Washington Glass School Open House and Gateway Arts District Tour Saturday!

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This Saturday, May 13th, from Noon til 5, Washington Glass School will be part of the Gateway Arts District Open Studios! Above is a teaser collage of glass artwork now on exhibit! Over 100 participating studios, galleries, and other cultural venues offering a behind-the-scenes look into the area’s workshops and creative places – with an After-Party at Gateway Arts Center!

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.

Gateway Arts & Brentwood Arts Exchange Gallery Events

>Gateway Arts Center and The Brentwood Arts Exchange feature a number of WGS artists in shows opening this weekend.



WGS’ photographic dynamic duo of Alison & Pete Duvall are each featured in the “The Sky’s the Limit, the 2011 Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition“, presenting art in all media that incorporate photographic techniques. Juried by Michael Platt, the exhibition features purchase prizes by the Prince George’s Ars Councial and The M-NCPPC Prince George’s Department of Parks and Recreation.

Arrow of Potential, Robert Kincheloe 2011; cast and torchworked borosilicate glass


Robert Kincheloe - our head of the lampworking department – will be the first artist showcased in the Brentwood Arts Exchange’s new ‘Feature Artist’ program. Rob will be presenting many of his cast borosilicate glass artworks. His work will be exhibited in the Crafts Showroom area.



Opening Reception:

Saturday, September 10, 5-8pm

Exhibition Continues:

September 5 – October 31



Brentwood Arts Exchange @ Gateway Arts Center

3901 Rhode Island Avenue

Brentwood, MD 20722

301.277.2863

Upstairs @ the 39th Street Gallery

WGS artist Debra Ruzinsky, and ceramic artist Novie Trump are two of the of the artists curated by Phil Davis for the 39th Street Gallery show ” Trade. An art exhibition based on exchange portfolios.”

Joan Belmar, Serena Perrone, Debra Ruzinsky, Justin Strom, Jon Swindler, Laura G. Thorne, Novie Trump, and Tom Wolff.



“Trade” is exchange; it means “commerce” and “profession.” The exhibition Trade at the 39th Street Gallery intends to be all of those things. It’s about working in the arts, meant to be transparent about placing the gallery and the Gateway CDC are at the center of all the things galleries do: supporting artists, building relationships, creating discourse, and yes, funding the continuation of those efforts. Based on the concept of an exchange portfolio and curated by Phil Davis, Trade brings together eight artists to each create a new edition of 12 artworks. Every artist will receive one work by each other artist, becoming one another’s collectors and inevitably also one another’s promoters. The remaining four works in each edition are available for sale – all at the same price of $250. It’s a rare opportunity to collect work by established artists at such an affordable level. Proceeds go directly to the artists and also benefit the Gateway CDC, which in turn supports arts programming in the 39th Street Gallery as well as work to continue developing the Gateway Arts District.

September 10 – October 29, 2011.

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10. 5:00 – 8:00pm

39th Street Gallery

www.39thstreetgallery.org

Gallery Hours:

7pm – 9pm Thursday – Friday

12pm – 4pm Saturdays

Tom Wolff @ 39th Street Gallery

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The artist reception for photographer Thomas Wolff’s show of new works is this weekend at the 39th Street Gallery at the Gateway Arts Center. His show, titled: CENSUS: A PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY includes portraits of the Gateway Arts District artists, business owners and citizens.

Tom has said of his portraits: “I always like the idea of an almost life sized image of the subject for close scrutiny and finally for the love of their humanity. I almost always come away from my portrait sessions with gratitude and affection for the subjects. They are my collaborators, my co-conspirators. I leave exhausted and dry-mouthed from talking so much; like a one night stand.”

Tom Wolff studied painting at the Art Institute of Boston and Arts Students League in New York, and studied photography at Geo. Washington University and Photoworks at Glen Echo Park. Thomas is a freelance photographer; and adjunct professor at Shepherd College (now university), Shepherdstown, W.Va. 1988-89 and at Photoworks Glen Echo Park 1977-2005. His work has been published in Washington Post Magazine, House & Garden, Garden Design, Smithsonian, Audubon, and New York Times Magazine/Sophisticated Traveler.

Kyle Boozer-Strother & Margaret Boozer

CENSUS: A PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY

39th Street Gallery
Gateway Arts Center, Level 2
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722
Sept 9 – Oct 29, 2010
Artist Reception: September 18, 5-8 pm

Click HERE to jump to Tom’s website.

Boot Camp for Artists – Free Artist Development Seminar

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Noted art critic, art dealer and tireless promoter of the arts – F Lennox (Lenny) Campello hosts a free seminar on how an artist can move to the next level that is sponsored by the Gateway Arts Center this coming April 10, from 1 – 5 pm. Called Boot Camp for Artists – it addresses topics on maximizing the attention your work gets from the press, galleries, and museum curators. The program is free, but space is limited.

For more info on the seminar, contact John Paradiso at the Gateway CDC (John@Gateway-cdc.org – 301-864-3860 x3).

The talk is followed by a closing reception for the exhibition of “Artists of the Gateway Arts District” – the inaugural art show for the beautiful new gallery that is part of the Gateway Arts Center.

The reception will be from 5:00 – 8:00pm, Saturday, April 10, 2010.

Gateway Arts Center

3901 Rhode Island Ave.

Brentwood, MD 20722

Artist of The Gateway Arts District Inaugurates Arts Center

>The brand spanking new Gateway Arts Center Gallery opens with a show that features area artists. Juried by art critic and expert of the local arts scene, F Lennox Campello, the exhibition will have two receptions – one for both the Arts Center Grand Opening and the ‘Artists of The Gateway Arts District’ and one at the closing of the exhibition. The grand opening marks years of effort to get the center running.

* Opening Reception and Center Grand Opening: March 19, 2010. The ribbon cutting ceremony will start at 3 pm. The Open House will follow until 8 pm.

RSVP by March 15 by calling 301.864.3860, ext 3.

* To celebrate the exhibition in its own right, there will be a closing reception on April 10, 2010, from 5 pm til 8 pm. Artists juried into the show include:


Alan Binstock,Alison Duvall,Cheryl Edwards,David Korte,Ed Burck, Ellen Baer, Ellen Weiss, Erwin Timmers,JJ McCracken,Joseph Hicks, John Paradiso,Jonathan Kellog,Kate Hardy,Katie Dell Kaufman,Kim Peterson, Kyan Bishop, Laurie Breen,Leila Holtsman, Lindsay Sherman,Margaret Boozer,Michael Janis,Pete Duvall,Sarah Wegner,Shahin Shikaliyev,Tim Tate,Tom Hill,Valerie Theberge




M-NCPPC Gateway Arts Center

3901 Rhode Island Ave.

Brentwood, MD 20722

tel. 301-277-2863