painting by Albert Schweitzer

 Winter (l’hiver) at Galerie Françoise

Reception and Open House Wednesday, December 12, Noon to Midnight

Artists: Kara L. Brook, Mark Karnes, Jeanne Gentry Keck, Caryn Martin, Quentin Mosley, James Rouse, Ryan Schroeder, Albert Schweitzer, Andrew Tanner, Suzy Thieblot

Exhibition runs December 12,201 – February 28, 2013

3500 Parkdale Avenue Studio #20 & #22
Woodberry, Baltimore, MD 21211
Open daily 12-4 and by appt (443 632 4785)
Any inquires, please email artsaves@ix.netcom.com

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LUX Closing Reception at MD Art Place
Thursday, December 13 from 6p – 8p

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to present LUX a full scale exhibition highlighting artists working in photography and digital media. Selected exhibitors were nominated by art leaders in the Maryland region, with finalists selected by a renowned and respected panel of jurors including: Elliott Landy, Lynn Silverman, Joshua Yospyn, Colby Caldwell and Josh Sisk.

The jury selected work by artists Michel Anderson, Kelley Bell, Lynn Cazabon, Tamara Cedre, Larry Cohen, Deepak Chowdhury, Edward DeWitt, Jill Fannon, Matthew Fishel, JM Giordano, Vin Grabill, Ryan Hackett, Joshua Haycraft, Joseph Hyde, Tiffany Jones, Matthew Kern, William Knipscher, Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman, Jati Lindsay, Kim Llerena, Brandon Morse, Elle Perez, Joseph Parra, Barry Schmetter, Alan Sislen, Graham Slaughter, Christopher Saah, Sylvie van Helden, Tobechi Tobechukwu, and Alex Wein.

Limited edition Ray Lewis prints from his “Sun Diaries” series are still available and on view by appointment only. Please contact Amy Cavanaugh Royce at amy@mdartplace.org for more information.

To preview the exhibition artwork visit mapauction.org.

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Silent Auction at Towson Arts Collective
Friday, December 14, 2012 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm

Support local artists, enjoy fine food and music, and get your holiday shopping done in style!
All proceeds benefit the Towson Arts Collective, a nonprofit gallery and community arts center.

For more information contact aengle2@students.towson.edu or 23artist@gmail.com
Our aim to to bring afforable art to the community, so all prices range only fron $20.00-$200.00.

At the TAC gallery
40 West Chesapeake Ave. Towson, MD 21204

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Paintings by Tom Hill

Reception: Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 5:30pm until 8:00pm

Gateway Arts Center 3901 Rhode Island Avenue Brentwood, Maryland 20722
39th Street Corridor Exhibition Space
December 15, 2012 – January 19, 2013

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TOWARD A NEW FORM ORDER
December 15, 2012 – January 26, 2013
Curated by: Rod Malin
Opening Reception: Saturday December 15, 2012 7-10pm
Artist Talk: Saturday February 26, 2013 2-4pm
Hours: Saturdays 1-5pm & Wednesdays 5-7pm or by appointment

Guest Spot is proud to announce a dual exhibition entitled Toward a New Form Order featuring artists Lisa Dillin (Baltimore) and Matthew Northridge (New York City). Opening Saturday December 15, 2012, the works will be on view through January 26, 2013.

Recursive systems generally create the impression that the sum of parts dictate the form of the whole. Fractals, as self-similar patterns, are understood to be the same from near as from far. In the realm of social and political satire, when presented as a form of critique, a certain alchemy can occur and elevate familiar patterns beyond trivial self-similarity.
The tendency to dissect a punch line and disaggregate a joke into its parts truncates one’s ability to see the particular humor within. The somber order, sense of solitude, and dry wit contextually linked to minimal art is merely a backdrop against which these artists embellish their political will. Both Dillin and Northridge’s approaches are in some ways substantially similar; although both borrow from a minimal aesthetic, they also possess the ability to obsessively examine minutely, while maintaining a transcendent outlook. The result is a humorous-like paradox, as if they are saying “I am serious, so I am laughing.”

GUEST SPOT AT THE REINSTITUTE
1715 N. CALVERT STREET BALTIMORE MD 21202
WWW.GUESTSPOT.ORG

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A panel discussion will take place at Gallery Four from 4pm – 6pm followed by a closing reception for GRAN PRIX from 6pm – 9pm. Panel topics will include artists and curating, social media as brand identity and gallery, and the increasingly seamless integration of internet aesthetics in contemporary art. Please join us!
The panel will include:

Alex Da Corte
Jackie Milad
Max Guy
Ethan Breckenridge

with curators
Ajay Kurian, Gresham’s Ghost
Alex Ebstein, Nudashank
Seth Adelsberger, Nudashank

GRAN PRIX
Nudashank, Gallery Four
405 W. Franklin St.
Floors 3 and 4
and Storefronts at
425 and 427 N. Eutaw St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Images of the installation and individual work in GRAN PRIX are up at www.nudashank.blogspot.com