Nov 9 2014

Shootout at the DaDa Salon Reception

Who: artdc Gallery
What: Shootout at the DaDa Salon Reception
Where: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Web: www.artdc.com
Exhibition Dates: 11/9 – 12/7/14
Reception: Saturday, 11/15/14 7pm – 9:30
Twitter: https://twitter.com/artdc/status/531635092255670272
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/288531051357613/
Discuss: http://artdc.org/forum/index.php?topic=16914.0

DaDa Lid

SHOOTOUT AT THE DADA SALON brings together nine DC-area artists whose work defies expectations, taking the viewer on a winding journey. Surrealism? Dadaism? These local artists march to the beat of their own drummers. In these works, they redefine aesthetics as they so please, confront cultural mores, swallow them, digest them, and defy logic in works that stand in a universe of each artist’s own creation. This diverse collection of 2D and 3D works alludes to reality, but a reality that has been twisted and subjected to each artist’s will. Their unique voices help us reflect on the sometimes harsh realities of our physical world and our ability, through art and humor, to transcend them.

Artists:
Enrique Huaiquil
Emily Hoxworth
Frank Fishburne
Kelly Phebus
Rhett Rebold
Richard Schellenberg
Steven Dobbin
Roger Cutler

Websites:
www.emilyhoxworthart.com
www.eharts.com
www.stevendobbin.wordpress.com
www.505north.com


Oct 7 2014

Roger’s World

Who: artdc Gallery
What: Roger’s World; A Guest Curator Project.
Where: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Web: www.artdc.com
Exhibition dates: 10/5/14 – 11/8/14
Reception: Saturday, 10/11/14 7-9:30pm
Discuss: http://artdc.org/forum/index.php?topic=16890.0
Twitter: https://twitter.com/artdc/status/519662033323560960
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1694230524135966/
Guest Curator: Roger Cutler

Deconstruction #4 by Tom Petzwinkler
Deconstruction #4 By Tom Petzwinkler

Artists are rarely asked to observe themselves as an editor or curator would. They decide what makes successful work based on a limited set of parameters.  This month, guest curator Roger Cutler decided to take advantage of this fact and asked artists to showcase their work without providing them a theme or structure as one frequently finds in group shows.  By setting this “system” in motion the artists were faced with a decision regarding their work;  They had to decide what constituted acceptable work for them, both as stand alone artworks and as works that represent who and what they are as creators.

If you don’t know Roger Cutler, you may not be getting out in the art scene enough. Roger is an artist who surrounds himself with creative individuals. From building dinosaurs and structures out of wire to casting metal, he is about the process and the system of art and he loves to tinker with everything. His spirit reminds us of why we wanted to make art to begin with. This show is a collaborative vision of the creative and conceptual decision making process that all artists face. Simply put, the artist is now the curator, and these works are indicative of that idea. As a result, the show as a whole is representative of a curiosity and appreciation for setting a system in motion that brought together work that is at the same time disconnected yet fully connected by the the ideas that are made possible in few other places than Roger’s World.  With a special thanks to Thomas Petzwinkler for his curatorial insight.

Why Roger? Because we said so.

Artists:
Ed Bisese www.bisese.com
Elsabe Dixon  www.readingsilk.com – @ElsabeDixon
Jessica van Brakle www.jessicavanbrakle.com
Julia Bloom www.juliabloom.net
Kelly Carr www.kellycarrlastvision.wordpress.com – @kellycarr8888
Kest Schwartzman www.vagabondmetalworks.com
Michael Auger www.arty4ever.com – @Arty4ever
Michele Colburn www.michelecolburnart.artspan.com
Nikki Brugnoli
Pete Petrine – @petepetrine
Roger Cutler
Sarah Noble www.interplanetsarah.com – @intrplnetsarah
Thomas Petzwinkler www.tompetzphoto.com – @tpetzwin
Wayson R. Jones www.waysonjones.com – @waysonj


Sep 11 2014

Tag You’re It: Curate the Curator. Focus on the Figure!

