Open House: Sunday, Oct 4th 1-5pm

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

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Edgewood Street Studios
703 Edgewood St NE #2
Washington, DC 20017

New location starting in Sept!

Dear Friends,
After 5 amazing years at our Georgia Avenue location, we will be consolidating our gallery and studio spaces at our workshop space in Brookland (703 Edgewood St NE #2). The Brookland space is where we’ve been working on our own artwork and teaching printmaking classes for a couple of years. We’ve decided to bring the gallery/shop over in an effort to focus on art making and streamline our business  model. We’re pleased be joining the arts landscape that already exists here which includes Dance PlaceThe Monroe Arts Walk, and the Artspace Lofts. We’re also located above the new food incubator Mess Hall, around the corner from the new Dew Drop Inn, and conveniently situated between Brookland and Rhode Island Ave Metro Stations.

After Labor Day, we’ll have Saturday hours at our Brookland Space, with a focus on exhibiting and selling prints. We’ll also be continuing to teach screen printing and other classes by appointment, and offering additional artistic services (stay tuned!).

We cherish the time we’ve spent as a part of the Georgia Avenue Community, and the relationships we formed there are everlasting. We will continue to work with Georgia Avenue businesses on our annual temporary arts project, the Georgia Avenue Window Walk, and will host pop-up events (caroling!) along the corridor. Our roots on Georgia Avenue are deep, and the Pleasant Plains name follows us to Brookland…

Be on the lookout for another update in early Fall as we set up our new hours, classes, and exhibition schedule. We look forward to seeing you at our new space soon!

-Kristina Bilonick and PPW Resident Artists (present & past)

In the Gallery Starting 6/12:

June 13 – July 12, 2015: Beth Hansen: Natural Selections
Artist Reception: Saturday, June 20th 5-7pm
Gallery Hours: Saturday 1-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm

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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

In the gallery starting May 2nd:

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
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>>)

‘Lower Moments’ Artists Revealed! Opening Reception on 3/28

Lower Moments

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!
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Call for Entries – ‘Lower Moments’

CALL FOR ENTRIES! Deadline: Monday, March 9, 2015
Lower Moments

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?

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‘From the Permanent Collection’ opens on 2/15

Join us on Sunday, February 15th between 3-5pm for the opening of our Resident Artist group show, From the Permanent Collection.

The Exhibition features a collection of prints owned by our resident print-makers. Alongside each print will be a story of where the print came from, how it inspires the artist, and any other fun facts about the work.

The works on view are not for sale, but each artist will be adding a new print to our inventory which will be available in multiples at the shop.

Join us for some cookies and bubbly, a day after Valentines day, for the love of PRINT!
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Exhibition will run through March 22nd
Gallery Hours: Friday 2-7pm, Sat 1-6pm, Sun 12-5pm
(2608 Georgia Ave Location)