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ReadysetDC & Curating for a Cause present “RESTORE : Japan”

Exhibition and Art Auction Event to Benefit the Japanese Red Cross Society

As the waters recede on the coasts of Japan the DC art community joins together to provide relief for all those who have lost everything in one of the most devastating natural disasters in the history of man.

On Thursday, March 31st, 2011, ReadysetDC and Curating for a Cause team up to host RESTORE: Japan at Lamont Bishop Gallery.

RESTORE: Japan will feature artwork by 32 of the area’s top visual artists. The exhibition is curated by ReadysetDC’s Peter Chang and Curating for a Cause’s Jackie Cantwell and Allison Byers and will feature an art auction.

Thursday, March 31st | 7-11PM
Lamont Bishop Gallery
1314 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Proceeds benefit The Japanese Red Cross Society. http://www.jrc.or.jp/english/index.html


4th Annual AFC Holiday Benefit|Dec 4th

Please join Artists For Charity on Saturday, December 4th, 2010, for the 4th Annual AFC Holiday Benefit at the WVSA’s Articulate Gallery to raise funds for the non-profit organization, Artists for Charity (AFC). The organization operates a children’s home for HIV-positive orphans in Ethiopia. For more information on this organization and the great work they do, please visit www.artistsforcharity.org.

The Holiday Benefit is being held at WVSA’s Articulate Gallery located at 1100 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036 from 7pm-11pm. There will be an art auction, featuring the work of emerging and established artists. The benefit will also include a taste of the Ethiopian culture, with music performances by Maritu Legesse “The Queen of Bati” and Setegn Atenaw.

***Advanced tickets are $20 and at the door is $25. There will be drinks and Ethiopian hors d’oeuvres catered by Enat Restaurant in Virginia. ***

Please spread the word and be sure to use #AFCBenefit when tweeting before and during the beneft (follow Artists For Charity here). ***If you’d like to volunteer, need a press pass or have questions please contact Hanna Tadesse or Bethel Tsegaye **

RSVP & Get YOUR Tickets Here: http://artistsforcharity.eventbrite.com/

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See you there!


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!



DC Area Young Professionals Are Invited To Drink for Dreams

Washington, DC- May 7, 2010– If empowering the most isolated children on earth is a goal for DC area young professionals, then attending “Drinks for Dreams,” a fundraiser sponsored by non-profit Dreams for Kids, DC, will be the best way for them to do so. District Lounge in Adams Morgan is the venue. Friday, May 7, 2010 is the night. Dozens of DC area young professionals are expected to gather from 6-10pm to enjoy an ingenious blend of hip hop, soul, funk and rock from DJ Jahsonic (of Marvin Mondays), live art from local artists, signature cocktails, and of course each other, all while raising funds for the implementation of the second DC area Dream Leaders conference scheduled to take place in June. Although the title is “Drinks for Dreams,” this is definitely NOT an event you want to sleep on.

Dreams for Kids empowers youth living in poverty and those with disabilities, by uniting them with their peers, recognizing their abilities, and allowing their voices to be heard. Through dynamic service oriented programming, the most isolated young people from every community are reminded they have something to give. While fearlessly pursing their dreams, Dreams for Kids youth are leading others and compassionately changing the world.

Dreams for Kids provides one principle program designed for youth empowerment: Dream Leaders. Through this program, greatly diverse youth are united with each other and given opportunities to serve others both domestically and abroad. At the core of the program is the empowerment of what amounts to 60 % of the children alive today – those who live in poverty or with a disability throughout the world (1.2 billion.). The intention of the program is to remind each young person that they have something to give as well as giving them opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others.

One hundred percent (100%) of the proceeds from “Drinks for Dreams” will go toward the next Dream Leaders conference in DC. Although this event is intended to raise funds, Dreams for Kids hopes that all of the attendees leave inspired to do more for their community. As past Dream Leader, Carrie articulates, “…to me being a Dream Leader means so much more than just raising money. In my eyes, it’s more about giving someone another person to talk to, giving them hope, and letting them know they CAN.”

For more information and to RSVP, please visit www.dreamsforkids.org/donatedc

I’ll be there, will you?