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Eye-Candy Monday: Streets of Miami, ABMB2013.
Eye-Candy Monday: My favorites from Aqua art fair, Miami 2013.
Eye-Candy Monday: My favorites from Miami Project Art Fair, Miami 2013
Eye-Candy Monday: My favorites from PULSE art fair, Miami 2013.
Eye-Candy Monday: My favorites from the SCOPE art fair, Miami 2013.
Just like the fat man in the jolly red suit, you can make a list and check it twice with the art stuff you gotta do this weekend. Shopping, check. Viewing, check. Rejoicing/lamenting you are not in Miami, check. But really, back to shopping. This weekend is the weekend to do it up with some local art purchases:
Gift Buying at Corcoran’s Off the Walls - Corcoran may not have it together on some things, but they sure got organized with this snazzy online Holiday Gift Guide. But shopping in-person is always more fun, so head over to the Corc where they’ll have student, alumni and faculty work for sale. Saturday, December 7th & Sunday, December 8th from 10am-3pm, 500 17th St., NW.
GRUMP at Artisphere - Grump? Who you calling Grump, Grump? This one will be less arts, more crafts, but selling homemade stuff nonetheless.There is also a DJ and a bar (please spike my eggnog if you see me). The only hitch? You have to drive to Arlington. KIDDING! Not really. Saturday, December 7, 11am-5pm, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Rosslyn, VA.
Holiday Open Studios & Gift Sale at DC Arts Studios - I don’t even know how I got invited to this one, but there are over 40 artist studios you can tour and buy from. I am already exhausted, but I have a feeling there could be some interesting finds. Also, free dance performances while you’re lurking around, possible munchies and non-alcoholic beverages. Saturday, December 7, 12pm-5pm, 6925 Willow St., NW.
Holiday Fractal Sale at The Lamont Street Collective - Ha! If only I could get a fractal named after me. Artist Micaela Barrett is doing something with fractals, and animals. I’m pretty sure it results in something fuzzy. There will be jazz, you provide the hands. Saturday, December 7, 2-5pm.
Rock & Shop at The Black Cat - The tradition carries on! Buy art, used shtuff, records, clothing, music, whatever it is your local starving musician is trying to get rid of. This things has been going on for at least 10 years, go find something for the rocker in your life already. Sunday, December 8, 8pm - ???, Black Cat 1811 14th St., NW.
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST
Exposed DC has a Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers (cause you know how picky those types are)!
Anytime you send me an email with a bunch of colorful liquid-filled jars, chances are I’m going to write about it. Or get hungry. And maybe thirsty. I hope this doesn’t end like in Heathers where she dies after drinking the blue stuff (spoiler alert).
Anyhow…as part of its current exhibit CURIO, Heiner Contemporary will be hosting an artist talk tomorrow morning by exhibiting artists Christine Gray, Esther Ruiz, Sue Johnson, and Caitlin Teal Price. Olivia Rodriguez (also see my post on her October show w/ Curator’s Office) and Julie Wolfe are also in the show, but not part of the talk.
I like all the artists, but Christine Gray’s paintings really rock (check out my Instagram for some photos of her work from her show at Project 4 a few weeks back). I’m tempted to say that if you like horoscopes, spells, caves, space exploration, Stevie Nicks, Tame Impala, Heavy Breathing, old high school science and geology textbooks, and Choose Your Own Adventure books then you’ll love Christine Gray.
Artist talk at Heiner Contemporary, Saturday, December 7 at 11am, 1675 Wisconsin Ave., NW (Georgetown).
Finally, I’m going to the Miami Art Fairs. I don’t really have any expectations except that I want to get some sun, support the artists and gallerists I know who will be exhibiting, see some new things and to quote Viv Savage “have a good time, all the time.”
There are plenty of DC peeps to be found in Miami this year including:
Connersmith and Curator’s Office at CONTEXT
po0-o-Hamiltonian and Morton Fine Art at Aqua Art
Randall Scott Projects at Miami Project
Present Company at Untitled
Adah Rose Gallery and Adamson Gallery at PULSE
Project 4 at SCOPE
I will be tweeting (@TheDCDocent) and instagraming (TheDCDocent) from the fairs #ABMB [Art BaselMiamiBeach] and #ABMBDC [ArtBaselMiamiBeachDC]. Follow me to see what’s up!
Not really, but he does purport to “tell tales of visionary artists, heroic collectors, and frustrated curators” tonight at his gallery. Click on the FB link if nothing else to see George doing his best Where’s Waldo/Steve Zissou impression!
This is also your last chance to see REPRESENT, the gallery’s 20th anniversary retrospective show. Go.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 6:00pm at 1515 14th St., NW.
There are only 9 days left to help local photographer E. Brady Robinson get Art Desks published. NINE DAYS.
Art Desks is a collection of photographic portraits of the desks and work spaces of artists, museum directors, critics, dealers, gallerists and more.
Brady plans on publishing this collection in the Fall of next year with Daylight Books, but can’t do so without some help so please consider contributing to her Indie Gogo campaign. Every little bit will help and there are tons of great incentives (some might make good holiday gifts—ahem private portfolio review).
So please help support local art and artists by supporting Brady in the next 9 days!