Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Artisphere CFA - PHOTO/VIDEO 2013



EXHIBITION DATES: Thu June 13 – Sat July 27, 2013
ELIGIBILITY: This exhibition is open to all amateur and professional photographers/video artists (18 years and older) who live, work, study or have a studio in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. Photographers may work in any photographic medium. Video artists can submit work up to 60MB each, no more than 5 minutes in length and should not contain sound. Artists may submit in both categories but must pay for each entry fee.
JURORS: Frank Goodyear, associate curator of photographs, National Portrait Gallery and Alberto Gaitán, Arlington, Virginia-based, new media artist, composer, programmer and former Artisphere exhibiting artist. Submissions accepted September 1 , 2012 - January 29, 2013
AWARDS: Two (2) $500 Juror’s Choice Photography Awards / One (1) $500 Juror’s Choice Video Award.
Please click here for more information.

Saturday, December 8, 2012


My piece "Dual Vistas" appears in the recent issue of Revolutionart. You can download a free digital copy of the magazine or purchase a hard copy.

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Art of Giving - Benefit Art Show

' Tis the season of giving! The Arlington Arts Gallery has an outstanding star studded art show coming up, where the proceeds go directly to Toys For Tots, and local food banks and shelters.

December 3 – 31, 2012
Reception: Saturday, December 15th 5pm – 8pm

This is a benefit show, where the proceeds from the galleries commission sales will go to help local shelters and food banks, as well as the Toys-For-Tots organization.

Featuring artwork from:
The Art Monkeys – John Gascot – Mary Gallagher Stout –
Otis P. Motley – Rose Richey – Russ McIntosh –
Nihal Kececi – Louis Sinclair – Rufus Norman –
Julie Cochran – and many others!

Thursday, December 6, 2012


I am so honored to be a part of this upcoming art show! Encompassing numerous forms of artwork from dance, photography, music and visual art!  







This event is a networking and non-juried showcase for artists, body painters, tattoo artists, henna artists and photographers who wish to display and sell their fine nude, risqué, fantasy, surreal, macabre and physique- based art work and photography.

This is a judgment-free zone and an opportunity to creatively showcase and appreciate the human art form.

Pro / Am Physique Productions

Kat "Wild Kat" Tan of The Wild Kat Show
Cher Weal - The GENESIS MUSE of W O L V E R I N E

D.J. Loud Tone

Celebrity Makeup Artist - Nichelle Lewis of Flirt Alley

Clearmotion Studios

Jules Clifford

Naimah - The VENGEANCE MUSE of W O L V E R I N E

GENERAL ADMISSION Tickets: $10 from participating artists / photographers UNTIL DECEMBER 6th.

GENERAL ADMISSION - $15.00 at the door.



Here's the list of Artists, Photographers and Performers for the event.

Nichelle Lewis – Celebrity Makeup Artist - Live Bodypainting
Russ McIntosh – Surrealist
David Dez Zambrano – Airbrush Artist - Live Bodypainting
The Art Monkeys - Mary Gallagher Stout and John Gascot - Pop Artists
Jules Clifford – Event / Physique Photography
Mike Cadette – Physique Photography - Live shoot area (BRING YOUR SEXY)
Johnny B - Photography - Alternative / Fetish Fashion / Macabre
Tony Rice – Photography - Live Bodypainting
Mark Matthews – Tattoo Artist - Live
Jocelyn Amoroso – Piercing - Live
Namiah – Tribal Performer - GODDESS
Shaell Dancer - Tribal Performer - Wings
Larry Saunders - Tribal Performer - Swords
Khiyatta - Tribal Performer - Voi


Friday, November 23, 2012


EXHIBITION DATES: Thu June 13 – Sat July 27, 2013

ELIGIBILITY: This exhibition is open to all amateur and professional photographers/video artists (18 years and older) who live, work, study or have a studio in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. Photographers may work in any photographic medium. Video artists can submit work up to 60MB each. Artists may submit in both categories but must pay for each entry fee.

JURORS: Frank Goodyear, associate curator of photographs, National Portrait Gallery and Alberto Gaitán, Arlington, Virginia-based, new media artist, composer, programmer and former Artisphere exhibiting artist. Submissions accepted September 1 , 2012 - January 29, 2013

AWARDS: Two (2) $500 Juror’s Choice Photography Awards / One (1) $500 Juror’s Choice Video Award.


