Tuesday, August 30, 2011


As part of the upcoming art show for the Del Ray Artisans Get Sparked, I have created this newest piece loosely based on a poem by Amy Moffitt. I struggled with it for a little while, as I normally do not do religious compositions, but I think I created a beautiful piece that still encapsulates some of the imagery that inspired me from the poem.

I think the title reflects the over all feel of the piece very well. There are many revelations that can be taken from this piece. Whether it is a philosophical meaning, a religious denotation, or as with most of my pieces the revelation of some hidden images deep within the piece.

This artwork is available in several sizes at a limited quantity for each. So once they are sold out, they won't be made available again. Don't delay in ordering yours.

You can read the poem that inspired the piece HERE.

Artistic Blind Dates for the Source Festival

Artistic Blind Dates

Up to 9 artists from any discipline will be selected and teamed up in three groups of three for “artistic blind dates”. Five months later, they reveal what they’ve created and engage the audience in a dialogue about their artistic process. Artists will receive grants up to $250 per person. Please see below for eligibility requirements.

Submit an application to participate in the Artistic Blind Dates here.

All submissions must be submitted online by 5 p.m., EST, October 4, 2011.


Applicants for the Full-Length Play Director positions, and for the Artistic Blind Dates must be residents of the greater Washington region defined as: Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland, the District of Columbia; Cities of Falls Church & Alexandria, and Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties in Virginia. Actors, designers, crew and playwrights submitting 10-Minute plays have no specific residency requirements—though it’s worth noting that the Festival does not provide travel or housing for participating artists.


When selecting Full-Length Play directors and Artistic Blind Date Participants, the Source Festival staff and Advisory Panel will consider application based upon the following criteria:
• Artistic merit of past work
• Innovation and originality of past work
• Capacity to engage in meaningful collaboration with other artists
• Capacity for significant career advancement through participation in the Source Festival

Resources and Support Open House

Learn more about the application process for Source Festival, Mead Theatre Lab Program and Flashpoint Gallery, plus programs and services on Saturday, September 17, 2011, 10 a.m. – noon, at Flashpoint, 916 G Street NW, Washington DC 20001.

Online Chats
Talk live online with Festival Producer, Jenny McConnell Frederick, Flashpoint's Director of Performing Arts on Wednesday, September 21, noon – 1 p.m. Click here for Source Festival chat room.

Office Hours
Need one-on-one advice? Email jenny@culturaldc.org with questions or to set-up a phone or walk-in appointment.

Flashpoint Proposal CFA

Flashpoint Gallery open to contemporary artists, independent curators and arts organizations.

Flashpoint Gallery exhibits cutting-edge contemporary art and provides a springboard for the careers of talented artists and curators. Flashpoint Gallery presents inventive, original work from emerging and under-represented artists and curators.

The Flashpoint Gallery Request for Proposals may be found online.

Eligible artists include: contemporary artists, independent curators and arts organizations presenting work in any medium.

The process for applying is easier this year; we are breaking it down into two phases. The first phase will be a less intensive proposal including preliminary information about your exhibition. For the second phase, select artists will be asked to submit a more detailed proposal.

All proposals must be received no later than 5pm on Wednesday, September 28, 2011. Proposals must be submitted online. Visit flashpointdc.org for more information about Flashpoint Gallery.

September 28 Phase I Gallery proposals and $30 fee due, 5 p.m.
November 1 Phase I applicants are notified/invited to submit Phase II proposal
December 2 Phase II proposals due
Spring 2012 Artists are notified

Resources and Support
Open House
Learn more about the application process, plus programs and services on Saturday, September 17, 2011, 10 a.m. – noon at Flashpoint, 916 G Street NW, Washington DC 20001.

Online Chats
Talk live online with the Director of Visual Arts Karyn Miller on Monday, September 19, from 4 – 6 p.m. Click here for Flashpoint Gallery chat room.

Office Hours
Need one-on-one advice? Email gallery@culturaldc.org with questions or to set-up a phone or walk-in appointment.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Call for Artists: Gallery West 15th Annual National Juried Show

Entry deadline: November 11, 2011.

Gallery West is pleased to announce a call for entries for its 15th annual national juried show. The all media show will be juried by CD, awards to total $1000. It will be juried by Edward J. Reed. Exhibit Dates: February 8, 2012 – March 4, 2012. For more details, download the attached call for entry or to review the prospectus and entry form go to: www.gallery-west.com

Open to all local or national artists 18+ years. Original fine art in any medium is acceptable. No videos or reproductions. Original 2-D/3D only. Works on paper 24” or larger in the long dimension must be framed behind plexiglas. Clip mounts will not be accepted. Works on canvas may be wrapped around stretchers if painting extends along the sides. Stretchers must be at least 1” deep. Work that is wet will not be accepted. Maximum framed size not to exceed 30” x 40” or 72ui. All two-dimensional works must be ready for hanging with hooks and wire .

