ECA News Briefs

DCAC Announces the Departure of Longtime Executive Director B. Stanley

The District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC) in Adams Morgan announces that B. Stanley, the Executive Artistic Director for the past 27 years, is leaving the position. “It’s a tough decision, because I really love what I do, but I think it’s time for the next generation to bring their...

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Torpedo Factory Artists @ Mosaic Announce Winners of 2021 Regional Painting Competition

  Torpedo Factory Artists have opened their gallery to some of the finest regional painters within a several hundred mile radius of the Fairfax, Virginia location. These artists work in watercolor, oil, ink, gouache, acrylic, encaustic and mixed media. Local companies and arts groups donated generous prizes for the top...

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Remembering Fletcher Mackey, Member of VisArts’ Board of Directors and Artist Advisory Council, Curator & Exhibiting Artist

VisArts has learned of the passing of Fletcher Mackey, a member of VisArts’ Board of Directors and Artist Advisory Council, and a VisArts curator and exhibiting artist. Fletcher joined VisArts’ creative community in 2013. He was the first individual that Susan Main, former Gallery Director and Curator and current Curatorial...

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Dorothy Kosinski to Conclude Tenure as Vradenburg Director and CEO of The Phillips Collection

Dorothy Kosinski, Vradenburg Director and CEO of The Phillips Collection, has announced today that she will conclude her tenure toward the end of 2022. Followed by a transition period, requested by the Board of Trustees. She will mark 15 years of distinguished leadership and be named Director Emerita. Dr. Kosinski...

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Trawick Prize Announces 2021 Finalists

$14,000 in Prize Monies to be Awarded in September Eight regional artists have been selected as finalists for The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. More than 330 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submitted work...

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Hirshhorn To Wrap Its Building With New Site-Specific Public Artwork by Nicolas Party

Artist’s Largest Work to Date, “Draw the Curtain,” Will Debut on the National Mall Sept. 18 While Building’s Envelope Undergoes Repairs The exterior of the Hirshhorn’s iconic cylindrical building will be the site of internationally renowned Swiss artist Nicolas Party’s newest artwork, debuting Sept. 18. “Draw the Curtain” (2021) will...

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Bowser Administration Kicks Off MuralsDC 2021 Season by Unveiling Artwork Celebrating Natural Hair

Today, the Bowser Administration kicked off the 2021 MuralsDC season by unveiling an original work of art by DC artist Candice Taylor at 2004 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE in Ward 8. Unveiled just days after Mayor Bowser joined leaders and advocates nationwide in recognizing CROWN Day, the mural...

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DC Arts Commission Welcomes New Chairperson

  Reggie Van Lee was officially sworn as chairperson of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Chairperson Van Lee was appointed to the position by Mayor Muriel Bowser for a three-year term, with subsequent reappointments possible. “It truly is an honor to be...

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Smithsonian American Art Museum Receives $2.1 Million From Windgate Foundation

  Major Gift Establishes an Endowment for Acquiring Artworks by Living Artists and Support for Fellowship Positions The Smithsonian American Art Museum has received a $2.1 million gift from the Windgate Foundation to establish an endowment dedicated to acquiring artworks by living craft artists. The gift also funds two sequential...

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ArtsFairfax Celebrates Five Honorees at 2021 Arts Awards

ArtsFairfax celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Arts Awards and honors five visionaries for their contributions to arts and culture in our community. The Jinx Hazel Award, ArtsFairfax’s highest honor, will be presented to the National Museum of the United States Army. This year, ArtsFairfax recognizes two awardees with an Arts...

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Driskell Center Receives $36.7K Maryland State Arts Council Grant

The Driskell Center has announced the receipt of a $36,700 grant from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) as recognition of the Center's outstanding service to Maryland's arts community. MSAC Grants for Organizations, which have funded the Center annually since 2007, provide general operating support to strengthen and sustain Maryland...

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Washington Project for the Arts Welcomes Bilphena Yahwon, “Artist-Organizer-in-Residence”

Washington Project for the Arts will host Bilphena Yahwon in their space from July–August to support her research on pre-civil war Liberia, and the connections between Baltimore and Liberia. She is their second Artist-Organizer-in-Residence. Yahwon is a Baltimore-based archivist and restorative practices practitioner born in Liberia, West Africa. Her work...

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Glenstone Museum to Expand Its Visitor Experience with a Building Conceived for a Large-Scale Work by Richard Serra

Glenstone Museum has announced plans to construct a building specially conceived to house a major sculpture by American artist Richard Serra, extending the museum’s outdoor program of art, architecture, and landscape along its Woodland Trail. Continue reading Glenstone Museum to Expand Its Visitor Experience with a Building Conceived for a...

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Driskell Center Receives $790K Mellon Grant to Fund Commemorative Sculpture and Garden, Archives

The Driskell Center announces the receipt of a $790,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which will fund the creation of a new sculpture at the David C. Driskell Center and the identification, cataloging, preservation, and digitization of prominent archives in the field of African American art.Continue reading Driskell...

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Warhol Foundation Increases Washington Project for the Arts Grant Support

Washington Project for the Arts has announced that The Andy Warhol Foundation has awarded WPA $100,000 for artist-organized programs. Continue reading Warhol Foundation Increases Washington Project for the Arts Grant Support

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