Friday, November 30, 2012

Tomorrow! Spend the Day in Frederick, MD

You're thinking to yourself, "Self, what should I do today to break from the monotony of my life of Saturday Brunching and whatever else I do on Saturday?" 

Have I got the answer for you!

Let me paint you a picture of a wonderful Saturday in Frederick Maryland.
Imagine stolling through a quaint 18th-ish century village, chock full of holiday shoppers, ye olde brick sidewalks, beautiful architectures, cozy cafes, charming restaurants, trees full of christmas lights and a fantastic brew pub. Imagine a casual stroll along a post industrial canal, seeing wonderful antiques, shopping at independent shops, including cool toy stores for the little ones. I know, that's blowing your mind, but also imagine having breakfast ( or lunch) in a 100 year old diner, visiting an arts fair, seeing a play, drinking great craft brews, and of course, the real reason you'll want to come, seeing an absolutely amazing glass exhibit at the Delaplaine Arts Center!  Then spend the rest of the evening dinning at the world famous Volt restaurant, or sipping something special in one of the many bars along the beautifully lit historic streets. 

It just can't get any better than spending Saturday December 1st in Frederick Maryland!

You're in, right?

Let me give you some details on what to see:

 This is the amazing glass show! See brand spanking new and exciting works from me. But not just me! See the cool and dynamic works of Erin Antognoli and Erwin Timmers! One of the most exciting shows you'll see all year! There's glass, and photography, and electricity, and cement, and something reminiscent of War of the Worlds. Spectacular  Spectacular! You will be blown away!
All this gloriousness can be found at the Delaplaine Arts Center

The reception for the show will be from 3-5!
40 South Carroll Street

Shop for holiday gifts at this annual market showcasing handmade works by these local artists. Free admission!
11-6 PM
Also at Delaplaine Arts Center

Along the wonderful Canal Park walk is a beautiful mural by William Cochran. You'll definitely want to see this on your stroll to or from the Delaplaine Arts Center.
There is even a youtube video. check it out

Breakfast and Brunch Options:

Barbara Fritchie
Not in the historic downtown, but If you like diners, and especially old diners, you'll not want to miss Barbara Fritchie. They've been serving home-cooked meals since 1910. 
Check them out here

want something a little fancier? try Acacia. right ion the historic area. 
129 North Market Street

Cafe Nola
I'm a big fan of this place too.
5 E Patrick Street.


Brewers Alley
Want beer? go here.
129 N Market Street


Fancy Pants Dining

If you're a foodie, and you haven't been, go.


Just wander around the Historic District. There are tons of fun shops. Antiques are a big deal, but there are clothing stores, gift stores, toys stores. all kinds of great places.

See A complete list of events in Frederick HERE . There is plenty to do.
Did I mention that parking was free?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Call for Entries: Art Enables Inaugural Visions Exhibit.

2204 Rhode Island Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20018
tel 202.554.9455 / fax 202.554.9456

Inaugural Visions at Off-Rhode Gallery at Art Enables Studio

The studio at Art Enables kicks off its inaugural year of full programming in the Off-Rhode Gallery. The Off-Rhode Gallery is an adjunct exhibit space that features work by self-taught or contemporary artists with programming that compliments the mission of Art Enables.

For Inaugural Visions, Art Enables seeks artwork (2-d and 3-d works welcome) that emphasizes the theme of the inauguration or your vision of what this administration means for the future.

Works should not exceed 60” in any one dimension.

Artists are encouraged to submit up to 10 images electronically to .  Images should not exceed 10MB total. Artists are encouraged to submit an artist statement and image list at the time of image submission. Please title your jpegs with your last name and number according to your image list. 

