Hillyer Call for Entry – Deadline May 12


Flesh & Bone: An Exhibition of Contemporary Figurative Work

Deadline: May 12, 2014

Juror: Judy Byron
Entry Fee: $20 for 3, $10 each additional

Flesh & Bone is a juried exhibition that examines contemporary figurative art. This is an all media exhibition that invites artists – local and regional (within 150 miles of Washington, DC) – to submit work for consideration that includes the human figure as its subject.

Exhibition Dates: July 1 – 26, 2014
Learn More & Apply Online: Click Here

image credit: Narciso Maisterra, Hillyer Art Space, March 2013

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Don’t Miss Camp David – Free Panel Discussions April 19 & 26

The Velocity of Autumn

Camp David
With just a few weeks left of its run, Camp David is selling out houses receiving standing ovations nightly. Audiences are responding not only to the performances of the stellar cast (Hallie Foote, Khaled Nabawy, Ron Rifkin and Richard Thomas), but also to the profound resonances of the play with today’s Middle East peace talks. Our audiences are invited to explore these connections further in two upcoming post-show conversations.

Negotiating Peace: Middle East Peace Talks Then and Now
Saturday, April 19, following the 2:00 p.m. performance

Join Hussein Ibish, Senior Fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine, Britt Manzo, program specialist on the Arab-Israeli team in the Center for the Middle East & Africa at the United States Institute of Peace, and Aaron David Miller, former US Middle East negotiator and author, to discuss how the Camp David Accords reverberate today and the issues facing the current Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

Front Page News: Covering History
Saturday, April 26, following the 2:00 p.m. performance

For 13 days, the press at Camp David was kept in the dark about the progress of negotiations. Join Deborah Amos, International Correspondent for NPR, Anita Dunn, former Communications Director for President Obama, Gerald Rafshoon, Communications Director for President Carter and Judy Woodruff, Co-Anchor and Managing Editor of PBS NewsHour, to discuss the symbiotic relationship between politics and the press.

Tickets for Camp David start at $55*.

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DC’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels; Friday, April 18 – Sunday, April 20

Check out this weekend’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels from CultureCapital, your link to the Arts in Metro DC.

FilmfestFilmfest DC
Various Locations.
Filmfest DC is back for its 28th year with an exciting new program of features, documentaries, and shorts representing the best in new cinema from around the globe.

36 Years36 Years on a Creative Journey
Zenith Gallery.
This exhibit features the painting, sculpture & mixed media art of Zenith Gallery Artists.


SpringArtsSpring Arts Preview
Various Locations.
Finally. Spring has arrived. Find a preview to theatre, dance, music, museum and gallery events in this CultureCapital.com Spring Arts Preview.

CultureCapital. Your Metro DC Arts Alliance for over 30 years.

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It’s TheatreWeek in the District!


This year, DC embarks on its first ever TheatreWeek with a broad range of theaters opening their doors for special tours and events April 14 through 20. Many are offering discounted tickets for that week and beyond. You can talk to actors after their performances, take a free improv class and you can even—wait for it—meet puppets!

TheatreWashington is the lead organization and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is a proud sponsor. TheatreWeek is another example of how the District is a cultural capital and a great place to live, work and play.

In fact, the District is one of the largest theater cities in the nation.

Boasting the second leading number of theater attendees in the country, Washington, DC is home to an amazing variety of theaters, with everything from Shakespeare to cutting-edge contemporary productions and Broadway-style musicals.

“People go to the theatre for any range of reasons,” said theatreWashington President & CEO Linda Levy. “They also don’t go for a range of reasons, often because they just don’t know how affordable, how accessible, how diverse, how compelling Washington theatre is. We’re trying to break down those barriers. Live theatre has something for everyone. It doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. And, chances are, there’s one fairly close by.”

A number of DCCAH grantees are participating in TheatreWeek: Arena Stage, The Kennedy Center, Constellation Theatre Company, Studio Theater, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Folger Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, GALA Hispanic Theatre, Young Playwright’s Theater, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

The Commission salutes the outstanding work of our local theatre artists, and encourages everyone to take advantage of TheatreWeek with a backstage tour, participating in a great workshop or seeing a great show!

For a complete listing of participating theatres and activities, visit: http://theatrewashington.org/node/16940/.

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Leica Store Gallery DC Call for Entries: “Beauty”

Leica Store Gallery DC announces a national call for entries for their May 2014 Juried Exhibition open to all Leica photographers, residing in the US, to capture their interpretations of ‘Beauty’.

“Beauty is truth, truth beauty…” – John Keats.

