Thursday, March 6, 2008

ToolboxDC does mural for Eric Hilton's new restaurant MARVIN

You may have now been to or heard of Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation’s amazing new DC restaurant/lounge dedicated to Marvin Gaye at 14th/U Street, NW called Marvin. Eric commissioned ToolboxDC to design and build an installation piece in the form of a large mixed media mural of Marvin Gaye, now prominently displayed as the restaurant's centerpiece. The beautiful piece measures 6 ft by 10 ft, and is for sale (please contact Brian Liu directly).

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At Gateway’s Heliport Gallery
8001 Kennett St., Suite 3

Silver Spring
, MD 20910


March 8 – 28, 2008

Participating Artists:
Cynthia Angeles

Prudence Bonds

Ethel Bustamante

Joyce DiBona

Carmen Eliam

Pat Kagan

Elba Molina

Wendy Plotkin-Mates

Haydeh Rastin

Marjolein van Milligen

Marion van Ruiten

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 8, 2008, 6-8 pm
Gallery Hours: Tue – Fri, 4 – 7 pm and by appointment

Parking across the road

Metro: Silver Spring Station (Red line)

Take a trip to a very cool island indeed!...the island of Baltimore. Check it!

Check out Tom Brown's very cool Urbancode Baltimore blog!


Julie Saul, owner of one of New York City’s most prestigious contemporary photography and art galleries, will be the juror for the 2008 Photo Review Photography Competition. The Photo Review, a highly acclaimed critical journal of photography, is sponsoring its 24th
annual photography competition with a difference. Instead of only installing an exhibit that would be seen by a limited number of people, The Photo Review will reproduce accepted entries in its 2008 competition issue and on its website. Thus, the accepted photographs will be seen by thousands of people all across the world and entrants will have a tangible benefit from the competition.

Also, the prize-winning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at the photography gallery of The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and will be exhibited on The Photo Review’s website.
Because their work was seen in The Photo Review, past winners have been given one-person exhibitions, have had their work reproduced in other leading photography magazines, and have sold their work to collectors throughout the country.

Awards include a Microtek ArtixScan M1 Dual Media Scanner ($650), a copy of SilverFast HDR Studio digital camera RAW conversion software from LaserSoft Imaging ($499), a Lensbaby 3G Lens and Wide Angle /Telephoto kit ($359), camera bags from Lowepro ($200 and $100), a
$250 gift certificate from Calumet Photographic, a $250 gift certificate for Museo Fine Art Paper, two $50 gift certificates from Sprint Systems, and $250 in cash prizes.

An entry fee of $30 for up to three prints, slides, or images on CD and $5 each for up to two additional images entitles all entrants to a copy of the catalogue. In addition, all entrants will be able to subscribe to The Photo Review for $35, a 20% discount.

All entries must be received by mail between May 1 and May 15, 2008.

For a prospectus and details, send a self-addressed, stamped business size (#10) envelope to: The Photo Review, 140 East Richardson Avenue, Suite 301, Langhorne, PA 19047. The prospectus may also be downloaded from The Photo Review website, For further information call 215/891-0214.


Publishing since 1976, The Photo Review covers photography events throughout the country and serves as a central resource for photography in the Mid-Atlantic region. The quarterly journal, printed on coated paper with high quality reproduction, contains reviews, portfolios, interviews, book reviews, and news. The Photo Review has presented previously unpublished images by Duane Michals, Weegee, and Frederick Sommer, and catalogues for a James VanDerZee exhibition, a show of Lois Greenfield’s dynamic dance photographs, “Changing Visions of the American Landscape,” and a widely praised catalogue celebrating the centennial of Stieglitz’s Camera Work. Its writers include A.D. Coleman, Frank Day, Shelley Rice, Peter Hay Halpert, Barbara L. Michaels, Daile Kaplan, Jean Dykstra, and Mark Power. Subscriptions are $44 per year for the quarterly journal and the newsletter, issued eight times a year, which contains exhibition listings, exhibition opportunities from around the country and the world, and news.

The Photo Review 2008 International Photography Competition is sponsored by Microtek, Calumet Photographic, LaserSoft, Lensbabies, Lowepro, and Sprint Systems.