Gateway Arts – Call for Exhibition Proposals

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Call For Exhibition Proposals
M-NCPPC Gateway Arts Center Gallery

APPLICATION DEADLINE – February 28, 2010

ABOUT THE CENTER
The Gateway Arts Center is a dynamic space dedicated to presenting and promoting the visual arts, located Brentwood, Maryland. In addition to the M-NCPPC, the center is home to a dozen artists’ studios, a gallery operated by the Gateway CDC, and the Prince George’s
African American Museum & Cultural Center. The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission occupies approximately one quarter of the building, in which we feature a gallery, a contemporary craft showcase, and an arts class/meeting room. It is a place for people of all ages to meet, engage and learn about challenging art, purchase one- of-a-kind craft objects, and explore new talents.

GALLERY DESCRIPTION
The art gallery is approximately 1,300 square feet. It features high, open ceilings, track lighting, and pristine white walls.

ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to all artists and curators who are 18 years of age or older.
APPLICATION

Each application should include:

• An artist/curatorial statement that is no longer than one page.

• A résumé or Curriculum Vitae

• A CD/DVD containing 15-20 images of work samples; OR 2-5 segments of audio and/or video, each no longer than five minutes in duration; OR an appropriate combination of images, video, audio and web-based work.

• A list of works/images that includes titles, media, size, and dates created.

• An SASE for the return of materials. Materials will not be returned unless an SASE with adequate postage is provided.

MAILING ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Attn: Gateway Arts Center
Arts & Cultural Heritage Division, M-NCPPC 7833 Walker Dr. Suite 430 Greenbelt, MD 20770

GUIDELINES FOR DIGITAL FILES
Effort will be made to review all submissions, regardless of format. However, please be aware that incompatible files may cause submissions to be rejected. Applicants are encouraged to format files as described below.

• No image or text files should be larger than 1MB.

• Image files should be formatted only as jpeg, tiff, gif, or png.

• Video and audio submissions may be submitted as a DVD, or on a CD and formatted as Quicktime, Windows Media, .wav, or .mpeg files, as appropriate.
• Name each file: “last name” underscore “document” Example: jones_worksamplelist.pdf.
• Name image files similarly, but begin with a two-digit number that corresponds with the Work Sample List: Example: 01_jones_untitled.jpg

• Web-based work may be submitted as a URL listed in the work sample list. Web-based art is work of a nature such that it’s only appropriate manifestation is online. A portfolio website that features audio/video art and/or still images is NOT web-based art.

APPLICATION EVALUATION
Proposals will be reviewed by the M-NCPPC Gateway Arts Center Gallery Committee during March 2010. Selected artists will be notified shortly thereafter.

SHIPPING & INSTALLATION
When possible, the M-NCPPC will provide for handling and transportation for artwork within the Washington, DC region using M-NCPPC staff and vehicles. Exhibitions will be installed and removed by M-NCPPC staff unless the nature of the work requires special assistance. Artworks should be properly presented and ready to install when they are delivered.

SALES & INSURANCE
The M-NCPPC will retain a 25% commission on all art works sold during, or as a result of the exhibition. M-NCPPC will be responsible for the safekeeping of all consigned artworks while they are in the custody of the Brentwood Art Center.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:

Phil Davis, Assistant Director, Gateway Arts Center
tel. 301-277-2863; tty. 301-446-6802; fax. 301-277-2865
phil.davis@pgparks.com

Gateway Arts District ‘Call for Entries’

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Call for Entries:
Artists of the Gateway Arts District
A Juried Exhibition

Application deadline: January 29, 2010 – 5:00pm
All submissions must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, January 29.

Dates

  • Application deadline: January 29, 2010.
  • Notification of selected works: February 9, 2010
  • Artwork drop-off period: February 23-24, 2010
  • Opening Reception and Center Grand Opening: March 19, 2010
  • Exhibition Closes: April 10, 2010
  • Artwork pick-up period: April 12-13, 2010

ABOUT THE GALLERY

The M-NCPPC occupies approximately one quarter of the Gateway Arts Center, in which we feature a gallery, a contemporary craft showcase, and an arts classroom. The art gallery is approximately 1,300 square feet. It has high, open ceilings, track lighting, and pristine white walls.

