Tuesday, January 31, 2006

mailing list

I am updating my mailing list.
If you are interested in receiving mail from me concerning faux finishing, decorative products, or art exhibitions, please email me with you physical address:

here to Email


Submitting your work / Frequently Asked Questions:

*How do I contact DCAC about getting my own art show?
You may submit your portfolio (10-20 slides or a CD of images are acceptable) to DCAC along with your resume. Mail these to:

c/o Gallery Manager
2438 18th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

You will be notified that we have received your submission and a Visual Arts Committee made up of selected curators and the director of DCAC will work together to choose the exhibits we show.

more than just concrete disc art

another group drawing

a map of my last 100 visitors

some wall finishes

These are a few of the wall finishes i offer through Scenic Artisans, my faux painting business

illustration friday- glamour

this was done as part of my monday night group art project with three other artists
Rania Hassan, Kirk Waldroff, and Kristina Bilonik.

here are more

Sunday, January 29, 2006

a quote.

"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."
-Alexander Graham Bell

in my dreams....

this is just about across the street from my house. if it were my studio, i could walk to work, past all the new shops on north capitol. maybe stop off for a coffee at the Old Firehouse Cafe, or a beer on the way home, at the Old FireHouse Brew Pub.

I could put a sign out from for my faux painting business. i could have the high visiblity of a place on North Capitol.

ML#: DC5508084 LP: $899,000
Status: ACTIVE DOMM/DOMP: 10/10
Ownership: Fee Simple Total Tax: $2,638
Date Avail: Ground Rent:
Type: Multi-Family Area:
Style: Federal Map Coord: 3514/0003
BR/FB/HB: 8/1/ Tot Fin Sqft: 4,147
Lot AC/SF: .020 / 889 HOA/CC Fee: /
Model: Yr Blt: 1900
Lvls/Fpl: 4/5 Vacation Y/N: No
Construction: Brick
Basement: Yes, Full, Improved
Parking: Street
# Gar/Cpt/Assgn: //
Heat/Cool: None/None/None/None
Water/Swr: Public/Public Sewer
List Date: 19-Jan-2006 Update Date: 20-Jan-2006
Company: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

here are more pictures

Any Patrons of the Arts out there that would like to fund my studio?

Saturday, January 28, 2006

the hardness of art

heres a link to an article i had to read in an art class while in college

Hardness of art

one of the masses

i'm one of the masses that spends more time at the NGA and Hirshorn than i do at galleries around the city.
I know its not the proper action of an artist trying to support his friends and fellow artists in already difficult field. I berate the washington post for playing the museums and leaving the galleries on the sideline. I know i know....
still. I know the hours of the museums. i know what days they are open. there is no lurking gallery owner that stands and watches or completely ingnores my pressence. there is no pretense whatsoever in the NGA.

and look at this

I can be completely alone with art.

so the cezanne show. damn, i wanna see that. The NGA and the Smithsonian Insitute are two of the short list of reasons i made DC my home. I have always LOVED museums, and to have sooo many and soo free! how could i not praise them?

January 29 - May 7, 2006
West Building, Main Floor
Overview: Cézanne in Provence will be the principal international exhibition marking 2006 as the centenary of the death of Paul Cézanne (1839-1906). A key figure in the impressionist and post-impressionist movements, he is often seen as the father of modern art. This exhibition, by focusing on the works Cézanne painted in and around his native Aix-en-Provence, will celebrate the landscape and the rich associations it had for him.

Approximately 100 of Cézanne's greatest oil paintings and watercolors will demonstrate his intense, emotional engagement with the countryside of his birthplace, where he painted some of his most compelling landscapes, penetrating portraits of family members, and the monumental Bathers from the National Gallery, London. Works depicting such scenes as Cézanne's family home of Jas de Bouffan, Mont Sainte-Victoire, the Mediterranean coast at L'Estaque, the dramatic quarry at Bibémus, and the Château Noir will come from public and private collections throughout Europe and the United States.

heres the... urgggg. Blake "Pandamania rocks!" Gopnik piece in the post

cultural development corp

check out this meeting:

Please join CuDC staff and other area artists to learn more about CuDC's current projects at one of the following Live/Work Housing Information Sessions:

*Tuesday, February 7, 2006, 6:30-8:30pm
*Sunday, February 26, 2006, 1:00-3:00pm

Both sessions will be held at the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint: 916 G Street, NW, convenient to both the Gallery Place and Metro Center Metro stations. For more information call 202-315-1324.

Friday, January 27, 2006



The Warehouse, Washington DC's downtown arts complex, is hosting an exhibition to benefit the New Orleans arts community and Habitat for Humanity Gulf Coast Recovery Efforts featuring work by NOLA artists and others. Opening on Mardi Gras day (February 28, 2006), the exhibit provides an opportunity for NOLA artists to share their diverse styles and unique viewpoints with a broad audience. The exhibition is being organized by Beth Baldwin of the Shakespeare Theatre in cooperation with Paul and Molly Ruppert at The Warehouse.

This serves as an open call for submissions to the Warehouse Gallery show in Washington DC, February 28, 2006. All New Orleans artists are invited and encouraged to participate. There is no entry fee and each artist is allowed multiple submissions.

Art must be delivered to Beth Baldwin at the address listed below by February 21, 2006. Shipping costs to Washington DC must be paid by individual artists.

Return delivery costs are being negotiated to offset costs for artists. Art must be ready to hang, framed or unframed. Special instructions for hanging pieces should be included w/each submission. Contact Beth regarding sculpture or any other 3D or installation piece and its requirements.

Artist commission: 60% of each sale goes to individual artists; 20% of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to Habitat for Humanity; 20% to Warehouse Gallery.

Please pass this information along to any artist who may be interested in showing their work. Contact Beth Baldwin at the email address below with questions. Please do not contact The Warehouse directly.

Beth Baldwin

3600 Oak Lane

Mt. Rainier, MD 20712

Contact: gobethgo@gmail.com


Warehouse Gallery

1017-1021 7th Street NW

Washington, DC 20001

warehouse theatre

The Warehouse consists of:

* WAREHOUSE THEATER: a 120-seat black box theater

* WAREHOUSE GALLERY: a gallery showcasing emerging artists from Washington

and beyond

* WAREHOUSE CAFE: a place for coffee drinks, home-made sweets, a sandwich

and a drink before the show

* WAREHOUSE NEXT DOOR: the music venue

* WAREHOUSE SECOND STAGE: a 45-seat black box

* WAREHOUSE SCREENING ROOM: a 50-seat screening room for local filmmakers,

small scale film festivals and private screenings

hopper video

there is some interesting stuff here:

hopper video website

washington sculptors group

washington sculptors group

post about caravaggio book

read this DC art news post

Thursday, January 26, 2006

today is

fill out forms day.

i picked up my work from Montpelier arts center this morning and am spending the next two days trying to apply for shows.

i have a stack of 15 calls for entries on my desk.

not my favorite part of being an artist.
anyone want to do office work for art?

Wednesday, January 25, 2006