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2016 WSG Annual Members Image Show

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 7-9 pm

Location:
Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies – House A
3100 Whitehaven St NW
Washington, DC 20008

Free and open to the public.

Call for WSG Member Submissions:
Submission Deadline: Monday, November 21, 2016

Email jpegs to Greg Braun:
greg.r.braun@gmail.com

Each WSG member may submit up to five (5) jpeg images for the Annual Members Image Show presentation (guidelines below). You must be present at the Image Show while your images are projected. New members are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to show their work, and for all members to show new work and receive feedback from the audience. DC area art representatives, gallerists, curators, and reviewers will be invited to attend, so it is important exposure for member’s work. Following the presentation, everyone is invited to stay for drinks, snacks, and discussion. WSG will provide refreshments, and Image Show participants are welcome to bring food to share.

Image preparation:
• Resize the dimensions of your images (jpegs) to be no larger than 1000 pixels on the longest side with a resolution of 72 dpi. If you need help with resizing your images, or are unable to resize them yourself, send them to Greg Braun at the above email address, and he will adjust them accordingly.
• Please provide images in jpeg (.jpg) format only.
• If you would like your website address on your title slide for the presentation, please include it in the body of your email to Greg.

First submitted, first shown. See you there!


(PAST EVENTS—FOR REFERENCE ONLY)


Gallery Talk with Micro-Monuments Juror Anne Reeve

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 4 pm
Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies

The Washington Sculptors Group is pleased to present a Gallery Talk about Micro-Monuments with juror Anne Reeve at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C.
This program combines a juror’s talk with the selected artists participating in Micro-Monuments. This talk will allow artists and the public to connect with Anne Reeve as she reveals her ideas, concepts, and reasons for her curatorial selections. It will provide a deeper insight into the connection between the artists’ concepts, how it affects the juror’s choices, and vice versa.

Ms. Reeve will also discuss her ideas and the selection process for the group show of Micro-Monuments at the SalzlandMuseum, Schonebeck, Germany, which is now on view in its second interpretation at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C.

About the Juror: Anne Reeve serves as assistant curator at the Glenstone Museum in Potomac, MD. Her writing has appeared in Art in America and Art Papers.

The Talk is free and open to the public; reservations required

RSVP to programs@washingtonsculptors.org


After Dark 'glow' Event!
ARTINA 2016: Art in Nature
Sculpture Park at the Sandy Spring Museum

On Friday, September 30, the last day of ARTINA 2016: Art In Nature, the Sandy Spring Museum and Washington Sculptors Group invite you to a free after-dark 'glow' event! This event is planned for 7:30pm before the jazz concert by Andy Milne at the Sandy Spring Museum. The jazz concert runs from 8 to 10 that night.
 
The sculpture event is free, so come enjoy the WSG outdoor sculpture exhibition and see "The River of Sticks" by Diane Szczepaniak and "Tree Drawing Rings" by Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin glow in the dark!

Concert Info:
Jazz in the Round with Andy Milne

Doors open at 7:30 pm. Show starts at 8 pm.

$20 for museum members/$25 for non members. Cash bar. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended. Seating is limited.

Click here for ticket info.
WSG members can receive the member price of $20 when they purchase the tickets online - add WSG to order memo.

 


“MONUMENTS IN FLUX”

Panel Discussion and Micro-Monuments Opening
Presented by the Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) and
The Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS)

LOCATION:
Center for Hellenic Studies
3100 Whitehaven Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
www. chs.harvard.edu

Tel (202) 745-4411

PANEL DISCUSSION: Friday, May 27, 2016 5:30-6:30 pm, House-A
Live streaming feedavailable online during the panel discussion


OPENING RECEPTION: 7-9 pm, Main Building
Event : Free and open to the public; reservations required  
Rsvp: May 21, 2016 to events@chs.harvard.edu  
Parking: available on-site and on Whitehaven Street, N.W.

ABOUT THE PANEL DISCUSSION: The Washington Sculptors Group and The Center for Hellenic Studies are pleased to jointly present this panel discussion in conjunction with the U.S. opening of the Micro-Monuments exhibition at the CHS campus after its international launch at the Salzland Museum in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. As a part of the “Monuments in Flux” inquiry, WSG and CHS seek to examine the widespread evidence of monuments as a compelling and timely concept in art, not only across time and disciplines, but also across cultures, in a fresh and innovative way. The panel includes Paul M. Farber , Artemis HerberText Box:  , Kenneth Lum, Sven Schipporeit , Svenja Müller-Schipporeit, and Elsabé Dixon, Moderator.

ABOUT THE PANELISTS :


Paul M. Farber
, PhD is a scholar and curator based in Philadelphia. He is currently a Postdoctoral Writing Fellow at Haverford College. Farber is a founding co-curator and director of “Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia,” which premiered last year at Philadelphia's City Hall. Farber earned a PhD in American Culture from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and a BA in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Farber's research focuses on visual culture through the framework of transnational urban history, cultural memory, and civic engagement. His current book project, Boundaries of Freedom, forthcoming from the University of North Carolina Press, is a study of representations of the Berlin Wall in American art, literature, and popular culture from 1961 to the present. Farber is the author of numerous essays, and is the editor of a new critical edition of photographer Leonard Freed's Made in Germany (Steidl, 2013). He has also curated the exhibitions American Rubble: Micromonuments with Stephanie Syjuco (2014) and The Wall in Our Heads: American Artists and the Berlin Wall at the Goethe-Institut, Washington D.C. and Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College featuring contributions from twenty-three artists, including Adrian Piper, Keith Haring, and Chuck D (2014–2015). His work has previously appeared in the Guardian,Art & the Public Sphere, Museums & Social Issues, Vibe, and on NPR. He also serves as the inaugural Scholar-in-Residence for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.


Artemis Herber completed her MFA in Painting and Arts Education at the University of Paderborn in Germany. She has received numerous awards for her projects in both disciplines.  Herber is currently the president of the Washington Sculptors Group, and is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. This year her work can be seen at Spartanburg Art Museum in an exhibition titled (Un)Common Space(s). Herber has exhibited widely throughout the United States, and internationally in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, and Spain. Her international exhibits include Kunstverein, Paderborn, Germany, where she received the 2010 Artists Award. Her works have appeared in the UK's The Open West exhibition, in Cardboard City at the Goethe-Institut, Washington DC, in the juried biennale Beyond/In Western New York, at the Albright-Knox Gallery, New York, and in “This End Up - The Art of Cardboard at the San Jose Museum of Art, CA, in Lost Spaces Kunstverein Paderborn, Germany, and a room installation at Munich International Airport, purchased by the State of Bavaria, Associazone Culturale Piazza, San Placido, Italy. Herber has initiated and curated an ongoing collaboration between WSG and Maryland Agricultural Resource Council for land art and land use projects with LAND&Art@MARC – A 4Season Project in 2015. As curator for the Transatlantic Cultural Projects, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, she also launched an exhibition titled Micro-Monuments at the Salzland Museum in Germany in 2016. Small sculptures that relate to the prehistoric archaeological site within a monumental prehistoric landscape were selected, and are currently on view at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C.


