Borek's photograph entitled Brooklyn
was selected for the fifth annual Art of Photography
Show. The final 111photographs were selected
from 16,000 entries from 57 countries. This
international exhibition opened on August
29 at the Lyceum Theatre Gallery in San Diego.
by Michael Borek
photograph of Michael Borek, Bowl,
was awarded Honorable Mention at the 3rd
biennial radius250 exhibition of artists
working within a 250 mile radius around
Richmond. Juror Marlena Rothacker of Washington,
DC's International Arts and Artists mentioned
Borek's work: "There is documentary
photography [like] Michael Borek's images
which both capture reality but with creative
positioning trick the eye and enhance or
distort the ordinary." The exhibition
closed on August 23. More
Huddy has a painting selected for an
exchange exhibition in Tokyo at the National
Museum. The show is organized by the Watercolor
USA Honor Society. She will be teaching
Travel Sketching with Watercolor on the
new Cunard Line ship Queen Victoria in December.
artist now has a video on YouTube
Clayton will be exhibiting colorist'
paintings at the Reston
Unitarian Church from September 10 to
October 18. A public reception will be held
Sunday, September 13, 12:30-3pm
Road to French Mesa
by Carol Lopatin
Lopatin is pleased to have Road to
French Mesa juried into the 28th Adirondacks
National Exhibition, August 22 through October
by Colleen Henderson
Photographers Colleen Henderson and
Susan Meyers are presenting new work
at Multiple Exposures Gallery, studio 312,
August 4 through October 4. A "meet
the artists" reception will be held
during Second Thursday Art Night on September
10 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. The exhibition includes
traditionally framed photographs, and handmade
photo books showcasing Colleen's color landscape
Conant, Alan Sislen, and Colleen
Henderson, resident photographers at
VisArts center in Rockville, MD, are participating
in a resident artist exhibition entitled
Unique Visions. Each of the 12 VisArts'
resident artists will be showcasing their
individual work which includes: photography,
jewelry, painting, glass, clay and more.
The exhibit opens August 2 and runs until
September 6. For more information visit
the VisArts website at http://www.visartscenter.org/index.html
Conant has two pieces in Camouflage
a VisArts Member Exhibition juried by Rex
Stevens, Chair of fine arts department at
Maryland Institute College of Art, August
2 to September 5.
by Marsha Staiger
Staiger will have an exhibit of recent
paintings October 2 - November 14 at Oerth
Gallery in Old Town Alexandria. Opening
reception October 2 from 7 to 9pm
Olguner had been selected by Associated
Content Society as one of the best wedding
photographers in Beverly Hills, California.
Goknur has previously been named a Top 10
wedding photographer there in Washington,
DC. Learn more at www.elevenhearts.com.
by Saaraliisa Ylitalo
Ylitalo presents her show Meditations
in Fiberworks, studio 14, September 8 through
October 5 with a reception Sunday, September
13, from 1 to 4 pm. Saaraliisa works with
her own handmade paper and mixed media.
This body of work has several different
spiritual cultural references such as screens,
mandalas and personal altars.
is also participating in a show in Japan,
the Friends of Dard Hunter Juried Paper
Exhibition at the Oji Paper Museum in Tokyo.
The show runs August 31 to September 5.
You can see details at www.friendsofdardhunter.com
Beels will be one of approximately 100
artists from across the nation donating
embellished radiation masks to the Courage
Unmasked auction to be held on September
9 at the Katzen Art Center at American University.
