Silverthorne Book Launch at WPA for yes is the only living thing

Please join us for the release of Alexandra Silverthorne's book of photography
"yes is the only living thing" at the Washington Project for the Arts

June 22nd, 2pm | Washington, DC
Book Launch in partnership with Civilian Art Projects
featuring a conversation with Jayme McLellan and Alexandra Silverthorne

Washington Project for the Arts
2124 8th Street NW, Washington, DC


yes is the only living thing is a series of 76 images looking at moments of celebration, wonder, and stillness in the artist's life. Shot the year following a friend’s sudden cancer relapse and near-immediate death, the images echo her attempts to infuse her own life with some of the same determination, thoughtfulness, and grace that was ever-present in her friend's life. The series was captured with recently-discontinued peel apart instant film on a fickle hand-me-down Polaroid Reporter camera.

According to the artist, "I was attracted to the unpredictability of both the film and the camera and how this seemed to echo the unpredictability of life, itself."

The book features all 76 images, a collection of text by Julie Poitras Santos, and a conversation with Annie Mahon. It will be available for purchase at the event. Limited edition prints will also be available.

To purchase the book before the event:

Miniature Montage Workshop with Bridget Sue Lambert

Saturday, November 25
Civilian Art Projects

Come and create your own miniature visage using dollhouse furniture. During this drop-in workshop you will be guided through the steps to create your own themed photographs with your cell phone using Bridget’s collection of dollhouse furniture. You will be encouraged to title your photograph with a meaningful title and share your photos via Instagram at #sealthedeal #civilianartprojects.

Artist Talk with Bridget Sue Lambert & Steffen Jacobsen

Please join Civilian Art Projects for a free and public talk with artist Bridget Sue Lambert and collector Steffen Jacobsen. The two will discuss key elements in her exhibition currently on view, "Seal the Deal." Artists talks are informal and incredible ways to dialogue about art, ideas, and other issues relevant to the art community. This is your chance to learn more about the work, engage with the artist, and get inspired.

When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 3pm
Where: Civilian Art Projects
4718 14th Street NW Washington, DC
Between Crittenden & Decatur Streets

Feel free to bring Thanksgiving leftovers to share. Wine sponsored by Liz Georges. Thank you Liz.

Come and have fun. Kid friendly.


Monday 10/30
Copley Hall
Georgetown University Campus

Georgetown University will host editor Sharon Louden (artist, author, arts advocate) as she introduces her book, "The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life," a collection of essays by 45 visual artists. The book describes how artists extend their practices outside of their studios. All of these contributors have impactful, artistic activities as change agents in their communities. Their first-hand stories show the general public how contemporary artists of the 21st century add to creative economies through their out-of-the-box thinking while also generously contributing to the well-being of others. Panelists include artist-contributors to the book:

Sharon Louden - artist, author, arts advocate

Zoë Charlton & Tim Doud - artists, educators, co-directors of SINDIKIT in Baltimore

Jayme McLellan - artist, Georgetown adjunct lecturer, curator, Director of Civilian Art Projects

B.G. Muhn - artist, educator, Professor of Art at Georgetown University

Brett Wallace - artist, educator, MBA turned MFA

Sponsored by the Georgetown Department of Art and Art History with generous support from the Office of the Provost and the Georgetown Connected Academics Project for Graduate Education in the Public Humanities.

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Civilian Art Projects & Sasha Lord Presents...
April 22-23, 2017

A Weekend with Taraka Larson of Prince Rama

Saturday, April 22 at The Dew Drop Inn DC
10:00PM-2:00AM FREE!

Sunday, April 23 at Comet Ping Pong
$12 - Doors 9PM

XTREME NOW is the latest bold new book by Taraka Larson, pushing Prince Rama's self-proclaimed philosophy of the Now Age further and exploring life as a continuous daring at of performance art. Taraka Larson is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, with showings at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, and MoMA PS1, and lectures at NYU, Brooklyn Museum, and University of Melbourne.

Having made his name in the late 1980s as a member of the indie band Galaxie 500, Damon Krukowski has watched cultural life lurch from analog to digital. And as an artist who has weathered the transition, he has challenging, urgent questions for both creators and consumers about what we have thrown away in the process: Are our devices leaving us lost in our own headspace even as they pinpoint our location? Does the long reach of digital communication come at the sacrifice of our ability to gauge social distance? Do streaming media discourage us from listening closely? Are we hearing each other fully in this new environment? Rather than simply rejecting the digital disruption of cultural life, Krukowski uses the sound engineer’s distinction of signal and noise to reexamine what we have lost as a technological culture, looking carefully at what was valuable in the analog realm so we can hold on to it. Taking a set of experiences from the production and consumption of music that have changed since the analog era—the disorientation of headphones, flattening of the voice, silence of media, loudness of mastering, and manipulation of time—as a basis for a broader exploration of contemporary culture, Krukowski gives us a brilliant meditation and guide to keeping our heads amid the digital flux. Think of it as plugging in without tuning out.

