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Artomatic will wow you

11 stories of nonstop creativity at the huge Crystal City location this year:. That’s what you’ll find at Artomatic 2012. It is really an amazing concept. More than 1,300 of our area’s most talented are showcased at the month long arts festival. I recently shot a show there for our Nonstop channel but plan to air some of the good stuff we got on our Saturday morning show at 9AM. Saturday night there’s a special Meet the Artist opportunity. I had the chance to interview a few of them. Frank Warren… the man behind the Post Secret concept that has exploded (and was founded at Artomatic in 2004) will be there.. and with more secrets! Artomatic runs through June 23rd.Tune in for our NBC Nonstop Scene special from Artomatic on June 11th at 10:30pm. You can watch the Nonstop channel on Comcast 208, VZ FIOS 460 or on COX 803.

Wednesdays and Thursdays: noon – 10 pm
Fridays and Saturdays: noon – 1 am
Sundays: noon – 5 pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Where: 1851 S. Bell St. in Crystal City, a block from Metro

Some behind-the-scenes video of our Nonstop Scene DC shoot with Jason Gittlen and Leslie Berkowitz

Interviewing artistic husband and wife- Matt Sesow and Dana Ellyn

Trinka Margua Simon uses donated house paint to create a mural that will be washed away at the end of the show.

Because the Crystal City building hosting Artomatic is set for demolition this summer… the owners have allowed the artist to take off all the doors. This bar table (yes there are happy hours at Artomatic) is one way they made creative use of the wood.

Secret rockstar Frank Warren of PostSecret.com … shows me some of his favorite secrets mailed to him over the last 7 years. He recently spoke at TED Talks in California.

ArtJamz.. we paint on Live TV

I can tell from Chuck's face he really likes it

ArtJamz founder Michael Clements joins me in studio to help me unleash my inner artist. The end result? An original Van Goff. Not sure if I entertained or offended my co-workers who served as my inspiration.

ArtJamz has a series of sessions in March coming up, hosted in their new studio home in Dupont Circle.

MORE: Session Schedule

FOLLOW: ArtJamz on Twitter

View more videos at: http://nbcwashington.com.

Put a CORC in it Tuesday

Great event Tuesday… with the Corcoran Gallery of Art, creations and lots of wine! The event is at the Renaissance Hotel Washington DC. Salud!

Fine Art for as low as $100

Looking for some fine art for the home or the office? The Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) will present it’s popular C-Note Art Sale. We’re talking more than 300 pieces of original artwork by notable artists going for as low as $100.

Potential buyers can preview the works available during gallery hours between Sept 9-15th. On Thursday, the 15th at 5pm guests will line up to buy the art right off the walls!

Available artworks include pieces made exclusively for this event by stone sculptor David Petlowany, painter Connie Slack, watercolor artist Dana Ann Scheurer, printmaker Joseph Craig English and fiber artist Candiss Cole. The sale will also feature contemporary ceramic pieces by Ann Batton and Thomas Clarkson, colorful mixed media pieces by local favorites Ann Barbieri, Laurie Fields and Gina Cochran. Sophisticated jewelry pieces by Geoffrey Giles, Caroline Viene, and Erica Zap. As well as exciting hand pulled prints by Stephanie George and Paula Wachsstcok and fantastic photographs by award winning artists Catherine Day, Marie Gruber and Laura Howell.

The sale of the artwork will continue during extended gallery hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 16 – 18, 2011. The fundraiser supports GRACE’s exhibitions, educational programing and the participating artists – many of whom are donating their entire portion of the sale of their work to GRACE.

JOT IT DOWN!
What: Annual C-Note Art Sale
Who: Greater Reston Arts Center
Where: Reston Town Center – 12001 Market Street, Suite #103, Reston, VA 20190
Preview Artwork: 11am – 5pm Friday, September 9-14, 2011, 11am – 4pm Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sale Begins: 5pm – 8pm, Thursday, September 15
Sale Continues: 11am-8pm Friday, September 16 and 11am-5pm Saturday, September 17 & Sunday, September, 18

Cost: Event is free. No tickets required.

“Untitled” Not your average art show

Move aside Picasso… there is some new talent in town. Art lovers turned out for new exhibit titled ‘Untitled’. Untitled runs through August 13th at the Industry Gallery in DC.

Untitled was curated and organized by University of Virginia graduates Michael Maziels and Brittany Strupp.

The exhibit will pair eight emerging artist with Up-and-coming scholars. Works featured hail from UVA, The Maryland Institute College of Arts, and UNC. The next stop for the exhibit will be the University of Virginia’s Ruffin Gallery.

More from the show here on WUSA9 below

Thoughts of a Butterfly

Art Soiree hosted a private event for ‘Thoughts of a Butterfly’ book release at Puro Lounge in Georgetown. The crowd, like the awe-inspiring book, was in good spirits enjoying drinks and live jazz music outdoors.

Watch ‘Thoughts of a Butterfly’ book release on WUSA9 Friday morning!

Let go, laugh, live, love is Shirley Ramos personal credo and motif in her new book ‘Thoughts of a Butterfly’. After suffering a stroke at the young age of 29, Shirley grabs her second chance at life with passion, even writing a book of poems about her journey. Yoni Lee contributed to this OMG report.

MORE: Read Ramos’ blog

Coverage of event on WUSA9 Below

Patio Party: Art & Soul Welcomes Chef Wes

We caught up with celebrity Chef Art Smith (Oprah’s former!) at his yummy eatery Art & Soul on Capitol Hill.

MORE: Cocktail Reception for Art & Soul’s New Chef

Smith who lost more than 100 pounds is changing up his menu reflect living well.  To cut the fat but keep the flavor he brought in new Executive Chef Wes Morton (formerly of Againn) who hails from Louisiana. To toast the new lighter taste… foodies and even Food Network stars celebrated with small bites and southern cocktails on Art & Soul’s popular patio. Watch WUSA9 Thursday morning for more from the party!

Chef Art Smith, Carol Joynt and Mike Hydeck

Chloe Thompson & Kara Batt

Executive Chef Wes Morton

The Next Food Network Star’s Mary Ann Bryant

Quanicia Alston, Beatrice Livioco and Tricia Barba

Art’s patio named one of the top spots to eat outside in America!

'Talk Teal' uses art to fight sexual abuse

‘Talk Teal’ was held at Muleh on 14th Street.. using photographs and mannequins to send the message sexual abuse is not ok. Alex Naini contributed to this report on WUSA9.

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"Coleman's Juice" is top cocktail at Artini 2011

12 of DC’s best mixologists competed to create the most delicious and artistic martini. Each martini was showcased on their ‘Feature Night’ throughout March, but the moment of truth arrived at Artini.

CLICK TO WATCH COVERAGE ON WUSA9 MORNING SHOW

The Critics’ Choice winner was announced late evening- Ronald Flores of Art and Soul with William Christenberry sculpture inspired ‘Coleman’s Juice’. The Gentleman Jack Tennessee whiskey based drink was garnished with a homemade Slim Jim and had a smokey flavor. Corcoran Art Gallery by trade was transformed into an upscale party by night with Washingtonians in their best cocktail dresses sampling each martini.

Hermès shares secrets all week

Luxury brand Hermès is giving fans an inside look at the secrets behind making everything from their signature handbags to scarves at the Festival of Crafts. The festival goes on all week at the Fairfax Station store in Tysons. Check out artistans in action that ran on our Morning Show today:

 

Photos from Hermes France

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