2010 | Catalyst



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Critique Session hosted by The Studio Visit

August 14, 2010

As part of WPA’s Coup d’Espace initiative, Manalo and TSV will hold an open forum here for artists to discuss current work or works in progress

SynchroSwim 2010!

August 8, 2010

Judged by Dr. Dorothy Kosinski, Septime Webre, and C. Brian Williams. Washington Project for the Arts, in collaboration with the Rubell Family Collection + Conner Contemporary Art, presents the second annual synchronized swimming performance competition featuring Washington area artists.

Coup d’Espace: The Lab for Remixed Knowledge

August 6 – August 27, 2010

An installation by Adam Good. Part of the Coup d’Espace series, where artists are invited to take over WPA’s offices. Good transformed the office into an environment that encouraged visitors to explore the different techniques and implications of remixing knowledge

Coup d’Espace: Barter

July 2 – July 30, 2010

Organized by Blair Murphy. Part of the Coup d’Espace series, where artists are invited to take over WPA’s offices.
Murphy set up a web-based, non-monetary silent auction in the WPA’s office. Participants exchanged goods or services for the different items up for auction.

Finesse Your Press: Outreach for Artists

June 24, 2010

Part of the No Artist Left Behind Series. Moderators: Holly Bass, Artist and Performer; Sarah Massey, Massey Media; Karen Sommer Shallet, Editor, DC Magazine. The No Artist Left Behind series offers workshops for artists in professional development and hands-on seminars in artists’ materials training, and are open to all WPA members.

Coup d’Espace: Permanent Impermanence

June 11 – July 9, 2010

curated by Larissa Leclair. Part of the Coup d’Espace series, where artists are invited to take over WPA’s offices. Permanent Impermanence explores fundamentals of the photographic medium, through artistic expression in both subject and process. On view are photographs by Christopher Colville from his “Emanations” series; Todd Hido from “A Road Divided”; Kate MacDonnell from “100 Ways”; Curtis Mann from “Modifications”; David Maisel from “History’s Shadow”; and Doug + Mike Starn from “alleverythingthatisyou.”

WParade! an Art Parade at the Capitol Riverfront

June 5th, 2010

An Art Parade at the Capitol Riverfront. Washington Project for the Arts presents the WPArade, an extravaganza of artists connecting with community to create a moving visual spectacle of art and culture.


Cell Phone Dance Theater by Leah and Michael Moon and Friends.

Coup d’Espace: Oneness, Shock and Return

May 7 – June 4, 2010

by artist Chajana denHarder. Part of the Coup d’Espace series, where artists are invited to take over WPA’s offices. Oneness, Shock and Return documents a month long performance in which the artist spent time in the WPA office, uniting her body with the space. After photographing her performance, the images were digitally manipulated to create “photographic sculptures” that will be reinserted into the setting in which they were created.

Reframing the Gallery Model: Alternative Paths for artistic success

April 26th, 2010

Alternative Paths for artistic success. Moderator and panelists include Andy Grundberg, Whitney Frazier, Janis Goodman, Judith HeartSong, and Allison Marvin. A panel discussion on achieving success without following the traditional gallery representation path co-presented with the Corocoran College of Art & Design

The Meaning of Making

April 21st, 2010

Panelists include Tom Ashcraft, Artist and Professor of Sculpture at George Mason University; Christine Ernest, founder of Maganda Design; Dana Ayana Greaves, Artist and founder of Artistic Aya clothing and accessories; and Carole Greenwood, chef, artist and musician
Moderator: Betsy Greer, author of Knitting for Good and founder of craftivism.com.The Meaning of Making is a drop-in, hands-on crafting social, followed by a panel discussion featuring local artists and artisans working in the realm of handmade.