Sculpture Now 2014

In Celebration of our 30th Anniversary
November 4, 2014 – December 14, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, November 8, 2014, 6-9pm


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

Juror: Dr. Jack Rasmussen, Curator, American University Museum



C.L. Bigelow, Julia Bloom, Greg Braun, Carol Brown Goldberg, Elizabeth, Burger,
Joel D’Orazio, Mary Early, Mila Kagan, Jin Lee, Dalya Luttwak, Elizabeth Miller McCue,
Mike Shaffer, Foon Sham, Lynda Smith-Bugge, Garrett Strang, Janet Wheeler, Julie Zirlin

Museum Hours:
Open Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm
Free Admission


Presented by Washington Sculptors Group and American Association for the Advancement of Science

(Washington Post review)

1200 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005

Exhibition Dates: June 16, 2014 – August 22, 2014

Opening Reception and Artist Panel Discussion: Friday, June 20, 2014, 6 – 9 pm

Press Opening: Monday, June 16, 2014

Exhibition Juror: Sarah Tanguy, Curator, Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State

Participating Artists:
Christopher Bathgate
Alan Binstock
Greg Braun
Jeff Chayette
Jeffery Cooper
Roger Cutler
Joel D’Orazio
Paul Daniel
Elsabe Dixon
Frank Fishburne
Billy Friebele
Jonathan Guyer
Rebecca Kamen
James Kessler
Ruth Lozner
James Mallos
Forrest McCluer
George McFarland
Elizabeth M. McCue
Guy Rando
Langley Spurlock
John Martin Tarrat
Diane Szczepaniak
Definition: Gedankenexperiment, (German: thought experiment) term used by German-born Albert Einstein to describe his unique approach of using conceptual rather than actual experiments in creating the theory of relativity. Famous examples of thought experiments from the fields of physics, philosophy, computer science, and economics include Schrodinger’s cat, a Turing machine, Maxwell’s demon, and the broken window fallacy.

Inspired by scientific and mathematical theories, hypotheses, and principles from Archimedes, I Ching, geology, geometry, architecture, and more, the artists featured in Gedankenexperiment externalized their thought experiments in sculptural expressions, using materials including barcodes, wood, metals, paper, computer parts, and limestone. Entries were not limited to traditional methodology and both non-traditional ideas and broad interpretations of “Gedankenexperiment” were encouraged.

Sarah Tanguy is an independent curator and arts writer, as well as a curator for Art in Embassies, U.S. Department of State. Since 1983, Tanguy has developed over 200 shows for U.S. museums and arts and science organizations and U.S. diplomatic missions abroad, as well as several public collections. In addition to numerous exhibition-related essays, she has written for The Washington Times, Sculpture, New Art Examiner, Glass, American Craft, Metalsmith, Urbanite, Hand Print Workshop International, Turning Points, Mid-Atlantic Country, Baltimore, and Readers Digest. Tanguy has also worked at the National Gallery, the International Exhibitions Foundation, The Tremaine Collection, the International Sculpture Center, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and The Hechinger Collection.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journals Science, Science Translational Medicine and Science Signaling. Founded in 1848, AAAS includes 261 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. The nonprofit association is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education,public engagement, and more.

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm

1200 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005

Press Images are available upon request.
Media Inquiries: Contact Gloria Chapa (202) 321-3300 / 

Images Courtesy of the Artists: from left to right, Forrest McCluer, Jeff, Chayette, Rebecca Kamen

LOULOUDI Flower / To Flower

LOULOUDI Flower / To Flower

Presented by Washington Sculptors Group at The Athenaeum

Juried by Renée Stout

March 20 – May 4, 2014

Washington Post Review
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 23, 4 – 6pm

Juror Renée Stout will make a brief presentation at 5:30 during the opening reception.


Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) and the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA) are pleased to announce LOULOUDI Flower/ To Flower in the Athenaeum gallery from March 20 – May 4. Juror, Renée Stout, selected the works from submissions from members of the Washington Sculptors Group. The show celebrates Spring’s awakening flora, as well as the Alexandria Historic Garden Tour on April 26.
LOULOUDI explores the natural process of flowering and its entire metaphorical context through object making and installation. The work aims to spark a dialogue about the artist’s material, the environment, and cultural connotations affiliated with the symbolic and literal meaning of flower/flowering.
Participating Artists:

Julia Bloom

Greg Braun

May Britton

Elizabeth Burger

Alonzo Davis

Elsabé Dixon

Annie Farrar

Pattie Porter Firestone

Mimi Frank


Marilyn Geldzahler

Artemis Herber

Matt Hollis

Penny Jacoby

Barbara Kobylinska

Khahn Le with Thanh T. La

June Linowitz

Ruth Lozner

Gordon Lyon

Jaclyn Martin

Donna McCullough

Joel D’Orazio

Judith Pratt

Craig Schaffer

Mike Shaffer

Renée Stout received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 1980. An artist based in Washington, DC, she is the recipient of awards from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. Stout has shown throughout the U.S. and her work is in several national and international museums.


The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA) is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all forms of art, and to establishing programs that will enrich the cultural life of Northern Virginia and the surrounding metropolitan area. As the primary site for these activities, the NVFAA owns and maintains the historic building called the Athenaeum.
Gallery Hours: The Athenaeum is open Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 12 to 4pm and on Saturdays from 1 to 4pm.


The Athenaeum

201 Prince Street

Alexandria VA 22314

(703) 548-0035


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Images Courtesy of the Artists: from left to right, Mike Shaffer, Julia Bloom, Barbara Kobylinska

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