Portsmouth, Ohio, located at the union of the Scioto and Ohio rivers at the edge of America's Rust Belt, was once a booming industrial center celebrated for its production of shoes and bricks. In the 1990s, when the global forces of deindustrialization shut down factories throughout the region, the population of Portsmouth plummeted and today the city is best known for its thriving trade in opioid pain medications and an epidemic of prescription drug addiction.

For the last 26 years, Ken D. Ashton, a Washington, D.C. based photographer whose work focuses on America's changing urban landscape, has participated in a bike tour every Mother's Day weekend from Columbus to Portsmouth and back. In 2009, he started photographing the neighborhoods of Portsmouth during those weekends to investigate the social and financial impact of deindustrialization on America through the acute scope of this city on the other side of Appalachia. Photographing Portsmouth with his camera during bike tour Saturdays became a ritual that continued through 2016. The photographs are gathered together in Portsmouth: Collected Saturdays published by Daylight Books,May 16, 2017.

Through his watchful and restrained lens, Ashton captures a city that has transformed over time into a desolate, hollowed out ghost town. Images of boarded-up buildings, emptied parking lots, broken sidewalks, asphalt patches, discarded clothing and furniture, and tired lettering on business signs evoke abandonment and a society that appears to be frozen in time. Collectively, the work reveals the devastating effects of industrial decline on a community and how the influence of urban landscape affects our emotions, actions and imaginations.

Civilian & Jason Gubbiotti at VOLTA NY 17 ART FAIR, March 1-5

Please join Civilian Art Projects at Booth E10 for VOLTA NY, the invitational fair of solo artist projects. We are featuring new work by Jason Gubbiotti.

VOLTA NY is the American incarnation of the original Basel VOLTA show, which was founded in 2005 by three art dealers as a fair "by galleries, for galleries."

Since its debut in New York in 2008, Artistic Director Amanda Coulson re-conceived the format as a rigorously curated, boutique event — along the lines of a sequence of intense studio visits versus a traditional trade show environment. Since then VOLTA NY showcases relevant contemporary art positions from emerging international artists, from cutting-edge trendsetters to next year’s rising stars. Coupled with its approachable solo-booth format, the VOLTA team has created a fair that is both accessible to younger art-lovers and beloved by seasoned collectors alike. By spotlighting artists through primarily solo projects, VOLTA NY refocuses the art fair experience back to its most fundamental point: the artists and their works. A beacon for creative discovery during Armory Arts Week, VOLTA NY is likewise aligned with some of the best and boldest local cuisine and design collaborators in the city.

In 2017, VOLTA NY will celebrate its decade edition as a solo-focused international contemporary art fair.

5 – 7 pm
7 – 10 pm


12 – 8 pm

12 – 5 pm



Agnés b and Collective Mu present HARD ART DC 1979, a touring exhibition and book about the birth of the Washington, D.C. punk scene and its lasting impact on music and culture worldwide. Featuring photographs by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lucian Perkins, HARD ART DC 1979 offers a singular, close-up view of a thriving, underground scene in obscure art co-ops and performance spaces of the nation's capital. The exhibition and book includes narrative writing from Alec MacKaye, an influential singer and musician cum writer (the Untouchables, Faith, Ignition, The Warmers), whose front man energy inspired artists and bands such as Kurt Cobain, Sonic Youth and Pearl Jam. The exhibition and book signing at agnés b is in collaboration with Collective Mu and the 2015 Magnetique Nord Festival @ Garage Mu and will feature performances by several D.C.-based artists: legendary musician/DJ Ian Svenonius (Escape-ism, Chain & the Gang, the Make-Up, Nation of Ulysses), artist/performer Olivia Neutron-John, and Matterlink.

EXHIBITION ON VIEW: December 11 - December 31, 2015 Agnés b., 17, rue dieu 75010 Paris

VERNISSAGE: Thursday, December 10, 2015 6 to 8 p.m. with DJ Name Names (Ian Svenonius)

PERFORMANCES: 2015 Magnétique Nord Festival @ Garage Mu Friday, December 11, 2015 45, rue Léon ESCAPE-ISM ( Ian Svenonius), OLIVIA NEUTRON JOHN, CANNERY TERROR, MATTERLINK / D.C. Punk Vampling

ARTIST TALK & BOOK SIGNING: with Lucian Perkins and Alec MacKaye Saturday, December 12, 2015, 5 p.m. Agnés b., 17, rue dieu The talk will be preceded by a screening of excerpts from "Punk the Capital", a film by James Schneider and Paul Bishow. (Schneider will be present for the screening).


HARD ART DC 1979 is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photographs copyright Lucian Perkins.

