Friday, June 23, 2017

Art of Legacy Artists' Talk tomorrow!

Closed Monday Productions currently has an exhibition of painting, sculpture and photography at the newly renovated Old Georgetown  Theater, a former silent movie house from the 1900s. The exhibition includes local painters, Anne Marchand, Ana Rendich, Rosetta DeBerardinis, Fabiano Amin, Laura Patten and John Blee; and sculptors: Robert Haft and John Safer; with photographers: Marisa S.White and Matt Leedham.

The Pop up exhibition is on view through June 30, 2017. An artist talk will be held on Saturday, June 24th from 4 PM to 5:30 PM and a  final  hosted reception to  meet  the  artists  will  be on  Thursday, June  29th,  2017 from 6-8 pm at the space located at 1351 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Washington DC, Georgetown.

“I’m delighted to welcome these ten DC artists, in this fantastic space!”says Marsha Ralls. The curator and CEO of Closed Monday Productions, Ralls is honored to have long-time friend  and sculptor, John Safer, included  in this exhibition.  Safer, 94, mentored sculptor, Robert  Haft, also  exhibiting  in  the  show  “Art  of  Legacy.”

Safer’s most  recent  public  work  UNITY,  60  feet  high  and  weighing  eighteen  thousand pounds and unprecedented in scale, was installed two years ago at the $1.4 Billion MGM resort at the National Harbor.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Free Online webinar

A Free Online webinar that will teach you methods to find Patrons and Sponsors for your art. You will learn how one artist got Apple Computers and Bose Sound to sponsor art work and art projects and also how individual donors and Patrons can be solicited. There is also an option to extend your education in other areas. All those who register for the free webinar get a free booklet right away on how one artist got invited to the Whitney Biennial. No Entry Fee.  


Monday, June 19, 2017

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Call for proposals

Deadline September 1, 2017

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is accepting proposals in all media for solo and group exhibitions for their 25th anniversary year, 2018-2019.  A community art center on the Great Miami River in arts-driven downtown Hamilton, Ohio, the Fitton Center provides experiences in the arts through exhibitions, classes, performances and other events.  Four galleries provide 2,600 square feet of space.  Solo artists generally are asked to exhibit 10 – 30 works, depending on scale, media and available space.  They also offer group shows of existing guilds or alliances and to individuals willing to be selected into a curated group. 

For full requirements, please contact Cathy Mayhugh, or visit , click on Exhibitions and download the Solo/Group Show Proposal Form.  101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton OH 45011, (513) 863-8873 ext. 122. 

Chesapeake Gallery Call for Entries 2018-2020

Deadline: August 15th, 2017

The Chesapeake Gallery at Harford Community College, located in Bel Air, MD, is inviting artists, artist groups and curators working in any medium or format to apply for their 2018-2020 exhibition seasons! Artists and/or curators are responsible for the transportation or shipping of all artwork to and from the Chesapeake Gallery.

There is no application fee or commission on sold work.

Please visit the website below for more details on how to apply! (OR) Google Search: Harford Community Chesapeake Gallery; E-mail questions to Brad Blair:

Friday, June 16, 2017


Mark Jenkins has a cool review today in the Washington Post about my solo show at Artists and Makers Studios II in Rockville.

Read the whole Galleries column here.

Now at Strathmore

25th Annual Colored Pencil Society of America
International Exhibition

Sat, June 10–Sun, Aug 6, 2017
Juried by Joann Moser, former Senior Curator of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Mandarins and Paper by Paco Martín Dominguez
Mandarins and Paper by Paco Martín Dominguez
Founded in 1990, the Colored Pencil Society of America highlights the versatility of this vibrant, distinct medium, by selecting the world’s most amazing colored pencil works for this annual, international exhibition.

Please join Strathmore for the following events presented in conjunction with the exhibition: