Thursday, November 19, 2015

WCADC at Artomatic
Artist Panel Discussion - November 21, 2015 11am-1pm
in Educational Room 2 . 8100 Corporate Drive, New Carrollton MD.Metro accessible via orange line to New Carrollton. Short walk to 8100 Corporate drive.

Featured Artist: Cherie Redlinger, Cindy Renteria, Sandra Davis, Michelle Frazier
Come join us! Light refreshments will be served.


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

Jane Forth's work has been juried into "new Watercolor" at the Shenandoah Valley Art Center. Waynesboro Virginia for a December/January exhibit opening December 5, 2015

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

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

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.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Artomatic is back! Hundreds of artists on four floors, plus workshops, music, receptions and lots of art lovers.  

Jane Pettit Art is in Space 5115 on the third floor.  I'm in the back left corner if you enter from the door on Corporate Blvd.
My challenge to myself was to create movement out of shards of pottery.  I cleared the shelves of plates and bowls and threw in a chicken and a pig for good measure. Come see the results! Also are some legs at play, red glass that catches the light at sunrise and sunset, swirls of color, ladies at lunch and a little discreet intimacy goin' on.  

Saturday, November 14, 1-4pm: I'm teaching a free class on glass-on-glass suncatchers. Come make one to take home. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

HOLIDAY BRUNCH, DECEMBER 13, 2015 MARILYN HAYES' HOUSE. More information to come via WCADC Newsblast.


Prince George's Artists Reception at Artomatic
During Artists Night, Saturday, November 14, 6-8 pm
in the lower level education room

From Brandywine to Brentwood, Laurel to Lanham, College Park to Capitol Heights, our cultural life is overflowing with richness and diversity. Artists make our communities great, and we want to thank you. Join the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George's County as we celebrate the artists of Prince George's County. Find out about what we offer artists in our four arts centers, as well as across the County. And, meet the nearly 80 artists from our County who are showing in Artomatic right now! 

Artists' recognition starts at 6:15, followed by a guest musical performance.

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Join us for FRESH TALK
with artist and activist Carrie Mae Weems
$25 General admission
$15 Members, seniors, and students
Carrie Mae Weems will discuss her belief in artists' social responsibility and her recent activist work, including social reform efforts and public art projects in her hometown of Syracuse, N.Y. During the second half of the talk, Weems will be joined by Robert Raben, president and founder The Raben Group, which produces the annual March on Washington Film Festival that uses the power of film, music, and the arts to share the important stories of the events and heros of the Civil Rights Era and inspire renewed passion for activism.

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

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

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

Exhibit will be open during the 2016 conference. For more information see previous post dated 10/26/2015