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Art Dealers Association of Greater Washington


DC Fine Art Photography Fair 2013

Kathleen Ewing is excited to announce the Second Annual DC FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY FAIR is now scheduled for October 4 - 6, 2013.  The Fair will feature fifteen established fine art photography galleries from across the United States with representative samples from their gallery inventories.  An extraordinary range of photographic images - from 19th Century to cutting edge contemporary visions - will be on display and available for purchase.

All DC Fine Art Photography Fair events will take place at the MOUNT VERNON CAMPUS of George Washington University, in the West Hall Conference Center, located at 2100 Foxhall Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007 [Whitehaven Parkway Entrance]

Fair Hours:
Friday, October 4: Evening Preview by Invitation of the Exhibitors
Saturday, October 5: 12noon to 7pm
Sunday, October 6: 11am to 5pm

A Saturday morning panel discussion, "On Collecting Photography," will be held from 11am to 12noon in the West Hall Conference Center Black Box Theater.

All Saturday and Sunday events are FREE and open to the public.

A list of exhibitors, a selection of images and more details will be posted on the website:


ADAGW LogoA series of seminars sponsored by the Art Dealers Association of Greater Washington and the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.

On Collecting Fine Art will coincide with the Katzen Arts Center exhibition "Washington Art Matters," on view June 15th to August 11th 2013.

This series of panel discussions is designed to encourage collecting fine art with advise from established Washington area gallery directors, who will share their knowledge and expertise. Topics covered in the various panels will include how to get started, how to educate your eye, how to develop a collection, how to understand descriptions of various processes and techniques, and how to maintain best practices for archival preservation of an art collection. The target audience for these seminars will be young professionals and novice collectors.

Each panel will feature presentations by gallery directors, who are members of the Art Dealers Association of Greater Washington [ADAGW]. ADAGW galleries represent a broad spectrum of fine art, from established masters to contemporary art, in all media, by artists known locally, nationally and internationally. These art experts will share their knowledge and offer guidelines "On Collecting Fine Art."

June 27 ~ Collecting Works on Paper: Prints and Drawings

July 18 ~ Collecting Photographs: Vintage and Contemporary Photography

July 25 ~ Collecting Sculpture, Glass & 3-dimensional Art

August 8 ~ Collecting Contemporary Paintings: Washington area and national artists

Panel Moderator: Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator, American University Museum

The seminars are scheduled for Thursday evenings starting at 6:30pm, Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

ON COLLECTING FINE ART is free and open to the public.
Reservations Suggested. Call 202-986-0105 for reservations or more information.


In Remembrance
Interactive Sculpture Meditation Garden

Karen Swenholt
Karen Swenholt
Dust Cries Out Twin Towers Memorial
56 x 56"
In Remembrance is a "pop up" contemporary, interactive, sculpture installation commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The installation will be on display from 9am--11pm Friday, September 9th through Sunday, September 11. It features life-size sculptures by Karen Swenholt. The installation is curated by Jerry Eisley, director of Foxhall Gallery for the Washington Arts Group (WAG). The sculptures are set on the extensive grounds of Truro Church in Fairfax, Virginia. The garden will be illuminated after dusk. Within the garden are both Monumental Fool (The Atheist) and Dust Cries Out. Monumental Fool underscores the role of faith in the human condition. Dust Cries Out is Swenholt’s signature sculpture which was chosen as a cover piece for the International Sculpture Society’s 9/11 memorial exhibition in New York.

In Remembrance is a visual centerpiece of an outreach to the greater Washington community hosted by Truro Church as part of a weekend commemoration of 9/11. Truro has been chosen Berkley Center at Georgetown University, which emphasizes peacemaking between Christians, Muslims and Jews. A interfaith dialogue titled Pursuing Peace Through Honest Conversation will be held on the evening of Saturday, September 9th. Both expressions reflect a desire to find reconciliation through interfaith interaction.

Truro Church is located at 10520 Main Street in Fairfax, Virginia 22030. For information, please contact the WAG at (202) 363-2345.

The Dynamics of the DC Art Scene

The Art Dealers Association of Greater Washington, in partnership with The Kreeger Museum, is pleased to present a panel discussion on how Art Dealers, Collectors, Curators and Museum Directors interact to support the visual arts in the DC area.

The Kreeger Museum,
2401 Foxhall Road NW, Washington, DC 20007

Thursday, February 24, 2011
6:30pm - 9 pm

Tickets: $20 / The Kreeger Museum Members: $15
Includes a cheese and wine reception.

Preceding the panel discussion, guests will have an opportunity to view In Unison: 20 Washington, DC Artists, the culmination of a project initiated by renowned artist Sam Gilliam, consisting of monoprints by 20 artists from the DC community, who typically work in different styles and mediums.

For reservations, call 202-338-3552.

Parking on W Street, NW or in the surrounding neighborhood.

Panelists include Juliette Bethea, Collector, Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Director, National Museum of African Art, Judy A. Greenberg, Director, The Kreeger Museum , Giselle Huberman, Collector, Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, and moderator Bill Dunlap, Artist and Art Critic.

Juliette Bethea, Collector

The works of art in the collection of Juliette Bethea are a reflection of her lifetime journey and passion for knowledge about people, global history, culture and arts. Further, it is a reflection of her support for the arts wherever she has lived or traveled -- a major aspect of which has been to purchase works by local atists. The major media represented are paintings, prints, sculpture, textiles, coiled baskets, glass, metal, porcelain and ceramic works by artists of North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Ms. Bethea has lived in the DC area for the last four decades and a significant number of pieces in her collection are by DC area artists.

