WPA Alice Denney Award for Support of Contemporary Art

Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) serves as a catalyst for the creation, critique, and collection of contemporary art. With more than 800 artist members, the WPA is the only DC-area organization to support visual artists at all stages of their careers.

2016 Washington Project for the Arts new custom creative glass art award

2016 Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) Alice Denney Award for Support of Contemporary Art

Initiated in 2006, the Washington Project for the Arts Alice Denney Award for Support of Contemporary Art is named for Alice Denney, the founder of the Washington Project for the Arts, and is presented annually to honor an individual who has supported the organization for a period of many years and has made a sustained commitment to the greater DC art’s community.

WPA has announced that Fred Ognibene will be the 2016 recipient of the Alice Denney Award for Support of Contemporary Art, and the award has been made by the Washington Glass School.

The award will presented by Andres Tremols at the opening reception of the WPA Auction Exhibition, March 31, 2016 at 8pm.

WPA AUCTION WEEK will kick off with an opening reception on Thursday, March 31, from 7 – 9 pm. 

Click HERE to jump to WPA Gala online page.

Everyone Into The Pool!

>The DC area artist organization Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is again hosting its synchronized swimming performance call for artists. Artists teams need to be registered for this fun event.

WPA Synchroswim

Sunday, August 8, 2010 6-7pm @ the Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 I (eye) Street, SW, Washington, DC
Deadline for team submissions: Monday, July 19, 2010 (received)

Washington Projects for the Arts, in collaboration with the Rubell Family Collection + Conner Contemporary Art, presents the second annual synchronized swimming performance competition featuring Washington area artists.

Artists are requested to submit an application to perform a 2-4 minute synchronized performance accompanied by music to take place in the Capitol Skyline Hotel pool. Teams can consist of 2-10 members. A panel of experts will judge performances with prizes awarded in three categories: best performance, best visual spectacle, and crowd favorite. You do not need to be WPA member to apply.

Typically, synchronized swimming demands advanced water skills and requires great strength, endurance, flexibility, grace, artistry, and precise timing, as well as exceptional breath control when upside down underwater. However, at the WPA SynchroSwim, creativity and effort are the criteria for evaluation. Performers must be able to swim or wear an appropriate safety flotation device. Performances do not have to actually include traditional swimming, but they must take place in the pool. Creative attire is highly recommended.

Click HERE for the submission form pdf.

Artomatic Seeks Artwork for Parade Float

>The Artomatic organizers are collecting submissions** for an Artomatic parade float for the upcoming Washington Project for the Arts Art Parade – the WPArade.

Sign up by May 28th to submit an entry!

** Enter any 8×11″ size art submission to be added to Artomatic’s parade float. The WPArade is scheduled to take place June 5, 2010 at the Capitol Riverfront – near the Washington Nationals Baseball park on Half Street.

“The WPA Art Parade is an extravaganza of artists connecting with community to create a moving visual spectacle of art and culture. Visual artists, performers, architects, musicians, and visual arts organizations are invited to work independently, together, and in partnership with community organizations to create inflatable art, placards, portable sculpture and street performance.”

Click HERE for more info on the Artomatic float.

For more information – and to mix & mingle with fellow DC area artists – come visit Artomatic at Bistro Bistro for Happy Hour this Wednesday in Dupont Circle …

Artomatic Happy Hour
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
5pm – 7pm
Bistro Bistro
1727 Connecticut Ave, NW