Inaugural Visions - CFA

Inaugural Visions at Off-Rhode Gallery at Art Enables Studio

The studio at Art Enables kicks off its inaugural year of full programming in the Off-Rhode Gallery. The Off-Rhode Gallery is an adjunct exhibit space that features work by self-taught or contemporary artists with programming that compliments the mission of Art Enables.

For Inaugural Visions, Art Enables seeks artwork (2-d and 3-d works welcome) that emphasizes the theme of the inauguration or your vision of what this administration means for the future.

Works should not exceed 60” in any one dimension. All works submitted should be for sale and Art Enables will take a 20% commission from all sales made.

Artists are encouraged to submit up to 10 images electronically to .  Images should not exceed 10MB total. Artists are encouraged to submit an artist statement and image list at the time of image submission. Please title your jpegs with your last name and number according to your image list.

(#)   (name)               (title)         (medium)         (price)  
1.   Beth Baldwin      Election 2012      acrylic on canvas      $100
2.   Beth Baldwin      Obama              mixed media on paper   $60



Timeline:    Collectors preview Wednesday January 9, 2013
      Artists reception Saturday January 12, 2013
      Show closes Wednesday January 23, 2013
      Artwork must be picked up by Friday January 25

Entries Due: Thursday December 13
      Work will be juried December 14-December 18
      Artists notified of acceptance by Dec 18, 2012
      Art will need to be delivered to the studio on the following days:
Wednesday December 19-21 9am-5pm or Wednesday January 2- Friday January 4, 2013. Please note, the studio is closed Monday December 24- Tuesday January 1, 2013. No artwork can be delivered during those dates.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call 202.554.9455 or email (preferred)

New Waves 2013 - CFA

New Waves 2013 - An annual, juried exhibition in various media celebrating Virginia artists.

You are invited to submit works for the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MOCA) annual juried exhibition, New Waves 2013. MOCA’s annual New Waves exhibition provides an opportunity for Virginia artists to gain professional and public recognition.

Entry Deadline: Midnight, November 25, 2012
Notification: December 2012
Opening reception: January 25, 2013

Eligibility: All artists currently residing in Virginia.

Eligible Artwork: Work in all artistic mediums and made between the years of 2010-2012 is accepted for review. Art exhibited in previous New Waves exhibitions is not eligible for review.
- 2-D work must be ready for installation and may not exceed 84 inches in any dimension, including frame. The piece cannot exceed 75 lbs.
- 3-D work cannot be larger than 84 inches including base and must not exceed 200 lbs.
- Please list measurements accurately. Juror decisions include measurements!
- Installations: MOCA will accept installations that have previously been created. Images of installations can be submitted to as a jpeg. Submissions should be flexible to fit any location within the gallery.
Video and Sound work is accepted.

To apply:

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Incite Mixed Media Competition - CFA

FINAL DEADLINE: December 3, 2012

Incite: Dreams Realized

A hardbound showcase of the best in mixed-media expression
Introducing the first-ever competition book from North Light Books entirely devoted to the best of mixed-media.

artwork eligibility

With the excitement that results from the power of positive creative intention, we  have selected “dreams realized” as a theme for this premier edition. If your artwork is selected for inclusion in this inspiring collection, we will ask you to share with us, how your art reflects your “dreams realized”. This might refer to the level of growth you’ve experienced with the work, or to ways in which your work has inspired others, or to a direct representation of something you set out to accomplish and did so. These interpretations can refer to any part of the art-making process from subject matter to composition, to technique or tools used. We will be looking for quality work in a wide variety of mixed-media styles and categories including painting, collage, assemblage, jewelry, fiber art, book arts, mosaics and more.
All work must be submitted digitally, either online or via CD ROM/DVD. The latter must be labeled with your name and address and be accompanied by a color printout of the images. For judging purposes, images must be high quality, in RGB color mode, JPEG format, and 72dpi. All file names must be labeled as: last name, first name, entry number (should correspond to the number on the entry form), [dot] file extension type (jpeg) with no spaces, additional punctuation or special characters. (Example: Davenport.Tonia3.jpg). Disks will not be returned.