JUROR

F. Lennox Campello is one of the Mid Atlantic’s best known arts personalities. Educated in art at the University of Washington School of Art, Campello is a widely published freelance art critic, a curator with more than one hundred exhibitions under his belt, an award winning artist, a radio and TV personality often heard on NPR, the Voice of America, and MHZ TV’s “ArtsMedia News”, a former and charter Associate Dealer for Sothebys.com, and one of the internet’s seminal visual arts bloggers. His Daily Campello Art News (dcartnews.blogspot.com) is one of the web’s earliest and most popular art blogs with nearly a million visitors a year. Campello is also the co-founder of the Fraser Galleries of Washington, DC and Bethesda, Maryland, which he co-owned for ten years until 2006.

ELIGIBILITY & SUBMISSION CRITERIA

This call-for-entries is open to all artists 18 years old or older who live, work, or have studios in the Gateway Arts District in Prince George’s County, that includes Mt. Rainier, Brentwood, North Brentwood, and Hyattsville, MD.

Due to space limitations and the high volume of traffic expected at the grand opening events, only 2-D and wall-mounted 3-D work will be considered.

WHAT TO SEND

Materials should be submitted by mail or delivered in person. We can not accept submissions via email. Please send:

A CD/DVD containing images and/or segments of audio/video, each no longer than five minutes in duration.

Artists may submit a maximum of 3 art works for consideration.

All works must be original (no reproductions.)

A printed list of the works submitted, with titles, media, and dimensions.

if you would like your materials returned, please include an SASE.

GUIDELINES FOR DIGITAL FILES

Effort will be made to review all submissions, regardless of format. However, applicants should be aware that incompatible files may cause submissions to be rejected. Applicants are encouraged to format files as described below.

All materials should be clearly labeled with the artist’s name.

Name each file according to the following format: “last name” underscore “document”. Example: jones_statement.pdf.

Please number each image file corresponding to the work sample list, the following format: Example: 01_jones_untitled.jpg.

Image files should not be larger than 1MB., and should be formatted as jpeg, tiff, or png.

Video and audio submissions may be submitted as a DVD, or on a CD and formatted as Quicktime, Windows Media, .wav, or .mpeg files, as appropriate.

Text files must be compatible with Microsoft Office 2003.

DELIVERY & INSTALLATION

Artists are responsible for transporting work to and from the gallery. Art work must be delivered ready to hang and appropriately presented. Art works that differ significantly from the images submitted for judging may be rejected. We invite you to deliver your work in person. If you need to ship the work, please call us to let us know what arrangements you have made.

The exhibition will be installed and dismantled by M-NCPPC staff unless the nature of the work requires special assistance.

SALES & INSURANCE

The M-NCPPC will retain a 25% commission on all art works sold during, or as a result of the exhibition. M-NCPPC will be responsible for the safekeeping of all consigned artworks while they are in the custody of the Brentwood Art Center or while being handled by authorized M-NCPPC staff, from the agreed delivery date through the agreed removal date.

Send Materials To:

Arts & Cultural Heritage Division, M-NCPPC

7833 Walker Dr. Suite 430

Greenbelt, MD 20770

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:

Phil Davis, Assistant Director, Gateway Arts Center

tel. 301-277-2863; tty. 301-446-6802; fax. 301-277-2865

phil.davis@pgparks.com

Liz Mears at BAGI Auction

>Elizabeth Ryland Mears is one of the Glass School’s favorite flameworkers. Working from her studio in the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA, Liz creates some of the most beautiful, evocative and lyrical sculptures.

Building upon a successful career in flat glass, which included teaching techniques in such places as the Smithsonian Institution, Liz began to focus exclusively on flameworking in 1993. She works with clear borosilicate glass and incorporates colored glass either as surface treatment or color inclusions. In addition, she utilizes sandblasting, kiln fired surface paints, and gold leaf to create depth in her pieces, which range from large sculptures to functional items.
Liz is part of the Illinois Wesleyen University exhibition of glass art “A Survey of Contemporary Flameworking 2010,” which features artwork by 17 artists from around the world, which runs through Feb. 4, 2010.

Liz Mears’ artwork will also be part of California’s Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI) auction, along with Mark Abildgaard, Larry Cazes, Paul Cunningham, John De Wit, Kathleen Elliot, Rudy Faulkner, Shaun Griffiths, Martin Janecky, Michael Janis, Susan Longini, Chris Moore, Mark Murai, Jay Musler, Jeff Owen, David Patchen, Marc Petrovic, Sabrina Knowles and Jenny Pohlman, Deva Priya, Richard Royal, Ethan Stern, Toland Sand, Chuck Savoie, Jon Scally, Jonathon Schmuck, Hiroshi Yamano and more.

