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.
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.