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ART PICKS-February 2011







Please do support the artists and their work by visiting their respective sites and checking out any future exhibitions their work may be displayed at. Hope you found some inspiration from February’s edition of ART PICKS!



ART PICKS-January 2011


Yago Hortal


Daryll Peirce


Mark Warren Jacques


Hope you found some inspiration from this month’s edition of ART PICKS! Please make sure to go and support each respective artist!


Art Picks-December 2010











Hope you enjoyed this month’s Artist Picks!


Call for Art|Exhibition+Auction


Curating for a Cause, Dreams for Kids & L2 lounge present:

3315 Cady’s Alley NW (between 33rd and 34th off of M Street) Washington, DC 20007

Deadline: November 22, 2010 –Curating for a Cause invites artists to submit work (NOT A DONATION) for an exhibition and auction of art to be held DECEMBER 3rd at the upscale evening establishment L2 in Georgetown. This is an international call and is open to all working in wide variety of media, including ceramics, glass, painting, photography, printmaking, video and sculpture to exhibit and sell.

We encourage artists to donate a maximum of 20 percent of each painting sold to Dreams for Kids Dream Leaders and Extreme Recess outreach programs, but it is not mandatory.

Dream Leaders- A leadership program that unites children of diverse backgrounds through community service and service learning through our After-School Clubs, In-School Workshops, and Dream Leader Conferences.

Extreme Recess An adaptive sports program offering children with physical and developmental disabilities the opportunity to participate in adventure activities, often for the very first time

Please send inquiries and submissions to: Jackienicolecantwell@gmail.com

Directions for Entry

Image entry will be in the form of JPEG digital files only. Review will be by digital image only.

JPEGs should be no larger than 300 dpi at approximately 4 by 6 inches. All digital files must be in JPEG format and must include the artist’s name and title of the submission (smithpainting5.jpg). Please do not use quotations or spaces in file names. (Artists may submit up to 6 images for consideration.)  Website links will not be accepted as submissions.

Along with your Jpeg images should be an identification sheet describing your pieces. This sheet should include the title, dimensions of the work(s), medium, and any additional display requirements.

Please also include a minimum “suggested starting bid” for your work. This amount will be the starting bid for your work at the auction.


It is preferable that accepted work is hand delivered. You can contact me at (703)888-7591 to hand deliver the work to one of the following three locations:

2901 18th St NW # 212 ,Washington,DC 20009

Dreams For Kids (National Office)

2451 18th St NW * 2nd Floor (Adams Morgan) Washington, DC 20009

Artists are responsible for shipping their work if they choose to do so and work must be shipped in sturdy, reusable boxes.

Shipping address:

Jackie Cantwell—2901 18th st NW #212 Washington,DC 20009

RETURN SHIPPING MUST BE PREPAID AND ENCLOSED WITH ARTWORK!!! Neither the Dreams For Kids Foundation nor Curating for a Cause will be responsible for any damage incurred in transit.


Final measurements must be inclusive of frame, if applicable. Weight may not exceed 100 pounds. All entries must have been conceived and created by the artist submitting the work. All work selected must be ready for exhibit: 2D work must be framed with secure hanging devices;  3D work must be suitably prepared with instructions for installation.  Provide pedestal if required.

Entry Check List

Please be sure you have completed and included all of the following:

  • Entry Form (L2 application)
  • Jpeg Images (up to 6)
  • Image description sheet
  • Suggested stating bid
  • Return postage (For mail)

Submit to:

Jackie Cantwell at Jackienicolecantwell@gmail.com

Who we are:


http://www.sarahcannon.net/?p=137 (Our last event)

We Curate exhibitions for fundraising events that include all mediums of art, music and performance, whether it is culinary or on paper we encourage 20% or more to be donated to a philanthropic cause. 

Planning events that are accessible to the public, exposing them to art music and culture.

 These are charity events where there’s food, music,… and there just happens to be high quality art that you might fall in love with… and its all to benefit a great cause.



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Mark your calendars and make sure you support this great cause and event!


Art Picks-November 2010

Artist Picks

Mid City Artists is holding an Open Studios that is free and open to the public. It is a twice-yearly event that draws hundreds to the Mid City area in the heart of DC. The event is being held this coming weekend, Nov 6-7th. Here is a downloadable map of where to see all the artworks. Below are my picks of the artists that are due to participate in this event this weekend: 

Scott G. Brooks


Robert T. Cole


Glenn Fry


Hannah Naomi Kim






Please make sure to go and support this great event this weekend. Again here is Mid City Artists main site so you can look up more information regarding all the artists and about this weekend’s event.


Artist Picks 100110

Artist Picks 100110

Matt Small


Scott Hansen


Hindol Brahmbhatt


Pae White


Boyd Webb


I hope you enjoyed the October edition of Art Picks. Check out some of the previous editions here. Also if you are an artist yourself, or know of one, drop me a note below so they can be considered for future lists!



Meet Rico Love. Grammy-Award winning Songwriter, Producer and Artist. He has penned and produced songs for artists such as Beyonce, Usher, Mario, P.Diddy, Dirty Money, Donnell Jones, and Keri Hilson…just to name a few. At a ripe age of 28 he has already amassed over 70 songwriting and production credits. He has been behind some of your favorite songs over the last several years and his success has yet to reach its peak. Keep an eye out for him and in meantime check out some videos below of the songs he has worked on.

Hope you enjoyed this month’s edition of The Producer Series . Stay tuned for more!


Art Picks-092010

ART PICKS 092010









Hope you enjoyed the September edition of Art Picks. Make sure to check out each artist’s personal sites and support their works!


Takagi Masakatsu

Meet Takagi Masakatsu. He is a musician and a filmmaker. His music videos got so much attention that Apple Inc actually used his work as a promotional video for a few of their programs. Read more about Takagi Masakatsu here. Check out a few of his videos below:

Hope you enjoyed them!


Art Picks-082010

ART PICKS 082010

Nina Chanel Abney

"Another Midnight Run," 2009, Acrylic on canvas, 48 ½ x 36 ½

"The Tea Party/After Hours," 2009, Acrylic on Canvas Collaborative piece w/artist Sydney Chastain-Chapman

"Make it Reign," 2009, Acrylic on Canvas

"King of Sorrow," 2010, Acrylic on Canvas


Patricia Piccinini

The Long Awaited (2008) Silicone, fibreglass, human hair, leather, plywood, clothing. 152x80x92cm

Nest (2006), edition 2/3. Fibreglass, automotive paint, cycle parts. 90x150x170cm


Jesús Rafael Soto

Color siete 1978 62 x 62 x 16 cm (photo Béatrice Hatala)

Harmonie transformable 1956 100 x 40 x 100 cm

Dynamique de la couleur 1957 67 x 67 x 15 cm (photo André Morain)

Vibraciones 1959 70 x 127 cm

Progression au sol Extension bleue et noire 1982 60 x 500 x 500 cm

Esfera virtual amarilla 1983 500 x 500 x 500 cm

Penetrable of Tongyoung Tongyoung Nammang Open Air Scukpture Park, South Korea 1997 4,50 x 4 x 10 m


Christian Boltanski

Christian Boltanski, «Réliquaire», 1990 Photography | ©

Christian Boltanski, A reserva dos suiços mortos, 1991

"No Man's Land", 2010

I hope you enjoyed the August edition of Art Picks. Check back on the previous months lists here and stay tuned for the ones to come!