Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Denee Barr Art News and More



"A Tree Inside Me Grows"
painting by Jeanne Keck





Touring the State of Maryland.............
Next Stop St. Mary's County






Southern Maryland Higher Education Center
44219 Airport Road
California, MD 20619
www.smhec.org





The Maryland-Kanagawa, Japan Prefecture Sister State Art Exhibit is now on display at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center through Dec. 21. The dynamic, contemporary art exhibit features works by 43 Maryland artists and is titled "Landscape and Nature: A View From Maryland.” This touring exhibition is part of the cultural exchange program between Maryland and Kanagawa, Japan.


Reception: Monday, December 17th from 5-7:30pm

David Edgerly, Secretary of Maryland Department of Economic & Business Development will address guests at 6:00pm. The reception is being sponsored by the MD-Kanagawa Committee in cooperation with the St. Mary's County Arts Council and the Southern MD Higher Education Center. For more information call (301) 737-2500



"Landscape & Nature: A View From Maryland" exhibiting artists include the following: Mary Arthur, Denee Barr, Karen Birch, Larry Chappelear, Donald Cook, Richard Dana, Kevin D. Augustine, David Driskell, Aline Feldman, Steven Fiscus, Peggy Fox, Kathryn Freeman, Inga Frick, Stephanie Garmey, Ken Giardini, Joshua Greer, Ronnie Haber, Steven Hay, Matt Hyleck, Edda Jakab, Susan Johnson, Chevelle Makeba Moore Jones, Jeanne Keck, Patrice Kehoe, Jinshul Kim, Philip Koch, Perna Krick, Dan Kuhne, Eugene Leake, Ralph McGuire, Raoul Middleman, Tom Nakashima, Susan Due Pearcy, Jan Razauskas, Beverly Ress, Charles Ritchie, Michael Rogovsky, Nancy Sheinman, Joe Shepherd, Tony Shore, Elzbieta Sikorksa, Laura Vernon Russell, William Willis, Edward Winter, Sharon Wolpoff

Curated by Sigrid Trumpy

Friday, November 23, 2007

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We Talked About...........

Pinkie's Outtake from "Conversations" in Maryland
c 2001 Denee Barr
All Rights Reserved

Medium: Unique Silver Gelatin Photo on Arches Paper

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

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The Sky is the Limit............


Sky, St.Vincent and the Grenadines, West Indies
c 1990 Denee Barr
All Rights Reserved

Medium: Fujichrome Photo



Make Art a Lifestyle.....Enjoy.....Happy Thanksgiving!

Denee

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

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Keep this as a reminder and in the forefront............

Art significantly increases the value and quality of your life.
Make the day count-----------------------Denee

Friday, November 16, 2007

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Photo by Liz Henzey, Director of the Columbia Art Center

Denee Barr
American Society of Media Photographers
Baltimore Chapter
www.asmpbaltimore.org

Artwork on Exhibit: "October Serenade" c Denee Barr 2000
mixed media photogram and handmade paper pulp, 30" x 40"
Columbia Art Center
Columbia, Maryland
October 20-November 20, 2007
www.columbiaartcenter.org

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

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On Exhibit Now at the Howard County Center for the Arts........



Gallery II: Althea Murphy-Price, Net Basket, Synthetic Hair



Gallery II: Donna McCullough, Team Eagle, Vintage gas and oil cans with steel base



Gallery I: Julie van Hemert, Farmed-Out Jeans, Jeans Fabric, Buttons, Other Fabrics (Textile)

November 2- December 14, 2007

Gallery I: Art Hoco 2007 Biennial Juried Exhibit (44 Artists)
Gallery II: Fashion Statement

Reception, Open House & Holiday Sale:
Friday, November 30th from 6-8pm

Howard County Center for the Arts
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-8pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm
Closed 11/22 & 11/23

8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
(410) 313-ARTS
www.hocoarts.org

Sunday, November 4, 2007

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22" x 28"
Tree #2, Summer Afternoon, At Water's Edge Series
Lake Elkhorn, Columbia, Maryland
2006 c Denee Barr
All Rights Reserved

Medium: photo emulsion and mixed media on Arches paper

This photo-based artwork is currently on view at the Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City, Maryland Gallery I in the exquisite Art Hoco 2007: Biennial Juried Exhibit (44 artists) curated by Susan Williamson, Visual Arts Coordinator at the Carroll Arts Center/Carroll County Arts Council in Westminster, Maryland. The exhibition run is November 2 - December 14, 2007 with free reception and live music from Phyliss Stanley of the Fabulous Fifty + Players, 8 pm ticketed ($) performance by the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, refreshments, open house, open artists studios, and holiday unique gift sale on Friday, November 30th from 6-8pm. On View in Gallery II is a fabulous installation entitled Fashion Statement with artworks by Donna McCullough and Althea Murphy-Price.

Art Hoco 2007 Exhibiting Artists: Trudy Babchak, Denee Barr, Al Bishop, Bruce Blum, Hjordis Bruce, Karen Cain, Mark Coates, Sandra Dietzel, Patrick Dillion, Vesta G. Ellerbe, Fanchon, Aline Feldman, Ilene Gold, Monika Goldman, Karen Graff, Liz Henzey, Carrie Hill, Robin Kinney, Joanna Kos, R. Teresa LaRocque, Roberta Kine Laric, Freda Lee McCann, Diana Marta, Beverly A. Mey, Gail Nickells, Lisa M. Orton, Marcia Palmer, Richard Pauley, Barb Petro, John Petro, Zina Andresini Poliszuk, Heidi Praff, Elizabeth Riordan, Roberta Shaffer, Roxana Sinex, Rachel Sitkin, John Stier, Oksana Trent, Saroja Trollinger, Maryjo Tydlacka, Julie van Hemert, Alice Webb, Rebecca Zeligman, Gail Zinar

Note: Chesapeake Shakespeare tickets contact www.chesapeakeshakespeare.com 1-866-811-4111

Howard County Center for the Arts
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-8pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm
Closed 11/22 & 11/23

8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
(410) 313-ARTS
www.hocoarts.org

Thursday, November 1, 2007

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www.hchsmd.org

Howard County Historical Society Museum
8328 Court Avenue
Ellicott City, Maryland
(410) 750-0370
Hours: Tuesdays and Saturdays 1-4pm and by appointment Wednesdays and Fridays
Curator: Karen Griffith


Candlelight Open House Howard County Historical Society Museum
Date: Friday, November 16, 2007
Time: 7-10pm
Info: info@hchsmd.org





Celebrate the Day and Enjoy the Day!----------------------------------Denee

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Denee Barr Art News and More

28" x 22"
Lilies on Pond, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Washington, DC
c 2003 Denee Barr
All Rights Reserved


Medium: liquid photo emulsion and mixed media on Arches paper

On view upcoming in the Millennium Arts Salon Gallery exhibition (7 photo-based artists) The Art of Photography opening November 30, 2007 in Washington, DC.

Millennium Arts Salon
Washington, DC
www.millenniumartssalon.org
Archives and Book Store “Advancing Cultural Literacy
through the Arts”

MAS 2007-2008 Program Season

It’s All About Art: Scholars Speak”

It’s All About Art, a multi-year series, examines the joining lines of visual arts, performing arts, and arts and letters. The 2007-2008 program season, “Scholars Speak,” features art scholars who give voice to the obvious, and not so obvious relationships that influence and inspire these creative processes. Exhibitions, book signings, and ‘artist salon talks’ enrich the colorful dialogue. The season kicks off with a weekend celebration of filmmakers and their films! MAS is delighted to expand its collaborations to include The Phillips Collection, with a co-sponsored event closing the 2007 – 2008 season.