Ken Lum was born in Vancouver, Canada and presently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he is a Professor in the School of Design, the University of Pennsylvania. From 2000 to 2006 Lum was head of the graduate program in studio art at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, where he taught from 1990 until 2006. Lum joined the faculty of Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, in 2005 and worked there until 2007. He has been an invited professor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, the Akademie der Bildenden Kunst, Munich, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, and the China Art Academy, Hangzhou. Lum is co-founder and founding editor of Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art. He has published extensively; and recently completed an artists’ book project with philosopher Hubert Damisch that was launched with Three Star Press, Paris. Lum was Project Manager for Okwui Enwezor’s The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa 1945 – 1994 (2001). He was also co-curator of the 7th Sharjah Biennial (2005), and Shanghai Modern: 1919 – 1945 (2005).

Lum has exhibited widely, including in the São Paulo Biennial (1998), Shanghai Biennale (2000), Documenta 11 (2002), the Istanbul Biennial (2007), the Gwangju Biennale (2008), Moscow Biennial 2011, and the Whitney Biennial 2014.  He has published numerous essays on art. He has also realized permanent public art commissions for the cities of Vienna, Vancouver, Utrecht, Leiden, St. Moritz, Toronto and St Louis.


Sven Schipporeit  (PhD, Heidelberg University) teaches at the University of Vienna. A Classical Archaeologist, his main focus lies on the interaction between religion, imagery, architecture, urban development and society, from archaic Greece to early Imperial Rome. This research encompasses a doctoral thesis on “Kulte und Heiligtümer der Demeter und Kore in Ionien,” released in 2013 as vol. 16 in the Byzas series, including a close look on the Eleusinian mysteries, surveys on cult meals, and chariots for the Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum, on votive practice and images, on religion and politics in Ionia and Sicily, and on several topics centered around the Roman Triumph, carried out as Research Fellow in Heidelberg and as Assistant Professor in Vienna at the Departments of Classical Archaeology. As a CHS and DAI Fellow, he will work on the urban fabric and cultic constitution of synoicized Poleis in late classical and early Hellenistic times: Rhodes will serve as a first case study, where the citizens promoted the minor god Helios to patron of the unified city-state, in place of Athena, the widely recognized poliadic goddess of their old three cities.


Svenja Müller-Schipporeit (PhD, Heidelberg University) studied Classical Archaeology, Greek Philology, and Ancient History in Berlin and Heidelberg. She teaches at Vienna University. Her research interests lie in the relation of topography, urban and rural landscape, religion and cults, mentality and social structures in ancient societies: She published on the route of the panathenaic procession in Athens, and in her doctoral thesis on “Polis and Pompé” she studied and reconstructed the routes of processions and their settings in Greek cities from archaic to imperial times. Greek citizens shaped and marked the urban fabric of their poleis by permanent small and tall monuments, and by ephemeral performances and installations as well. 

ABOUT THE MODERATOR:


Elsabé Dixon is a conceptual artist working primarily with live organisms, in particular Bombyx Mori (Silkworms). Dixon has participated in artist presentations at the Textile Museum as well as the Smithsonian, Freer, and Sackler Museums in Washington, D.C. In 2012 she participated in the 5th National Collegiate Paper Triennial at the Corcoran, also in D.C. Locally she has shown her work at the McLean Project for the Arts , in McLean, Virginia, as well as at Chroma Projects Art Laboratory in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Edison Place , Pepco Gallery in D.C., and the Montpelier Art Cente rin Laurel, Maryland, and Strathmore Arts Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Her work has been installed at the A.I.R. and 440 Galleries in Brooklyn, New York, the Borowsky and Nexus Galleries in Philadelphia, as well as the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.  Dixon received her BFA in Art from the University of Averett, and her MFA from George Mason University. She was recently selected as a grant recipient for Lumen8 in Anacostia (2013), and the Chenven Foundation (2011). Dixon has worked with collaborative teams such as FLOATINGLAB Collective, a GMU based global research and political collective. Through this collaboration on a project called BOOK OF LATENT PROMISES, Dixon participated, through papermaking, in the Ghetto Biennial (Port-au-Prince Haiti), 2013.  Dixon’s work was shown in Istanbul, Turkey, for the show titled Converging Parallels (2013), and in Sichuan, China for the show Traditional & New (2011). She currently lives and works in Alexandria, Virginia. This summer her work can be seen at The American Association for the Advancement of Science in a show titled Gedankenexperiment.

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR HELLENIC STUDIES: Harvard University's Center for Hellenic Studies was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1960 as a gift donated by Marie Beale in memory of her son, who died in WWI. It was made possible by a grant of the Old Dominion Foundation, the predecessor of the Mellon Foundation. The gift was made "exclusively for the establishment of an educational center in the field of Hellenic Studies designed to rediscover the humanism of the Hellenic Greeks." The Center's administration was entrusted to Harvard University. Paul Mellon and Bernard Knox expressed their hopes that the Center would serve as a model for other institutions and "give a fresh impetus but also a new direction to the study of Greek and hence to its effect on our own age." Fellows from across the world come every year to research Greek, and increasingly in interdisciplinary fields to promote cross-cultural understanding by commuting historical, literary, philosophical, and linguistic approaches.


Sculptors Salon Series:
SETSUKO ONO

Saturday, May 14, 4 - 6 pm

Setsuko Ono's Studio
2943 Albemarle Street, NW
Washington DC 20008

Topic: Allowing for Improvisation when Fabricating Large Sculptures in Steel Mills

Van Ness Metro station is within walking distance, and street parking is easily available. Please remove shoes when indoors. Light snacks will be served.

Please enjoy the work, Dreams, whose production will be discussed in the Salon, and discover more examples Setsuko Ono’s sculptures at www.setsuko-ono.com.

RSVP to programs@washingtonsculptors.org

 

 


Sculptors Salon Series:
JOAN DANZIGER

Saturday, April 9, 2 - 4 pm

Joan Danziger's Studio
2909 Brandywine Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Topic: High Maintenance Art Installations

Van Ness Metro station is within walking distance. Exit the metro by CVS. Head north and make a right onto Brandywine Street. House is 2 1/2 blocks from Connecticut Ave. on the left side of the street, behind a gate.

If you come by car, there is a lot of parking by the house, which is situated between Connecticut Ave. and Rock Creek Park. Please park on the street, not in the driveway.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please visit Joan's website www.joandanziger.com

Presently she is in the middle of a new series....this time horses not beetles.

