Sunday, January 29, 2006

Wilson Building Public Art Program Call for Submissions
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is currently accepting applications for the Wilson Building Public Art Program. The historic District Building at 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, renamed in 1994 to honor John A. Wilson, the former Chairman of the City Council, was fully renovated in 1999 and now serves as the headquarters for the District of Columbia’s Mayor and City Council.
The artwork purchased through this call for entries will become part of the Commission’s Art Bank, a growing collection of moveable works funded through the DC Creates Public Art Program. Works in the collection are owned by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and loaned to other District government agencies for display in public areas of government buildings. The works purchased through this call for entries are specifically designated for permanent installation in the Wilson Building.
By bringing art outside the traditional context of museums and galleries, the Wilson Building Public Art Program will benefit the community and its visitors by increasing access to art, extending our cultural institutions’ reach, and providing artists with opportunities to expand their artistic practice and market. The Commission is committed to working with both emerging and established artists to present an excellent collection.
The committee will select artworks in a variety of media including painting, prints, drawings, mixed media and photographs. The pedestrian flow of the hallways restricts the number of free-standing sculptures; however, wall-hung sculptural submissions are encouraged. The artwork submitted for consideration must be available for review and purchase. Artwork must be created with archival materials. Works may be of any size. Multiples and series will also be considered.
Open to all District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia artists with preference given to individuals residing or working in the District of Columbia.
Selection Process
The selection committee will view the slides and make preliminary selections. Artists must deliver works identified for possible purchase to the Commission for final review by the selection committee. All applicants will be notified of final selection in writing. The Commission will retain
selected works for framing. Artists must retrieve works not selected by the committee (see calendar). The Arts Commission reserves the right to negotiate the purchase price or decline to purchase any artwork selected by the committee.
Deadline: Friday, February 24, 2006
For a submission form, visit http://dcarts.dc.gov/dcarts/site/default.asp
For more information contact: Charlotte Day Hoffman, Art Bank Coordinator
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, 202-724-5613. charlotte.hoffman@dc.gov

Saturday, January 28, 2006

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County have asked us to present our one day workshop 'Success as an Artist' to residents of Montgomery County. The seminar will take place on Sunday, March 26 from 10:30 am - 6:00 pm at the Round House Theatre Education Center, 925 Wayne Avenue in Silver Spring. This one-day seminar for emerging artists is designed to give practical information and advice towards a successful fine arts career. Every participant will receive a variety of handouts and reference materials to keep. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Presented by F. Lennox Campello & Catriona Fraser, co-owners of The Fraser Gallery. To register, you must call AHCMC directly. The cost is $50. For further information or to register by phone with a credit card, call 301-565-3805.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Art Bank Program Call for Artists:
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is purchasing artwork to be part of the District of Columbia's 2006 Art Bank Program. Works in the collection are owned by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and loaned to other District Government agencies for display in public areas. Deadline: February 24, 2006. For more information and an application, please visit http://www.dcarts.dc.gov or call 202-724-5613.


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