Posts Tagged ‘paint’

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.

ArtJamz: Inspiration ranges from personal to public

The great artist Pablo Picasso once said… “‘I paint objects as I think them, not as I seem them.'”

Unleashing all that’s inside is the idea behind a series of painting parties in the District. Professional and novice artists were invited to get creative at ArtJamz at the Lamont Bishop Gallery in DC’s Shaw corridor.

One artist says she painted her zodiac with her birthday coming up… another showed us her painting of Japan.

Follow ArtJamz on Facebook to see where the next party is

Lincoln: A President who's Poppin'

By Leigh Macdonald

Tomorrow evening, I’m hitting one of the hottest new night-out scenes in D.C.

Meet ArtJamz: an uncommonly creative concept by Michael M. Clements, Executive Editor of Washington Life Magazine. Last June, Clements launched ArtJamz, the first for-profit production of Genki Media LLC. Genki is a combination of the Japanese characters “Gen” and “Ki,” and it means “happy and healthy condition.” Well . . . by all accounts, it seems that Clements—through his wildly popular ArtJamz series—is indeed making meaningful strides toward the happy and healthy condition of Washingtonians.

What is ArtJamz? It’s open to anyone, online registration is easy, and ArtJammers needn’t bring a thing since Clements provides all needed materials. Indeed, upon arrival, you’ll receive a canvas (already set up on an easel, of course), paint, and materials. For the next few hours, you’ll enjoy wine, soft drinks, hors d’oeuvres, great music, and an artsy ArtJamz host. All the while, you and your fellow ArtJammers will be creating your very own original works of art. “Whoa!” you say, “I’m not an artist.” Not to worry . . . the ArtJamz sessions bring out the creative juices in even the most uncreative souls.

This weekend, ArtJamz is hosting its Lincoln Sessions. The Lincoln Sessions will take place on the 10th, 11th and 12th and will give ArtJammers a sneak peek at the highly anticipated opening of Lincoln Restaurant. Lincoln is owned and operated by Hudson Restaurant owner Alan Popovsky, and the destination will feature pop art from local artist, Maggie O’Neill.

At each of the three Lincoln Sessions, Maggie will paint alongside ArtJammers. February 10th is an invite-only affair aimed to bring in a who’s who of creative District influencers. The 11th and 12th sessions are open to anyone. By the way, Feb 12 is Abe Lincoln’s birthday, and I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate honest Abe than with ArtJamz at the city’s newest and most creative restaurant concept.

Watch Angie’s previous report on Artjamz on WUSA9’s Morning Show below:

Women in media paint, clean & remember 9/11

The Alliance for Women in Media – National Capital Area Chapter (AWM-NCAC) gathered a few good women in media, PR and Communications for a 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance project with Greater DC Cares. Full Story

ArtJamz: Locals unleash their inner artist

ArtJamz is the new ‘going out’ with no limits in Washington! See for yourself.

ArtJamz on WUSA9

PROJECT: ARBOR DAY (Save Our Cherry Blossoms)

PROJECT: ARBOR DAY

This is an OMG favorite this week. I’m so excited to emcee this event and hope you too will join me for Project Arbor Day.  Ten local artists including my friend and extraordinary sculptor Don Patron have united to do cherry blossom artwork to raise funds to restore and revitalize the damaged trees on the National Mall.  All proceeds from this event benefit The Trust for the National Mall: http://nationalmall.org.

OPEN BAR 6-7PM FOR ALL ATTENDEES

Thursday April 29th 6-11PM
District (2473 18th St NW)
$20 – General Admission Tickets ($30 at the Door)
$50 – VIP Tickets (Includes access to VIP section for premium open bar, heavy passed hors d’oeuvres and a special goodie bag)

PURCHASE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT: http://www.projectarborday.com

Host Committee: Angie Goff, David Alanson, Don Patron, Eric Lund, John Fischer, Katy Adams, Krista Johnson, Maggie O’Neil, Mathew Hebert, Nicole Siobal, Ran Borgerson, Rodger Schultz.

Kristen Bell, Elliott Bisnow Return From Haiti

See this story as aired on the WUSA9 Morning Show

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)– Oh My GOFF! Angie Goff reports on actress Kristen Bell joining young DC entrepreneur Elliott Bisnow in Haiti. Angie’s Army reports on ‘The Runaways’ DC screening party and local artists paint to save the cherry blossoms.

Coming Up: Summit Series DC10 Conference

Pictures: ‘The Runaways’ DC screening party

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