Dr, Johnnetta Cole, Director, National Museum of African Art

At age 15, Johnnetta Cole entered Fisk University, through the school's early admissions program. She completed her undergraduate degree at Oberlin College and went on to earn a Master's and Ph.D. in anthropology from Northwestern University. In 1987 she made history by becoming the first African-American woman to serve as President of Spelman College. In 1992, Dr. Cole was named to President-elect Bill Clinton's transition team as Cluster Coordinator for Education, Labor and the Arts and Humanities. Dr. Cole returned to teaching in 1998, as Presidential Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Women's Studies and African American Studies at Emory University. In 2009, the Smithsonian selected Dr. Cole to serve as Director of the National Museum of African Art.

Judy Greenberg, Director, The Kreeger Museum

In 1994, The Kreeger Museum’s Board of Directors appointed Judy A. Greenberg the Director of The Kreeger Museum. As the founding Director, Ms. Greenberg has provided vision and conceptual leadership and has been responsible for originating innovative programs involving art, architecture and music for the museum and the Washington, DC community. In addition to providing vision and conceptual leadership, she is responsible for originating innovative programs involving art, architecture, and music for the museum and the greater Washington, DC community. Her most recent initiatives are Hear Art /See Music, a program for students with learning disabilities and Conversations at The Kreeger Museum, a program for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Ms. Greenberg initiated the programs Painting Sound, Art On Site, The Kreeger Museum Artist Award and DC Citypiece: Monuments at the Millennium. In spring 2007, Ms. Greenberg developed ColorField.remix. This citywide visual arts celebration included The Kreeger Museum along with over 30 venues - museums, galleries, non-profit alternative spaces, Cultural Tourism DC, Destination DC, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities and the business community. The ColorField.remix collaboration marked the largest celebration of painting ever held in the Washington area.

Giselle Huberman, Collector

The Huberman collection focuses on contemporary art, emphasizing Washington artists such as Sam Gilliam, Jacob Kainen, Robin Rose, Carol Goldberg, William Christenberry and Colby Caldwell. Their collection also includes glass art, wood and ceramics. Ms. Huberman grew up in Mexico and their collection features a number of Mexican artists, including Pedro Calderon, Francisco Capdevila and Chavez Morado.

Jack Rasmussen, Curator and Director, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

After working in the Education Department of the National Gallery of Art, Rasmussen began his contemporary art career in 1975 as assistant director of the Washington Project for the Arts under founder Alice Denney. He then owned and operated the Jack Rasmussen Gallery, a commercial art gallery until 1983. From 1989 to 1992 Rasmussen launched and directed the Rockville Arts Place in suburban Maryland. Rasmussen then became executive director of the Maryland Art Place in Baltimore, a nonprofit contemporary arts center serving the Mid-Atlantic region. Rasmussen’s next post, prior to his current possition at the Katzen, was executive director of the di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature, a contemporary art museum and natural habitat in Napa, California.

William Dunlap, Artist and Art Critic

William Dunlap has distinguished himself as an artist, arts commentator and educator, during a career that has spanned more than three decades. His paintings, sculpture and constructions are included in numerous museum, corporate and private collections. He has had solo exhibitions at the Corocoran Gallery of Art, National Academy of Science, Aspen Museum of Art, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Museum of Western Virginia, Albany Museum of Art, Cheekwood Fine Arts Center, Mint Museum of Art, Mississippi Museum of Art, and Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans. Honored in his field, Mr. Dunlap has received awards and fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest Foundation for study and travel in Southeast Asia, Warhol Foundation, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art/RJR Nabisco Visual Artists Award, and the Mississippi Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts.


Margery E. Goldberg Wins Excellence in Service to the Arts Award at 25th Annual Mayorʼs Arts Awards Ceremony

Margery Goldberg Mayor's Arts Award CeremonyA leading light in Washingtonʼs art scene for over three decades, Margery E Goldberg was honored Monday, March 22, 2010 for her contribution to the cultural life in the nationʼs capital at an intimate 25th Annual Mayorʼs Arts Awards Ceremony, where she was presented with the Excellence in Service to the Arts award. The Mayorʼs Arts Award is the most prestigious honor conferred by the District of Columbia to individual artists, arts organizations and arts patrons.

Goldberg has been a major force in Washingtonʼs art world since opening her first studio in Georgetown in 1973. An accomplished and prolific wood sculptor and neon artist, entrepreneur and arts activist, she founded Zenith Gallery and Zenith Square in 1978. The latter was a 50,000 square-foot community of 50 artist studios and that served as a affordable haven for artists to work, live, show their work and support each other. Located on Rhode Island Avenue NW, near 14th Street, Zenith Square was the launching pad for many now=known artists and organizations, including Liz Legman Dance Exchange and Studio Theatre. O 1986 Goldberg moved Zenith to Seventh Street NW, where she remained until April2009, providing a broad selection of contemporary art in all genres. Today, Zenith offers acquisition, consulting and commissioning services online, via a private salon gallery by appointment, and residential and office visits. Goldberg also curates and manages art exhibitions around Washington and beyond.

In 2000, Goldberg founded the non-profit Zenith Community Arts Foundation (ACAF), dedicated to using art to benefit community. Among ACAFʼs ,past popular projects are the annual Food Glorious Food Calendar program, which has raised over $110,000 for the Capital Area Food Bank inn less than five years, and the Freedom Place Collection, featuring 53 rarely-seen works by prominent African-American artists Romare Bearden, Benny Andrews, Alma Thomas, Richard Yarde an Robert Freeman. ACAF unveiled the collection at Zenith Gallery in 2007, and now manages its touring.