Monday, September 26, 2011

Crafty Bastards 2011! This Saturday October 1st.

 Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is an exhibition and sale of handmade alternative arts and crafts from independent artists presented by the Washington City Paper. The fair is all-day, outdoors, free to attend, and will offer goods for sale, food, entertainment, prizes, and more!  If you've been to Crafty Bastards you know what a fun show it is. If you haven't, try to check it out.

Detail of Looking for a Hero
Glass, Steel
by Sean Hennessey

I'm excited to be an exhibitor again this year for this fantastic event. It's my 6th time showing at this event! This year I'll have a lot of new painted doors, and a news series of glass relief pieces light enough for you to carry home on the metro. 
Painted Cast Plaster Door
by Sean Hennessey

As usual, my wife, Rania Hassan, will be set up next to me. She's been printing notebooks and making new artworks will a determined fervor.
Bridges and Balloons
by Rania Hassan

You can find our booths, #34 and #35 using this handy map:

As you can see there's a lot going on this year. Come early and see everything!

Crafty Bastards
Saturday October 1st
2151 18th Street NW, DC in the heart of Adams Morgan.
10AM- 5PM

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Art This Week in DC

This is a pretty hot week for viewing Art in DC.

Check out these 3 cool events

(E)merge Art Fair

The (e)merge art fair celebrates galleries, artists, and the creative process with an an energetic environment of collaboration and discovery. The fair takes place September 22 - 25, 2011, in Washington, DC, within blocks of the U.S. Capitol Building, at the Capitol Skyline Hotel.

(e)merge features over 80 international exhibitors in two platforms: GALLERY PLATFORM - for galleries and nonprofit art spaces to show in the Hotel rooms on designated floors and ARTIST PLATFORM - for artists who are not represented, (e)merge will provide exhibition space, free of charge, for vetted works in various media (throughout the Hotel's public areas and grounds).

> Thursday, September 22: 7pm - 11pm
Preview the exhibition and enjoy a concert by the pool with:LouLou and the Dispappointer Sisters (featuring members of Thievery Corporation, Fugazi, French Toast and The Deadmen)
$25 advance purchase / $30 at the door.

> Friday, September 23: 12pm – 7pm
> Saturday, September 24: 12pm – 7pm
> Sunday, September 25: 12pm – 5pm

Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 “I” Street, SW
Washington D.C., DC 20024
(Cross Street is S Capitol Street SE)


No Kings Collective is proud to announce Submerge, a four day flash ‘art happening’. Submerge, though fine art centric, is really just about talent, period. The goal of this space is to display through visual art, music, comedy, culinary, home grown talent, both emerging and established.
NKC will craft a temporary space on the Shaw Main Street Corridor in an unparalleled merger of art and culture. Submerge comes to life in a dormant and underused retail property located at 1005 7th st NW Washington, DC at the base of this historic neighborhood. This space is rustic and industrial but warm, whose interior harkens to an earlier time in DC history with exposed rafters, original wall covering and aged brick interior. Submerge is a transformative environment, one that will cater to the expectations and curiosities’ of the novice and the experienced onlooker.
The space is free and open to the Public (few exceptions) and will be open daily from the 22nd through 25th of September with daytime and evening programming.

 7th and New York Avenue NW

But Is It Art

a DIY contemporary art show, will take place September 22-25, 2011, in Washington, DC. The Fair will feature dozens of local emerging artists in an exhibition of contemporary art.
The show will feature work from emerging artists in all media and disciplines. We are building walls for the exhibition space in the Wonderbox, an artist-run warehouse and studio space. We are also working with the local community at Hanover Place NW and So Others Might Eat, as well several of the artists at 52 O St. Studios to make this happen.
There will be a stage for performance pieces, places for sculpture, and spaces for site-specific installations. We are also painting a mural.

7:00 pm Thursday, Sept. 22
12:00-7:00 pm Friday-Saturday, Sept. 23-24
12:00-5:00 pm Sunday, Sept. 25

79 Hanover Place NW

The Fridge will be offering a free shuttle bus from their gallery to But Is It Art and (E)merge.
Shuttle schedule is here