36 Studios: Part 2–Charm City Edition, Washington Project for the Arts with Mera Rubell

Over 150 artists entered the lottery to have the opportunity to have Mera Rubell visit their studio and these are a few of the lucky 36 selected. Ms. Rubell and Ms. Gold, Director of the WPA, were joined at points throughout their tour with notable arts professionals from local museums and galleries as well as members of the press from Baltimore and Washington, DC. After the 36 hour marathon Ms. Rubell has invited participants and all applicants to 36 Studios: Part Two to join her for an after party at the Lord Baltimore Hotel on Sunday, October 27 from 6-8:00pm.

Ms. Rubell will be conducting the studio visits in her role as a curator for SELECT 2014, Washington Project for the Arts’ 33rd annual art auction exhibition, taking place at Artisphere in Rosslyn, VA from February 27 through March 21, 2014. (Artwork will be available for purchase the night of the SELECT gala, March 22, 2014.) Rubell, who is based in Miami and New York, but frequently visits Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD for 36-hour periods to visit her hotel properties, is known for her passion for contemporary art and her deep commitment to artists. Since the family’s acquisition of the Lord Baltimore Hotel in the spring of 2013, Rubell has been increasingly interested in the vibrant Baltimore art scene and engaging with artists there.

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IMG_0820Caitlin Cunningham and Mera Rubell

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IMG_0827Mera Rubell and Alex Ebstein

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IMG_0830Mera Rubell, Lisa Gold, and Amy Raehse outside H&H

IMG_0831Fred Ognibene and Mera Rubell

IMG_0832-1Laure Drogoul and Mera Rubell

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IMG_0843Mera Rubell and Art Entourage visit Tim Horjus

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IMG_0869Mera Rubell with Felipe Goncalves

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IMG_0872At Area 405 with Jen Coster

IMG_0874Jen Coster and Mera Rubell at Area 405

IMG_0875Print/Collect on display at Area 405

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IMG_0892Mera Rubell and Lisa Moren

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IMG_0910Stewart Watson at Area 405, ready for her studio visit with Mera Rubell

IMG_0911work by Stewart Watson at Area 405

 ** Author/Photographer Joan Cox is a Baltimore-based painter and a graduate of the MFA program at MassArts. Her work is currently up at Goucher College’s Silber Gallery. All photos courtesy Joan Cox.