Civilian at fotofever paris
November 12 - November 15

Please join Civilian Art Projects at fotofever paris at the Carrousel du Louvre from Thursday, November 12th to Sunday, November 15th. We will be presenting the work of Noelle K. Tan and Ken D. Ashton.


Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015, 7-9pm

Secrets of the Darkroom with Cynthia Connolly & Noelle K. Tan

Please join Civilian Art Projects, Noelle K. Tan and Cynthia Connolly for a conversation about artists who still work in the darkroom. Yes, that precious space of meditation and chemistry is still alive and kicking in the nation's capital. Come and join in the discussion and learn about how both of these artists produce their artwork in these precious and rare spaces.

Cynthia Connolly is a photographer, curator, letterpress printer and artist who lives in the Arlington, Virginia. She graduated from both the Corcoran College of Art and Design, and Auburn University’s Rural Studio, worked for Dischord Records, booked an avant-garde performance venue, d.c. space and was Visual Arts Curator of Artisphere, a 60,000 square foot arts center in Arlington, VA. In 1988 she published and distributed Banned in DC: Photos and Anecdotes From the DC Punk Underground (79–86) through her independent press Sun Dog Propaganda. Internationally shown and a prolific artist, her photographic work, postcards and books were exhibited in Beautiful Losers in the United States and Europe from 2004–2009 establishing herself as a pioneer in DIY culture. Reviewed internationally, her photography is in many private collections, (including her artistic peers such as Michael Stipe, Nick Hornby, Ian Mackaye and Aaron Rose,etc. ) as well as the The J. Paul Getty Museum, Smithsonian Museum of American History and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. She is Special Projects Curator for Arlington County, VA and continues to search the world both as curator and artist to connect disparate places, people and things.

Noelle K. Tan is a fine art photographer living and working in the DC area. She earned her BFA from New York University and her MFA from California Institute of the Arts. She has had solo exhibitions at the Orlando Museum of Art; the Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA; Empty Quarter Gallery in Dubai; Silverlens Gallery, Manila, Philippines; DC Arts Center in Washington, DC; School 33 in Baltimore, MD, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY; and at the Creative Artists Agency in Beverly Hills, CA. Her work is in the collection of the Albright-Knox Gallery, Asian American Arts Centre, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Creative Artist Agency, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Norton Museum of Art, the New York Postal Museum, the Orlando Museum of Art, and many private collections. Most recently her work was on view in State of the Art at the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, AR where it was acquired for the permanent collection. She received the prestigious Creative Capital grant in 2005.

> More on Noelle

> More on Cynthia


Please join Civilian Art Projects this Saturday for a talk with artists in Resolution 2015 including Ken D. Ashton, Frank DiPerna, Ryan Hill, Bridget Sue Lambert and Brandon Morse.

The word resolution refers to measurement, commitment, and a workable finality such as the completion of a work of art. Resolution can reference the sharpness of computer-generated imagery or a new life decision. It is a word of multiple meanings and interpretations – a representation for meaning and a gateway to acceptance as we start a new year. Literally defining the way we see, resolution in the case of this exhibition is a concept uniting the representational imagery of a group of artists realized through photography, drawing, mixed-media, and video. Resolution 2015 includes new and ongoing projects by artists Ken D. Ashton, Frank DiPerna, Jason Falchook, Ryan Hill, Bridget Sue Lambert, Brandon Morse and Dan Tague.

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - the last day of the exhibition
3pm – gather
3:30pm – talk

The Washington Post
The Washington City Paper

Public Exhibition Hours:
W, Th, Sat 1 to 5pm

Civilian Art Projects and Sasha Lord Presents...
Friday, August 8th

Summer Scream 4 featuring Judas Priestess
The World's Only All-Girl Tribute to the Metal Gods

plus Metal DJs and Art Projections

$12, 10pm and All Ages at Comet Ping Pong

Poster via Jourdan Betette

Artist Talk with Amy Hughes Braden
Saturday June 14 from 4pm to 7pm
Civilian Art Projects
4718 14th St NW
Washington DC 20011

Please join Civilian Art Projects and director Jayme McLellan in conversation with the lovely and talented Amy Hughes Braden. We will discuss the many themes in Amy's work from the exhibition "Are You Gonna Eat That?" and then we will eat some BBQ'd veggies and other things. Join us.

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Please join Civilian Art Projects, Heiner Contemporary, Transformer, many DC area artists, 30 designers from across the country, plus the Walkmen, DJ Will Eastman, Sunwolf and more for:

THREAD @ DOCK 5 – the brand new Union Market event space

November 29 – December 1


A full Thanksgiving weekend to celebrate:

Experience over THIRTY of the most stylish independent brands and designers creating their own unique shops inside of DOCK 5 - men and women's fashion, art, bags, accessories, home, lifestyle.

