Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Happy 10th Anniversary

Artomatic 2009 opens this weekend! The month-long art festival celebrating its 10th Anniversary runs from May 29 - July 5, 2009 and will be held in a 275,000 square foot building on the Capitol Riverfront. You may want to make multiple trips to experience the nine floors of visual and installation art, theater performances, dance and comedy, three music stages, street performances such as fire dancing and drum troupes, and a film screening theater. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Check out the Artomatic Web site for more details.

May 29 - July 5, 2009
Fridays and Saturdays - Noon to 1 am
Sun, Wed & Thu - Noon to 10 pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Check out the calendar for info on special events.

55 M Street, SE
(at the corner with Half Street)
Washington, DC 20003
Metro - Green Line, Navy Yard, Ballpark exit

1,000 visual artists and 600 performing artists.
Free admission.
Need I say more!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Weekend Art It List

Mid City Artists Open Studios
Saturday & Sunday, May 16-17, 2009 (see map for specific times)
Opening Reception: Friday, May 15, 5-8pm, Coldwell Banker, 1606 17th Street, NW (meet the artists and enjoy refreshments)

Artists in the Dupont/Logan neighborhoods are opening up their studios to the public this weekend. See where the creation happens, browse through works, and take some art home with you. Participating artists include Sondra N. Arkin, Mark Parascandola, and Thomas Drymon among many others. For a map and listing of specific studios and times, click HERE. I’ll be helping out at Sondra’s studio (1764 Church Street, NW) on Sunday from noon to 5 pm, so stop by and say hello.

Mt. Rainier Open Studios
Saturday, May 16, 2009, noon-6pm

On Saturday, artist studios in creatively charged Mt. Rainier, MD will be open to the public from noon to 6 pm. Check out the studios of Ellyn Weiss, Betsy Stewart, and Ellen Sinel at 3706 Wells Avenue, visit the Washington Glass School and Red Dirt Studio, and check out the studios of a number of other participating artists. See my previous Field Trip post, for reasons on why this area is not to be missed. For more information, check out Ellyn Weiss’s Web site.

And for those of you who want to enjoy some art virtually this weekend…

Art Dealers Association of Greater Washington Spring Internet Exhibition
Through June 30, 2009

Check out the Art Dealers Association of Greater Washington’s online exhibition of works by ADAGW members: http://www.washingtonartdealers.org/exhibitions/2009-internet_exhibition/. Nevin Kelly Gallery is a proud member of this group of esteemed galleries in the Washington, DC area.

AAF Recap

We are back from the Affordable Art Fair NYC! Thank you to everyone, NYC and DC friends, who stopped by booth A-300. I thought I’d share some pictures of our little corner. Do you know how challenging it is to hang a 120 square foot space with the work of seven artists?

Left side of the booth showing the work of Laurel Hausler, Ellyn Weiss, H. Wesley Wheeler, Anna U. Davis, and Mary Chiaramonte

Right side of the booth showing the work of Sondra N. Arkin and Molly Brose

The scene at the Preview Night Party

Anna. U. Davis with her work

Molly Brose and her mother with her work

Laura looking lovely with Sondra Arkin’s “Plumbing My Inner Pink”

The big excitement for the weekend was a visit by a certain celeb who tells people what not to wear. She walked away with a Mary Chiaramonte painting under her arm. We still have quite a bit of work that we exhibited at AAF, so if something catches your eye, don’t hesitate to contact us.

A special thanks to Nora Weiss, daughter of the talented Ellyn Weiss, for helping us out for the weekend while yours truly was in FL.

Friday, May 01, 2009

NYC Bound

We are loading up the truck (minivan) and heading to NYC for the Affordable Art Fair next week. Here is a sneak peak of what you can see at booth A-300 by the seven talented artists that we will be exhibiting.

Sondra Arkin, “Dialogue”, 2009, encaustic on dibond, 12” x 16”

Molly Brose, “Quiet Evening”, 2009, watercolor and acrylic on paper, 10” x 10”

Mary Chiaramonte, “Statuette”, 2008, mixed media on panel, 21” x 14”

Anna U. Davis, “Russian Deli”, 2009, paper and acrylic on canvas, 20” x 20”

Laurel Hausler, “Temporary”, 2009, digital print

Ellyn Weiss, “Pure Nerves”, 2008, monoprint, 15” x 11” (paper)

H. Wesley Wheeler, “Four Play”, 2008, oil on canvas, 48” x 36”

The fair will host more than 60 galleries from the US, Europe, Asia, Canada and South America. Come see Nevin Kelly Gallery at booth A-300 and then stop next door at Bethesda’s Fraser Gallery. For more information on fair location and hours, please visit the AAF Web site.