Splash: Attitude & Process @ Brentwood Arts Exchange Reception Nov 11

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Attitudes are catalysts for new processes, and re-envisioned ways of making. To use any material, or even to make work that is ethereal, arises from widely varied practices, but always embodies the artist’s attitude about creating. Furthermore, to act with style and intention in creating articulates and shares the position of the artist. Pushing the boundaries of art informs not only making art but also seeing it. 

Michael Janis: "A Light Touch In Passing" Fused and Cast Glass with glass powder imagery and steel frame, 23" x 36"

Michael Janis: “A Light Touch In Passing” Fused and Cast Glass with glass powder imagery and steel frame, 23″ x 36″

Splash: Attitude and Process
November 6 – December 30, 2017
Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD 20722

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 5-8 pm

On view: November 6 – December 31, 2017

Featuring works by: Maryamm Abdullah, James Coley, Felicia Cowser, Lindsay D’Andelet, Elliott Hamilton, Tom Hill, Paul Hrusa, Michael Janis, Khadija Khaalis, Aselin Lands, Rashad Muhammad, Sarah O’Donoghue, John Paradiso, Jose Piedra, Mary Celestine Ranney-Howes, Federico Ruiz, Tina Silverman, Ronnie Spiewak, Kim Thorpe and Acquaetta Williams.

Juried by Ginevra Shay – an artist and curator living and working in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the Artistic Director of The Contemporary Museum, and curator of Rose Arcade, founder of the Current Space Community Darkroom and Photo Program, and was recently artist and curator in-residence at Gallery Four. She has worked with a number of private collections and Baltimore institutions, including The Jewish Museum of Maryland and The Afro-American Newspaper, to aid with research and assist with digital archiving processes. She has exhibited her own work at Present Company (NYC), LVL3 (Chicago), Rock512Devil (Baltimore), The Finnish Museum of Photography (Finland), Notre Dame University (Maryland), John Hansard Gallery (United Kingdom), Galleri Vasli Souza (Sweden), and Flying Object (Mass). Her work and publications are in the libraries of Yale University Art Gallery Library, The International Center for Photography, Indie Photobook Library, Houston Center for Photography, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Ginevra has lectured widely at The Maryland Film Festival, The Queens Museum, Oakland Museum, National College Art Association Conference, the Society for Photographic Education National Conference, and American Philosophical Society. She has been a visiting artist at Rutgers, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Towson University. In 2013, she selected as “30 Creative Minds Under 30” by Maryland Art Place.

Lenny Campello’s “How To Survive As An Artist Seminar”

Throughout the year, the Brentwood Arts Exchange offers classes and workshops of interest to artists. On September 30, from 2-4:30 pm, as part of the center’s Professional Development Series, the Brentwood Arts Exchange will be once again hosting the “Bootcamp for Artists” seminar at no cost to the artists.

paintball.mona_lisaBOOTCAMP FOR ARTISTS

Date and Time: Saturday, September 30, 2017, 2 – 4:30 pm

Hosted by noted artist/author/art critic extraordinaire, F. Lennox Campello, this free seminar is suitable for all visual artists interested in taking their career to the next level.   

Ever wonder how to maximize the attention your work gets from the press, galleries, and museum curators? How to present your work in a professional manner and save money in the process? How to tap into grants, awards, and residences? How to approach a gallery? Then this seminar is for you! Space is limited. 

Cost: Free

Location: Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD 20722

Contact: 301-277-2863

Call for Artists of The Gateway Arts District!

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Phil Davis, Director of the Brentwood Arts Exchange has sent a note about the exhibition about the Gateway Arts District that they’re helping to put together at Prince George’s Community College. The exhibit “Creative Corridor” is open to any artist who lives, works, or otherwise makes art in the Gateway Arts District.

Below are the details:

CALL FOR ENTRIES
Creative Corridor: Artists of the Gateway Arts District
Marlborough Gallery, Prince George’s Community College

DEADLINE TO APPLY: December 3, 2016

EXHIBITION DATES: January 19 – February 23, 2017

CREATIVE CORRIDOR
The Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District is a nationally recognized initiative that is unique in its focus on artists and their work, with a handful of organizations serving to support nearly 150 professional artists who maintain studios in the Arts District. It is unlike any other area in the Capital region, and anchors sustainable community building along the Route 1 corridor by maintaining its creativity. Creative Corridor at the Prince George’s Community College Marlborough Gallery showcases the important role the Gateway Arts District plays as a cultural hub for the region, as well as the diversity of the work created in it.

ELIGIBILITY
Creative Corridor is open to artists who live, work, or study, or make art in the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District. Artists must be at least 18 years of age. Artworks should be no more than 60 inches in any dimension, and must have been completed within the past two years. We cannot support time-based or interactive works in this exhibition.

JURORS
Thomas Berault
Professor of Art, Prince George’s Community College
Phil Davis
Director, Brentwood Art Exchange

EXHIBITION TIMELINE
• December 3 – Deadline to apply
• December 10 – Artists notified
• January 7, 9, 10, 11 – Artists drop off work at Brentwood Arts Exchange
• January 19, 2017 – Exhibition Opens to the public
• February 9 – Opening reception, 7-9 pm.
• February 23 – Exhibition closes at 12 noon.
• March 1-5 – Artists pick up artwork at the Brentwood Arts Exchange.

APPLICATION
Artists may submit up to three artworks for consideration
By Email to gatewayartshow@gmail.com. Email applications must be received by midnight on Saturday, December 3.
On a CD delivered to the Brentwood Arts Exchange attn: Creative Corridor. Applications on CD must be received by 4 pm on Saturday, December 3. Each application should include:
• Images of up to 3 artworks to be considered.
• Artists submitting images of three-dimensional artwork may include up to two images of each artwork as details or alternate views of the artworks included in the application.
• A list of works/images that includes titles, media, size, and dates created.
• Image files should be submitted in jpeg format and no larger than 2MB.
• (Optional) An artist’s statement relevant to the artwork submitted.
• (Optional) An SASE for the return of CDs. CDs will not be returned unless an SASE with adequate postage is provided.
• Artists submitting works on CD are strongly encouraged to write their name and email address on the CD.

APPLICATION ADDRESSES
Email
gateawayartshow@gmail.com
Mail/Hand Delivery
Attn: Phil Davis
Brentwood Arts Exchange
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact: gatewayartshow@gmail.com

Brentwood Arts Center Showcases Glass & Clay: Other Worlds

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Curator Jennifer Lindsay Brings together two sculptors, Laurel Lukaszewski (ceramics) and Joseph A. Corcoran (glass) to create site-­specific installations for the Brentwood Arts Exchange. Using collaborative installations as a way to intensify the viewer’s immersion in a transformative or revelatory experience, Lindsay will juxtapose works by both artists, from miniature to monumental, illuminating each artist’s individual responses to materials, nature, culture, and the environment.

The Exhibition will also highlight the durable influences of global traditions, and of the early twentieth century’s radical movements in art and design, on contemporary art and craft, and in the works on view.

Other Worlds of Imagination and Wonder

Two-person show with new work by Laurel Lukaszewski and Joe Corcoran, curated by Jennifer Lindsay
Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD 20722
September 6 – November 12, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 5 – 8 p.m.

“Unmapped” @ Brentwood Arts Exchange

"Unmapped" exhibit at Brentwood Arts Exchange features work by Ellyn Weiss, Pat Goslee and Sally Resnik Rockriver. January 12 - February 28, 2015

“Unmapped” exhibit at Brentwood Arts Exchange features work by Ellyn Weiss, Pat Goslee and Sally Resnik Rockriver. January 12 – February 28, 2015

Artists Pat Goslee, Ellyn Weiss, and Sally Resnik Rockriver each use art as a method of discovery, responding to forms and materials and then exploring their qualities as method of expression. Whether it’s finding the balance in giving up control to a chemical reaction, investigating material properties, or the conscious act of constructing energetic movement through paint, all three artists make provocative statements about the ways that meaning is created through the interaction of process with form. The Brentwood Arts Exchange presents an exhibition of the three artists works titled “Unmapped” which runs January 12 – February 28, 2015.

The three distinguished artists in the show each work in a variety of mediums. Pat Goslee works with layer upon layer of del­i­cately painted forms and color on can­vas and on gesso board. Ellyn Weiss works in a wide variety of media; one recent solo show was composed of paintings made entirely of tar. Much of her recent work is encaustic – wax with oil pigment. Sally Resnick Rockriver works primarily in glass – generating chemical reactions in blown glass and ceramics to create new forms. 

 

Sally Resnick Rockriver

Sally Resnick Rockriver

Sally Resnick Rockriver’s glass sculpture is intriguing. She mixes ceramic glazes with hot glass, where the glazes fuse, melt, and crystallize, creating a thermal reactivity. 

