Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Ink-N-Print 09 Small Works Show On View Now!


I'll be in the following show with some amazing artists. Please stop by and join us for the celebration.


1632 U Street, NW - Washington, DC 20009
p: 202.483.8600

Tacking Left Dec 09
Erwin Thamm's Tacking Left, 2009 (Silkscreen)

Ink-N-Print 09 Small Works Show
Curated by Helen Frederick
December 2 - 24

Opening Reception: Friday, December 4, 6:00PM-8:00PM

Internationally recognized print artist and founder of Pyramid Atlantic, Helen Frederick, has hand-selected more than thirty of the area's most accomplished print artists to present their unique works at affordable prices- just in time for the holiday season!

Prints are available both framed and unframed. In addition, various other printed cards will be available for sale.

s stunning collection will feature artworks by Caroline Battle, Graham Boyle, Meaghan Busch, Kannan Cangro, Rosemary Covey, Georgia Deal, Donald Depuydt, Helen Frederick, Jenny Freestone, Tai Hwa Goh, Amelia Hankin, Marty Ittner, Fleming Jeffries, Rebecca Katz, Ann Klopfenstein, Bridget Sue Lambert, Elaine Langerman, Moira McCauley, Lindsay McCulloch, Jake Muirhead, Johanna Mueller, Martha Oatway, Beverly Ress, Patrick Sargent, Gretchen Schermerhorn, Elzbieta Sikorska, Lynn Sures, Terry Svat, Erwin Thamm and Jenny Walton.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Friday 11:00AM-5:00PM, Saturday 11:00AM-3:00PM and by appointment

Declaration - Cyanotypye -7.5" x 11.5" -
copyright 2009 - Jenny Walton

Tension - Linoblock - 4" x 6"
2007 - Jenny Walton


About the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Farm Center:

The Gallery is a mission of Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts, a Washington, DC nonprofit organization grounded in the profound belief that each person has tremendous innate abilities to heal in the face of life's challenges, Smith Farm's mission is to develop and promote proven healing practices that explore physical, emotional, and mental resources that lead to life-affirming changes. Programs and exhibitions in the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery celebrate and stimulate the dynamic creative resources that contribute to health and wellness in each of us.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Artist Talks & Auction this weekend!

As we go into the end of the year and count all the stuff we're supposed to, I just wanted to say....thankfully this has been a very busy year in the studio. Below are 3 opportunities to check out the some of the results of all the hard work.

Sparkplug, the artist collective I belong to has a show up right now at DC Arts Center; our incredibly awesome sponsoring non-profit gallery and theatre, who I am eternally thankful to for such a great idea of sponsoring a collective in the first place! We will be discussing our new work and how working with a group of artists and curators influences our studio practices this coming Sunday.

District of Columbia Arts Center
Sparkplug presents: Findings
October 16th - November 15, 2009
Artist's Talk
Sunday, November 8 @ 3pm

2438 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Point of Contention 42" x 30" Monotype ©2009

My work has also been included in the Transformer Art Gallery benefit auction this year. Transformer is a really great non-profit gallery here in DC that fosters the careers of emerging artists and curators. Tickets are going fast!

Breakoff I 5" x 7" Monoprint ©2007
6th Annual
Silent Auction & Benefit Party
Transformer Gallery

November 7, 2009
7:00 – 10:00 pm
@The Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street NW Washington, DC
Contact info@transformergallery.org or 202.483.1102.

Tickets are close to selling out, so please contact Transformer staff ASAP to secure your participation in what has become one of the biggest Washington, DC art events of the year! Tickets will not be sold at the door. For a downloadable pdf of the artworks to be included in this year's Auction click here.

Check out the December Ink-n-Print show at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery. There is a great laundry list of local artists participating with small affordable works on paper. This show will definitely be worth checking out.

The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
Helen Frederick's Ink‐N‐Print 09: Small Works Show
December 2nd-24th, 2009
Artist's reception: Friday, December 4, 6‐8pm

1632 U Street, NW
Washington DC 20009

untitled 6" x 9" linoblock ©2009

I hope as we get ready to close 2009 you are able to count all the good things that happened and end the year with a smile, as I am.


Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Museums on Us®


This weekend is another Museums on Us weekend from Bank of America! link provided above.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Hickok Cole Art Night

I have to say that Hickok Cole and the Washington Project for the Arts crew (Lisa, Kristina, Adam and all) and Brooke (awesome curator extraordinaire) threw a great party last night with serious impact. It was a great event for the WPA and DC artists. As one of the featured artists, I truly thank you for the opportunity! Another great artist featured last night, Christian Tribastone agrees!

Monday, October 19, 2009


My solo show came down this evening. I want to thank all those that took the trek and went and saw it. I especially want to thank my friends Cory, Megan, and Brad for helping me pack it all up this evening and getting it back to the studio.

So what's next:

Sparkplug presents: Findings opened on Friday to a great crowd. It will be up at DCAC for the next month.

I will have a piece in the Transformer Art Auction on November 7th. Get your tickets now!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sparkplug Presents: Findings at DCAC

Opening this FRIDAY! Hope to see you there!

DC Arts Center

October 16 - November 15
Opening Reception: October 16, 7-9pm
Featuring work by Deborah Carroll Anzinger, Peter Gordon, Michael Matason, Lisa McCarty, Kathryn McDonnell, Karen Joan Topping and Jenny Walton

Curated by Lea-Ann Bigelow and Blair Murphy

DCAC's resident collective considers the artistic process as a mode of inquiry, a domain characterized by sustained research and vigorous experimentation, yet focused less on the production of definitive answers than on the discovery and negotiation of contradictory truths. While the exhibition demonstrates the diverse concerns and creative tactics of the nine Sparkplug members, it also reflects the purposeful development of Sparkplug as a collective over the group's first two years of working together.

Positing art as an ideal vehicle for navigating seemingly irreconcilable ideas and inspirations, and raising questions about the nature of new knowledge and the Artist's Work, FINDINGS brings themes cultivated during collective meetings and studio visits into the gallery space. In this way, the audience is invited to engage in active conversation with individual artists, and with Sparkplug as an organic and multifarious whole.

About Sparkplug
Currently composed of nine DC area artists and curators, the Sparkplug collective meets regularly to discuss their work, explore common concerns, grow their community and dream up creative engagements both in DC and around the world. Through its support of Sparkplug, DC Arts Center provides meeting space, legal and technical resources and exhibition opportunities to emerging artists, curators and arts writers without current gallery representation or institutional employ. Via a continuing dialogue encompassing the theoretical and the practical, the group's members share experiences, perspectives, preoccupations, challenges, and topics informing their ongoing artistic practice.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Lately, ink has been on my mind. This is a small example of that. The following drawings have been done in my studio in the last week.

ink on Yupo

Ink on paper

ink and watercolor on Yupo

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Shows, shows, and great luck!

I hope you are doing well!

Just a quick update on life from the studio, as it's still going pretty strong. I recently received great press for my solo show, Fluidity. You can check it out here -> No pain, no gain: Artist was inspired by illness. The show ends October 19th, catch it before its gone!

I will have several group shows coming up in October/November in the DC area as well. See in info below.


The Public Arts Trust of the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County presents
New works created at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
July 23 | October 19, 2009

Visions Exhibition Space
5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda
The Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
(located on the 1st floor outside the Cabin John Boardroom)

METRO ACCESSIBLE-2 blocks from White Flint station-Red Line.


Installation view of Black Creep

District of Columbia Arts Center
by Sparkplug
October 16th - November 15, 2009
Opening Reception October 16th 7-9pm

2438 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Transformer Gallery
6th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party
November 7, 2009
7:00 – 10:00 pm
@The Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street NW
Washington, DC

As Transformer's primary fundraising event, the Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party provides essential support for our dynamic, year-round, programming, exhibitions and services – and it's a great party! Tickets will be available for purchase beginning October 1, 2009. For more information about the 6th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party, please contact us at info@transformergallery.org or call 202.483.1102.

