Month: August 2010

Intern Call for RDC/DSAG

CALL FOR INTERNS
Design Studio Art Gallery
and Riggio Design Consultants


5702 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781
301-779-4907 o/f | 202-446-7373 m
Summer Hours: Wed-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm
ttp://www.designstudioartgallery.com | http://www.riggiodc.com
info@designstudioartgallery.com | info@riggiodc.com

Design Studio Art Gallery and Riggio Design Consultants, a local art gallery and interior design firm, located in the Hyattsville Arts District is looking for student interns. Interns will explore art curation, marketing and public relations, sales, graphic design, home staging, and interior design.

INTERN RESPONSIBILITIES:
Interns will have the choice of working primarily in art gallery management, interior design, or (preferably) both.

Interns will research themes for upcoming exhibits by researching history, theory, and the community for fun and intriguing exhibits; establish a firm concept and plan for upcoming exhibits; execute sales for artwork; and maintain the gallery space by attending regular hours of operation while cleaning the space and interacting with visitors. Interns will work on how artwork influences space, how to technically work in a gallery space (by patching, painting, and designing/adjusting lighting in a gallery, and more).

Interns will learn about and interact with neighboring businesses, artists, designers, and community activists; advertise the space for upcoming events; investigate products for interior design projects; research art history and design trends; maintain mailing lists, the company websites, social networking websites; and more.

The ideal intern will be willing to explore maintaining a business through advertising, marketing and managing financial needs, inspiring and nurturing art and community interaction, have good design intuition and have basic computer skills in programs such as Microsoft Office products and Adobe products. We are willing to work with and teach each of these skills! The internship is unpaid, may qualify for school credit, and allows each individual to build relations with professional artists, designers, curators, and collectors in the Washington, DC area. Hours per week are flexible. The ideal intern will be able to work at least six hours each week, perhaps be able to come in a full day on the weekend if possible.

Interested? We hope so! Please send a cover letter and résumé to Erica Riggio at erica@riggiodc.com with “Interested in Internship Opportunity” in the subject line.

ABOUT DESIGN STUDIO ART GALLERY
Design Studio Art Gallery, located in Hyattsville’s new Gateway Arts District, works to promote and support local artists and serves as a vehicle for art awareness and appreciation. Art, in any medium, is paramount to gaining a better understanding of the world in which we share and live. Art keeps us healthy, art retells the past and acts as a teacher, and art captures the emotion, the spirit, and the energy of the moment and essentially of life. With an emphasis on promoting and supporting the arts, Design Studio Art Gallery became the perfect vehicle to deliver the message that the arts are still alive and still essential to social, cultural, and personal advancement. Design Studio Art Gallery has been host to various functions such as book signings, interview backdrops for various actors and musicians, and political soirees to name a few. Exhibits change monthly in an effort to bring variety to the patrons and exposure for the artists. We are proud to curate over a dozen exhibits each year!

ABOUT RIGGIO DESIGN CONSULTANTS
Riggio Design Consultants is an Interior Design firm that is part of Design Studio and operates from within the gallery. At Riggio Design Consultants, we believe that good design should be accessible to all. No project is too small or too basic. Good design should be incorporated into every phase of life, functioning as the cornerstone for a good existence. Every space can be transformed to become more functional, more aesthetically appealing, healthier, and invitingly more comfortable. This is the premise of our work. A green conscience guides our designs as well because the canvas on which we create our spaces must be respected. Winston Churchill said it best when he remarked, “We shape our spaces; thereafter they shape us.” These underlying principles and beliefs provide the conceptual framework that guides our firm and our designs.

Intern Call for DSAG/RDC

CALL FOR INTERNS
Design Studio Art Gallery
and Riggio Design Consultants

5702 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781
301-779-4907 o/f | 202-446-7373 m
Summer Hours: Wed-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm
ttp://www.designstudioartgallery.com | http://www.riggiodc.com
info@designstudioartgallery.com | info@riggiodc.com

Design Studio Art Gallery and Riggio Design Consultants, a local art gallery and interior design firm, located in the Hyattsville Arts District is looking for student interns. Interns will explore art curation, marketing and public relations, sales, graphic design, home staging, and interior design.

INTERN RESPONSIBILITIES:
Interns will have the choice of working primarily in art gallery management, interior design, or (preferably) both.

Interns will research themes for upcoming exhibits by researching history, theory, and the community for fun and intriguing exhibits; establish a firm concept and plan for upcoming exhibits; execute sales for artwork; and maintain the gallery space by attending regular hours of operation while cleaning the space and interacting with visitors. Interns will work on how artwork influences space, how to technically work in a gallery space (by patching, painting, and designing/adjusting lighting in a gallery, and more).

