Get Ready for Art-O-Matic!

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Ok – attention all artists, art-wannabes, artistically inclined, and art collectors! The huge (non-juried) DC area art festival is getting ready to get into gear:

Artomatic 10th anniversary: Capitol Riverfront, May 29-July 5

Prepare to celebrate Artomatic’s 10th anniversary: The trademark, one-of-a-kind multimedia arts event will be at Half Street’s 55 M Street, S.E., in Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood.

10th logoArtomatic 2009 will be held May 29 to July 5. Admission to Artomatic is always free for visitors.

Registration will begin in March and will be open to all artists — including painters, photographers, sculptors, graphic designers, musicians, poets, actors and dancers. Artomatic is an unjuried event, so all artists are welcome, from professionals to beginners.

To be notified of the date when registration will open or to stay up on other Artomatic news, sign up to receive ArtoNews, the Artomatic newsletter, on this web site.

Oh, The Humanity!

>Eco-Artist Erwin Timmers is working on a commissioned artwork glass panel. The cast glass panel is made from recycled glass and will incorporate many, many faces cast into the sheet of glass. As such, Erwin has been hitting the junk shops, looking for discarded toys to utilized their heads to create the form molds.
Erwin has been spending the better part of the day chopping little heads off little plastic bodies.

Ok, does anyone else find these little decapitated plastic bodies disturbing?


No? How about when the little heads had a liquid core, and the green blood started spurting out?

Who is not moved at the sight of these sad eyes staring at you?

Suffolk Museum showing Nancy Donnelly

>Details of Nancy Donnelly’s upcoming show at Suffolk Museum is online -
website: Art of Glass 2 ( scroll across to ‘affiliates – Suffolk Museum’)

Personal Armor: Artists’ Look at Aprons
Suffolk Museum – 118 Bosley Avenue, Suffolk, VA 23434
May 2nd – June 12th, 2009 – 10-5 Tuesday – Saturday, Sunday 1-5

Personal Armor will feature artists from across the country interpreting Aprons and will include Judith Conway, award wining internationally exhibited warm glass artist of Vitrum Glass Studio and Gallery in Maryland. Ms. Conway will create new work for the exhibit . We will also feature Nancy Donnellly, an emerging glass artist and a member of the Washington Glass School. She most recently exhibited her pate de verre sculptural work from her dress series at “Artomatic” and will continue this series and present 3 new sculptures from this exhibit.

Looking forward to this show!

Open Studio at the Glass School

>What do you do once you learn some of the techniques in a class? Once you know the basics, you can practise your craft by taking the Washington Glass School’s open studio! Open Studio gives each student the opportunity to work independently in a world class studio.
Tuition includes a kiln firing per session, clear base glass and colored scrap glass, use of studio tools.

Nancy Kronstadt works on creating a glass table top.

Manifest Hope DC exhibition

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Manifest Hope: DC is an art exhibition produced by EMG (Evolutionary Media Group) and Shepard Fairey’s OBEY group.

Art plays a pivotal role in creating cultural momentum. The MANIFEST HOPE: DC Gallery celebrates that role and shines a spotlight on artists who use their voices to amplify and motivate the grassroots movement that carried President-Elect Barack Obama to victory. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Duke Ellington School In Washington, DC.

The MANIFEST HOPE: DC Gallery will be open to the public in Washington, DC for the days preceding the Presidential Inauguration, Saturday, January 17th, 2009 through Monday, January 19th, 2009 between the hours of 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Irvine Contemporary is the Washington, DC gallery manager. For more info on Manifest Hope, click here for the website.

MANIFEST HOPE: DC January 17th-19th, 2009 10:00am – 6:00pm

Exhibition space: 3333 M Street NW, Washington DC 20007

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: (partial list) Aaron Foster Aaron Axelrod Aaron Allen Aaron and Ayumi Piland Amy Martin Andrew Bannecker Andy Powell Bask Billi Kid Billy Colbert Blue Lucy BOOKS IIII Brian McCarty Charlie Becker Chris Stain Chris Pastras Cody Hudson Damon Locks Dan Woehrle Dan Monick Dan Funderburgh David Choe Deroy Peraza Eddie El MAC Estevan Oriol Felix Jackson Jr. Frederic Terral Gary Baseman George Vlosich Ginger Che Guillermo Bert Herb Williams House Industries HVW8 James Widener Jason Hardy Jason Dietrick JK5 Jon Wippich Jovi Schnell Julie Adler Justin Kleiner Justin Hampton Justin Kemerling “Justin Demo” Fines Karen Wippich Katherine Kendall Kelly Towles Kelly Ording Kenji Hirata Kwaku Alston Larissa Marantz Luba Lukova Lukas Ketner Margaret Coble Mark Jenkins Matt Kleiner Maya Hayuk Mel Kadel Michael Cuffe Mike Murphy Mike Jacob Mike Perry Munk One Nick Dewar Paul Roden & Valerie Lueth Rafael Lopez Ray Noland Regan Rosburg Ron English Sage Vaughn Sam Flores Sarah Hoskins Scot LeFavor Scott Hansen Shel Starkman Sol Sender Tanya M Rodrigo Tatyanna Fazlalizadeh Tes One Tim Conlon Tim Tate Tina Rodas Tom Slaughter Travis Millard Tristan Eaton Van Taylor Monroe Will Barras Yvonne Boogaerts