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!
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?
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!
Exhibition will run through March 22nd
Gallery Hours: Friday 2-7pm, Sat 1-6pm, Sun 12-5pm
(2608 Georgia Ave Location)
Jan 16 – Mar 29, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, January 16th 7pm-close
827 Upshur Street NW DC (Green Line Metro: Petworth Station)
Exhibition hours concurrent with shop hours Tuesdays-Sundays
Join us on 12/12 for PPW’s annual ‘Wintry Mix’ Georgia Avenue Caroling Party (Tickets>>)
This event is not to be missed! Proceeds go to benefit Pleasant Plains Workshop’s arts programming. Join us for an evening of warm/wintry fun!
7-8pm: Start with warm beverages and snacks Pleasant Plains Workshop (2608 Georgia Ave NW) while we rehearse our non-denominational wintery carols. We’ll have a few instruments on hand. If you happen to play an instrument feel free to bring it along!
8-9pm: Caroling down the avenue! We will surprise business owners and customers at restaurants, barber shops, cafes and stores along Georgia Avenue
9pm-??: We land at the home of one PPWs supporters (near Georgia and Kenyon) for drinks, food, dessert, and roasted chestnuts and s’mores over the fire pit out back!
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2014 2-5PM
Pleasant Plains Workshop is pleased to announce the third installation of its public art project, the Georgia Avenue Window Walk.The Georgia Avenue Window Walk is a temporary public art project that engages residents, businesses and visitors to the community by placing art installations in storefront spaces along the lower Georgia Avenue Corridor.
The project is a collaboration between Pleasant Plains Workshop, the Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force, and a group of Pleasant Plains resident-volunteers. This year’s exhibition features five artist installations that connect to the history and current culture of Georgia Avenue.
2014 PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES & ARTISTS:
Join us for the on Friday October 24th from 6-8pm for the Opening Reception of our next gallery exhibition featuring members of the local arts collective, DDAY (David Ibata, Danielle Scruggs, Alice Wonder, and Yodith Dammlash)
‘Portrait of an Artist’ explores the nature of visual work as a reflective surface, one that gives insight into artists’ processes, practices, influences and distinct personalities. Within this exhibit, each artist evokes their working space (internal/external) by placing physical items and ephemera around the completed work, to provide the audience context into personal influences that inform their craft, helping to complete a “portrait” of the person who created it.
Exhibition Hours: Thurs & Fri 2-7pm, Sat 1-6pm (thru Nov 29)
Capital Skyline Hotel- 10 ‘i’ Street SW DC
Fri/ Sat noon-7pm, Sun noon-5pm(tickets)
We are excited to present at the (e)merge art fair again this year! Like last year, our booth will host an exhibition of Pleasant Plains Workshop Resident Artists. This year’s exhibition features: Anthony Dihle, Kristina Bilonick, Chris Haughery, Beth Hansen, Danielle Scruggs, Martine Workman, and Ann-Marie Van Tassell.
We’ll also be hosting an eclectic mix of artist-run programming all weekend long – including some guest spots and off-site events in collaboration with groups like Playback the Tape, and LAND via the 5×5 project! See below for the full rundown:
THURSDAY, OCT 2, 7-9PM
During opening night festivities, Resident Artists, Beth Hansen and Ann-Marie VanTassell will be producing a varied-edition screen print on site based on imagery of the Capital Skyline Pool. Prints will be available for purchase right off the wall (once they’re dry!). get opening night tickets here>>
FRIDAY, OCT 3, 5-7PM
Playback the Tape VHS video screening / Happy Hour
Join us for two hours of short-length vhs happy hour surprises presented by Playback the Tape! Stay for a minute or for the full show, as we present a curated collection of vault favorites and rarities. Buy a shirt, or take a sticker and find out more about what we do and how you can play a part in creating future vhs archaeological events! (facebook invite>>)
SATURDAY, OCT 4, 1-3PM
Text Before Texting – a drop in handwriting workshop
Join Resident Artists, Danielle Scruggs and Martine Workman for a drop-in workshop that reminds us to appreciate the written word! Supplies will be on hand and feel free to bring in a favorite quote, note, or lyric to transcribe. We’ll have some source materials for you to peruse for inspiration.
Please join artist Diana Al-Hadid and LAND’s Director and Curator, Shamim M. Momin, for a conversation about Al-Hadid’s installation, Interior Sketch, as part of Alter/Abolish/Address.
Opening Reception and Performances for Rock512Devil, Our Union: the Second Iteration of Brendan Fowler’s Walls at St. Elizabeth’s
St. Elizabeth’s East Gateway Pavilion
2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE
Presented by LAND in conjunction with the 5×5 project
Artist Brendan Fowler hands off the second curatorial iteration of his six freestanding wall sculptures to Baltimore-based collective, Rock512Devil, as the sculptural walls become a platform for their artist selection and a series of performances, music, and screenings. Participating artists and performers include Peggy Chiang, Bryan Collins, Max Eilbacher, Amanda Horowitz, Kelley Mcnutt, Sexoesthetic, and Marisa Takal.SUNDAY 10/5, 1-3PM
Drop-in Letterpress Demo with Chris Haughery
Produce your own take-away print with Resident Artist, Chris Haughery!SUNDAY 10/5 @3PM (off site)
3pm: Dan Colen’s Performance, Livin’ and Dyin’
90 Maryland Avenue SW
Presented by LAND in conjunction with the 5×5 project
Please join us for Livin’ and Dyin’, a performance by artist Dan Colen that takes the form of both monologue and dialogue simultaneously. The audience is invited to follow Colen, Roger Rabbit, the Kool-Aid Man, and Wile E. Coyote as they walk throughout the National Mall testing the power of clichés and other pop cultural referents in much the same way that one would test a battery or an apparently unresponsive body for signs of life.
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 18th 6-8pm (Facebook Invite)
Exhibition Dates: September 12 – October 18, 2014
Artist Talk: Saturday, October 18th at 1pm
Gallery Hours: Thurs & Fri 2-7pm, Sat 1-6pm
Highlights of this exhibition will be Please Congratulate Me, an enlarged sculpture of a graduation tassel that will be hung from the building and Intern as Art, a performance piece in the form of a hired an intern who is paid to gallery sit, search for more permanent employment online, and enthusiastically engage with gallery visitors about works in the show.
Pleasant Plains Workshop is thrilled to be a Community Partner for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities public art festival, 5×5! We’ve been teamed up with the Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) and are helping promote their public art projects and programs.
Join us on Saturday, September 6th from 5-8pm for the Opening Reception of Alter/Abolish/Address
200 Tingey Street SE (Navy Yard Metro)
Free / open to the public (facebook invite>>)
Please join LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) for the opening reception of Alter/Abolish/Address: 5 site-specific commissioned projects throughout Washington, D.C. as part of 5×5:2014, a District-wide program of 25 contemporary, temporary public art projects dedicated to exploring new perspectives on the city through the lens of 5 curators, presented by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, September 6, 2014 with bus tours to all 25 projects throughout D.C., followed by LAND’s opening reception at artist Glenn Kaino’s installation at Naval Building 170, 200 Tingey Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003 from 5 to 8pm.
For additional information on each artist’s installation, as well as a map of the locations, please visit http://www.nomadicdivision.org.
Various programs and activations will take place throughout the course of the exhibition in Washington, D.C. in collaboration with Pleasant Plains Workshop.
This project is funded by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, 5×5 Temporary Public Art Project.