October 19-20, 2007
MAS SEASON KICKOFF: Moving “Pictures” – A Celebration of Film!
October 19, 6-8 p.m. – reception honoring filmmakers Richard Willis and Lerone Wilson at Parish Gallery (hosted by MAS and Parish Gallery)

Cost: FREE and open to the public

October 20, 2-5 p.m. – screening and salon talk with filmmakers at Busboys and Poets

2:00 p.m. Colored Frames
Written and Produced by Lerone Wilson, a documentary about African American Artists, with interviews of artists, scholars and collectors
3:05 p.m. Take Your Bags
Written and Produced by Camille Billops and James V. Hatch, a film about Slavery and the Middle Passage.
3:20 p.m. Prison Body, Freedom Soul
Written and Produced by Richard Willis, a documentary about an innocent man imprisoned for 44 years.

Cost: Suggested Contribution $10/film,
$25 package (all three films)
Proceeds will support filmmakers production and distribution costs.

November 30, 2007 – February 28, 2008
EXHIBITION: The Art of Photography
Local Washington-Baltimore photographers and visual artists demonstrate the range of photography as fine art through portraiture, places, and abstraction, featuring Michael Platt, Henry Ferrand, Adrienne Mills, Jonathan French, Denee Barr, Michael Parker and Barbara Blanco.

Opening reception, November 30, 6-8 p.m. at MAS (FREE)

On view November 30, 2007 – February 28, 2008 (by appointment or announced times)


SCHOLAR SPEAKS: Dr. Deborah Willis,
The Art of Photography
Deborah Willis is Professor of Photography and Imaging at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. She has pursued a dual professional career as an art photographer and a historian of African American photography and curator of African American culture. Dr. Willis’ salon talk provides insights on photography as an art form and comments on the exhibition on view at MAS.

Salon and book signing, 6-8 pm at MAS on Saturday, February 2, 2008

Cost: $25 (credited toward book or art purchase, FREE to MAS Club Members at the Patron level or above)

Saturday January 12, 2008
PHOTOGRAPHER/ARTIST SALON TALK
– The Art of Photography
Exhibiting photographers and artists discuss their work and approach

4-6pm at MAS (FREE)


March 29 – May 31, 2008
EXHIBITION: Ancestral Vessels
Painter, Printmaker, and Ceramic Sculptor Kwabena Ampofo-Anti has roots in Ghana, West Africa, his birthplace; Washington, DC, where he studied art at Howard University; and Virginia, where he teaches art at Hampton University. These roots feed a prolific spirit that unfolds through “vessels” of clay, paper and canvas. This exhibition highlights clay sculptures and two dimensional works by Ampofo.

Opening reception March 29, 2008, 5-7pm at MAS (FREE)
On view March 29 – May 31, 2008
(by appointment or announced times)


April 5, 2008
SCHOLAR SPEAKS: Dr. James Hatch, African American Theatre – In Search of Gold, A Personal Odyssey
Author of A History of African American Theatre (with Errol Hill), Dr. Hatch shares the journey that led to the creation of this book, a treasured resource for students and the theatre inquisitive.

Salon and book signing, 6-8 pm at MAS

Cost: $25 (credited toward book or art purchase, FREE to MAS Club Members at the Patron level or above)

April 20, 2008
ARTIST SALON TALK – Ancestral Vessels
Artist Kwabena Ampofo-Anti discusses the exhibition, his work and what inspires him.

5-7pm at MAS (FREE)

May 29, 2008
SCHOLARS SPEAK: Dr. Elizabeth Turner and Dr. Leslie King-Hammond, Looking Back, Looking Forward
Two leading scholars on African American art speak – Dr. Turner, University Professor at the UVA and curator of two major national traveling exhibitions on Jacob Lawrence, Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence (2001-03) and The Migration Series (1993-1995) for The Philips Museum and Dr. King-Hammond, Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of Art History, at the Maryland Institute College of Art and Chair of the Board of The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture. One scholar asks, the other responds. Both reflect on artists of the 20th century and look ahead to artists in the new millennia.

This event is co-sponsored by The Phillips Collection.

Thursday, 6:30 p.m., The Phillips Collection, Sant Auditorium

Cost: FREE with museum admission We Invite You to Join the MAS Salon Club!

Join a group of art-minded folks who enjoy invitations to private events, discounts on artwork, books, tours, and more. Even better, MAS is in the process of incorporating as a non-profit, which means a portion of your contribution may be tax deductible this year. Club membership levels start at $50.00 ($25 for students). There is bound to be a membership level that fits your budget or interest. As importantly, your membership supports MAS program development and other good causes!

For details on membership levels and benefits visit the MAS website at www.millenniumartssalon.org/membership.

**********************Make Art a Lifestye!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

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Denee Barr appears inside her photo installation "At Water's Edge" at the Photo Reference Exhibition, Photo West Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Friday, October 12, 2007. www.photowestgallery.com

c 2007 Laurence Salzmann

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

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Denee Barr in live vocal performance at Photo Reference Exhibition opening reception at Photo West Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Friday, October 12, 2007
www.photowestgallery.com

c 2007 Laurence Salzmann


In conjunction with

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours this weekend

Photo West Gallery will hold open its Photo Reference &
Adventures in Summer shows
on Saturday & Sunday,
October 27 & 28
12 noon - 6 pm

Please stop by to see
works by:

Denee Barr, Matteo Colaizzo,
Jeff Dentz, Emily Erb,
Luis el Estudiante, Brendan Gavin,
Bill Kelly, Eva Preston, Sheila Ruen
and Harry Sefarbi.

The artists featured in
Photo Reference use photographs as points of departure
to create work in other media. The photographs on which
they base their works are given new life through the diverse
techniques used by each artist.

Adventures in Summer includes watercolors by Priscilla Bohlen and acrylics by Ana Lucia Uribe.

Curated by Laurence Salzmann

Photo West Gallery is located at 3625 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215 222-2649




Painting on Silk by Emily Erb






Acrylic by Ana Lucia Uribe




Blue Flower Press






PhotoWestGallery
email: lorenzo6@verizon.net
www.photowestgallery.com

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

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Photo by Nicholas McIntosh, ASMP Baltimore Chapter




www.asmpbaltimore.org

Don't miss Baltimore's ASMP Member Gallery:

When:
Exhibition Duration: Oct. 20th - Nov. 20th 2007
Gallery Reception: Oct. 27th, 2007, 6-8pm

Where:
The Columbia Art Center and Gallery
Long Reach Village Center
6100 Foreland Garth
Columbia, MD 21045

What:
The Columbia Art Center Galleries present:

Trick or Treat
A photography exhibition
October 20 - November 20, 2007
Opening Reception: October 27, 2007 6 - 8 pm

Photographers from the Baltimore Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) interpret the theme "Trick or Treat."