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Inside the Underworld, mixed media, dimensions variable


Micro-Monuments  Workshop: Pillars, Columns, Cornerstones:
Verticalism in Arts and Philosophy

Workshop Conducted by Artemis Herber
Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 11am–4pm

Center for Hellenic Studies - House A
3100 Whitehaven Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tel  (202) 745-4411  

Workshop Participation:  Free and open to the public; reservation required.  

RSVP  by April 20th, 2016 to  events@chs.harvard.edu  

Parking available on-site.

Throughout time and history humankind has created structures that reach into the vertical realm of societies. Recent excavations of prehistoric circle gravesites in Saxony-Anhalt, known as the “German Woodhenge” from the Neolithic period, were originally built from huge tree stems in circle formations.  

Within a similar time frame, the giant rocks of Stonehenge were lifted into upright standing formations to be defined as monumental, sacred structures. Architecture in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome can be characterized by vertical elevations of columns, pillars, obelisks, and architecture that relate to power, cults and beliefs. Today we still find references in architecture, art, and even events that represent monumental ideas that can be interpreted in many ways.  

Philosopher Peter Sloterdijk, for example, refers to concepts of immune systems that societies developed since the beginning of humankind. Greek sculptors and architects translate the human scale into architecture, while in the 19th century this scale is extended into monumentalized historical quotations. What references do we find in our every day life? Monumental art today is seen in public places such as the vast concrete developments of shopping malls, amusement parks, and sports arenas. How are current monuments to be interpreted and understood in the context of history and every day life, and conveyed into small-scale work with every day materials? What kind of context do artists create once they craft small-scale sculptures the size of their hands? What statement can artists express through juxtapositions of large and small-scales?  

The workshop offers hands-on activities with discarded, found or ready-made objects, exploring principles of vertical structures as architectural elements throughout history as well as today. Participants will be invited to respond to quotes from philosophers, architects, or anthropologists in order to create their own personal physical small–scale sculptures on site at the Center for Hellenic Studies.  

Schedule, April 24, 11 – 4 pm:
Introduction Hand- out
Hands-on-activity
Presentation – Resume
Bring brown lunch bags!  

Participants: 
Bring small found objects of consumption or every day life (buttons, lids, cotton balls, cables, wires, chips, filings, screws, clips, rubber bands, toothpicks, sugar blocks, hair clips, office supplies, and more)  

Bring hand tools and all sorts of glue, fasteners, tape and assembly tools for your own use or to share with the group. Keep in mind that we will work on a small scale, i.e. the size of a hand.  

The workshop is free, but please, consider a small donation of $ 5 -10 as a reimbursement for Artemis Herber’s material costs provided for the workshop.

 
This Workshop is Presented by Washington Sculptors Group in collaboration with the 
Center for Hellenic Studies
, Washington DC
and in conjunction with IS Day 2016.

 

About IS Day 2016 - April 24

  International Sculpture Day, or IS Day, is an annual celebration event held worldwide on April 24 to further the ISC's mission of advancing the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society.

Follow IS Day activities worldwide:
- Tag your photos  #isday
- Instagram @intsculpturectr
- Twitter @IntSculptureDay

Private Glenstone Museum Tour
Potomac, Maryland
December 12, 2015 at 10:00am

Registration is Required. RSVP to programs@washingtonsculptors.org
Attendance is limited to 20 participants and parking is limited.
Car-pooling necessary; will meet in Potomac; must arrive promptly. Visitors must be age 12 or older.

Washington Sculptors Group is pleased to announce our private visit and tour at renowned Glenstone, a blending of avant-garde art, modernist architecture and a beautiful 200-acre landscape from a former foxhunting estate.   

Glenstone founders, Mitchell and Emily Rales, have assembled a collection of works with an eye toward charting the most significant historical shifts in how art has been seen and understood since World War II. Representing artistic innovation all over the world, the collection has unique concentrations of work, which, in many cases, exemplify an artist's career at its height.  

For this visit, all 9,000 square feet of the Glenstone gallery space will be devoted to an exhibition of the work of Fred Sandback (1943-2003), the American sculptor best known for his immersive installations made from acrylic, store-bought yarn.  In addition, an outdoor sculpture tour will be available, weather permitting.

Fred Sandback: Light, Space, Facts will be the first solo exhibition in the Washington, DC area of the artist's work and will explore the entire spectrum of his achievement, with drawings, wooden reliefs and steel sculptures in addition to the signature yarn installations. 

Fred Sandback wrote that even though the "groundedness" of traditional sculpture appealed to him, he chose to move toward "a sculpture, which became less of a thing-in-itself, more of a diffuse interface between myself, my environment, and others peopling that environment, built of thin lines that left enough room to move through and around. Still sculpture, though less dense, with an ambivalence between exterior and interior. A drawing that is habitable." In this way, the material facts of Sandback's yarn installations are inseparable from their environments: the light and space that surround and complete them.


WSG PROGRAM / CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Assemblage Workshop In Collaboration with The Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF)

Workshop & Film Screening
Plastic Man: The Artful Life of Jerry Ross Barrish
Dir. Will Farley (74min, USA, 2015)
Documentary

About the film: The dyslexic son of a Chicago boxer with mob ties, Jerry Ross Barrish went on to become San Francisco's most recognized bail bondsman, bailing out many of the leaders of the Civil Rights, Free Speech and anti-Vietnam war movements. For most, this would make a full life; for Barrish, it was just the start.

Born uncompromising and creative, he finds his identity in being an artist - literally turning trash into treasure through his found-object (mostly industrial plastic) sculptures. The art world is approving of his creativity, but derisive about his choice of sculpting material, with several influencers suggesting he cast his works in bronze. Will taking this step amount to a loss of artistic authenticity? Film presented by the WJFF in conjunction with the National Gallery of Art.

PRE-SCREENING ASSEMBLAGE WORKSHOP
Washington, DC Jewish Community Center
(Aaron & Cecil Goldman Theater - 2nd Floor)
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 6-9:30 pm
1529 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Arrival time for volunteers: 5:00 pm
Volunteers Must Register: See below for Registration Information.

Sculpture Making Workshop: 6:00-7:00 pm
(film and panel discussion to follow)

Film Screening: 7:30pm
Tickets are $13 per person. Purchase Tickets here

Washington Sculptors Group is offering a hands-on assemblage workshop at the prescreening reception for the film Plastic Man: The Artful Life of Jerry Ross Barrish as part of the Washington Jewish Film Festival. A screening and discussion of Director Will Farley's film follows the reception at 7:30 pm. The workshop offers participants a firsthand opportunity to work with found objects - mostly plastics - to create sculptures similar to those that Jerry Ross Barrish makes in the film Plastic Man.