selection process
Tonia Davenport and the Mixed-Media editorial staff of North Light Books will review all submissions. Art will be selected on the basis of general quality as well as suitability for this particular edition.
entry form
Enter online or use the downloadable entry form. If entering offline, the form must be completed and submitted along with your artwork, postmarked by December 3, 2012. Keep a copy of the entry form for yourself—we may refer to it in future correspondence.
entry fee
The fee is $25.00 for the first submission and $20.00 for each additional submission. If you are paying by check or money order please make them payable in U.S. funds to F+W Media, Inc. Entry fees are non-refundable.
notification and requirements of winners
Winners will be notified on or before December 31, 2012. Winners will be asked to provide specific written information about their selected work(s). This written information, in order to be accepted, will have to be provided on paper and electronically (i.e., via e-mail or on CD/DVD). Winners will be required to submit a 9″ × 12″ (approximate size) TIFF file (RGB format, 300dpi) for the work(s) to be published. For a list of winners, visit after January 1, 2013.
Occasionally we make portions of our customer list available to other companies so they may contact you about products and services that may interest you. If you prefer we withhold your name, send a note with your name, address and the competition name to: List Manager, F+W Media, Inc., 10151 Carver Road Ste. 200, Blue Ash, Ohio 45242.

2013 Open Exhibition - CFA

2013 Open Exhibition 

Deadline for Entry: February 4th, 2013
Exhibition Dates: August 3rd - September 1st, 2013

Description: This is an Open Call for proposals for an exhibition in the summer of 2013. This call is open to all artists from North America working in all visual media. Proposals for exhibitions by both individuals and groups will be considered. Our jurors this year are Foon Sham, Samantha May, and Morgan Hungerford West.

Jurors:Samantha May is the Gallery Director of Hillyer Art Space, a non-profit D.C. art gallery dedicated to assisting local and international artists make their entrance, or re-entrance in to the DC art scene. At Hillyer Art Space she oversees all exhibiting artists, mounts the monthly gallery exhibits, and chairs the Artists’ Advisory Committee made up of well-established local artists; with Emeritusmembers including: Bill Christenberry, Sam Gilliam, and Manon Cleary.

Morgan Hungerford West is a visual artist working in a variety of mediums, from film and photography to large-scale, sculptural installations, stop-motion animation, and prop-styling. Her lifestyle blog, Panda Head, has chronicled her projects, writing, and photography since 2006; in 2008 she founded Panda Head Magazine, a Washington, DC art and style mag currently in its fifth year, and for which she serves as Editor. Born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Morgan currentlyresiding in the District of Columbia.

Foon Sham is a noted sculptor and professor, currently teaching the University of Maryland, College Park. He has had 30 solo exhibitions in the Washington Metropolitan region and in New York, Ohio, Delaware, New Mexico, Canada, Norway, Mexico, Australia and most recently in Hong Kong. His work have been included group exhibitions at Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington DC and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. His public collections include the large scale sculpture at the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metrorail Station, the Convention Center in Washington DC and recently the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, and many others across the globe. He has also received many noted awards; in Washington, DC he is represented by Project 4.

Download Complete Prospectus

For a hard copy of a prospectus, send a SASE to:
Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Call: 703-838-4565 x 4

Monday, November 19, 2012

CFA - On the Verge

"On the Verge" - At the Lowe House Office Building
Prince George's Delegation Area, Annapolis, MD.

January 11 - April 9, 2013
Presented by the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks of Recreation, Prince George's County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division

All submissions must be received by 4:00pm
The M-NCPPC, Department of Parks of Recreation, Prince George's County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division, with support from the Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council, is pleased to announce On the Verge: Extension, Transition, Conversation, this year's exhibition of Prince George's County artists in the Lowe House Office building in Annapolis, during the Maryland General Assembly's Legislative Session for 2013.

