Washington Project for the Arts

Washington Project for the Arts WPA supports artist-driven projects, advocacy, and dialogue so that artists can live, work, and flourish. Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is an artist-centered catalyst for the creation and presentation of contemporary art.
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We are the only DC-area organization to support visual artists at all stages of their careers. WPA is in the process of converting from an artist-centered to a more artist-driven model. Future projects will be conceived and realized increasingly "by artists, for artists," meaning that artists will conceive, curate, produce, contextualize, and critique the majority of our activities. WPA was founde

We are the only DC-area organization to support visual artists at all stages of their careers. WPA is in the process of converting from an artist-centered to a more artist-driven model. Future projects will be conceived and realized increasingly "by artists, for artists," meaning that artists will conceive, curate, produce, contextualize, and critique the majority of our activities. WPA was founde

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05/20/2021

Going once, going twice... There are just a few hours left to bid on the incredible artworks featured in our Collectors' Night Benefit Auction on Artsy. If you plan to bid, NOW is the time to register. Bidding approval is not instantaneous, and the auction closes TODAY at 6:30 pm EDT! Visit artsy.net/wpabenefit.

#CollectorsNight #WPAauction #AmIAlteringYourAura #artsy #benefitauction #supportartists #drivenbyartists

05/19/2021

There are just 36 hours left to bid on the incredible artworks featured in our Collectors' Night Benefit Auction on Artsy! Choose from nearly 200 artworks, each hand-selected by WPA, made by artists we love 💖

Bidding closes TOMORROW, Thursday, May 20 at 6:30 pm EDT. Don't miss this chance to take home something special — check out the artworks and place your bids today at artsy.net/wpabenefit

Proceeds from the sale are split between the artists and WPA, so your purchase supports artists while also enabling us to continue producing artist-organized programs—now, and into the future!

Thanks Artsy for highlighting Mahari Chabwera and Michèle Christine Colburn's artworks in this week's list of standout l...
05/15/2021
10 Standout Auction Lots on Artsy This Week

Thanks Artsy for highlighting Mahari Chabwera and Michèle Christine Colburn's artworks in this week's list of standout lots! Both are included in the Collectors' Night Benefit Auction which closes Thursday, May 20 at 6:30 pm EDT. #amialteringyouraura #collectorsnight #WPAauction

Artsy’s Curatorial and Editorial teams offer a look at the auctions lots we’re currently watching, from hidden gems to works with the most bids.

💫 NOW OPEN FOR BIDDING 💫 WPA's 40th Annual Collectors' Night Benefit AuctionThe two-week auction includes 194 artworks b...
05/06/2021
Washington Project for the Arts: 40th Annual Collectors' Night Benefit Auction 2021 | Artsy

💫 NOW OPEN FOR BIDDING 💫 WPA's 40th Annual Collectors' Night Benefit Auction

The two-week auction includes 194 artworks by 96 artists from the DC area and beyond. The auction closes on Thursday, May 20 at 6:30 pm EDT. Auction purchases will directly support participating artists and all of WPA’s artist-organized programming year-round.

#CollectorsNight #WPAauction #AmIAlteringYourAura #artsy #AudreLorde

Washington Project for the Arts x Artsy present Washington Project for the Arts' 40th Annual Collectors' Night Benefit Auction. Founded in 1975 and based in Washington, DC, Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is a platform for collaborative and experimental artist-driven projects, dialogue...

We are so honored and grateful to have Manuel Vásquez-Ortega's writing on "Notions of Exile" published by Prodavinci.com...
03/12/2021
Un n**o en la garganta: notas sobre Notions of Exile

We are so honored and grateful to have Manuel Vásquez-Ortega's writing on "Notions of Exile" published by Prodavinci.com 💕 Fabiola R. Delgado Faride Mereb #notionsofexile

Tras años de bonanza petrolera y un pujante avance socioeconómico resultado de la misma, la segunda mitad del siglo XX venezolano dio forma a la imagen tradicional de Venezuela como ‘país de acogida’.