Call to Artists - Punch Gallery - Seattle, Washington

Punch Gallery - Seattle, Washington

PUNCH Gallery
International Juried Exhibition

December 4 - January 2, 2009

Deadline: October 19, 2009

PUNCH Gallery presents an international juried exhibition taking place December 2009. Located in the Pioneer Square area of downtown Seattle, PUNCH provides an excellent opportunity to gain exposure within the Northwest regional art scene.

Artists from any country may submit work in any medium. There is no limit to the number of entries. In addition to traditional 2-D and 3-D works, artists are encouraged to submit work in new media, video, sound, or installation. Complicated installation procedures may require the artist to assist with installation. Members of PUNCH are not eligible to enter.

The juror, Marisa C. Sánchez, will create an exhibition which presents a diverse range of media and concepts from around the world.

For more info, please see their website

Thursday, September 03, 2009

installation views of Fluidity

Originally uploaded by rennyren76
I've taken a few installation views of Fluidity. Please take a look and let me know what you think!

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Originally uploaded by rennyren76
This is one of the first large monotypes I completed. dimensions 42" x 30".

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Press on Fluidity

Article on Fluidity from the Gazette can be found below
No pain, no gain: Artist was inspired by illness

Friday, July 24, 2009

Solo show announcement!

Hello! It's been an incredibly busy summer so far. Lots of work in the studio thankfully means lots of shows! I want to let you know about my upcoming SOLO show (I'm incredibly excited about it!!!) and some really great places to see other new work. I also want to thank all those who assisted me in the studio, getting ready for shows, and your encouragement. It truly means the world to me! Jenny

The Public Arts Trust
of the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County presents


Monotypes by
Jenny Walton
New works created at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

July 23 | October 19, 2009
Opening Artist's Reception August 8, 2009 4-6pm

Light refreshments will be served

Visions Exhibition Space
5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda

The Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center (located on the 1st floor outside the Cabin John Boardroom)
DIRECTIONS: Traveling north on 355 from Bethesda, turn left onto Marinelli Road (across from White Flint Metro station). Take the next right onto Executive Blvd. and another right into the parking lot to the Conference Center. Approximately 2 blocks from White Flint Metro station on the Red Line. Paid parking is available at Conference Center.

District of Columbia Arts Center
1460 Wall Mountables 2009!
July 17 - August 30

2438 18th St. NW Washington, DC 20009
Gallery Hours at DCAC: Wed - Sun 2-7pm

Arlington Arts Center

Sparkplug: New Work
June 19 - August 22

3550 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22201
open to the general public Tuesday - Saturday from 11 am - 5 pm

USArts recently published a small tidbit on my work that was up at Artomatic. You can read it here

Friday, July 10, 2009

Hillyer Art Space Exhibitions: Call for artists for 2010 season

C a l l f o r A r t i s t s :
International Arts and Artists' Hillyer Art Space is currently accepting submittals until July 31st, 2009 for its regional artists series of exhibitions beginning January through December 2010.

*Artists must be currently living or working from the Mid Atlantic Region (MD, DE, WV, VA, & DC).
*Artists seeking a solo show at Hillyer must not have been featured in a solo show in DC area within the last 10 years.
*All work to be included in Hillyer Art Spaces shows must have been made in the last 5 years.

Submissions must include the following materials:
*A CD or DVD with up to 10 images, no larger than 5mb each, submitted on a disc as a high resolution 300 dpi JPEGs (do not use GIFs, TIFFs or other formats). Any additional images (over the limit of 10), or any images that do not conform to the guidelines outlined will not be accepted. You may also submit less than 10 images. Image Size - Images can be up to 1920 pixels on the longest side. Do not embed images into PowerPoint. If submitting video limit to 1 minute clips in file formats compatible with Quicktime.

*Label the CD-R with the artist's name, contact information and number of images. Images will be viewed on PCs, not Macs, so CD-Rs must be PC-readable, otherwise they are ineligible.