Saturday, Nov. 30th
a concert in the alley to celebrate THREAD with
National artists and hometown heroes THE WALKMEN
DJ will Eastman (Blisspop, U Hall)

Union @threadUM

Civilian Art Projects and Sasha Lord Presents...
Summer Scream Part 2
w/ Janka Nabay, Video Love (Paris) & Heavy Breathing
Interactive Art, Dancers and more!
$10 or more, All Ages and 10pm
Poster Artwork via Lindsay Johnson

RSVP and more details on Facebook

A 120 year old building -- that is the heart and soul of the school and museum -- shouldn't be put up for sale to the highest bidder, as decided by the Board this week. The Corcoran has made a lot of mistakes in the past, but this one may be its biggest.

This meeting is to discuss the facts, and possible solutions that do not include selling the building. There are options out there that do not require such drastic measures.

If you feel the same, please come and share your thoughts. This will not be a bitch session. It is about discussing solutions and other options.

All are welcome.

We need a few note takers.

Recent articles:

"Corcoran Gallery to test market for sale of landmark building"
-- Washington City Paper

"Corcoran Gallery Considers Selling Building, Moving Elsewhere"
-- The Washington Post

March 7-11
SCOPE Pavilion
Booth G01
57th St & 12th Avenue (West Side Highway)
New York, NY 10019

Eric Finzi
Erick Jackson
George Jenne

Wednesday | March 7 | 3pm – 9pm
For VIP and Press
(or $100 donation at door)
Proceeds benefit chashama

Thurs | March 8 | 11am – 8pm
Fri | March 9 | 11am – 8pm
Sat | March 10 | 11am – 8pm
Sun | March 11 | 11am – 7pm

> more info

Terri Weifenbach: Woods
March 14 - June 12
The Heurich Gallery
505 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

Civilian Art Projects is proud to announce the opening of “Woods” by Terri Weifenbach at the Heurich Gallery at 505 9th Street NW Washington, DC. “Woods” is presented in collaboration with Jean Efron Art Consultants and Boston Properties.

At its location on 7th Street, in 2009 Civilian presented Weifenbach’s “Woods” and in 2011 we exhibited “Woods II.” This is the first time both works will be exhibited together.

In 2009, Blake Gopnik, then chief art critic for the Washington Post and now at Newsweek and The Daily Beast, wrote:

“The latest show of photographs by Terri Weifenbach is a breath of fresh air. That's almost literally true. Walk into ‘Woods,’ which on Friday inaugurated Civilian Art Projects' new space beside the convention center, and you feel you're taking a walk in a forest. Weifenbach has managed to immerse us in nature, but without relying on the cliches that art has used to tell us we're supposed to feel immersed in nature. That makes her show one of the best I've ever seen in a commercial gallery in Washington.”

Weifenbach's work has been published most recently in the 2011 Le Monde D'Hermes Spring-Summer issue. It was selected by Peter Saville, acclaimed designer and co-founder of the legendary Factory Records in Manchester, for inclusion in the Hermes magazine as the central photographic essay. She has published ten books of photography and exhibited widely in Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States. Her work appears in Japanese Esquire, Audubon, The New Yorker (as an illustration for "Personal Archeology" by John Updike), and Phaidon's The Photobook: A History volume II by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger. Her work is in numerous collections, including the Museum Ludwig, Koln, Germany; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ; Sprengel Museum Hanover, Hanover, Germany.

Her most recent solo exhibitions were at the Blitz International Galleries in Nagoya and Tokyo, Japan in 2008 and PhotoEye in Tuscon, AZ in 2010. Her books include Another Summer (The Thunderstorm Press), In Your Dreams, Hunter Green, Instruction Manual No. 2 and 3 (Nazraeli Press); Snake Eyes (with John Gossage) (Loosestrife Editions); and Politics of Flowers (onestar press). Between Maple and Chestnut is forthcoming from Nazraeli press.

Terri Weifenbach is represented by Civilian Art Projects in Washington DC.

Paris, 1912
March 17

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Colby Caldwell: spent
March 23 - May 5
Civilian Art Projects

For the exhibition spent, artist Colby Caldwell continues to document human interaction with the land. This new work is based on shotgun shell casings of varying ages and states of decay found scattered throughout the rural Jesuit farm in St. Mary’s County, Maryland where he currently lives. Scanning these shells and presenting them on stark backgrounds, the artist has elevated what might be considered refuse to specimens or advertisements of time. The subsequent presentation, with the images magnified, framed, and hand waxed by the artist, warms a space for a new narrative. Each scan captures in hyper rich detail the pinks, reds, and grays of age, and perhaps a few fragments of dirt, and the intricacies of each individual explosion or discharge. The imagery is weighted in tales of hunting yet a human story teller is absent. This absence, and with it all didactic meaning, creates new territory to consider these depleted, yet rich objects as well as the passage of time as halted or hindered through photography.

This exhibition is presented in conjunction with "Colby Caldwell: gun shy, March 24–May 26, 2012" at Hemphill.

Artist Talk: Saturday, February 25 


6 Painters


Featuring artwork by: 

Tom Bunnell

Eric Finzi

Cavan Fleming

Tom Green 

Nora Sturges

Champneys Taylor



Exhibition runs: 

January 20-Feburary 25, 2012


Artist talk: 

February 25th, 6pm; 

talk starts at 6:15pm.




Comet Ping Pong, Civilian Art Projects, Sasha Lord & Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill bring you... D.C. Hearts Jonathan Toubin Benefit Show & Dance Party

Featuring...Chain and the Gang, Cane and the Sticks & Deathfix w/ DJS Kid Congo Powers & Baby Alcatraz

$10 or more!, All Ages & Doors 10pm

We also will be having a raffle with prizes from Comet Ping Pong, Civilian Art Projects and Capital Hill Bikram Yoga! for donations please contact Sasha Lord...

City Paper write up about our benefit and Jonathan Toubin

All money collected at the door will go directly to Jonathan Toubins family via a Paypal account

Trevor Young, Full Pump
oil and alkyd on canvas, 46" x 46", 2011


Nikki Painter
Dan Tague
Noelle Tan
Terri Weifenbach
Trevor Young

SCOPE Pavillion
Booth C 13
NE 1st Avenue (Midtown Blvd)
at NE 30th Street, Miami, FL 33127

FirstView (For VIP and Press):
Tuesday | November 29 | 4pm - 8pm

Show Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday | 11am - 7pm
Sunday | 11am - 6pm

Dan Tague, Resistance is Futile
Archival inkjet print on rag paper, 36" x 37", 2011, ed. of 5

Noelle Tan, Drawing VIII, 2003-2005
Silver gelatin prints, 16" x 20", ed. of 15

Terri Weifenbach , SE.IV-L62
from Snake Eyes and Lana

Nikki Painter, Lapse #6
Mixed media and collage on paper

Artist Talk
Dec. 10th. 5-8pm

Please join us for a party in The Warehouse Theater with bands, djs, projections - a real happening!! ($8) AND artist talks for the closing of Pan's Pipes and Site Schema upstairs in the gallery (free).

Here's the deal:

8pm - Artist talk with Nikki Painter for Site/Schema her beautiful solo exhibition in the project space and The Entrance

8:40pm - Artist talk with Ryan Hill, Erick Jackson, George Jenne for the wonderfully illicit Pan's Pipes exhibition. - for more info on the exhibitions.


Experience the sights and sounds of Heavy Breathing (former Apes), Hidden Twin (Phil from Modey Lemon in from Pittsburgh), DJ Jim AND projections by Ryan Hill and other surprise guests.

It's going to be fun.

Artist talks are free (enter on 7th St at Civilian)

Bands & stuff - $8 (enter on NY Ave)

confused? email info(at)civilianartproject s(dot)com for more info.

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Civilian Art Projects & Sasha Lord Present: Summerscream!
Video Art Projections, DJs & Bands!

July 29th, 10:30pm
Comet Ping Pong
5037 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
Admission $10

DJ Kid Congo Powers & DJ Ian Svenonius

Heavy Breathing (Dark, Dancy & Electro, former Apes, Washington D.C.) puts on a ascetically pleasing performance that will organically make one start to dance. Returning to Comet Ping Pong for a part deux!

Vockah Redu (Bounce Rap, New Orleans) is a New Orleans bounce rap group. Vockah Redu creates an experience with their strong elements of performance art and dance. Sasha Lords Top SXSW pick!


Chajana denHarder (DC), Courtney Egan (New Orleans), Billy Friebele (DC), Carolina Mayorga (DC), Jonathan Monaghan (DC), Laura Napier (NY), Rob Parrish (DC), Alberto Roblest (DC), David Sullivan (New Orleans), Luke Wyatt (NY)


Poster Artwork by Jeanna LAX! Thank You! &

Danielle de Picciotto Reading
Saturday, August 13, 2011 6:00pm
Civilian Art Projects

The Beauty of Transgression is Danielle de Picciotto's memoir of Berlin. The book brings together her accounts of musicians, fashion designers, and club owners as well as other artists and their milieus with unique first-hand descriptions of milestone places and events. It is not only a fascinating collection of stories about key individuals, but also gives an authentic and detailed overview of why Berlin has become one of the most appealing metropolises for creatives from around the world.

Danielle de Picciotto's intimate text and personal selection of images penetrate through hype and commercialization and make The Beauty of Transgression a uniquely genuine documentation of the creative history of Berlin's underground. Danielle de Picciotto will be reading from her book on the 13th of August at Civilian Art Projects.

To underline the Berlin atmosphere she is portraying, film clips and photographs will be projected during the reading and her husband Alexander Hacke of the legendary German Band Einstürzende Neubauten will create live electronic soundscapes during the show.

Dan Tague Artist Talk and Closing Reception
Saturday, July 23, 2011 6:00pm

Please join Civilian Art Projects and artist Dan Tague for a talk and closing reception as Dan discusses his exhibition "The Kids are Alright" during its last day on view.

The exhibition was recently reviewed in the Washington Post by Mark Jenkins: link

For more information on "The Kids are Alright" please visit the exhibition page on our website.


Artist Talk with Patrick McDonough
Friday, May 27th
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Join us for a talk with Patrick McDonough about "Opening Act," his exhibition in "The Entrance" at Civilian Art Projects.

Patrick launched our new project space with four discrete, interrelated projects on the topic of fan behavior. The pieces include: an accent wall painted to match the digital color hex hue corresponding to two Soundgarden's song titles from the "Ultramega OK" album; a handmade birdhouse based on the Smart Stud...ios building (in the artist's hometown) where sound engineer Butch Vig mixed albums by Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, and many others; a sound piece reversing the audio from an episode of Bob Ross' Joy of Painting, embodying the back-masking purportedly used by bands to subliminally influence listeners; and, a tattoo piece featuring lyrics from the band The Hold Steady tattooed on the artist back.

The exhibition has been warmly received by the public including this recent article in the Washington Post by Kriston Capps.

Click here for more information on "Opening Act".

The exhibition closes on May 28th.

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Hours: Wed-Thur-Sat 1-6pm

Sonic Departure
An evening wtih Trevor Young and Richard Chartier
Wednesday, June 1
6:30 – 8:30pm

Civilian transforms its project space, site of Trevor Young's solo exhibition "Thrust," into a non-place lounge to experience his paintings and the DJ sounds of Richard Chartier. The evening will include cocktails and edibles you might find in an airport lobby.

Growing up in the cultural mecca of Washington, DC, Trevor Young discovered the work of Richard Diebenkorn, James McNeil Whistler, and the Ashcan School at an early age. He infused his work with their unique perception of atmosphere, marked by a strong inner geometry and deft treatment of the urban landscape. Accordingly, he was visually attracted to post-industrial cityscapes like Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Richmond.

In 2004, he received the Richard C. Von Hess Grant, a scholarship that allowed to him to travel to Maine, Canada, and Maryland's Chesapeake Bay watershed, where he studied the structural beauty of rural highways.

His large-scale oil paintings pit awkwardness and elegance against each other, imbuing his realistic renderings with elements of distress and loss. Drawing from a nostalgic liminal realm, he fills his paintings with metaphoric imagery and historical puns. He is drawn to airports and fleabag motels as emblems of the cauldron of humanity. Trevor's year in L.A. allowed him to capitalize on the grandeur of "non-places," a term coined by French anthropologist Marc Augé to refer to places of transience that do not hold enough significance to be regarded as "places". Examples of a non-place would be a motorway, a hotel room, an airport or a supermarket.

Trevor's exhibition at DC's Flashpoint Gallery, "Non-Places," was based on his time in LA. The exhibition made a stir for its scale and pro attitude towards non-places and more recently his show at Civilian Art Projects allowed Trevor to reclaim his position as the regions finest night painter. He received his B.F.A in 2005 from Philadelphia's University of the Arts, and currently lives and works in Washington DC.

Richard Chartier, sound and installation artist, is considered one of the key figures in the current of reductionist electronic sound art which has been termed both "microsound" and Neo-Modernist. Chartier's minimalist digital work explores the inter-relationships between the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, perception and the act of listening itself. Chartier''s sound works/installations have been presented in galleries and museums internationally and he has performed his work live across Europe, Japan, Australia, and North America at digital art/electronic music festivals and exhibits. In 2000 he formed the recording label LINE and has since curated its continuing documentation of compositional and installation work by international sound artists/composers exploring the aesthetics of contemporary and digital minimalism. In 2010 he was awarded a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship.

Richard Chartier (often mixing under the pseudonym Pinkcourtesyphone) began DJing in 1991, in the heyday of techno.

As a DJ he is best known for his nights FILLER(2001-2003), Mies (2004-2005), and Procedure (2005-) in Washington, DC as well as the Treatment (2002-2003) monthly event at Sonar in Baltimore. His special Proto-Synthesis night sprinkled throughout2000-2003 was a precursor to the renewed interest in Cold Wave and 1977-1983electronic music. He was proud to DJ at the fateful last night of BUZZ in DC before it was shut down. He has DJed internationally including at Sonar Festival (Spain), Glade Festival (UK) and ElectroFringe (Australia).

His sets can be an eclectic mix, ranging from mid-20th century analog-ica to tech-house to ambient soundscapes to field recordings to contemporary avant garde electronica. Textures, rhythms and noise non-chalantly mixed into a flowing soundtrack for you and your cocktail.

Each guest will receive also receive a free cd release from LINE, Richard Chartier's imprint that documents sound art and sound installation artists' work from around the globe.


Limited seating


Artist Talk with Terri Weifenbach
Saturday, June 4
on the closing day of her exhibition "Woods II"

Please join the artist and Civilian Art Projects as we discuss her second solo exhibition "Woods II" at the gallery. Weifenbach will be available to answer questions about her exhibition, her expansive career in photography, and other questions of interest.


Jason Falchook
Untitled-LT (Light Pass), 2011
Archival Inkjet Print

Civilian Art Projects announces its participation in the

Featured artists:


Opening Schedule
(For VIPs and Press
or $100 donation at the door)
Wednesday | March 2 | 3pm-9pm

General Admission Fair Hours
Thursday | March 3 - Saturday March 5 noon - 8pm
Sunday | March 6 | noon - 7pm

Preview Works:
Click here


Civilian Art Projects proudly announces its participation in SCOPE MIAMI

Exhibiting Artist Booth #B22:

Wynwood Gallery Arts District | 3055 North Miami Avenue | Miami, Florida 33127

Tuesday | November 30 | 3pm-9pm
Free for VIPs or $100 donation to benefit The SCOPE Foundation

Tuesday | November 30 | 3pm-9pm

General Admission Fair Hours
Wednesday | December 1 | 11am-6pm
Thursday-Saturday | December 2-4 | 11am-7pm
Sunday | December 5 | 11am-6pm

> Preview work

Public Portfolio Review and Workshop for Aspiring Photographers

Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 3pm - 6pm
Civilian Art Projects - IN THE WAREHOUSE THEATER
1019 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001


How to Get Your Photography Published
A workshop and portfolio review session for aspiring photographers

Register for HEY PHOTOGRAPHERS! Public Portfolio Review and Workshop for Aspiring Photographers in Washington, DC  on Eventbrite

SUBMIT 3 IMAGES AND HAVE THEM REVIEWED in front of a live audience by these esteemed professionals:

    Deputy Photo Editor
    Martha Stewart Omnimedia
    Photo Editor
    U.S. News & World Report
    Senior Photo Editor
    Senior Photo Editor

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Plus - Learn from experts about trends in publishing photography, best practices for contacting photo editors, and what not to do under any circumstances!


  • Submit 3 images for $25 by email before Nov. 10th.
  • Images will be projected for the panel and the audience in the order received on Nov. 13th starting at 3pm.
  • The panel will dialogue aobut each image offering pointers, advice and edits.
  • All work will be projected anonymously but you can "out" yourself if you feel like it.
  • The best 3 photographers will have work published on!


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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A forum for lovers of photography

Wed., November 10, 2010 from 7pm - 9pm
Civilian Art Projects (in the gallery)

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For 14 years, Tim B. Wride curated, managed, and created the photography program at the L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA). Now Executive Director of the No Strings Foundation, and a private consultant to clients on the best in contemporary photography, Tim knows photo. He's one of the top experts on trends in contemporary photography and therefore a great person to ask for advice whether you are collecting, shooting, or just love photography. He's an expert and for one night you can ask him anything you'd like to know.

Tim B. Wride, Executive Director, No Strings Foundation

Tim B. Wride is the founding Executive Director of the No Strings Foundation, a Los Angeles-based non-profit philanthropic organization that provides individual artist grants to U.S. photographers. Prior to his position with the Foundation, Mr. Wride spent 14 years at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) as a Curator in the Department of Photographs. During his tenure at LACMA, Mr. Wride curated over twenty-five permanent collection focus exhibitions as well as numerous larger exhibitions including: "Retail Fictions: the Commercial Photography of Ralph Bartholomew" (1997); "Shifting Tides: Cuban Photography after the Revolution" (2001); "Donald Blumberg" (2002); and "Trajectories: The Photographic Work of Robbert Flick" (2004). He is the author of the catalogues that accompanied these exhibitions, and also contributed the photography component and an anthology essay to the exhibition "Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000" (2000) which traced the interaction of fine art and popular culture in creating the identity of California. Wride co-curated and wrote the Aperture monograph for "Pirkle Jones: Sixty years of Photography" (2001) a travelling exhibition that premiered at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; and also curated "To Protect and To Serve: Photography from the LAPD Archives" (2002) that has traveled internationally. More recently, he curated "Hurrell's Men: Hollywood, Glamour, and Masculinity," and "Long Exposures: Contemporary Photo-Essays." As an independent curator, he is actively researching and mounting exhibitions in collaboration with major museum internationally. He is also the founder of The Curatorial Eye offering lectures, seminars, workshops, and mentoring to photographers, collectors, and not-for-profit institutions.