Our surrounding world is in a constant state of metamorphosis with everything in various phases of transition of growth and decay. The subjective nature by which beauty is determined enables a mere judgment of the eye to reveal its various forms. The attempt to define it is as old as man filled with moments of agreement and debate. At this time of rebirth let the renewal of life in the world spring you towards the wonder and discovery of your ideas of beauty. Allow your perceptions to lead you as you weave through and experience the world as a place filled with the traditional and unexpected variations of the concept that will ultimately draw you to shed light on your attractions and visually contribute to the conversation. What is your truth, your beauty?

Jurors Award: Jurors will select one winner of the exhibiting artists to be featured on Leica Store DC website, receive an Edition 100 D-Lux 6, and receive prominent display of their image on our Showcase Wall during the exhibition.

Two Honorable Mentions will also be selected to hang on our Showcase Wall.

Submission Guidelines for Juried Exhibition May 2014

Entry Requirements:

• All images must be made with a Leica Camera
• Photographer must reside in the USA
• A $30 Entry Fee (for up to three photographs). The photographs will be juried individually; please do not submit a ‘photographic series.’

All profits from the Entry Fees will be donated to Washington DC’s Critical Exposure, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (www.criticalexposure.org)

Critical Exposure trains youth to use photography and advocacy to make real change in their schools and communities. We’re creating a new generation of civic leaders who have:

• The tools to express themselves;
• The creativity to imagine new solutions to old problems;
• The belief that youth have the right and ability to fight for those solutions;
• The skills to hold communities and public officials accountable.

Through campaigns and visual storytelling, CE helps students raise their voices in conversations about education policies and build the public support and political will needed to address the issues they face.

Mark Godfrey- Freelance Photojournalist and former MAGNUM Photographer

Mark Godfrey is a freelance photojournalist and multi-media producer living in Arlington, Virginia. He worked for newspapers in Tucson, Houston and Topeka before covering the Vietnam War for the Associated Press and later LIFE Magazine. He was a member of the photographer’s cooperative, MAGNUM Photos from 1974 to 1982. He founded ARCHIVE Photos with Charles Harbutt, Joan Lifton and Mary Ellen Mark in 1983. He was Director of Photography at U. S. News & World Report from 1988 to 1997 and The Nature Conservancy’s photo director from 2003 to 2013.

Nik Apostolides- Associate Director, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Nik Apostolides is an arts manager, educator, and independent curator who lives and works in Washington, D.C. He is Associate Director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, where he conceived and curated an inter-disciplinary program series, Portraits After 5, and developed the best-selling Smithsonian iPad app, America’s Presidents. He teaches at George
Washington University, and serves on a number of nonprofit boards like React to Film, which leverages the best documentary filmmaking to promote social responsibility and spark civic engagement in schools and colleges across the country. He is a graduate of the Getty Museum Leadership Institute.

Philippa Hughes- Chief Creative Contrarian, Pink Line Project

Philippa P.B. Hughes created the Pink Line Project to inspire creative thinking in everyone, to build community and connectivity, and to open portals to art and culture for the culturally curious. Her vision for DC: to change the way people view DC, both residents and visitors. DC is more than just institutions and politics; it’s filled with amazing people doing amazingly creative things using art, technology, and good-old fashioned ingenuity. She has established a reputation for creating inventive and collaborative environments in which people who would not normally have the opportunity to interact with each other gather to experience art and culture in alternative and stimulating ways. She has been a leader in the creative and temporary use of vacant, urban space throughout the city. She left law practice to evangelize the power of art to transform lives.

Digital Image Preparation and Submission:
The first round of jurying will be viewing your digital files.

• Prepare your images so they are no longer than 1024 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI.
• Label each image as: LastName_001 (LastName_002, LastName_003 if you are submitting 3 images)
• Images must be e-mailed to exhibition@leica-store-dc.com
• Subject Line must say ‘Juried Exhibition Spring 2014’
• Please copy/paste and complete the following information for each image in to the body of the e-mail:
Photographer Name: Image File Name: Telephone Number: Address:

Camera Used: Lens Used:
Location of Photograph:

I, the undersigned, attest to the accuracy of the above information with regard to the image I am submitting to the 2014 Juried Exhibition for the Leica Store Gallery DC.

Signed: Photographer Full Name and Date

Pay the Entry Fee:
• Entry fee must be made by credit card to the store prior to the judging date, April 25th.
• Please contact us at (202) 787-5900 to arrange payment
• Nonpayment of Entry Fee will remove your photograph/s from judging
• Digital files will be reviewed and individuals will be notified if the jurors require prints for the final round of jurying

Print Request and Submission:
The second round of jurying will be viewing your prints. Only those notified for print requests are required to submit prints. The exhibition will be made up of the selection of prints from this pool.

