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November 7-15 2015


Nubian Spin by Fletcher Chuck

Nubian Spin by Fletcher Chuck

MiniSolos@Touchstone: August 7th - 27th

38 guest artists

Opening Reception: Friday, August 7, 6 - 8:30pm
Electric Cello by Iain Forrest, eyeglasses - string music

Touchstone Gallery’s annual tradition of providing gallery space to 38 mostly local and emerging artists opens August 7. The juried show is called “MiniSolos” and gives these artists an opportunity to show work in an established gallery. The show also gives collectors the opportunity to see work by emerging artists. The art is selected not only to show high quality work but also to show a wide range of creative expression-from serene to the provocative.

Support the local art scene and emerging local artists by joining us for the opening reception and coming by to visit the show during month of August.

Out of 38 artists 9 are photographers: Lisa Allen, Mark H. Anderson, Stephen Borko, Sally Canzoneri, Chuck Fletcher, Lloyd Foster, Stephen Marcus, Carolyn Rogers, Andrew Wohl.


"A Long Walk Home" by Eli Reed

"A Long Walk Home" by Eli Reed

Eli Reed Opening Reception & Artist Talk at Leica

Currently exhibited photographer, Eli Reed will be at the Leica Store DC to give an Artist Talk on Saturday, August 8th from 2-4pm.  Space is limited, so please RSVP at rsvp@leica-store-dc.com.

We will be hosting an opening reception for the second half of Eli Reed's photography exhibition, "A Long Walk Home" on Friday, August 7th from 7-9pm.
 


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Andy Fernandez Artist Talk at Leica: August 14th

Film maker and DC resident, Andy Fernandez will at the Leica Store DC on Thursday, August 14th to talk about "RISERS", a short film and portrait series that explores the cultural identity of young undocumented immigrants in Washington, DC.


National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

Third Annual Teen Portrait Competition at National Portrait Gallery

Between the ages of 13 to 17? Live in the U.S.? Make art? Those who answer “yes” to those questions can enter work in the third annual online Teen Portrait Competition of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The museum opened a “call for entries” and teens can submit portraits, electronically, in the medium of painting, drawing, photography and video through Wednesday, Sept. 30. The winning portrait will be printed and displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in 2016. Honorable mention entries will be posted on the National Portrait Gallery website.

The theme for year three entries is interact and interaction. Teens should consider how they interact with their subject, the art of portraiture and any interactions that take place between the subject(s) and the setting.


Photograph by Dave Yoder

Photograph by Dave Yoder

Pope Francis and the New Vatican at National Geographic

For the August 2015 cover story, National Geographic was given special access to the pope and permission to document his daily life inside the Vatican. As the United States prepares for its first papal visit since 2008, join us for a fascinating evening with the people behind the extraordinary feature story about this remarkable man. Susan Goldberg, National Geographic editor in chief, moderates a conversation with writer Robert Draper, photographer Dave Yoder, and special guest Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Book sale and signing to follow.


Most Instagrammable Installations in DC: SYNTH Series

Every once in a while a magical thing happens in D.C., one that ORGANICALLY explodes all over social media, and SYNTH SERIES, a string project installation by Toki, the collaborative force that is two recent architecture graduates, Tolu & Khai. Read all about it in A Creative DC blog, and make sure you #SynthSeries tag your adventure in it.


Bruce Davidson, Sitting in the Back of the Bus (Brooklyn Gang series), 1959. Gelatin silver print, 11  x 14 in. Gift of Saul E. Levi, 2013. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

Bruce Davidson, Sitting in the Back of the Bus (Brooklyn Gang series), 1959. Gelatin silver print, 11  x 14 in. Gift of Saul E. Levi, 2013. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

American Moments: Photographs from The Phillips Collection: June 6th- September 13th 

In celebration of recent major gifts, the Phillips presents for the first time a major photography exhibition drawn exclusively from the museum’s permanent collection, featuring more than 130 photographs that capture the changing landscape of America after World War I. More than 30 renowned artists are represented, including photographs by Esther Bubley, Bruce Davidson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Louis Faurer, and Arnold Newman. From abstractions of buildings to intimate family memories, American Moments showcases the transformation of the country’s social landscape through images by key figures of American modernism.

