Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2010
804 H Street, NE #1
Washington, DC 20002
City Gallery Grand Opening
Washington, DC—Located in the bustling H Street corridor, City Gallerywill join the growing list
of existing arts destinations in the area including Connor Contemporary, the Atlas Theatre and
City Gallerywill bridge the burgeoning artistic community of the Capitol Hill-H Street corridor
with the growing art market of the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. Greatly under-rep-
resented, the local arts community in the eastern half of DC will find a permanent home at City
Gallery. DC artlovers will now have immediate access to the works of the many talented local
artists who live in their midst.
The galleryrepresents over 20 local painters, sculptors, photographers, engravers and printmakers.
Every year, all artist members will display their work in a group show. The gallery will then host
solo showsmonthly and an annual juried showover the summer. In addition, City Gallery will
provide galleryspace rental and catering, artadvisory and curatorial services, art installation and
new collector consultations.
The Grand Opening of City Gallery will be March 6, 2010 from 6 to 9 pm.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
The start: An artistic tone on good quality canvas followed by a block in transparent red oxide (my favorite!)
Then - filling in the darkest darks to better identify the value of the lights. Some tips he shared - Keep soft edges on the shadow side of objects.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Looking for an opportunity to paint from life? For a year and a half, a few artists and I have continued to meet every Wednesday 7-10pm to paint portraits with live sitters. If you'd like to paint with us, let me know.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Greece panel 3 from VA Museum of Fine Arts:
A Celebration of Ideas
Greek city-states varied greatly in their essential character, their forms of government,
and even in the dialect of Greek that they spoke. Many different aspects of Western
culture, from architectural styles to scientific concepts, grew out of this mix of ideas and
customs. One of the most important threads in this rich heritage was the emphasis
given to human achievements. Greeks, particularly in Athens, celebrated the concept of
the individual and the importance of freedom.
The symposium, a drinking party that included poetry and music, provided an
excellent forum for exploring these new ideas and
artistic creations. Surviving guest lists of symposia
include the names of politicians and poets, soldiers
and scoundrels—as well as the three great
philosophers of ancient Greece: Socrates, Plato,
The scene that appears around the top of this
rhyton (drinking vessel) shows men enjoying a
Red-figured Rhyton, Greek (Attic), attributed to Triptolemos Painter,
ca. 480 BCE, terra cotta
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
More Art Jam photos!