Call for Artists

ARTIST CALL – HIDDEN IMAGES – Drop off next Sunday, April 3rd!

New Call for Artist now online! For artwork to be considered, the drop-off/submission date is April 3rd from 12pm-2pm. This show is juried. For more information, please visit http://www.riggiodesign.com. “Hidden Images” will run April 4th thru May 7th. The opening reception will be Sat, April 23 from 5pm-8pm. Visit the Call for Artist event on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119595421451169 – Let us know if you have any questions!

CALL FOR ARTIST

For our new exhibit, Hidden Images, we are looking for abstract artwork that contains “illusions” and motivates the viewer(s) to take a more concentrated and in-depth look at each work. The abstract artwork should communicate to viewer(s) a deeper meaning than what is interpreted at first glance. Artists are encouraged to create works that seek dual-meanings through optical illusion, satire, layering, etc.

DETAILS

Art Drop-Off Date: Sun, April 3 from 12pm-2pm

Pick-Up Date: Sat, May 7 from 12pm-2pm

Opening Reception: Sat, April 23 from 5pm-8pm

Exhibit Runs: April 4, 2011 thru May 7, 2011

Commission: 40%

Curators: Justin Fair and Abby Hunt

A jury of 3 individuals will select art from submissions.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Works should be abstract in style. All mediums and sizes will be considered for acceptance. Multiple entries welcome.

Submit digital image(s) in this format: width: 480 pixels, height: 378 pixels. If the work does not confirm to those sizes, please adjust size closest to that measurement. Specific ideas regarding a special, planned installation must be explained in a minimum of 2 paragraphs with images of work.  A jury of 3 individuals will select entries for all submissions.

We request that artists submit images of 2D or 3D works to info@riggiodc.com.

ABOUT US

For the past two years, we have proudly curated over 24 exhibits as Design Studio Art Gallery. We are pleased to announce that now we are curating exhibits under the following name: Riggio Design: Interiors | Gallery | Showroom.

In January 2011, in a collaborative effort, 5710Creative: a Creative Design Studio and Gallery, was born.  Riggio Design is now located within The Lustine Center at 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville. Within this unique, exciting space, Riggio Design will host exhibits alongside artdc Gallery while providing full Interior Design services from the studio. We strive to continue to enhance collaboration and promote the arts in Hyattsville by connecting regularly with other galleries, firms, and community resources.

The 5710Creative space is home to various artists working in several mediums ranging from photography to Interior Design to fine art! Monthly exhibits by artdc Gallery bring variety to the patrons and great exposure for artists. Together, our effort in this collaborative space combines to create a unique art venue where we will host and co-host new exhibits.

Riggio Design @ 5710Creative

5710 Baltimore Avenue

Hyattsville, MD 20781

202.446.7373 o/m

301.887.1238 o/f

art gallery . interior design

http://www.riggiodesign.com

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2nd Annual Holiday Gift Exhibit (Call for Artists)

CALL FOR ARTISTS : “HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW”

Exhibit Name: “Holiday Gift Exhibit”

Artwork Drop-Off: Saturday, November 20,, 2010 from 12pm-3pm

Artwork Pick-Up Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 from 3pm-6pm

Opening Reception: Sunday, December 5, 2010 from 5pm-10pm (this will be the day of our Holiday Party + 2nd Anniversary Party)!

Exhibit Runs: Monday, November 22, 2010 to Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Address:

Design Studio Art Gallery

5702 Baltimore Avenue

Hyattsville, MD, 20781

301-779-4907 o/f

202-446-7373 m

http://www.designstudioartgallery.com

Selection Process:

Submit images of 2-d or 3-d works to info@designstudioartgallery.com in this format: width @480 pixels, height @378 pixels

Submission Fee:

$15 per entry

Commission: 25%

Goal:

We encourage submitting pieces that are $50 and under – we want to have 75% of gallery stocked with stuff at truly affordable price points to encourage multiple sales and help artists get their work recognized! Please note that if you have “collections” (for example of pottery, etc) than the standard $15 submission fee per piece will not apply – depending on the item, the submission for collections will be $25 for the entire collection.

DETAILS

As we approach the holiday season, Design Studio Art Gallery is, once again, curating a unique holiday gift show to offer holiday shoppers new gift-giving ideas! We want to stress the concept of buy local and buy original! We have a fabulous community of local artists, and we are going to transform the gallery into a shopping destination for local residents to purchase original art pieces!

Please contact us NOW to discuss putting your work in this unique exhibit! We need to start planning this now, because we are going to totally transform our space into a holiday shopping destination!

Even though we are aiming to get most of the inventory priced at an “affordable price point” to encourage sales of original art for gifts, if you have a piece or pieces that you would like for us to consider that are at a different price point, please submit those as well!

We want to include items ranging from pottery to limited edition photograph prints to hand-crafted bowls, jewelry, and more! We want diversity in style, uniqueness is subject matter, and originality in items, and we want to put a lot of stuff in the space! Our goal is to transform Design Studio Art Gallery into a retail shop for the holiday season that specializes in awesome local artists’ works and stage it with the flair that only designers and artists can!

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Call for Artists for Night of the Living Art – A week and a half away!

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

Commission:
1/3

During this time of the year, the days grow shorter and the nights darker, longer and cooler. There’s an eerie, dark energy associated with Halloween. When we think of Halloween, we often envision darkness, supernatural and mythical monsters, and even death. National customs, works of gothic and horror fiction, such as Frankenstein and Dracula, as well as classic horror films, pop culture and current TV series (most notably Vampire concepts -Go Trueblood), lend to the imagery associated with this holiday even if they are not directly related. Another custom is of course the costumes! During this time of year, it was believed that the border between this world and the underworld became thin, which allowed spirits both good and bad to pass. Harmful spirits were warded off with costumes and masks in belief that they would act as a disguise and protect against harmful spirits.

We ask artists to give their interpretations and explore the “dark” creativity associated with this holiday. Art can be inspired by various genres and art movements such as gothic, horror, sci-fi, expressionism, metaphysical and folkloric to a name a few.

We encourage you to come dressed in costume on Halloween for our opening reception to celebrate the “darker half” of the year with Design Studio Art Gallery. We will host trick or treating at the gallery during the opening reception and all staff will be in costume!

Submission Requirements:
We ask that artists submit images of 2D or 3D works. Image of art should follow 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 to:
info@designstudioartgallery.com

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

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.

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!!!