Coming Soon – Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour!

Mark it down! On May 11, 2013, from Noon til 5:00 pm, make plans to spend some time at the Washington Glass School.

Gateway Arts District  presents its 9th Annual Open Studio Tours  – one of the best events in the greater Washington, D.C., metro area!

This event showcases the many professional artists representing nearly every visual arts medium. You’ll have access to art galleries, studios, cultural centers and performing spaces throughout the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District (a vibrant cultural scene spanning Mount Rainier, Brentwood, North Brentwood and Hyattsville).

Gateway Arts District starts along the Eastern Ave border to DC.

The event is free and open to the public. Close to 140 individual artists will participate to make an exceptional event.Come to the Washington Glass School in the part of Gateway known as “Artists on the Tracks” and see the works of the Glass School artists and next door Flux and Red Dirt Studios.

This year’s tour features a guided shuttle bus tour of select studios, live performances at Joe’s Movement Emporium, and an exhibition opening at the 39th Street Gallery. 

Washington Glass School

Open Studio

Saturday, May 11, 2013

3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

Washington Glass School Open Studio / Holiday Sale

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Come out of the cold to where its warm (glass)!

The Washington Glass School invites you to our Holiday Open House, Saturday, December 15th, 2012, opening around Noon, through 5:00pm on Saturday. 

Works by superstar artist Tim Tate will be available.

The artists and instructors of the glass school will be exhibiting artworks. From the small child to the serious art collector, the Washington Glass School Holiday Open House has something for everyone’s taste.

Beautiful works by Syl Mathis will be on exhibit and for sale!
Get yourself a Sean Hennessey – his work is hot, hot, hot!
Metal artist Chris Shea will be there with his stunning forged iron work.

We invite the community to and experience a unique DC area arts venue. Adjacent studios – Red Dirt and Flux Studios will also be open – a great chance to see whats going on in the Gateway Arts District!

Check out Nancy Donnelly‘s colorful artwork.

Also – this might be your last chance to get glass before the end of the Mayan Calendar. – the perfect gift since “Glass is Forever”.

Holiday Open House & Sale
Saturday, December 15, 2012, from Noon til 5 pm.
Washington Glass School
3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

Washington Glass School Open Studio Saturday, May 12, 2012

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 The 8th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour takes place this coming Saturday, May 12, 2012, from Noon til 5:00 PM. 17 Venues – 70 Studios will be open – come on in and have a look at one of the DC areas most exciting arts scenes!  

Washington Glass School will be participating – check out the artworks by Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers, Michael Janis, Robert Kincheloe, Nancy Donnelly, Mick Coughlan and more!

Flux Studios will be open – see what Novie Trump, Laurel Lukaszewski, Jessica Beels and others have been working on!


Stop by next door at Red Dirt Studios – the ceramics by Margaret Boozer, JJ McCracken, Siobhan Rigg and more!

Check out Erwin Timmers’ newest glass sculptures made from recycled glass!


The Gateway Arts District is just over the DC/MD border of Eastern Avenue, along Route One.


Click HERE to jump to the Gateway Open Studio website.

Get On the Bus! Call for Bus Public Art

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ROUTE 1 RIDE ANNOUNCES

JURIED PUBLIC ART COMPETITION

Call for Emerging and Established Artists and Designers to Create

Route 1 Mobile Public Artwork

Route 1 Ride Collaborative has announced a call for artists and designers to develop an original work of art. The winning design will be showcased as a bus wrap highlighting the many arts, cultural and entertainment amenities along the Route 1 Corridor, and increase ridership as a way to visit and explore Route 1.

The wrap design, which will be highlighted on TheBus: Route 17, should inspire Route 1 communities from Mt.Rainier to College Park and highlight the unique charms of living, working, and playing in Prince George’s County’s Route One Corridor communities.


In connection with Prince George’s County DPW&T, The Route 1 Ride Collaborative is seeking proposals for original, two-dimensional designs that will be wrapped on the Route 1 Ride buses. One design will be selected to be featured on three buses for a period of at least three years, beginning in the Spring of 2012.

The three selected finalist artist/s / designer/s will receive a $500.00 honorarium for their designs. The final selected artist/s / designer/s receive a $3,000.00 honorarium for their design. The project is generously sponsored by The Route 1 Ride Collaborative and its Municipal members in celebration of the role that the arts play in the Gateway Arts District and the revitalization of Prince George’s County.


Emerging and established artists and designers are encouraged to submit an application. The deadline for submission is Friday, March 2, 2012.


Contact:

Stuart Eisenberg

Call for Artist Coordinator

(301) 683-8267

eisenberg@hyattsvillecdc.org


Alex Hirtle

Route 1 Ride Collaborative Coordinator

301-952-3170

ajhirtle@co.pg.md.us


For additional information on the Route 1 Wrap Call for Artists or to download an application, please visit www.Route1Ride.com or www.hycdc.org.

Gateway Open Studio Tour

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WHY?

To Get to Gateway Art District’s Open Studio Tour!

Cross the Eastern Ave Border and check out the Gateway Arts District Open Studio tour!

click on image to jump to Gateway Arts Map pdf

The 7th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour

May 14th, 12-5pm in the Gateway Arts District. FREE!


