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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.

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.

Moshe’s Exciting Move

One of my favorite photographers has moved. It’s a good one though. Moshe Zusman moved into an amazing studio space right on Florida Avenue and 14th Street. The corner studio has sky high ceilings, two floors and a gorgeous display of some of his most magnificent work. We dropped by the Grand Opening of Moshe Zusman Photography presented by DC Magazine.




Political (Girl) Power reigns Newsbabes 2011

Washington newswomen (and Bob!) come together for one night to make an impact in the community.

Click for Newsbabes Bash Photo Gallery

DJ Flounder from DC101 kept the pink party going at the 3rd Annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer. Held at the Fairmont on M Street, the reception was hosted by more than a dozen DC newswomen.

MORE: Newsbabes Bash WUSA9 Gallery

WATCH: 2011 Newsbabes Bash

WTOP’s Bob Madigan was an honorary host this year- helping us spread the word that men- you too can get breast cancer.The bash helps kick-off DC’s Komen Race for the Cure June 4th.
Guest speakers included Ambassador Nancy Brinker, Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and DC First Lady Jonice Gray Tucker. Breast cancer survivors DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and FOX News Channel’s Jennifer Griffin wowed the crowd with their inspiring stories. Pictures by Neshan Naltchayan and Manny Fantis.

Party Photos by Metromix DC

  Great Moments

Chris4Life: Music makes a difference

Chris4Life kicked off Colon Cancer Awareness Month by using music to help spread the word.

CounterPoint a chamber music ensemble performed at the event that raises money to help find a cure for colon cancer.

See the story on wusa9

Tickled Pink in Potomac

I cannot even begin to tell you how overwhelmed with emotion I am with all the support I’ve gotten from friends, family and co-workers over the last 8 months. My sisters Jenny and Tricia threw me a beautiful shower at good friend Dr. Alex’s Potomac home.

It was more than perfect– it was as I told the crowd– a room filled with so much love. Wish I could post the hundreds of pictures and special moments captured by’s Daniel Swartz and Rita Lawrence with Bitsy Baby Photography. Please check out their galleries. Sweet thanks to Frosting: A Cupcakery for sending devilishly good dessert. No cupcake was left behind. Shout out to the gorgeous Lauren Von Der Pool and staff with green catering company Von Der Pool Gourmet.  I didn’t learn til after the party that the ‘beef wontons’ were vegan! I would’ve never known. They were delicious!

The best part of all? Seeing so many women from different phases of my life- high school, college, SC, DC, News, philanthropy and  mamas-to-be coming together to help me celebrate my first step into motherhood. Thank you everyone from me and baby “A”. Read more about the shower at where Leigh Macdonald wrote a very kind recap of the party.

A glance at some gifts…



Project Fundway Rocks Runway, Awards Thousands


The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce,  K Street Kate and D.C.  Councilmember Harry Thomas, Jr. hosted the 2nd annual Project FUNDway Fashion Design Competition at the historic Warner Theater this week.

Several  local youth designers who are in high school and college were chosen based on design construction, individuality and quality of their garments. Project FUNDway is a charity event that aims to assist young men and women for outstanding academic achievement and commitment to the practice of fashion design.

And the winners are…drumroll please!

$3000 FEDEX Scholarship: Angela Robinson of West Potomac Academy
$1000 Bruno Mazli Scholaship: Agata Miczek of Virginia Commonwealth University
$500 Downtown Silver Springs Scholarship: Daniel Herbick of Bethesda Chevy Chase High School
$250 Honorary Fashion Judge Scholarship: Kim Truong of Virginia Commonwealth University

Notable guest judges included The Aba Agency’s Aba Kwawu, DC Housewives’  Stacie Turner, WUSA’s Surae Chin, Washington Examiner’s Katy Adams, POSH Courture’s Jewell Green, Style for Hire’s Kara Allan, Janice Wallace of The Capitol Fashionista, VCU Fashion Design Professor Linda Lee, Maurisa Potts of  Spotted MP,  L’Shandi Designs and
Ryan Charchian of Rein Online.

Mama Mia Flash Mob at Dupont Circle

Dancing in Dupont: In local buzz, a MOB takes over Dupont Circle! Bowen McCauley Dance and DC Cowboys coordinated the public Mamma Mia performance.

It was one of 7 dance mobs performed in the area as part of “Dance Is the Answer,” a two week celebration through hundreds of classes and open rehearsals. Thanks Maurisa Potts for the awesome video submission.

Spring District Sample Sale 2010

9NEWS reports it was out with the old to make room for the new! Washington fashionistas scored big at the Spring District Sample Sale held in Georgetown.  OMG’s Erica Moody stopped shoppers Tate Yost, Coventry Burke and Maurisa Potts in their penny saving tracks! Twenty of DC’s most chic, high end boutiques slashed prices and shoppers aren’t the only ones to benefit.

The charity sale was founded by Mary Amons and this time helps the CityDance Early Arts, bringing free dance classes to children all over our area.

Hangin with "Perfect 10s"

Donna, Maurisa, Eric, Lauren, Angie, Katherine, BDK

OMG helped Paramount Pictures host a special screening of new comedy “She’s Out of My League“. The film’s leading ladies Krysten Ritter (Confessions of a Shopaholic) and London beauty Alice Eve (Sex and the City 2) snuck in to the AMC Georgetown theater at the end. My pal Kevin McCarthy aka BDK on WJFK hosted a Q&A with the ladies and audience where we discoverd PATE’ was used for this  scene:

She's Out of My League, Paramount 2010

Curious? You’ll have YOUR chance to find out more about the trials of an under-average Joe scoring a “Perfect 10” when the LOL movie hits theaters March 12th. Watch my OMG report on the screening for WUSA9 TV this morning.

Jay Perron & Anne Brady Arrive

Jay Perron & Anne Brady

Krysten Ritter & Alice Eve at AMC Georgetown (Michael Domingo Photography)

Michael Domingo Photography

Dr. Alex Naini & Jon Mervis 

Dr. Alex Naini & Jon Mervis


OMG 2/25/10: Conan Tweets, Stars Meet Fans in DC

OMG on WUSA9 February 25, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)–OH MY GOFF! Watch Angie Goff’s report on Conan O’Brien joining twitter. Also, high fashion goes 3D on the runway and stars meet fans at the DC screening of their new movie.

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