Who: artdc Gallery
What: Tag You’re It: Curate the Curator. Focus on the Figure!
Where: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Web: www.artdc.com
Exhibition dates: 8/31/14 – 10/5/14
Festival: Saturday, 9/13/14 11am – 5pm
Reception: Saturday, 9/13/14 4pm – 6pm
Discuss: http://artdc.org/forum/index.php?topic=16846.0
Twitter: https://twitter.com/artdc/status/505457582920986624
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/282946888563809/
Exhibit director: Jackie Hoysted – jackiehoysted.com

TagYoureIt

Curiosity killed the cat or so they say. So what happens when the curator, a person who normally supervises an exhibit, relinquishes control to other curators with no guidance except to focus on a very broad genre of art: the figure. The result is the making of a curious curatorial mix of curators and artists that reflect what figurative work is being appreciated internally within the art community. The result is a fun, mini local survey of what is figurative art today.

Guest curators and participating artists include

Jessika Dene Tarr – jessikatarr.com
Jenny Walton – jennywaltonart.net
Joren Lindholm – jorenlindholm.com
Trevor Young – trevoryoung.net
Yar Koporulin – yarkoporulin.com
Katherine Knight – k2art.net
Megan McNitt – meganmcnitt.wix.com/paintingsdrawings
Jackie Greenbaum –

Curate the Curator is a project conceived by Jackie Hoysted – jackiehoysted.com

Our reception is in conjunction with the Hyattsville Art Festival: http://hyattsvilleartsfestival.com/
Join us at the gallery, then check out the festival!

 


Jul 27 2014

Death of Socrates

Who: artdc Gallery
What: Death of Socrates
Where: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Web: www.artdc.com
Exhibition dates: 7/27/14 – 8/31/14
Reception: Saturday, 8/2/14 7-9:30 p.m.
Discuss: http://artdc.org/forum/index.php?topic=16806.0
Twitter: https://twitter.com/artdc/status/493540442395648000
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/727106970668821/

TDOSinvWeb

Beginning at any point and continuing on infinitely into space, as each new line is created moving outward in any direction, a structure begins to form in the empty space an armature in which to construct our universe. The components of this network Michael Faraday called “lines-of-force,” an invisible electrically charged, tentacle-like network that spread invisibly through the earth’s matter and the space surrounding the earth. This network describes the rational natural law which is made visible through the artist’s grid. The exhibition is entitled The Death of Socrates which is taken from Jacques Louis David’s painting of Socrates’ death by hemlock. Painted during the Enlightenment (a rebirth of analytical thought) one can see the grid in the studies and faintly in David’s finished painting, the logical structure on which the painter and the subject created their worlds. Society now having a structure on which nature itself is built will look inward in an attempt to bring order to the ugliness of mankind. Through abstraction the Cubists, Futurists, and Suprematists attempted to bring form to the alogical psyche. Drawing transforms perception into naming, rendering into form, and it is in this naming that the artist and the spectator begin to know themselves and the world around them. The work displayed in this exhibition differs in style and conceptual content, points of overlap can be discerned in the graphic and a textual convention associated with line and grid, and conveys multiple perspectives on their use in contemporary art. The viewer is invited to enter this historical and conceptual dialogue with the work in an attempt to capture the multitude of vantage points with which interpretations can be made and a knowing can occur.

Guest Curator: Robert Long

Artists:
Chris Bransome
Paul Hrusa www.paulhrusa.com
Shanthi Chandrasekar www.shanthic.com
Teresa Sites www.teresasites.com
Jay Hendrick www.jayhendrick.com
Xavier McNellage www.xaviermcnellage.com
Robert Long www.robertlong.weebly.com


Jun 30 2014

Welcome to Wonderland

Who: artdc Gallery
What: Welcome to Wonderland: Rethinking Landscape
Where: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Web: www.artdc.com
Exhibition dates: 6/29/14 – 7/27/14
Reception: Wednesday 7/2/14, 7-9 p.m.
Discuss: artdc.org/forum/index.php?topic=16794.0
Twitter: twitter.com/artdc/status/483724531832745984
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/648029628605639/

Art by Pam Rogers "Peak to Peak Mica"

Art by Pam Rogers “Peak to Peak Mica”

“Welcome to Wonderland: Rethinking Landscape” is a juried exhibition, by curator Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, and guest juror Hilary-Morgan Watt, that explores abstract ideas about landscape and place.  The practice of depicting landscape is as old as the history of art itself.  Today’s artists working in abstraction and conceptual art continue to explore the relationship between art and landscape, vantage points, and distance, but with added complexities such as the meaning of exact GPS locale, urban design vs. natural scenery, and place within the vastness of the solar system.  The artists of “Welcome to Wonderland” explore life as much as they do landscape and abstraction in various 2D and 3D works.  The exhibition ” showcases abstraction, and abstract thought processes, in imaginary and impossible spatial relationships, nontraditional conceptual notions of home and place, and unconventional objects that tell the story of landscape and place.