Join the Washington Glass School and the other 70 Studios as they invite you to get “up close and personal”!
Free shuttle bus transportation is available along the Route 1 / Rhode Island Avenue corridor to help get you to all the venues on the tour. Or … drive, walk, bike or skip your way along this self guided tour. Maps and more information is available at www.GatewayOpenStudios.com

Big Ideas @ Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave.

Check out what’s on sale and what’s shaking at the Washington Glass School, then pop in at the adjacent Flux Studios ; Red Dirt Studio and the other studios “On-the-Tracks”. Also – down the street, at the Gateway Arts Center – there is a great show – Big Ideas – that features work by Ellen Weiss, Susan Finsen and Sondra Arkin. They are having artists talks at 2 & 4 pm.

Be A Chicken & Cross The Road!

See you Saturday!

Open Studio Tour
Saturday, May 14, 2011
12 Noon til 5 PM

Washington Glass School
3700 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD 20712

Gateway Open Studios Tour

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7th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour!

15 Venues. 70 Studios. 120 Artists.

Saturday, May 14th, 12-5pm in the Gateway Arts District of Prince George’s County, MD

Get up close and personal with legions of local artists in their studios and see the work of this intensely creative community

The Gateway Arts District will host their 7th Annual Open Studio Tour on Saturday, May 14 from 12 PM to 5 PM. Maps will direct visitors on a self-guided tour of the new

Gateway Arts Center

3901 Rhode Island Avenue

Brentwood, MD 20722

and over 70 art studios within a half-mile radius. Food carts at several locations; free parking.

Following the Tour is the After Party! The Gateway Arts Center will concurrently feature two exhibitions: “Big Ideas: Sondra N. Arkin, Ellyn Weiss, Susan Finsen” (artist talks at 2 PM and 4 PM), and “Body,” curated by Ledelle Moe (party/opening reception following the Open Studio Tour, from 5:30 PM to 8 PM)

Maps and more information available onsite, or at www.gatewaycdc.org.

Metro: West Hyattsville station (green line) is 1.5 miles from the Arts District (easy biking); Rhode Island Avenue station (red line), 3 miles

Seeking Artist Studio Space?

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Would you like to be part of a fun, dynamic group studio?

Flux Studios – adjacent to the Washington Glass School (near the Rhode Island/ Route 1 Eastern Ave border of the District) is now accepting applications for two studio spaces:

(one is available May 1, 2011- 10 x 16 ft- $400 a month; the other available June 1, 2011- 14 x 17 ft- $595 a month)

Flux Studios is a 3000 square foot arts space in the Gateway Arts District that houses the studios of six professional artists. Each individual studio has ten-foot ceilings, concrete floors and walls of finished drywall over plywood. The studio offers a friendly and collaborative atmosphere, 24 hour access, free on-site parking, a large flexible common area available to all members for projects, installations or teaching, an exhibition area with gallery lighting, a computer controlled studio kiln available for rent and a loading dock with garage doors.

If interested in applying, please contact Novie Trump at novie@novietrump.com

Click here to jump to the studio website: http://www.fluxstudiosdc.com/

Flux Studios 3708 Wells Avenue, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712

Daily Art Muse Blog On Artists of Gateway Arts District

>The author of the Daily Art Muse blog; Susan Lomuto writes about some of the DC area artists and studios involved in her upcoming internship. Susan is planning on writing about her experience working with different artists within various media.

Tim Tate and Laurel Lukaszweski share a laugh in Novie Trump’s studio

Says Susan of her initial visit to the studios:

“There is a gem tucked away in Mt. Rainier, MD, just a block away from Washington DC – a nondescript, unassuming building where art thrives, relationships flourish, learning is encouraged and life is enriched.
I was only with each of these artists a short time, but it was long enough to understand that they are cultivating an atmosphere of caring, support, friendship, community, humor and learning that helps them create magnificent art and shape extraordinary individuals. I can’t wait to be a part of it and share what I learn with you”


For the full blog posting – click HERE.

9th Anniversary Open House

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“Untitled” by Robert Kincheloe / photo by Anything Photographic
glass and steel 2010

Join the Washington Glass School as it celebrates its 9th Anniversary this coming Saturday with an Open House and Artwork Sale – art and craft from over 20 studio artists and instructors will be available.

Artists exhibiting include: Michael Janis, Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers, Syl Mathis, Robert Kincheloe, Jessica Beels, Nancy Donnelly, Sean Hennessey, Rania Hassan, Jennifer Lindstrom, David Pearcy, Anne Plant, Cheryl Derricotte, David Cook, Allegra Marquart, Chris Shea, Nancy Krondstat, Kirk Waldroff, Alison Sigethey, and more! Torchwork demonstrations, discounts on class registrations, music, food & fun!

The surrounding artist studios (Red Dirt Studio with Margaret Boozer, JJ McCracken; Flux Studios with Novie Trump, Laurel Lukaszewski; Sinel, Stewart, Weiss Studio; Bob Devers Studio; Nan Montgomery) will be participating in the huge event, along with the Gateway Arts District’s Mount Rainier Day events along Rhode Island Avenue.

Washington Glass School
9th Anniversary / Open Studio / Sale
3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712
202.744.8222
Noon til 6 pm, Saturday, May 15, 2010
Free and open to the public

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