Entry Fee is $35 for up to three works. Additional works, $10 each. Jurying will be from digital images. CD’s must belabeled with artist’s name (last name first), titles, and medium. Digital images should be 72 ppi, RGB jpeg format with maximum 600 pixels in any one dimension. File names should be artist’s last name followed by title. Example: JonesBlueSquares. Acceptance of any digital entry is contingent on seeing the real object.

All work must be for sale. Gallery West will retain a commission of 40%. Works may not be removed before the end of the exhibition.

Awards totaling $1000, to be determined by the juror.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

“Call for Entries” Baby Canvases III

Our most popular art show is back for its 3rd installment. In June 2010, 62 artists submitted over 600 piece of art–how many babies will we have this year?

All artwork must be done on a 2 inch by 3 inch canvas.
  • Each artist must submit a minimum of 5 pieces.
  • The registration fee for non-members is $25 and covers up to 25 pieces for submission.
  • The online submission form must be received by October 27, 2011–all artwork must be delivered to The Soundry no later than November 1, 2011.
  • The opening for the show is Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 7pm-10pm.
  • Canvases can be purchased at The Soundry for $2.00 each. ($1.50 each for members) Please call The Soundry to reserve your canvases! (703-698-0088)
  • You may also provide your own canvases in any material as long as they measure 2″x3″ and are submitted ready to hang.
***We prefer that all baby canvas submissions be separate/individual pieces, and not mounted on a board to make 1 piece, unless the canvases are required to be together to form a storyboard, narrative, or other cohesive sequence (ie. comic strip).***

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

GRACE - Call for Exhibition Proposals

Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) Call for Exhibition Proposals, 2013 Season - VA
Deadline: October 16, 2011.

GRACE (Greater Reston Arts Center) is a non-profit arts center in Northern Virginia dedicated to presenting visual art that illuminates new ideas and promotes dialogue between artists and audience. The exhibition program offers artists from the mid-Atlantic region opportunities to experiment and expand their work in an open, contemporary space. Artists living or working in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia are invited to submit proposals.

The arts center is now accepting proposals for periods of approximately 4 – 6 weeks from November 2012 through September of 2013.

Six solo artists will be grouped into two Focus Exhibitions, each featuring three artists in separate areas of the gallery. Group exhibition proposals are also welcomed. Please see the Prospectus for further information and for application details: http://www.restonarts.org/Exhibitions/2013%20Prospectus.pdf

Call to Artists - ART BANK

Deadline: Friday, September 30th, 2011

The DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities (DCCAH) is seeking to purchase two and three-dimensional works of art including, but not limited to, prints, drawings, mixed media compositions, paintings, photographs, ceramics, and moveable sculptures to be included in the Art Bank Collection. We also strongly encourage submissions by video artists and other technological innovators as we look to expand the Art Bank Collection to include more diverse and dynamic forms of contemporary art. Representational, conceptual, and abstract works will be equally considered.

This year, the Art Bank application process will be done entirely online. Please follow dcarts.slideroom.com to find the Art Bank 2011 Call to Artists. In order to access the application, all applicants will first be prompted to create a SlideRoom account, at no cost. Once logged into their new account, each applicant artist will be allowed to submit up to ten labeled images to be considered for acquisition into the Art Bank. All artwork submitted must be available for purchase upon submission and must be created with archival materials. Work shall not exceed 96” in any direction or 100lbs in weight.

In addition to ten images of prospective artwork,
a completed online application will include:
• An artist statement
• A current CV or resume
• An image list of all works submitted, in the order of submission

This call is open to all artists who reside or maintain studio space in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. However, preference will be given to District residents.

FRIDAY | SEP 30 | 11:59PM
for submission

Tuesday, October 11: Preliminary selections made from image entries.
Week of October 17-21: Artists required to drop off artwork for viewing per notification.
Monday, October 24: Final selections made.
Monday, October 31: Artists required to pick up works that are not accepted.

For More Information, contact Zoma Wallace, Curator and Art Collections Manager
of DCCAH at Zoma.Wallace@dc.gov or 202.724.5613

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

DCCAH Announces 2012 Grants Programs

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) has announced its streamlined 2012 Grants Program. The DCCAH offers several funding programs for individuals and nonprofit organizations located in DC.
For more information on requirements, how to apply, and resources for writing grants, visit the Commission's website.

