Thursday, December 18, 2008

This Weekend

Last minute shopping?
Check out these arts markets where i'll be setting up:

1. Bloomingdale Holiday Arts Market
4-9 PM
Big Bear Cafe
First and R streets NW @ Florida.

Our vendor list includes:
Andrea Haffner ::

De*Nada Design ::

Sean Hennessey ::

goshdarnknit ::

Kristina Bilonick ::

Neighborhood Fiber Co ::

Realm Jewelry ::

Tiger Flight ::

2. Black Cat Rock n Shop
Black Cat
Mainstage, free admission.
1811 14th Street NW :: DC

Friday, December 12, 2008

open studios abounding tomorrow

see artists in the natural habitat!

Saturday, December 13th, 2:00pm -6:00pm
Washington Glass School
3700 Otis Street
Mt. Rainier, MD 20712

there will be maps to all the other studios open too!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

lights at the nga

lights at the nga
Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan
i went and saw the Pompeii exhibit at the NGA last week, but this was kinda cooler.

Friday, December 05, 2008

washington glass school blog

the washington glass school now has a blog.

and twitter .

things coming up

1. Washington Glass School Open House and Holiday Sale!

There will be art, glass, music, food, jewelry, craft, class discounts & more!
Artwork by glass artists (including Michael Janis, Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers, Sean Hennessey and all the Washington Glass Studio artists) will be on exhibit and for sale.

The adjoining artist studios will all be joining us to make for a huge event: Cool ceramics works from the artists of Flux Studios and Red Dirt Studios, including works by Novie Trump, Margaret Boozer, and Laurel Lukaszewski; amazing painting and encaustic works by Sinel/Stewart/Weiss Studios, Janis Goodman, Blue Fire Studio and the other artists in the Studios along the Railroad Tracks.

The Gateway Arts District has coordinated the surrounding arts & craft venues and galleries to coincide with events going from Mount Rainier through Brentwood and Hyattsville.

What : Annual Holiday Party and Sale!
Where : The Washington Glass School, 3400 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712
When : Saturday Afternoon, December 13th from 2pm to 6pm

Saturday, December 13th, 2:00pm -6:00pm
Washington Glass School
3700 Otis Street
Mt. Rainier, MD 20712

The Bloomingdale Holiday Art Market

Big Bear Cafe Art Market

Arts! Crafts! Cider! Fun!
Yes, it's happening again! The Bloomingdale Holiday Art Market returns for another fun show at the Big Bear Cafe. We're looking forward to our second annual handmade art market in the neighborhood and hope to see you there!

Save the Date! Saturday, December 20th, from 4-9pm at the Big Bear Cafe, 1st and R St NW in DC.

Come shop with amazing local artists including: Andrea Haffner, Sean Hennessey, Realm Jewelry, De*Nada Design, Kristina Bilonick, and more!

I Took The Handmade Pledge!
Buy Handmade this holiday season and support your local artists and designers! Have you taken the pledge yet?

3. Sign Up for my mold making/ concrete casting class
Class 906 - Mold Making / Concrete Casting & Finishing

Need a great industrial material to compliment your glass? Try concrete! In this class we will explore possibilities in flexible mold-making, concrete casting and finishing. We will make tiles, proper rubber molds, play with concrete using colorants and stains. You will walk away with a few finished pieces, molds for further reproductions, and the knowledge to tackle larger projects

Instructor Sean Hennessey
Dates Thursday evenings, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Time 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Tuition $250 per student (plus $100 lab fee payable to instructor)

more info here

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Recent job

I created a relief pattern on the frieze of this vent hood cover. I also matched the paint and glazing to the cabinets

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

tonight! Ofrenda!

Friday, Oct 31
Exhibition Opens
7:30 pm (Second Floor)
American Sinner (Folk Rock, Lower Stage)
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Highballers (Country, Lower Stage)
9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Uncle Eric (Electronica, Upper Stage)
11:00 pm - 2:00 am DJ Uncle Eric

1212 U St. NW, in Washington DC

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

hand casting, still more

this is the first layer of rubber.

it needs about four layers or so.

hand casting

hand casting
Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan
life has kept me a bit busy and not in the studio as much as i'd like this past month or so. still, i'm getting a little bit of work done each day.

both hands are now prepped for mold making!
the exciting saga continues!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

hand in progress

Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan
this is a plaster cast of a hand. i'm preparing it to make a two part rubber mold.

the clay walls form the parting line for the rubber.

stay tuned!

a little love

my work was included in this:

This weekend's Get the Look: Decor is inspired by the mixture of hard and soft in the lavender filled home of Abigail Ahern. She has achieved a unique harmony composed of completely disparate elements: industrial sculpture, oversize objects, cement and metal mixed with soft neutrals like lavender and grey, pops of vibrant color and 3D mop-like rugs. It all combines to form an exquisite balance that just can't be denied. Today we're going to show you how to achieve Abigail's brilliant decor using elements found on Etsy. You can view more inspiring photos of Abigail's home in the Sneak Peeks column on Design*Sponge.

