ECA News Briefs

By Editorial Team on November 16, 2021

Smithsonian American Art Museum Announces Native American Artists To Be Featured in Its Renwick Invitational in 2023

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has announced that artists Joe Feddersen (Arrow Lakes/Okanagan), the duo of Lily Hope (Tlingit) and Ursala Hudson (Tlingit), Erica Lord (Athabaskan/Iñupiat), Geo Neptune (Passamaquoddy) and Maggie Thompson (Fond du Lac Ojibwe) will be featured in the craft invitational at its Renwick Gallery in 2023. Together,...

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By Editorial Team on November 16, 2021

Creative Suitland Receives Community Leader of the Year Award

From Creative Suitland: "The Creative Suitland Team thanks the Prince George's Chamber of Commerce for this honor! Since opening the doors of Creative Suitland in February of 2020, we are doing our part in bringing the Suitland community together through the arts, culture and wellness. Creative Suitland has quickly become...

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By Editorial Team on November 2, 2021

National Museum of Women in the Arts Lends Collection Highlights to National Gallery of Art During Building Renovation

While the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) undergoes a comprehensive renovation to its historic building, 11 highlights from its collection will be loaned to the National Gallery of Art. Works by women artists including Lavinia Fontana, Eva Hesse, Frida Kahlo, Clara Peeters, and Amy Sherald have been...

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By Editorial Team on November 2, 2021

National Gallery Acquires Iconic Faith Ringgold Painting

The National Gallery of Art has acquired The American People Series #18: The Flag is Bleeding (1967), its first painting by Faith Ringgold (b. 1930). This pivotal work by a leading figure of contemporary art exemplifies the artist’s skill in using art as a vehicle to question the social dynamics...

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By Editorial Team on October 19, 2021

Hamiltonian Artists Announces 2021-2023 Fellows

Hamiltonian Artists is pleased to announce the new cohort of fellows for 2021–2023. They are Kyrae Dawaun, Cecilia Kim, Ara Koh, Samera Paz, and Matthew Russo. Each artist will receive a $2,000 annual honorarium, individualized mentorship, access to an expansive network of alumni and professional contacts, participation in group exhibitions,...

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By Editorial Team on October 19, 2021

Lisa Marie Thalhammer Selected To Create New Mural At Crystal City Metro Plaza

The National Landing Business Improvement District (BID) named DC artist Lisa Marie Thalhammer as the winner of its public art design challenge to create a reimagined wall mural in the Crystal City Metro Plaza. Sponsored by the BID, this initiative advances the organization’s efforts to position National Landing as a...

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By Editorial Team on October 19, 2021

Arlington Public Art Debuts Fire Lines by David and Eli Hess

Arlington Public Art is delighted to announce the completion of a new public art project, Fire Lines by David and Eli Hess. The site-specific sculpture is integrated into the façade of the new Arlington County Fire Station 10 and was commissioned in partnership with Penzance. Arlington County Fire Station 10 prides itself as an...

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By Editorial Team on October 5, 2021

Washington National Cathedral Announces Replacement of Confederate Windows

The Washington National Cathedral announced that it will replace its former stained-glass windows featuring Confederate iconography, removed in 2017, with racial-justice themed  windows created by world-renowned artist Kerry James Marshall, described by The New Yorker as “a  virtuoso of landscape, portraiture, still-life, history painting, and other genres of the Western...

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By Editorial Team on October 5, 2021

Lisa Marie Thalhammer’s TOGETHER Women’s Mural Features US Capitol with Rainbow Sky and Crowd

Lisa Marie Thalhammer, the creator of The LOVE Mural in Shaw’s Blagden Alley, along with artists she met creating protest art for the Women’s March on Washington, have come TOGETHER to create a new massive mural in Shaw located at 1317 9th Street NW, Washington DC. A signature of Lisa...

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By Editorial Team on October 5, 2021

Craig Kraft Installs New Public Artwork at Tucker Road Ice Rink

Anacostia-based light artist Craig Kraft and his team have just finished installing new public art at Tucker Road Ice Rink in Fort Washington, MD.  Titled Traces, the new work resides in an open plaza outside the ice rink.  The neon lighting of the sculpture will be visible dusk through dawn....

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By Editorial Team on October 5, 2021

PGAHC Partners with PGCC To Create Funding Program for Community Artists

Prince George’s County Opens National Arts and Humanities Month by Providing Creatives Access to New Affordable Voucher Program Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) in partnership with Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) and Prince George’s Community College Foundation announce a new funding program. The program will enhance equity and...

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By Editorial Team on October 5, 2021

Nicholson Project Announces Hoesy Corona as Fall 2021 Artist-in-Residence

Hoesy Corona: Artist-in-Residence - September 1 - November 23, 2021. Hoesy Corona is an uncategorized queer Latinx artist of Mexican descent living and working in the United States. Using a variety of media spanning installation, performance, and video, Hoesy develops otherworldly narratives centering marginalized individuals in society by exploring a...

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By Editorial Team on October 5, 2021

Blairs Mural Festival Unveils Eight New Murals in Silver Spring, MD

On Saturday, September 18,  eight colorful, large-scale murals were unveiled and celebrated at The Blairs Mural Festival in Silver Spring, MD. Spearheaded by The Tower Companies, this unique art experience will connect the local community and residents of The Blairs District–a 27 acre development steps from the Silver Spring metro with...

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By Editorial Team on October 5, 2021

Arlington Artists Alliance Launches New Website

The new site merges Arlington Artists Alliance’s current website and Gallery Underground’s website into one URL and one brand Arlington Artists Alliance is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, which aims to be more user-friendly for its members and patrons. The site will have the same URL, arlingtonartistsalliance.org,...

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By Editorial Team on October 5, 2021

The Phillips Collection Acquires Artworks by Six Washington-Area Artists

The Phillips Collection acquires artworks by six Washington-area artists—Carol Antezana, Desmond Beach, Nekisha Durrett, Kim Llerena, Aaron Maier-Carretero, and Marta Pérez García—featured in the museum’s juried invitational Inside Outside, Upside Down. In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and recent social upheaval, The Phillips Collection presented Inside Outside, Upside Down,...

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