Ms Rockriver’s sculpture introduces or allows for rough edges, chance arrangements and a clash of smooth and rough surfaces. By employing the peculiar materials and their specific properties, she moves glass away from the traditional studio glass aesthetic. In careful but surprising ways, she molds incongruous materials, often making their formal properties almost contradictions of themselves. Geometry seems to disintegrate away from the formalizations of precision in a whimsical and disarming manner.

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Sally Resnick Rockriver “Thermal Quake” 40 inches wide

Sally Rockriver said of her invented geology: “The works in UNMAPPED deal with mapping new geologies of unfound planets. I have always thought that my processes could exist on other planets. I generate chemical reactions by combining ceramic materials with hot glass. The release of gases causes an expansion of self- blown spheres. I imagine this event could occur on a glass lake while salts and silica are falling from the sky. Recently NASA discovered a planet that that has an atmospheric glass rain. In this exhibit, works refer to thermal storms and tectonic quakes on Planet Azure and the specimens we might find there. Kiln bricks are the remains of architecture from a past civilization that did not survive the hot glass rains. In this fantasy, crystallized glass growths overtake the destruction from a traumatic event.”

The uncanny materiality of each of the artist’s works play off each other in this exhibit, where each artist invites us to open up to things we don’t know, to things that aren’t written out first then repeated as art, and to where our paradigms don’t fit – in other words, areas Unmapped.

UNMAPPED

 January 12 – February 28, 2015, Opening Reception Saturday, January 17, 5-8 pm

Brentwood Arts Exchange

3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD 20722

Brentwood Arts Exchange Seeks Visual Arts Program Facilitator

Prince Georges County Brentwood Arts Exchange has sent out a notice about an job opening that they seek someone to fill. It’s a job working out of their main office putting together a bunch of the small exhibition and visual arts programs that they do around the county. Art handling skills are a big part of it. The right person should also have the right attitude to be able to take initiative within a complex institution.brentwood.art.xchange

Job Posting: Visual Arts Program Facilitator, Arts Seasonal/Intermittent Position

The Visual Arts Program Facilitator position is a part-time position, up to 30 hours per week, as needed, for the Arts and Cultural Heritage Division of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County.  This position develops approximately 20 exhibitions per year highlighting artists who live, work or study in Prince George’s County for public Parks and Recreation sites.  The work also includes managing the Department’s art collection, as well as providing Visual Arts programs and services for the professional development of artists and to enhance cultural education and recreation opportunities for the general community.  Candidates need to have a strong background in the visual arts, public programming and/or exhibition development.  Candidates should also have the following skills: strong knowledge of art handling and installation techniques, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, excellent communication and customer service, writing and editing, marketing, and promotion. Basic knowledge in the Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.  Experience leading or administering arts education programs is a plus. The job holder should be able to lift and move up to 25 lbs unassisted. Please see the application link below for more about the position, and http://arts.pgparks.com/Home.htm for more about the Arts and Cultural Heritage Division.

How to Apply

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Kirsten Hein, Countywide Arts Coordinator, at kirsten.hein@pgparks.com, and apply online athttp://bit.ly/1vG8vO9 for the position of “Arts Seasonal/Intermittent Positions – PG55555S.”  You must apply by both email and the website application.  Position is open until filled.  Posted on 12/31/14.

Job Opening at Brentwood Arts Exchange

Brentwood_arts.exchangeThe Brentwood Arts Exchange is seeking a motivated individual who is passionate about the arts for a part time position as a Marketing Assistant. Job duties include but are not limited to the following:

· Write content for a variety of publicity materials.

· Draft e-newsletters in Constant Contact.

· Maintain content on various digital platforms and social media.

· Research and facilitate advertising purchases.

· Provide customer service in person and over the phone including retail sales and class registrations.

· Perform routine office functions.

· Assist with installation exhibitions, including basic wall patching.

· Maintain the cleanliness of all areas of the facility.

The Marketing Assistant is a part-time entry-level position with no experience required that will be scheduled to work approximately 2-3 days per week. The position holder must be able to lift and move up to 25 lbs. and be available to work evenings and weekends. A successful candidate will be outgoing and self-motivated to learn about gallery operations through hands-on work. Positive qualities in consideration for this position include strong writing skills, the ability to relate to diverse audiences, and familiarity with contemporary art.

