Join us on January 29th for the opening of our next exhibition, Making Gains, a solo exhibition by resident printmaker, Chris Haughery:
Opening Reception: Friday, January 29th, 7-9pm (facebook invite>>). Exhibitions at Curator’s Office & Isham/Willis Studios will also be open during our event!
Location: 703 Edgewood St NE #2 (Edgewood St Studios, above Mess Hall, across from Dew Drop Inn)
Getting here: Short walk from Rhode Island Ave or Brookland Metro, H8 Bus, hop off the Metropolitan bike trail at 8th St, or plenty of street parking along Edgewood St. NE
Making Gains is an exploration of gradient and process that pushes the traditional boundaries of screen printing. It is part of an ongoing examination of techniques that Haughery has been developing in the studio that both harnesses unexpected outcomes and creates specific directions for blended colors and forms. Come see this latest series of prints, and as a bonus, view Chris’ process and outtakes from the exhibition in his workspace, also housed at Pleasant Plains Workshop!
Chris Haughery is a resident artist at Pleasant Plains Workshop whose screen printed work examines themes of process and memory. His work has been exhibited in the Philadelphia area at lowercase gallery, Indoor Rooftop Studios, Parlor Gallery, and more recently in Washington D.C. at Hole in the Sky.
Exhibition runs through February and is open on evenings and weekends by appointment (contact us).
Join us for an Open House at out new Edgewood Street Studios location on Sunday Oct 4th!
See artist’s work spaces, view special exhibitions, and watch art videos and demos throughout the afternoon. Refreshments will be served. Free & open to the public!
Participating Artists include:
Annette Isham, Ian Jehle, Nara Park, Zac Willis
& PPW Resident Artists: Kristina Bilonick, Anthony Dihle, Chris Haughery, Beth Hansen, and Ann-Marie VanTassell
Edgewood Street Studios
703 Edgewood St NE #2
Washington, DC 20017
June 13 – July 12, 2015: Beth Hansen: Natural Selections
Artist Reception: Saturday, June 20th 5-7pm
Gallery Hours: Saturday 1-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm
In Natural Selections, resident artist Beth Hansen explores our relationship to creatures that either barely exist in the world, or are so abundant that they are the platform of ecology.
In these mixed media prints and sculptures, fabric patterns and newspaper clippings draw human comparisons to these creatures and reflect where we originate.
Join us for a reception with the artist on Saturday, June 20th 5-7pm
May 2 – 31, 2015
Ann-Marie VanTassell: from the NASCAR series
Gallery Hours: Saturday 1-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm
Artist Reception / Tailgate Party: Saturday, May 16, 12-5pm (facebook invite>>
Coming up in May, resident artist Ann-Marie VanTassell presents an installation that peers into the world of NASCAR – the largest spectator sport in America. In a style reminiscent of anthropological photographer, Catherine Opie, the artist presents portraits of the everyday people that bring the sport to life.
I photograph people that I think are fascinating. That is not to say my photographs do not say anything about me. Whether I admire my subjects for their beauty, character, or strength, something about who they are helps me discover something about myself.
Ann-Marie VanTassell is a Washington, D.C. based photographer, graduate of the Corcoran School of Art + Design with a BFA in photojournalism, and a current Resident Artist at Pleasant Plains Workshop.
Join us for a tailgate party celebrating the exhibition her at PPW on May
16th! (facebook invite>>
Thanks to everyone who submitted works to our open call! We are thrilled to present the list of participating artists in this year’s Low(er) Moments show:
Artists bearing their soul include: Frank Adams, Randon Billings Noble, Kristina Bilonick, Buck Downs, Rachel England, Beth Hansen, Lisa Helfert, Chandi Kelley, Dana Maier, Mark Pagan, Lisa Rosenstein, and Arianna Valle
Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, March 28th from 6-8pm, and view a collection of failed art projects, art career mishaps, and other woeful artifacts submitted by these local artists.
We will be serving low moment-y snacks and cheer..bring a friend!
CALL FOR ENTRIES! Deadline: Monday, March 9, 2015
In 2012, Pleasant Plains Workshop and Outer Space presented the exhibition, Low Moments, to embrace the humor of our artistic failures. While the exhibition was everything that we hoped it would be, we feel that our work is not quite done. We are pleased to present Lower Moments, and encourage you to submit your most embarrassing artwork, art moment, curatorial disaster, embarrassing artist statement, or awkward art story to our upcoming exhibition!
Deadline for Submissions: March 9, 2015
Notification: March 13, 2015
Delivery of Work: March 20-22, 2015
Exhibition dates: March 28 – April 26, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 28, 2015 6:00-8:00pm
Storytelling Party: Friday, April 17, 2015 at Petworth Citizen
Request for submissions:
Everyone has an embarrassing art tale (or two)… Like an incredibly hideous piece that you once thought was your Magnus Opus. Or that time you applied to some residency only to reread your application later and see how it was full of typos and grammatical errors. Did you ever embarrass yourself while talking to an art dealer or collector? Or damage an artwork at a gallery opening?
We’re looking to showcase a series of disasters in an effort to provide ‘group therapy’ for all artists in the Metropolitan Area, and offer some humanity and humor to the process of making and presenting art. What better way to move on from painful moments than to share them with others and have a laugh?
click here for full call for entries>>