Events

David Mordini: Technology and Reshaping Art

February 29, 2020
2-4 pm

Location:

Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis St, Mt Rainier, MD 20712

Space is limited so please RSVP to:
Free and open to the public

The Washington Sculptors Group is pleased to announce a presentation and demonstration of 3D printing by David Mordini at Otis Street Arts Project on February 29th from 2-4 pm. In recent years, Mordini has been exploring the use of innovative technologies with his artwork, including 3D scanning and printing. These technologies have reshaped his artistic process from the concept stage, to crafting, and finally to exhibiting his work. Join us on the 29th for this informative event and to meet the artist.

David Mordini is an artist who lives and works in the Washington Metropolitan Area. He received his BFA from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in 1995. Mordini’s work was originally selected as part of the permanent collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and now is held in the permanent collection at America University. He has served on the boards of The Washington Project for the Arts and the Washington Sculptors Group. In 2015, Mordini co-founded Otis Street Arts Project and is now its sole proprietor and director. This Maryland-based art space features artists’ studios, galleries, and a workshop/maker space. OSAP is an important community gathering and arts exhibition space in the DC metro 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: Sacrificial Mourner, photo courtesy of the artist.


HelpDesk 2020 with Robin Moore: Understanding Estate Planning for Artists

Saturday, March 14, 2020
1-2:30 pm

Location:

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

By organizing and documenting your art and your career as an artist, you increase the depth of understanding of your work as a history of culture, aesthetics, and values. The Washington Sculptors Group will offer an hour presentation with a half hour Q & A session with Robin Moore on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies that offers emerging, mid, and late-career artists the information needed to build and preserve their artistic legacies.

The importance of archiving your work, establishing an executor, obtaining appraisals, understanding tax laws, accessibility of your digital information, understanding charitable benefits, obtaining useful software, acquiring high-quality images of your artwork, establishing records of your collectors and sold work, and more, will be shared during the workshop.

Robin Moore, MBA and advisor to artists, was raised in the New York avant-garde art world with parents who ran two small art businesses. She earned her MBA in 2003. Since 2006, Robin has managed the estate of her late husband, Kevin MacDonald, a prominent Washington, DC visual artist. In 2013, she founded a business to help creative professionals and their families live well with legacies. ​Learn more: RobinMooreLegacies.com

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 Robin Moore by Lise Metzger


2020 Annual Members’ Image Show

Saturday, April 18, 2020
4-7 pm
SUBMIT YOUR IMAGES & VIDEOS!

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

Saturday April 25, 2020
2:30 – 4:30 pm

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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