WSG board member and sculptor/conceptual artist Elsabé Dixon will manage the workshop, sculptor James Mallos will be the artist instructor, and WSG is seeking up to 6 volunteer sculptors to participate.

WSG volunteers will work one-on-one with workshop participants assisting the artist instructor. All volunteers will receive a free pass to the film.

Volunteers are asked to bring clean, light-gauge plastic waste (for example, yogurt cups, and pastry containers) that can be cut easily with small scissors. Volunteers also will provide inspiration, advice, and images of Barrish's work to participants so they can make and take home their own sculptures.

Contact programs@washingtonsculptors.org to register to volunteer for this event.

Volunteer workshop participants will receive complimentary tickets to the 7:30pm screening.

Workshop Coordinator: Elsabé Dixon: readingsilk@gmail.com
WSG Programs, General Contact: programs@washingtonsculptors.org


ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING & POT-LUCK DINNER 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015, 6:30-9:30pm

Please join Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) for its 2016 Pot-Luck Dinner and Membership Meeting. Thank you to our hosts at Otis Street Arts Project - Gloria Chapa, Sean Hennessey and David Mordini.

Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street
Mt Rainier, MD 20712
Learn more about Otis Street Arts Project here.

Dinner/Meeting Agenda
6:30 Dinner and Conversation
7:15 Welcome and Remarks by Artemis Herber, President
Committee Reports; Members vote on 2016 Board Roster
8pm Member Comments and Discussion

Pot-Luck Dinner:
Each member is asked to bring food for eight people to share - appetizers, entrees, or desserts. WSG will provide wine, beer, soft drinks and paper goods.


WSG Annual Image Show
Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Court, Washington DC 20008
Free and open to the public
Thursday, October 22 nd 7-9pm
Image submittal deadline is midnight October, 15th

Each WSG member may submit up to five (5) digital images for the Image Show presentation (guidelines below). You must be present at the Image Show and be prepared to speak for approximately 2 minutes about your work while your images are projected. New members are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to show their work, and for existing members to show new work and receive feedback from the audience. Following the presentation, you are invited to stay for drinks, snacks, and discussion from 9-10pm. WSG will provide refreshments, and participants are welcome to bring food to share.


Welding Workshop with Master Welder Chas Colburn
Saturday & Sunday, October 24-25, 10am-3pm each day

Registration Required:
 RSVP to programs@washingtonsculptors.org 
Fee: $25 materials fee (we will collect at the workshop)
Bring brown bag lunch

3D Metal Parts, Inc.
5330 46th Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781

This is a hands-on workshop with the opportunity to explore a wide variety of metal working tools and machinery. Chas along with his master welder and artist colleagues will cover basic skills, equipment use and most importantly, safety. We will explore the building of structure from concept to steel: cutting, drilling, set-up, welding, grinding & finishing. 


Safety: Experienced metal workers should bring helmet, welding jacket, eye protection and ear protection. All participants should wear work clothing including appropriate footwear - e.g. - Hard toe to protect against sharp, heavy and/or falling objects. Please bring whatever safety gear you have e.g., eye  and ear protection, gloves etc.


MAY SALON
May 16th, 2-4 PM
Gloria Chapa's Studio

Topic:  The Art Process from A-Z.  
When, where, why  did the idea for an art piece germinate? What was the validation process? What strategies are employed to make the idea come to fruition? How do you deal with set-backs? Where/how can additional funds be procured? Please bring your concerns, ideas, and stories to share about your personal journey through the Art Process. 
Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
202-321-3300

*Plenty of parking available. The F2 bus route is one block away. 
RSVP to  programs@washingtonsculptors.org 

"Envision it - Build it!"
A Studio Visit with Howard Connelly        
Sunday June 14, 2015,   4-6 PM

Howard Connelly Design Studio
12709 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Tel.   (703) 474-9188
www.howardconnellydesign.com

This will be an exciting time to visit prolific artist and sculptor, Howard Connelly at his studio. Howard will be in the final stages of building and fabricating his latest commissioned art project, a large sculpture of a horse made from repurposed piano parts. This will be a rare opportunity to see Howard's vision come together at "crunch time" with installation scheduled two days later. Howard works with a plethora of materials creatively manipulating whatever will work to achieve his ultimate vision. Howard will discuss his experience with public art and applying his attitude of: "If I can envision it, I can build it!"  

For those interested, Howard will discuss materials, equipment, fabricating techniques, installation and safety to achieve dramatic works on a grand scale.  

Howard Connelly,   sculptor and public artist, has completed numerous commissioned public and private art projects.  

Registration is Required.  Limited to 15 participants.

RSVP to   programs@washingtonsculptors. org


JUNE SALON
June 18, 2015, 4-6 PM
Charles Bergen's Studio

Topic:  Material Selection
Artists should bring a print or two of a sculpture or a piece of material that they use. Each artist will  talk about the material(s) that they use, why they use them and what they think they add or impart or bring to their work. If possible a short demonstration might be incorporated. 
Charles' studio is in Brookland at the Monroe Market Art Walk. That same evening, after the Salon there will be the monthly Late Studio Openings. If you are not familiar with the area, it would be a good opportunity to browse the other studios within the complex.

Charles Bergen Studios LLC
Studio #11
Monroe Street Market
716 Monroe Street NE
Washington, DC 20017

202 546 2339 
*Charles' studio is in Brookland at the Monroe Market Art Walk. That same evening, after the Salon there will be the monthly Late Studio Openings. If you are not familiar with the area, it would be a good opportunity to browse the other studios within the complex. There are also some great new restaurants in the area that you may want to visit. Brookland metro is a short walk away.
RSVP to  programs@washingtonsculptors.org


ANNUAL PICNIC
Sunday, July 26, 2015
3-4pm   Board Meeting
4-7pm   pot luck picnic

Artemis Herber Studio
10709 Park Heights Avenue
Owings Mills MD
(216) 269-9983

Join the camaraderie of fellow sculptors in our annual picnic. Bring food to share. You are welcome to attend the WSG Board meeting at 3pm before the   4pm  potluck begins. The Baltimore Sculptors will join us.



JANUARY SALON

Carol Brown Goldberg's Studio
January 20, 2015

"Open studio, dinner and conversation with Carol Brown Goldberg"
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Studio of Carol Brown Goldberg (directions will be sent to participants)
Strictly limited to 30
RSVP required (we expect this to fill up fast!)

Please join us for dinner and an exciting evening with Carol Brown Goldberg. Kick off the New Year with inspiration and new possibility. Carol will be graciously opening her studio and serving dinner, a perfect setting for an informal exchange of ideas and insights about art, our process, work, and more.

PS. You can see Carol’s work at: http://www.carolbrowngoldberg.com/


SCULPTURE NOW 2014 EVENTS
These events coincide with Sculpture NOW 2014 exhibit, on view through December 14, 2014.

