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CONTEST: National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest

NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM PHOTO CONTEST SUBMISSIONS

Deadline – April 9, 2011

Washington, DC [March 28, 2011] — FotoDC, the premier photography non-profit, which has evolved from FotoWeek DC, is celebrating the power of photography and its unlimited possibilities with the onset of spring. FotoDC has partnered with the National Cherry Blossom Festival to produce the National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest. The submission deadline has been set for April 9, 2011.

“This is a special contest for us as the festival is a widely-anticipated and important tradition in our Nation’s Capital,” said Theo Adamstein, FotoDC Founder, “With everything that the festival entails – the people, the cherry blossoms, the city – photography is the perfect medium to make these classic moments timeless.”

The contest, which began on February 11, is accepting entries in three categories: Landscape, People, and Festivities, taken during this year’s festival (March 26 – April 10), or taken within the previous two years.

The judges for this inaugural contest will be comprised of some of the biggest names in the industry including David Hicks, Washingtonian Photo Editor; Kim Hubbard, Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic; and Jayme McLellan, Curator, Founder, and Director of Civilian Art Projects.

For each category, first place winners will receive a $500 cash prize, second place winners will receive a weekend stay at the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel, and third place winners will receive a Nikon Coolpix S3000, sponsored by Penn Camera.

All finalist and winning images will be projected at FLASH in Crystal City on April 16, 2011; gain media and online exposure at FotoDC.org andNationalCherryBlossomFestival.org; and will be shown in projection and/or exhibition form during the 2011 FotoWeek DC Festival, November 5-12, 2011.

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About FotoDC

Founded in 2008, FotoWeek DC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has evolved from a city-centric photography festival to FotoDC, a multi-season tribute to photography in all its forms. FotoDC celebrates the transformative power of photography through the exhibition of inspiring and provocative images, diverse programming, and collaboration with the local and international community.  FotoWeek DC continues to play a central role in FotoDC programming, with its annual festival in November.  For further information visit www.FotoWeekDC.org.

 

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ART PICKS-February 2011

MISS VAN

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ORPHAN ELLIOTT

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ROBIN WILLIAMS

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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!

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“Can you dig it?” Art Show|Dec.3rd

ANIEKAN presents CAN U DIG IT? a solo exhibition featuring all new and affordable works . This new body of work will take you back, all the way back to the 70’s. Drawings, paintings, prints, t-shirts and more!!!

This is a ONE NIGHT ONLY event so please dont miss out. Come and witness the visual growth of the artist known as ANIEKAN UDOFIA

WHERE: CRE8 SPACE STUDIO GALLERY

WHEN: FRIDAY, DEC 3RD 2010

TIME: 7PM  TILL 11PM

DAMAGE: ABSOLUTELY FREEEEEE!!!!!!!

The world famous COOL DJ UNCLE Q will be providing the best of  the grooves for your listening pleasure!!!

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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

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Robert T. Cole

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Glenn Fry

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Hannah Naomi Kim

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REGINA MIELE

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GEORGE H. SMITH-SHOMARI

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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.

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Artist Picks 100110

Artist Picks 100110


Matt Small

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Scott Hansen

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Hindol Brahmbhatt

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Pae White

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Boyd Webb

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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!

Selamawit

Art Picks-092010

ART PICKS 092010

SYLVIA JI

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EDWIN USHIRO

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LENI ANDERSON

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YOSKAY YAMAMOTO

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

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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!

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Art Picks: 04052010

Check out this edition of Art Picks 04052010

Dan Baldwin

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Guy Denning

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Etienne Clement

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Neequaye Dreph

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Hope you liked this edition of Art Picks!

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NWM: Film Picks 03242010

Film Picks 03242010

Independent Lens presents: Sisters of ’77

A look at 1977’s National Women’s Conference, an event that revolutionized the women’s movement. Watch the whole documentary here:

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Pull Out

15 years, 5 wrecked relationships, go back and find out why. Over the course of one long, hot summer, filmmaker Jyllian Gunther showed up on the doorsteps of her most significant Ex’s to pose the question: What went wrong? From New York to San Francisco to Paris, PULL OUT pulls out all the stops—what happens along the way includes a rekindled romance, tattooing, rejection, a stakeout, tarantulas, sex, accusations, indifference, and a nostalgia that climaxes with the realization that the past is subjective and memory is selective.”   Watch here.

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Sisters of Ladakh

The feminine vision of Buddhism practiced on the Himalayan border between India and Tibet. Watch here now:

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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Olga’s Journey

Olga Kern has to make a choice between a life with her son and her future as a concert pianist. Watch  here.

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Hope you liked watching these documentaries in honor of National Womens Month. I picked films which covered a range of issues from religion, careers, motherhood, love, culture and history.Leave a comment below and let me know what you think!

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BHM Art Picks: 02102010

Nontsikelelo “Lolo” Veleko


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Samuel Fosso

**modern day Malick Sidibe

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William Pope

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Betye Saar

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Deborah Willis

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Artis Lane

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Renee Stout

*DMVer + Recipient of the sixth David. C. Driskell Prize by the High Museum of Art


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I hope you enjoyed this month’s Artist Picks.

Selamawit