Friday, May 25, 2012

Affordable Artists Housing in DC

Are you an artist in Washington, DC making less than $40,000 and need a space to live/work

Check this out right now! You must fill out this simple form and email it today.

Manna is finalizing plans for The Left Bank Studio-House, an aff ordable artist work/live space in Northeast
Washington’s Langdon neighborhood for artists and their families.
Great location
This converted warehouse at 2414 Douglas Street NE is two blocks from bus lines that travel down
Rhode Island Avenue (just minutes to the Rhode Island Avenue Metro) and Bladensburg Road. We are
conveniently located in the growing arts corridor running from H Street to Brookland and onto Mt. Rainier, MD.
Specialized services
The Left Bank Studio-House will provide local artists with an integrated community where you can share
ideas and materials and build your social and business networks. There will be a common area that
residents can use for performances and exhibitions. Residents will also have access to business training
and legal advice to help their business thrive.
Join us
If you are an artist looking for affordable work/live space, join our waiting list today by completing the form
below.  Email completed forms to or mail to
Manna, Inc., 828 Evarts Street, NE , Washington, DC 20018

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Artomatic 2012: My Recommendations

Artomatic 2012 is now OPEN. And it's HUGE! If you don't have the 6 or 7 hours it will take to see everything, allow me to make some recommendations for your game plan in approaching this exhibit.  I took a quick walkthrough and noted some of the pieces I think you shouldn't miss. I will be adding to this list as I  update my notes and photos. some i didn't note which floor they were on, so i need to go back. I'll add links when I can.

First thing, Check out the floorplans HERE . Print them out. Make notes on them. Clicking on names will bring you to the artists Artomatic info page, including their location.

Floor 2
Michael Janis

Floor 3
Drew Storm

Floor 8
David D'Orio
Nils Henrick Sundquist

Floor 9

Rania Hassan
Christian Tribastone
Jacqui Corcetta
Erin Antognoli
Zophie Lang

Floor 10
Roger Cutler 
Walter G. Stiles
Tim Tate

Floor 11

Andrew Wodzianski
Marty Ittner
Kirk Waldroff
Justin Cameron
Cory Oberndorfer
Melissa Burley
Joe Corcoran

In truth, i hope that you will try to see everything over the course of the event! it is much easier to get through on the weekdays and early on the weekends.
More Info Here

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Artomatic 2012

Artomatic 2012

1851 S. Bell Street, Crystal City, Virginia

Doors open 6 p.m. on Friday, May 18!

1,300 artists and performers take over an 11-story building and turn it into
DC's biggest creative event.
This is the largest and most fun art show in the DC area. Please come and check it out. 

I'm excited that I'll be a part of this great exhibition with brand new pieces. I've been searching for years for a low energy, long lasting easy way to add uniform lighting to my glass pieces. I finally found a LED panel that is 14w and will last a continuous 25 years of being on. I'm super psyched to include my first backlit pieces in this years artomatic. and at 46 x24 inches, my largest glass panels yet! Here's a peek at one


I'm exhibiting my work right next to my wife and fantastic artist Rania Hassan. She's created a new series of Knitting and Painting based on the photos strips of Eadweard James Muybridge. Here's a sneak peak of one

It's good to remember that Artomatic is HUGE! Many floors of art with just over 1000 artists participating!  To see our work go directly to the 9th Floor! Heres a map:

Every Sunday I will be giving tours of my favorite sculptural glass pieces in Artomatic. If you are interested, please meet me at the 11th Floor elevators at 3:00 PM. 

My next post will be my recommendations of other artists to see at Artomatic.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Brand Spanking New Work

I just finished this new piece for Artomatic 2012.

Come check it out in person
Opening Night: May 18th.
1851 S. Bell Street
ArlingtonVA 22202
United States