Artists:

Chuck Rounds www.chuckrounds.com
David Terrar www.davidterrar.artspan.com
Denise Philipbar www.denisephilipbar.com
Elaine Cafritz www.elainecafritz.com
Frances Borchardt www.borchardtphotography.blogspot.com
Helen Louise C. Pettis

Julie Maynard  www.juliemaynard.com
Lauren Joseph www.laurenjoseph.net

Laurence Chandler www.laurencechandlerfineart.com
Pam Rogers www.pamrogersart.com
Robert Long www.robertlong.weebly.com

Shelley Marie www.shelleyleemarie.com
Tom Block www.tomblock.com
Travis Childers www.travischilders.com

Alex Keto www.alexketo.com


Jun 2 2014

Magnetism

Who: artdc Gallery
What: Magnetism
Where: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Webwww.artdc.com
Exhibition dates: 6/1/14 – 6/29/14
Reception: Saturday 6/7/14, 7-10 p.m.
Discusshttp://artdc.org/forum/index.php?topic=16754.0
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/events/257774301076140/
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/artdc/status/474013185867931649

Magnetism is an exhibition of Washington, DC-area artists from our previous 2014 small works open call show. We saw a connection between artists in that exhibit with bright color abstractions countered with monochromatic works bursting with energy.

We worked to define the connection between these works, and they are all exploding with energy and movement that made us ask, What is light? Light is electromagnetic energy. We made a bit of a leap and shortened the title to Magnetism as the show draws you in like a magnet to steel.

The show includes Mixed Media art, Paintings, Photography, and Sculpture.

Artists:
Lisa Rosenstein lisakrosenstein.com
Peter E Harper peharper.com
Teresa Sites teresasites.com
Matt MacIntire claystudio.org
Jennifer Pizzillo jennifer.pizzillo.com
Jennifer Droblyen droblyen.com
Kristen Deninno kristinedeninno.com
Robin Sutliff fleurafoto.com
Lina Alattar LinaAlattar.com
Roger Cutler


May 8 2014

16” x 16” Exhibition

Who: artdc Gallery
What: 16” x 16” Exhibition
Where: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Web: www.artdc.com
Exhibition dates: 5/4/14 to 6/1/14
Reception: Saturday 5/10/14 12-2pm (open till 5pm)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1406121799667537/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23artdc16x16
Discuss this exhibit: http://artdc.org/forum/index.php?topic=16536.0

Galleries by nature have to act as gate keepers to survive in our economy, which often means the opportunity to show is limited by the ability to sell.

To support our mission to develop creative community, we opened the floodgates and invited anyone interested to show work in our current small works exhibition.

The 16” x 16” exhibition is open call, and has a zero percent gallery commission. All sales are direct with the artist! We are excited to see work from students to emerging artists to established artists on the wall.

All works are 16 x 16 inches or smaller across many media — paintings, photography, mixed media and sculpture.

Come and buy some art direct from the artist!


Apr 8 2014

Abstract April

Who: artdc Gallery
What: Abstract April Reception
Where: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Web: www.artdc.com
Exhibition dates: 4/6/14 – 5/4/14
Reception: Saturday 7-10pm, 4/12/14
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/608236225911881/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/artdc/status/453712698111709185
Discuss this exhibit: http://artdc.org/forum/index.php?topic=16529.0

This month we’re excited to announce a group of abstract work from artists in our recent #WeTweetArt V2.0 show. The artists have assembled a solid group of works on canvas, paper, mixed media and sculpture across many styles, all in the abstract world. This opportunity allows us to continue our conversation about the DC-area art scene on social media. Tweet about this show using the hashtag #artdcAA .

