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Art Outlet / The YouTube Salon - Fri Aug 20 at 9pm
« on: August 13, 2010, 02:25:53 PM »
Because YouTube is Too Cool for School, the International YouTube Salon

For one night only, Northside Social is going YouTube playground where an artist and a journalist in Washington DC, a sociologist, a communications designer, and a Latitudinarian in Mannheim, a sound designer in Tokyo, and a photographer in New Orleans will be linked live via video conference to the Northside Social audience to show and discuss their favorite hot, cold, weird, sexy, narrative, abstract, fictive, documentary, obscure (and not so) YouTube clips.

Northside Social
3211 North Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201-4407
(703) 465-0145

Art Outlet presents its fifth new media show, an international YouTube Salon, in partnership with Northside Social and Arlington Independent Media (AIM) on Friday, August 20, 2010 at 9:00 P.M.

The Curators

Stephanie Jakubowski, Sociologist, International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg, Team Member;
Lars Wibranski, Graphic Communication Designer, co-organizer of the community art gallery Der Kunstladen;
Dominik Hattrup, Latitudinarian, co-organizer of the community art gallery Der Kunstladen;

New Orleans
Patrick Lera, Photographer;

Washington DC:
Pakastani artist Fareeha Khawaja;
Washington, DC: Washington Post's Going Out Guide writer Lavanya Ramanathan;

Leo Sato, Composer & sound designer;
Followed by a live DJ event with Yoko K. from 10:30 P.M. - 12:30 A.M.

Art Outlet / Registration for Ofrenda 2010 is now open!
« on: August 12, 2010, 12:09:08 PM »
Dear Friends of the Dead!

Registration is now open. The Torpedo Factory Art Center receives 10,000 patrons per week. Needless to say it is very high exposure and we are exited to partner with them again for the 4th annual Ofrenda Art for the Dead Exhibition & Parade.

Get ready for the fourth annual Ofrenda exhibition and parade! Our partnership with the Torpedo Factory Art Center was a huge success last year, - with over 1000 in attendance and 250 marching in the first Day of the Dead Parade, the  2010 Ofrenda will be even be grander. The call-out will go live on Aug 1, 2010. Stay tuned!


Artist Schedule

Call-Out starts - Aug 12, 2010
Call-Out Ends - Sept 20, 2010
Install Dates Oct 25-27, 2010

Parade, Masked Ball, & Reception

Exhibition Dates Oct 28 - Nov 9, 2010
Reception Saturday, Oct 30, 2010 - 4pm - 10pm
Parade Saturday Oct 30, 2010 - 7pm - 7:45pm

De-Install Dates - Nov 10-11, 2010

No Cover, Cash Bar
Altars, shrines, art, & multiple performances throughout the event!

Torpedo Factory Art Center on the Waterfront in Old Town Alexandria.
105 North Union Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

AOM Archive / Re: We're gearing up already.....
« on: March 10, 2010, 12:14:37 PM »
Hi, I am thinking of a big stenciled Flores Muertas mural with molecule structures and bees....hmm, I will keep developing my idea. Henrik

Art Advocacy / Read more here.
« on: February 23, 2010, 04:42:51 PM »

Very sad indeed. If they cut funding we are back in the trenches.....

Art Outlet / We got press in the Washington Post today!
« on: October 26, 2009, 01:28:41 PM »

As the reporter says, a new and interesting addition this year is the parade.

Join us at the historic Market Square near City Hall at 301 King Street at 6:45pm. The parade will start at 7:15pm and end at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Look for the
drummers at Market Square. This parade is open to anyone. Come decked out in Halloween or day of the Dead attire.

Art Outlet / March in the Ofrenda Parade - Represent your own art group!
« on: October 05, 2009, 09:37:46 AM »
Art Outlet presents Ofrenda 2009, an art exhibition of local artists' shrines, altars, and other art in the Mexican Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) tradition, along with a masked ball and parade. The 2009 (third annual) Ofrenda exhibition is presented in partnership with the Torpedo Factory Art Center on the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria

New this year is theh Ofrenda Parade. We encourage artists and groups to bring their own banners, art work, masks, and puppets.

Read here:

Fire and drumming will entertain you while parading.....   :mrgreen:

Art Outlet / Full schedule announced!
« on: October 05, 2009, 09:34:52 AM »
Ofrenda Art Exhibition, Mask Ball & Parade, 3 pm – midnight, Saturday Oct 31,

No Cover, Cash Bar
Altars, shrines, art, & multiple performances throughout the night!
Public Altar by artist Andrea Collins.  Anyone can place ofrendas throughout the event.