The Bay Area Glass Institute’s (BAGI) Ninth Annual 2010 Great Glass Auction, will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2010 from 5:30-10:00 p.m., at the Fourth Street Summit Ballroom, in San Jose, California.The BAGI Annual Benefit supports emerging glass artists, students and public glass art education

Bay Area Glass Institute
401 East Taylor St, Suite 115, San Jose, CA 95112

PREVIEW: Friday, February 5, 2010 / 6:00-9:00 pm
Fourth Street Summit Ballroom, San Jose, CA
AUCTION: Saturday, February 6, 2010 | 5:30-10:00 pm

A highlight of the Auction evening will be the announcement of the prestigious Saxe Fellowship Award for outstanding craftsmanship and achievement in glass chosen in a juried competition.
The Saxe Fellowship jurors this year are: Maureen Littleton, director of the Washington D.C’s Maurine Littleton Gallery; Micaela Van Zwoll, founder and director of the San Francisco-based Micaela Gallery; and, world renowned collector Dorothy Saxe of San Francisco, CA.

For more info about the BAGI Auction, click HERE.

Click HERE for the Bay Area Glass Institute website.

James Renwick Alliance Distinguished Craft Artist Program

>The husband-wife artist team of Marc Petrovic and Kari Russell-Pool will be featured as the first JRA Distinguished Artist Program for 2010, with a day long demo on Saturday January 23 and a talk at the Smithsonian’s Grand Salon at the Rewnwick Gallery on Sunday, January 24.

Marc Petrovic top, Kari Russel-Poolbottom
Kari Russell-Pool and Marc Petrovic have been working as studio artists since their graduation from the Cleveland Institute of Art in, respectively, 1990, and 1991. Marc makes pieces that are predominantly glass but also contain wood and metal components. Kari is primarily a flame worker. She creates form from pattern with a technique she developed on her own. Although Marc and Kari strive to retain their individual work and approach, they have collaborated, to a greater or lesser extent, since college.

Kari Russell-Pool top , Marc Petrovic bottom

Each offers insight and suggestions on the other’s work. The collaboration between the two artists most often incorporates Marc’s blown birds into Kari’s structures. In an unusual approach to flame working, Kari melts and pulls all her glass rods from the same glass furnace that Marc uses to sculpt his components. This allows for compatibility between the blown glass birds and the flame-worked structures. Flame workers seldom use soft glass in large-scale work. This glass does not take the stress of torch work well but does allow a greater range of color variation as well as the unique ability to be fused with furnace-blown components.

Both have taught at the Penland School of Crafts and The Studio at Corning, and have conducted numerous workshops both at home and abroad.

The James Renwick Alliance will host the two artists in a demo on Saturday, Jan. 23rd from 10 am to 3 pm, held at our sister school location, DC Glassworks. The cost is $55 payable to the James Renwick Alliance. Click HERE for more info about the demo and tickets from the JRA.

Click HERE for more info about the James Renwick Alliance.

Click HERE for info about the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery calendar of events (scroll down for talk details).

Glass Studio Intern Position Available

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Intern Sought: A terrific opportunity to work with and learn from one of the leading area glass art studios!

Intern position is open at the Washington Glass School & Studio. We have been in operation for 8 ½ years, and have grown into one of the largest warm class studios on the country. We offer classes in a variety of unusual techniques in glass and metal; we work on many large scale public sculptures and have many internationally known artists working out of this studio.

We are seeking a motivated someone to help out 2 days during the (M-F) week. This is a great opportunity to get free classes and learn the basics of glass casting/fusing and running a large scale art studio. The studio and school is a very busy place – the ideal candidate would be able to come by one or two days a week and can help with the studio coordination, cleaning and office work.

In exchange we offer the chance to become a member of an award winning team, to learn some of the cutting edge techniques……to grow as an artist. It’s a chance to get the experience for work/exchange rather than paying for it.



If interested, please call Tim Tate at 202-744-8222.

Artist Studio Space available in Rockville’s VisArts Center

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VisArts at Rockville announces the availability of two studios for Resident Artists, beginning January, 2010. Currently, VisArts houses twelve artists working with a variety of media. To continue this commitment to professional artists, VisArts is searching for exceptional artists that are interested in pursuing their creative process, while interacting with the public. The range of media will include, but not be limited to: acrylic and watercolor painting, wood, ceramics, photography, sculpture, jewelry, glass, mixed media, fiber, and media arts.

