Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A REMINDER: Tonight Wednesday Feb. 27 6:30!

FROM THE STREETS TO THE GALLERY:
How Contemporary Art is Being Influenced by the Urban Experience

An evening with Sara and Marc Schiller, New York curators and founders of the Wooster Collective.









6:30 - 8:00 pm

Katzen Center at American University, Abramson Family Recital Hall
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
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Admission is free and open to the public
Please RSVP to (202) 234-7103 or INFO@WPADC.ORG

At District Fine Arts...

Tall Tales and High Tea
with Elliott Negin and Alter Ego Groover Cleveland

Saturday March 8th 2 pm to 4 pm
District Fine Arts
1639 Wisconsin Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007
202.333.3545
Hours: 11 am - 6:30 pm, Tuesday - Saturday
After hours by appointment

In conjunction with the exhibit, "Alter Ego," District Fine Arts in Georgetown will host an art talk on Saturday, March 8, from 2 pm to 4 pm, with award-winning illustrator and graphic designer Elliott Negin and his alter ego, Groover Cleveland. Along with the talk, the gallery will serve tea and other refreshments.

The exhibit, which features Negin's drawings and Cleveland's paintings and prints, runs until April 5.

Negin's illustrations have appeared the Atlantic Monthly, Boston Globe, New York Times, People, Sports Illustrated, Washington Post and other publications. Cleveland exhibited his neo-Pop paintings in a number of group shows in Washington in the early to mid-1990s and received favorable critical mention, but this is the first time he has shown his work since then.

A former Washington City Paper art critic, Negin will discuss a range of topics, including the historical roots of the work, the current status of illustration, and the meaning of life.

Urge Members of Congress to Co-Sponsor the Artist Deduction Bill

Brian Petro sent this to me and it's REALLY IMPORTANT TO YOU ARTISTS OUT THERE SO LISTEN UP.
and, thanks for sending that along Brian!

This artist deduction bill (S.548) would give artists the right to deduct
the fair market value of their work when donating it to a charity. We artists are always asked to donate work to one charitable cause or the other for fundraising purposes, and we're glad to help out these good causes.

But when our work is auctioned, the buyer gets the benefit of being allowed to deduct their contribution above the market value, whereas the contributing artists and artisans can only deduct the amount of the material costs of creating their work (the cost of paint, canvas, clay, paper...)!

This bill is non-partisan and fair. If you can support it, please click on this link and simply by typing in your zip code a letter of support will be sent to your particular senators and congressmen.

This link will take you to the site
http://capwiz.com/artsusa/issues/alert/?alertid=9521951