3 pm - 4 pm FREE sugar skull activity with artist Heather Schmaedeke
3 pm - 3:40 pm Mariachi Estrellas (traditional Mariachi music)
4:45 - 5:30 pm Parliament Hill (Accoustic Folk)
5:30 - 5:45 pm Moira Lee (Aerial Silks Artist)
5:45 pm - 6:30 pm Wes Tucker & the Skillets (Blues/Rock)
6:30 pm - 6:45 pm Belly Dancing
Ofrenda Parade

7 pm - 7:45 pm
Join us at the historic Market Square near City Hall at 301 King Street. The Ofrenda Parade will start at 7:00pm and end at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Look for the drummers at Market Square. Come in your costumes, bring puppets, shrines, and noise makers. FREE and Open to Anyone! Contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.
Masked Ball

7:30  pm- midnight, No Cover, Cash Bar
Revelers are invited to come to the Ofrenda reception and Maksed Ball dressed Day of the Dead style or decked out in Halloween finery. An artist-led sugar skull activity and Mariachi performance by Mariachi Estrellas will kick off the celebration from 3 to 4pm. Live music including rock, swing, and blues will be interspersed with belly dancing and silk trapeze performances throughout the event. Guests can participate in the exhibition by bringing personal remembrances – ofrendas – to contribute to the artist-made public altar honoring those who have left us.

7:45 - 8:00 pm drum circle at Torpedo Factory
8 pm - 8:15 pm Belly Dancing
8:15 pm - 9pm Hootenanny Orchestra (Swing)
9 pm - 9:15 pm Moira Lee (Aerial Silks Artist)
9:15 - 10 pm American Sinners (Rock)
10:15 pm - 11 pm Demivolt (Rock)

The 2009 exhibiting artists are:

Michael Auger, Kathlyn Avila-Reyes, Jennifer Beinhacker, Jennifer Bishop, Ismael Carrillo, Kate Clark, Andrea Collins, Rosemary Feit Covey, Anthony Delfin, Jackie Ehle, Cavan Fleming, Ric Garcia, Jeannette Herrera, Kevin Irvin, Jessica Jastrzebski, Rebecca Marion Kallem, Lori Katz, Shauna Lee Lange, Emily Green Liddle, Carolina Mayorga, Peggy Meckling, Heather Miller, Mara Odette, Claudia & Sergio Olivos, Chris Peloso, Kevin Chopper Peshkepia, Caren Quinn, Lisa Rosenstein, Skeeter Scheid, Heather Schmaedeke, Hillary Sloate, Kenya Rene Smith, Constance Springer Zabowski, Neil Leon Stavely, Erika Stone, Henrik Sundqvist, Roy Utley, and Alexandra Zealand

Art Outlet / Call to Artists - E-Mail Us Your Dreams!
« on: September 14, 2009, 02:16:13 PM »
Dreams and artists...what's more natural? Or more better? Head Cinema is a natural and more better US (Art Outlet)/German (Der Kunstladen , The Art Shop) artists' swap meet showcasing German and US artists' explorations of dreams and dreaming. Computer Geeks DC is a sponsor of the show.]

The Art Shop artists will show us their dream stuff and Washington area artists will return the favor during a live webcam reception October 17, from 2-4 (EST) at the Capitol Skyline Hotel in SW DC's Skyline Lounge and Magnolia Room.

The dreamy art (live performance and prerecorded audio, video and still images) and everyone sipping cocktails, confabbing, and taking in the show (tell your cousin in Mannheim to show up and give you a shout out) will be broadcasted live (big enough screen!) during the reception. DJ CJ Weaver will spin dreamy ambient tunes!

Call to Artists - E-Mail Us Your Dreams!

We are seeking audio, video or still photography cell phone art that explores dreaming to project during the reception and send to The Art Shop to show at future dates.

You may send jpeg images and/or 15 – 60 second audio (mp3) or videoclips (mpeg) about dreams. This is a curated exhibition with no registration fee .

Ideally, your digital files should not exceed 5MB. If larger, please use

E-mail us your dreams at

Art Outlet / 3 More performers confirmed!
« on: September 04, 2009, 08:32:12 AM »
We are exited to bring you back silk trapeze artist Moira Lee. She is an incredible performer and showcased 2 years ago at the original Flux exhibition at the now legendary Danville Body Shop in Clarendon. Moira will perform 2 aerial dances during Ofrenda 2009.

You can find out more about Mora Lee at

Parliament Hill will enligthen us with their beautiful sounds. We first showcased Parliament Hill during Flux 2009 on Columbia Pike at Jazirock Studio and recently during The ZIP Code Show. We are exited that they will hit the stage for Ofrenda 2009.

Demivolt  hails from Washington, DC. Their music is described as  beautiful noise - worshipped by the few that matter, pop for the unpopular, gospel music for atheists. We are deligthed to have them included for the official ofrenda line-up!