Curated by Maili Godwin

ASMP Baltimore Chapter Exhibiting Photographers:

Denee Barr
John Dean
Bill Denison
Howard Ehrenfeld
Alan Gilbert
Maili Godwin
Judy Herrmann
Peter Howard
Nancy Kavanagh O'Neil
Nicholas McIntosh
Doug Miller
Mark Molesky
Cheryl Anne Nemazie
Mike Oliver
J. Brough Schamp
Brian Slanger
Michael Starke
Dan Whipps

Columbia Association Art Center
Long Reach Village Center
6100 Foreland Garth
Columbia, MD 21045
email: art.staff@columbiaassociation.com
www.ColumbiaArtCenter.org
(410) 730-0075

Note: Denee has one unique photo-based work (silver gelatin photogram collage and mixed media with handmade paper pulp) in this exhibit entitled "October Serenade, Columbia, Maryland"

Saturday, October 20, 2007

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Free Fall Baltimore Events October 2007


www.freefallbaltimore.com

Mayor Sheila Dixon
Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts



ARTSCOUNCIL City-Wide Events Calendar
Open Studio Tour

Presented by School 33 Art Center

Art so fresh the paint's still wet!

Saturday, October 20 12pm-5pm
Downtown Studios - North Avenue and below North Avenue

Sunday, October 21 12pm-5pm
Uptown Studios - above North Avenue

Closing Outdoor Happy Hour
With music, food and drink 4-6pm at 2010 Clipper Park


Baltimore’s Open Studio Tour is sponsored in part by The UnderArmour Baltimore Marathon, Baltimore Community Foundation, Free Fall Baltimore, City Paper and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council.

School 33 Art Center is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and is supported in part by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, the Baltimore Community Foundation, The Coleman Foundation, France-Merrick Foundation, Provident Bank, The Creative Baltimore Fund, Friends of Art in Baltimore, and through contributions to School 33 Art Center.
www.school33.org

Special Thanks to:

Art Cars at Artscape

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Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery Presents
Collector's Choice Exhibition and Auction 2007


www.mdfedart.org
The artwork is ready for preview
(through Friday, Oct. 26 at the Circle Gallery),
the catalog's printed,
the door's open...
IT'S HERE!!!
(strike up MUSIC here)


NOW, all you need to do is...
Get Your ticket TODAY!
The 2007 Collector's Choice event is
Sunday, October 28
5:30 to 8:30 pm @
Annapolis Subaru's showroom
149 Old Solomon's Island Rd., Annapolis

Join us for an early evening of
hors d'oeuvres and desserts,
wine & beer,
& the
artwork lottery!!!

Tickets start at $160
for two (good for one artwork)

Tickets are still available!
(Crazy, no?)
Call and get yours today!
410/268-4566


RECYCLE THESE ELECTRONS -
forward this special event notice to all your friends!

Thanks to all who are making this event possible...

Chesapeake Life Magazine
A-List Rentals - American Art Association
Aromi d'Italia - Art Things
Martha Blaxall & Joe Dickey - Chart House Restaurant
Galway Bay Irish Restaurant - Graul's Market
Ross & Patricia Heisman - Lebanese Taverna
Palate Pleasers - Severna Park Flowers & Gifts
Studio Frameworks - Sushi by Lopezz
Trader Joe's of Annapolis - Tuscan Kitchen
Wild Orchid Cafe



Bryan Bohn
Executive Director

Maryland Federation of Art
18 State Cir.
Annapolis, MD 21401
410/268-4566

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

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www.mdfedart.org


Maryland Federation of Art
31st Annual Collector's Choice Benefit
Artwork previewed October 19-26
MFA Circle Gallery
18 State Circle Gallery
Annapolis, Maryland
Hours: 11-5pm Tuesday - Sunday
(410) 268-4566

Benefit Event Location: Annapolis Subaru
149 Old Solomon's Road
Annapolis, Maryland
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm - Drawing 6pm

Thanks to sponsors Annapolis Subaru and Chesapeake Life Magazine!


Denee is a member of the Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland and will have one mixed media photograph (photo emulsion toned with selenium and india ink on Arches paper 6" x 9") entitled "Tree and Pond with Reflection, Kent Island, Maryland" c 2004 Denee Barr in the Maryland Federation of Art 31st Annual Collector's Choice exhibition and auction. This image is from my Beyond the Bay: Photographs From Kent Island series and two images from this collection are on permanent display on the 3rd floor east in Heart of DC: The John A. Wilson City Hall Public Art Collection, Washington, DC.

Enjoy the Day-------------------------------------Denee

p.s. Check out Chesapeake Life Magazine http://www.chesapeakelifemag.com/

Note:

COLLECTOR'S CHOICE

Collector's Choice is the Maryland Federation of Art's most important and popular fundraiser. Once again Annapolis Subaru is our generous sponsor for the 31st annual event that's being held Sunday, October 28 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Annapolis Subaru, 149 Old Solomon's Island Road, Annapolis. www.annapolissubaru.com

In case you've never participated in Collector's Choice, as patron or donating artist, here's how it works. Member artists donate their treasured art works, which can be worth as much as $2000. These are featured in a preview at the Circle Gallery during the week before the event (October 19 through the 26th) to showcase the artwork and give ticket holders an opportunity to rank their choices and to tempt new collectors.

Each $160 ticket gives the ticket bearer and a guest an evening featuring a sumptuous buffet of fine food and drink donated by area chefs and restaurants, and best of all, the chance to take home your favorite artwork to add to your collection. After a chance to review and rank the artwork and enjoy the buffet-bar, the raffle begins.

It's a fast-paced evening as ticket numbers are randomly drawn and ticket holders claim their art choice. Those with numbers drawn first have the widest selection to choose from. As the number of available artworks shrinks, collector and artist alike get revved up, wondering who will be chosen next. It's an evening of fun and chance!

Why is this event so popular? For collectors, it's a great way to spend a Sunday evening enjoying good food and drink, and having the chance to take home a treasured work of art. For artists, there's a unique way to meet and connect with art collectors. Everybody wins!

Collectors: Call the Circle Gallery at once to order your tickets---410 268 4566.

Friday, October 12, 2007

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An Exquisite Exhibition of local, regional, and internationally renowned artists now on view at the Community College of
Baltimore County
Catonsville, Maryland
Phone: 410-455-6123
http://www.ccbcmd.edu/


“Mirror Me: Self-Portraits by Women,” an exhibition of works by 21 women artists, offers a multi-dimensional look into the art of portraying “self” through a variety of media and techniques. Curated by Community College of Baltimore County art instructor and Howard County Center for the Arts (www.hocoarts.org) resident studio artist Diana Marta, the exhibition will be on display in the Q Building Gallery at CCBC Catonsville, October 8-30, 2007, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and features multi-faceted works by well-known artists Joyce J. Scott, Mary K. Cloonan, Oletha DeVane, Chevelle Makeba Moore Jones, Spoon Popkin, Nicole Buckingham, Connie Imboden, Joan M.E. Gaither, Aline Feldman, Patti Anne Battaglia, Camille Gustus-Quijano, Jane Hill, Cathy Leaycraft, Nancy Linden, Trudi Y.Ludwig, Diana Marta, Jane Kelly Morais, Sarah Luke Murphy, Jody Mussoff, Cindy Rehm, and Susan Stockman. Plan to view and discuss many of the artists’ work with them at the show’s opening reception, which will be held in the gallery from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Friday, October 12, 2007. The opening and exhibition will be free and open to the public. In her curator’s statement, Marta says, “The self portrait can be a theme explored in depth or a study to be set aside. In any case, it gives witness to the artist’s times, changes and experiences from her particular point of view.” In work that ranges from eerily calm to bursting with color, the artists have used mixed media, wire and glass; paintings; oil; clay; photography; quilt; mixed media; video; white-line woodcut and other materials and techniques to express their varying views.