*File Labeling - Files must be titled with a number indicating the viewingorder, followed by the artist's last name. The numbers must correspond to the accompanying Image List. Use "0" (zero) in front of single digit numbers. Do not use more than 30 characters, and use only letters, numbers, and underscores. Example: 01_Jones; 02_Jones. If using Mac OS 8 or 9, include a ".jpg" extension at the end of each image title. Example: 01_Jones.jpg.

*A complete checklist of works containing the title, year, medium, and dimension of each work.

*Complete artist resume or CV.

*If submitting a group exhibitions proposal - Curatorial statement and artist roster with individual artists' resumes and slide lists for proposed group exhibitions must be submitted.

*Images should clearly depict the work shown.

*Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) with sufficient postage and large enough to accommodate your images and any protection for your images if you would like them returned. If SASE is not included in application, images will be discarded after review.

Please note that July 31st is the delivery date and not the postmark deadline. E-mail submissions will not be accepted. Submissions can be delivered in person or mailed to:

International Arts & Artist (IA&A and it's Hillyer Art Space are located
ATTN: Hillyer Art Space immediately behind the Phillips Collection,
9 Hillyer Ct. NW one block from the Q St. exit of the Dupont Washington, D.C. Circle Redline Metro station.)

Following submission, we are not able to answer phone inquiries about the status of your application. We will notify all artist applicants of their status by September 15th. Thank you for your interest in & support of IA&A.

9 Hillyer Court NW | Washington, DC | 20008 | MAP
T. 202.338.0680 | Gallery Hours: 10am - 5pm Monday,
10am - 7pm Tuesday - Friday, 11am - 4pm Saturday, Otherwise by appointment

Wednesday, July 08, 2009


I just found out that I'm going to have a solo show in a couple weeks. Yes a couple weeks! More info soon!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Corcoran Gallery of Art July eNews

Corcoran Gallery of Art July eNews
"Cool down at the Corcoran this July! We are pleased to offer free admission on Saturdays, along with a vast array of Free Summer Saturday programming for adults and families. Be sure to visit our newest exhibition, William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Videos, 1961-2008, which opened to rave reviews in June. With Maya Lin: Systematic Landscapes open for only a short time longer, don't miss the opportunity to view both of these groundbreaking exhibitions! "

Daily Campello Art News lists Top picks at Artomatic

Lenny posted this about my work at Artomatic on his blog.
Best Monotypes - Jenny Walton's monotypes are elegant and deceptively minimalist.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events: The Phillips Collection

June 25, 2009
John Currin
June 25, 2009, 6:30 pm, Tour/Lecture

Painter John Currin discusses his latest work, in which he explores themes from eroticism and procreation to mail-order porcelain. Currin has distinguished himself for his controversial portrayal of female subjects, from menopausal women to exuberant, well-endowed girls. Currin's work is included in Paint Made Flesh.

Included in admission to Paint Made Flesh; free for members

In conjunction with the exhibition Paint Made Flesh, organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tenn. The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities."

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


Dear friends,
You can see some of my new work at the following locations (images provided for those who can't make it).
wishing you the best,

website: www.jennywaltonart.com
Look for new work on the website soon!

Pyramid Atlantic

The date for my Artist Lecture at Pyramid Atlantic has been set. I will be speaking about my residency and work on June 18th at 7pm.

8230 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 608-9101
They are metro accessible on the Red Line too!