More performers will be announced during the next upcoming weeks. stay tuned. Ofrenda is happening.     

Art Outlet / You bet Michael!
« on: August 20, 2009, 03:52:38 PM »

They will be full of rock and sin

Art Outlet / American Sinner confirmed!
« on: August 19, 2009, 10:07:26 AM »
We are exited to bring you back the American Sinner. They rock bad!
Check their site here.

Art Outlet / Ofrenda - History
« on: August 19, 2009, 10:00:09 AM »
Ofrenda - Art for the Dead is an art exhibition of local artists' shrines, altars, paintings, photography, music, dancing, magic and spoken word based on the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) tradition.

Ofrenda remembers the dead and celebrates life (the two emphases of the holiday) with artist-made Dia de los Muertos altars and ofrendas (offerings) that venerate the beloved dead, and draw them to visit their loved ones, feast on their favorite food and drink, and listen to their favorite music.

Ofrenda History

In 2007, Art Outlet premiered Ofrenda in a space adjacent to Mexicali Blues in Arlington, VA. We showed over 25 artists and performers, utilized bilingual printed materials, mounted two public altars, and held a sugar skull workshop for children and adults.

2007 Exhibiting Artists:
Zulma Aguiar, Michael Auger, Joshua Barlow, Jennifer Beinhacker, Alison Christ, Andrea Collins, Rosemary Feit Covey, Jared Davis, Roni Freeman, Jenny Freestone, Vickie Fruehauf, Susan Gardiner, Angela Kleis, Gabriel Kulka, Emily Liddle, Rob Lindsay, Bono Mitchell, Thomas Paradis, Marina Reiter, Paivi Salonen, Marina Starkova, Henrik Sundqvist, Stan Weinstein, Jack Whitsitt

2007 Performing Artists:
Flo Anito, Inspyra, Mud Pie, Yoko K


In 2008, Art Outlet expanded the artist line-up by showcasing 35 artists and seven performers in a two-day art exhibition and event at Almaz Ethiopian Restaurant on U Street in Washington, DC. Besides the popular sugar skull workshop, we displayed two public altars where the public placed ofrendas throughout the event.

2008 Exhibiting Artists:
Pruitt Allen, Michael Auger, Jennifer Beinhacker, Jennifer Bishop, Alison Christ, Andrea Collins, Megan Draheim, Victor Ferrante, Cavan Fleming, Vickie Fruehauf, Rania Hassan, Sean Hennessey, Jeannette Herrera, Matt Hollis, Paul Jutton, Angela Kleis, Rob Lindsay, Carrie Lipscomb, Bono Mitchell, Nancy McIntyre, Johanna Mueller, Thomas Paradis, Chris Peloso, Kevin Perone, Caren Quinn, Paivi Salonen, Heather Schmaedeke, Kerri Sheehan, Kimberly Stark, Marina Starkova, Erika Stone, Henrik Sundqvist, Sally Tsou, Pindar Van Arman, Jack Whitsitt, Alexandra Zealand

2008 Performing Artists:
Aligning Minds, American Sinner, David London, DJ Uncle Eric, Flo Anito, The Highballers, Yoko K

This year will be our third annual Ofrenda Show and Art Outlet is exited to partner with the Torpedo Factory Art Center. The event will begin Saturday, October 31 and run though November 2.



Call-Out ends: Monday, September 22
Artists Announced: Thursday, October 1
Installation of art: Thursday & Friday, October 29 & 30
De-Installation of art: Wednesday – Friday, November 4 – 6

The event will be free and open to the public on the following dates:
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, October 31 – Tuesday, November 2, 2009

Create and show your personal altars, icons, shrines, and offerings (ofrendas). We are seeking 2- and 3-D artwork (any media), which fits the Dia de los Muertos tradition. Art Outlet will curate 1152 square feet of wall exhibition space (18 panels, courtesy of Artomatic) and space for sculpture/media on the first floor of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. We estimate this space will hold 36 two-D and 20 three-D artworks.

Art may include candles or incense, but these will not be burned during the show. There will be a public altar outside the Torpedo Factory that will include candles and incense. We especially welcome 3-D works and installation.

The art and activities of traditional El Día de los Muertos celebrations look warmly and humorously on life, death, and the departed. When considering your submission, please be respectful. Art displayed at Ofrendas—Art of the Dead will take place in this same tradition.

You may upload up to 3 images or a text proposal. If you send us a text proposal for you artwork, we will evaluate your proposal as well as your current work, so please send us a url to your web site. We will only look at your proposal or artwork, once you paid the registration fee of $35.00 is paid.

This is a juried art exhibition. Fee: $35.00 (non-refundable)

Altar by Andrea Collins.