Etsy Finds: Getting Abigail Ahern's Look - Home Decor Edition

you can purchase the piece HERE

Thursday, October 23, 2008

spooky green door

( click to see it)

Barry Schmetter , apparently in an euphoric state of inspiration from looking at my work,took this awesome shot of one of my concrete sculptures he so smartly picked up at a street festival.
; )

thanks barry!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Art on Halloween: Ofrenda


Art for the Dead

Almaz Ethiopian Restaurant
1212 U St. NW
Washington DC,
Fri, Oct 31
7:30 pm - 2 am
Sat, Nov 1
1 pm - 2 am

Get all the scoop here at

Pruitt Allen, Michael Auger, Jennifer Beinhacker, Jennifer Bishop, Alison Christ, Andrea Collins, Megan Draheim, Victor Ferrante, Cavan Fleming, Vickie Fruehauf, Rania Hassan, Sean Hennessey, Jeannette Herrera, Matt Hollis, Paul Jutton, Rob Lindsay, Carrie Lipscomb, Bono Mitchell, Nancy McIntyre, Johanna Mueller, Thomas Paradis, Chris Peloso, Kevin Perone, Caren Quinn, Paivi Salonen, Heather Schmaedeke, Kerri Sheehan, Kimberly Stark, Marina Starkova, Erika Stone, Henrik Sundqvist, Sally Tsou, Pindar Van Arman, Jack Whitsitt, Alexandra Zealand

Friday, Oct 31
Exhibition Opens
7:30 pm (Second Floor)
Paint Sugar Skulls
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (with Heather Schmaedeke)
American Sinner (Folk Rock, Lower Stage)
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Highballers (Country, Lower Stage)
9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
DJ Uncle Eric (Electronica, Upper Stage)
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

Outside Altar by Rob Lindsay
Inside Altar (Second Floor) by Andrea Collins

Come Dressed Day of the Dead Style! And don't forget to bring your offering to our two public altars.

Saturday, Nov 1
Exhibition Opens
1:00 pm (Second Floor)
Flo Anito (Pop, Lower Stage)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Meet the Artist (Second Floor)
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Yoko K (Electronica, Upper Stage)
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
David London (Magic, Upper Stage & Lower Stage)
12:00 am - 12:30 am
Aligning Minds, 88 Aleph Zero (Electronica, Upper Stage)
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

tonight! a free local sculpture slide show!

Washington Sculptors Group

Monday, October 20th 6:30 pm

The Charles Sumner School
1201 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Accessible by both Farragut North and West Metro Stations

Reception following at Beacon Bar and Grill

Sunday, October 19, 2008

metal casting

metal casting
Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan
i attended a bronze and aluminum pour today. i'll post pictures of the finished pieces once i clean them up.



Deadline: November 21, 2008 at 5:30pm
Budget: $200,000

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), in collaboration with the Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Adams Morgan community, seek an artist or artist team to design, create and install a permanent outdoor installation at the corner of 18th Street and Columbia Road, NW, Washington D.C. The objective of this project is to create a distinctive art piece that communicates the history and current character of the surrounding community and commercial district. The work will reflect the cultural diversity of the neighborhood and enhance the pedestrian experience.

To download the Call to Artist please visit, or for further questions contact Deirdre Ehlen at 202-724-5613 or by email

Saturday, October 18, 2008

big ass faux painted columns

these gigantic columns are at the national building museum which is always a great place to visit

the sculptural frieze around the outside is terrific, the gift shop is the best in the city, and they have cool exhibits.

i saw the Architectural Details exhibit and was very impressed and inspired.

Monday, October 06, 2008

New Stuff in my Shop

I've added some new pieces to my online store. I've got quite a few new pieces that i will be adding this week. I ship everywhere.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Art on the Avenue this Saturday.

