Monday, November 30, 2009


Present your Textile Museum membership card and get 25% off regularly priced merchandise during the first weekend in December. Live outside the area? Use code VIP at The TM Shop Online and receive the same discount. Free domestic shipping on orders of $500 or more. On Saturday, December 5, enjoy light refreshments and complimentary gift wrapping. Valet parking will be available for $5. Advance reservation for valet is required; call (202) 667-0441, ext. 29.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Special Exhibit: Foundry & Touchstone Galleries

at go mama go!
1809 14th Street NW, Washington, DC
Exhibit Dates: December 11-13
Reception: Friday, 6-8pm
Hours: Friday-Saturday, 11-7; Sunday, 12-5

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The 20th Annual Small & Miniatures Show

Aaron Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of intimately sized paintings by over 20 artists from around the country working in a variety of expressive styles, media and techniqies. All work featured in the show is under 16''x20'' and would make a great gift for any art lover this holiday season. This is an opportunity that is not to be missed!

Additionally, the gallery currently features works by internationally renowned painters (and local art staples) John Blee and Javier Cabada, as well as New Mexico-based animal portraitist Linda St. Clair.Stop by and see some artwork!

Opening reception will be held December 4th from 6-8pm
Exhibition on view until the end of the month

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am-5pm, and by appointment.
1717 Connecticut Ave. NW
202 234 3311

Sterling Hundley
anon 64.2
Oil on panel

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

December Exhibits at Foundry

Foundry Gallery

Featuring Foundry Artists
Exhibit Dates: December 2-19
Receptions: Friday, December 4, 6-8pm & Saturday, December 19, 4-7pm

Galery Hours: Wed-Fri: 1-7 pm; Sat-Sun, 12-6pm
1314 18th Street NW, Washington, DC


Exhibit Dates: December 20-26 [closed Christmas Day]
Reception: Sunday, December 20, 1-4pm

Ahmad Alkarkhi, a young Iraqi, arrived in Washington in late August of this year, a refugee from his beloved Iraq, ready to make a new life for himself and his family. He brings with him the richness and variety of expression that was so prevalent in the vibrant culture of Baghdad in years past.

Gallery Hours: Sun: 12-6; Mon-Thur: 1-7pm; Sat: 12-6pm
1314 18th Street NW, Washington, DC

Saturday, November 21, 2009

December Show at WPG

New etchings, woodcuts and rubbings by Baltimore-based Trudi Y. Ludwig will be on view in the new show, Days o' Work, at Washington Printmakers Gallery December 1st through January 2nd. This is Ludwig’s third show at Washington Printmakers, and her first after a three year hiatus from the privilege of working in a studio.

Using the tapestry of nature as a backdrop, Ludwig’s current work grapples with contemporary conundrums by invoking time, motion, passages, pathways and perception, all with a whiff of art historical reference. A tension of opposites pervades her work: fleeting moments versus the unfolding of geological time; sacred beauty versus secular ephemera; big versus little picture; unscripted versus premeditated; acceptance versus denial; fearless freedom versus patient control.

Ludwig has been a member of Washington Printmakers Gallery since 1995. Her work has been shown in numerous regional and national solo and juried shows. She currently teaches Art History and Drawing at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), following eight years of teaching in MICA’s Printmaking Department.

Days o' Work Exhibition Dates: December 1-January 2.

First Friday Opening: Friday, December 4 5:30-8:00 pm.

Artist Talk: Saturday, December 12, 1:00-3:00 pm.

SPECIAL ADDITION: WPG Holiday Party 2009: Sunday, December 20, 3:00-5:00 pm.

Gallery Hours: Tue-Thu: 12-6, Fri: 12-7, Sat: 10-5, Sun: 12-5.

1732 Connecticut Ave, 2nd Floor. 202.332.7757

Friday, November 20, 2009

Call and Response

EXHIBITION: November 25 - December 19, 2009
First Friday Reception (as part of the Dupont Cir
cle Galleries openings): December 4, 6 - 8 pm
Group Show: Call and Response
All Members

The world calls to us, and as artists, we respond.

We have ways of creating, and each chooses the "way" according to our own sensitivities.

As an exercise in understanding, this group show by Studio Gallery artists has been arranged according to the way that we work and respond to the world.

The categories are: gesture, line, figure/ground relationships, the grid, organic and big forms, We welcome the public to view the variety and playfulness of 42 artists in this metropolitan area!


Want to host your private event in an artistic atmosphere? Our gallery floors can be rented. Contact our director for more information.

An art gallery featuring contemporary work and located in Washington, DC in a neighborhood called Dupont Circle, Studio Gallery is the longest running, artist-owned gallery in the area. Thirty-seven local, professional artists exhibit in solo and group shows in addition to invitational or juried exhibitions. For gallery hours and other information, call (202) 232.8734 or visit Studio Gallery is located at 2108 R Street, north of the circle on R Street. and just around the corner from the Phillips Collection.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

HOME - Hillyer Art Space Open Mic Event

International Arts & Artists invites you to come
HOME this Friday, November 20th!
Featuring Rodrick Freeman

9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
T. 202.338.0680
Sign-up for poets is at 6 p.m.
The open mic begins at 7 p.m.

