Washington DC

The 12th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party

November 21, 2015

Saturday, 8-11pm

Location: American University’s Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

Auction proceeds benefit Transformer exhibitions & programs.

As Transformer’s primary fundraising event, our Annual Silent Auction & Benefit Party is an extension of our overall cutting edge aesthetic.  Providing essential support for Transformer’s dynamic year-round programming, exhibitions, and services – our Annual Auction is one of the most exciting events of the fall arts season celebrated by a diverse range of artists, collectors, gallerists, entrepreneurs, and arts enthusiasts.

The 11th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party

November 22, 2014

Saturday, 8-11pm

Location: American University’s Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

Auction proceeds benefit Transformer exhibitions & programs.

As Transformer’s primary fundraising event, our Annual Silent Auction & Benefit Party is an extension of our overall cutting edge aesthetic.  Providing essential support for Transformer’s dynamic year-round programming, exhibitions, and services – our Annual Auction is one of the most exciting events of the fall arts season celebrated by a diverse range of artists, collectors, gallerists, entrepreneurs, and arts enthusiasts.

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Art Night 2014

October 30, 2014

Location: Hickok Cole Architects
1023 31st Street
Washington, DC 20007

Each autumn Hickok Cole Architects joins the Washington Project for the Arts to sponsor Art Night. Held at our offices in Georgetown, local metro-area artists and our staff are invited to show their best work. We invite the arts community, our clients, friends, and families to view the hundreds of pieces and enjoy an evening dedicated to bringing together architecture and the arts.

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The 10th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party

November 15, 2013

Friday, 8-11pm

Location: Corcoran Gallery of Art 500 17th Street, NW

Auction proceeds benefit Transformer exhibitions & programs.

As Transformer’s primary fundraising event, our Annual Silent Auction & Benefit Party is an extension of our overall cutting edge aesthetic.  Providing essential support for Transformer’s dynamic year-round programming, exhibitions, and services – our Annual Auction is one of the most exciting events of the fall arts season celebrated by a diverse range of artists, collectors, gallerists, entrepreneurs, and arts enthusiasts.

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MUMBO SAUCE

April 5, 2013 – April 21, 2013 

TUESDAY - SUNDAY, 11 to 6PM until April 21

Location: Contemporary Wing 906 H Street, NE 20002 Washington, DC

MUMBO SAUCE is an art exhibition planned in response to PUMP ME UP – D.C. subculture of the 1980san art exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art curated by Roger Gastman that will open February 22, 2013. Curated by Lauren Gentile, owner of Contemporary Wing gallery, and Roger Gastman, MUMBO SAUCE is a survey of artists who have, or once had, deep roots in Washington, D.C. The exhibition will be an exploration and commentary on how the environment of Go-Go, graffiti, punk, hardcore, graphic design and fine art has influenced their work.

Mumbo Sauce is a red, sweet, and tangy sauce, thinner than barbeque sauce and similar to plum sauce. Arguably indigenous to Washington, D.C., the condiment is found in carry outs throughout D.C. and the surrounding metro areas. Mumbo Sauce is a part of the African American culture and is the flavor of home for true D.C. natives.

Just like the sense of identity that Mumbo Sauce carries for D.C., the artists featured in the exhibit will be creating new works and tribute installations surveying their relationships and remembrances from living and working in the Capital. The participating artists are BORF, Richard Colman, Cynthia Connolly, Tim Conlon, COOL "DISCO" DAN, Mark Jenkins, Globe Poster Archive, Clark Fox, Rosina Teri Memolo, Mingering Mike and Robin Rose.

The art will be in various media and for sale.

Opening, Friday, April 5

4 - 6pm Press Preview (private)

6 - 10pm Reception (artists in attendance)

7 - 10pm Music by DJ Stereo Faith

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Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s

Corcoran Gallery of Art

February 23, 2013 – April 7, 2013

500 17th Street, NW

Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s is the first exhibition to explore the thriving underground of Washington, D.C., during the 1980s, giving visual form to the raucous energy of graffiti, Go-Go music, and a world-renowned punk and hardcore scene.

The exhibition explores the visual culture of the “other D.C.,” demonstrating its place in the history of street art as well as that of America’s capital city. In the midst of notorious problems with drugs and corruption, D.C. gave birth to an infectious visual culture captured in the exhibition through posters, graffiti, graphic art, archival photographs, and ephemera. Pump Me Up tells a local history from a local point of view, while providing a framework for the contemporary surge of interest in street art and underground graphics.

