ECA News Briefs

By Editorial Team on July 26, 2022

The DC Arts Education Alliance Announces $750,000 in Funding for a Groundbreaking Program to Train Disconnected Youth to Work as Theater Technicians

The city’s largest arts education organizations unite to address the effects of the pandemic on marginalized youth and repair a disrupted workforce pipeline in DC’s creative economy The DC Arts Education Alliance today announces the formation of the Arts Institute for Creative Advancement, a year-long education and apprenticeship program in technical theater to...

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By Editorial Team on July 26, 2022

Pyramid Atlantic Site of New Mural The Sky’s The Limit by John Ortiz

Muralist John Ortiz finished The Sky’s The Limit July 11th. This project, funded in part by The City of Hyattsville’s Corridor Investment Grant program, enlivens the Church Place alley wall of Pyramid’s facility. The former coating, a patchwork of different shades of white, has been replaced by a colorful vista...

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By Editorial Team on July 26, 2022

ArtsFairfax Announces New Board Leadership & Members

ArtsFairfax, the nonprofit designated as Fairfax County’s local arts agency, announces new officers and three new members to its Board of Directors. Executive Officers ArtsFairfax announces new Board officers who will serve two-year terms. Scott Cryer, Associate Vice President and Principal at HGA, is appointed as ArtsFairfax Board Chair; he succeeds Shelly...

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By Editorial Team on July 26, 2022

The Phillips Collection Announces New Chair of the Board of Trustees: John Despres

The Phillips Collection is pleased to announce that John Despres has been elected to serve as Chair of the Board of Trustees. Despres, who has served as a trustee since 2008 succeeds Dani Levinas who was named Chair in 2016. Levinas assumes the title of Chair Emeritus. John Despres’s notable...

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By Editorial Team on July 12, 2022

2022 Venice Biennale Showcases DMV Artists

The Venice Biennale is an international art exhibition featuring architecture, visual arts, cinema, dance, music, and theatre that is held in Venice, Italy every two years during the summer. This year’s Venice Biennale includes a collateral event–Glasstress–held at the historic Berengo Studios, Italy. Scheduled from June 2 to November 27,...

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By Editorial Team on July 12, 2022

Monumental Richard Serra Sculpture in Custom-Designed Building by Thomas Phifer Open at Glenstone Museum

Four Rounds: Equal Weight, Unequal Measure by Richard Serra soon to be On View in New Building Designed in Collaboration Between the Artist and Architect Thomas Phifer Today, Glenstone Museum announced that the sculpture Four Rounds: Equal Weight, Unequal Measure, 2017, by Richard Serra will join the outdoor sculpture program in a...

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By Editorial Team on June 28, 2022

11th Street Bridge Park Selects Public Art by Four DC-area Artist Teams

Four DC-area, all-women artist teams to create artworks tied to park’s design principles and values Four commissioned public artworks were announced today by​ the 11th Street Bridge Park​–a partnership between the local non-profit Building Bridges Across the River and the District government–reflecting the park’s design principles and values. In response to over 200...

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By Editorial Team on June 22, 2022

National Gallery of Art Acquires Edvard Munch Anxiety Color Woodcut Print

The National Gallery of Art’s collection of prints by Edvard Munch (1863–1944), with numerous examples assembled by Sarah and Lionel Epstein, is the largest and finest gathering of the artist’s graphic work outside his native Norway. The Epstein Family Foundation, which has donated some 119 prints by Munch since 1990,...

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By Editorial Team on June 22, 2022

National Gallery of Art Acquires Spider in the Garden by M. C. Escher

The National Gallery of Art holds the preeminent public collection of works—31 drawings and 400 prints—outside Europe by M. C. Escher (1898–1972), the master of optical illusion. Thirteen drawings recently given by Michael Schiffman in honor of Rock J. Walker fill chronological gaps, add new subjects, and provide additional context...

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By Editorial Team on June 22, 2022

American Painting Fine Art Announces The Washington, DC Scene Award Winners

Elaine S. Wilson: Painting that Most Captures the Washington, DC Scene Jean Schwartz: Judge's Choice Leanne Fink: Honorable Mention Lynn Mehta: Honorable Mention *Special Thanks* to Awards Judge Ms. Alma H. Gates Come see the above and all of the other masterful artworks in the Gallery. See Gallery Website for...

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By Editorial Team on June 22, 2022

The Phillips Collection Acquires Terry Parmelee Rose from Pazo Fine Art

Pazo Fine Art is pleased to congratulate Terry Parmelee on the acquisition of Rose by The Phillips Collection. Theodora (Terry) Lillian Schreiber Parmelee was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1929.  She graduated in 1967 with an MA in Fine Arts from American University in Washington, DC. In the late 1950s, she studied with Un'Ichi Hiratsuka in Tokyo, Japan. Upon her return...

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By Editorial Team on June 14, 2022

2022 Bethesda Painting Awards Winners Announced

Best in Show Winner Andrew Hladky Awarded $10,000 The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District announced the top Bethesda Painting Awards prize winners on Wednesday evening during the exhibition’s opening at Gallery B. Andrew Hladky of Kensington, MD was awarded “Best in Show” with $10,000; James Williams II of Baltimore, MD was named second place and was...

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By Editorial Team on June 14, 2022

Hyattsville Community Development Corporation Announces Selection of New Mural at West Hyattsville Metro Station

The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 18 from 12pm to 5pm.

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By Editorial Team on June 14, 2022

Artist Inga Adda, in collaboration with Montgomery Parks and CULTIVATE, presents Walk This Way Public Art Installation

A brand new public art installation, Walk this Way, in Little Bennett Regional Park is now open to the public through December 2022. Walk This Way is a self-guided, participatory walk in the woods which encourages play, observation, and appreciation for the natural environment in Montgomery County, Maryland. This unique...

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By Editorial Team on June 14, 2022

Getty Foundation Awards Over $1 Million to Fund Curatorial Innovation at 15 Art Institutions

Among projects is a 100K grant to support an exhibition and publication on the prints of Ay-Ō, organized by the National Museum of Asian Art The Getty Foundation has awarded 15 new grants totaling nearly $1.3 million to support exhibitions, publications, digital projects, and workshops that foster curatorial innovation in...

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