$5 for non-members of International Arts & Artists
Free for members of IA&A
Free for performing poets

Hosted by Fred Joiner, curator and host of the American Poetry Museum's Intersections at the Honfleur Gallery and poet-in-residence at Busboys and Poets, Shirlington.

Rodrick Freeman aka Rod-zilla the Blackademic has been a staple in the international spoken word scene for the last five years. Originally from California, his dynamic performances have graced stages from Sacramento to Sydney, Australia. Heralded as the "hip hop griot", Rod-zilla stuns crowds with his creative natural realism, an abundance of alliteration, and a delivery that is authentically rich and transcendent. A true representative of the Black Arts movement this Blackademic has made it his duty to kill black male stereotypes with his scholarly work, proving that the myth of the black intellectual is not a farce at all. Equipped with knowledge of self and African conviction, Mr. Freeman has set out to be in the vanguard as a Pan-Africanist. His prolific body of work details the need for economic freedom in urban communities, holistic healing and black accountability while not sparing venomous critiques on the powers that be.

HOME is on every THIRD Friday of the month at Hillyer Art Space.

Gallery Hours:
Monday 10am-5pm
Tuesday-Friday 10am-7pm
Saturday 11am-4pm
Otherwise by appointment.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


VOICES: Voices Organizing for International Change, Empowerment and Support

A monthly event to raise funds and awareness for grassroots organizations in Africa that support youth empowerment, development and leadership through the arts.



9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
Dupont Metro Stop




Bavubuka pronounced as “ba voo boo ka” is a Luganda word that means the youth.

With the youth currently making-up 55% of the Ugandan population, this cohort has emerged as a demographic powerhouse.Bavubuka does not just represent the future they embody the present.

The Bavubuka Foundation evolved from a grassroots, underground crew of hip hop artists working to put deeds behind their VOICES. Today the Bavubuka Foundation is a fully operational nonprofit organization that passionately believes connecting youth with music and the arts can transform lives and unify diverse communities.

At Bavubuka we are dedicated to creating spaces and educational programs that nurture and empower a new generation of young leaders, in Uganda and all of Africa. VOICES that will communicate positive messages and affect positive change in their communities and the world.

Each Bavubuka project incorporates reconciliation and peace building activities by using transformative art to cultivate personal empowerment, within a united communal effort. Bavubuka provides Ugandan youth, opportunities to gain new skills, bring their own creations to life and develop relationships that connect them to their immediate community, the larger Ugandan struggle, and a global peace building movement.


Aaron Gallery: 'Structures of the Sublime' - ongoing exhibition

Thanks to all those who came to our opening Friday night! It was a huge success and fun was had by all.

The exhibition, 'Structures of the Sublime', featuring work by Josh George, Carol Engles, and Kevni Conklin, puts an expressionistic spin on the timeless narrative of a cityscape: industrialism as it relates to color, form and movement, finding beauty and energy in the chaos we are all too familiar with.

Additionally, the gallery currently features works by internationally renowned painters (and local art staples) John Blee and Javier Cabada, as well as New Mexico-based animal portraitist Linda St. Clair.

Stop by and see some artwork!

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am-5pm, and by appointment.
1717 Connecticut Ave. NW
202 234 3311

To see work by some of our artists, visit their personal websites:
Josh George:
John Blee:
Kevin Conklin:
Javier Cabada:

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Artist Reception at Studio Gallery Today!

Solo Show:

Elena Stamberg: Madonnas Assembled

Elena Stamberg's dynamic mixed-media sculptures include elements ranging from natural wood and gourds to hand-knitted drapes of llama wool. Through her Madonnas, the artist claims to be "exposing a life with humble materials" to her audience, eliciting the desire to touch and become intimate with the work. Stamberg constantly participates in what she calls a "challenging journey" to bring together a variety of mediums in her search for "the perfect balance." In her move from the two-dimensional to sculpture, she has successfully developed a subtle but powerful body of work.

Duo Show:

Steve Fleming: Duo Show: Abstractions of Earth's Forces

Fulvia Musti Ciarla: Bulerias

Through strong geometric form and vivid brushwork, painter Steve Fleming pulls from his impressionist background an attempt to evoke an abstract sense of the creation of the Earth. Fleming believes in stepping outside of his comfort zone when creating: "Art is not just about safety ... it is about creative expression and personal vision."

Fleming's strong sense of dramatic color interacts, rather than clashes, with the abstract yet expressive work of Fulvia Musti Ciarla. Using recycled materials, Ciarla enrolls in a deliberate yet subconscious reaction to flamenco music. "Music infuses these new works," states the artist. Each work resonates with a sense of rhythm that commands the audience to partake in Ciarla's passion and admiration of flamenco.

