Events

Artina 2020 Artist and Juror Talks

For each talk, the artist will be broadcasting from the museum grounds using a live platform like Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube. More details will be made available on the WSG social media platforms: on Facebook, @dcsculptors on Twitter, and @washingtonsculptors on Instagram. Make sure to follow us and tag your photos and videos to #Artina2020!

Artist Talk with Ira Tattelman, Friday, September 25, 4:30pm
Artist Talk with Marc Robarge, Friday, October 2, 4:30pm
Artist Talk with Jean Kim, Friday, October 16, 4:30pm
Artist Talk with Carol Brown Goldberg, Friday, October 30, 4:30pm
 
Finally, mark your calendar for the Juror Talk with Gaby Mizes, Saturday, November 7, 2pm
 
Visit the WSG Facebook page for up-to-date information on these talks.
 
Watch Previous Artist Talks:
Artist Talk with Sarah Rodman, September 11
Artist Talk with Davide Prete, September 4

Sculpture NOW 2020 Virtual Opening Reception

McLean Project for the Arts
Exhibition on view September 17 – November 14, 2020
www.mpaart.org

Virtual Artist Talk: Thursday, October 28, 7pm
 
Sculpture NOW 2020 is a non-thematic exhibition of new works, finished within the last two years, and juried from entries of current and new members of The Washington Sculptors Group. This annual exhibition provides a showcase for sculpture being made in the Washington DC region and beyond. The Annual Tom Rooney Award will be announced during the Virtual Opening Reception,
 
Juror: Nancy Sausser, Curator and Exhibitions Director, McLean Project for the Arts
 
This exhibition can be view online and in-person.
 
The gallery will be open for visitors Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-5pm and Saturdays from 10am-3pm, by reservation ONLY. Free, timed passes are required.
Click here to reserve a timed visit.
 

Artina 2020: LIGHT: A Sculptural Solar Dance

On View at the Sandy Spring Museum through November 7, 2020
www.sandyspringmuseum.org

Artina 2020 Artist and Juror Talks: For each talk, the artist will be broadcasting from the museum grounds using a live platform like Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube. More details will be made available on the WSG social media platforms: on Facebook, @dcsculptors on Twitter, and @washingtonsculptors on Instagram. Make sure to follow us and tag your photos and videos to #Artina2020!

Artist Talk with Ira Tattelman, Friday, September 25, 4:30pm
Artist Talk with Marc Robarge, Friday, October 9, 4:30pm
Artist Talk with Jean Kim, Friday, October 16, 4:30pm
Artist Talk with Carol Brown Goldberg, Friday, October 30, 4:30pm
Juror Talk with Gaby Mizes, Saturday, November 7, 2pm


WSG Annual Dinner and Meeting

Save the Date: Saturday, November 14


Audiences for Art: Approaching a Gallery

Date:  Monday, September 21, 2020
Time: 7:00 p.m.

You are invited to ask anything you ever wanted to ask of a gallerist but were afraid to ask! The panel will discuss the business of operating a gallery, changes to the industry through COVID and the Internet and will be available to answer questions about the most useful ways to approach a gallerist and other questions. 

Featuring:  Mary Early, Director, Hemphill, Washington DC, and Romy Silverstein, Gallery Director, Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Hosted by:  Asma Chaudhary, Eric Celarier and Joan Weber

ABOUT THE PANELISTS

Mary Early is the Director of HEMPHILL, a Washington, DC art gallery founded in 1993, with an expertise in exhibition planning, curatorial services, and art collection management. She works closely with artists, artist estates and collectors to develop long-range exhibition and collection management plans and to place individual works and collections with museum institutions and private collectors. Her sculpture and installation work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and she is represented in the collections of the US Department of State/Art in Embassies, the American University Museum (Corcoran Gallery of Art), and the District of Columbia Art Bank among other public and private collections. She serves on the boards of Hamiltonian Artists and Washington Sculptors Group.

Romy Silverstein is the Gallery Director of Addison/Ripley Fine Art, which has been serving the DC and National arts community since 1981. With a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies from George Washington University, she focuses on curatorial services for both public and private spaces; as well as exhibition design and collections management in and out of the gallery setting. She acts as liaison between artists, collectors and consultants, as well as fostering new and continuing relationships, as both artists and collections continue to evolve.


Becoming a Professional in the Art World: Tips, Methods, and Etiquette for Career Survival

Postponed until Fall 2020

Professional artists and educators, Eric Celarier and Wilfredo Valladares, will present fundamental advice for organizing emerging careers in the world of art. New artists are presented with challenges that do not always lend themselves to easy answers. Questions often haunt newcomers, such as how does one approach a gallery or what do curators want to see in an artist statement. While there are not always definitive answers to these questions, there are sensible courtesies and conventions that everyone in the art world should know and follow that will increase the chances of success for beginning professionals. Failure to adhere to these principles can harm the efforts of even the best creators. In this workshop, we will discuss:

  • What jurors expect to see before you send in the next application
  • How to find and contact an audience
  • How to explore where and how to exhibit your work

While there are no hard and fast rules, there are ways to be more effective about how artists integrate with the community. We would love to share with you what we, as professionals, have learned.

