to Jul 19


DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities FY20 Grant Exhibition Show
Closing Reception on July 19 at 6pm
D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities
200 I (eye) Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

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Strictly Painting 12
to Jul 13

Strictly Painting 12

Join MPA this Saturday, June 8 from 5-7pm for our Strictly Painting 12 Opening Exhibition Reception. Now in its twelfth iteration, Strictly Painting is one of the region’s most important painting exhibitions, celebrating the depth and breadth of painters working throughout the mid-Atlantic. 
Adah Rose Bitterbaum, owner and director of the Adah Rose Gallery in Kensington, Maryland, served as juror for Strictly Painting 12
MPA@ChainBridge | 1446 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22101
Mon - Thurs: 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Closed Sunday

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11:00 AM11:00


Please join us at Addison/Ripley for the next in our ongoing series of artist conversations in the gallery, on Saturday, February 25th from 11 to 1.  Enjoy coffee, bagels and a guided, open ended discussion featuring the artists in Branched, Jackie Battenfield and Julia Bloom. Both artists are long time Addison/Ripley artists and their approaches to their work, while dissimilar stylistically, have been curated to suggest a common aesthetic.  Both artists find inspiration in the close observation of nature and produce compelling works closely tied to flora and its cycles. The installation of their work here is presented as a dialogue and a means to delve more deeply into each artist's work.

Julia Bloom is a well recognized Washington artist whose most recent and ambitious public work was a large installation at the Takoma Park Community Center. Jackie Battenfield lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and, besides holding many awards including the Pollack/Krasner Award, is the author of The Artist's Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love.

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Branched:  Julia Bloom & Jackie Battenfield
to Mar 4

Branched: Julia Bloom & Jackie Battenfield

Addison/Ripley Fine Art
Opening Reception - January 28, 5-7 pm
1670 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 338-5180
January 28 - March 5, 2017
Julia Bloom - Sculptures & Drawings
Jackie Battenfield - Paintings on Mylar

The exhibited works of Jackie Battenfield and Julia Bloom in Branched were chosen to complement each other, to draw enticing visual and aesthetic parallels in distinctly different styles. Where Bloom's drawings and constructions cast literal shadows, Battenfield's paintings have an sleek, porcelain seeming surface with just a hint of impasto. Both artists, however, find inspiration in close observation of nature and produce compelling and accomplished works.

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Micro-Monuments - A Traveling Exhibition
to Oct 15

Micro-Monuments - A Traveling Exhibition

Presented by the Washington Sculptors Group in collaboration with the Center for Hellenic Studies.  This show originated at the Salzland Museum in Schoenebeck, Germany.
May 27-October 15, 2016

Featuring the work of artists: Julia Bloom, Greg Braun, Elsab Dixon, Stephanie Firestone, Felicia Glidden, Carol B. Goldberg, Tom Greaves, Edel Gregan, Jonathan Guyer, Kelly Lorraine Hendrickson, Jin Lee, Leigh Maddox, Jacqueline Maggi, James Mallos, Kass McGowan, Elizabeth Miller, Jim Paulsen, Tatyana Schremko, Mike Shaffer, Lynda Smith-Bugge, Garret Strang, Lawrence S. Watson, Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin

Center for Hellenic Studies 
3100 Whitehaven Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

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 Micro-Monuments exhibition opening and panel discussion
5:00 PM17:00

Micro-Monuments exhibition opening and panel discussion

Presented by the Washington Sculptors Group and the Center for Hellenic Studies

Panel Discussion
"Monuments in Flux"
Friday, May 27 
5:30-6:30 pm, House A 

Exhibition Opening Reception
Friday, May 27
7-9 pm, Main Building

Free and open to the public; reservations required  
RSVP by May 21, 2016 to

Center for Hellenic Studies
3100 Whitehaven Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Parking is available on-site and on Whitehaven Street NW.