Artists:
Jackie Hoysted
www.twitter.com/jackiehoysted

Alexandra Chiou
www.twitter.com/alexandrachiou

Elizabeth Williams
www.twitter.com/ewpaintings

Lina Alattar
www.twitter.com/alattar20

MP Brown
www.twitter.com/mpbrownartworks

Liliane Blom
www.twitter.com/lilianeblom

John Grunwell
www.twitter.com/JohnNGrunwell

Grayson Heck
www.twitter.com/Grayson_Heck

Jennifer Lillis
www.twitter.com/jlillis


Mar 13 2014

#WeTweetArt V2.0

Who: artdc Gallery
What#WeTweetArt V2.0
Where: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Web: www.artdc.com
Exhibition dates: 3/9/14 – 4/6/14
Reception: Saturday 3/22, 7-10 p.m.
(Live entertainment at the reception will include a TweetUP and the Improvisational DJ group Sassoon)
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/events/249158855256469/
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/artdc/status/444264278242390016
Discuss this exhibithttp://artdc.org/forum/index.php?topic=16514.0

In 2013 we let the world know Twitter is an amazing frontier for creative connections and artistic communication. We curated a list of Washington, DC-area artists. There was no limitation to medium or experience. This list represented a group of DC-area artists who are working to connect with the world. There’s a wide range of work and it’s all connected via geo-location and Twitter.

Why do this? More than half of the U.S. population has a smartphone. There are more than 645 million Twitter users. With these numbers, the potential for creative connections for artists at no cost is astounding. With the right energy, we can connect with millions of people.

We are excited to announce our second social media show — #WeTweetArt V2.0. Last year we met to celebrate the growing connection of artists and art lovers on social media, and we’re doing it again!

Via Twitter we invited artists to join us for a mass art installation in the artdc gallery. This exhibition was an open call for art for DC-area Twitter users. It represents just a tiny cross section of what’s out there. Find our Twitter activity here.

Our reception / TweetUp on March 22 will be an opportunity for a public face-to-face, to bring the life of our art and relationships on Twitter to social media at through live tweeting.

Artists will tweet images of their work in the show, on the night of the reception, which will act as a show catalog. When a patron attends the show, they can use their smartphone to look up an artist’s profile, find more about their work and potentially develop a relationship or buy a work of art. Meanwhile artists can comment and connect with other patrons face-to-face and on the Internet.

Artists:

@affirmartist
@akkleis
@alattar20
@alexandrachiou
@AmyBrowningArt
@amyjacksoncc
@aroblesgordon
@Arty4ever
@BahouLegrand
@bobcatarts
@chris_suspect
@dearsuburbia

@diggsontwitta
@DirikiG
@doublewideart
@DreamCollageArt
@emhox
@ewpaintings
@Grayson_Heck
@greenartSandraD
@greenmoonart
@Herchenroeder
@IntrplnetSarah
@jackiehoysted
@jamescampbell
@Jane4031
@Janelle711
@Jennyhermance
@jlillis
@JohnNGrunwell
@JoshuaMHoover
@kevinARTe
@lexartglass
@LilianeBlom
@Marydb
@melissa_glasser
@mpbrownartworks
@ndebeledolls
@Ni328
@OlivosARTstudio
@OMHT
@RicGarciaStudio
@sagepoeticart
@ShreyaSoni12
@StephanieKiah
@wunderaround

 


Feb 12 2014

Figure and Form Meet Abstraction

Who: artdc Gallery
What: Figure and Form Meet Abstraction
Where: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Web: www.artdc.com
Exhibition dates: 2/9/14 – 3/9/14
Reception: Saturday 7-10 pm, 2/22/14
Facebookwww.facebook.com/events/218552501683712/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/artdc/status/433773943116144641
Discuss this exhibitartdc.org/forum/index.php?topic=16485.0

This exhibit crosses a diverse range of artistic vehicles including painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and mixed media methodologies. This is an opportunity to connect with reclaimed film objects, studies in form, figure, installation art, and abstraction. The works interact and contrast each other with bright colors meeting earthy emotional textures.

Dobbin

Artists:
Alexandra Zealand
Bill Woodbridge
Caroline Battle
Cheryl Edwards
Claudia olivos
D. B. Stovall
David Carlson
Eileen Wold
Kim Reyes
Roy Utley
Sergio Olivos
Steven Dobbin
Sy Gresser
Winston W. Harris