Bill Taylor

We just heard from Michael Winger that Bill Taylor died.  Bill Was Sy Gresser’s teacher, and it’s mean a lot for us to get to see the progression of work from one generation to the next.  From Bill, to Sy, to Michael.  It’s been a rare and unusual gift.  I finally was able to really see the connection between Sy and Bill at their recent UMUC show which we posted here.  This is a tremendous loss for the DC area art scene.  I hear their show may remain up for a few extra days, so I highly suggest you see it while you can.

For some more background about Bill and Sy, please read this article at the City Paper.  I was so pleased to see them write this artist’s profile.

Art Law!

Join attorney John D. Mason for a discussion of legal issues artists face–from copyright and trademark to contracts on December 12th, 1pm at the artdc Gallery. Questions are welcome.

Mr. Mason is a Washington DC/Maryland based art, entertainment, and intellectual property attorney. His practice focuses on copyright and trademark matters, litigation, contracts, and commercial matters. He works with artists, writers and creative people and companies to protect and exploit their work and is also a literary agent. He is on the Advisory Board of the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington and the Board of Director of Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts. The website for his firm, The Intellectual Property Group, PLLC, is and his e-mail is

Find the schedule of events for a Day of art, music, and creativity here.

Patron’s Exhibit / Art Fair

The artdc Gallery gives back to supporting artists with a patrons’ exhibit.

HYATTSVILLE, MD (December 3, 2009) – The artdc Gallery will feature a Patron Members’ Exhibition from December 6, 2009, to January 3, 2010. A reception, open studio, and cash-and-carry event, titled “Cool Yule Arty Party,” will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2009, from noon to 6 p.m.  The doors open at 11am!

The gallery is located at The Lustine Center, 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, Maryland 20781. Gallery visits are by appointment.

“This is a great way to give back to the patron members who support artdc’s discussion forum and other projects,” said gallery director and artist Jesse Cohen. “You’ll see an amazing variety of work in a broad range of mediums. If you’re looking to build your collection–or start one–this show brings together talented established and emerging artists in the metro DC area who offer unique, top-quality work at recession-friendly prices.”

On the same day, the “Cool Yule Arty Party” will also feature performances by 4 bands and a Legal Lecture by John Mason, and the amazing work from a fine group of local vendors selling their hand made Fine Art and Holiday Craft Items.  The group is diverse ranging from DC Conspiracy graphic novelists to artists, and stunning crafters.  Come support your local art scene and economy.  Works in the Art Fair and Patron’s show are commission free.
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