Print Preparation:
• If your image is selected for the final review, you will be notified via email by April 28, 2014. From which point a print must be delivered to the store by close of business (7pm) May 9, 2014
• Paper size can be no larger than 16 x 20 and image size no larger than 18” on the longest side. The image must be printed on a matte photographic / fine art paper
• Please address the print to:

Leica Store Washington DC Spring 2014 Show
977 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20004

• Final images will be selected for the exhibition, matted and put in 16×20 frames
• The Leica Store Gallery will provide matting and framing for exhibiting images

Print Sales:
• All photographers will have the option of selling their print
• Pricing will be requested for all images selected for exhibition
• If you wish to sell a signed print, please sign the back of your image at the time your print is submitted for judging
• Gallery Sales will incur a 50/50 split (after taxes) between Artist and Gallery

Return of Images:
• Images selected for the final round of judging and images selected for the show will be available for pickup from gallery beginning August 17, 2014 and must be picked up from the store no later than August 24, 2014 for local artists
• Out of state artists must provide a pre-paid return shipping label included with their submission print
• Leica Store Washington DC will not assume responsibility for prints left after August 24, 2014

Important Dates:

No Later than April 25: Digital Files submitted to exhibition@leica-store-dc.com and Entry Fee paid.
April 26: Jurying to begin. Jurors will select images to request prints.
April 28: Request sent out to photographers for prints for final round of judging.
No later than May 9: Prints for final selection to be delivered to Leica Store Washington DC by notified photographers
May 10: Final Selections for show made May 17: Opening Exhibit ‘Beauty’
August 17: All images available for pickup from gallery or to be shipped back via pre-paid method submitted.

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Shiver @ Delicious Spectacle


April 25th – May 23rd, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, April 25th 7 – 10pm

Delicious Spectacle | 1366 Quincy St NW Washington, DC 20011


Alex + Amy Braden


Pamela Hadley









Shiver, an exhibit of Alex and Amy Braden and Pamela Hadley investigates the space between strong opposing poles.  The two installations range across the sensory spectrum demanding the viewer to not only interact, but to negotiate the psychic space they generate.  The artists provide opposite means of access as the Bradens’ demand action and Hadley requires communion.  Reconciling these disparities may cause an oscillation or shiver; the question that remains is whether this feeling is welcome or foreign.

The Bradens’ work: ‘Bottomless Mimosas’ is an exploration of the potential of an object and the lifecycle of material. They’ve taken sounds sampled exclusively from the emptying and destruction of a single aluminum can and used them to create the ambient landscape of the installation. In defining an object, we often refer to its form and function. Are the cans on the floor litter or are they an acoustic instrument waiting for shuffling feet to activate their potential sonic energy?  Does the appropriation of a sound redefine it, or is it simply a short stop along a song’s path to being forgotten?

Hadley’s work is highly informed by Immanuel Kant’s, Critique of Judgment. His concept of contemplation of the beautiful or sublime is, essentially, based on tension. We judge something as beautiful due to what he calls a vibration, which occurs in the mind as it attempts to reconcile opposing truths. The installation, Bound, investigates the personal and social significance of fire, by way of sublime contemplation. Tension provides stillness, leading viewers to an intimate relationship with the work which is simultaneously communal and private, affecting a sense of shared nostalgia.


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Jackson Art Center Spring 2014 Open Studios

Spring2014InviteD.C.’s Jackson Art Center to Host Spring Open Studios on April 26th and 27th

The artists of the Jackson Art Center host their semi-annual Open Studios, Sunday, April 27, 2014 from noon to 5 pm, with a special preview on Saturday, April 26 from 3:00 to 5:00pm!  Both days offer working art studios open to the public and children’s painting workshops.

On Sunday, guests can enjoy complimentary refreshments and live music while visiting the studios of more than 30 local artists who work in the 19th century Jackson School.  Throughout the day, Jackson artists will lead a workshop for children in painting in the styles of Picasso and Cy Twombly.

On Saturday, children age 9 and up are invited to a watercolor workshop while younger kids design and paint cards.  Select artists’ studios will be open for visiting Saturday.

Both days’ events are free and open to the public. No workshop registration is required.  The Jackson Art Center is located at 3050 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007, directly across from Montrose Park in Georgetown.

For more information, please check out our eventbrite invitation.  To view Jackson artists’ work visit: www.jacksonartcenter.com, like ‘The Jackson Art Center’ on Facebook, or follow @jacksonartists on twitter!

