Category: events

Upcoming Exhibition: Trash Cat Collective @ PPW!

Join us for a month of vintage fashion appreciation! We are thrilled to have the DC collective, Trash Cat take over our shop for the month of February – transforming it into a wonderland of vintage & preloved threads (for men and women), accesories, housewares, and other treasures! We’ll also be hosting a series of events including panel discussions, a fashion show, and closing day swap-o-rama blowout sale!

January 28 – February 25, 2012
Trash Cat Collective @ Pleasant Plains Workshop

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 28
Closing Day Swap-o-rama!!: Saturday, February 25
Hours: Thursdays & Fridays 2-7pm, Saturdays 1-6pm and Sundays noon-5pm
more info here>>

Happy Thanksgiving! holiday hours & small biz saturday :

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We here at Pleasant Plains Workshop are thankful for all of the new friends we’ve made this year- all of the artists, visitors, customers, neighbors, and other business owners that have made our first  year of being open here on Georgia Avenue a magical experience!

Holiday Hours:
We will be closed on Thursday and Friday (Nov 24-25) for the Thanksgiving holiday, but will reopen on Saturday during our usual business hours 1-6pm and Sunday noon-5pm. 

We’ll also be participating in Small Business Saturday a day focused on shopping local and supporting small independent retailers.

For Small Business Saturday on 11/26, we’ll be offering a 10% discount on all artwork and merchandise. We’ll also have refreshments and a gift-making demo at 3pm. Please join us!

They’re BAAACK.. TSV hosts another crit session here on 11/15

PPW is excited to team up with The Studio Visit to hold another night of critique and conversation here at Pleasant Plains Workshop on Tuesday, November 15th with guest moderator, Cynthia Connolly (artist and visual art curator at Artisphere)

For our November session, we will have a focus on photography and photo-based work. If you are interested in presenting your work, send an email with images or a link to your web site to:

If you’d like to attend and join the discussion, please also send an email to the same address with RSVP in the subject. You must RSVP to attend because space is limited. Treats will be served (including crit power food of choice- donuts!!)

images from past crits here with TSV! (#fun, #nerdout) 

PPW artists post up at Crafty Bastards Art/Craft Fair tomorrow (10/1)

Hi! Just a reminder that our shop will be CLOSED tomorrow 10/1 while both Kristina Bilonick and Anthony Dihle (PPW resident artists) participate in the annual arts extravaganza that is:

Now in its 8th season, this arts and crafts fair hosted by the Washington Citypaper is bigger and better than ever!! click through the image above to see all 170 vendors, food stands, activities, music and dance performances that make up the day.

The event is held in Adams Morgan at the Marie Reed School at 18th and Kalorama (you will not be able to miss it) from 10am-5pm.. Come by and See Anthony / Fire Studio in booth #14, and me and my buddy Sarah Cecelia Jewelry in booth #106.

Hope to see you there tomorrow!

Opening October 7th: ‘Human Mansprings’ by Steven Frost!

October 7 – November 12, 2011 in the Gallery
Human Mansprings – a solo project by artist, Steven Frost
Opening Reception: Friday, October 7, 6-9pm

We are thrilled to have Steven Frost as our next gallery artist. Frost is a a formerly DC-based artist who lived on Georgia Avenue and worked at the Corcoran College of Art + Design during his time here. Frost left DC in 2008 to pursue a Masters in Fine Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Having just received his MFA from the Fiber Department, Steve is currently living and working in Chicago, and showing at a variety of galleries and alternative spaces across the country. Read more about his upcoming exhibition here>>

What’s Your Idea of Paradise? Artist Annie Albagli- Paradise Interviews

Last week at our artist talk for ‘Greetings from Paradise’, guests had the chance to contribute a video interview to Annie Albagli’s ongoing Paradise Project. For the interviews, Annie created a modular backdrop with a variety of imagery that could could be arranged with velcro to suit the interviewees taste… then they were asked, ‘What’s your idea of paradise?’…

Here are some of the results! You can contribute your own interview to the project if you visit the gallery this Friday or Saturday! (Fri 2-7pm, Sat 1-6pm)

Interview with Mariah Johnson of Porch Projects

Interview with Cynthia Connolly, artist & visual art curator at Artisphere

Interview with local artist, Maurice L.

This Thursday: Artist Talk with Annie Albagli

Join us this Thursday at 7pm, August 18th for a lively discussion with current exhibition artist, Annie Albagli!

Annie will talk about the works in ‘Greetings From Paradise’. Come hear her talk about the recurring ‘paradise’ theme in her work, and also her recent experience as Resident Teaching Artist at Pyramid Atlantic (where she created most of the prints in the show).

After the talk, you are invited to mingle and speak to the artist more. You can also contribute an interview to her ongoing ‘Paradise’ project. Interviews will be held in the secret VIP room of PPW and interviewees will be to customize their ‘paradise’ backdrop for the shoot.

Refreshments will be served.

dress code: shipwreck / paradise / dog days / swimwear

hope to see you there!!

(see the facebook invite here)