Side Note: Mirror Me: Self-Portraits by Women exhibition will be showcased on Maryland Public Television MPT Artworks program which will include an interview with curator Diana Marta on Wednesday, October 24th at 7:30pm. Stay tuned and watch! www.mpt.org

Celebrate the Day!

Denee

Thursday, October 11, 2007

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Photo West Gallery


www.photowestgallery.com
3625 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Hours: 2pm-6pm Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment
215 222 2649



Two shows: Photo Reference and Adventures in Summer

Grand Opening Friday October 12th 5pm-10pm
Show runs through October 28th extended!



Photo Reference features the works of ten artists who use photographs as points of departure to create work in other media. The photographs on which they base their works are given new life through diverse techniques used by each artist.

Artists included in the show are: Denee Barr, Matteo Colaizzo, Jeff Dentz, Emily Erb, Luis el Estudiante, Brendan Gavin, Bill Kelly, Eva Preston, Sheila Ruen and Harry Sefarbi

Adventures in Summer Water Colors and Acrylics
by Priscilla Bohlen and Ana Lucia Uribe

There will be musical entertainment and good art and conversation.


Laurence Salzmann
PhotoWestGallery, Director and Show Curator

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

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Columbia Archives Explores James Rouse Vision for Columbia, Maryland with Open House Event on Wednesday, October 10th

www.columbiaassociation.com


A one-hour video featuring people who knew Columbia founder James Rouse and a lecture by the producer of a television program on Baltimore's Inner Harbor are featured events for an Oct. 10 open house at the Columbia Archives. The program called "Balancing the Value of the Past While Providing a Vision for the Future" will feature four events that provide information about the history of Columbia and community planning in general.

The first event "Looking Back at Town Center Planning" is a presentation about ways people can preserve the past and continue to create a vision for Columbia's future. That event runs from noon until 1 p.m.

The second event "Talking About Jim Rouse" is an hour-long screening of a newly remastered Columbia Matters documentary featuring interviews of people who knew Rouse well. The program
includes an interview with famed architect Frank Gehry. The screening runs from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

The third event "Archives on Our Lives" will feature a lecture by Kim Skeen, who is the producer of a Public Broadcast Service documentary called "Global Harbors" about Baltimore's Inner Harbor that Rouse designed. The documentary discusses the influence the Inner Harbor has had on harbors throughout the world. The event that runs from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The final program of the day "Walking Tour of Town Center" will feature a walking tour of Town Center that focuses on ways to balance historic preservation and development. The tour will be held from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

The Columbia Archives is located on the ground floor of the American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, Maryland 21044 in Town Center near Lake Kittamaquandi.

Contact Barbara Kellner, Columbia Archivist at 410-715-3103 for more information.

Monday, October 8, 2007

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http://www.hocopolitso.org/

Enriching, Enlightening, Engaging......that's how I would describe Howard County Poetry and Literary Society (HoCoPolitso) program Poetry & Nature: A Family Affair with Jane Hirshfield at the Howard County Conservancy on Sunday, October 7th. Ms. Hirshfield mesmorized the audience with readings from her award winning books including selections from her current 2006 publication After Jane Hirshfield Poems. And the children in attendance were treated to a nature walk around the Howard County Conservancy and they learned how to write Haiku, a form of Japanese poetry led by talented Columbia, Maryland writer Tim Singleton.

Make Art a Lifestyle..................Enjoy the Day, Denee

Sunday, October 7, 2007

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Good Day!

www.hcconservancy.org
Yesterday I took my family to the The Howard County Conservancy Fall Festival at Mount Pleasant Farm and we had a simply wonderful afternoon. What a delightful retreat!


Some of the activities that we enjoyed were making old-time crafts, blacksmithing, archeology dig, weaving, spinning, art show, and quiltmaking.

We were also present for the rededication and unveiling of the Montjoy Barn which is the last standing wheat barn in Maryland dating back to 1798. We were told that John Quincy Adams was President and Benjamin Banneker was surveying the land in Washington, DC when this barn was a working barn......oh my to be in the presence of such an historical structure. And, the barn is simply exquisite, masterful to behold.

Near the end of the festival, I purchased a very unique plant called "Lamb's Ear". I couldn't resist the purchase because the leaves actually feel like soft sheep wool. When I brought the plant home we talked about whether I should place the plant outside but then someone mentioned about the plant being a tasty meal for some of the rabbits that like to hop through our yard so I have decided to place the plant in a very large pot on our enclosed sun deck for now.

Everyday Counts...................Make the Day Great, Denee



p.s. http://hcconservancy.blogspot.com/

The Howard County Conservancy at Mount Pleasant Farm

The Howard County Conservancy is Howard County’s largest land trust, founded by a group of local citizens in 1990 to help preserve the natural environment, agricultural farmland, and unique historic sites in Howard County. Headquartered at Mt. Pleasant Farm in Woodstock, Maryland, a 232-acre farm that is 300 years old, the Conservancy offers dozens of year-round educational programs for adults and children, hosts special events, and provides numerous volunteer opportunities, in addition to providing Howard County residents with information about land conservation. The Conservancy protects land by acquiring it through gift or by obtaining a conservation easement.

In 2005, with funding from the Gudelsky Family Foundation, the State of Maryland, and Howard County, the Conservancy built the Gudelsky Environmental Education Center at Mt. Pleasant. The Gudelsky Center is Howard County’s only nature center. Our educational programs are run out of the Gudelsky Center and it houses classrooms, meeting rooms, gallery space, exhibits and a gift shop.

The Conservancy, the Gudelsky Environmental Education Center and Gift Shop are open to the public every Friday and Saturday from 9am – 4pm. Visitors can tour the center and pick up brochures and other information about the Conservancy’s native landscaping, the “green” building elements in the Center, and upcoming events. Trail maps and information about Mt. Pleasant history are available as well. Visitors can bring a picnic lunch, hike miles of maintained trails and enjoy the beautiful gardens! Dogs must be on leashes.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

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How to Think: The Happiness Factor
by Nancy Kalish, Prevention Magazine

The Happiness Factor—Scientists know that positive people are happier, period. Tapping into your bright side is easier than you'd guess.

SOCIALIZE
EXPRESS GRATITUDE
BE RANDOMLY KIND
REAPPRAISE LIFE



--------------------------------Denee

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

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Good Day!
www.photowestgallery.com

Photo Reference

Curated by Laurence Salzmann

Photo West Gallery
3625 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
(215) 222-2649


Works by

Denee Barr
Matteo Colaizzo
Jeff Dentz
Emily Erb
Luis el Estudiante
Brendan Gavin
Bill Kelly
Eva Preston
Sheila Ruen
Harry Sefarbi


Opening

12 of October
5-10pm

Closing

October 28 Extended!



Visit by appointment
Gallery open to the public (Saturdays and Sundays) October 13-14 and 20-21 and October 27-28 from 2-6pm

Not only will a collection of my photobased artwork debut in this Philadelphia art exhibition but I will also sing a "jazz, soul, pop, r&b" musical selection at the opening reception on Friday, October 12th.