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 11 from 7-8:30 pm EST: Join us for “Moving Verse,” an intimate poetry reading with Venezuelan ...
03/10/2021
Moving Verse | Washington Project for the Arts

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 11 from 7-8:30 pm EST: Join us for “Moving Verse,” an intimate poetry reading with Venezuelan authors Franklin Hurtado, Graciela Yáñez Vicentini, and Luis Moreno Villamediana.

Register to attend here: https://wpadc.org/civicrm/event/info?id=114&reset=1

“Moving Verse” is an intimate poetry reading with Venezuelan authors Franklin Hurtado, Graciela Yáñez Vicentini, and Luis Moreno Villamediana to reflect on the forces that traverse and influence our relationships and our experience of language. Through the topics of the void, the echo, the bro...

Thank you Washington City Paper for featuring this weekend's interactive storytelling event for "Notions of Exile"! This...
02/25/2021
City Lights: Notions of Exile Grapples with the Venezuelan Refugee Crisis

Thank you Washington City Paper for featuring this weekend's interactive storytelling event for "Notions of Exile"! This family-friendly reading and workshop will be led by co-curator Fabiola R. Delgado and is free and open to all. Happening on Saturday from 2-3 pm EST! 💖✨

Notions of Exile is a virtual exhibition that investigates the artistic, cultural, and sociological impacts of the Venezuelan refugee crisis.

Listen here to The Brooklyn Rail's archived Common Ground conversation with "Notions of Exile" co-curators Fabiola R. De...
02/24/2021
Notions of Exile

Listen here to The Brooklyn Rail's archived Common Ground conversation with "Notions of Exile" co-curators Fabiola R. Delgado and Faride Mereb, artists Génesis Alayón and Miguel Braceli, and writer Luis Moreno Villamediana discussing our latest artist-organized project! #NotionsofExile

Please join us for a conversation with curators Fabiola R. Delgado and Faride Mereb, and artists Génesis Alayón and Miguel Braceli. We’ll conclude with a reading by Luis Moreno Villamediana.

🔮DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MON FEB 22🔮We are currently accepting artwork submissions for our benefit auction, which will be h...
02/12/2021

🔮DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MON FEB 22🔮
We are currently accepting artwork submissions for our benefit auction, which will be hosted via Artsy in May 2021. The auction’s theme this year—Am I Altering Your Aura?—comes from the work of poet and activist Audre Lorde. In determining which artworks to submit, artists should consider the following quote:

𝘈𝘮 𝘐 𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘢𝘶𝘳𝘢, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘴, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮𝘴,
𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘮 𝘐 𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯?
—Audre Lorde, “Poetry is Not a Luxury”

Artworks can be submitted online ➡️ http://wpadc.org/news/call-artists-submit-work-collectors%E2%80%99-night-2021
Deadline: Monday, February 22, 2021 at 11:59pm ET

🔮DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MON FEB 22🔮
We are currently accepting artwork submissions for our benefit auction, which will be hosted via Artsy in May 2021. The auction’s theme this year—Am I Altering Your Aura?—comes from the work of poet and activist Audre Lorde. In determining which artworks to submit, artists should consider the following quote:

𝘈𝘮 𝘐 𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘢𝘶𝘳𝘢, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘴, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮𝘴,
𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘮 𝘐 𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯?
—Audre Lorde, “Poetry is Not a Luxury”

Artworks can be submitted online ➡️ http://wpadc.org/news/call-artists-submit-work-collectors%E2%80%99-night-2021
Deadline: Monday, February 22, 2021 at 11:59pm ET

Listen to this interview with "Notions of Exile" co-curators Fabiola R. Delgado and Faride Mereb in traficovisual (in Ca...
02/10/2021
Conversación con Faride Mereb y Fabiola Delgado, curadoras de la exposición "Nociones del exilio"

Listen to this interview with "Notions of Exile" co-curators Fabiola R. Delgado and Faride Mereb in traficovisual (in Castilian) -- and make sure to sign up to participate in upcoming programs over the next five weeks! #NotionsofExile

Conversamos con Faride Mereb y Fabiola Delgado, dos venezolanas que residen en Estados Unidos y se han unido para presentar “Nociones del exilio”, un proyecto expositivo que convoca a más de 16 artistas venezolanos. Esta muestra que se presentará en formato virtual a partir del 23 de enero del...

"Notions of Exile" is now OPEN! Make sure to check out the virtual exhibition which includes artwork by Miguel Braceli, ...
01/26/2021
Notions of Exile

"Notions of Exile" is now OPEN! Make sure to check out the virtual exhibition which includes artwork by Miguel Braceli, Diana López, Génesis Alayón, Samoel González, and Faride Mereb.

Over the next seven weeks, this project explores the cultural influence of the largest recorded refugee crisis in the Americas—the forced migration of six million Venezuelans from their homeland. Co-curated by Fabiola R. Delgado and Faride Mereb through March 15, 2021.

Faride Mereb Untitled Digital printing (Plotter) 24" x 36" Detail from analog photograph form the author’s family archive b&w 2019

Beginning in January: “Notions of Exile”, a virtual exhibition and series of programs, co-curated by Fabiola R. Delgado ...
12/19/2020

Beginning in January: “Notions of Exile”, a virtual exhibition and series of programs, co-curated by Fabiola R. Delgado and Faride Mereb. The project explores the cultural influence of the largest recorded refugee crisis in the Americas—the forced migration of six million Venezuelans from their homeland—using Venezuelan writer and journalist Aquiles Nazoa’s stories of exile and migration as a metaphorical "table" around which the co-curators have gathered artists from Venezuela and its diaspora. "Notions of Exile" raises questions about how this story of exile is told and how words like mestizaje, a concept deeply ingrained in the Venezuelan collective psyche to describe assimilation, gain distinct meaning when home is somewhere new.

RSVP for the public programs here:
https://www.notionsofexile.com/

"Notions of Exile"Curated by Fabiola R. Delgado & Faride MerebJanuary 23–March 15, 2021https://www.notionsofexile.com/Th...
12/18/2020

"Notions of Exile"
Curated by Fabiola R. Delgado & Faride Mereb
January 23–March 15, 2021

https://www.notionsofexile.com/

The participants include: Génesis Alayón, Leonardo Almao, Miguel Braceli, Deborah Castillo, Alexander Chaparro, Gabriela García, Mercedes Golip, Samoel González, Franklin Hurtado, Diana López, Henry Rueda, Henry Solórzano, Ugo Ulive, Graciela Yáñez Vicentini, and Luis Moreno Villamediana

We are SO excited to announce the 12 recipients of Wherewithal Research Grants as part of The Andy Warhol Foundation for...
12/16/2020

We are SO excited to announce the 12 recipients of Wherewithal Research Grants as part of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Regional Regranting Program. The twelve DC-based artists and collectives, each of whom will receive $5,000, are: Sobia Ahmad, CONTROL-ALT-DELETE, Ayana Zaire Cotton, janet e. dandridge, Jeremiah Edwards & Jeremiah Long, Curry Hackett, Michelle Lisa Herman, MJ Neuberger & Susan Main, Mojdeh Rezaeipour, Asha Adia Santee, Jessica Valoris, and Monsieur Zohore. Their research covers such wide-ranging subjects as ancestral memory, abolitionist technology, socio-ecological relationships, and the resurrection of now-forgotten performances.

Learn more at https://www.wherewithalgrants.org/

10/14/2020
WPA RESIDENCY

The deadline to apply for our one-time Artist-Organizer Residency is next Monday, October 19th! In addition to use of our project space, the residency will include a $1,000 stipend.

Details and application can be found here:
https://form.jotform.com/202447360822956

Please click the link to complete this form.

Thanks Rhizome DC! Deadline for the Artist-Organizer Residency is Monday, October 19 at 11:59 pm ET
10/08/2020
Rhizome DC

Thanks Rhizome DC! Deadline for the Artist-Organizer Residency is Monday, October 19 at 11:59 pm ET

Sharing this opportunity via Washington Project for the Arts

In response to how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our ability to host in-person events and exhibitions, WPA is offering our project space to an artist-organizer/artist-curator from the end of October through early January. In addition to the space, the residency will include a $1,000 stipend. We will prioritize applications from artist-organizers whose practices reflect our values of collaboration, experimentation, and inclusion, as well as artists able to use the space for an average of at least 20 hours per week.

https://www.wpadc.org/news/artist-organizer-residency-wpa

Artist-Organizer Residency at WPADeadline to apply: Monday, October 19 at 11:59 pm ETIn response to how the COVID-19 pan...
10/08/2020

Artist-Organizer Residency at WPA
Deadline to apply: Monday, October 19 at 11:59 pm ET

In response to how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our ability to host in-person events and exhibitions, WPA is offering our project space to an artist-organizer/artist-curator from mid-October through early January. In addition to the space, the residency will include a $1,000 stipend. We will prioritize applications from artist-organizers whose practices reflect our values of collaboration, experimentation, and inclusion.

Details and application can be found here: https://form.jotform.com/202447360822956

Image: Adrian Piper, The Mythic Being: Sol’s Drawing #2 of 5 (1974). Collection of the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

New opportunity: Artist-Organizer ResidencyIn response to how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our ability to host in-...
10/02/2020
Artist-Organizer Residency at WPA | Washington Project for the Arts

New opportunity: Artist-Organizer Residency

In response to how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our ability to host in-person events and exhibitions, we are offering our project space to an artist-organizer/artist-curator from the end of October through early January. In addition to the space, the residency will include a $1,000 stipend.

⚡️Deadline to apply: Monday, October 19 at 11:59 pm ET⚡️

In response to how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our ability to host in-person events and exhibitions, WPA is offering our project space to an artist-organizer/artist-curator from mid-October through early January. In addition to the space, the residency will include a $1,000 stipend. We will ...

If you missed any of the amazing "KUVV" programs that took place over the past few weeks, all of the recordings are now ...
09/29/2020
KUVV: A multidisciplinary perfomance experiment on Vimeo

If you missed any of the amazing "KUVV" programs that took place over the past few weeks, all of the recordings are now available to watch here: https://vimeo.com/showcase/7609547

"KUVV" was curated by performance artist and choreographer Hayley Cutler in collaboration with seven incredible artists -- Emily Ames, Antonius and Theresa-Xuan Bui, Jamie Garcia, Akela Jaffi, Juliana Ponguta, and Vyette Tiya. We are grateful to all of them for sharing their practices so generously with us!

Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is pleased to announce “KUVV,” a project exploring the relationship between home, familial lineage, and the body. Curated by DC-based, choreographer and performance artist Hayley Cutler, “KUVV” is a multidisciplinary performance and event series featurin...

BEGINNING NEXT WEEK:✨𝙆𝙐𝙑𝙑✨ is a multidisciplinary, collaborative performance and series of events exploring the relation...
08/28/2020
KUVV | Washington Project for the Arts

BEGINNING NEXT WEEK:✨𝙆𝙐𝙑𝙑✨ is a multidisciplinary, collaborative performance and series of events exploring the relationship between home, familial lineage, and the body organized by choreographer and performance artist Hayley Cutler (darlingdance company). The participating artists are Emily Ames, Antonius and Theresa-Xuan Bui, Jamie Garcia, Akela Jaffi, Juliana Ponguta, and Vyette Tiya.

📒 The first event is a participatory talk by artist and enthnomusicologist Tomie Hahn, “Any body Home?”
Thursday, September 3 from 7:30-8:30 pm ET

💫 Register to attend all of 𝙆𝙐𝙑𝙑’s virtual programs here: https://www.wpadc.org/exhibitions/kuvv

"KUVV" is a multidisciplinary, collaborative project organized by choreographer and performance artist Hayley Cutler, exploring the relationship between home, familial lineage, and the body. Cutler writes about the project, “To live in a body is to carry with you not only your immediate past but ...

"KUVV" September 3-26, 2020A collaborative performance experimentOrganized by choreographer and performance artist Hayle...
08/28/2020

"KUVV"
September 3-26, 2020
A collaborative performance experiment
Organized by choreographer and performance artist Hayley Cutler

Participating artists: Emily Ames, Antonius and Theresa-Xuan Bui, Jamie Garcia, Akela Jaffi, Juliana Ponguta, and Vyette Tiya

More info: https://www.wpadc.org/exhibitions/kuvv

08/12/2020
Bidding for HIGH FREQUENCY ends tomorrow!

Going once! Going Twice!

WPA’s ⚡️HIGH FREQUENCY⚡️ Benefit Auction is closing soon!

Register today to bid on unique works of art by over 100 amazing artists from the DC region and beyond. Your purchase directly benefits artists at a time when they need it most, and enables WPA to continue producing artist-driven programs now and into the future!

The auction closes at 6:30 pm on Thursday, August 13, so don’t miss out! Thank you for helping to keep DC's creative community vibrant and thriving.

Browse artworks and register to bid at Artsy.net/wpabenefit

We are at the halfway point of WPA's benefit sale ⚡️HIGH FREQUENCY: A Benefit Auction for Artists and WPA⚡️ and momentum...
08/06/2020

We are at the halfway point of WPA's benefit sale ⚡️HIGH FREQUENCY: A Benefit Auction for Artists and WPA⚡️ and momentum is building!

You have until August 13 to bid on these amazing artworks and show your support for artists and WPA.

Your bids today bring you one step closer to owning one of these unique artworks, and translate to direct support for artists and WPA.

Here are three works that are sparking interest right now by artists Joseph Orzal, Gabriel Martinez, linn meyers.

BID NOW at artsy.net/wpabenefit

⚡️NOW OPEN FOR BIDDING ⚡️HIGH FREQUENCY:Benefit Auction in Support of Artists and WPAJuly 30 - Aug 13, 2020Powered by @a...
07/30/2020
Washington Project for the Arts: HIGH FREQUENCY Benefit Auction 2020 | Artsy

⚡️NOW OPEN FOR BIDDING ⚡️
HIGH FREQUENCY:
Benefit Auction in Support of Artists and WPA
July 30 - Aug 13, 2020
Powered by @artsy

We are so excited to share this auction with you featuring a carefully curated selection of work by over 100 amazing artists. The sale will run for two weeks, closing at 6:30 pm on Thursday, August 13.

Thank you for supporting WPA and the artists we work with. We look forward to seeing your bids in the coming days!

Washington Project for the Arts x Artsy present Washington Project for the Arts: HIGH FREQUENCY Benefit Auction 2020. Founded in 1975 and based in Washington, DC, Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is a platform for collaborative and experimental artist-driven projects, dialogue, and advocacy. WP...

Our upcoming HIGH FREQUENCY benefit auction featured in District Fray Magazine: "This year, the auction will have 200 pi...
07/29/2020
Washington Project for the Arts Takes Annual Benefit Auction Online

Our upcoming HIGH FREQUENCY benefit auction featured in District Fray Magazine: "This year, the auction will have 200 pieces for sale from about 100 artists. In a nod to their anniversary, 45 artists taking part in the auction are representing a year in the organization’s history. These 45 have all worked with WPA during its lifetime, and five of them are MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant winners. In addition to featuring their own work, many of these artists recommended other budding artists whose work they felt deserved recognition."

Bidding opens on THIS Thursday, July 30 at 6:30pm!

#WPAauction Artsy #45yearsofWPA #artistdriven

The Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) has supported artists for 45 years through advocacy, dialogue and collaborating on artist-driven work. The nonprofit organization has been able to fund their projects and programs with donations from community members, and is committed to continue championin...

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WPA supports artist-driven projects, advocacy, and dialogue so that artists can live, work, and flourish.

WPA was founded in 1975 by the art impresario Alice Denney, organizer of the legendary NOW Festival in 1966. Over the past four decades, and under the leadership of nearly a dozen directors, WPA has presented more than 500 exhibitions; 1,000 performances; 700 lectures, workshops, and symposia; 250 screenings; and 58 public art projects. Nearly ever major visual artist in the District between 1975 and today has had some connection with WPA. Many have sat on WPA’s Board of Directors, including William Christenberry, Gene Davis, Sherman Fleming, Sam Gilliam, Martha Jackson-Jarvis, and Maida Withers. Walter Hopps, the legendary curator, was also a board member. WPA has also brought hundreds of extraordinary artists and curators from outside the area to DC over the years. They include Robert Ashley, Alice Aycock, Eric Bogosian, Chris Burden, John Cage, Ullises Carrion, CoLab, Lucinda Childs, Simone Forti, Hollis Framp- ton, Group Material, Doug Hall, Deborah Hay, Jenny Holzer, David Ireland, Danny Lyon, Meredith Monk, Antonio Muntadas, Steve Paxton, Howardena Pin- dell, Adrian Piper, Nancy Rubins, Allison Saar, Jacoby Satterwhite, Carolee Schneemann, Joyce Scott, Alan Sekula, Nancy Spero, Haim Stainbach, Alan Su***de, Saya Woolfalk, Robert Wilson, among many others.


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Although, I am not in New York City, I had some professional experiences and personal experiences as it relates to New York city. "Artists are a workforce, and they ought to be recognized as such," writes Elizabeth Alexander. "And while the legacies of other workers can and do shape our lives, artists profoundly and uniquely influence how we experience and envision the world around us through the work they undertake." #past #black #female #memories #adult #communication afrika-abneyartist.weebly.com (Professional Artist Website) https://time.com/6072837/mellon-foundation-artists-covid-19
Thanks for the initiative! Sound really interesting...
Join Ms. Joy Jones for The Power of Poetry In You hosted by Esther Productions Inc on February 13, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Online Event THE POWER OF POETRY IN YOU. During THE POWER OF POETRY IN YOU, Ms. Jones will lead teen participants through a writing exercise that help them better understand the structure, language and other aspects of poetry. They also will be guided through a process that helps them realize how poetry is revealed in their own lives and history. https://www.estherproductionsinc.com/events-1/the-power-of-poetry-in-you-a-writing-workshop-for-teens-14-through-17 FREE #targetaudience
Can someone help me? I found this picture in a collection of my mother’s things. It is a mailer from the Washington Project of the Arts. Supposedly the theme was Jewish American Life? My mother passed a few years ago and the story goes she is the girl on the left and the man is her uncle. Anyone know more about this mailer?
The 2nd Latin American Census of Contemporary Art has already begun. The 2nd Latin American Census of Contemporary Art is a collaborative initiative that takes place between November 1 and 30, 2020 to find out how many Artists and Contemporary Art Workers there are in Latin America, trying to determine where they live and work, what are their working conditions, and how they are organized and related to public and private Organizations and Institutions, and Art Management. With the 2020 Census data, we will be able to make comparative analyzes on how many artists and art workers make a living from their work through the sale of work or through pedagogy, if they go to other sources of work to support themselves, if they carry out their projects with competitive public funds, etc. We can also estimate the size of regional and provincial Local Art Scenes, which are fundamental in new art practices with the community. Sharing this information is extremely important to know the number of artists and their working conditions, which will allow the general public, artists and workers, organizations and public and private institutions to understand the effective influence of their work, their editorial lines and forms the organisation.
Know how strong you are - count your numbers! We all work under the same conditions with the same needs. There must be a census of artists in every neighborhood, every city, every county, every state, in every country.
Dear Washington Project for the Arts and Wherewithal Recovery Grants, I'm writing to you as an artist that has been adversely economically affected by the effects of COVID-19 in Washington DC. Unfortunately I'm also a tenant of your sponsoring organization the CAFRITZ FOUNDATION who gets its money from owning apartment buildings in the District and surrounding area. You should know that CAFRITZ makes millions of dollars a year off its tenants while treating those tenants as second-class citizens. We’ve had many reports in our buildings about racial disparities, particularly among non-documented persons as well as a general lack of concern about safety and well being of all tenants. I have to ask, how appropriate is it for WPA to be taking money from this institution that benefits from tax write offs while driving a wedge between progressive organizations like yours and the community at large? Nearly 40 million Americans are out of work and cannot pay their rent or mortgages and are at risk of being evicted or choosing not to eat or tend to their medical care needs. The CAFRITZ FOUNDATION is attempting to squeeze us to pay your grant money while refusing to do anything to help us and ultimately threatening us with evection. We have been asking for some time that they cancel rent but I guess they think they can buy good will with donations to charities that they get a tax write off for, while bleeding us dry. They can throw around money for artists, but refuse to assist hundreds of their tenants who cannot pay their rent due to the crisis. WPA Wherewithal Recovery Grants has been talked about a lot in tenant association meetings and we are not happy as fellow citizens with the operation as normal between your organization and CAFRITZ. Can you please explain why you collect so much money from CAFRITZ when they have an obligation to help those that make your grants possible, but instead let them go hungry and face eviction? I am asking that Washington Project for the Arts Wherewithal Recovery Grants inform the CAFRITZ FOUNDATION of this communication and that you are taking a stance with us, that they need to provide real humanitarian help to those that make them wealthy enough to support your efforts as noble as they are and redirect those resources until this emergency is over. I ask that you refuse taking any more funding from CAFRITZ until they have stopped their targeting of minorities and meet with the tenant associations in their buildings to discuss canceling rent. I'm going to attach a photograph of so my recent light art projections I did on one of their buildings calling for a (Rent Strike) as our entire community needs rent canceled. I hope I win so I can pay my rent next month and don’t end up homeless. Thank you Paul Sheehan
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Hello artists moms. If you work while having your little artists around. There is an Art Studio space for share at 52 O Street Studios where I work. Please contact me if you're interested ([email protected]). Thank you!
Not that many jobs in glass? Sure there are! We are currently hiring for a Studio Coordinator right now! Please share with any who may be interested.
This year's WPA Auction Gala is guaranteed to be a wonderful event. I had the pleasure of being one of six individuals to select the art this year...the artists and art are a diverse representation of the best of the region's contemporary art scene. I visited the ULINE Arena venue today, and it is a large, stunning space. If you haven't purchased tickets yet, I strongly encourage you to do so.
Columbia Pike Artists Studios (CPAS) artist Vlad Zabavskiy has solo show at the Suman Sorg Gallery (District Architecture Center), it is on view through Friday, November 17, 2017. The exhibition is organized by AIA|DC and curated by Scott Clowney. "See the hippest exhibition of the year… “On the Verge of Bizarre: Extraordinary Art by Vlad Zabavaskiy.” Vlad’s work is incredible 2-dimensionally, but it’s also wildly 3-dimensional when viewing with the aid of 3D CHROMADEPTH® Glasses. Trust us – you don’t want to miss the opportunity to experience his “Cubist-like but not Cubist inspired” paintings. They're playful and architectonic - almost other worldly." - AIA DC. https://www.aiadc.com/Vlad2017 Gallery Hours: Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Thurs - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat - Sun Closed Address: 421 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 To see artworks by Vlad Zabavskiy online or to contact him, please visit: www.zabavskiy.com