Art In AcTion...illustrating the value of community
In my dreams II. 2011
Jamea Richmond-Edwards Revealation. 2011
Parish Gallery Exhibition: August 19- September12, 2011
Reception: August 19, 2011 6-8pm
WASHINGTON, DC- Parish Gallery, in conjunction with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is pleased to present an exhibition by three artists – Shaunté Gates, Jamea Richmond-Edwards and Amber Robles-Gordon, “Delusions of Grandeur: Ascension”. This show will open with a reception from 6:00-8:00 pm on Friday, August 19th, and will run through September 16th, 2011.
This exhibition is the result of an artistic dialog about the “delusions of grandeur” they each possess in order to continue progressing in their careers and most importantly in their artwork. Ascension, the act of rising to an important position or a higher level, is the theme adapted for this current body of work. Each artist presents their individual interpretation of the act of ascending.
Artists Shaunté Gates work combines multiple processes and genres, by taking appropriations and gestures from pop culture and print media which are combined to create elusive narratives. Gate’s works seduce us into an imaginary world of juxtaposition and fantasy, a place when the contradictions of culture and the human psyche are collided. His mixed media paintings capture the beauty in subjects that may appear bleak to the average eye at first glance. Gates ideas are derived from the pain, joy, and the beautiful way everything universally is connected.
Jamea Richmond-Edwards work explores the contradictions of female and cultural identity and with reference to Greek Mythology, African folklore and international fashion. Richmond- Edwards examine how mythologies from ancient times translate into today’s culture and time allegorically. Her figures are empowered by their survivalist adaptation to circumstance. Their sharp features are inspired by both high fashion models and the everyday women in her community.
Amber Robles-Gordon mixed media artworks draw upon her journey through motherhood, genealogy, healing, and being alive today. They represent her technical and scholarly growth as an artist, and are supported by her professional development in the Washington, DC area. Her two- and three-dimensional pieces it within an expansive notion of painting and sculptural form. She uses stretched canvas to support an accumulation of media in low- or sharp-relief. These assemblages require a close look to interpret their individual parts. Collectively, these parts form a visual energy comprised of the previous “lives” of the objects, their former owners, and the artist’s hand.
Parish Gallery primarily, but not exclusively, represents contemporary visual artists of significance from Africa and the African Diaspora. In selecting art and artists, Parish Gallery exercises high ethical, curatorial and market selection standards, catering to the spirit of social preservation and regeneration in collecting the art. Parish Gallery is open Tuesday thru Saturday from noon to 6:00 PM or by appointment.
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Sponsors: Black Artists of DC and Village of Friendship Heights Council
Location: Village of Friendship Heights Center 4433 South Park Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815 http://www.friendshipheightsmd.gov/ 301-656-2797
Juried Exhibition / Judges: Millie S. Shott (Artist, Curator) John P. Beckley (Artist)
Edith Buffalow (Gallery Owner)
Curator: T. H. Gomillion is a multi-media artist and educator. He holds a MAT in art from Trinity Washington University and a BS from Winston Salem State University. He has curated exhibitions at the Embassy Of Venezuela, Friendship Heights Art Gallery and exhibited at Howard University, Montpelier art center and the Embassy Of France.
Open to-all Media: Original works, completed within the past three years, will be considered.
Submission Fee: (non-refundable)
BADC Members: (who have paid their annual dues), $30 US dollars for up to 4 images
Non-Member: $45 US dollars
Open to all current members of BADC. Artists who are not already members may join by visiting the BADC web sites: www.badcbridge.com and paying the annual dues.
Dates of Exhibition: Saturday, September 3, 2011 – Sunday October 2, 2011 Submission Deadline: July 15, 2011, 6:00 PM (in hand).
Exhibition Description: the exhibition will focus on how we as artists visually express our children's individualism. Our children are our vessels for tomorrow's promises. They are strong, intelligent, precious, curious and tenacious. Our children laugh, cry, and are vulnerable to fear. For many the love of friends creates powerful memories and inspiration, which guide their life trajectories toward success. They know the wonder of discovery and some have had experiences that have tested their tender sense of resolve and courage. Childhood in today's world can be bittersweet, for far too many of our children are feeling the gnawing pain of hunger and the loss of friends to violence. This exhibition will celebrate childhood from varying perspectives, and through many lenses. This is a praise song, which is offered to our beautifully resilient children.
Notification of Selected Artists / Delivery Instructions: Artists will be notified of acceptance or non acceptance no later than Friday, August 5, 2011. Notification will be made by email and/or by phone. All art must be hand delivery to Friendship Heights Center Gallery (do not ship artwork): Saturday, September 3, 2011, 9:00 am to 11:00 am.Distribution of Invitations: To Be Announced
Opening: Sunday, September 4, 2011, 11:30 am-1:30 pm Public Reception: Sunday, September 10, 2011, 11:30 am-1:30 pm Closing: Saturday, October 1, 2011 Deadline for picking up work: Sunday, October 2, 2011, 11:00 am-1:00pm Any artwork not picked up by Sunday, October 2, 2011 will be charged a fee of $20.00 per day thereafter and pickup will be at Adobe Art Gallery in DC, (Edith Buffalow-202-529-9006).
Artists may submit up to 4 digital JPEG images, at 300 DPI. For sculptural or three-dimensional pieces, 2 images may be submitted for each work. The images must be submitted on a CD, in JPEG format only. No files larger than 2MB. Image files on the CD should be titled as follows: last name first, first name, title and number corresponding to the Submission Form. The same information must also be written on the Submission Form, including the price. Artwork submitted must be no larger than: 2D and 3D – 30"x40" framed. Please do not send originals. CDs will only be returned if a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient postage is included. Submit a short bio and artist's statement (1 page total).
Payment: entry fee, payable in US dollars can be paid by cash, to the Treasurer in person or by check or money order. Please make checks or money orders payable to "BADC". Please send Payment, CD, Bio/Artist's Statement and Submission Form to: Black Artists of DC: "Our Children"
C/O T.H. Gomillion 3218 Chestnut St. NE, Washington, D.C. 20018 Contact Number: 202-269-2757, Email Address: email@example.com
Terms: Works in the show do not have to be for sale. Works must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.
Sales: Sale price are determined by the artist. Friendship Heights Center will handle all sales and take a 20% commission.
Insurance: BADC provides damage and theft insurance for works in the exhibition through the duration of the exhibition from Saturday, September 3, 2011 – Sunday October 2, 2011.
Frames / Mounting / Artwork: frames and mounting must be of fine quality, consistent with painting/photographs, with attached wire. For sculpture or three-dimensional work, pedestals will be provided by the center. If the quality of the submitted artwork does not match the JPEG image it will not be accepted for the exhibition.*We reserve the right to use submitted images and information for inclusion in the exhibition, catalogs and/or other promotional endeavors to publicize the exhibition.