What Artists listen To Podcast

What Artists Listen To podcast and LIVE event!... was March 24, 2018

Listen to my episode! Listen HERE

After being interviewed by Pia for her podcast she said she wanted to do a LIVE version somewhere. I said- hey do it during the weekends while my show is up at Chimento! And the plan was hatched! On March 24, 31 and April 7 Pia will host the LIVE version in Chimento Contemporary's courtyard with some really stellar guests. Click Here to RSVP and reserve a seat. What Artists Listen To is creating an archive of the soundtracks to artists's lives. This combines the music the artists listen to with an interview about their practise.  Listened to as a whole the recordings serve to create a sense of connection between these individual artists working in their studios.

The project includes a podcast which is updated weekly.



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Now Be Here: Now Let's Talk! DC/MD/VA Oct. 17- 29

Now Be Here: Now Let's Talk

Now Let’s Talk is a dynamic schedule of talks, lectures and discussions that will bring museums and organizations across the DC, Maryland, and Virginia regions together to highlight female artists and discuss issues related to women in the arts. Visit each venue’s website for more information.


Carrie Mae Weems: Kitchen Table Series

National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium

Tues., Oct. 17, 12 p.m.

Artist Carrie Mae Weems will present a lecture and book signing, held in conjunction with the installation of the “Kitchen Table Series” at the National Gallery of Art and the performance “Grace Notes: Reflections for Now” at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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Kara Walker Gallery Talk with Curator Sarah Newman

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Wed., Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m.

Walk through the exhibition Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) and discuss the imagery with Sarah Newman, The James Dicke Curator of Contemporary Art.

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Carrie Mae Weems, Grace Notes: Reflections for Now

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Eisenhower Theater

Fri., Oct. 20, 8 p.m. 

Visual artist Carrie Mae Weems and other artists offer a provocative performance of music, song, text, spoken word and video projection that explores the implications of race and violence in communities across America. This program is held in conjunction with the installation of the “Kitchen Table Series” at the National Gallery of Art. 

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DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Funding Opportunities for Artists

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

200 I Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003

Sat., Oct. 21, 10 a.m.

Join the staff at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, one of D.C.’s largest arts funders, to learn about grant opportunities and tips for successful applications.

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Nasty Women: Art Talks

Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd Arlington VA 22201

Organized by the Studio Visit

Sat., Oct. 21, 1 p.m.

A series of invited female artists tell rehearsed short stories shedding light on their specific experiences as women in the art world.

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Open Hours: Mothering from the Front Line

Baltimore Museum of Art,

Organized by the Family Arts Museum

Sat., Oct. 21, 1–4 p.m.

This Open Hours program discusses the power of family-inclusive activism. Join artist-activist mothers and supporters for a roundtable discussion about creating balance while advocating for the community, getting family involved in current movements and mothering from the front line. 

Facebook Live Video of the Event!



Nakeya Brown: Stage Names

Washington Project for the Arts

Sat., Oct. 21, 4 p.m.

In association with her Washington Project for the Arts Bookshelves project, Nakeya Brown will give a talk and lead a photo-session with attendees, examining the visual and literary perspective of the self-identified woman.

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The Future of the Arts in Twenty-first Century Cities

Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009 

Organized by ArtTable in partnership with the New School

Mon., Oct. 23, 6 p.m.

The live-stream event features a visionary panel of women from San Francisco, Detroit and New York who are involved in arts projects having a major impact on our cities. ArtTable in partnership with the New School.

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Artist Talk: Heather Theresa Clark

Hamiltonian Gallery

Tues., Oct. 24, 7 p.m.

Artist Heather Theresa Clark, who approaches her practice as a planner, green developer and ecologist, will talk about her work during this informal conversation and meet-and-greet.

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“Present” in Print

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
Tues., Oct. 24, 7 p.m.

In a combination lecture and demonstration, join Pyramid Atlantic and the Brentwood Arts Exchange for a talk about printmaking and its role in feminism and social justice. After the talk, check out Pyramid's Letterpress Studio for a demonstration, and walk away with a printed poster. Advance registration is required beginning Oct. 1. 

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Artist Talk: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Baltimore Museum of Art, 

Hosted by Maryland Institute College of Art

Wed., Oct. 25, 6 p.m.
Hear Njideka Akunyili Crosby reflect on her new suite of works on view at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Her layered, mixed-media paintings explore her experience of moving from Nigeria to the United States and navigating cultures. 

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Now Be Here #4, DMV

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Wed., Oct. 25, 6:30-9:30pm

Gathering and photograph of Female and Female Identifying contemporary visual artists. RSVP required, if you would like an invitation, email freshtalk@nmwa.org. After the photograph is taken, artists will enjoy a cocktail hour while networking with representatives from nonprofit organizations in the DMV.