Verge is verb, signifying a shift, a switch, and evolution. Verge can also mean modification, expansion, and a substantial moment. This exhibition calls on Prince George's County artists to share their interpretation of what it means to be on the verge. As artists our perception of transition and change vary; is verge a meeting of artistic minds, a collaborative effort? Are you on the verge of a major decision in your studio? Or perhaps verge is an important moment for you conceptually or formally, on the cusp of a breakthrough in a new direction? The meaning of verge may present itself symbolically, through the exploration of boundaries, or literally through juxtapositions in ideas and materials. On the Verge provides an opening to reflect upon the interpretations ofverge, or verging, asking artists to present work related to insightful, prospective and major transitions, as they define it. This exhibition celebrates Prince George's County artists as well as art's ability to represent these shifts and express the experiences that bring us all together.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

CHAW Opportunity for Photographers

CHAW’s 7th Annual Photography Exhibition
November 08 - December 14

Call for Submissions:
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s 7th Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition, February 2nd through March 1st 2013
Looking for any and all types of contemporary photography: traditional, alternative, black and white, color, photojournalism, fine art, time based, performance, installation… if you think it involves photography, please submit!
Ø  Cash awards
Ø  All participating artists will be invited to participate in a workshop on business tips for the artist, including materials on networking, marketing, and funding
Ø  One or more participating artist(s) will be invited to participate in a public art project at Canal Park in 2013

The exhibition will be curated by Bruce McKaig, Chair of the Photography Department at CHAW (
All submissions online, deadline for entries: December 14th 2012

View the Website here to register

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Medicine / No More Bad Dreams

No More Bad Dreams

Good things come to those who wait! Man, I have been working on this piece since August, and I finally finished it. Whew, I impressed myself! I must give credit to two people for this piece though.

First is Sam Cooper for allowing me to create my vision of the song "Medicine" by his band Sam Cooper and the Sleepwalkers. This is the Fifth piece in the Lyrical Visions album artwork series, where I create a piece of work based off of a local DC/MD/VA musician or bands song they send to me.

I was captivated by the band's music, that my friend Michael Avolio turned me onto, so much so that I reached out to them and asked if they would like to participate in my little project.

Like the other musicians I worked with, they choose the song for me to interpret. And I was thoroughly impressed with the song, that I had multiple ideas going through my head in warp drive!

Which brings me to giving credit to another for this. My muse, Melissa de la Rosa helped me narrow down my ideas to something very similar to what the finished piece looks like. She also helped me look through the plethora of pictures in my database to find just the right image to use as a focal point. (I don't know what I would do without her!)

This song has a sway and swagger to it, that just resonates imagery. Take a listen for yourself, and purchase their EP New Typewriter Moon which contains the song "Medicine."

Thursday, November 15, 2012

OUTER SPACE is accepting proposals for 2013

How to Submit

OUTER SPACE is accepting proposals from artists and curators for 2013
Please submit the following materials to
5 images of works for considerationArtist or Curatorial Statement Resume or
A brief statement describing your exhibition proposal and desired time slot
Exhibits run for one weekend every two months.
Open Slots:January 11-13, 2013
March 15-17, 2013
May 17-19, 2013
July 12-14, 2013
September 13-15, 2013
October 18-20, 2013
December 6-8, 2013
OUTER SPACE is located in the alley between Upshur and Taylor Streets NW, accessible off of 13th Street NW in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, DC.
Please send all inquiries to Chandi Kelley and Frank Adams at
More information can be found at

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Falls Church Arts - CFA Adventures

Call for Artists


January 4 thru February 3, 2013
Meg Walsh Chincoteague Painting

A call for artists to reveal their adventures.

"A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind." 

All artists and all media are eligible to be entered in this juried 
Falls Church Arts Show and Sale.  

 Entry Deadline (e.mail)
9 pm, Sunday, December 9, 2012
deliver entry form* and photos to
Stifel and Capra, Sunday 5 pm, December 9, 2012
Art and Frame of Falls Church, Saturday 6 pm, December 8, 2012

Juried Show open to all artists.  Artists will be notified of their acceptance by 
December 16 at 9 pm by e.mail or phone.

Delivery of Accepted Art Works
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
10 am to noon 
7 - 8 pm

Opening & Meet the Artists Reception 
Friday, January 4, 2013
7 - 9:30 pm
Art Pick-up
Monday, February 4, 2013
10 am - 12 noon 
7 - 8 pm

Questions? Please call Falls Church Arts at

*Entry form will be sent out no later than November 15.

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Force Legacy

The Force Legacy

Use the Force! This piece was commissioned by a collector who enjoys pop culture. I enjoyed creating my own interpretation of such a unique icon. As a fan of Star Wars myself, I included Lots of hidden images throughout the piece.