Artistas y Educadores, Eric Celarier y Wilfredo Valladares, presentaran información y consejos fundamentales acerca de carreras emergentes dentro del mundo del Arte. Usualmente al principio de una Carrera artística se presentan retos complejos que requieren ciertos conocimientos y destrezas. Por ejemplo, aveces surgen preguntas referentes a: Comó puedo establecer conexiones con galerías, Comó escribir una declaración artística y que elementos cautivan a un curador de arte. Aunque no siempre se encuentran respuestas definitivas a estas preguntas, normalmente existen cortesías sensatas, normas que son aceptadas y practicadas dentro del mundo del arte. Artistas profesionales principiantes que emplean estos conocimientos en general suelen sobresalir.
En este taller vamos a discutir lo siguiente:

  • Que espera ver un jurado de arte antes de enviar su próxima aplicación
  • Comó encontrar, contactar la audiencia
  • Comó explora donde y comó exhibir obras de arte

Mientras no hay reglas duras ni rápidas, siempre se encuentran formas efectivas en como integrarse a la comunidad. Nos gustaría compartir con ustedes nuestra experiencia y valor profesional dentro de las artes.


2020 Annual Members’ Image Show

Postponed until fall 2020

Location:

Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies – House A
3100 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008
Parking on premises and Whitehaven Street
Free and open to the public

Submission Deadline: Friday, March 20th

WSG members may submit up to five (5) jpeg images or one (1) video of their work for the Annual Members’ Image Show. Please carefully review the instructions below for preparing media. If you need assistance, contact a team member at the email listed below. New members are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to show their work, and for all members to show current work and receive feedback from the audience. DC area gallerists, curators, collectors, and art representatives will be invited to attend. Refreshments will be served during intermission, and WSG members are welcome to bring light fare to share.

Instructions:

  • Presentations are limited to 5 minutes, and members must be in attendance during their presentation.
  • You may speak during your presentation or let your images/video speak for you.
  • Images must be in jpeg format and sized to 1000 pixels on the longest side, with a resolution of 72 dpi. You can use the following online tool to resize your images: https://www.befunky.com/create/resize-image/
  • Videos must be in mp4 format and no more than 5 minutes long. You can use the following online tool to convert your video: https://convertio.co/mp4-converter/
  • Please include: title, dimensions, medium, and year for each image, as well as artist’s name and website.
  • Please email all materials, information, and any questions to

All images and videos will be arranged in a single PowerPoint presentation and will include a title page and notice of copyright protection for each artist. Audience members are encouraged to speak with artists during intermission or at the event.

The WASHINGTON SCULPTORS GROUP (WSG) is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 to promote an awareness and understanding of sculpture. To achieve this goal, WSG fosters the exchange of ideas between sculptors, collectors, art representatives, and the public by organizing exhibitions and events that are free and open to the public.

WSG plans, manages, and promotes 3-4 juried and curated exhibitions each year in galleries, museums and alternative spaces throughout the greater Washington, DC area, in cooperation with other local arts organizations. These high-quality exhibitions give our members opportunities to show their work and raise their visibility within the greater Washington DC region.

Photo Credit: Blue/Sky, 2016, Copyright © 2017 Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin.


International Sculpture Day 2020: Sculptor Chas Colburn at #MakerTech Tuesdays

Postponed until fall 2020

Location:

8401 Good Luck Road
Lanham, MD 20706
Free and open to the public

Chas Colburn, Sculptor, Master Welder, and Robotics Specialist will offer an overview of his maker space lab, #MakerTech Tuesdays, on International Sculpture Day, Saturday, April 25th, 2020. The lab represents his belief in the value of exploring a wide range of possibilities to create sculpture. Colburn will introduce participants to welding as well as other techniques involved in the tech-related sculpting process. Join Colburn in his lab for a demonstration followed by a Q & A session. Space is limited. Please RSVP to . Free and open to the public

Chas Colburn received a degree in Business Administration from the Gardner School of Business in 1971, and a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Maryland in 1976. In 1979 he founded Chalco Metal Works, a custom metal-working shop in which he creates his own sculpture, and also provides fabricating, computer aided design and drafting, consulting, art handling, and installation services to the DC area art community. In 1989 he became a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He lives and works in the Washington, DC area.

The WASHINGTON SCULPTORS GROUP (WSG) is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 to promote an awareness and understanding of sculpture. To achieve this goal, WSG fosters the exchange of ideas between sculptors, collectors, art representatives, and the public by organizing exhibitions and events that are free and open to the public.

WSG plans, manages, and promotes 3-4 juried and curated exhibitions each year in galleries, museums and alternative spaces throughout the greater Washington, DC area, in cooperation with other local arts organizations. These high-quality exhibitions give our members opportunities to show their work and raise their visibility within the greater Washington DC region.

Photo Credit: Photo of #MakerTech Tuesdays courtesy of Chas Colburn.

                                

 


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