Monday, August 15, 2011

It's Personal - CHAL Call for Art

The theme or idea for the September show is "It's Personal". (And the Juror is being confirmed so you will receive a notice very soon on this.) Because the emphasis is on personal, please consider explaining how a piece is so personal. For all works selected to be in the show, artists can provide text up to 50 words long that will be included on the wall labels for each piece.

Just like last year, the Receiving will be conducted before Labor Day weekend so that we avoid the holiday weekend.

Receiving: Saturday and Monday August 27th and 29th 9:30-11:30am
The submission fees remain the same as well:
$5 for 1 piece, $8 for 2 pieces, $10 for 3 pieces
Non-members may submit to a juried show - $25 for up to 3 pieces.

Jurying: Tuesday September 6th 9:30-11:30am

Opening Reception: Saturday September 10th 5-7pm with the juror's remarks at 5:30pm

And don't forget - at this show the Wally Szyndler 3D Prize will be awarded. So don't shy away from entering that energetic and wild piece of sculpture that you felt was too personal.

Attached are the membership form and the submission forms.

And if you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch.

~Sarah Porter
CHAL Steering Committee Chair

The Capitol Hill ART League
Affiliated with the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 547-6839

Friday, August 12, 2011

Call for Entry: Transferred: Alternative Processes in Photography

Transferred: Alternative Processes in Photography

Deadline for Entry: September 5, 2011
Exhibition Dates: November 5-27, 2011
Special FotoWeek DC Lecture and reception with juror Regina Deluise on Nov. 6, 6-8pm
Reception: November 10, 6-8pm

Transferred: Alternative Processes in Photography is a juried photography exhibition that focuses specifically on artists using alternative photography processes. This exhibition will be a part of FOTOWEEK DC. Our juror Regina Deluise is a photography professor with Maryland Institute College of Art. Deluise is considered an expert in the field of alternative processes in photography. She is a Guggenheim Fellow, is represented by Bonni Benrubi Gallery in NYC, and has shown extensively worldwide.

Download a Prospectus - Make sure to read this COMPLETELY before applying online
$35.00 Entry Fee ($1.50 fee for online payments)
This $35 covers the 3 pieces of artwork for entry. Each additional piece is $10.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Juried Art Show - “Dying To Get In”

A Juried Art Show - “Dying To Get In”

October 3 - November 12, 2011
Location: Springfield Mall, Springfield, Virginia

Artwork submitted must be based on the theme of the cemetery, any cemetery, and any media.
Deadline For Entries: September 24, 2011

SEPTEMBER 24, 2011

OCTOBER 1, 2011:
Delivery of Art work to Springfield Mall Community Room:
Jurying: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Pick up work not selected: 4:00-8:30pm
(phone notification)

OCTOBER 2, 2011
Installation of show: 8:00 am

Show open to public

RECEPTION: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Costumes welcome!

1. Artwork submitted must be based on the theme of the cemetery, any cemetery, and any media. The name and/or location of the cemetery must be listed.
2. Artwork must be suitable for a family setting.
3. Artwork must be original, no copies or kits permitted.
4. Saw-tooth hangers, soiled or poorly matted works, wet canvasses, or damaged frames will not be accepted. Entries must be ready to hang and protected by glass or plexiglass where needed. Three dimensional work must be able to be handled by one person.
5. Works are hung at the risk of the artist; SAG and FCCPA will not be liable for work.
6. Artists are responsible for paying sales taxes. No commission will be taken.
7. The entry fee is $10 per work, 3 for $25, with a limit of three entries per artist. Entries must be received by SEPTEMBER 24, 2011.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sell your art at GRACE!

Greater Reston Arts Center is pleased to announce an opportunity for artists to sell their works and split the proceeds with GRACE 50/50!

We welcome your participation and invite you to bring up to 5 works to GRACE! Click here to open the word document with submission guidelines and the participation form. Works will be accepted at GRACE Monday – Friday from 10am – 2pm until August 26, 2011.

We hope to see your works on our walls!

How to Participate

  • Bring up to five (5) works that will sell for $100, $200 or $300.

  • All works must be ready for display.

  • Eligible works include but are not limited to; drawings, paintings, photography, printmaking, jewelry, glass, sculpture, and fiber arts.

  • Giclées will be accepted and need to be clearly marked as reproductions.

  • 2D works on paper must be framed and wired. All 2D work must have suitable hanging apparatus.

    • Artwork will be accepted at GRACE and you can deliver your work in person.

      • Monday - Friday between the hours of 10am – 2pm until August 26.

      • or call 703.471.9242 to schedule a drop off time

  • Complete the C-Note Art Sale inventory form and include:

  • Your full contact information including mailing address and email

  • Title, medium, value and sales price of the donated piece(s)

Timeline of Event

  • Donated work is exhibited and sold in the GRACE gallery September 9 -18, 2011

  • GRACE will contact any artist if there is any unsold artwork after the sale.