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20016

PANEL DISCUSSION
Sculpture in an Expanding Field - New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation
Moderator: Elizabeth Tebow
Panelists: Glenn Harper, John Ruppert, Lester Winkler

Saturday, November 22, 4pm

GALLERY TALK
Gallery talk with Sculpture NOW 2014 Juror Jack Rasmussen and participating artists.

Tuesday, December 9, 7pm


ARTIST'S TALK with Eunsook Lee
Vanished Berlin Wall & Calling out Names
The Wall in Our Heads

Monday, November 24, 2014, 6:30 pm

Goethe-Institut Washington
812 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
www.goethe.de

Presented by the Washington Sculptors Group in cooperation with the Korean Cultural House. Coincides with the exhibition The Wall In Our Heads, commemorating 25 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall. The photo exhibition will be on display from October 27 until November 24. www.thewallinourheads.com

Eunsook Lee finished her studies with an M.A. at Hongik University, Seoul and has been working as an artist since then. In 1986 she began using thin fluorescent threads for her art work with titles such as Umbilical Cords, Lost Embryo, and Life. Since 1997, Eunsook Lee has been visiting and working in Germany. She has had exhibitions in Frankfurt/Main, Leipzig, Munich and, on several occasions, in Berlin. In 2007, she created The Vanished Berlin Wall in front of the Brandenburg Gate. www.eunsooklee.org

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WSG 30th ANNIVERSARY POT-LUCK DINNER & MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Wednesday, November 12, 6:30-9:30pm

In the Gallery
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20016

Please join Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) for its 30th Anniversary Dinner and Membership Meeting. In conjunction with SCULPTURE NOW 2014 we are pleased to hold this years' pot-luck membership dinner and annual meeting at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. View the Anniversary Video and elect new Board Members.

Dinner/Meeting Agenda:
7:30pm President's Remarks
7:45pm Committee Announcements
8:00pm Members Vote on 2014 Board Roster

Pot-Luck Dinner:
Each member is asked to bring food for eight people to share - appetizers, entrees, or desserts. WSG will provide wine, beer, soft drinks and paper goods.

Transportation / Parking:
Parking: Katzen Arts Center Parking Lot Free after 5pm
Metro: Tenleytown
http://www.american.edu/cas/museum/visiting.cfm


"Extending the Concept of Art"
An Experiential Workshop with Artemis Herber

November 15, 2014 (9:00AM – 5:00PM)
Limited enrollment - 18 participants (absolute maximum!)
RSVP: programs@washingtonsculptors.org

Program will be held at:
American University Sculpture Studio
$25.00 to cover expenses
Participants must sign a waiver of liability the morning of the workshop

Please bring a brown bag lunch.

Workshop
Artemis Herber will lead this experiential workshop, investigating the ideas of social sculpture and Gesamtkunstwerk advocated by the conceptual artist and sculptor, Joseph Beuys. This workshop will offer hands on and self-referential exercises exploring the concepts of: Motion, Energy and Action 

  • Sculpture as a process in time (setting life in motion, giving life force)
  • Action – Containment – Environment and Connections
  • Practice the extended concept of Art (Art Staging Life/Staging Art)
  • The transformation into meaning through the aesthetics of materials
  • The nature, role and self-concept of an artist

Testimonials from past Artemis Herber workshop:
"Artemis made me feel open to explore, challenge myself and see differently.”
“Inspiring & encouraging, Artemis expanded my vision of process & creativity.”

Materials: Please bring personal item(s) from your past; referential object(s) of your own biography; or, found thing(s) you relate to and have stored somewhere. Bring simple materials/tools (string, glue, scissor, pencil, notebook, paper…)

Artemis Herber has exhibited on international scale (U.S and Europe).  Her work has been featured in the Albright- Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY, San Jose Museum of Art, CA, Kunstverein Paderborn, Germany, and Artist Award 2010. More recent exhibitions include ”The Open West,” UK, “Cardboard City” (Goethe Institute, DC), “Color,” Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, “Sondheim Semifinalist Exhibition,” MD Institute College of Art, and “Options,” Wash, DC.

Artemis has received several teaching awards for her projects in art and art education and has organized community and statewide projects of advanced education workshops and exhibitions.


WSG ANNUAL MEMBERS IMAGE SHOW
Thursday, October 16, 7-10pm
(after the Brookland Open Studios)

Washington Drawing Center @Brookland
716 Monroe Street NE, Studio No. 7
Washington DC 20017
www.washingtondrawingcenter.org

Free and open to the public.

Submission deadline (RECEIVED): Friday, October 3, to Greg Braun 

Each WSG member may submit up to five (5) digital images for the Image Show presentation following the instructions below. You must be present at the Image Show and be prepared to speak for approximately 2 minutes about your work while your images are projected. We encourage new members to take advantage of this opportunity to show their work and for existing members to show new work and get feedback from the audience. Following the presentation we will stay for drinks and discussion from 9-10pm. WSG will provide drinks. Participants can bring food to share.

Image preparation: 
* Resize the longest dimension of your image to be no larger than  1000 pixels. If your images need resizing, or you do not have the capability to resize them, send them as is and Greg will adjust accordingly.
* Provide images in jpeg (.jpg) format.
* If you would like your website address on your title slide, put it in the body of your email. 

First in, first shown... 


"Welding Workshop" with master welder - Chas Colburn.
October 18 and 19, 2014
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: 3D Metal Parts, Inc., 5330 46 th Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781

$25 for materials (we will collect at the workshop) Brown bag lunch

Enrollment: Strictly Limited to 15 participants

This is a hands-on workshop with the opportunity to explore a wide variety of metal working tools and machinery. Chas along with his master welder and artist colleagues will cover basic skills, equipment use and most importantly, safety. We will explore the building of structure from concept stage to working with steel: cutting, drilling, set-up, welding, grinding & finishing.


Washington Sculptors Group Private Tour of The Kreeger Museum
2401 Foxhall Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007
www.kreegermuseum.org

Saturday, October 11, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Museum admission will be waived for our group. Parking is first come, first serve on the grounds ... free street parking is available on W St. Carpooling is recommended.

RSVP to: programs@washingtonsculptors.org

Join us on our private tour of The Kreeger Museum. Our program will start with an hour free to meander. At 11:00 AM we will convene for a private viewing of the outdoor sculpture garden (weather permitting) led by the museum's director, Judy A. Greenberg or one of her staff. Afterwards, we will be free to continue our exploration of the museum, collections and current exhibition:

• Post-modernist structure with walls of glass, ceiling domes, modules, and elegant travertine that resonates a spirituality throughout the building

• Extensive indoor and outdoor sculpture and painting collections

• Current exhibition of monumental wood sculptures by Emilie Brzezinski: The Lure of the Forest expresses Brzezinski’s fascination with trees and her love and respect for the environment. The Museum pays homage to this masterful sculptor, who for over thirty years has chain sawed and hand-chiseled tree trunks into majestic forms. Each work exhibits beauty, grace, sensuousness, and strength. Her imposing installations are awe-inspiring and express the passion Brzezinski has for her trees. Guest curator Milena Kalinovska

Note: an Art Advisory Committee comprised of Judy Greenberg, George Hemphill and Sarah Tanguy supports The Kreeger Museum’s vision and acquisition plan. Works of art will be acquired by long-term loans or gifts from artists, galleries, museums and collectors.


