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Here at The Pink Line Project, we are thorough advocates of the experience – of the unexpected enjoyment and immersed engagement of a single time, place and community. And when that engagement has to do with the D.C. arts community, we get really excited!

That is why we’re currently gearing up for the upcoming Gaia @ the Fridge Festival in August, where the club will meet the lounge, the show will meet the bar, the upscale will meet the underground and the pop will meet the artsy.

Elizabeth Ward reports HERE.

The Phillips Collection now has a Request Videos page in their online press room! Interested? Find out more HERE.

Project Andini continues to ad to its culturally engaging Video Archive, which serves as a showcase for diverse selection of video art works. Now, Project Andini is introducing a video work entitled Aside of Audience (2008) by Mioon

Check out the video, HERE.

Check out more info about the project HERE!

Nu Sass Productions, D.C.’s female-oriented dramatic company, has 25 free tickets for Pink Line Project fans to their world-premiere production of Cavers during The Capital Fringe Festival. If you are interested in attending, buy a ticket at Nu Sassisonline box office and then Email to announce your purchase, desired performance date, and desired FREE TICKET!

A synopsis of the show:
A collapsing farmhouse sits above a wondrous cavern. Gertie has big plans for the cave, but what will stand in her way? Speleologists, Cave Monkeys, Property Rights, and the dreams of other people. Can the cave hold everyone’s dreams? This play is an absurdist comedy and focuses on what it means to be human.

The show runs 80 minutes and plays:
Friday, July 9 at 7:45 pm
Saturday, July 10 at 10:30pm
Sunday, July 11 at 6:15pm
Thursday, July 15 at 10:00pm
Wednesday, July 21 at 7:45pm
Saturday, July 24 at 9:30pm

@ The Mountain – at the United Methodist Church
900 Massachusetts Ave, NW

Tickets are $15, but you also must purchase a Fringe Festival button.
(This is required for all Capital Fringe venues, but you only have to buy one, and they are $5.)
Free tickets must be claimed 24 hours in advance of the showtime.

This year’s Art + Music Walk in Bloomingdale will include an Artist market. We will provide the tables and chairs, all you need to bring is your locally produced masterpieces!

Last year’s popular event drew nearly 400 people from all over the DC metro area, and this year we are expecting even more!

August 7th, 2010
12 Noon to 4 pm
1st St NW between R and Rhode Island

$25.00 for NCMS community artists*
$50.00 for DC area artists

If you are a local artist and would like to sell your art work during the event, please contact Tom Usselman to sign up.
(202) 670-2665

*NCMS community artists live or work in our service area: North Capitol and 1st St NW from New York Ave to Rhode Island Ave NW

Five new, distinguished 2010 So-Hamiltonian Fellows have been selected to join the Hamiltonian Fellows ranks. To celebrate their introduction into the fellowship, Hamiltonian Gallery will open an introductory group exhibition of the five inductees, New Now 2010, on Saturday, July 24 from 7 to 9pm. The exhibition will run from July 24 through September 4, 2010.

Find out more from Elizabeth Ward, HERE.


Call to Arts Vendors –

An exciting new outdoor arts market brought to you by the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

We are looking for DC artists to help activate the Shaw neighborhood for two weekends in August (7th & 8th and 14th & 15th).  We are looking for artists and crafters based in DC to sell their works and wares!

We’re looking for 22 vendors for each day (it is not required to do all four days. We are happy to let people chose their level of participation). Space is FREE.

In addition to the craft fair, there will be an affordable art fair called Paper Pushers where we are looking for artists to sell original works on paper (size restrictions do apply- no bigger than 20″ in any one dimension and nothing priced above $200) where people can buy the artwork right there and go. Artists will recieve full sale price of artwork less any processing fees that may occur.

We are also looking for people who would be interested in leading workshops with kids- live painting, decorating your own skate deck, bike repair, juggling, dj-ing…this would also be a paid position.

Other ideas are forming and our ears are open! If you have something you’re itching to try out, don’t hold back- let me know! If you have an idea or would like to apply, please contact Beth Baldwin at to participate.

Vicious, destructive, direct, inspiring, affirming: feedback comes in all different shapes and sizes.

An exhibit that recognizes the value – and potency – of feedback is now on view at Transformer Gallery. It is called E7: Tetrad and is the latest installment of the gallery’s “Exercises for Emerging Artists,” an annual peer critique and mentorship program launched in 2004.

On Wednesday when I walked into Transformer I was intrigued by how different the two works appeared: Reuben Breslar has created an image out of blue painter’s tape, black sticks and red yarn; Jennifer DePalma has made 25 pairs of drawings of rectangles of wood. The artists were selected for the project by Page Carr who served as this year’s mentor. On view from July 23 to August 14 will be artists Treva Elwood and Adam Dwight. For three months these four artists met regularly with Carr and were visited by artists Billy Colbert and Molly Springfield as well as Andrea Pollan, director of the Curator’s Office.

Learn more HERE.

Jean-Michel Crapanzano is one of those artists who does it all. Born in France and based in the Netherlands, he is currently the international artist in residence at the Arlington Arts Center. He is in the area for two weeks, an atypically short time for an AAC residency, but more about that in a moment.

Find out more from Kate Mattingly HERE.