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The 9th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party

November 30, 2012

Friday, 8-11pm

Location: Corcoran Gallery of Art 500 17th Street, NW

Auction proceeds benefit Transformer exhibitions & programs.

As Transformer’s primary fundraising event, our Annual Silent Auction & Benefit Party is an extension of our overall cutting edge aesthetic.  Providing essential support for Transformer’s dynamic year-round programming, exhibitions, and services – our Annual Auction is one of the most exciting events of the fall arts season celebrated by a diverse range of artists, collectors, gallerists, entrepreneurs, and arts enthusiasts.

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Submerge 2012

November 10 - 18, 2012 

Submerge is FREE and open to the public daily from 1pm-6pm

Evening programming FREE or may require purchase of  tickets. For detailed listing visit schedule page.

Location: 700 H Street NE, Washington, D.C.

No Kings Collective is proud to announce the 2nd annual showing of Submerge, a nine day flash ‘art happening’. Submerge 2012  is an ‘ode to the District,’  an art exhibition and creative art space that will pay homage to the town of its creation; Washington DC. Submerge, the exhibition, will be a “group exhibition” uniquely created from a collection of solo-exhibitions. Participating artists both emerging and mid-career, were presented with the unique opportunity to craft a cohesive concept and body of works in what amounts to micro-installations and exhibition, organized under one roof. As a creative space, it will play host to a number of creative and cultural happenings to fully complement and augment this cities colorful identity.

No Kings Collective will will transform this temporary space on the historic H Street Corridor in an unusual mash up of art and culture. Submerge will surface at this project located at 700 H Street NE. Submerge will be a well curated, transformative environment, one that will cater to the expectations and curiosities’ of the novice and the experienced onlooker.

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Hello Kitty For President

November 1 - 6, 2012

Location: LIVINGSOCIAL'S 918 F Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Hello Kitty and the Friendship Party have taken over Washington, DC!

LivingSocial's 918 F Street has become the headquarters for the Hello Kitty 2012 campaign! A pop-up shop featuring limited edition campaign goodies is open until Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6th.

Sanrio will donate 100% of net proceeds from the pop-up shop to the American Red Cross. You can also visit http://bit.ly/HelloKittyRedCross to donate to Hurricanes 2012, in response to disasters across the country.

If you're in the DC area, make sure to stop by the Campaign HQ and join us for activities -- get your Hello Kitty express look done by Sephora makeup pros, have a silhouette portrait or a balloon creation made for you, and try your luck at the claw machine! All proceeds of the claw machine benefit 826DC, a creative educational non-profit org for the youth of DC.

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OFF THE WALL: Street Art

August 16 - 25, 2012

Location: 1412 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20003

During the summer months, Contemporary Wing will present OFF THE WALL, a series of collaborations which bring together serious collectors and the artwork they wish to exchange or acquire with other collectors who share a common passion.

The Street Art forum will feature works by Blek Le Rat, Shepard Fairey, Gaia, WK Interact, Dalek, Gary Baseman, Faile and Tim Conlon among others.

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SELECT 2013 Art Auction Exhibition and Gala

March 3, 2012 

Saturday, 6pm-midnight

EXHIBITION OPENING (FREE) Saturday, February 11, 2012 6:00-8:00pm

Location: 1800 L Street Washington, DC 20002

The public and auction guests are invited to the Exhibition Opening Reception and Presentation of the Alice Denney Award for Support of Contemporary Art Meet the artists and curators of SELECT and join us as we present the eighth Alice Denney Award to Molly Ruppert for her service to artists and the arts in Washington.

After the exhibition opening, the work will remain on view Wednesdays through Saturdays from 12:00 noon to 6:00pm through Friday, March 2, 2012. The exhibition is open to the public free of charge.

ART AUCTION GALA (TICKETED) Saturday, March 3, 2012 6:30-MIDNIGHT

The works presented will be available for purchase on March 3, 2012 at SELECT: WPA 2012 Art Auction Gala, an event that, for the last 31 years, has helped WPA raise funds and awareness to support contemporary artists in our region. The artists invited to participate in this exhibition were selected by a group of notable curators from some of the most important institutions in our region. The works represent a cross section of media and disciplines, providing a remarkable survey of contemporary artistic practice.

