Art Enables – Outsider Art Inside the Beltway

Ward 5 Panel Artist Talk

Wednesday, July 17, 6-8pm 

Join Lavinia Wohlfarth (DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Commissioner for Ward 5 and gallerist behind Wohlfarth Galleries in Brookland) as she discusses the history of art in the Brookland section of Washington, DC,  as well as a variety of grant opportunities available for artists across the city.

Lavinia will answer your questions regarding the city’s grant application process for artists as well as the showing, selling, and promoting of your artwork.

Free and open to the public – RSVP to


Off-Rhode Studio at Art Enables Gallery

2204 Rhode Island Avenue, NE

Washington, DC 20018

Working in the Studio – Commissioned Artwork for Healthcare Facility Lobby

The Washington Glass Studio is working on a commissioned artwork for Kaiser Permanente’s new Largo Medical Center. Audrey Wilson has been a busy girl – chopping up glass components for the art. We will post photos of the finished work.

Colorful glass being readied for a commissioned work to be installed in the lobby of Kaiser Permanente’s updated state-of-the-art multi-specialty facility in Largo, MD.

GlassWeekend 2013 June 7- 9 at WheatonArts

Since 1985, GlassWeekend has brought together the world’s leading glass artists, collectors, galleries, and museum curators for a three-day weekend of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on glassmaking, artists, demonstrations and social events. GlassWeekend ’13, on June 7, 8 & 9, promises to be among the very best, with many new activities designed to be fun, inspiring, and informative. Demos by guest artists Beth Lipman, Davide Salvadore and Hiroshi Yamana are reason enough to make a great show, but combined with Judith Schaechter as the keynote speaker… makes this a not-to-miss event!

Davide Salvadore

GlassWeekend is held at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, home of the Creative Glass Center of America (CGCA) and the Museum of American Glass. 

Everlast Blown by Slate Grove, sculpted and fabricated glass, stainless steel and laces

The weekend begins with a preview reception of the gallery exhibition on Friday evening, continues with a reception in the Museum of American Glass and dinner on Saturday evening and culminates with a private demonstration on Sunday morning by the guest demonstrating artists. The 30th Anniversary Exhibition “Wheaton Glass: The Art of the Fellowship”.

Vanessa Cutler’s work in Creative Glass Center Alumni Biennial Exhibit.

In between, participants have the option of attending slide presentations from the guest artists and CGCA Fellowship artists; panels and breakout sessions with contemporary glass artists, museum curators, gallery owners and collectors; and participate in a FunRaising auction that directly benefits the CGCA Fellowship Program and the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) educational efforts. At GlassWeekend ‘13 highlights the work of young and talented artists. GlassWeekend ‘13 Rising Stars are sponsored by contemporary glass groups from around the country. This year’s artists:

Dean Allison

Amber Cowan

Michael Crowder

Andrew Erdos

Slate Grove

Benjamin Johnson

Carmen Lozar 

Harry Pollitt

For a list of galleries showing at Wheaton GlassWeekend, click HERE

WheatonArts 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, NJ 08332

Come for the Renwick Symposium, Stay For The Glass!


The Smithsonian Renwick Gallery hosts a symposium held in conjunction with the exhibition 40 under 40: Craft Futures. November 8 and 9, 2012.
This free symposium is open to the public, and no registration is required.This symposium will examine craft’s increasingly urgent role within contemporary American culture.
Coinciding with the fortieth anniversary of the Renwick Gallery as the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s branch museum for contemporary craft and decorative arts, this program seeks to broaden the dialogue surrounding craft’s recent histories, and to articulate rapid changes to the field since the beginning of the current century. Research presented by both senior and emerging scholars will complicate our understanding of modern craft as a response to mass culture, and probe the evolution of the field beyond the studio movement. Themes include: the politics of craft within the museum, new directions in technology and education, craft at war, converging practices in craft and contemporary art, changing aesthetics, craft’s role in industry, and the burgeoning DIY movement. For more information on the symposium – click HERE to jump to the Smithsonian website.

Symposium: Nation Building: Craft and Contemporary American Culture McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington,DC. – November 8 and 9, 2012 Hey Folks…. If you are coming to DC to participate in the Renwick Craft Symposium with Nicholas Bell on the 8th and 9th of November, we’d love to meet you! Many of you are staying over the weekend, so please join us for donuts and coffee at a Meet and Greet at the Washington Glass School. This is the studio where Tim Tate, Michael Janis and Erwin Timmers and other studio artists work from and is ground zero for the Glass Secessionism movement. We are a 15 minute drive from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Let us know if you need a ride. We can pick folks up and drop them back. There is also tons of parking right in front of the glass studio. We would love to see you there!
What: Meet and Greet for Symposium attendees and friends.
Where: The Washington Glass School 3700 Otis St. Mt. Rainier, Md. 20817 202-744-8222 When: Saturday, November 10th from 10am to 12 noon.