First Place Adam Davies
Second Place Charles Sessoms
Third Place Ben Tolman
.Preview artists A-K here and artists L-Z here.
An emulsion combines two seemingly incompatible ingredients to produce a third yet entirely new substance. In this spirit, East City Art’s EMULSION seeks to a wide array of art forms and mediums from two-dimensional work to performance based work to create a unified ensemble.
An open call for entry to all artists residing in the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area yielded a total of 135 artists submissions. Of these 135 submissions, Juror Lauren Gentile selected the following 28 artists to exhibit:
- Acton, Jan Paul
- Andrews-Weller, Kasse
- Balci, Selin
- Bulisova, Grabriela
- Ceppetelli, Kurtis & Malone, Matthew
- Chaudhary, Asma
- Davies, Adams
- Griffiths, Adam
- Hopkins, Jessica Maria
- Isaac, Mark
- Johnson, Ryan Carr
- Jones, Wayson
- Klein, Ariel J
- Kraft, Craig
- Lê, Khánh H
- Luttwak, Dalya
- O’Brie, Rindy and Elizabeth Eby
- Pearson, Jennaway
- Salimbene, Nicole
- Sessoms, Charles
- Tolman, Ben
- Toye, Carolyn
- Walton, Jenny
- Wanna, Steve
- Williams, Acquaetta
- Wodzianski, Andrew
On November 9, the night of the opening reception, the first, second and third place winners were announced and received cash prizes of $1,250, $750 and $500 respectively. The opening reception, attended by an audience of 600 people, included live music, performances by Dance Afire, guest speakers including the Honorable Tommy Wells, Ward 6 Councilmember, and Lisa Richards, Deputy Director the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
EMULSION is on view through January 18, 2014.
About Juror Lauren Gentile
Lauren Gentile, founder of Contemporary Wing, has produced major exhibitions of historically significant artists including the 30 Americans artists, Shepard Fairey, the Guerrilla Girls, and JR, among others. While supporting the artists of today, she has helped nurture such emerging talent as GAIA, Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, and Cheryl Pope.
She holds an M.A. in art business from Sotheby’s Institute London and B.A. degrees in art theory and criticism, art history and international studies from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, DePaul University, the University of Florence and the Goethe Institute.
Her private sector career includes work with art hedge funds and as director of sales in auction houses and galleries specializing in a variety of markets.
About Gallery OonH
Gallery OonH is a unique indoor-outdoor culture and community space where art, music and the unexpected come together to deliver a fresh approach to a retail experience. The vision for Gallery OonH is to be an intersection of culture and fun that provides an approachable destination for artistic, entertainment and cultural experiences.
What started out as a plan for a traditional “white cube” gallery exhibiting both self-taught folk art and a variety of local DC artists has grown into something much bigger and much more relevant to a growing neighborhood community. The goal is to provide the entire community easy access to unexpected and unique artistic programming and presentations.
… and what’s with the name “Gallery OonH”?
Well, it is three-fold. First to promote “OUR OWN” DC artists in a setting that is both friendly and inviting. Second, to support, encourage and promote the self-taught art of local OUTSIDER artists, like Jo-Jo Fekwa, Quest Skinner, Lee Wheeler, Tiffany Lasley and Cheriff Mamadou. Lastly, the “O” stands for OTTO, the principal owner of the gallery who believed in his dream that, in order to make a community stronger, art and music need to be a visible, viable component of the streetscape.
About East City Art
Phil Hutinet began East City Art on January 4, 2010 to document and promote the growing emerging visual arts movement in eastern Washington, DC. The online visual arts journal covers the following areas:
• The neighborhoods of Anacostia, Brookland, Capitol Hill, Deanwood, Ekington, H Street NE, NoMa and Trinidad in DC
• The towns of the Gateway Arts District in Maryland including Brentwood, North Brentwood, Hyattsville and Mount Rainier
East City Art posts press releases about events, openings, calls for entry and coursework on a daily basis. The publication has a dedicated staff of paid writers who interview local artists, lead community discussions and review local exhibitions.
East City Art’s mission is to connect local artists, galleries and educational centers with their communities. As a community-based publication, East City Art highlights the irrefutable link between economic development and the arts, drawing attention to the valuable contributions artists, galleries and educational centers bring to neighborhoods. The visual arts provide neighborhood vitality and stimulate local businesses while encouraging residential and retail development. More importantly, the arts provide a vibrant forum for community discussion, debate and discovery. Notwithstanding the importance of the visual arts as a catalyst for bolstering economic development and strengthening communities, East City Art never loses sight of art’s most important role- its ability to lift the human spirit through a common visual language that transcends class, race and gender.