Rania and I will be set up For this years Arts on the Avenue.

come check it out
Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Rey


click here for a large map
to show you where Del Rey is.

By Metro: Your best bet to the festival!
Braddock Road is the Metro stop nearest Art on the Avenue. Each half hour, starting at 10:00 am until 6:00 pm, there will be two trolleys going to and from the corner of Bellefonte/Mt. Vernon Avenue and the Braddock Road Metro Station. If you prefer, the Festival is a 15 minute walk from the Metro stop. Simply exit the station and turn right to Braddock Road. Follow Braddock Road under the underpass to the next light and turn right onto Mt. Vernon Avenue.

Monday, September 29, 2008

crafty bastards 08

Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan
once again crafty bastards proved itself to be the coolest thing going on in dc.

to those that made it out, thank you!
all the visitors were so positive and friendly and fun!

its shows like this that made a body happy to be an artist, and make it worth all the hard work that a show entails. thank you everybody!

Friday, September 26, 2008

If i wasn't a Bastard, this is what i'd do this weekend


I'd go see POTUS
or.... is the debate on or not??

I'd go to the new connor contemporary space

I'd got Crafty Bastards and a great art opening at Maurine Littleton Gallery

as it happens i'll be a crafty bastards and i've still got stuff to do for it, as well as some other projects that just need to get done... anyway come over and say hi on sunday.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A proposal for an arts center along North Capitol

here is a proposal that i fully support for the reutilization of Cook Elementary at 30 P street NW.
(kinda like my hope for Swampoodle Art's, a couple years back)
please provide input, if you have any.

The Gist for the skimmers: Artomatic + WPA + Warehouse Theatre/Gallery/ Cafe = teh awesome. please support it.

A collaborative arts center located at J.F. Cooke Elementary School

FLUX is a collaborative arts center partnering the visual and performing arts, arts
administration, community arts programming, artist studio space, and a design workshop
under one roof. The mission of the FLUX partners, the Washington Project for the Arts,
The Warehouse Theater & Gallery, and Artomatic, is to create a synergetic hub for the
arts that meets the needs of area artists, designers, performers, residents and arts
administrators by creating a multi-purpose flexible venue which is deeply used to further
the mission of the individual partners and provide unique, exciting and culturally rich
community benefits.

The Washington Project for the Arts, founded in 1975, has a rich 31-year history as an
artist member organization, with over 1200 members, and a provider of engaging, highprofile,
well-attended arts programming in the DC metropolitan region. The WPA has
implemented and supported programs that include exhibitions, panel discussions,
printed catalogues, a digital artfile, ArtFile Online and a comprehensive artist directory
that benefits local residents.
The Warehouse Theater & Gallery is Washington’s leading alternative art space.
Currently located in three historic buildings on 7th Street NW, the Warehouse presents
independent and experimental theater, music, art, film, dance and happenings
Artomatic began in 1999 when three hundred and fifty artists cleaned, lit, painted and
colonized the Manhattan Laundry building for a 6 week art show. Over 50,000 visitors
attended the most recent Artomatic 2008, held in the NoMa area of downtown

Given the substantial lack of studio, gallery, performance and arts administration office
space, this facility could potentially fill critical needs in the city’s arts-space continuum.
The property requires little alterations to be repurposed for artist studios, exhibit space,
classrooms, performance and rehearsal space, office space, and the required
administrative, storage and other support space. FLUX will be developed and managed in
a collaborative model with complimentary partners whose use of the space would
provide a dynamic and synergetic presence in the community and create affordable
workspace and venues appropriate to house artist studios, galleries, theatre space, a
community arts workshop space, a design workshop and arts administration offices.
Professional artists require particular physical characteristics – high ceilings, natural
light and ventilation. The lack of an industrial base, compounded by the limited
development envelope, has always made finding affordable studio space a particular
challenge for District artist residents.

Creating FLUX addresses three critical needs facing the artists of the District of
Columbia: 1) viable, affordable work/studio space; 2) effective facility management of a
visual arts center and community facility; and 3) professional yet nurturing arts
environments that encourage innovation and the creative process. FLUX will adapt the
space to provide low-cost studio, exhibit, design, and theatre and support space to
District artists and visual arts organizations, allowing their focus to remain on the
artistic process and community service.