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Art Bank 2014 – Call to Artists

Art Bank 2014

Call to Artists: Art Bank 2014

The Commission is seeking two and three-dimensional works of art including prints, drawings, mixed media compositions, paintings, photographs, ceramics, and moveable sculptures. To expand the District’s collection further into new media forms of contemporary art, we strongly encourage video artists and other technological innovators to submit as well. Artists are also encouraged to submit works in series. Work within a series will be counted individually as part of the allowable maximum for portfolio submissions from individual artists (10 works) and galleries (20 works). Representational, conceptual, and abstract works will be equally considered. This call is open to all artists who reside or maintain studio space in the Washington, DC metropolitan area; including surrounding areas in Maryland and Virginia.

Each individual artist is allowed to submit up to 10 images for consideration and all artwork submitted must be available for purchase and review upon submission (see calendar for dates). Galleries are allowed to submit up to 20 images of any combination of two or more represented artists. Artwork must be created with archival materials and be no larger in size than 96″ in any direction. Weight shall not exceed 100 lbs.

Artist Eligibility:

This call is open to all artists who reside or maintain studio space in the Washington, DC metropolitan area; including surrounding areas in Maryland and Virginia. However, preference will be given to District residents. A separate application is available to Washington, DC galleries to submit on behalf of metropolitan area artists only. Both applications can be found at http://dcarts.slideroom.com


May 23rd, 2014 at 11:59PM Application deadline
June 11th, 2014 Panel review of submissions to select semi-finalists
June 13-17, 2014 Notifications to Artists
June 24th and 25th, 2-5PM Semi-finalists required to deliver selected artworks to DCCAH
June 26th and 27th Panel review of semi-finalist to make final selections
June 30th-July 3rd Notifications to Artists
July 7th -11th Artists required to retrieve works that are not selected

For more Information contact:

Zoma Wallace, Curator & Art Bank Coordinator
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
(202) 724-5613


Ron Humbertson, Art Collections Management Specialist

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Art Night – A Showcase of Student Art and Auction to benefit DC Public Schools


Art Night is a week-long showcase of artwork from students in DC Public Schools, culminating with an evening reception and auction featuring select pieces of student artwork.

This celebratory event will:

  • Bring together the arts community in Washington, DC to build awareness and support for arts initiatives in DCPS
  • Engage student artists and local artists to showcase talents to a wider community
  • Launch DC Ed Fund’s Arts & Humanities Fund to support arts programs in DCPS
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
7:00pm to 9:00pm
VIP Reception 6:00pm
May 6, 2014 to May 14, 2014
Tuesday through Friday,
12:00pm to 4:00pm

702 8th St NW, Washington, DC
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Art Night updates! Sign up here


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Featuring Opera Icon Denyce Graves and 30+ Resident Artists

Supported by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities 

“I want all gifted youth to have the same options afforded from world-class arts training program that I provided for my own daughter — who is a Juilliard graduate.

Tony Small, Founding Artistic Director

Washington, D.C. – Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW) is proud to announce its annual TAP CAMPS. These two camps are multidisciplinary arts programs featuring 30+ 2014 Arts Ambassadors include none other than renowned Opera diva and former Club Kid, Denyce Graves. TAP CAMP is held in partnership with DC Jazz Festival and hosted at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

The 3-week overnight multidisciplinary summer camp and 1 week jazz camp has become the best hidden secret and premier summer arts camp on the East Coast.  This year’s ambassadors include world-renowned opera diva Denyce Graves, The Joffrey Ballet residency, Ray Mercer from Lion King, Oscar Hawkins (Kirov Ballet/Cirque Du Soleil) and 30+ additional resident artists who will teach multidisciplinary classes from Opera to Hip Hop.  The icing on the cake is that the program will culminate with showcases and a Broadway style musical at the Kennedy Center accompanied by a professional chamber orchestra alongside the camp instrumentalists.

TAP is exponentially affordable for parents who cannot imagine paying the exorbitant fees from artistically comparable programs at Interlochen, Tanglewood, NYU or even the Berkley Jazz camp.  Thus, the founding principle for developing the TAP initiative was to introduce gifted yet underserved youth to the same world-class arts training provided at the nation’s top summer arts programs.

WHAT:            Open Registration for TAP CAMP 2014; 1st Registration

WHAT:            World Class Multidisciplinary Arts and Jazz Program

WHEN:            TAP DC JAZZ FESTIVAL CAMP July 7– July 12, 2014

                        TAP CAMP July 13 – August 1, 2014

WHO:              Youth ages 11 – 18    

WHERE:          Howard University, Washington, DC

APPLICATION/BROCHURE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT:  Email Damion @ Dparran@bgcgw.org   

Or download at:  http://www.bgcgw.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/TAP-Camp-Info.pdf





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