Studio Gallery
2180 R St NW, Dupont Circle, (202) 232-8734,

Wednesday and Thursday, 1 - 7 pm
Friday, 1 - 8 pm
Saturday, 1 - 6 pm

ARTIST RECEPTION TODAY November 7, 2009, 3 - 6 pm

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Aaron Gallery, Friendly Reminder: "Structures of the Sublime"

Don't forget!

Come join Aaron Gallery tomorrow night, November 6th, from 6-8 pm for the opening of our new exhibition of paintings by Josh George, Carol Engles and Kevin Conklin. Cityscapes collide with color and expression, abstract form and shape to give the viewer a fresh but familiar taste of the life, color and restlesness of a city in motion.

Wine and refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact the Aaron Gallery:

1717 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20009
202 234 3311

Available Parking: 2001 S Street, Location No. 531, 202.667.3030

"Structures of the Sublime" will be on display through the month of November.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Phillips after 5

Phillips after 5
Thursday, November 5
5-8:30 pm

At 6 pm, Afrofunk orchestra Chopteeth invades the auditorium with a blend of American Funk, Afrobeat, and West African music in celebration of Man Ray, African Art and the Modernist Lens. Gallery talks at 6 and 7 pm tell the story of Man Ray, heiress Nancy Cunard, and the jazz and poetry opus Henry-Music. At 6:30 and 7:30 pm, curator Elsa Smithgall shares her perspective on the exhibition Object as Subject: Photographs of the Czech Avant-Garde. Throughout the evening DJ Todd Threats will spin in the Music Room as cash bar and light refreshments are served.

Programs related to Man Ray, African Art and the Modernist Lens are included in admission to the special exhibition; free for Phillips members. All other programs and permanent collection are by donation.

Phillips after 5 is sponsored by GEPPETTO CATERING, INC. and THE WASHINGTON POST

IMAGE: Man Ray, Noire et blanche, 1926. ©2009 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hillyer Art Space First Friday - Opening

Come join us at Hillyer Art Space on Friday evening for our new opening!
Featuring 'Ass Against the Wall' by Martha Jackson-Jarvis, 'Work', a retrospective by Tom Wolff and live performance by Deon "CleanCutt" Clark.

November 6 - December 18
Opening Reception: Friday, November 6, 2009 6-9pm
Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court, NW
Washington, DC

'Work', Tom Wolff in Retrospect

'Ass Against the Wall', an installation by Martha Jackson Jarvis

Ass Against the Wall explores points of resistance, endurance, and markings that pattern our lives. It is a compelling place of power where forces change, heaviness, strain, anxiety, burdens and the weight of difficulty into something else.
In a chance encounter in the mountains of Tajikistan Jarvis discovered an incredible being in a moment of clarity that bridges the void between animate and inanimate form. A moment when plants, animals, and minerals are one, even the rocks conspire to a fluid and connected greatness.
Martha Jackson Jarvis’ sculptures have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States and abroad, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; the Studio Museum of Harlem, N.Y. Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island, N.Y.; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C.; Anacostia Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Tretyakov Gallery Moscow, U.S.S.R. Her numerous awards include a Creative Capital Grant, Virginia Groot Fellowship, and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, The Penny McCall Foundation Grant , and Lila Wallace Arts International Travel Grant.
$5 suggested donation but any support is appreciated. Proceeds go towards supporting our local artist series and future events.

Exhibitions developed and coordinated by International Arts & Artists, Washington D.C.

Influence=Convergence opens at WPA, Friday 11/6

Please join us for the opening of Influence = Convergence, a joint exhibition featuring works by WPA member artists: Joan Belmar and Minna Newman Nathanson:

November 6 – 25, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, November, 2009 6‐8pm with an Artists Talk at 7pm
Washington Project for the Arts
2023 Massachusetts Ave, NW

Washington Project for the Arts presents the fifth installment of Coup d'Espace, a program that invites WPA member artists to stage their own exhibitions and programming in their Dupont Circle office space. For November Coup, member artists Joan Belmar and Minna Newman Nathanson will use the space to mount a joint exhibition, Influence = Convergence.

“What happens when two artists – different in almost every way – share a working space?...”

When they met, Joan Belmar, a Chilean immigrant in his thirties, was painting colorful, two dimensional works incorporating linear runes and circles. Nathanson, a native Washingtonian in her seventies, produced formal statements in monochromatic bent steel and explored reflective effects with plastic and wire. After two years of sharing a studio‐space, the artist both underwent a shift in their practice, which, in retrospect seemed to be directly influenced by each other's work.

In Influence=Convergence, these two artists present a series of 'pairings' that exemplify the the result of their sharing a work space. Please join us for the opening reception from 6-8pm on Friday, November 6th. There will be an informal talk given by the artists at 7pm.