• Cultural Experiences Monthly open studios will invite area residents to engage
artists, purchase their work, and engage in community arts programming.
Residents will also have the opportunity to attend gallery openings, rotating
exhibitions and artist talks. The gallery and theatre will host events featuring well
known local artists, performances, art workshops, discussion groups and artist
• Performing Arts A regular program of theatre performances will be planned,
along with music and spoken word events, workshops and special theatrical
events, affording area residents the opportunity to access high quality theatre in
their neighborhood.
• Festivals/Markets The land surrounding the building would be used for weekly
artist’s markets, outdoor sculpture and other outdoor community events.
• Arts Education and Salons The Washington Project for the Arts and Artomatic
will hold regular workshops and classes covering best practices for professional
artists and will also engage outside speakers to lecture to the local arts
community. Regular salons for WPA member and studio artists will take place in
the workshop, along with classes led by artists for area teens interested in careers
in arts and design.
• Arts and Design Administration Office space for Artomatic and a separate
design workshop for resident designers, the fastest growing component of artists
living in DC, provides a hub for individual and area culture groups to work
together in creating and designing websites, print materials, theatre sets,
exhibitions, and other special events, both internally at FLUX, and for outside
clients where there is high demand for design services.
• Community Meetings FLUX will be an accessible space for community residents.
The classrooms, gallery and conference room will be available for ANC and
community meetings, plus other civic associations or neighborhood groups.

Space allocation of the 43,500 feet would be as follows:
�� 1st floor: Box office, Theatre manager, Warehouse office space, Design
Workshop and rehearsal, set storage space, community workshop space,
�� 2nd floor: Artist Studios, and studio manager office space
�� 3rd floor: Large gallery in former library, artist studio space, kitchen,
workshop, community space, WPA Office, Artomatic Office space
�� The parking lot and adjacent area could be used for festivals, artist
markets, weekend outdoor events and outdoor sculpture space.
Washington Project for the Arts, The Warehouse Theater & Gallery, and Artomatic
propose to manage and use J.F. Cook Elementary School at 30 P Street, NW as a
collaborative visual, performing arts, design, and arts administration center that serves
multiple constituencies and attracts a broad audience. This use incorporates a variety of
culture and community needs which could create a neighborhood asset and a prominent
regional destination. The reuse of the property as a visual and performing arts center,
arts administration offices, and a design workshop will allow it to provide a haven for
some of our city’s hardest working residents – our artists – and a cultural haven for area
residents and their families.

Paul Ruppert -
Adam Griffiths –

moving forward with the waxes.....

Sunday, September 21, 2008

making waxes

making waxes
Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan
in preparation for some bronze pieces.


please come out and show your support for our DC arts community.

Artists’ Reception
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 from 5:00PM –7:00PM

John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004
• General Public is invited
• Photo ID required to enter this building
• Free Admission and Refreshments
• RSVP requested to PUBLICARTEVENTS@DC.GOV OR 202-724-5613
• Metro: Metro Center (Red/Orange/Blue lines) or Federal Triangle (Orange/Blue lines)
• Limited metered and garage parking nearby

Monday, September 15, 2008

its been so action packed

i've been not really keeping up with all thats been going on lately. hopefully you got my newsletter which has recapped and forewarned you of a lot of it. (sign up for it in the right margin)

This past weekend was a brutal olympian venture into three heated and rained packed days of Arts on Foot and Adams Morgan Day. i'm still a bit exhausted today. thanks to all that came out!

Last week a spectacular group show that i'm in Glass:Evolving opened at VisArts, a stunning art center in the new downtown Rockville.

In July, i took part in X in DC. It happens once a month. go check it out.

I've got a piece hanging at Art Whino in National Harbor.

and i just painted the set for Henry IV over at the folger theatre.

I've been organizing some events for the Washington Sculptors Group

Coming up i'll be participating in Crafty Bastards and Arts on the Avenue.

Tonight, i'm off to do some metal casting at DC Glassworks. Hopefully i'll have some cool new stuff to show soon.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

art tonight! plus stuff this weekend

I have a piece in Glass:Evolving, a show that opens at the relatively new VisArts in Rockville tonight at 6:30- 8:30. I'll be exhibiting with an impressive array of sculptors in a beautiful space.

use the Rockville Metro Station.
155 Gibbs Street, Suite 300
Rockville, MD 20850


Friday and Saturday i'll be setting up at Arts on Foot in front of the Portrait Gallery.
this is a great street festival.
Arts On Foot

Art Market Preview
Friday, September 12
Noon – 7:00pm

Saturday, September 13

11:00am – 5:00pm

Centered at 7th and F streets, NW

Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown


Sunday is Adams Morgan Day and i'll be participating with the Artists on Belmont.