This piece is an open commissioned, so if anyone else is interested in having a version of it hanging in your home or office, please let me know.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Artist Opportunities - Art League Blog

Read on for this week’s opportunities. You can click the banner above to view past opportunities posts.
Sandy’s Stories
Deadline: November 19, 2012. GWU’s Gallery 102 invites submissions of original artwork for a Spring exhibition, “Sandy’s Stories: An Epilogue of Hurricane Sandy.” This exhibition will explore the internal discoveries made by individuals during the historic storm. Interested artists may send images, concepts, or questions to by November 19 for exhibition in early Spring. For more information, download this PDF.
See this long list of residencies with upcoming deadlines at Daily Campello Art News.
The following opportunities with upcoming deadlines were previously featured on this blog:
Fine Art Photography Exhibit
Deadline: November 14, 2012. The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all artists in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico to enter its open-juried all photography competition, “Focal Point.” Any original work created in any form of photography, following exhibition guidelines, will be considered. Works selected will be on exhibit in the MFA’s Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD from February 1 to February 24, 2013. For more information, click here.
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Deadline: December 21, 2012. BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD is accepting entries for exhibits in 2014. Entry is open to all artists 18 years and over residing in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC. The entry fee is $35. For the entry form and more details, click here.

Focal Point: Fine Art and Creative Photography - CFA

Focal Point 2013:
Fine Art and Creative Photography
National Juried Exhbition
View prospectus (corrected prospectus)

Entery Deadline: November 14, 2012
Juror: Alex Castro
Alex Castro, artist and architect, founding partner and Creative Director of Urbanite Magazine in Baltimore.
Artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada are invited to enter Focal Point: Fine Art and Creative Photography. The selected works will be on exhibit in the MFA’s Circle Gallery from February 1 through February 24, 2013.
  •  Seeking any original work created through any
  • All work and entries must comply with MFA Exhibition Guidelines
  • One-two entries $35 (MFA members $20), additional four entries $5.00 each.   

Cash awards total $1,000. Award contributers and recipients will be listed in the exhibition catalog

About the Juror:
Alex Castro is an artist and Architect who has designed exhibits for the Los Angeles
County Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Smithsonian Institution, to name a few. His architectural work can be seen throughout the Baltimore area and include collaborative works for building design on the American Visionary Art Museum. Alex is the founder and principal of Castro/Arts, a design firm focusing on architectural design, exhibitions, books and film. He is a founding partner and Creative Director of Urbanite Magazine in Baltimore. He is currently a lecturer of art at Washington College in Chestertown, MD.
 Cash awards total $1000. Award contributers and recipients will be listed in the exhibition catalog.
Specific awards will be given for the following catagories:
  •  B&W
  •  Color
  •  Creative (e.g. manual manipulation, mixed medium, 3-D;you are limited only by imagination and tools!).

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Musical Visions: Live Music & Art Auction

I am honored to be a part of this benefit auction! I created an original piece of work specifically for this show. I was so glad Bud Wilkinson, an amazing artist and musician in his own right, informed me about this organization. 

I hope that many of you can make it to the event! Once, I'm done with my radio show appearance, I will try to stop. THANK YOU!


At Hungry for Music, our mission is to get instruments into the hands of kids who are eager to learn but can’t afford to buy their own. We collect a lot of donated instruments. Some are lightly used. Some never have produced a note of music. But many have exhausted their usefulness – as musical instruments.

We get asked frequently, “What do you do with the instruments that don’t work anymore?”

What if they could be used for something else? It turns out they can. In fact, it turns out they can be transformed into remarkably striking art. We plan to throw a party with great music, food and drink, and show and sell that art to benefit Hungry for Music. The event will be Nov. 8 at the Gibson Guitar VIP Showroom, 709 G Street NW, Suite 400, in Washington, D.C.

We teamed with local artists Ellyn Weiss and Richard Dana, old friends from our days at the Millennium Arts Studio in Southwest D.C., to find artists to transform old musical instruments into works of art.

Some 20-30 artists will participate. They will create artwork that will be sold in a silent auction that will take place during the event.

