Month: July 2010

Call For Artist for New Exhibit 3:1 Still Open!!

With the recent tragedy of the Gulf Oil Disaster, we are once again asked to deal with the aftermath of this horrible situation and are reminded of the other two disasters of this decade. We are consistently faced with frustrating circumstances that, in many cases, could have been prevented. As this decade comes to an end, this exhibit will focus on the major disasters that occurred. “3:1” will be on exhibit at Design Studio Art Gallery from August 14th – September 5th, 2010. Design Studio Art Gallery will hold an artists’ opening reception on Sunday, August 22nd from 3-7pm.

HYATTSVILLE, MD (7-26-10) – Our new exhibit: “3:1” (3 Disasters, 1 Decade) examines the three disasters of the past decade: Hurricane Katrina, the Earthquake in Haiti, and the Gulf Oil Disaster. The three disasters that have occurred in the past decade elicit frustration, sadness, disenchantment, and even anger. The damages resulting from Hurricane Katrina, the Earthquake in Haiti, and the Gulf Oil Disaster could have been mitigated if basic safety precautions had been implemented. When human lives are at stake, why is it so difficult to do the right thing? When it comes to our planet, why do we hesitate and resist change that will result in better environmental situations? Why do we risk lives, our planet, and our dignity by allowing deep pockets to dictate our sense of purpose and justify our course of action? Why is everything so political? This exhibit will examine these issues and reflect various perceptions by multiple artists.

Works of art will reflect environmental devastation, capture the mood of the moment, serve as a constant reminder that we are all human and that the aftermath of these tragedies should have been lessened, and capture the political and social elements that essentially reflect our nature, mold our decisions, and shape our future. A portion of art sales will be donated to charity.

The gallery is located in Hyattsville’s new Arts District at 5702 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781. To arrange a viewing by appointment, please call (301) 779-4907 or (202) 446-7373.

Opening Reception for "3:1"

With the recent tragedy of the Gulf Oil Disaster, we are once again asked to deal with the aftermath of this horrible situation and are reminded of the other two disasters of this decade. We are consistently faced with frustrating circumstances that, in many cases, could have been prevented. As this decade comes to an end, this exhibit will focus on the major disasters that occurred. “3:1” will be on exhibit at Design Studio Art Gallery from August 14th – September 5th, 2010. Design Studio Art Gallery will hold an artists’ opening reception on Sunday, August 22nd from 3-7pm.

HYATTSVILLE, MD (7-26-10) – Our new exhibit: “3:1” (3 Disasters, 1 Decade) examines the three disasters of the past decade: Hurricane Katrina, the Earthquake in Haiti, and the Gulf Oil Disaster. The three disasters that have occurred in the past decade elicit frustration, sadness, disenchantment, and even anger. The damages resulting from Hurricane Katrina, the Earthquake in Haiti, and the Gulf Oil Disaster could have been mitigated if basic safety precautions had been implemented. When human lives are at stake, why is it so difficult to do the right thing? When it comes to our planet, why do we hesitate and resist change that will result in better environmental situations? Why do we risk lives, our planet, and our dignity by allowing deep pockets to dictate our sense of purpose and justify our course of action? Why is everything so political? This exhibit will examine these issues and reflect various perceptions by multiple artists.

Works of art will reflect environmental devastation, capture the mood of the moment, serve as a constant reminder that we are all human and that the aftermath of these tragedies should have been lessened, and capture the political and social elements that essentially reflect our nature, mold our decisions, and shape our future. A portion of art sales will be donated to charity.

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artdc Gallery, 5704 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville MD 20781

New Exhibit: “Drill, Baby Drill”

Focus: Gulf Oil Disaster

Dates: August – September, Opening Reception: August 21, 2010 from

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Thanks for a great WATCH ME MOVE Closing Reception / Artists Pickup Today

Thanks to everyone who came out to our closing reception for “Watch Me Move”!!!
Our next exhibit is:
“Colors of Summer: An Exploration of Warm Shades, Hues, and Tones”
Artwork Drop-Off Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 from 11-6pm

Exhibit Dates: July 15-August 8thOpening Reception Date: TBD

Also! REMINDER!

Reminder: Artists of “Watch Me Move” – Artwork Pick-Up Today–Sunday, July 11th, 2010 from 1pm-5pm!!!

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Includes:

  • Review of Images Supplied by Agent
  • Written Report Outlining Suggested Modifications

Redesign Service: $520 (typically covers main living area plus one bedroom)

A new and economical approach to decorating using what you already own. We will rearrange, repurpose and transform your furnishings and possessions to create a refreshed and balanced NEW living space.

Includes:

  • Two-hour on-site consultation (payment due at time of service)
  • Two-hour Installation (billed at $100/hour) includes assistant
  • If additional items are needed to complete the rooms, a list will be provided

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* Statistics gathered by a nationwide Home Gain survey and Stagedhomes.com shows that 95.6% of staged homes sell within 37 days compared to an average of 212 days for non-staged homes. Staged homes are on the market 83% less time than a non-staged home.

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