Each studio is 188 square feet or more. Studio rents are $15.00 per square foot on an annual basis. Additional charges include: utilities, janitorial and common area maintenance; insurance and marketing fees. All terms of the lease will be given at the time of acceptance. VisArts reserves the right to change prices and any other conditions by sending written notice prior to the period in which the changes would go into effect. The artist-in-residence studios are intended both for making art and the sale of works by the resident artists. VisArts takes no commission from the artists’ work sold in the studios.

VisArts offers all juried artists paid teaching opportunities at VisArts with community partnerships, its highly successful summer arts camp program, its mentorship program for High School students, and exhibition-related programming.

A panel of jurors will evaluate applications and work samples. VisArts’ juried artists’ status and all its benefits are valid for a term of three years from the date of jury selection.

Facts about VisArts:

VisArts at Rockville is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization located in Rockville, MD, with a mission to develop a passion for the visual arts, foster creative activity, and expand artistic knowledge through exemplary education, exhibition, and community outreach programs serving children and adults.

VisArts is a 28,000 square foot building, adjoining the Rockville Town Square, containing:*A retail shop on the ground floor;*3 exhibition galleries;*Children’s discovery center;*Artists-in-Residence studios;*2500 square-foot event/conference room;*Classroom studios offering workshops in: glass, wood, printmaking, drawing and painting, photography and the digital arts.

Location *New Town Center, Rockville Maryland www.rockvillemd.gov for the webcam

*City-suburban location on the Metro Red line, accessible by bus and car as well.

*Surrounded by a regional public library, restaurants and retail shops.

For more information:

Stacy Sklaver, President, Art Matters

301-424-5565

ssklaver@artmatters.us

Blue Spiral Gallery

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Tim Tate artwork in forground, L-R ‘The Conflict of Archimedes’, ‘Contentment Can’t Escape Me’, ‘Red Devil Bowl’.

NEW X Threeopened this weekend at Asheville, NC’s beautiful Blue Spiral 1 Gallery in Asheville, NC to a great crowd. There was a lot of interest and excitement at Blue Spiral’s introduction of their newest artists represented, and (happily) a number of sales!

Tim Tate artwork L-R: ‘My Love Life Thus Far’, ‘She Was Often Gripped With The Desire To Be Elsewhere’. Michael Janis artwork L-R: tarot ‘The Sun’, ‘Death’, ‘The High Priestess’, ‘The Moon’.

Michael Janis artwork L-R: tarot ‘Wheel Of Fortune’, ‘The Hangman’, ‘The Tower’.


The show runs until March 21, 2010
Blue Spiral 1 Gallery 38 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Washington Glass School Artist in CMOG’s New Glass Review 31!

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Since 1979, the Corning Museum of Glass has published its annual New Glass Review, which documents new work in glass art, architecture, craft, and design. New Glass Review is the only peer-reviewed journal in the field of contemporary glass.

Each year, artists around the world submit images of their recent work to the Museum. This year an international jury selected artwork submitted from 888 artists from over 43 countries – making a total of over 2,500 submissions for consideration. The jury included Jon Clark, Professor, Tyler School of Art; Rosa Barovier Mentasti, art historian, curator and critic, Venice, Italy; Zesty Meyers, owner, R20th Century, New York, and Tina Oldknow, Curator of Modern Glass, Corning Museum.



As of the time of publishing this post, some of the artists included in this years review are: Sara Gilbert, Bernd Kniel, Kait Rhoads, Masahiro Sasaki, Nancy Weisser, Jeff Zimmer and myself, Michael Janis. I am honored to be selected again this year for inclusion in the publication, due out in May, 2010.

National Capitol Art Glass Guild

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The NCAGG is a great organization in the DMV (District, Maryland, Virginia). The NCAGG is group of artists of all glass types who come together to share ideas and have fun. The organization welcomes as members any who have an interest in glass art. In April 2010, there will be a huge NCAGG exhibition of member work at the Glenview Mansion.

For more information about the NCAGG, click HERE.

Black Rock Arts Center: Personal Armor

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Black Rock Arts Center has a great new show opening -

ostensibly about aprons – but it’s really about artistic process, the breaking of stereotypes, recycling, and imaginative handling of new materials. Washington Glass School artists Nancy Donnelly and Jessica Beels are featured in the exhibition.



Personal Armor: Artists’ Concepts of Aprons

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 through Friday, Jan 29, 2010


Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday 10 am – 2 p
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Artist Reception Saturday, Jan 09, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Free Admission

Black Rock is located at 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD.