esther Bubley captured American life as a freelance photographer during the "Golden Age" of photojournalism.Leading art world professionals and gender activists converse about gender parity in the arts. A Sunday Supper to follow.
View our online calendar for all of our upcoming events. Reservations/Tickets may be required.

 Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today
National Museum of Women in the Arts | Oct. 30, 2015–Feb. 28, 2016

Featuring more than 40 midcentury and contemporary artists
exploring concepts of Modernism

WASHINGTON—The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) presents Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today, an exhibition that explores the lasting impact of women artists and designers on midcentury Modernism. On view Oct. 30, 2015–Feb. 28, 2016, the exhibition presents more than 80 objects including furniture, ceramics, textiles and jewelry. Reflecting the continuing popularity of midcentury design today, the exhibition also includes a selection of contemporary work that builds upon the accomplishments of an earlier generation.