Monday, January 28, 2008

Tuesday-a happy hour for sculptors on 14th Street . Saturday: An artists talk at Strathmore

Washington Sculptors Group Happy Hour
Tuesday, January 29, 7:00 pm
There has been a lot of interest in opportunities for Washington Sculptors members to interact with one another in a more casual setting than many of our events allow and so we are proposing a Sculptors Happy Hour to meet chat, drink and eat.
We would like to suggest that we meet up for our happy hour at
Busboys and Poets in DC on Tuesday January 29th at 7:00 p.m.
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street NW ( at V street )

You needn't be a member to join us.

Artist Talk
February 2, 1:00-2:00 pm
Hand-Made: A Washington Sculptors Group Exhibition of Sculpture and Drawings
Mansion at Strathmore
10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Artists’ work in the exhibition includes: Christian Benefiel, Adam Eig, Breon Gilleran, Jody Isaacson, Mariah Josephy,
Elaine Langerman, Magnolia Laurie, Foon Sham, Lucy Spencer, Elizabeth Whiteley, and Joyce Zipperer.

Washington Sculptors Group

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Phil Nesmith,My Baghdad. This Saturday **** now with WaPo link!

Phil Nesmith, Soldier, 2007, dryplate ambrotype (sandarac varnished silver emulsion on black glass)

Phil Nesmith, My Baghdad
January 12 to February 16

Opening Reception, Saturday, January 12: 6-8PM
Irvine Contemporary
1412 14th Street NW

Irvine Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of Phil Nesmith’s first solo exhibition, My Baghdad, a series of photographs shot in Baghdad and produced on glass plates using a dry plate collodion process. A set of editioned C-print enlargements from the glass plates will accompany the unique images in the exhibition. Opening reception with the artist, Saturday, January 12, 6-8PM.

Contemporary photographers have frequently recovered earlier photographic processes to reinterpret image making and familiar genres of photography. Chuck Close’s daguerreotype portraits, Sally Mann’s wet plate collodion images, and Adam Fuss’s combined daguerreotype and photogram images have become part of the visual language of photography today.

The wet plate collodion process in the history of photographic images is inextricably connected to American Civil War photographs and to the look and feel of these images in our cultural memory. Phil Nesmith has recovered this early process for representing and reinterpreting photographs taken in Baghdad during the current war in Iraq. His new series of images are at once haunting, personal, and reflect back on our cultural memory of images in wartime.

Washington post article here

See Phil's blog here

Friday, January 04, 2008

DC call boxes

The Washington DC Southwest Neighborhood Assembly History Task Force Call Box Committee, in collaboration with Cultural Tourism DC, seeks artists to participate in Art on Call. This public arts project is a city-wide effort led by Cultural Tourism DC in partnership with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the District Department of Transportation to restore Washington, DC's historic abandoned police and fire Call Boxes as neighborhood artistic icons.
Art on Call challenges artists to use existing police or fire Call Boxes as frames for the artist's unique and creative image or design that can be permanently installed within the call box.

Deadline: January 11th at midnight.

For more information regarding this opportunity and for a copy of the prospectus please email

Tuesday, January 01, 2008



Happy New Year and Happy Hour!
Wednesday, January 2, 6-8 pm at The Science Club, 1136 19th Street NW, Washington DC 20036.

We are up on the 3rd Floor = it is quieter, easy to find us, has more room, and easy access to the bathrooms! Come on out!

Artomatic Happy Hour happens the 1st Wednesday of every month - the next meet up will be Wednesday, February 6.