SCULPTORS SALON
Saturday, October 11, 2-4pm

Terry DeBardelaben's Studio
132 Seaton Place, NW, Suite A
Washington DC
(202) 669-0616

The topic will be "How to Manage Your Digital Footprint" in the era of Social Media/YouTube while maintaining the gallery/exhibit shop presence. Visit Terry's wonderful and unique website:www.adaclay.com

Please no alcohol, remove shoes, be on time, bring something to share that does not require much assistance.

Salons are generally scheduled on the second Saturday of each month as members are available to host. Please contact Julia Bloom and Gloria Chapa, Salon organizers, throughprograms@washingtonsculptors.org if you would like to host a future salon at your home or studio.  

 

RSVP to programs@washingtonsculptors.org  

 


WSG MEMBER PROGRAM: ARTSCAPE/Baltimore Gallery Hop Sunday July 20th

Group visit to Artscape sites in Baltimore, MD.
Sunday July 27, 2014, 10:30am
Artemis Herber Studio 
10709 Park Heights Ave
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Meet there at 10:30 am and have a little breakfast with coffee and muffins while waiting until the group gathers for the carpool. 
See you then, Artemis Herber artemisherber@me.com  

Directions:  Please look out for the mailbox with that house number, make an immediate sight right turn onto the driveway. Pass the house on the left with that house number and continue driving up the hill. You will see a huge old mansion on your right with parking at the same side.

Cell (216) 269-9983 - call, if you don't find it.

Coming from DC take I 695, exit Park HTS Ave, left turn onto Park Heights Ave, cross intersection of Park Hts and Greenspring Valley Ave, continue driving on Park Heights up Hill; curvy road, look out for mail box with number 10709, follow instructions as above.     The Artscape Gallery Network connects more than 20 Baltimore galleries to a wider audience through a promotional campaign sponsored by M&T Bank and provides art lovers with an extended opportunity to enjoy Baltimore's talented artists before, during and after the festival weekend.  Participating Gallery Network exhibitions highlight 2014 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize applicants, along with other regional artists.

 The Artscape Gallery Network connects more than 20 Baltimore galleries to a wider audience through a promotional campaign sponsored by M&T Bank and provides art lovers with an extended opportunity to enjoy Baltimore's talented artists before, during and after the festival weekend.  Participating Gallery Network exhibitions highlight 2014 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize applicants, along with other regional artists.

  I would like to visit following participating Galleries.  Please note, I have contacted two other galleries, but need to wait for their feedback. Its possible that I will change the route in case they are be open.

Area 405 405 East Oliver StreetBaltimore, MD"Macricrocosm"
Walters Art Museum 600 North Charles StreetSondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition 
C. Grimaldis Gallery 
523 North Charles StreetBaltimore, MD"SUMMER  '14" 
Goya Contemporary Gallery 
3000 Chestnut Avenue, Studio 214Baltimore, MD"Material Matters"  
Hamilton Gallery 
5502 Harford Road Baltimore, MD "Structural by Nature"    
MAXgallery 
126 North Madeira Street Baltimore, MD
School 33 Art Center  1427 Light StreetBaltimore, MD
Click Here to Download the list of galleries including exhibition information. For more information about Artscape, visit www.artscape.org 


RESIDENCY INFORMATION SESSION FOR ARTISTS
Salem Art Works

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Starts at 6pm, 30-minute talk followed by Q&A

Artist and founder Anthony Cafritz will discuss Salem Art Works, an artist community in upstate NY. In addition to artist-directed residencies and internships, Salem Art Works offers workshops and facilities for metal-casting, ceramics, glass, iron forging, woodworking, welding, printmaking, performance art, music, and other media.

Salem Art Works is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit art center and sculpture park located in rural Upstate New York. Founded in 2005, Salem Art Works is dedicated to supporting both emerging and established artists in the creation of new progressive work, as well as promoting the understanding and appreciation of contemporary art within the region. Based upon this tenet, SAW offers opportunities in four focal areas:  cultural events, exhibitions, educational workshops, and artist programs.

Click here for the 2014 Summer Workshop Schedule

More Information:  www.salemartworks.org

Presented by Washington Sculptors Group at Arlington Art Center.

Arlington Art Center
3550 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 248-6800
www.arlingtonartscenter.org

SCULPTORS SALONS:
February 8, 2014
4 - 6 pm
Gloria Chapa's studio
1809 Randolph St. NE
Washington, DC 20018
gloriachapa.com (artist website)

Topics: Working at Home in a tiny studio Strategies
Also, Other Salons and Informative Lectures Around Town
AAAS,NAS,DC Science Cafe, Hamiltonian

March 8, 2014
4 - 6 pm
Carol Goldberg's studio
5630 Wisconsin Avenue
#1701
Washington, DC 20015
carolbrowngoldberg.com (artist website)
No problem for cars as there is valet at building.

May 10, 2014
4 - 6 pm
Jim Wallace's place
11430 Strand Dr. Apt. 115
Old Georgetown Village Condominiums
Rockville, MD 20852

Topics: Other Salons and Informative Lectures Around Town
AAAS, NAS, DC Science Cafe, Hamiltonian

Please bring any images of your work (thumb drive or laptop) that you might want to discuss with the group.


WSG PROGRAM: WELDING WORKSHOP
With master welder Chas Colburn
Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, 2013
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM each day

Location:
3D Metal Parts, Inc.
5330 46th Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781
www.3dmetalparts.com

Participation Fee: $25 for materials (payable at the workshop) Bring your own Brown bag lunch.

Registration Required: Email  programs@washingtonsculptors.org to register and indicate whether you will attend both days. Please Note: priority is given to participants attending both days. Please Register early as enrollment is limited to 15 participants.

This is a hands-on workshop with the opportunity to explore a wide variety of machinery. Chas will cover basic skills, equipment use and most importantly, safety. We will explore the building of structure from concept stage to working with steel: cutting, drilling, set-up, welding, grinding & finishing.

Safety: Experienced metal workers should bring helmet, welding jacket, eye protection and ear protection.

All participants should wear work clothing including appropriate footwear - e.g. - Hard toe to protect against sharp, heavy and/or falling objects. If you have eye and ear protection, please bring it.


