ECA News Briefs

By Michael Janis on May 24, 2022

Mount Rainier “Artists By the Tracks” Studio Complex Sold to New Owner

The four-building, art-focused warehouse cluster of studios often referred to as "Artists By the Tracks," just over the DC line in Mount Rainier, MD, recently sold. Located in the Gateway Arts District, it is home to many regional creative tenants, such as Washington Glass School, White Point Studio, and Otis Street Arts Project. The...

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By Editorial Team on May 24, 2022

Lavely Miller Receives Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

Foundry Gallery would like to congratulate member artist Lavely Miller on being awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. In support of Lee Krasner’s mission to advance the work of visual artists, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation is honored to provide support to the growing list of nearly 5,000 PKF grantees who have received...

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By Editorial Team on May 24, 2022

NoMa BID Announces Michelle McAuliffe Design Winner for New Mural on M Street NE Overpass

The NoMa BID announced that artist Michelle McAuliffe is the winner of its design competition for a new mural to be installed in summer 2022 on the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) overpass above M Street NE in NoMa. The NoMa BID had issued an open call to artists in early...

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By Editorial Team on May 24, 2022

The Phillips Collection Announces New Chief Curator Elsa Smithgall

  Klaus Ottmann, Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Academic Affairs, will retire after 12 years of distinguished service The Phillips Collection has announced that twenty-five-year Phillips Collection veteran and Washington, DC, native Elsa Smithgall has been named Chief Curator. Smithgall will be responsible for the management of the curatorial...

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By Editorial Team on May 24, 2022

East City Art Recipient of Fractured Atlas $1,000 Donation

  East City Art is one of twenty arts organizations who were awarded $1,000 by Fractured Atlas.  East City Art was selected at random by Fractured Atlas at the conclusion of a one-week fundraiser which took place May 2-8, 2022. The donation awards were announced and presented on Monday, May...

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By Editorial Team on May 24, 2022

ArtsFairfax Receives $55,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

ArtsFairfax has been awarded a $55,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the expansion of artist residencies in Fairfax County. “At ArtsFairfax, we are committed to meeting Fairfax County residents where they are to offer them inspiring arts experiences,” said Linda Sullivan, ArtsFairfax President & CEO. “We...

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By Editorial Team on May 24, 2022

ArtsFairfax Announces the 2022 Arts Awards Honorees

ArtsFairfax to Recognize Capital One Hall, Gary and Tina Mather, Mark Brutsché, and Fall for the Book on October 28 The 2022 ArtsFairfax Arts Awards, to be held on Friday, October 28, 2022, will honor Capital One Hall; philanthropists Gary and Tina Mather; actor, director, and playwright Mark and Fall for the Book for their visionary contributions in Northern...

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By Editorial Team on May 17, 2022

2022 Bethesda Painting Awards Finalists Announced

Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Over 200 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submitted work to the annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The top prize winners...

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By Editorial Team on May 17, 2022

Montpelier Arts Center Says Goodbye to Horse

Montpelier Arts Center is saying goodbye to Horse, the sculpture, as it rides out to the pastures of its new home at the Show Place Arena and Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Join us for this exciting celebration of the departure of our metaled equine beauty, and be on the lookout...

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By Editorial Team on May 17, 2022

Craig Kraft Studio Announces Recipient of Small Project Grant

Craig Kraft Studio is excited to announce the first recipient of our series of Small Project grants for District Artist. Redeat Wondemu is an Eritrean-born, Ethiopian-American photographer who captures portraits of women in Ethiopia in a series called “Modern Muses,” dealing with matters of beauty standards, inspiration and representation. Wondemu makes large...

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By Editorial Team on May 17, 2022

DC Arts Commission Announces Available Grants for FY23

The largest allocation in the agency’s history includes funding for pandemic recovery, arts education, and general operating support for nonprofit arts and cultural organizations The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) is now accepting applications for fiscal year 2023 grant programs. Funding is available to support projects from...

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By Editorial Team on May 17, 2022

The Phillips Collection Presents new Installation by Wesley Clark

New installation by Wesley Clark speaks to the energy and transformation east of the Anacostia River The Phillips Collection presents a new commissioned installation by DC-based artist Wesley Clark, the final of three commissions by DC-based artists in celebration of the museum’s centennial. The site-specific installation titled New Beginning consists of geometric forms that represent...

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By Editorial Team on May 17, 2022

Smithsonian American Art Museum Acquires More than 200 Artworks for its Craft Collection

A recent campaign by the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery to acquire artworks by leading craft artists has brought more than 200 objects into its permanent collection. The Renwick Gallery 50th Anniversary Acquisition Campaign, begun in 2020, focused on artworks made by a broadly representative and diverse group of...

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By Editorial Team on May 17, 2022

Dr. Ndubuisi C. Ezeluomba Named VMFA’s New Curator of African Art

Following an international search, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) announced today the appointment of Dr. Ndubuisi C. Ezeluomba to the position of Curator of African Art beginning May 25, 2022. Ezeluomba, better known as Endy, was most recently the Françoise Billion Richardson Curator of African Art at the...

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By Editorial Team on May 3, 2022

Jurors Announced for Hamiltonian 2022-2024 Artists Fellowship

Hamiltonian Artists is pleased to announce the jurors for the 2022–2024 Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship Program (L–R): Thomas F. James, executive director of the Last Resort Artist Retreat; Joyce Yu-Jean Lee, assistant professor of Art & Digital Media at Marist College and Hamiltonian alumnus; Adriel Luis, community organizer and curator of Digital and Emerging...

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