DC artists come together to support Hungry for Music with fundraiser art auction & Bluegrass, Blues, & Jazz trios providing entertainment throughout the evening
First Set - Bob Perilla's Big Hillbilly Bluegrass
Second Set - Rick Franklin & Charles Solomon Blues
Third Set - Bohemian Caverns Jazz Trio

Musical Visions:
Live Music & Art Auction
Bluegrass/Blues/Jazz & Instruments Altered by Artists

Thursday, November 8
7 pm - 11 pm (doors 6:30)

Gibson Guitar VIP Showroom
709 G Street, Level 400
Washington, DC

Across from National Portrait Gallery
Door to elevator, next to Redline Restaurant

How Much?
Tickets (option to donate more): $30.00

If you donate $75.00 or more you receive HFM Chanukah or Christmas CD, HFM t-shirt, and an opportunity to win a $5,000.00 guitar.

Tickets available at

Questions? email

I love this original piece, I created for this event!


I love all the hidden images I included in this piece! Also can you find all six guitars, one for each string. 

The title is fascinating to me as well. Transpose music (notes, tones, melodies) as well as Transpose what you originally saw in my art, and what you can see when you look deeper. 


Monday, November 5, 2012

Family Art Night and Silent Auction

I will be donating a multitude of older pieces to this organization for a silent auction to benefit their art program. 

Thursday, November 15, from 6-8 p.m. It is a fun event for the whole family. Participate in free art activities and a silent auction! A percentage of sales will support the Marshall Art program. If you would like to attend please RSVP to this event. Hope to see you there!

Thank you again for your generosity in supporting our event. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact Jessica Lawson at (703) 794-0125 or Marshall art teacher Ann Bovenzi at (703) 791-2099.

The Wild Kat Show

I will be appearing on the Wild Kat radio show on November 8th between 7pm and 8pm! If you've ever tuned in before, this should be a fun time!

You can tune in by going to the website and clicking on "Listen Now". You can also download the app TuneIn (, and select the station "The Flow" to listen on your phones. And of course join the Facebook group page  and follow on Twitter @thewildkatshow!

The Wild Kat Show is committed to creating a platform for artists, musicians, social entrepreneurs, small businesses and the unsung heroes who have been overlooked by the mainstream media, yet are worthy of an audience. It is our goal to allow these talented individuals to present themselves through an accessible medium in a fun yet education manner. Not only does our show help to bring public recognition to these individuals, it brings to the public eye quality art, fashion and entertainment sources, as well as new business ventures, social justice issues, non-profit organizations and cause related entities.

Arts for Arthritis Gala 2012

I will be donating two of my pieces to this event. I contributed to this organization last year, and I am pleased they asked me to help again this year!

On Saturday evening, November 17, 2012, the Arthritis Foundation will celebrate its annual Arts for Arthritis Gala, a festive black-tie dinner dance featuring a live and silent auction to benefit the Arthritis Foundation, Mid Atlantic Region at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington, DC. It is also an opportunity for the Arthritis Foundation to present several awards to outstanding community leaders including the Marriott Lifetime Achievement Award and the President’s Award. We expect more than 300 community advocates, members of Congress and partners of the health care industry to attend.

As the primary non-government funder of arthritis research in the world, the Arthritis Foundation is the only voluntary health agency helping people take greater control of arthritis by leading efforts to prevent, control and cure arthritis and related diseases. Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the nation affecting 50 million Americans. This condition includes more than 100 different diseases and affects people of all age groups, including 300,000 children.

The success of this evening will truly depend on the generosity of many. For more information, please contact Katy Ahmed at or 202-787-5327
We look forward to working with you to ensure a future with less pain.

WHAT:  Arts for Arthritis Gala
Black-tie gala with dinner, dancing and live and silent
Auctions featuring fine works of art and more.

WHEN:  Saturday, November 17, 2012
6:30pm until Midnight

WHERE:  The Ritz Carlton Hotel
1150 22nd Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20037

Call for Artists VCU Medical Center

I received this email earlier today. 
Dear Fellow Artists:

Please see the attchment to this Email.

VCU Medical Center has three Galleries at the hospital.  If you are interested in having an exhibit in one of the galleries please send the required material to the address on the announcement.

I also purchase the art for the Hospital; so even if you are not interested in an exhibition send me a link to your website.  There are projects that I am looking for original artwork.


P. Muzi Branch, Director
Arts in Healthcare
VCU Medical Center

Call for Artists
The Arts in Healthcare Program at VCU Health System announces a call for exhibition proposals for the 2013/2014 exhibition season.  This call is open to all artists in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, West Virginia and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older. “Arts in Healthcare” utilizes four galleries located in three hospital buildings for these exhibitions.   Two of which are located on the first floor of the Gateway Building. One is located on the ground floor of North Hospital and another is located at the Massey Cancer Center at Stony Point. Each gallery can accommodate approximately 20 works (depending upon their size) for a period of 60 days.  Please note that the galleries cannot accommodate work that is larger than 48” in height or large sculptures. 

