Shootout at the DaDa Salon

Shootout at the DaDa Salon brings together nine DC-area artists whose work defies expectations, taking the viewer on a winding journey. Surrealism? Dada? These local artists march to the beat of their own drummers. In these works, they redefine aesthetics as they so please, confront cultural mores, swallow them, digest them, and defy logic in works that stand in a universe of each artist’s own creation. This diverse collection of 2D and 3D works alludes to reality, but a reality that has been twisted and subjected to each artist’s will. Their unique voices help us reflect on the sometimes harsh realities of our physical world and our ability, through art and humor, to transcend them.

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#WeTweetArt V2

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It was a great experience to be part of the second #WeTweetArt opening/tweet-up, where I showcased Ripe in the artdc Gallery. Discovering a range of local artists like @alexandrachio, @dearsuburbia and others that are passionate about creating and connecting is very cool indeed. The following list of participating artist represents something for everyone:

http://artdc.com/2014/03/13/wetweetartv2/

Visit the exhibit through 4/6/14 at the artdc gallery: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781

Jewel Box Pop-Up & #WeTweetArt

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Jewel Box Pop-Up Gallery

This month my work was selected for the Jewel Box show, part of the Art Lives Here initiative in Hyattsville, MD. For the show, a 2,300 sq. ft. commercial space turned pop-up gallery will be open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday of September for public viewing. There will be an opening reception Thursday from 7-9PM. Emerging and established artists applied for an opportunity to participate in this group exhibition, which is curated by John Paradiso and Tim McLorraine. The show features three of my paintings: Continue reading

DC Arts Center Wall Mountables 2013

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I usually work on a larger scale, but switched things up for DC Arts Center’s Wall Mountables 2013, creating a small scale, 16×20″ painting. DCAC is a community resource that supports some of the area’s most interesting emerging visual artists as well as theater initiatives. Their annual open Wall Mountables show attracts a wide range of participants and is a great opportunity to find smaller and more affordable works for sale, connect with creative folks of all stripes in DC, and enjoy art.  The opening reception is a great party, and will be held this Friday at DCAC’s Adams Morgan space: Continue reading

FLEX DC

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Five paintings will be featured in the inaugural show of FLEX, a series of temporary exhibitions, which will occur for one night on Saturday April 27th from 7-10pm:

Saturday April 27th, 7-10pm
Flats at Atlas |  1600 Maryland Ave, NE Washington, DC 20002
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Power Art Opening March 1

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The Del Ray Artisans, a community arts organization in Alexandria, VA, describe their March juried show, Power Art:

“Power Art makes viewers see familiar things in new ways; evokes emotions, and makes an impact. It may be big, bold, and graphic, or minimalist in its approach. Philosophical or even satirical, Power Art may address civil liberties, human rights, or environmental issues. It makes the viewer stop and think about a viewpoint. Area artists were encouraged to be experimental, with no restrictions on materials. Some of the juried artworks depict emotional, physical, natural and spiritual power; others represent the power of craftsmanship, fabric, and recycled materials.” Continue reading

Land of Misfits Art Show

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Santa has dark surprises in his bag of tricks this December. The Center for Visual Artists upcoming show, the Land of Misfits, features designer toys and lowbrow art. “Ripe” will be on display starting December 7th through the end of the month at the CVA Gallery. The opening reception will be held:

When: 6-9PM on Friday, December 7th
Where: 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro, NC 27410

For more information, visit the CVA Gallery website.

Del Ray Artisans Sweet and Salty Exhibit Opening October 5

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The Del Ray Artisans, a community arts organization in Alexandria, VA, issued the following intriguing prompt for their upcoming show, Sweet and Salty :

Sweet: pleasing to the taste, mind, feelings, eye or ear
Salty: seasoned with or containing salt, related to the sea, racy

Ripe is both a bit sweet and salty, and will be on display at the gallery through October 28 during gallery hours at the Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: Thursdays, 12 noon to 6 pm; Fridays, 12 noon to 9 pm; Saturdays, 10 am to 9 pm; and Sundays, 12 noon to 6 pm. Please join me at the Opening Reception on Friday, October 5 from 7pm-10pm to check out Ripe and enjoy sweet and salty refreshments. For more about the show and the Del Ray Artisans, visit their website.