Make Art Work..........................................Denee

Friday, September 28, 2007

Denee Barr Art News and More

www.nmwa.org

The National Museum of Women in the Arts’ 20th Anniversary Festival of Women’s Film & Media Arts will take place September 25-30, 2007 in the NMWA Theater. The festival is being launched in commemoration of NMWA’s 20 years of dedication to celebrating the highest creative achievements of women, in honor of this history and to highlight exceptional and exciting new film and media works by women.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Denee Barr Art News and More



"Leaves and Honeysuckle Vines, Columbia, Maryland c 2002 Denee Barr," a mixed media photo on handmade paper is on display in "Celebrating Forty Years: Showcasing Forty Artists" in the Maryland State Arts Council 40th Anniversary Celebration. Join the Maryland State Arts Council for the opening reception on Friday, September 28th from 5-8pm with gallery talk at 6:30pm. Curated by Oletha Devane. Live Music and 40th Birthday Cake! Exhibit dates September 28-December 19, 2007. James Backus Gallery, Maryland State Arts Council, 175 West Ostend Street, Suite E, Baltimore, Maryland (Historic Sharp Leadenhall Neighborhood)
www.msac.org (410) 767-6555 Hours: M-F 10am-4pm

The featured artists include Maria Anasazi (Frederick County); Kristine Yuki Aono (Montgomery County); Maria Barbosa (Frederick County); Denee Barr (Howard County); Sylvia Benitez (formerly of Howard County); Ellen Burchenal (Baltimore City), Paul Daniel (Baltimore City); Linda DePalma (Baltimore City); Helen Elliott (Baltimore City); Anna Fine Foer (Anne Arundel County); Espi Frazier (Baltimore City); Helen Frederick (Montgomery County); Mia Halton (Baltimore City); Leslie King-Hammond (Baltimore City); Maren Hassinger (Baltimore City); David Hess (Baltimore County); Tonya Ingersol (Baltimore County); Chevelle Makeba Moore Jones (Baltimore City); Gard Jones (Baltimore City); Gary Kachadourian (Baltimore County); Maria Karametou (Montgomery County); Robert Llewellyn (Allegany County); Janet Maher (Baltimore City); Jose Mapily (Prince George’s County); Allegra Marquart (Baltimore City); Diana Marta (Howard County); Cara Ober (Baltimore City); Stephen Pearson (Carroll County); Gina Pierleoni (Harford County); Leslie Snyder Portney (Baltimore City); Camille Gustus Quijano (Baltimore City); William Rhodes (Baltimore City); W.C. Richardson (Prince George’s County); Joyce S. Scott (Baltimore City); Christine Shanks (formerly of Baltimore County); Piper Shepard; (Baltimore City); Laurie Snyder (Baltimore City); Edgar H. Sorells-Adewale (Montgomery County); Renee van der Stelt (Baltimore City); and Michael Weiss (Baltimore City).

The Maryland State Arts Council is an agency of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts. Its mission is to encourage and invest in the advancement of the arts for the people of Maryland. In FY 2006, the Maryland arts industry contributed more than $1 billion to the State’s economy and provided 13,762 jobs to Maryland residents.

Make Art a Lifestyle........................Denee

Monday, September 17, 2007

Denee Barr Art News and More

Baltimore........Washington, DC..............Philadelphia




Photo-Based works by Denee Barr Fall 2007 Exhibitions in these locations and more.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

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Denee Barr in her booth tent at Arts on Foot DC 2007
Penn Quarter near Smithsonian American Art Museum
Washington, DC
photo taken by Alexandra Silverthorne




Last Roses of Summer, Columbia, Maryland
c Denee Barr 2003
All Rights Reserved

Image: 15 1/2" x 19" Frame: 22" x 28"




Good Day!

www.artsonfoot.org

Thanks to the producers, sponsors, donors, and patrons of yesterday's visual and performing arts festival Arts on Foot in dowtown Washington, DC


I sold 18 small works (the beginning collectors intro to my portfolios) in the juried Arts on Foot Art Market Tent. The works bought were ......1st prints out of the darkroom tray from the following portfolios:

Bequia Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, West Indies 1990
Mayreau Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, West Indies 1992
Canouan Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, West Indies 1992
Off Stockton Street, Chinatown, San Francisco, California 1991
Kent Island, Eastern Shore, Maryland 2002
National Arboretum, Washington, DC 2002
Adkins Arboretum, Eastern Shore, Maryland 2005
Variation on Dried Red Roses, Columbia, Maryland 2005
Fells Point, Baltimore, Maryland 1992
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Washington, DC 2003


Arts on Foot 2007 Festival Sponsors and Donors

Grant Sponsor

Arts on Foot is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by National Endowment for the Arts.


Sponsors

Citibank
Vida Fitness
Real California Cheese
World Market. One World. One Store.

Media Sponsors

94.7FM The Globe World Class Rock
The Examiner Washington
WAMU 88.5FM American University Radio


Select Exhibitors

Flexcar
Gifford’s Ice Cream & Candy Co.
Verizon Wireless

Producers

Pennsylvania Quarter Neighborhood Association
Downtown Business Improvement District


Financal Donors as of September 10, 2007

Patron
Downtown DC BID
Benefactors
City Vista/Lowe Enterprises
Quadrangle Development Corporation
Supporters
Boston Properties
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
The Freedom Forum
Hines Interests- Archstone-Smith
Manulife Financial
Nixon Peabody, LLP
Saul Centers, Inc.
Zuckerman Gravely Mgt., Inc.
Friends
Akridge
Carley Arts LP/Stoladi Property Group
The Clark Construction Group
Courtyard by Marriott
Covington & Burling
Jenifer Building Associates
Judi Seiden Real Estate Team
Property Capital
Troutman Sanders LLP
Venturehouse Group
Weschler’s Auctioneers & Appraisers
Zenith Gallery
Donors
Ben and Carolyn Bird
Café Atlántico
Jaleo
Oyamel
Southern California Edison
THINKfood Group
Zaytinya
Zipcar





Thank you..................................................................Denee

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Denee Barr Art News and More

Howard County, Maryland Honored With the 2007 National Award for County Arts Leadership

Washington, DC—July 16, 2007—Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America, in conjunction with the National Association of Counties (NACo) today presented the 2007 National Award for County Arts Leadership to the Howard County Government of Howard County, Maryland at NACo’s annual meeting in Richmond, Virginia.

The National Award for County Arts Leadership is part of a series of Public Leadership in the Arts Awards given annually by Americans for the Arts. The award honors an elected county board or individual leader who has significantly advanced the arts in the communities they serve. The Howard County Government was chosen for their dedication to supporting the arts in the area and incorporating culture into the county’s economic development plan.

Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO for Americans for the Arts, stated, “The work of the Howard County Government on behalf of the arts has helped make Howard County a national leader in promoting strong arts and cultural programs. They have exhibited exemplary leadership in the state of Maryland by dramatically increasing funds to the arts and cultural sector, while funds on the state level are declining.”

This year, under new administration led by County Executive Ken Ulman, the Howard County Government approved an 8.2 percent increase for the arts for FY 2008—increasing local public funding to $440,100—an all-time high. This appropriation also raises Howard County's per capita support of the arts to $1.63. Both Ulman and the County Council have publicly recognized the value of the arts and their impact on building stronger communities and increasing the quality and enjoyment of life in Howard County.

Only six months into his first year as Executive, Ulman is piloting an inter-agency community art program that will not only revitalize a non-descript public building located on the U.S. Route 1 corridor, but transform it into a gathering place and source of pride for the community.

“We believe in the transforming power of the arts, particularly when it comes to art in public places. This increase in the arts budget not only continues the legacy of public support for the arts in Howard County, but is a signal that the arts will be a priority in the new administration,” said Ulman.