A piece of the new work will also be included in their benefit silent auction on June 11th. You can find more information about the Beautiful Losers screening and activities here.

under the surface, 17" x 22", monotype, 2009
9th Floor Space 2 in the SW corner overlooking Nationals Stadium
By Artists, For everyone. May 29 - July 5.
55M St. SE: Above Navy Yard Metro Station.
Washington, DC 20003
Leave me a note if you stop by!
HOURS Wednesdays and Thursdays: Noon – 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays: Noon – 1 a.m. (except for special events. See calendar). Sundays: Noon – 10 p.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Deluge (left) and Ascension (right), Monotypes, each 30" x 42", 2009
Arlignton Arts Center
DCAC's Sparkplug ; NEW WORK
Jenkins Community Gallery, June 19 – August 22, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, June 19, 6 – 9 pm
**Artists Talk: Wednesday, July 22, 7 – 9 pm (**I will not be in attendance for this, however the rest of the collective will be, I encourage you to go if you can!)
open to the general public Tuesday - Saturday from 11 am - 5 pm
3550 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22201

Curated by Lea-Ann Bigelow and Blair Murphy, the show will highlight painting, drawing, video, photography, and mixtures thereof by: Deborah Carroll-Anzinger, Peter Gordon, Lisa McCarty, Kathryn McDonnell, Michael Matason, Mark Planisek, Karen Joan Topping and Jenny Walton.
Undersiege, monotype, 22" x 30", 2009
12x12x100: Contemporary Artists Honor 100 Years of the Chautauqua School of Art
July 13-26, Strohl Art Center , Gallo Family Gallery

Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
Take home a work of art from a selected artist while joining in the 100th birthday celebration of the Chautauqua School of Art on Sunday July 26th at 5:00 PM. Please join us for this wonderful event, with proceeds benefitting the Chautauqua School of Art Student Scholarships.

as it flows, monotype on handmade paper, 8"x 8", 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Artomatic Space is done!

The space at Artomatic is DONE! This is what it looks like. If you are in the DC area, please come take a look in person!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

New Work by Sparkplug at Artlington Arts Center

Opening Reception: Friday, June 19, 6 – 9 pm

clockwise from top left:
Peter Gordon, Going Green: Cap and Trade #1, Mixed Media on Wood Panel, 10x15", 2009; Mark Planisek, 6th and K St. NW, Photo Box Collage, 6-1/2x8-1/2x2-1/2, 2008; Karen Joan Topping, Still - Red Light, Green Light, Digital Video DVD 8 minutes 20seconds, 2008; Deborah Carroll Anzinger, detail - My Sister Had a Pogo Stick, 64x56", oil, resin and sharpie

Sparkplug; NEW WORK

Jenkins Community Gallery, June 19 – August 22, 2009

Opening Reception: Friday, June 19, 6 – 9 pm

Artists Talk: Wednesday, July 22, 7 – 9 pm

DC Arts Center’s resident arts collective Sparkplug is, at present, a spirited gathering of ten artists and curators who meet twice a month to discuss their work, explore the arts in the nation’s capital, grow their community, and dream up creative engagements in DC and around the globe. In the context of this closely-focused show, Sparkplug’s mission will be to testify to its own mutable now: the now of its production, the now of its collective exchanges, the now of individual stances outside of the collective, the now that will inevitably be then soon. For a collective whose very existence is based on a charter of becoming, of sharing, of transitions, of emergence, of change…the privileging of a specific Sparkplug moment presents a persistent (albeit purposeful) challenge.

Curated by Lea-Ann Bigelow and Blair Murphy, the show will highlight painting, drawing, video, photography, and mixtures thereof by:

Deborah Carroll-Anzinger, Peter Gordon, Lisa McCarty, Kathryn McDonnell, Michael Matason, Mark Planisek, Karen Joan Topping and Jenny Walton.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Renee Adams new website

My friend and fellow artist Renee Adams just released her new website. The work is stunning, please check it out here!

Monday, April 27, 2009

New work by Sparkplug -gers

Please go check out new work by my fellow collective mates Peter and Mark!

SPRING GROUP SHOW New Work by: • Michael Gessner • Peter Gordon • Bill Miller • Mark Planisek • Maryanne Pollock • Albert Schweitzer

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, May 1st, 7-10 P.M. This exhibit continues thru May 30th, 2009.

GALLERY OPEN: Tuesdays and Saturdays 1-5 P.M.
LOCATED: At the rear of 1617 S Street N.W.