SCULPTORS SALON VII

Saturday, November 16, 2013, 4-6pm

The seventh in the ongoing series of Salons in sculptors homes, studios and alternative spaces will be hosted by the Washington Project for the Arts.

Washington Project for the Arts
Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 I Street, SW
Washington DC 20024
www.wpadc.org

The main topic for the afternoon will be Grants and Residencies. All members who have been recipieints of a grant or a residency are highly encouraged to attend and share their experiences. Likewise, members new to the application process are encouraged to come with any questions they may have. Carole Garmon of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia has provided us with her master list of opportunities.  She has great success in providing such opportunities for her students and graduates.

*No need to bring any refreshments/appetizers this time.  All will be provided at the hotel.

Email  programs@washingtonsculptors.org to register for this event.

We are presently scheduling future Salons and are aware that there are several outstanding offers to host future Salons. Please contact Gloria Chapa  gloriachapa@msn.com if you would like to host an upcoming salon at your studio.


WSG ANNUAL DINNER & MEETING

Saturday, December 7, 6:30 - 9:00pm

Save the date for WSG's Annual Dinner and Meeting on Saturday, December 7, at the home & studio of  Dalya Luttwak.


EXHIBITION: ALISON SAAR: Still
September 12 - December 13, 2013

Opening Reception and Gallery Tour with the Artist:
Thursday, September 12, 2013, 5-7pm

Panel Discussion: Sculpture Today and Sculpture Tomorrow
Thursday, October 10th, 2013 6-8pm
Panelists & Registration Details to be Announced

David C. Driskell Center
For the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora
1214 Cole Student Activities Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
www.DriskellCenter.umd.ed


PROGRAM: IMPROVISATIONS WITH CORRUGATED CARDBOARD
Exploring the creative process with Artemis Herber

Friday, September 20 & Saturday, September 21, 2013
10:00AM - 4:00PM each day

Program Location:
Goethe Institute
812 7th Street, NW
Washington DC 20001-3718

Enrollment is limited to 20 Participants
RSVP to: programs@washingtonsculptors.org

Corrugated cardboard, as one of the most global, mundane and sustainable, yet familiar material in our everyday life will be the base for experimental explorations and improvisations. In small project oriented units, Artemis Herber will introduce cardboard as a material for either final expression or model while exploring various creative processes considering sculpture or installation, working individually or in collaboration.

Testimonials from past workshop with Artemis Herber :

"Artemis made me feel open to explore and challenge myself and to see cardboard differently."

"Inspiring, uplifting and encouraging, Artemis expanded my vision of process and creativity."

Materials: Participants should bring corrugated cardboard. Tools will be provided.

Participants should bring their own brown bag lunch.

Artemis Herber was born and educated in Germany. She completed her studies in Fine Arts and Arts Education at the University of Paderborn achieving scholarships and prizes. Artemis has received several teaching awards for her projects in art and art education and has organized community and statewide projects of advanced education workshops and exhibitions. Artemis Herber has exhibited widely throughout the United States and on an international scale (Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Spain). Her work has been featured in the biennial"Beyond/In Western New York," Albright- Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY, San Jose Museum of Art, CA, Kunstverein Paderborn, Germany, and Artist Award 2010. More recent exhibitions include "The Open West," UK, "Cardboard City" (Goethe Institute, Washington DC), "Color," Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn NY, "Sondheim Semifinalist Exhibition," Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD and "Options," Washington DC.

This Program is presented in cooperation with Washington Project for the Arts and the Goethe Institute.


GUIDED TOUR: GLENSTONE, POTOMAC MD

Saturday, September 28, 2012
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Glenstone is a blending of avant-garde art, modernist architecture and a beautiful 200-acre landscape from a former foxhunting estate. Glenstone founders, Mitchell and Emily Rales, have assembled a collection of works with an eye toward charting the most significant historical shifts in how art has been seen and understood since World War II. Representing artistic innovation all over the world, the collection has unique concentrations of work, which, in many cases, exemplify an artist's career at its height. WSG Board member and Glenstone docent, Elsabe Dixon will guide our tour.

12002 Glen Road
Potomac, Maryland 20854

Driving Directions: http://glenstone.org/driving-directions
Limited to 20 participants (maximum of 10 cars)
Car-pooling will be necessary & attendees must arrive promptly.

Limited to 20 participants (maximum of 10 cars)
Car-pooling will be necessary & attendees must arrive promptly.

RSVP: programs@washingtonsculptors.org


SCULPTURE ON THE GROUNDS
The Washington Sculptors Group and the Kreeger Museum Collaborate
Dates: Ongoing
2011 Invitational with Martha Jackson-Jarvis and Dalya Luttwak is on view through July 2013
Friday & Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Tuesday - Thursday by Reservation for docent tours - 10:30 & 1:30 pm
The Kreeger Museum
2401 Foxhall Road, NW
Washingon, DC 20007
kreegermuseum.org


PROGRAM: SCULPTORS SALON VI
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the home of Marilyn Geldzahler for the sixth in this ongoing series of salons at the studios and homes of WSG Members.

Marilyn Geldzahler's home
7431 Silver Pine Drive
Springfield, VA 22153
Tel. (703) 451-8452


SCULPTORS SALON V

Join us at the Studio of Lynda Smith Bugge for the fifth in this ongoing series of Salons at the studios of WSG Members.

Saturday, July 13, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Lynda Smith-Bugge's studio
Franciscan Monastery
3999 14th Street NE
Washington, DC 20017

Limited to 20 participants
RSVP: programs@washingtonsculptors.org

We are presently scheduling future Salons and are aware that there are several outstanding offers to host future Salons. Please contact Gloria Chapa gloriachapa@msn.com if you would like to host the August or September Salon.


WSG ANNUAL PICNIC

WSG Annual Potluck Picnic
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Alan Binstock's home & studio
4218 31st Street
Mount Rainier, MD 20712

Bring food to share for eight people. WSG will provide drinks and paper products. Bring drums and other musical instruments, lawn chairs or blankets. Be prepared to socialize with other sculptors by sharing business cards, technical discoveries or questions. Relax amongst friends and remember friends or family are WELCOME to join us. Look for email if rain date is necessary. See you there!


SCULPTURE NOW 2013 GALLERY TALK

Thursday, March 21, 2013
6:30-8 p.m

Join us at Honfleur Gallery for a gallery talk with juror Florcy Morisset.