The funds raised by the auction will benefit
head and neck cancer patients who cannot
afford their treatment expenses. Please
visit www.courageunmasked.org for more details
and to see some examples of the masks to
Necklace by Zoya Gutina
Gutina showcased there her two bead
artworks: Poppy Field necklace and
Midsummer Night's Dream necklace
at the exhibit World of Beads VIII: A 20
Year Retrospective held by The Bead Society
of Greater New York on June, 19-21.
by Zoya Gutina
Lush Spring Blues necklace was chosen
by jurors as one of the top ten finalists
in the first Colorworks contest held by
Step by Step Beads Magazine. The orange-purple-green
tertiary triad presents a challenge of bold
and striking contrasts, and contest participants
had to create a piece of bead jewelry with
the predominant colors of that triad.
from the Torpedo Factory donated artwork
for the auction to benefit Carpenter Shelter
which will take place Sept 26, 7 PM at National
Airport. The artists inlcude Margaret
Huddy, Matthew Johnston, Sue Lynch, David
Cochran, Joan Kasprzak, Cindy Brandt, Rosemary
Covey, Judith Coady, Penelope Barringer,
Marcel, and Clay Huffman represented
by Marcel. Carpenter's Shelter is dedicated
to ending homelessness in the metro DC area.
Jones will present her jewelry at an
event at a boutique called Forecast on Friday,
September 11, from 11am to 7pm and Saturday,
September 12, from 10am to 6pm. The event
also features the work of two clothing designers.
Forecast is a clothing and housewares boutique
that is low-pressure, not too haute, not
too cool, offering timeless collections
that are just right and avoids the fly-by-night
will also be showing at the Bethesda
Row Arts Festival Saturday, October
17 from 11am to 6pm and Sunday, October
18 from 11am to 5pm. She is also part of
Contemporary Jewelry Show on November
5 and 6.
Crafts Council 27th Biennial Juried Exhibition
featured Torpedo Factory artists Ann
Citron, Anne Buchal, Estelle Vernon, Lisa
Vershbow, Barbro Eriskdotter Gendell,
and Rachel Carren. The show took
place May 30 to July 11 at the Mansion at
Strathmore in Bethesda. The Creative Crafts
Council is composed of 9 Washington-Area
Caroly Dutky Romano
Dutky Romano was selected to create
an image of jazz pianist Dick Morgan for
the cover of his latest CD on the Jazzmont
label. Her original monotype is shown.
Ann Stevens completed a portrait in
memory of Dr. Hopkins for Hopkins House
in Alexandria. The portrait will be displayed
in the lobby of Hopkins House. Founded in
1939, Hopkins House is celebrating 70 years.
Through high-quality preschools, financial
literacy, homeownership, parent involvement,
reading and literacy, and summer enrichment
programs, Hopkins House offers to children
and families the skills they will need for
a life time of learning.
(Studio 12) said, in accepting the Friends
Award and concluding her Target exhibit:
Artistic influences are legion, perhaps
legendary--each assessing visual changes
across all boundaries: nationalities, subject
matter, image-making, cultural gambits,
genre, mode, with intricate knowledge of
the medium: stupendous technique. They are
Sol Halabi, Yinka Shonibare, Martin Kippenberger,
Marlene Dumas, Anselm Kiefer, Rieko Fujinami,
Gerhard Richter, Fritz Scholder, Michael
Borek. These are all hybrid identities migrating
through artistic culture and hegemonies,
naturally engaged in exploration and transition,
searching for ways to articuate the punctum
(the inscrutable, inchoate, unresponsive,
hidden, mysterious, illusive, distortive,
limited, progagandized); to penetrate "the
scope and drastic impact of monumental violence,
loss and fear" (quoting Cornelia Butler
on Marlene Dumas, her "Painter as Witness"
essay). Awareness is of the wider world,
all outside, exterior to self, and inner
by means of the Mysterious Other. Dupre
says "I do not feel alone when these
other people are working through rough edges,
lapses, faults, ruptures, where life bleeds
fully into art and vice versa."
of the matter are only deposits, layers
which deliver only to the most meticulous
examination what constitutes the true
assets hidden within the inner earth:
which, torn from all former contexts stand--like
ruins or torsos in the collector's
gallery--as the treasures in the prosaic
chambers of our belated insights.
--- Walter Benjamin