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Alchemical Vessels 2016
to May 6

Alchemical Vessels 2016

Joan Hisaoka Gallery
1632 U Street NW
Washington, DC

MONDAY, MARCH 7th, Vessel Benefit tickets go LIVE! 
By making an online Benefit-Vessel contribution, individuals will gain access to the exclusive Benefit event and be given the opportunity to take home one of the fine art vessels based on the order in which they made their contribution.
There is no limit to number of vessel-benefit contributions someone can make.

We invite you to join us in the official launch of the show! 

Benefit event contribution ($150, includes selection of a vessel) or purchase a benefit event-only ticket ($50).

We Invite friends, family and colleagues to this special culminating event of Alchemical Vessels.

We hope you will join our efforts in realizing this community-building art exhibition and benefit to support our important work with cancer patients, their caregivers and veterans.
Questions? Please contact Emily Fussner at or call 202.483.8600.

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Native Species
to Nov 7

Native Species

A group exhibition of artists working in wood.
September 16 - November 7

Native Species is an exhibition featuring works by 14 artists who create sculptures and functional objects using wood. From fallen timbers, found limbs, reclaimed lumber, or repurposed items, these artists often combine various species of wood to build sculptural forms that retain a connection to the source of their materials. The exhibiting artists are:

Christian Benefiel Julia Bloom  Phil Brown  Jeffery Cooper  David Fry Ellen Hill  Katie Dell Kaufman  David Knopp  Evan Reed   Rachel Rotenberg  Lyndie Vantine  Foon Sham  Hannah Wides   Lynda Smith-Bugge

Meet the artists reception
Sat, September 19 | 3:00 - 5:00 PM

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to Mar 13

Natural Allusions at Addison/Ripley Fine Art

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Opening Reception:  Saturday, January 31, 2015  5-7pm

This exhibition, curated by Jackie Battenfield, features the work of seven artists who explore specific aspects of nature through painting, photography, prints and sculpture.  the artists strip down, reposition, enlarge and construct to analyze the most basic elements of landscape.

Artists:  Carson Fox, Isabel Manalo, Jackie Battenfield, Judy Hoffman, Julia Bloom, Linda Cummings, Merle Temkin

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to Mar 5

Union Arts on New York Ave Marlboro Gallery at Prince George's Community College

Opening Reception:  Thursday, February 12, 6-8 pm

Featuring the work of:

Jennifer Berringer, Julia Bloom, Cyndi Capik, Marsha Gallo, Anthony Gallo, Gary Goldberg, Susan Hostetler, arbara Johnson, Joanne Kaufman, Suzanne Koch, Katherine Knight, Matthew Mann, Michele Montalbano, Carolyn Reece Tomlin, Thomas Xenakis, Wendy Lehman, Susan Yanero, Ellen Zelano

Marlboro Gallery at Prince George's Community college
301 Largo Road
Largo, MD 20774-2199

Marlboro Gallery Hours:
Mon - Thurs 9am-8pm
Fri - 9am-3pm
Gallery Closed: February 16, President's Day

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Sculpture Now 2014: WSG 30th Anniversary
to Dec 14

Sculpture Now 2014: WSG 30th Anniversary

Sculpture Now 2014: WSG 30th Anniversary at the Katzen Arts Center
November 4 through December 14
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 8, 2014, 6 - 9 pm

Presented by Washington Sculptors Group at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

Juror: Dr. Jack Rasmussen, Curator, American University Museum

Participating Artists: c.l. bigelow, Julia Bloom, Greg Braun, Carol Brown Goldberg, Elizabeth Burger, Joel D’Orazio, Mary Early, Mila Kagan, Jin Lee, Dalya Luttwak, Elizabeth Miller McCue, Mike Shaffer, Foon Sham, Lynda Smith-Bugge, Garrett Strang, Janet Wheeler, Julie Zirlin

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Roger's World; A Guest Curator Project at artdc Gallery
to Nov 8

Roger's World; A Guest Curator Project at artdc Gallery

Reception: Saturday, October 11, 2014 7-9:30pm

Who: artdc Gallery
What: Roger’s World; A Guest Curator Project.
Where: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Exhibition dates: October 5, 2014 – November 8, 2014

Guest Curator: Roger Cutler

Artists are rarely asked to observe themselves as an editor or curator would. They decide what makes successful work based on a limited set of parameters. This month, guest curator Roger Cutler decided to take advantage of this fact and asked artists to showcase their work without providing them a theme or structure as one frequently finds in group shows. By setting this “system" in motion the artists were faced with a decision regarding their work; They had to decide what constituted acceptable work for them, both as stand alone artworks and as works that represent who and what they are as creators.