Since 2000, the Howard County Government has consistently ranked as one of the top three counties in the state for per capita operating funds designated for the arts and has provided a stable source of funding and significant in-kind services for local arts groups.

Americans for the Arts established the National Award for County Arts Leadership in 1999 to recognize the positive role county government leaders play in improving arts programs, increasing funding to the arts, and making the arts accessible in their communities. Past recipients include: Douglas M. Duncan, County Executive in Montgomery County, Maryland; the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors; County Commissioner Park Helms of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; County Commissioner Betty Lou Ward of Wake County, North Carolina; the Broward County Board of Commissioners of Broward County, Florida; the Jefferson County Commission of Jefferson County, Alabama; and the Lackawanna County Commissioners of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With offices in Washington, DC, and New York City, it has a record of 45 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Additional information is available at www.AmericansForTheArts.org.

NACo, the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States, continues to follow the traditions established by those early county officials. With its headquarters on Capitol Hill, NACo is a full-service organization that provides an extensive line of services including legislative, research, technical, and public affairs assistance, as well as enterprise services to its members. The association acts as a liaison with other levels of government, works to improve public understanding of counties, serves as a national advocate for counties, and provides them with resources to help them find innovative methods to meet the challenges they face. NACo is involved in a number of special projects that deal with such issues as the environment, sustainable communities, volunteerism and intergenerational studies. Additional information is available at www.naco.org.

-------------------------------------------------www.hocoarts.org

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Denee Barr Art News and More

Exhibition Opportunities - Juried Shows
Deadline: Monday, October 15

The Howard County Center for the Arts, a 27,000 square foot facility located in Ellicott City, Maryland, is seeking proposals from artists and curators nationwide for solo and group exhibits for the 2008-2009 gallery season. All original artwork in any media, including installations, will be considered for the general review. The Arts Council is also accepting slide submissions for two specific upcoming exhibits: Illuminations (working title), a juried exhibit of artworks with light/illumination as the primary medium, and an untitled exhibit of book arts.

Qualifications: Work previously shown at the Howard County Center for the Arts will not be accepted for review, nor will work previously submitted to the gallery program in the past year. There is no fee to apply. Artists must be at least 18 years old. Artists and curators should submit up to 20 slides with an accompanying slide list, an artist/curator statement, resume and application to exhibit, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope with sufficient postage for the return of application materials. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Call 410-313-2787

or go online

(http://www.hocoarts.org/GALLERY_PROSPECTUS_2008-2009.pdf) for an application.

Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis, however, deadlines to be included in the next two reviews are October 15, 2007 and April 15, 2008.

for more info:

Howard County Center for the Arts
t: 410.313.2787 or
info@hocoarts.org or www.hocoarts.org

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A Good Education is Like Money in the Bank

Attention All Artists



Don't Let a Year Go By Without Doing the Following:


A. Participate in a class, workshop, seminar, networking event in your art medium

B. Participate in a class, workshop, seminar, networking event in business

Put Art to work..............................................Denee

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Denee Barr Art News and More

Variation on Dried Red Roses
Solo Exhibition and Performance Art
Installation Photo #1
Columbia Art Center
Columbia, Maryland
2005 c Denee Barr
All Rights Reserved

Thursday, September 6, 2007

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Legs by Laverne Meirs-Bond
(Selection from the Maryland Art Education Association at HCCA)

Gallery I

Maryland Art Education Association Juried Exhibition 75 Works
Laurie S. Snyder, Professor of Photography and Artist's Books, MICA, Juror
Howard County Center for the Arts
Ellicott City, Maryland
(410) 313-ARTS
http://www.hocoarts.org/

August 31 - October 19, 2007

Reception and Awards Ceremony: September 7th from 6-8pm
Live Music by The Columbia Orchestra

Denee Barr Art News and More

Southern Snow by Edda Jakab
Medium: Oil on Linen
20" x 40"





Northway by Michael Farrell
Medium: Charcoal, Acrylic, Pastel on Canvas
40" x 27"







Gallery II

Relying on Memories

Landscape Paintings by Michael Farrell
and Abstract Paintings by Edda Jakab
Howard County Center for the Arts
Ellicott City, Maryland
(410) 313-ARTS
http://www.hocoarts.org/

August 31 - October 19, 2007
Reception and Awards Ceremony: September 7th from 6-8pm
Live Music by The Columbia Orchestra





Let the image float inside you,

Pass slowly by.

The slightest idea of it

Will suffice you


Sainte-Beuve






Edda Jakab described in 2006, her search “for the situation that speaks of the fleeting moment, and that, at the same time, suggests the sense of another time. Space that speaks of absence and – at the same time- presence; the kind that’s less seen than felt.” Edda Jakab



Edda Jakab was planning this exhibit when she passed away on March 2, 2007, after a year-long illness with brain cancer. The Howard County Arts Council gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Dr. George Jakab and family for fulfilling Edda’s plan to make this exhibit a possibility.







“My work is grounded in memory – in particular, of place and where the natural and man-made worlds intersect. The process of remembering suggests an ordering of nature through which the underlying geometry of these places emerges. In a similar way, the making of the images becomes a parallel for this experience of remembering. The initial drawings of charcoal on canvas are specific, and the washes of transparent color reflect the immediacy of the experience. Time and distance, however, cause the particulars of memory to fade, leaving impressions of light, shape, color and space. The painting develops in a parallel way. Images and colors are literally sanded away, and are then redrawn with new layers and washes of color added – a process that reflects more memory than immediate experience. His additive and subtractive process is repeated until the imagery reaches a new equilibrium – one that fixes itself in my memory and takes on an existence that both reflects and re-shapes the original visual experience.” Michael Farrell










Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Denee Barr Art News and More

http://www.artsonfoot.org/artmarket.htm

Arts on Foot Festival 2007
Washington, DC

Arts on Foot logo



Saturday, September 15th
Downtown DC's Penn Quarter

11am-5pm

Marking its 15th anniversary, Arts on Foot is a one-day, multimedia Festival that kicks off the fall arts season in Downtown DC’s Penn Quarter. Incorporating visual art, music, theatre, dance, film, and creative cuisine, it’s an interactive celebration the whole family will enjoy. With a lively outdoor street festival as its centerpiece, Arts on Foot also invites you to explore the neighborhood’s museums, theaters, galleries, cultural organizations, and shops. From traditional classics to cutting edge, Arts on Foot offers something for the arts and food lover in everyone!

Outdoor Festival, 8th and F Streets, NW:
(Metro: Gallery Pl - Chinatown)
  • Browse the diverse works of 70 local artisans in the juried Art Market
  • Sample fine cuisine from more than 30 of Penn Quarter’s top restaurants
  • Taste international wines at the new World Market® Wine Tent
  • Watch DC’s premier chefs demonstrate their culinary talents
  • Participate in cool, hands-on arts and crafts activities in the Cultural Corridor
  • Enjoy an eclectic blend of live local entertainment on the Music Stage

Neighborhood Showcase
Pennsylvania Avenue to L Street, NW, 4th and 14th streets, NW
Metro: Metro Center, Federal Triangle, Mt. Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center, Gallery Pl-Chinatown, Archives-Navy Mem’l-Penn Quarter, or Judiciary Sq.

More than 45 neighborhood venues, performing companies, and neighborhood businesses and organizations host free activities and exhibits.