CONTACT: Richard Siegman 202•745•0796.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Upcoming Exhibitions at The Phillips Collection

I can't say how much I'm excited about this exhibition being right next door to work! I think most of my lunch hours will be spent here.

Upcoming Exhibitions at the Phillips Collection: "Paint Made Flesh"
June 20-September 13, 2009
Through about 40 paintings created since the 1950s, Paint Made Flesh reveals a wide range of artistic responses to both the sensual properties and metaphorical significance of human flesh—and the ways in which artists continue to use traditional methods and the human figure to explore the human experience. Works in the exhibition are by 32 internationally renowned modern artists, including Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, Willem de Kooning, Alice Neel, Philip Guston, Julian Schnabel, and Lucian Freud. Paint Made Flesh is organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee."

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Art Registry

This promises to be a great show of talent!

The Pink Line Project is working with The Art Registry to bring you another uber awesome art installation by one of my favorite artists, DECOY. Come by and take a look and also see works by other great artists.

The Art Registry
Thursday, April 23
6:30 to 10 pm
@ 1515 11th Street, NW (at Rhode Island Ave.)"

Adventures of Hoogrrl!: Arty stuff this week...

Allison Reimus, Green Pattern, acrylic on panel, 36 x 48in, 2009

Adventures of Hoogrrl!: Arty stuff this week...:
Josh Baptista, Kate Gartrell, Igor Pasternak, Nikki Painter, Erin Raedeke, Allison Reimus, Katherine Sable, Bonner Sale, Lana Stephens, Zac Willis

RESULTS: American University MFA Thesis Exhibition
April 23 - May 17

Opening reception:
Thursday, April 23
5 - 9pm

@ American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW"

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

rough drafts from my residency at Pyramid Atlantic

These are new works that are a start of a new body of work that I am producing. It is part of the key-holder residency that I am working on at Pyramid Atlantic Art Studios in Silver Spring, Md.

Adam's Rib - Monotype 20" x 10"

consumption - monotype - 20" x 10"

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

WPA Auction Preview Night RSVP- NEXT THURSDAY, 6:30pm

WPA Auction Preview night is almost here!
FREE and Open to the Public

February 26th 6:30-9pm

Abramson Family Recital Hall
Katzen Art Museum
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

If you plan on coming please RSVP to reserve a seat
 for the talks by Monday, February 23rd!

You can RSVP to

 or call 202.234.7103x4

Come see some great art from DC artists including ME!
Kimberly Gladfelter Graham curated my painting "Surge" into the show. 

latex and ink on mylar - 12" x 40"


Monday, February 09, 2009

Please act now. Senate Cuts Arts From Economic Stimulus Bill


Please take a few moments to read this important information and write your representatives.

There are approximately 100,000 nonprofit arts organizations, which spend $63.1 billion annually. Without an economic stimulus for the nonprofit arts industry, experts expect about 10% of these organizations (ranging from large arts institutions like museums and orchestras to small community-based organizations in suburban, urban and rural areas) to shut their doors in 2009 – a loss of 260,000 jobs.

According to the Americans for the Arts, a $50 million investment to the National Endowment for the Arts will provide critical funding to save 14,422 jobs from being lost in the U.S. economy. This is based on the ability of the NEA to leverage $7 in additional support through local, state and private donations, for every $1 in NEA support.

To write your representative, please click HERE. Also of note personalizing each letter more than 50% will get them read.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

January update

I hope 2009 is treating you well!

My work will be shown in the Washington Project for the Arts Auction and Show as well as the AU Arts Management MFA auction. Both open Saturday, January 31 at the Katzen Art Museum. The MFA auction is for one night only.

I will also be starting my Keyholder Residency at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center on February 1, so look for new work soon!

Artists' Reception
THIS Saturday, January 31st, 2009
6 pm to 9 pm
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
** FREE and OPEN to the Public

Auction Preview Night: Curators' Talks & the Alice Denny Award Presentation Thursday, February 26th, 2009
6:30 pm to 9 pm
Abramson Family Recital Hall at the, Katzen Arts Center
***FREE and OPEN to the Public

WPA Annual Auction Gala: Silent Auction Bidding & Party
Saturday, March 7th, 2009 8:30 pm to Midnight American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
to purchase tickets to the dinner and auction visit auction.wpadc.org.