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Art Night 2011

October 27, 2011 

Thursday, 7-11pm

Location: Hickok Cole Architects 1023 31st Street Washington, DC 20007

Hickok Cole Architects teams up with Washington Project for the Arts to Host Art Night 2011. Over 50 local artists showcased their work and everything is for sale.

Benefiting Washington Project for the Arts and the artists, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork on Art night is shared equally between the artists and WPA.  Support of Art Night helps WPA further its mission – to promote and present experimental exhibitions, programs, and performances that benefit local artists and residents.

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Derailed 2

September 17, 2011 

Saturday, 8-11pm

Location: Art Whino Gallery 120 American Way National Harbor, MD 20745

Reception begins at 8pm

Show end date: October 16th

The event is FREE and open to the public.

Derailed 2, a solo exhibition featuring aerosol artist Tim Conlon. Derailed 2 pays homage to the artist’s almost twenty-year love affair with freight train graffiti art. In this new exhibition, Conlon will showcase a series of new works including life-size aerosol paintings of aged freight cars; weathered model trains featuring scaled-to-size graffiti in the bright colors and iconic characters for which Conlon is best known; and contemporary photographs of trains and their environs.

About Derailed 2 Conlon says, “I discovered freight train graffiti as a college kid in Baltimore just as the scene was emerging. As one of the biggest port cities on the East Coast, commercial cargo regularly arrived on large ships in Baltimore Harbor and was transferred to freight trains headed toward big cities like Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Train cars were everywhere and as an art student with in interest in graffiti, it was easy to get hooked on this revolving art gallery.”

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G40: The Summit

March 1 - 30, 2010

Grand opening: March 6th, 8pm - Midnight

223 23rd St. Arlington, VA 22202

Art Whino teams up with Crystal City BID and Vornado to present G-40: The Summit, a month long exhibition and event series featuring over 500 artists from around the world. The mission of G40: The Summit is to bring the leaders of the New Brow genre together in Crystal City, VA in an effort to explore, discuss and grow this movement. G-40: The Summit will be a culmination of ideas and processes, brought together and highlighted by region and style, creating, for the first time, a full cross examination of this genre.

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Activation 2719

February 20, 2010 

6pm - 11pm RSVP only

2719 13th Street NW Washington, DC 20009

Starting on Saturday, February 20th, No Kings Collective will transform a beautiful, newly renovated, 4-story Columbia Heights row house into a temporary gallery. The name of the show, "Activation 2719", reflects both the address of the location at 13th and Girard Streets and also an attempt to create life in an unoccupied historic location. "Activation 2719" will run from Feb 20th - March 12th

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Berlin Wall - Express Yourself

Newseum

November 8, 2009

11am - 5pm

555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20006

Talk and Draw - The New York Times'Ochs-Sulzberger Family Great Hall of News, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Washington artist Tim Conlon will be on hand for a talk-and-draw demonstration of graffiti styles and techniques and discuss how graffiti has been used as a form of protest. Conlon - whose work has been featured in museums and galleries across the country - will also discuss the artists who risked their lives to paint the Berlin Wall during the Cold War.

Express Yourself - Annenberg Theater Lobby, Level 1, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exercise your freedom of expression by painting your own message on the Newseum's re-creation of the Berlin Wall.

Hands-On - Learning Center, Concourse Level, Noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Try your hand at being a graffiti artist and learn techniques from Tim Conlon. Space is limited to 35 visitors per session. Tickets are available at the information desk on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Old Skoolin’ for the Children

November 7, 2009 

Saturday 6pm – 12am

Art Whino and WHALER's Creation at The Portals Theater

1236 Maryland Ave, SW Washington, DC 20006

$25 advance tickets, $35 at the door – Non Profit Donation Entry Fee

Art Whino and WHALER’s Creation present “Old Skoolin’ for the Children,” a four city concert and art show tour that brings together the best visual and musical artists to benefit programs that support foster care and adoption programs. Legendary founder of the hip-hop movement Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run-DMC will perform old skool, throw back shows true to the roots of the genre. Over 100 of Art Whino’s internationally renowned talents from the underground street art world will be showcasing their old school, 80’s themed creations. Show Run Date: 1 Day so don’t Miss it!

Art Installation by AM RADIO

Special musical performance by: Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run-DMC

Opening for DMC will be the winner of the Talent Search Competition. For more information visit: www.whalers-creation.us

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