Morisset will discuss the work of SCULPTURE NOW 2013 Participating Artists: Jan Acton, Chris Bathgate, Tom Bendtsen, Anne Bouie, Eric Celarier, Frederic Crist, Joel D'Orazio, Alonzo Davis, Joshua DeMonte, Ellisa Farrow-Savos, Todd Fry, Janet Goldner, Len Harris, Artemis Herber, Liz Lescault, Ruth Lozner, Beau McCall, Darcy Meeker, Joe Mooney, Lincoln Mudd, Craig Schaffer, Madeline Smith, Marcos Smyth, Paul Steinkoenig, Dave Wertz, Peter Wood, Joyce Zipperer

Honfleur Gallery
1241 Good Hope Road SE
Washington DC 20020


DIGITAL IMAGING WORKSHOP

Saturday, March 30, 2013
12:30 - 5:00 pm

This workshop is designed to give artists the basics skills needed to document their 2-d and 3-d work professionally. The first half of the class will focus on photography. We will talk about equipment, lighting, and composition. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the principles of studio lighting and photography as well as learn about the standards expected by galleries and publications.

The second half of the workshop will focus on digital image correction. Using Adobe Photoshop CS6 we learn how to adjust our images to achieve the best color, value, and composition. We will talk about file formats and how to save and organize your images so they can be submitted for calls, registries, and more.

Megan Van Wagoner completed her BFA at the Cleveland Institute of Art where she majored in ceramics and minored in photography. She received her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in the Mount Royal School. Upon graduating, she began a career as a graphic designer and studio artist. Megan has been teaching sculpture, ceramics, and graphic design since 2004. She currently lives in Baltimore and teaches in the Department of Visual Arts and Design at Montgomery College in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Honfleur Gallery
1241 Good Hope Road SE
Washington DC 20020

SECOND SATURDAY SALON
Saturday, February 9, 2013
4:00pm - 6:00pm
RSVP to: programs@washingtonsculptors.org

Carriage House Studios: Elsabe Dixon will host
320 (rear) 3rd Street, NE
Washington DC, 20002

MOSAIC ART IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE
With public mosaic artist, Valerie Theberge
Saturday, January 26, 2013, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: The Studio of Valerie Theberge
4301 Rhode Island Avenue, #312
Brentwood, MD 20722
Fee $25 for materials (we will collect cash only at the workshop)
Brown bag lunch
We are very excited to have public mosaic artist, Valerie Theberge lead this hands-on mosaic and public art workshop. This will be an opportunity to explore the art of mosaic and the public art arena. Valerie will demonstrate the mosaic process and participants will have the opportunity to create their own mosaic masterpiece. Valerie will discuss opportunities for mosaic within the public art realm, the public art process - obstacles faced, collaboration, installation support, resources, etc. etc.

Valerie Theberge graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute, where she majored in painting and drawing. She moved to China to study the Chinese language and Chinese painting. She received a certificate in Chinese painting in 1992. Her art career took her to Hong Kong where she trained with a British company and specialized in the art of mosaics. While in Hong Kong Valerie studied Asian culture and obtained her Master's degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1999. Valerie has worked on projects in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, India, and the United States. She currently works in her studio located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Visit Valerie's website at: www.valerietheberge.com

SCULPTORS SALON
Saturday, January 12, 2013, 4:00pm
In the spirit of Gertrude Stein's Paris salons, the Washington Sculptors Group will be hosting our own salons in the DC metropolitan area. The salons will provide members an opportunity to present their work, critique and discuss art in an intimate, casual, relaxed and welcoming setting.  While the format will undoubtedly evolve over time, we hope there will be a free flow of ideas and lively discussion. Participation will be limited to the first 20 members who sign up. The host will provide the venue; participants will provide food & drink. The salon will be approximately 2 hours.

Alan Binstock has generously agreed to host the first salon in January 2013, at his studio at 4218 31st Street, Mount Ranier, MD 20712

WSG ANNUAL ALL-MEMBER MEETING AND POT-LUCK DINNER
Washington Sculptors Group invites you to join us for the annual All-Member meeting and Pot-Luck Dinner. This year's pot-luck dinner will be held at the Home/Studio of WSG Advisory Board Member Joan Danziger.Members will vote to confirm the WSG Board of directors for the next year. Bring food for eight people to share. WSG will provide wine, beer, soft drinks and paper goods.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
6:00 - 9:00 pm

AGENDAS GALLERY TALK
A Scholar's Talk with Juror Teresia Bush, Howard University Art Department
Saturday, November 17, 3pm
Exploring themes and concepts in Agendas, global forms in art, and engagement with the broader community.
Brentwood Arts Exchange
in the Gateway Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722
www.arts.pgparks.com

ANNUAL MEMBER IMAGE SHOW
Thursday, November 8, 2012, 6:30pm
At the WSG Annual Image Show, members share images and discuss their work for up to 3 minutes. After the event we will meet nearby to socialize (location TBA), providing members and guests an opportunity to learn more about materials, techniques and each other's work.This event was free and open to the public.

Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
202.332.1116
www.hamiltoniangallery.com

"Welding Workshop" with master welder - Chas Colburn
September 29 and 30, 2012
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 3D Metal Parts, Inc., 5330 46th Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
$25 for materials (we will collect at the workshop)
Brown bag lunch.

RSVP Required to: programs@washingtonsculptors.org
Enrollment: Strictly Limited to 18 participants. This is a hands-on workshop with the opportunity to explore a wide variety of machinery. Chas will cover basic skills, equipment use and most importantly, safety. We will explore the building of structure from concept stage to working with steel: cutting, drilling, set-up, welding, grinding & finishing.

Safety:
Experienced metal workers should bring helmet, welding jacket, eye protection and ear protection.
All participants should wear work clothing including appropriate footwear – e.g. - Hard toe to protect against sharp, heavy and/or falling objects. If you have eye and/or ear protection, please bring it.

2nd Annual Mini Boot Camp with Sharon Louden, Visiting Artist
From Artist's Statement to Applying for Opportunities
Saturday, June 23, 2012
9:30AM - 12:30PM
R.S.V.P. to programs@washingtonsculptors.org
This program is limited to 25 participants
Georgetown Public Library
3260 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
Downstairs conference room

We are very excited to have Sharon Louden back with the Washington Sculptors Group for a second annual mini boot camp. As everyone in attendance last year knows, Sharon is a unique and passionate artist who shares her time tested and practical approaches to marketing oneself and one's art to public, private, gallery and institutional venues. Artists can make a living doing what they love. This will be an intensive professional practice workshop focusing on three foundational issues in marketing an artist's work:

  1. Artist's statement - answering the "why" in one's art;
  2. Creating the interest in one's work;
  3. Applying for opportunities - proposals, presentation, structure and content.

Participants are encouraged to come prepared with your current artist's statement and your most pressing question on topic. Sharon's perspective focuses on creative thinking outside the box and following different avenues to create opportunities and income without spending a fortune. Sharon feels the ultimate goal is to achieve professional independence, confidence and empowerment.

Sharon M. Louden graduated with a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale University, School of Art. Her work is held in major public and private collections throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. Sharon teaches professional practice at the New York Academy of Art and lectures on this topic at many universities, art schools and museums across the country