(#) (name) (title) (medium) (price)
1. Beth Baldwin Election 2012 acrylic on canvas $100
2. Beth Baldwin Obama mixed media on paper $60



Timeline: Collectors preview Wednesday January 9, 2013
Artists reception Saturday January 12, 2013
Show closes Wednesday January 23, 2013
Artwork must be picked up by Friday January 25

Entries Due: Thursday December 13
Work will be juried December 14-December 18
Artists notified of acceptance by Dec 18, 2012
Art will need to be delivered to the studio on the following days:
Wednesday December 19-21 9am-5pm or Wednesday January 2- Friday January 4, 2013. Please note, the studio is closed Monday December 24- Tuesday January 1, 2013. No artwork can be delivered during those dates.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call 202.554.9455 or email (preferred)

Constructing Content

Constructing Content
Works in Glass by Sean Hennessey, Erin Antognoli, and Erwin Timmers
Promise Locks ( Detail)
Glass, Paint, LED
by Sean Hennessey
If you've been following me, you may have read mention of Glass Secessionism. This is a good exhibit to see the type of work I've talked about. We are all artists working out of the Washington Glass School. We all come from different media and backgrounds, and each of us has found our own way of incorporating glass into our work. We are not in pursuit of the perfect object, or even, necessarily, beautiful objects. We are all driven by the narratives that we bring to our work. Our content drives and informs the imagery and the form. We treat glass like another artistic media, using it as an exploration of ideas. 

Constructing Content
December 1-31
Reception: December 1, 3-5pm

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Glass at the Washington Craft Show 2012

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of studio art glass, the Washington Craft Show has provided the Maurine Littleton Gallery with an 800 square-foot space to illustrate the history of glass. The exhibit will feature work from Harvey K. Littleton, the founder of the American glass movement, and next generation artists Dale Chihuly, Fritz Dreisbach, Michael Janis, Allegra Marquart, Joel Myers, Ginny Ruffner, Therman Statom, Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers, Sean Hennessey and more. Maurine Littleton is the daughter of Harvey K. Littleton.

That Worlds Unseen Surround the World We Know
Glass, Paint, LED
by Sean Hennessey

Friday, November 16 • 10am-8pm
Saturday, November 17 • 10am-6pm
Sunday, November 18 • 11am-5pm (note: Screening of “A Not So Still Life” will begin at 10am in a room adjacent to the show floor. See box office attendant.)

Tickets $15 / seniors $14 / under 12 free with paid adult
Group discounts for 10 or more: $10 ea.
Friday after 6pm: $6

Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW
WashingtonDC 20001

Monday, November 05, 2012

Crafty Bastards 2012- This Saturday!

Crafty Bastards 2012 is this coming Saturday!

I'm very excited to be participating in Crafty Bastards again. A handful of years ago I started doing street festivals and became determined to set up at as many as I could.  This led me to create smaller works, and in turn i made hundreds and hundreds of pieces, allowing me to experiment and grow as an artist in a way i would not have otherwise been able. Nowadays i'm not as inclined to set up at street festivals. My focus has been on larger works, and sets of works. But i still try to participate in Crafty Bastards. It's not a normal show. It's amazingly fun, put on by a few of the finest gals in DC, and brings out the best crowd. I'm always excited, energized and impressed by Crafty Bastards.

So please come!

It's going to be at Union Market, in the wholesale market area of DC, next to Gallaudet University in NE DC.

The newly revamped and fancified market will be open for you to check out. It's a short walk from the New York Avenue Metro. It's right off of the Metropolitan Bike Trail. And theres a lot of parking nearby.

Because of the move from Adams Morgan, this year is the first year that there is an admission fee for crafty bastards. It's $5 at the door. If you get your tickets ahead of time, you can get a 2 for 1 rate.

As usual, I will be setting up next to my amazingly talented wife, GOSHDARNKNIT. We're in booths 108 and 109.
Here's a Map with our locations marked

Please note that North is down on the map.

Crafty Bastards
10-5 PM
Union Market
1305 5th street NE
Washington, DC

VIP Tickets get you in at 9:00, $25. Click here for those bad boys.
Regular ole 2 for 1 tickets can be purchased here
Facebook Event Page
Vendor Gallery