Adams Morgan Day

Adams Morgan Day Festival 2008
Sunday, Sept 14 30th Anniversary Noon till 7pm
(Arts on Belmont opens at 10:00am)

Friday, September 05, 2008

some stuff i've been painting lately.

i've been busier than i have anticipated and have neglected my blog.

this floor is for the production of henry IV at the folger theatre.

i've been working on some new pieces for Arts on Foot and Adams Morgan Day, both NEXT weekend. Also, i have a piece in a glass exhibition that opnes on wednesday at VisArts in Rockville. That should be a terrific show and i'm really honored to be exhibiting with some amazing artists.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

sculptors happy hour. monday night

WSG Sculptors Happy Hour
Please join us to meet and chat about sculpture with fellow sculptors and sculpture
lovers on the last Monday of every month at 6:00 PM

September 25th!

Gordon Biersch

900 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

Take the Metro!
Gallery Place Station
9th Street Exit

Ask the Hostess where the washington sculptors group is sitting!
usually we're off to the right, on the tall tables by the f street windows.

you dont need to be a member to join us.
everyone is invited.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

working on some glass pieces

i'm still here.

newsletter coming out soon.
sign up in the margin, if you havent already.

its good stuff, i swear. plus it'll help you make plans for September. lots going on.

Monday, August 04, 2008

blue moon art festival

i got a little too busy to mention this last week, but a friend of mine has put together this:

Fine Art Show

August 1 to September 7

Open Fridays 4-8pm Saturday & Sunday 12-5pm

603 West Patrick Street, Frederick Maryland



Wednesday, July 30, 2008

washington glass school on tv

i was on tv really early this morning while i was working in the glass studio.
take a look here

Thursday, July 24, 2008

FLIK at Art Whino friday night

FLIK 2008 & FLIK interactive PDF Print E-mail

Art Outlet and Art Whino are proud to announce their partnership in presenting the 2nd annual FLIK International Movie Festival and FLIK Interactive exhibition to be held at Art Whino Gallery at the new National Harbor, July 25th thru July 27th, 2008.


Logo for FLIK interactive

FLIK is a multi faceted event that features not only the best in contemporary animation, experimental films, as well as multi-disciplinary and interactive new media art, but it also reaches out to the public at large with a call out for socially relevant expression and person storytelling thru its I CINEMA and VOX POPULI programs, which will continue beyond the festival itself.

FLIK interactive art will explore or reflect on how new and old technology and technique influence how we hook up and how we view the world. Is change or lack thereof good, bad, sublime, dystopic, utopic or irrelevant? How do these tools matter, if at all?

The exhibit and screenings will be held at Art Whino @ National Harbor, 173 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745, July 25th through 27th. Admission will be a suggested donation of $10, which will also get you a free beverage and a bag of popcorn. For directions or the complete program listing, visit , or .

Friday, July 18, 2008

Pyramid Atlantic Gallery

I now have works available at Pyramid Atlantic's Retail Gallery in Silver Spring.

The space is quite nice and the contents are a great addition to Silver Spring and even our metro area. we seem to be sorely lacking in fun shops full of things by area artists.

please go check it out.

924 Ellsworth Drive in downtown Silver Spring
Thursdays: 12 – 8 pm
Fridays: 12 – 7 pm
Saturdays: 9 am to 7 pm

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

DCAC Wall Mountables- Friday Night :: X in DC- Saturday Night

The DC Arts Center Wall Mountables show is a fantastic DC summer tradition.

I have one new piece in this show. Rania has two new pieces.

DCAC :: 2438 18th Street NW, 2nd Flr :: Washington, DC
Opening Reception: Friday, July 18, 7–9pm
Show dates: July 18–August 31
[Note: Not wheelchair accessible]

X in DC

I will be exhibiting quite a few small glass and concrete pieces at this very cool event. If you havent been to X in DC yet, please come out and say hi.

Saturday June 21, 2008
location: BeBar
1318 9th St. NW
Washington, DC

Sunday, July 13, 2008

green concrete

Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan
next up: opening at Katzen this Wednesday, 6:30.
DCAC wall mountables on Friday
x in DC on Saturday.

busy week!