If you don’t know Roger Cutler, you may not be getting out in the art scene enough. Roger is an artist who surrounds himself with creative individuals. From building dinosaurs and structures out of wire to casting metal, he is about the process and the system of art and he loves to tinker with everything. His spirit reminds us of why we wanted to make art to begin with. This show is a collaborative vision of the creative and conceptual decision making process that all artists face. Simply put, the artist is now the curator, and these works are indicative of that idea. As a result, the show as a whole is representative of a curiosity and appreciation for setting a system in motion that brought together work that is at the same time disconnected yet fully connected by the the ideas that are made possible in few other places than Roger’s World. With a special thanks to Thomas Petzwinkler for his curatorial insight.

Why Roger? Because we said so.

Ed Bisese 
Elsabe Dixon - @ElsabeDixon
Jessica van Brakle 
Julia Bloom 
Kelly Carr - @kellycarr8888
Kest Schwartzman 
Michael Auger - @Arty4ever
Michele Colburn 
Nikki Brugnoli 
Pete Petrine - @petepetrine
Roger Cutler 
Sarah Noble - @intrplnetsarah
Thomas Petzwinkler - @tpetzwin
Wayson R. Jones - @waysonj

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2:00 PM14:00

AXIS Artist Talk at Brentwood Arts Exchange

On October 4 at 2 pm, please join Gregory Allgire Smith, Executive Director of the VCCA and VCCA Fellows and AXIS members de'Angelo Dia, Judith Pratt and me for a discussion of our ideas, processes and inspirations. The event is free and open to the public. 

A collaboration of VCCA Fellows, AXIS, which runs through October 18, unites 13 visual, digital, sound and literary artists. It is a presentation of video, drawing, sculpture, painting, sound art, and poetry.

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to Oct 18

AXIS Exhibition at Brentwood Arts Exchange

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VCCA Fellows Launch AXIS Exhibition at Brentwood Arts Exchange • September 2, 2014 – October 18, 2014

Washington, DC, September 2, 2014 – Brentwood Arts Exchange announces an exclusive exhibition of Fellows from The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts titled AXIS, curated by Director Phil Davis.  After a two-year period of collaboration, the following thirteen national and international artists included are:

Jo Ann Biagini (CA) • Julia Bloom (DC) • Blinn Jacobs (CT) • Caroline Burton (NY)Alonzo Davis (MD) • de’ Angelo Dia (NC) • Rebecca Morgan Frank (MS) • David R. Lincoln (NY) Joan Michelson (UK) • Indrani Nayar-Gall (NC) • Judith Pratt (VA) • Jessica Deane Rosner (RI) •Aaron Stepp) (KY)

AXIS explores visual, digital, sound, and literary arts all under the aegis of contemporary art practices, offering a way to investigate current formal, political, social, and technological changes in worldwide culture.  As a result, possibilities for changing, realigning, and connecting multiple media sources to foster new concepts and creative alliances are revealed. 

Derived from Greek, Latin, and Sanskrit, the term “axis” refers to a conceptual pivot point around which other sources of energy and structure gravitate and interconnect.  The work of the artists in the AXIS exhibition illustrates how the concept of axis can be fixed, dynamic, directional, or changeable, all becoming valid interpretations.  As a multimedia theme explored by thirteen VCCA Fellows in the Brentwood Arts Exchange exhibition, Axis speaks to the current and ongoing shifts in artistic, technological, and cultural practices, suggesting that axes do not have to cause divisions between traditions or practices, but in fact can coexist and enhance them.

For additional information, go to: and click on “Exhibitions.”

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