The AU Arts Management students invite you to a Silent Auction on Saturday, January 31, 2009 from 6:00- 9:00 pm in the Katzen Arts Center at American University.

This year's silent auction will take place in conjunction with the American University Museum's reception for the following exhibitions: Carrie Moyer: Painting Propaganda; Evri Kwong: Just Pretend Everything Is OK; Paul Daniel: Kinetic Sculpture; and Kugach, Kugach, Kugach:Three Generations of Russian Artists.

All proceeds from the auction will support the second annual Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium, hosted by American University. This student-run event presents information on topics of leadership and career development for young arts professionals and provides them valuable networking opportunities as well as a free public forum.

Auction items include, but are not limited to:

Artworks by:
Brandon Hill,
Peter Chang,
Cory Obendorfer,
Susannah Parnin,
Jeff Pastorek (New Orleans)
Jenny Walton

And more...

Monday, January 26, 2009

Opportunity - Plaza Artist Materials & Pyramid Atlantic residency

Plaza Artist Materials & Pyramid Atlantic
Artist-In-Residence Program
Plaza Artist Materials and Pyramid Atlantic are proud to offer a one-month residency opportunity for an artist from the Greater Metropolitan DC Area with an interest in printmaking, papermaking and book arts and whose talent deserves to be recognized.
The Plaza/Pyramid Atlantic Artist Residency is a unique opportunity for an artist to develop a multi-disciplinary arts approach by engaging in the mediums of papermaking, printmaking and bookmaking in the dynamic studios at Pyramid Atlantic. The emphasis at Pyramid Atlantic is on a collaborative approach. While in residence, the artist will receive expert assistance from a Master Printmaker, Papermaker and Book Artist within Pyramid Atlantic’s environment of neutrality, safety and support. At the residencies culmination, the artist will present a public talk about their residency experience and showcase one-of-a-kind works, or limited edition works in paper, print, or artist books created during the residency
The residency will occur in May of 2009. During their month long residency, the artist will receive:
• $1000 honorarium
• $500 Plaza Gift Card for supplies for their residency activities
• 24-hour access (key provided for duration of residency) and use of
fully equipped studios for papermaking, etching, lithography, relief,
screen-printing, letterpress, and digital printing,
• Storage space
• Basic supplies (solvents, cleaners)
• Inclusion in Pyramid Atlantic’s permanent collection
• Opportunity to show new work in exhibitions
• Public events promotion in the Pyramid Atlantic and Plaza Artist
Materials newsletter
• Opportunity to sell work at the Pyramid Atlantic store
• The opportunity to collaborate with other area artists
• Technical advice, assistance and full support by Pyramid staff and
• Mentorship from professional artists
This residency opportunity does not provide housing or transportation assistance.
Application & Selection Process
The artist will be selected through an application process. Artist interested in being considered for the residency should submit the following before Monday April 6, 2009:
• Basic Information (name, address, city, state, phone, email)
• Artistic Statement
• Artistic Résumé - up to two pages. Bio is not acceptable
• Description of planned activities for the residency period (one month)
• Timeline of planned activities for the residency period (one month)
• Work sample, CD, DVD, slides, digital images
• Work Sample Description
• Support Materials – up to 2 items of additional material, e.g.,
newspaper articles, reviews, letters of support, programs, brochures,
Please send all applications to:
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
Attn: Plaza Artist Residency
8230 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring MD 20910
For more information, please contact Pyramid Atlantic at 301-608-9101 or jdominguez@pyramid-atlantic.org or www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org.
An Advisory Panel consisting of representatives from Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center and Plaza Artist Materials will select one artist for the residency opportunity.
Employees of Pyramid Atlantic Art Center and Plaza Artist Materials are prohibited from applying.