  • Attend preview events and tour the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall, Washington’s brand new, state-of-the-art performance center
  • Catch dance and theater performances from improv to belly dance, stage combat to musical theater, comedy to satire
  • See multiple film screenings, view special exhibits
  • Participate in demonstrations, classes and workshops
  • Take guided neighborhood and backstage tours for rarely-seen theater experiences
  • Go jam on new musical instruments or listen to the music

Participants:
Arts on Foot is an event enthusiastically embraced by the whole community! Be sure to check out these participating organizations and businesses offering arts-related programming or fine cuisine all day, and in most cases, all year long!

Outdoor Festival
Art Market of 70+ Artists
Cultural Organizations

Canadian Embassy • DC Shorts Film Festival • Ford’s Theatre • Goethe-Institut • Koshland Science Museum • National Archives • National Building Museum • National Cherry Blossom Festival • National Museum of Women in the Arts • National Portrait Gallery • Prison Arts Foundation • Shakespeare Theatre • Textile Museum • The Theatre Lab • Utrecht Art Supplies • Washington Improv Theatre • Washington Stage Guild • Washington Youth Choir • Woolly Mammoth Theatre

Food/Dining
701 Restaurant • Acadiana • Aria Trattoria • Austin Grill • Butterfield 9 •The Capital Grille • Ceiba • Charlie Palmer's Grille • Chef Geoff’s Downtown • Clyde’s of Gallery Place • Cowgirl Creamery • D’Acqua • District ChopHouse & Brewery • Finemondo • Finn & Porter • Gordon Biersch • IndeBleu • Jaleo • La Tasca • McCormick & Schmick’s • Occidental • Oceanaire Seafood Room • Old Ebbitt Grill • Oya • Oyamel • Poste Brasserie • PS 7’s • Rasika • Ristorante Luigino • Ristorante Tosca • Rosa Mexicano • TenPenh • Zengo

World Market Wine Tent
Bodega Cantena Zapata • Bodegas Toso • Fabre Montmayou • Icon Estates • Santa Carolina • World Market Private Label • Click Wine Group

Neighborhood Showcase
American Immigration Law Center • Apartment Zero •Artifactory • Aveda Institute DC • Bead Museum DC • Canadian Embassy • Capital Fringe Festival • Civilian Art Projects • Cultural Tourism DC • E Street Cinema • Flashpoint Gallery • First Trinity Lutheran Church • Goethe-Institut • Historical Society of Washington • Madia Withers Dance • Construction Company • MLK, Jr. Memorial Library • Motophoto Penn Quarter • National Archives • National Building Museum • National Gallery of Art • National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial • National Music Center • National Portrait Gallery • National Theatre • Olsson’s Books and Records • Pavilion at the Old Post Office • Pua • Sahara Dance • Shakespeare Theatre Company • Smithsonian American Art Museum • Sol y Soul • TICKETplace • Touchstone Gallery • United States Navy Memorial • Utrecht Art Supplies • Warehouse Theater & Gallery • Warner Theatre • Washington Convention Center • WPA/ Corcoran • Weschler’s Auctioneers • Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company • Zenith Gallery • Zenith Alternative Artspace



Make Art a Lifestyle-------------------------------------------------Denee

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

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Take That First Step................

Recently, I won a 10-day trial exercise workout (75 minutes per session) while attending the Columbia City Fair 2007 on Lake Kittamaquandi at Town Center in Columbia, Maryland. I just finished my tenth day today.

I am both challenged and humbled to know that I can work my body to the core and feel great too. I recommend this workout! Click www.dropzonebootcamp.com. Their slogan is "You Don't Have to Be A Navy Seal to Be As Fit As One.''

Truly grateful to have had this high quality experience.....Stay Fit.........Just Do It!

---------------Denee

Monday, September 3, 2007

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What do you consider has been your major philosophical concern as a photographer?


"Have a good life and let other people have one, too. I don't interfere with anyone. I'm not jealous of anybody. I just believe in working. I'm not one of those romantic explainers of my own individual point of view."

Imogen Cunningham
American
(1883 - 1976)


Dialogue With Photography
by Paul Hill & Thomas Cooper 1979
Cornerhouse Publications
Manchester, England

page 239

Sunday, September 2, 2007

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After Dark, 2007
by Rosetta DeBerardinis
Medium: Mixed Media
18" x 24"
(Selection from The One Word Project)

Good Afternoon,





Galleries are not the only place where great art is bought and sold. There are many alternative venues that showcase both the visual and the performing arts.





Featured today is the Arts Club of Washington in the historic James Monroe House at 2017 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20006. (202) 331-7282





http://www.artsclubofwashington.org/








The One Word Project


30 Visual Artists





September 7 - September 29, 2007
Artist Reception: Friday, September 7th from 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Gallery Talk: 7:30pm
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm
Free and Open to the Public


-------------------------------------------------------------------Denee





Saturday, September 1, 2007

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Variation on Dried Red Roses, #6, Columbia, Maryland
c Denee Barr 2003 All Rights Reserved


Medium: photo emulsion on Arches paper






"The process is only a tool for strengthening an image. Going beyond the material is what it is all about. The image must lead you at all times."

Barbara Crane, Fine Art Photographer

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

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Columbia Art Center, Columbia, Maryland
c Denee Barr 2005 All Rights Reserved


http://www.columbiaartcenter.com

(See upcoming September 8 - October 9, 2007 Exhibitions........Click on link above!)

Sunday, August 26, 2007

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http://www.artsactionfund.org/

Americans for the Arts Action Fund

Check it Out......................................................................Denee

Sunday, August 19, 2007

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RYKA Iron Girl #1 Columbia Triathlon 2007
Centennial Lake Park, Ellicott City, Maryland
c Denee Barr 2007 All Rights Reserved


Great Good Afternoon

http://www.irongirl.com/

So my son and I are just back from the RYKA Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon 2007 at Centennial Lake Park in Ellicott City, Maryland. This year we hovered around the finish line and I must say everyone "breaking that tape" had a big smile on their face and look so relaxed after the 6:45 am start.

With the .62 mile swim---- 7.5 mile bike ----3.4 mile run no matter the shape, size, age, skill of the racers.....we loved hearing those sweet sweet words uttered by the finish-line race attendants as the participants crossed the line "Congratulations You're an Iron Girl Now!"

I was inspired myself just viewing from the sidelines!!!

More on this blog regarding the RYKA Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon 2007 forthcoming....................Denee

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RYKA Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon 2007
Centennial Lake Park, Ellicott City, Maryland
c Denee Barr 2007 All Rights Reserved



RYKA Iron Girl #3 Columbia Triathlon 2007
Centennial Lake Park, Ellicott City, Maryland
c Denee Barr 2007 All Rights Reserved



RYKA Iron Girl # 2 Columbia Triathlon 2007
Centennial Lake Park, Ellicott City, Maryland
c Denee Barr 2007 All Rights Reserved



RYKA Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon 2007.............It's going on in the am, today, in this moment. Stop by and Enjoy!

http://www.irongirl.com/ @ Centennial Lake Park in Ellicott City, Maryland

----------------------------------------------------------------Denee

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Denee Barr Art News and More

"It is my hope that this approach will allow the art of photography to be seen not as a special case, peripheral to the larger story of the medium's broad concerns and instrumental functions, but rather, and simply, as that work that embodies the clearest, most eloquent expression of photography's historic and continuing search for a renewed and vital identity."

