Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Exhitbitions are at Pleasant Plains Workshop’s Georgia Avenue location, unless otherwise noted

September 12 – October 18, 2014
Paul Shortt: Essentially Qualified
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 18th 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, October 18th, 1pm
Gallery Hours: Thurs & Fri 2-7pm, Sat 1-6pm
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In Essentially Qualified the artist Paul Shortt explores the contradictions inherent in being qualified for employment without the hands-on experience necessary to land a job. Through video, enlarged sculptures, a create your own diploma station, and a re-imagining of the standard resume format, the artist attempts to play, antagonize and reflect on what it means to enter the
labor force. The exhibition also features a performance component in the form of a hired intern that will be in the gallery on Fridays and Saturdays. Join us for the opening of this exhibition on September 18th, and a closing day talk with the artist on October 18th.

October 2-5, 2014
(e)merge art fair
Capital Skyline Hotel- 10 ‘i’ Street SW DC
info / tickets

Pleasant Plains Workshop is thrilled to be participating in the fourth annual (e)merge art fair. We will present a Resident Artists group exhibition, and also offer innovative programming daily in our booth. Stay tuned for a full schedule, and look for us there in a section designated forcollectives and alternative arts spaces.
click here for photos of PPW at (e)merge 2013>>

October 24 – November 29, 2014
Group Exhibition: DDAY Collective

Opening Reception, Friday, October 24th, 6-8pm
Gallery Hours: Thurs & Fri 2-7pm, Sat 1-6pm


Pleasant Plains Workshop is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring members of the local arts collective, DDAY. DDAY Collective was established in 2013 by DC-based artists David Ibata, Danielle Scruggs, alice wonder, and Yodith Dammlash to promote and support emerging artists in the DC Metropolitan area through independent curatorial projects and cultural programming.