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
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.
Addison/Ripley Fine Art
Opening Reception - January 28, 5-7 pm
1670 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
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.
Artist Fellowship Program of the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts & Humanities
July 29-August 31, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, July 29, 2016, 6pm
200 I (Eye) Street Gallery
DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities
200 I (Eye) Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Old Town Alexandria
Opening Reception June 18
201 Prince St, Alexandria, VA 22314
June 6-September 30, 2016
Featuring the work of artists: Julia Bloom, Melissa Burley, Gary Irby, Ashley Kidner, Elizabeth McCue, Bridgette Guerzon Mills, Marcia Wolfson Ray, John Ruppert, Eliezer Sollins
Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD 21660
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
Presented by the Washington Sculptors Group and the Center for Hellenic Studies
"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 email@example.com
Center for Hellenic Studies
3100 Whitehaven Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Parking is available on-site and on Whitehaven Street NW.
Joan Hisaoka Gallery
1632 U Street NW
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.
FRIDAY, MARCH 18th 7-9pm, OPENING RECEPTION!
We invite you to join us in the official launch of the show!
FRIDAY, APRIL 29th, 7-9pm, BENEFIT EVENT!
Benefit event contribution ($150, includes selection of a vessel) or purchase a benefit event-only ticket ($50).
FRIDAY, MAY 6th 7-9pm ARTISTS' CLOSING RECEPTION!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202.483.8600.
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
The Hyattstown Mill Arts Project
May 2 - June 14, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 2, from 5-7
14920 Hyattstown Mill Road
Hyattstown Mill, MD 20871
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
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
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
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 www.bisese.com
Elsabe Dixon www.readingsilk.com - @ElsabeDixon
Jessica van Brakle www.jessicavanbrakle.com
Julia Bloom www.juliabloom.net
Kelly Carr www.kellycarrlastvision.wordpress.com - @kellycarr8888
Kest Schwartzman www.vagabondmetalworks.com
Michael Auger www.arty4ever.com - @Arty4ever
Michele Colburn www.michelecolburnart.artspan.com
Pete Petrine - @petepetrine
Sarah Noble www.interplanetsarah.com - @intrplnetsarah
Thomas Petzwinkler www.tompetzphoto.com - @tpetzwin
Wayson R. Jones www.waysonjones.com - @waysonj
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.
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: http://arts.pgparks.com/Our_Facilities/Brentwood_Arts_Exchange_Gateway_Arts_Center.htm and click on “Exhibitions.”