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2017 Events

Wednesday, May 17 – Artist Talk with Kang Mu-Xiang

Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Talk at 7 pm
Free; $8 Suggested Donation

 

Join us for an intimate conversation with artist Kang Mu-Xiang, an internationally recognized and innovative sculptor from Taiwan, who will be visiting DC for this presentation about his work followed by an audience Q&A. The program is presented in partnership with the Washington Sculptors Group and the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States

April 24, 2017 – International Sculpture Day panel session at Glen Echo

International Sculpture Day 2017 logoA panel will be held in conjunction with the Sculpture REMIX exhibition, presented by the Washington Sculptors Group and the Glen Echo Park Partnership.

Date: April 24, 2017, 7-9 pm

ISD Panelists: Jade Garrett (Director of MakerSpace REMIX); Sue Wrbican (Professor School of Art GMU); Alan Binstock (NASA architect)

 

 

April 29, 2017 – Salon with Ann Stoddard

Salons are an opportunity to visit a WSG sculptor in their own studio, to encourage artists’ dialogue, and thus enhance artistic vocabulary and exchange of relative information in the art world’s market.

Ann Stoddard will be hosting a salon in her studio on April 29 from 1-3 pm at Gateway Art Center # 206.

3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood Md

She will discuss her recent series “Seeing Things”. The “Seeing Things” series invites viewers to explore and question their assumptions about race and ethnicity via an eclectic fusion of traditional, electronic, and conceptual art tools: drawing-based animation, video performance, reframing, silhouetting, quad-screen, installation, social sculpture, appropriation. Works in the “Seeing Things” series variously propose to deconstruct anti- Black bias, – anti-Muslim bias, and to replace mistrust with empathy. These works suggest that the space of art is public space, borderless and open, with layered political and cultural contexts and multiple, contradictory points of view.

Previous salon on March 2017 was held at Pam Gwaltney’s studio in Potomac.
“A few WSG members were present who enjoyed touring Pam’s private collection of prominent modern artists and a presentation from Pam about her contemporary light boxes. The salon was a delight to an artist’s intellectual curiosity”.

2016 Events

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:
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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!


 

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

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2015 Events

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:


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.
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“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.

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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.
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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/


2014 Events

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!)
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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.

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