March (or perhaps just a leisurely stroll) on Washington
Bambino and I are heading down to DC this weekend. (We only like to visit the nation's capital either when it's freaking cold or nice and muggy.) In addition to catching up with some dear non-art world friends, we'll be catching up with some dear art-world friends, including Leigh and Jamie who very generously present ACADEMY each summer at Conner Contemporary Art:
Conner Contemporary Art is very pleased to announce ACADEMY 2009. Exhibition founder, Jamie Smith, Ph. D., is the curator of our 9th annual invitational survey of outstanding work by recent fine art graduates of regional college art programs.Yours truly has been invited to be one of the jurors (along with Helen Allen, Executive Director of PULSE and Gloria Nauden, Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities) for the PULSE Presents Award:
Participating artists: Celina Amaya, Danny Baskin, Alan Callander, Charles Clary, Margot Ellis, Kyle Ford, Jeremy Flick, Corey Grimsley, Steve Ioli, Casey Reed Johnson, Jin Young Kang, Patrick McDonough, Aziza Murray, Igor Pasternak, Ding Ren, Alex Roulette, Andrew Schrock, Ryan Schroeder and Rafael Soldi.
Represented institutions: American University, Catholic University of America, Corcoran College or Art and Design, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Maryland Institute College of Art, Savannah College of Art and Design, University of Maryland.
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair will award one of this year's Academy exhibiting artists an exhibition space at PULSE Miami 2009. [The jurors] will announce the winner at 7pm the night of the opening.Earlier in the day, our friends (and fellow current book tour travellers) Heather Darcy Bhandari and Jonathan Melber will be presenting a workshop at Conner Contemporary that local artists won't want to miss:
Washington Project for the Arts will co-host a workshop as part of its No Artist Left Behind series: The Top 10 Things Every Artist Should Know with Heather Darcy Bhandari and Jonathan Melber, authors of ART/WORK: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career (2009). The authors will discuss career management, business and legal issues for artists. Book signing immediately to follow. The NALB Series is a professional development initiative created by WPA to provide resources and workshops to DC area visual artists.The WPA workshop will be held 4 – 6pm. The ACADEMY 2009 opening reception follows from 6-8pm. Come on over if you're in the neighborhood!