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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

dccah projects

Current Call for Entries

Images of Washington
Deadline: Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 5:30 pm

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) is purchasing artwork that captures archetypes of Washington DC. Subjects include specific neighborhoods, parks and circles, festivals, gathering places, or cultural events. Less obvious motifs include downtown redevelopment, restaurants, shops and businesses, work places, or Metro stations. Artists should consider a broad range of subject matter as long as the works have an unmistakable subject reflecting life in the District. Artists should also consider submitting images of Washington that depict the changing neighborhoods and the parts of the city that are disappearing. The Committee is very interested in depictions of all wards of the city. The collection serves to honor and embrace life in the District.

Download the Images of Washington Call to Artists.*
For more information or to request an application in HTML format, email Beth Baldwin or call (202) 724-5613.

Artistic Bike Racks
Artist Honorarium: $1,500
Deadline: Friday, July 11, 2008 at 5:30 pm

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) in collaboration with District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and Councilmember Tommy Wells' Office is seeking artists to create artistic designs to enhance the standard bike racks and create designs for unique bike racks that will be placed in various locations citywide. Artists are encouraged to incorporate their interpretations of the "DC experience" into their artwork. Artists may also wish to consider particular locations for placement of their work and create designs specifically suited for each location.

Download the Artistic Bike Racks Call to Artists.*
For more information or to request an application in HTML format, email Deirdre Ehlen or call (202) 724-5613.

Suspended Installation: Saint Elizabeths Hospital
Budget: $30,000
Deadline: Monday, July 14, 2008 at 5:30 pm

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), in collaboration with the Saint Elizabeths Hospital (SEH), seeks an artist or artist team to design and create a suspended public art installation in the interior main staircase of the new hospital currently being constructed. The work will be visible outside of the main entrance to the clinical hospital. The artist will be required to work with selected patients in the design and execution of the suspended installation or facilitating at least two workshops where patients would create their own work that would be considered for the patient gallery.

Download the Saint Elizabeths Hospital:Suspended Installation Call to Artists.*
For more information or to request an application in HTML format, email Beth Baldwin or call (202) 724-5613.

Mural Installations: Saint Elizabeths Hospital
Budget: $17,500 for each mural
Deadline: Monday, July 14, 2008 at 5:30 pm

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), in collaboration with the Saint Elizabeths Hospital (SEH), seek artists or artist teams to design and create up to four (4) site-specific indoor murals in public areas of the new hospital currently being constructed. The artists will be required to work with selected patients in the design and execution of the murals or facilitating at least two workshops where patients would create their own work that would be considered for the patient gallery.

Download the Saint Elizabeths Hospital: Mural Installation Call to Artists.*
For more information or to request an application in HTML format, email Beth Baldwin or call (202) 724-5613.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan
i'm interested in the notion of common, or slightly nostalgic objects presented as ancient. Artifacts of our present life.

As if our understanding of things will someday come to be seen as primitive. as if our everyday objects are metaphors worthy of being preserved. obviously, i think they are.

I'm also interested in the play between the ethereal aspects of glass and the earthly quality of concrete.

this, to me, indicates a mysterious origination of objects encrusted in the corporeality of everyday experience.

hopefully, its at least pleasing to look at. ; )

Friday, July 04, 2008

small works in glass and concrete

Here are some of my newer pieces

Old Plug
Glass Concrete
12"x+ 5.5"
available here

Glass, Concrete
available here

Glass, Concrete
Available Here

Glass, Concrete
Available Here

Available here

Yellow Bulb
Glass, Concrete
available here

Thursday, July 03, 2008


Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan
i've got some new work available

FY2009 Visual Arts Applicants' Showcase.

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities would like to invite you to join us for the FY2009 Visual Arts Applicants' Showcase.

Opening Reception: July 16, 2008, 6:30 PM
Exhibition Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Saturday
July 17 - August 1, 2008

Katzen Arts Center
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016
(Take Metro Red-Line to Tenleytown/AU Station)

For more information call (202) 724-5613

murals dc

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Monday, June 30, 2008

talk about sculpture, drink a beer. tonight.

WSG Sculptors Happy Hour
Please join us to meet and chat about sculpture with fellow sculptors and sculpture
lovers on the last Monday of every month at 6:00 PM

June 30th etc...

Gordon Biersch

900 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

Take the Metro!
Gallery Place Station
9th Street Exit

Ask the Hostess where the washington sculptors group is sitting! we'll be in the bar, off to the right.

you dont need to be a member to join us.
everyone is invited.