Interns will learn about and interact with neighboring businesses, artists, designers, and community activists; advertise the space for upcoming events; investigate products for interior design projects; research art history and design trends; maintain mailing lists, the company websites, social networking websites; and more.

The ideal intern will be willing to explore maintaining a business through advertising, marketing and managing financial needs, inspiring and nurturing art and community interaction, have good design intuition and have basic computer skills in programs such as Microsoft Office products and Adobe products. We are willing to work with and teach each of these skills! The internship is unpaid, may qualify for school credit, and allows each individual to build relations with professional artists, designers, curators, and collectors in the Washington, DC area. Hours per week are flexible. The ideal intern will be able to work at least six hours each week, perhaps be able to come in a full day on the weekend if possible.

Interested? We hope so! Please send a cover letter and résumé to Erica Riggio at erica@riggiodc.com with “Interested in Internship Opportunity” in the subject line.

ABOUT DESIGN STUDIO ART GALLERY
Design Studio Art Gallery, located in Hyattsville’s new Gateway Arts District, works to promote and support local artists and serves as a vehicle for art awareness and appreciation. Art, in any medium, is paramount to gaining a better understanding of the world in which we share and live. Art keeps us healthy, art retells the past and acts as a teacher, and art captures the emotion, the spirit, and the energy of the moment and essentially of life. With an emphasis on promoting and supporting the arts, Design Studio Art Gallery became the perfect vehicle to deliver the message that the arts are still alive and still essential to social, cultural, and personal advancement. Design Studio Art Gallery has been host to various functions such as book signings, interview backdrops for various actors and musicians, and political soirees to name a few. Exhibits change monthly in an effort to bring variety to the patrons and exposure for the artists. We are proud to curate over a dozen exhibits each year!

ABOUT RIGGIO DESIGN CONSULTANTS
Riggio Design Consultants is an Interior Design firm that is part of Design Studio and operates from within the gallery. At Riggio Design Consultants, we believe that good design should be accessible to all. No project is too small or too basic. Good design should be incorporated into every phase of life, functioning as the cornerstone for a good existence. Every space can be transformed to become more functional, more aesthetically appealing, healthier, and invitingly more comfortable. This is the premise of our work. A green conscience guides our designs as well because the canvas on which we create our spaces must be respected. Winston Churchill said it best when he remarked, “We shape our spaces; thereafter they shape us.” These underlying principles and beliefs provide the conceptual framework that guides our firm and our designs.

ACA/Center for Green Urbanism’s "Recreate" Call for Artists

Overview

Authentic Contemporary Art (ACA), a five year old virtual and community-based resource for contemporary art by emerging artists announces a new partnership with the Center for Green Urbanism to showcase exhibitions of contemporary art. The Center is a new business incubator providing office space for small to mid-size businesses and start-ups interested in locating in Ward 7 in far northeast Washington, DC. The Center is located at 3938 Benning Road NE on the edge of Fort Mahan Park, a national park site and gateway to the Fort Circle Park Trail. The building is located directly across the street from the new Benning Road Library and is walking distance from the Minnesota Avenue metro stop on the orange line.

As a part of this new collaboration, Authentic Contemporary Art will provide curatorial direction and management of regular exhibitions of contemporary art in the Center’s Tubman-Mahan Art Gallery, located within their eco-friendly remodeled building and workspace. The inaugural curatorial exhibition ReCREATE, a group exhibition of artwork made from recycled materials from artists across the country, will coincide with the Center’s official Open House, scheduled for Friday, October 15, 2010.

About The Center for Green Urbanism

The Center for Green Urbanism is located in downtown Ward 7 in far northeast Washington, DC and provides affordable business incubator space for entrepreneurs to work. Meeting spaces are available and wi-fi is accessible throughout the facility. The Center is a design model for a “living green business” in an urban setting, by decreasing our carbon footprint – promoting home gardening, using energy efficient CFLs and appliances, solar shade window treatments, a purified drinking water system, water saving devices and the recycling of trash and waste.

The Center sits on the edge of Fort Mahan, a national park site and gateway to the Fort Circle Parks Trail. Hiking and biking trails are close and Metro Bus and subway are a short walk away. Visit the website atwww.centerforgreenurbanism.org for more information.

The Tubman-Mahan Art Gallery can be reached via email atTubmanManhanGallery@gmail.com and Twitter at @TubmanMahanArt.

ReCREATE

On behalf of the Tubman-Mahan Art Gallery of the Center for Green Urbanism, Authentic Contemporary Art is inviting artists to submit artwork for ReCREATE. This will be the inaugural exhibition of the Gallery and will showcase artwork that is made up of recycled or recyclable materials.

