Artomatic 2009

Artomatic 10th Anniversary White Square Banner

"Artomatic is a month-long art festival in DC that is free to the general public celebrating its 10th anniversary this year... The event features nine floors of visual and installation art, theater performances, dance and comedy, three music stages, street performances such as fire dancing and drum troupes, and a film screening theater. Workshops and seminars are held all month long and special events such as the Washington Post's Peeps diorama finalists, the Zombie Prom, Box Racing,
body paint shows, and a no-holds-barred Art in Fashion Show. With four stages, four bars and a lounge on each floor, the 10th Anniversary Artomatic is bigger than ever. Over 1,000 visual artists and 600 performing artists are exhibiting this year."

Even if I wasn't showing in Artomatic this year (9th Floor!), I would still recommend everyone go visit it sometime this summer.


May 29 (TODAY)– July 5, 2009

55 M Street, S.E. (at the corner with Half Street)

Washington, DC 20003

(Metro stop: Green Line, Navy Yard, Ballpark exit)

Free Admission!

Beauty in Recycling

Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program covered 10 recycling trucks with designs and graphics inspired by historic textiles, in partnership with The Design Center at Philadelphia University.

[Notcot/We Jet Set]


Francisco Infante-Arana
[today and tomorrow]

'Post No Bills, Post Pretty Art'

"As the impact of the current downturn in the global economy worsens, and more and more storefronts are being abandoned and boarded up, we expect to see more street art urban regeneration projects like 'Post No Bills, Post Pretty ART' in in downtown Edmonton, AB. A group of local artists in Edmonton are encouraging other artists (local or international) to put up their work throughout the Summer. The project is being done without any grants, sponsorship or permission."
[Wooster Collective]

Public Sculpture Tackle

"The series of photographs, Public Sculpture Tackle, documents another approach to public art – the design of failure. Artists dressed in makeshift athletic uniforms and padding leap and lunge against a number of different public sculptures in Manhattan. In a contest between individualistic energy and engineered public adornment, we all know who will win."

The Bruce High Quality Foundation

[Wooster Collective]


Estimated to have been created circa 35,000 years ago, this newly discovered sculpture is now the oldest known representation of the human form. Predating other "Venuses" by about 10,000 years.



David Hockney uses the iPhone (Brushes app?) to create new work.
[Daily Mail]

Carbon Based

"Alastair Gibson, former BAR Honda Chief F1 Mechanic creates these amazingly detailed fish sculptures made from carbon fiber and discarded Honda F1 car parts."