I attended the Arts and Humanities Alliance (Aha!) annual meeting last Monday and met some great new people as well as visited with folks I’ve known over the years. Aha!’s newly elected president, Debbie Piscitelli, passed this information on to me a few days ago for distribution.
The artists cooperative in Charles Town is looking for African-American artists interested in displaying work in the space as part of the the Jefferson County African-American Culture & Heritage Festival which is held every year in August. The parade is definitely worth attending and I think this African-American art component is a nice touch. Please get in touch with Gary Bergel (email@example.com 703/901-3331).
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Here is the notice I received:
Local Group Seeks Art Works for August Exhibit
To Tie In With African-American Festival
The artists cooperative located in Charles Town wants to mount a display of work by local African-American artists during August. The Washington Street Artists Co-operative was founded last year to promote art by and for the Eastern Panhandle area. The co-op includes a variety of art including painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, wood, glass, textiles and more.
Artists interested in participating in the August exhibit would submit gallery-ready samples of their work for review by a committee of artists who will choose items for the show. The ultimate goal of the exhibit is to identify artists in the region who may want to join the co-op as members who have not heard about the co-op or been into the gallery.
The co-operative, located in the Visitors Center on North George Street across from the courthouse, has 30 local artists as members. The August exhibit will run for three weeks, and can include up to 20 new artists. The co-op will publicize the exhibit and hold an artists reception. It also would handle sales of art work in the special exhibit, taking a mutually-agreed-upon commission for the work.
If you want to learn more about the exhibit or if you want to submit your work, please contact Gary Bergel (firstname.lastname@example.org 703/901-3331). Work needs to be received for review by the co-op by Friday, July 13. For more information about the co-op, see the website WStreetGallery.com or stop by 108 N. George Street in Charles Town.