Please download the prospectus and entry form below. All entries must be postmarked by September 10, 2010.

http://www.authenticartonline.com/call-for-artists.htm

"Latinic" Call For Artists – New Sept. Exhibit

Call For Artists

Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month


Exhibit Name: Latinic

Artwork Drop-Off: Thursday, September 9, 2010 from11am-6pm

Artwork Pick-Up Date: Sunday, October 17, 2010 from 4pm-5pm

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 6pm-10pm

Exhibit Runs: September 12- October 17, 2010

Address:

Design Studio Art Gallery

5702 Baltimore Avenue

Hyattsville, MD, 20781

301-779-4907 o/f  | 202-446-7373 m

www.designstudioartgallery.com

Selection Process:

A jury of 3 individuals will select entries.

Submission Fee:

$15 per entry

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and the great diversity of our country, we want to examine issues specifically within the Hispanic community. Hispanic is defined as ‘of or relating to Spain or to Spanish-speaking countries (countries colonized by Spain), especially those of Latin America’. Latino is defined as ‘a Latin American inhabitant of the United States’ or ‘people who speak a language that is derived from Latin: Italian, Spanish, French, and Portuguese’. Both terms are not technically used to describe race; they are used to described ethnic distinction. For our new exhibit Latinic, we are focusing on cultural identity, issues relating to self identity, and societal views and interpretations of the Hispanic culture and community in the U.S. We are also interested in receiving artwork that celebrates the essence of the Hispanic culture be it its diversity, the music and dance, interpretations of the strong family tradition, and political history. We welcome all forms of artwork.

Some questions to reflect on:

What is ultimately the difference between the two terms Hispanic and Latino? Why are people identified as one, but not the other? Is this debate more geographical, cultural, or lingual? Is one term viewed as more positive and/or negative than another?

How do you interpret Hispanic culture? How do you celebrate the culture? How does the culture influence the people? How is ‘Hispanic’ culture identified in this country?

Submission Requirements:

We ask that Artists submit images of their 2D or 3D works. Please submit the image of art in this format: width @ 480 pixels, height @ 378 pixels. If the work does not conform to those sizes, please adjust size closest to that measurement. We want images size-ready so we can easily upload them to our website. Any ideas specifically regarding a special, planned installation must be explained in a minimum of 2 paragraphs along with images of work.

Submit all images and direct any questions to:

info@designstudioartgallery.com

"Art Market 316" by The Soundry, Vienna, VA

OUTDOOR ART & MODERN CRAFT MARKET
SATURDAY AUGUST 28TH
8AM-12PM

LOCAL ART, INDIE CRAFTERS, COLD DRINKS AND GREAT DEALS!

The Soundry is starting an outdoor art market! Add it to your weekend yard sale, thrift store adventure run! Enjoy the Vienna Farmers Market just down the way while you are here.

We plan to turn the market into a weekly event and bring it indoors in the winter so stay tuned and visit often!
Soundry’s Art Market is open to members & non-members on a first come-first serve basis and is a juried market.

Interested in being a vendor? Please complete the VENDOR FORM using the link below:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/a/soundry.net/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dEN4Zl9PY2lxVVVGMFZrWk5MYjd6QVE6MQ

Intern Call from Design Scheme Interiors

Internship Position:

Small minority and woman owned interior design firm seeking an MBA or senior in a B.S. program in Business Administration or marketing, Art, Graphic Design or a student studying Event Management or Planning to assist in promotional efforts and strategic planning. Business development activities: Writes articles or news releases via social media when requested to promote interior design firm. Assists in developing a marketing strategic plan, marketing strategies and special event (s) management and implementation. Creates via graphic design, brochures and other marketing material for the firm. Assist when needed with administrative duties in the office. Reports to both Interior Design Principals: Frequent contact required with both Design Principals on various aspects of projects. Present solutions to both Design Principals for their approvals. High-energy, excellent written and communication skills, graphic design skills, creativity and an eye for detail are essential qualities a candidate must possess. This internship is ideal for students familiar with the Washington, DC/Maryland/Virginia region and those seeking field academic credit. The resume deadline is September 15th with decisions being finalized October 1st or

Sherry Burton Ways, Principal Designer
Feng Shui Redesigner
Certified Interior Environment Coach
Design Scheme Interiors, LLC
Phone:(301)317-7855
Fax:  (301)317-7883
website: http://www.designschemeinteriors.com

Hyattsville Patch

Looking for news on what’s going on in Hyattsville? Check out the Hyattsville Patch at http://hyattsville.patch.com. Erica Riggio of Design Studio Art Gallery has been quoted on a new article on the development of the shopping center across the street on Baltimore Avenue. Check out the article here: http://hyattsville.patch.com/articles/residents-await-the-opening-of-busboys-and-poets. When you get a chance, join Hyattsville Patch and keep in touch! We will be posting our events here if all goes well, it’s a great service for anyone looking to know the ins and outs of Hyattsville from a great journalistic source!