John Szarkowski
American
(1925-2007)


Photography Until Now
Copyright 1989 by The Museum of Modern Art, New York

page 9

Friday, August 10, 2007

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Great Summer Days Great Summer Fun

Howard County Fair http://www.howardcountyfair.com/

I'll be working in the Howard County Tourism Booth http://www.visithowardcounty.com with the Howard County Arts Council http://www.hocoarts.org/ tomorrow afternoon at the Howard County Fair in West Friendship, Maryland.

Come on by...............................Denee

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

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Enhance the Quality of Your Life Today!

Buy art especially photo-based art for creativity, skill, accessibility, uniqueness, beauty, informality, formality, entertainment, commentary, documentary, versatility, complexity, simplicity, familiarity, transcendance, obscurity, longevity, vision, endurance.......................

Be Happy Today........It's Priceless. Tomorrow will be here soon enough.

Denee

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

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Take Note...........Art whether it is in your home or workplace enhances the quality of your life!

Denee

Thursday, July 26, 2007

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Blackberries, Summer, Columbia, Maryland
c Denee Barr 2001
All Rights Reserved



Today in my backyard bushels of ripened blackberries.......I think I'll eat some right now........Yum!==================Denee

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

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Pond, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1995-2003
Washington, DC
c Denee Barr 2003
All Rights Reserved


Medium: Silver Gelatin Print and Mixed Media








Lilies, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1995-2003
Washington, DC
c Denee Barr 2003
All Rights Reserved


Medium: Silver Gelatin Print and Mixed Media


One day I happened to notice the sign off of the Baltimore/Washington Parkway for the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens www.nps.gov/kepa while driving down the road and so on one hot, steamy July 1995 day in Washington, DC I decided to explore this inner city tropical paradise. My mother and my daughter who was a toddler at the time were with me on this photo shoot.

http://www.culturaltourismdc.org/


I find art in our everyday.....................Denee

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

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Artscape 2007
Baltimore, Maryland

Premier Visual and Performing Arts Festival

Don't Miss It!

www.artscape.org

July 20th, July 21st, July 22nd


Life......Art.......Fun

Denee

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

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"To Market" c Egbert "Clem" Evans








SOLD"Can't see the leaves for the...." c Chris Schallhorn


No Boundaries Art Enables....http://www.hocoarts.org/

Howard County Center for the Arts

June 29 - August 10, 2007

Going Beyond Expectations!

Warm Summer Regards, Denee


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"Evening Blues"

Karen Norman

1st Place Award




"Canyon Vista"

Irene Sylvester

2nd Place Award


"Moonlight at Monet's"

Debra Halpin

Honorable Mention Award





"Yorkshire Dawn"


Linda S. Chester


Honorable Mention Award






"Blue Coat"


David Churchill

3rd Place Award


Current Exhibitions
Howard County Center for the Arts

http://www.hocoarts.org/




Art that reaches beyond boundaries============Denee



Note: All exhibitions and opening receptions are free and open to the public.

Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm; Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 12-4pm


Baltimore Watercolor Society
June 29 - August 10, 2007

Gallery I

Featuring artwork by: Joyce Bell, Linda S. Chester, David Churchill, Chris Dodd, Diane Gibson, Sharon Green, Debra Halprin, Brenda Will Kidera, Yolanda Koh, Stephanie Lyon, Bernard McGibbon, Karen Norman, Zina Andresini Poliszuk, April Rimpo, Kay Sandler, Rhoda Seiden, Kathleen Stumpfel, Irene Sylvester, Alice Webb, Mick Williams, Bill Wilson, Lois Wolford

Juror: Joan Bevelaqua
Opening Reception: July 13, 2007, 6-8:00pm


No Boundaries & Art Enables
June 29 - August 10, 2007

Gallery II

Art Enables is a Washington DC based arts-and-enterprise program for adults with developmental and/or mental disabilities. The No Boundaries program is a partnership between Howard County Recreation and Parks Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Servies and the Howard County Arts Council. The exhibit features work by youth and adults with developmental disabilities.

Opening Reception: July 13, 2007, 6-8:00pm


The following groups will also be on hand to distribute information and give live demonstrations during the July 13th reception:

Baltimore Watercolor Society
50+ Players
Chesapeake Woodturners
Baltimore Bead Society
Blacksmith Guild of Central Maryland
Showtime Singers
HoCoPoLitSo

Hope to see you there!

Future & Past Exhibitions

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

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Oak Creek Canyon, Study #2, Arizona
c Denee Barr 1991
All Rights Reserved

Medium: Silver Gelatin Print (Infrared Film)


Early portfolio from the collection of Denee Barr

Denee Barr Art News and More

Oak Creek Canyon, Study #1, Arizona
c Denee Barr 1991
All Rights Reserved


Medium: Silver Gelatin Print (Infrared Film)


Early portfolio in the collection of Denee Barr

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Grand Canyon, Study #2, Arizona
c Denee Barr 1991
All Rights Reserved

Medium: Silver Gelatin Print (Infrared Film)



Early portfolio from the collection of Denee Barr

Sunday, July 8, 2007

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Grand Canyon, South Rim, Study #3, Arizona
c Denee Barr 1991
All Rights Reserved

Medium: Silver Gelatin Print (Infrared Film)



Early portfolio from the collection of Denee Barr

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

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Attention All Artists


Go Out and Check the Local Art Scene Before You Plan Any More Exhibitions

http://www.dcartnews.blogspot.com/ + Check Blogs Listed

http://www.bmoreart.blogspot.com/


Check the Blogs.........Do Your Homework.


Denee

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

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You're Invited

Landscape and Nature: A View From Maryland

Celebrate 25 years of the Sister State relationship between Maryland and the Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan with an opening art reception and exhibit featuring the works of 44 Maryland artists. View paintings, drawings, and photographs of suburban environments, rural country activities, edgy cityscapes, and nautical scenes, inspired by Maryland landscapes. This event is FREE and open to the public. This exquisite exhibition will eventually tour to the Kanagawa Earth Plaza for Global Citizenship.

"Landscape & Nature: A View From Maryland" exhibiting artists include the following: Mary Arthur, Denee Barr, Karen Birch, Larry Chappelear, Donald Cook, Richard Dana, Kevin D. Augustine, David Driskell, Aline Feldman, Steven Fiscus, Peggy Fox, Kathryn Freeman, Inga Frick, Stephanie Garmey, Ken Giardini, Joshua Greer, Ronnie Haber, Steven Hay, Matt Hyleck, Edda Jakab, Susan Johnson, Chevelle Makeba Moore Jones, Jeanne Keck, Patrice Kehoe, Jinshul Kim, Philip Koch, Perna Krick, Dan Kuhne, Eugene Leake, Ralph McGuire, Raoul Middleman, Tom Nakashima, Susan Due Pearcy, Jan Razauskas, Beverly Ress, Charles Ritchie, Michael Rogovsky, Nancy Sheinman, Joe Shepherd, Tony Shore, Elzbieta Sikorksa, Laura Vernon Russell, William Willis, Edward Winter, Sharon Wolpoff

Curated by Sigrid Trumpy

When

Opening Reception
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
5 PM - 7:30 PM
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Exhibit Dates
July 10 - September 9, 2007
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM Daily

Where

Arts Program Gallery
UMUC Inn and Conference Center, Lower Level
3501 University Boulevard East
Adelphi, Maryland 20783

eventsandarts@umuc.edu

This exhibit is the result of a partnership among the state of Maryland, the Maryland Sister States Program, and the Japanese Prefecture of Kanagawa. Learn more about the Sister States Program