$12/ $10 for Students and Seniors/ Free for Members


Photo Credit: Colin Winterbottom

Photo Credit: Colin Winterbottom

Scaling Washington: Photographs by Colin Winterbottom: March 21st- January 3rd

In Scaling Washington, photographer Colin Winterbottom's debut museum exhibition, features stunning large-scale images of the post-earthquake restoration of the Washington Monument and Washington National Cathedral. Winterbottom's images highlight the technical insights shared by the engineers and architects central to the restorations, giving visitors new perspectives on these symbolic icons. $8 for Adults/ $5 Children and Seniors/ Free for Members


GRAND PRIZE WINNER - Rachel Wood

GRAND PRIZE WINNER - Rachel Wood

Mitchell Park Photography Contest: August - October 15th

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Photographs must be received on or before October 15, 2015 to be entered into the Contest.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE 

There are no restrictions except for judges and their relatives.

CATEGORIES 

1. Mitchell Park or anything that suggests Mitchell Park.
2. Sheridan-Kalorama Neighborhood - as defined by the boarders of Massachusetts Avenue, Connecticut Avenue and Florida Avenue.
3. A Photo Essay - series of images that tells a story about something within the first 2 categories.


Photo Credit: Polly Morgan, Systemic Inflammation, 2010; Taxidermy and steel; Photography by Tessa Angus

Photo Credit: Polly Morgan, Systemic Inflammation, 2010; Taxidermy and steel; Photography by Tessa Angus

Super Natural And Organic Matter: June 5th – September 13th

Two shows – one focusing on emerging female artists (Organic Matter) and one focusing on established ones (Sam Taylor Johnson, Rachel Ruysch and the like) sees DC, in springtime, immersed with the natural world as a space for exploration and invention. A true wonderland for fine art fans. $10 Adults/ $8 Students and Seniors/ Free for Members.

Get tickets here


Photo Credit: "New York Poetry 1: Manhattan Sestet" by Julie Wolsztynski

Photo Credit: "New York Poetry 1: Manhattan Sestet" by Julie Wolsztynski

Carte Blanche: Alicia, Olivia, Hannah and Asia: The Interns of Adah Rose Gallery Curate the Summer Show

The interns of Adah Rose Gallery will be curating our summer show incorporating photography, mixed media, painting, sculpture and the best of young minds.  Photography includes polaroids, digital, black and white dark room and more. Photographers include Julie Wolsztynski, Laila Jadallah, Anne Chwatsky, Hannah Chartove, Olivia Olonso Gough, Regine Guillemin, Anna Hollande ,D.B. Stovall and an ever rotating roster of new artists. Free


Chuck Close, American, born 1940, Kara, 2007, daguerreotype, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund © Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery

Chuck Close, American, born 1940, Kara, 2007, daguerreotype, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund © Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery

The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Acquired with the Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund: May 3rd - September 13th

The Memory of Time presents work by contemporary artists who investigate the richness and complexity of photography’s relationship to time, memory, and history. In the last two decades, as the world has undergone an unprecedented technological revolution, photography itself has changed profoundly.

The exhibition is divided into five sections: “Traces of History,” “Time Exposed,” “Memory and the Archive,” “Framing Time and Place,” and “Contemporary Ruins.” It features recently acquired works made from the early 1990s to the present by artists who explore these concepts.


A Glimpse of Life: The Pulitzer Photographs at the Newseum

This gallery features photographs from every Pulitzer Prize-winning entry dating back to 1942 — the most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs ever assembled. Interactive touch screens feature more than 1,000 images and 15 hours of video and audio compiled from interviews with the prize-winning photographers.


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