Rules for Submission
  • All artwork must be original and completed within the last four years.
  • All media (with the exception of video) are accepted.
  • There is a non refundable $10 processing fee (make check or money order payable to VCUHS Department of Cultural Programs).
  • Slides or digital files must support the proposals.
  • All submissions must contain 20 digital files or slides, resume, artist’s statement, processing fee. and self-addressed stamped envelope large enough to return materials.  Please send to:

P. Muzi Branch, Director
Department of Cultural Programs
Clinical Support Center 3rd Floor Rm. 307A
P.O. Box 980510
Richmond, VA 23298

The deadline for submissions is November 19, 2012.  Submissions WILL NOT be accepted after the deadline. 
Artists offered an exhibition will be notified by December 19, 2012.  If chosen, the work must be hand-delivered.  The artist is responsible for the cost of delivering the artwork to and picking it up from the hospital gallery.  Artwork can be “for sale”; however, 20% of the sale price will be donated to the hospital. Please be assured that the artworks are fully insured for their retail value while in the possession of the hospital.  Pedestals are provided for three-dimensional work.

Arts in Healthcare is a comprehensive fine arts program designed specifically for the contemporary health care environment at the VCU Health System – Medical College of Virginia Hospitals and Physicians.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Maryland CFA's


Begin the New Year by submitting a work of art to the
Montpelier All Hung, All Galleries
January 8 - 25, 2012, Free Public Reception: Sunday, January 8, 2-4 pm
Drop-off date for artwork: January 4, 10 am-8 pm The Montpelier Arts Center is delighted to offer an opportunity for all artists to exhibit their works during the biennial All Hung. All works must be brought to the Arts Center on JANUARY 4 between 10 am and 8 pm. Each person may bring only one piece, which must be framed and matted with hooks and wire suitable for hanging. Artwork may not exceed 35 inches in any direction . There is no hanging fee or commission on the sale of work. Artists must be more than 18 years of age. Arrive early, first come, first hung!
All artwork must be picked up on January 26, between 10 am and 8 pm. No exceptions!

Laurel Art Guild Open Juried Exhibition , Main Gallery
March 4- April 1, 2012, Free Public Reception: Sunday, March 4, 2-4 pm
Deadline to apply: January 30, 2012. Juror: Artist and Gallery owner: Norman Parrish.
PDF Download the application and prospectus
The biennial Library Gallery Competition for one person and group shows of Maryland artists is chosen by an outside juror. The next competition will be announced in late 2012.

BlackRock Center for the Arts Call to Artists 2014

BlackRock Center for the Arts
Call to Artists 2014

BlackRock Center For the Arts is accepting entries for exhibits January - December 2014.

You can download the prospectus by clicking the link to the right or go to

Friday, December 21, 2012
Entry Fee:
$35 check or money order made payable to BlackRock Center for the Arts
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 gallery space.  Its high white walls and beautiful windows allows in just the right amount of natural light. We take pride in the outstanding artists we have exhibited over the years, which have been reviewed by Claudia Rousseau, Lenny Campello, and other art critics in the area.


The Call to Artists is open to all artists residing in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC over the age of 18 for original artwork only. All work must be ready for sale and to be presented in a professional manner to the public at the time of delivery. (See Terms for Exhibit for details.) Pedestals are available for three-dimensional work.

Selection Process

This call will cover exhibits in the Gallery from January to December 2014. An exhibit may include one applicant or a combination of applicants, based on the judgment of jurors (i.e., 1 or 2 wall artists may be combined with a pedestal artist). A jury will select the artists and create eight exhibits to be included in the exhibit year. This season, the jury panel is comprised of Lenny Campello (artist, writer, blogger), Marsha Staiger (artist, Torpedo Factory), and Tim Tate (artist, Washington Glass School). In addition, the panel will have an alternate juror, Krista Bradley (Executive Director of BlackRock).

Gallery Panorama
Send to:
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Call to Artist
12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874


Gallery Manager

All correspondance by e-mail, no phone calls please.