East City Art News Briefs

By Editorial Team on February 12, 2024

Sandy Williams IV’s Six-foot-tall Wax Replica of the Lincoln Memorial Returns to DC

40 ACRES: Camp Barker by Richmond, Virginia–based artist Sandy Williams IV, will be on view from February 15-September 2024 at Garrison Elementary School in Northwest DC

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By Editorial Team on February 12, 2024

Wheaton’s Only Artist-run, Nonprofit Gallery to Close February 29, 2024

Wheaton Arts Parade’s (WAP) Gallery at Westfield Wheaton mall will close on February 29, 2024, after five years at three different locations within the shopping center.

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By Editorial Team on January 16, 2024

Northern Virginia Local Arts Agencies Announce Free Professional Development Workshops for DC Area Artists

All workshops are available for free and require advance registration. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/northern-virginia-local-arts-2024-workshops-2824779 The alliance known as the Northern Virginia Local Arts Agencies (NVLAA) announced seven free workshops for artists and arts organizations throughout the region. The 2024 professional development offerings will cover topics such as gallery and agent...

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By Michael Janis on January 9, 2024

Artomatic Returns to DC in 2024

Artomatic returns to DC in 2024. In its 25-year history, Artomatic has become one of the DC region's most attended art events. It has provided an alternative exhibition space for local artists, offering an art festival that is part art fair and part performance venue which is open to all....

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By Editorial Team on December 18, 2023

Jurors Announced for the Tephra ICA Arts Festival

Each year Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art (Tephra ICA) identifies top visual arts leaders, artists, and practitioners to participate as jurors for the Tephra ICA Arts Festival (formerly titled the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival). The jurors will thoughtfully select fine art and fine craft artists to present their works...

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By Editorial Team on December 18, 2023

The Phillips Collection Announces Major 2024 Bonnard Exhibition

The Phillips Collection presents Bonnard’s Worlds, the first major exhibition on French artist Pierre Bonnard (1867–1947) in Washington, DC, in 20 years. Co-organized by The Phillips Collection and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, Bonnard’s Worlds brings together 60 of the artist’s celebrated paintings throughout his career from...

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By Editorial Team on December 4, 2023

VisArts, in Partnership with the City of Rockville, Awarded Bloomberg Philanthropies Grant for Asphalt Art Project

VisArts is pleased to announce that Bloomberg Philanthropies has awarded the City of Rockville, in partnership with VisArts, a $25,000 Asphalt Art Initiative grant. The City of Rockville is one of 25 cities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to receive a grant to install a project that uses art...

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By Editorial Team on October 18, 2023

National Museum of Women in the Arts Reopens October 21, 2023, After Major Renovation

  Transformed building features bold exhibitions and public programs The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA)—the world’s first major museum solely dedicated to championing women artists—reopens on October 21, 2023, after a two-year renovation, revealing a transformed building, powerful exhibitions and engaging public programs. NMWA reimagined its historic...

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By Editorial Team on October 17, 2023

Folger Shakespeare Library Presents Newly Commissioned Light and Paper Sculpture Cloud of Imagination by German Artist Anke Neumann

The Folger Shakespeare Library has commissioned a 15-foot-tall hanging light and paper sculpture by German artist Anke Neumann. Cloud of Imagination is an ethereal and symbolic sculpture that connects the newly constructed Folger Theater east lobby to the historic theater lobby above. The sculpture will greet theater patrons who return...

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By Editorial Team on October 17, 2023

The Phillips Collection announces an Unprecedented Reinstallation of its Renowned Rothko Room

Paintings from the private collection of Mark Rothko’s family to be exhibited The Phillips Collection presents an unprecedented reinstallation of its renowned Rothko Room, providing guests the rare opportunity to experience new works in the space. For the first time in over 20 years, three of the four original Mark...

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By Editorial Team on October 3, 2023

Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Announces Jurors and Call for Entries for the 2025 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery opens applications for their seventh triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.

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By Editorial Team on October 3, 2023

DISTRICT Arts Exhibits Panel from AIDS Memorial Quilt Through October 2023

A panel from the largest community art project in the world debuts in Frederick DISTRICT Arts, a contemporary art gallery in the heart of historic downtown Frederick, MD, will host a panel of the AIDS Memorial Quilt (the Quilt) for the month of October. The display of the Quilt, considered...

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By Editorial Team on September 26, 2023

Zsudayka Nzinga Wins the 2023 East of the River Distinguished Artist Award

Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell, a multi-disciplinary fine artist, curator, and educator, is the the 2023 recipient of the East Of The River Distinguished Artist Award. The annual award presented by Honfleur Gallery in memory of Sharon Hughes Gautier honors a living artist in Wards 7 or 8 for creative excellence while...

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By Editorial Team on September 25, 2023

Jean Sausele-Knodt Is ArtsFairfax 2023 Awards Artist

The ArtsFairfax Awards announces Peggy Fox as the luncheon emcee and Jean Sausele-Knodt as the 2023 Awards Artist and will include a musical performance by the Workhouse Arts Center cast of The Who’s Tommy and a violin solo by Inova Artist in Residence Anthony Hyatt. The annual event, taking place...

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By Editorial Team on September 18, 2023

Art Enables names Zachary Clark as Executive Director

Art Enables has announced Zachary Clark as the organization’s new Executive Director. Following an extensive national search, Clark begins his new role on October 2, 2023. An art gallery and vocational arts program dedicated to creating opportunities for artists with disabilities, Art Enables offers the creative space, materials, and marketing...

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