Join us for our September CultureBlast: Artists in Conversation. Each of our current exhibiting artists will take part in mini artist talks about their work and creative process, in conversation with members from Hillyer's Artist Advisory Committee, featuring:
Scott Hutchison + Jarvis Dubois
Suzi Fox + Duncan Tebow
Christian Brahe + Judy Byron
Each conversation will last about ten minutes followed by a short audience q+a.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) - Add to Calendar WHERE
Hillyer Art Space - 9 Hillyer Court Northwest, Washington, DC 20008 - View Map
Hillyer Art Space presents three new exhibitions opening on September’s
First Friday, featuring Scott Hutchison, Suzi Fox, and Christian Brahe.
Hutchison presents “Synchronicity” a series of paintings that start with the use of a combination of photography, digital collage, animation and projections to create multifaceted figures that appear to move and animate, each painting consisting of four or five different poses and time frames that create echoes of a figure that merge into another or become a haunting monstrous abstraction - appearing to be trapped between an important decision and a solitary disquieting moment.
Fox's "Handmade" is a series of new sculptures that explore her reinterpretations of common manmade objects and techniques of building forms by hand. The resulting sculptures are infused with humor and playful explorations of materials but throughout the work Fox explores ideas about gender roles and self-reflection.
Brahe's "Accumulations" is a series of large scale drawings that are based upon his immediate surroundings, the images exist as record of physical, psychological, and spatial navigations: amalgamations of thousands of individual moments of consciousness. The drawings map day-to-day, month-to-month, and often seasonal changes manifested within a given space: the natural fluctuations of light, the shuffling of objects, and the shifting of Brahe's own physical proximity and perspective.
Face to Face:
Portraits by Leslie Nolan & Scott Hutchison atthe Strathmore
Sat, Feb 27–Sun, April 17
Reception Feb 28 - 2pm
Face to Face couples two unique approaches to portraiture by artists Leslie Nolan and Scott Hutchison. Nolan’s paintings reveal universal feelings usually hidden behind carefully crafted masks. Hutchison’s works portray characters in two moments in time, experiencing more than one emotion, through overlaid images. Don’t miss this intriguing artistic balance of modern portraiture.
Perspective: A Fresh Look at Contemporary Painting and Drawing
October 2 - October 31 2015 Hillyer Art Space
"The exhibition takes a fresh look at contemporary painting and drawing from both local artists and those from across the country."
The 7th Annual Expressions Portrait Competition
Oct 6 – Nov 1 2015 Herndon Arts Space
"Each year ArtSpace Herndon invites artists 18 years or older residing in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, and Delaware to enter the competition. This year preference is given to works adhering to the traditional definition of portraiture."
Art on Tap
November 6, 7:00–10:00 pm The Art League Gallery
"Six local breweries paired their beers with a painting or print from an Art League instructor."
Drawing: The Art of Seeing National Juried Show July 7 – August 1, 2015 The Alantic Gallery, New York, NY
"An Open-Invitational Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing."
July 9 - August 1 "In sequence: paintings, drawings and animations by scott hutchison"
Shifting images of blinking eyes, moving lips and changing expressions flash across video screens as digital animations are displayed alongside sequential oil paintings and graphite drawings depicting the figure in motion. In his solo exhibition, Scott Hutchison
combines traditional painting and drawing techniques with digital technology to create animated portraits, displayed on small LCD panels, exploring identity and introspection in layered compositions of realistically rendered but separate moments in time.
This year's Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser features 1,500 handmade bowls to choose from!
Who: You! What: Handmade ice cream bowls Where: King Street Art Festival, Market Square (corner of King and N. Fairfax Streets) When: Saturday, September 13, 10:00 am-4:00 pm & Sunday, September 14, 11:00 am-4:00 pm Why: Because ice cream is delicious, the bowls are lovingly handmade by Art League artists, and proceeds support the League's ceramics department How: $15 buys you a bowl and a scoop of ice cream from Artfully Chocolate
Who doesn’t love art and ice cream? The Art League’s popular Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser is back and the perfect way to support The Art League during the annual King Street Art Festival, September 13-14.
Purchase one of 1,000+ hand-made bowls created by the talented and prolific artists of The Art League’s Ceramics Department and enjoy local artisan ice cream from Artfully Chocolate in Alexandria – all for only $15 per bowl! Proceeds go to benefit The Art League’s Ceramics department. Participants in the Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser can enter a free drawing to win Ceramic Artwork and an Art League gift certificate.
Contribute to Our 60th Anniversary Community Canvas at the Art Festival
Scott Hutchison on September 13 and 14 from 12:00 - 3:00 will be taking part in the Community Canvas project.
Visitors to the King Street Art Festival are encouraged to contribute to The Art League’s Community Canvas – a growing installation of 600+ black and white large puzzle pieces.
Art League instructor Scott Hutchison conceived the idea for the installation, and the Community Canvas initially came together on the back wall of The Art League Gallery during the month of January. You can see my original artical about the puzzle piece here. The final Community Canvas will be unveiled at our Madison Annex during Artfête on December 5. Official website for the King Street Fesitval: Artfestival.com
This page is a list of websites that may help visual artists find calls for shows around the country. The purpose of this list is not to be all inclusive and list every local art center and gallery out there. Instead I envision this page as a list to help me* as well as an artist interested in gaining National and International exposure through a broader list of Call for Entry Sites, Slide Registries, Galleries, Museums, Universities and Art Centers. There are a number of FREE call for entry lists out there. I can NOT recommend using a site that requires a fee due to the number of FREE sites out there at your disposal. I will do my best to let you know if the sites on the list below requires a membership fee.
* I have been an actively showing artist for roughly 20 years. I have had shows in most venues available to an artist including, commercial , non-traditional, museums, Art Centers and Universities. The only place I have not shown my work is in a local retail space (coffee or Frame shop) and Art Fairs.
If you like my artwork, perhaps you would be interested in owning a print, t-shirt or pack of postacrds? I have thousands of images that I have created over the years and I am rolling out a gift shop. Over the next few months I will be photographing my work and publishing more products. I begin here with a few t-shirt designs. Here.
Below is a combination of thoughts and images showing my journey forward on the triptych called "Birds" The image above illustrates what the final piece will look like when I am finished. It is a digital collage put together with about 10 layers of images and 4 photos in photoshop. It is my sketch and helps guide me compositionally.
But lets start at the beginning: I began this drawing with the intention of completing one drawing on a sheet of 22" x 30" Fabriano paper. You can see the first layer of the drawing below.
Initially the piece was to compositionally end here. One figure with a birds nest in her hair. However something did not sit right with me. Though I quite like the pose and the mood of the composition, I wanted a greater conflict within the piece and to create a sense of wonder and mystery for the viewer. It is this wonderment, discovery and curiosity that keeps me creating, painting and drawing day in and day out. With these thoughts in mind I came up with the idea of adding more birds.
Many more birds. . .
I like the movement so far and the variety of scale in the birds. I must be honest though that it is a little daunting thinking about drawing 100 birds. I will post more as the piece grows.