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

Gateway Open Studio Tours – Saturday May 14th!!

Map of Gateway Open Studio Tours 2016

Map of Gateway Open Studio Tours 2016

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The 12th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour in the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District -home to one of the DC metro area’s most innovative and creative artist community – opens this Saturday, May 14th, 2016, from 12-5 p.m. Later – from 5-8pm, the Gateway Arts Center will host an After Party and an Opening Reception at the 39th Street Gallery.

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Veta Carney, “Coyote”, glass, mixed media

Gateway Arts District artists, studios and galleries will open their doors to the public – with many studios featuring live demonstrations and performances.

Come to the Washington Glass School and Studio and see works by WGS artists: Erwin Timmers, Audrey Wilson, Michael Janis, Laurie Brown, John Henderson, Tim Tate, Diane Cabe, Veta Carney, Trish Kent and Debra Ruzinsky.

 

Who’s Got A Big Head?

Artists of Gateway Arts District are featured and celebrated along Route 1 near Washington, DC.

Artists of Gateway Arts District are featured and celebrated along Route 1 near Washington, DC.

Some Washington Glass School artists have had their heads mounted to the gates flanking Route 1 to Washington, DC. A new chapter to “Game of Thrones”? Is Big Brother watching?… Maybe… But even better, its artists’ visages as billboards. 

WGS' Audrey Wilson (center) has become a DC area landmark.

WGS’ Audrey Wilson (center) has become a DC area landmark.

Art Lives Here” is an organization founded in Mount Rainier, MD, that seeks to partner the arts community with local businesses, two community development corporations, four cities, and Prince George’s County as a way to increase the regional visibility of the Gateway Arts District.

Glass artist Veta Carney (center) looks to the future of art.

Glass artist Veta Carney (center) looks to the future of art.

A new mixed use building with apartments, artist work space and retail space is being developed along U.S. Route 1 just outside of Washington, DC, to be called “Studio 3807″. The surrounding construction hoarding fence was wrapped with large photos of the artists that make up the Gateway Arts District. Executive Director of Joe’s Movement Emporium, Brooke Kidd, says “the Gateway Arts District is our artists; they are our best asset.”

Glass artist Diane Cabe's image overlooks the installation of the "Art Lives Here" fence wrap.

Glass artist Diane Cabe’s image overlooks the installation of the “Art Lives Here” fence wrap.

Local photographers Marketa Ebert, Charles Steck, Evan Wilder, Krista Schyler and Valerie Phillips took photos of artists that live and work in the Gateway Arts District.

Next time you travel to Washington, DC along Rhode Island Avenue, rest assured that the Glass School artists are keeping an eye on you!

WGS Co-Director Michael Janis (center) adopts his tough guy pose.

WGS Co-Director Michael Janis (center) adopts his tough guy pose.

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Washington Glass School’s 13th Anniversary Open House & Bar Mitzvah!

13 years old already! Time to become an adult…..and have one great party! erwin.timmers.clusterx.recycled_glass.bottle.ledCome on by…lots of music, food…and most of all..great art! See works by wonderful artists like Michael Janis, Erwin Timmers, Sean Hennessey and Tim Tate..plus others!
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Thanks to all who have supported us for so many years! Please stop on by just to say hi, see wonderful glass and join us in this celebration!

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The adjacent artists studios here in the Gateway Arts District are part of the Open Studio Tour – make a day of it!

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Where: Washington Glass School
3700 Otis St.
Mt. Rainier, Md 20712
202-744-8222

When: Saturday, May 10th from noon to 5pm.

Curate Maryland Comes To Gateway Arts District

Register Now!

Curate Maryland — Gateway Arts District
Saturday, November 16, 2013

11am — 3pm

Prince George’s County, Maryland

Emerging Arts Advocates, an initiative of Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA), bring you the second installment of …  

Curate Maryland 

 a new series of “on the ground” experiences designed to highlight and promote the arts in cities and towns from across the state of Maryland. 

Each Curate Maryland event will spotlight a selection of one town’s local arts organizations while also fostering dialogue about issues that concern arts advocates at all levels of governance. In essence, Curate Maryland is a site specific celebration, one city or town at a time, by arts lovers from around the state (think pub crawl for arts advocacy).    

On Saturday, November 16th,
 come spend some time in the

Gateway Arts District

 and connect to the corridor’s rich cultural offerings and people. The following organizations potentially will participate:

Joe’s Movement Emporium

Red Dirt Studios

Flux Studios

Washington Glass Studio

Art Works Studio School 

Gateway Art Center with visits to
Prince George’s African American Museum
Brentwood Art Exchange

39th Street Gallery and Studios

and then

ezStorage Studios

 

There will also be a boxed lunch with networking and dialogue.

Why You Should “Curate

Bring a friend and come enjoy the company of other Marylanders as we “day trip” to explore the Gateway Arts District in Prince George’s Co., together. Follow your sense of adventure and curiosity about the art and people in another part of the state!  Curate MD allows for regional exchange, celebration of the arts and dialogue. We can learn from what other artists, arts enthusiasts and arts professionals are doing. We can take best practices, new contacts and inspirations back home! 

How to register! 

There is a $10 registration fee which includes lunch! Go to our Curate Maryland page for registration instructions HERE.

  * Let us know about any dietary restrictions or preferences.

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!

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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