Art Outlet / Hi All, and we are doing a parade.
« on: August 09, 2009, 12:31:22 PM »
It will either happen around the building, or if we get lucky and the city likes our ideas we are doing it down King Street. Rosemary Feit Covey and I are meeting next week with the city folks to discuss our options.

We will let you know, what happens. I would love to see skeleton cars, trumpets, fire jugglers and drummers walking down on King Street...  :smt118 And all culminating in a grandiose day of the dead art display with multiple bands and masks and puppets all around. Craziness!

Art Outlet / Ofrenda 2009 - Saturday, October 31
« on: August 08, 2009, 05:14:15 PM »
In partnership with the Torpedo Factory Art Center ( in Old Town Alexandria, Art Outlet presents it's third installment of it's popular Day of the Dead inspired art exhibition;  Ofrenda - Art for the Dead. This year, we are adding a parade, mask/puppet workshops, and we will offer 18 wall panel displays (courtesy of Artomatic), totaling 1152 sqf (144 ft wide and 8 ft tall) exhibition space on the first floor of the Torpedo Factory. Off course, we welcome 3-D sculpture and installation. After all, this is about shrines and altars, remembering and honoring the Dead!

The call-out will go live next week on Saturday, August 15, 2009 and run through Tuesday, September 22, 2009.

More information will be posted next week, folks. This is hot. Expect performances, music, sugar skulls, masks, puppets, and an incredible parade culminating in an art exhibition.

We can accommodate 36 visual artists and at least 20 sculptures and installations.

Check out last year's photos here:

17 group shows / We are looking for new innovative work.
« on: July 03, 2009, 11:01:25 AM »
There is no harm in registering, since you are not being charged if you are not curated in.  :smt004
If you like to produce a new piece of artwork, simply describe the art in 2 short paragraphs.

You need to register first in order to get to the form.

18 group shows / Call to Artists: The ZIP Code Show
« on: July 02, 2009, 10:59:32 PM »
So, what about space?

The ZIP Code Show is about artists and their relationships with their surroundings. This summer offering – Aug 29 though Sept 5, 2009 — from and Art Outlet is being presented in partnership with Halstead Arlington and the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization.

In The ZIP Code Show, artists use ZIP codes—a system of delimited packets of landscape devised by the U.S. Post Office in 1963 to respond to “the modern technology imperative” and make our lives better and more efficient—to facilitate personal dialogues between themselves and the physical, biological, and cultural features of the earth.

Registration is FREE and runs through July 31.

Location: The ZIP Code Show is located at Halstead Arlington 1028 South Walter Reed Drive in Arlington, VA 22204
Logistics: Brick walls with wodden braces; concrete floors and columns; drywalls; 2 empty retail stores on street level
Size: 18 ft tall ceilings; square footage is 1225 sqf (smaller unit) and 1490 sqf (larger unit)

Art Outlet / Arthouse1: This Saturday from 7pm - midnight
« on: May 14, 2009, 01:44:42 PM »
It will be hot! get to know the artists. We have artist talks from 9-10pm followed by Yoko K.

In partnership with The Washington Film Institute, Art Outlet presents Arthouse 1,an art and film exhibition including a feature selected by the Washington Film Institute and multimedia projections and installations curated by Art Outlet.

The event will take place on Saturday, May 16 from 7pm to 2am. Cash Bar; Film Screenings $10 Free Art Exhibition and Live Performances; Yoko K. with special guest Kolai (Asahra Music)

1939 12th NW (Green line U St./Cardozo)

Edit: fixed your bbcode

20 group shows / Re: 12x12 Artist Details.
« on: April 29, 2009, 03:36:44 PM »
Artist Name: Henrik Sundqvist
Title: Flores Muertas
Media: Soft & Hardground Etching
Chine-Collé (with Nepalese Khadi Himilayan Traditional Dyed 'Rust' paper) on Bhutanese Rural Tsarsho Paper
ed. 20
Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 inches
Price: $350.00 framed, $175.00 unframed
Date: 2008

Artist Statement:

The print series Flores Muertas depicts the issue of where our flowers come from, what kind of hidden costs and dangers lie behind them, and illustrates the conventional South American flower production as a real danger to people and the environment. Rose production plants in Ecuador and Columbia expose their workers to harmful pesticides and pollute and deplete nearby streams and ground water. Pollinators — most often bees, butterflies, birds, and bats—who transfer pollen from one flower to another and are critical to fruit and seed production have declined rapidly in numbers over the past several decades (National Research Counsel, 2006 as cited in the Washington Post

Flores Muertas will educate the consumer on health hazards to the environment and flower workers caused by the conventional flower industry and provide an alternative solution, such as purchasing flowers from local stores which support US and internationally produced organic flowers. My hope is to raise awareness about conventional versus alternative flower production methods and to demonstrate, that the consumer has a choice.

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