To apply, email a resume and a brief cover letter to Frannie Payne at FrannieD.Payne@pgparks.com

More info about the organization available at http://arts.pgparks.com. Brentwood Arts Exchange 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD 20722

Brentwood Arts Exchange Is Hiring

Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD  20722

Phil Davis – the Acting Director of the Brentwood Arts Exchange advises on the following opportunities at Gateway Arts Center: 

The Brentwood Arts Exchange is hiring for multiple positions including instructors, gallery assistants, and event staff  

Instructors

Deadline for proposals: August 10, 2013 (received in office)

Send to Frannie Payne, Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD 20722 or send to FrannieD.Payne@pgparks.com

The Brentwood Arts Exchange is in need of experienced instructors to teach comic book making for teens, painting and drawing classes for teens and adults and are requesting proposals from individuals interested in teaching those subjects.  Classes should run for 4 or 6 weeks, and to be held in the afternoon (for teens) or evening hours (for adults).  Include a class outline and a materials list in your proposal.

We’re always interested in hearing good ideas.  If you would like to send a proposal on other art related classes and have experience teaching, we will accept those as well. 

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Gallery Assistant

Deadline to apply: August 4, 2013 (received in office)

Send a resume and a brief cover letter to Frannie Payne, Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD 20722 or send to FrannieD.Payne@pgparks.com

We are seeking a motivated individual who is passionate about the arts for a part time position as a Gallery Assistant.  Job duties include but are not limited to the following:

·         Providing customer service in person and over the phone including retail sales and class registrations

·         Distributing mail within the Gateway Arts Center

·         Routine office functions such as, copying, filing, data entry, and record keeping

·         Hosting at special events,

·         Assisting with installation of art exhibitions, including basic wall patching and painting, basic art handling and packaging.

·         Maintaining the cleanliness of all areas of the facility, set up and clean for classes and events

This is an entry-level position with no experience required.  The position holder must be able to lift and move up to 25 lbs. and be available to work evenings and weekends.  The successful candidate will be outgoing and self-motivated to learn about gallery operations through hands-on work performing the duties above.  Positive qualities in consideration for this position include the ability to communicate in Spanish, experience working in a retail environment, knowledge of craft media and techniques, and familiarity with the safe handling of art objects.

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Special Events Staff

Deadline to apply: Ongoing

Send a resume and a brief cover letter to Frannie Payne, Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD 20722 or send to FrannieD.Payne@pgparks.com

We are also seeking individuals interested in occasional work hosting special events and projects, including receptions, public lectures and third-party rentals.  Most events occur on evenings and weekends, and shifts are typically 3-6 hours.  Special events staff will assist with setting up, maintaining, and cleaning the gallery and classroom for events that include food and drinks.  Customer service – greeting and answering visitors’ questions, etc. – is an essential component of the job.  Special events staff will be on their feet throughout most of their work time, and should be able to lift and move up to 25lbs.

The Many Facets of Erwin Timmers

Like a finely cut diamond, there are many sides to our Mr. Timmers.

Come hear eco-glass artist Erwin Timmers discuss his work. Thoughtful and ingenious, Erwin’ sculpture calls attention to contemporary issues through a creative re-engineering of often-overlooked forms and concepts, often focusing on industrial salvage and recycling.

In the opinion of many, he’s also one of the “earliest” green artists on the planet.

Erwin Timmers’ cast recycled window glass sculpture at Brentwood Arts

Artist Talk:  Saturday, June 22, 2:00pm 
Brentwood Arts Exchangeexchanging ideas through art

located in the Gateway Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722
301-277-2863/ tty. 301-446-6802
email: pgp-brentwood-arts@pgparks.com

Erwin Timmers at Brentwood Arts Exchange "Front Window Gallery"

Erwin Timmers cast recycled glass artwork on view May 11 – June 29, 2013.

The Brentwood Arts Exchange presents its Front Window Featured Artist: eco-artist Erwin Timmers. 

 

Glass sculptor and Washington Glass School co-founder, Erwin Timmers’ colorful eco-friendly glass sculpture will be on display in the Brentwood Arts Exchange gallery’s Front Window Gallery from May 11 – June 29, 2013. Thoughtful and ingenious, Erwin’s sculpture calls attention to contemporary issues through a creative re-engineering of often-overlooked forms and concepts, often focusing on industrial salvage and recycling. Erwin is featured in various prominent collections and has received numerous commissions. His eco-artwork has been on display in Zenith Gallery, Fraser Gallery, and Bender Gallery in Asheville, NC.


Reception: Sat., May 11, 2013, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Artist Talk: June 22, at 2:00pm


Brentwood Arts Exchange Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday: 10am-7pm

Saturday: 10am-4pm


Brentwood Arts Exchange in Gateway Arts Center is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue Brentwood, MD.


Contact the gallery at 301-277-2863 or tty. 301-446-6802, via email at pgp-brentwood-arts@pgparks.com or visit them online at arts.pgparks.com.