  • All work needs to be picked up by October 15, 2011

  • GRACE will mail out artist commission checks by October 31, 2011

    • Artists will receive commission check and/or acknowledgement of donation for tax purposes If an artist donated the full proceeds to GRACE

    • Name and contact information of the collector who chose your work

Toys: Re-imagine, Re-invent, Re-discover

Deadline: August 26, 2011

Toys: Re-imagine, Re-invent, Re-discover
October 14, 2011 – January 8, 2012
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
Prospectus: click here
All media; small to large scale works; cash awards

This exhibit seeks works of art that use toys and children’s playthings as the inspiration, subject matter, and/or medium with the goal of creating playful, amusing, nostalgic, or poignant commentaries on the role of toys in our lives. We all hold fond memories of special toys that yielded hours of entertainment, and many of us can vividly remember when a treasured toy was lost, broken, stolen, or otherwise retired. For these reasons and more, toys can be a powerful art medium, conjuring up both treasured and difficult memories of childhood, past friendships, and other recollections.

From the utterly outrageous to the sappy and sentimental, this exhibit will include all media, small to large scale. The exhibit will be installed in the Main Gallery of the Arts Building, but a small number of outdoor works will be considered for the Sculpture Garden. Cash awards will be presented.

The exhibit will be up during Garden In Lights, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Art Center’s award-winning holiday light show. In the spirit of the holiday season, and with the thousands of families in mind who will visit during this festive time, the jury seeks works that are engaging, and fun, and above all, playful!

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center is located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Daily Inspiration Likes Luminescence

Daily Inspiration has put my Luminescence series at the very beginning of their recent Random Inspiration post!

Write up on iSmashPhone.com

I just came across a nice little write up about me and my artwork on iSmashPhone.com!
Russ McIntosh's Art Would Make Beautiful iPhone Wallpapers
BY 8BITJAY – 07/27/2011

A lot of this art makes for great iPhone wallpapers. We’re always looking for cool art that could fit on our iPhone. Either way, we suggest checking out his work, there’s a lot of neat stuff. His work reminds us of a Pink Floyd album cover. He has some amazing stuff, and it’s all available on his website. Of course it’s all a bit more traditional, such as his framed canvas work. It’s all available on his website for viewing, and it’s worth checking out his work here.

A lot of it also makes for great iPhone wallpapers. We’re always looking for cool art that could fit on our iPhone. Either way, we suggest checking out his work, there’s a lot of neat stuff.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Open Call: My Favorite Things

Who: All Artists
Deadline: September 8th or 9th, 2011
More Info: 717-264-1667 or history@pa.net
Entry Form: Download

The Franklin County Historical Society invites artists to enter their upcoming exhibition,
"My Favorite Things", to be held at the Old Jail, 175 East King Street in Chambersburg, from Sept.11 - Oct 8th, 2011, with an opening reception on Sunday, the 11th from 2-4 pm.

Works may be in any medium, but must be framed, hang-able with wire on the back, and "family friendly". Artists may deliver one work, Thursday or Friday, Sept. 8 & 9, between 10 am & 4 pm; entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Art work should be picked up Tuesday-Friday October 11-14, between 10 and 4.

The "My Favorite Things" exhibit will be held in conjunction with the Historical Society's "Death by Chocolate" event on Sept. 24, which will feature tastings of chocolate, specialty coffee's and tea's, and wine.

Monday, August 1, 2011

BlackRock Center For the Arts

Opportunity for Artists

Deadline: Friday, October 28, 2011

The gorgeous BlackRock Center For the Arts is accepting entries for their October 2012 - August 2013 exhibit season.

You can download the prospectus here.

Eligibility: Open to all artists 18 years and over residing in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC.

Special Consideration: Artists who are willing to conduct a lecture or workshop for a BlackRock standard fee will receive special consideration during the selection process.

About the Gallery: BlackRock Center for the Arts gallery is 1500 square feet of exquisite gallery space located in Germantown, Maryland. With its high neutral walls and beautiful windows strategically placed it allows in just the right amount of natural light. The windows are located above the walls which makes it an ideal space for fiber art. BlackRock Center for the Arts takes pride in the eclectic group of artists we have exhibited in the gallery since 2002.

Jurors: Jack Rasmussen: Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, DC.

Jodi Walsh: mixed medium artist, curator, national speaker, owner and Gallery Director of Gallery 555 in Washington, DC.

Carol Brown Goldberg: professional fine artist and lecturer, Carol has been exhibiting her work locally and internationally over the past 36 years.