ECA News Briefs

By Editorial Team on September 14, 2021

2021 Trawick Prize Award Winners Announced

  $10,000 Best in Show Prize Awarded; Exhibit Open Through Oct. 3 The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards is an annual juried art competition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District.  The 2021 prize winner is Video artist Cecilia Kim of Richmond, VA.  She was awarded the prestigious...

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By Editorial Team on September 14, 2021

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center Announces Fall 2021 Resident Artists

  Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center provides residencies for artists of varying levels in a number of disciplines including printing, paper-making, letterpress and book-making. The Keyholder Residency and Denbo Fellowship provide artists with seasonal opportunities to deepen their practice. Keyholder Residency Pyramid Atlantic Art Center’s Keyholder Residency is a competitive opportunity...

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By Editorial Team on September 14, 2021

50 States Project Update: Dakota Days

This news brief is an update of Kate Fleming and Tom Woodruff's 50 States Project.  You can read about the first leg of their journey HERE.   From Kate and Tom: Dear Friends and Supporters, Hello from Montana, our 40th state! We’re here with only ten states left because of YOU...

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By Editorial Team on September 14, 2021

Smithsonian National Postal Museum Reopens Summer 2021

The National Postal Museum reopened its doors Friday, August 27. Hours: Friday through Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Closed Wednesdays & Thursdays until further notice.) Timed-entry passes are not required to visit the museum. US Postal Museum has worked to create a safe environment for visitors and staff. We...

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By Editorial Team on September 14, 2021

Hyattsville CDC Announces Five New Sculptures Installations in Riverdale Park, MD

On behalf of the Town of Riverdale Park, the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC) has announced the arrival of five new sculptures across Riverdale Park. The Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative executes the Town’s plan to create an engaging, publicly accessible outdoor sculpture art gallery within its many flourishing neighborhoods. Riverdale...

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By Editorial Team on September 14, 2021

National Museum of Women in the Arts Announces New Acquisitions of works by Emma Amos, Deborah Butterfield, Sonya Clark, Mary Ellen Mark and Dianne Smith

  Works by Emma Amos, Deborah Butterfield, Sonya Clark, Mary Ellen Mark and Dianne Smith join the museum’s prestigious collection The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) announces recent major collection acquisitions that embody its mission to support and celebrate diverse women artists. Newly acquired works include an...

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By Editorial Team on September 14, 2021

Ernest Maier and Hyattsville CDC Award Bladensburg Mural Commission to Cindy Fletcher-Holden

Ernest Maier and the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (HCDC) are pleased to announce the selection of artist Cindy Fletcher-Holden and her design concept for the Ernest Maier Bladensburg mural located at 4602 Annapolis Road Bladensburg, Maryland 20710. The project is the first in a planned series of creative place-making enhancements to beautify Ernest...

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By Editorial Team on September 14, 2021

Ten New Public Murals Celebrate Reopening the Arts in Montgomery County

Eight local artists installed ten temporary murals across Montgomery County promoting the safe reopening of the local creative economy and cultural industry! Commissioned by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) through its Public Arts Trust program, #ArtHappensHere features county-based artists: Robert Cohen, Felisa Federman, Sandra Perez-Ramos, Arlette Jassel, Dinah Myers-Schroeder,...

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By Editorial Team on August 23, 2021

The 2021 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival Hosts over 200 Artists

The 30th edition of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival will showcase more than 200 artists Now in its 30th year, the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival highlights more than 200 artists who are creating unique, handmade works in the fields of fine art and fine craft. In the competitive artist...

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By Editorial Team on August 23, 2021

Smithsonian American Art Museum Acquires Extraordinary Early Photography Collection From Larry J. West

Collection Includes Rare Images From the First African American Studios The Smithsonian American Art Museum has acquired a collection of objects related to early American photography from the collector Larry J. West that transforms the museum’s photography holdings. The L.J. West Collection includes 286 objects from the 1840s to about...

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By Editorial Team on August 23, 2021

The Phillips Collection Announces Major Centennial Acquisition of Daniel Canogar’s Amalgama Phillips

  Digital work blends images from the permanent collection The Phillips Collection has announced a new major acquisition undertaken during its centennial year: a generative digital piece Amalgama Phillips by Madrid-based artist Daniel Canogar that uses images of artworks from the museum’s permanent collection to create a seamless blend of ever-changing, fluidly morphing imagery....

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By Editorial Team on August 23, 2021

VMFA Recipient of Major American Arts Endowment

  The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) announced the establishment of an endowment that will provide significant ongoing funding for an important new position at the museum—the Bev Perdue Jennings Assistant Curator of American Art.    “Bev and her husband, Ed Jennings, are longtime members of the museum and...

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By Editorial Team on August 23, 2021

ArtsFairfax Awards $441,900 in Operating Support Grants

  ArtsFairfax announces $441,900 in Operating Support Grant funding to 40 arts organizations in Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax, and the City of Falls Church.  The Operating Support Grant is ArtsFairfax’s largest grant program providing Fairfax nonprofits with essential flexible funds to strengthen and sustain arts organizations. “The past...

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By Editorial Team on August 16, 2021

The 50 States Project: The Last Frontier

  From Kate Fleming and Tom Woodruff of the 50 States Project: "We touched down in Anchorage at 9:18 pm, light drizzle falling and not yet dusk. A lyft whisked us away to a house on a mountainside overlooking Anchorage, the city lights only beginning to flicker on as the...

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By Editorial Team on August 16, 2021

Pollock-Krasner Foundation 2020 Winter Grantees Includes DC-Based Carol Rowan

Carol Rowan Receives Grant to Support Creation of New Work The Pollock-Krasner Foundation announced its 2020 winter grantees, including DC-based artist Carol Rowan who also also maintains a studio in Maine. Established in 1985 though the generosity of Lee Krasner—one of the foremost abstract expressionist painters of the 20th century—the...

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