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Creative Response to Sue Wrbican: Well Past the Echo

Greater Reston Arts Center

Thurs., Oct. 26, 6 p.m.

Join the conversation as creative professionals lead a discussion in response to the work of Sue Wrbican, on view through Nov. 18.

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One Life: Sylvia Plath

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Fri., Oct. 27, 12 p.m.

Curator Dorothy Moss will lead a tour of One Life: Sylvia Plath in celebration of Plath’s birthday.

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IDENTIFY: Sandy Huckleberry “KNOW“

National Portrait Gallery, Great Hall

Sat., Oct. 28, 4 p.m.

Sandy Huckleberry's performance, which contemplates current social and political events, incorporates the history of the museum's building, along with the artist's personal experiences as a woman.

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COUNT/RECOUNT: Feminist Film and Video

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Sun., Oct. 29, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Video and film by feminist artists and filmmakers, from the 1970s to today, selected by Carmen Hermo, assistant curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.

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2017 Makers Mart Arts & Craft Fair

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Sun., Oct. 29, 12–5 p.m., and Mon., Oct. 30, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

A wide variety of products, including jewelry, home accents and accessories, will be available at a pop-up artisan market promoting local women artists and designers who create handcrafted art and merchandise.

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Amy Sherald

National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium

Sun., Oct. 29, 2 p.m.

Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald will discuss her career, including being the first woman to win the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition grand prize from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, in 2016.

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From March 23 through June 30, 2016 the University of Maryland Art Gallery, in collaboration with the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, present Kim Schoenstadt: Discussion Wall 3 & 4, an interactive, student-centric installation that allows students to work directly with one of the nation’s leading contemporary artists, Kim Schoenstadt.

Boxes for collecting “ART” and “NOT ART” items have been strategically placed within studio and common areas of The Clarice and UMD’s Department of Art. Students are encourages to place items that they think might correspond with one or the other category. It could be a drawing, a sketch, a Post-it note, an old term paper, a musical score, a trinket or good luck charm, blueprints for a performance or installation, an outline for choreography, etc.

At the conclusion of Spring Break, all deposited items will be physically stamped as ARTor NOT ART,depending on which box it is in. Then, Schoenstadt will collage the works on an adjacent wall within the space during her visit to campus the week of March 21st. As a coda to the project, Schoenstadt will create a site-specific wall drawing directly on top of all the collaged materials. 

Metro Project

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Detail from one of the panels for the station

Fourteen artists selected to create art for Crenshaw/LAX Line project

By Heidi Zeller on April 15, 2015 • ( 1 Comment )

A panel of nationally recognized curators and local arts professionals, including community members from the Crenshaw/LAX corridor, has selected fourteen artists to create site-specific, integrated artworks for the Crenshaw/LAX project. The diverse range of accomplished artists includes:

Ingrid Calame (Crenshaw/Vernon Station)
Eileen Cowin (Crenshaw/MLK Station)
Kenturah Davis (Florence/La Brea Station)
Deanna Erdmann (Crenshaw/Vernon Station)
Sherin Guirguis (Aviation/Century Station)
Carlson Hatton (Crenshaw/Slauson Station)
Mara Lonner (Crenshaw/MLK Station)
Rebeca Méndez (Crenshaw/Expo Station)
Geoff McFetridge (Florence/Hindry Station)
Erwin Redl (Crenshaw/Expo Station)
Kim Schoenstadt (Florence/West Station)
Jaime Scholnick (Crenshaw/Expo Station)
Shinique Smith (Crenshaw/MLK Station)
Mickalene Thomas (Crenshaw/Vernon Station)

The selection followed an extensive outreach process including a series of artist workshops, community presentations, notices in local papers and on social media. A call to artists was sent to over 5,000 artists and widely distributed to local arts organizations and resulted in over 1,200 responses.

The artist selection panel carefully considered how the artworks would relate to their specific sites and communities as well as how they would relate to each other and contribute to the customer’s transit experience along the entire alignment. To ensure their permanence as cultural landmarks, the artworks will be executed in a range of highly durable materials including glass, tile, porcelain enamel steel, stainless steel and mosaic.

Metro Art has a strong track record of working with artists and communities, and in keeping with this tradition, artists will engage surrounding communities in a range of approaches. Stay tuned for posts on meet-the-artist events and project updates, as well as stories related to upcoming artworks specifically designed to mitigate impacts during project construction phases.

Click here for more information about Metro’s art program, including our popular docent-led art tours. Follow Metro Art on Facebook and Tumblr.

Update! Here is recent press about the project: 

Almino, Elisa Wouk. "Mickalene THomas, Shinique Smith, and Others are Making Art for LA's New Metro Line." Hyperallergic. (January 24, 2018)

Broverman, Neal. "An Early Look at All the Artwork Coming to the Metro Crenshaw Line." Los Angeles Magazine. (January 22, 2018)