Noelle Tan: Photographs

October 22- December 4, 2010

October 22, 2010, noon

October 22, 2010, 5 to 7 pm

Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College
300 North Washington Street
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325


Noelle Tan: Photographs is comprised of two extensive series of Tan's photography, Untitled and Drawings. Both bodies of work challenge the customary expectations of photography and question what can be seen in a photograph. The works do not use a full palette of grays to become a "photograph." Rather, through the use of white space and black space, the subject matter and composition become difficult to discern. Scatterings of trees, people, birds, or pieces of a building, a road, a wall appear like pencil drawings or charcoal sketches rather than traditional silver gelatin prints.

Noelle Tan earned her BFA from New York University and her MFA from California Institute of the Arts. Her work is widely collected and in permanent collections such as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Albright-Knox Gallery, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and the Corcoran Museum. She received the prestigious Creative Capital grant in 2005. Tan is represented by Civilian Art Projects, a vital, energetic arts organization based in Washington, D.C. that exists to support the voice and vision of the artist.

An exhibition catalog is available.

(above left) Drawing X, 2003-2005, gelatin silver print, 16 x 12" (above right) Untitled #7, 2001-2002, gelatin silver print, 20x 24"


Please join Civilian Art Projects, Ryan Hill,
MC Sasha Lord, and special guests
for a closing talk and LIVE Auction
on the closing date of "SuperFacial!"

To benefit Gulf Coast wild life, we are going to auction off the work of the "SuperFacial" collage directly following the talk. Get a gorgeous Valentino visage, or one of a kitty cat. Bidding starts at just $5! (Note, this is not original artwork - that's not $5.)

Proceeds after expenses will go to LA Gulf Response!

The fun starts at 4pm! Saturday, June 19th at Civilian Art Projects.

More on the exhibition: click here


SuperFacial by Ryan Hill
Killing Me Softly by Lindsey Raymond

Opening Reception for the artists
Friday, May 21, 7-9pm

Civilian Art Projects is pleased to present the second solo exhibition of artist Ryan Hill, and the thesis work of talented emerging artist, Lindsey Raymond. In “SuperFacial,” Hill continues his process of exploring the contemporary cultural imagination through found images and word associations. In her first showing in a non-college gallery, Raymond presents a series of hand crocheted, sewn, and embroidered artworks that combine a homespun tradition with horror.

Please join us for a publication party in celebration of:

Disrupting Consensus

A new book of poetry by
Michael S. Glaser,
former Poet Laureate of Maryland

Saturday, April 17, 2010
$3 suggested donation

Also featuring Kenny Carroll,
Executive Director of DC WritersCorps

The Meaning of Making
Presented by Washington Project for the Arts, Hello Craft,
and Civilian Art Projects in conjunction with CraftweekDC 2010

What: A drop-in hands on crafting social, followed by a panel discussion featuring local artists and artisans working in the realm of handmade. This event is free and open to the public. Beer and pizza will be available for a suggested donation.

When: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
4-6:30pm - Drop in Make Something Awesome crafting social (powered by Hello Craft)
6:30-8pm - panel discussion, The Meaning of Making

Where: Civilian Art Projects, 1019 7th Street NW (across from the convention center)

Panelists: Tom Ashcraft, Artist and Professor of Sculpture at George Mason University; Christine Ernest, founder of Maganda Design; Dana Ayana Greaves, Artist and founder of Artistic Aya clothing and accessories; and Carole Greenwood, chef, artist and musician

Moderator: Betsy Greer, author of Knitting for Good and founder of

Sponsored by: Pabst Blue Ribbon

Washington Project for the Arts, Hello Craft, and Civilian Art Projects are pleased to announce The Meaning of Making; a drop-in crafting social followed by a panel discussion that will take place at Civilian Art Projects on Wednesday, April 21st between 4-8pm (1019 7th Street, NW DC). The event is part of a week-long lineup of craft-focused events that are tied into CraftweekDC 2010.

The public is invited to join WPA and Hello Craft at Civilian Art Projects to participate in an afternoon of crafting and socializing at the Make Something Awesome area of the event between 4-6:30pm. The Make Something Awesome area is powered by Hello Craft, and will feature 3-5 easy crafts that you can make on the spot and take home such as duct tape business card holders, embroidery, and button making.

In addition to the craft activity, the Civilian Art Projects' store, The Shop, will be open for business. The Shop is stocked with handmade clothing, accessories, and small works made by local artists and artisans. Most pieces are under $50 and all are 100% handmade.

At 6:30pm there will be a panel discussion, The Meaning of Making, which takes a close look at the lives of four people who make with their hands for a living or hobby. A diverse mix of panelists take on the subject from various viewpoints ranging from visual arts to cooking, crafting, design and woodworking. Craft-Conscious blogger and author, Betsy Greer of, will moderate the talk.

Jason Falchook
Untitled, 2010
archival inkjet print
10" x 15"

Civilian Art Projects proudly announces its participation in Scope New York Art Show, March 3-7, 2010. We will be presenting our accomplished program of leading contemporary artists. Please join us.

Last year's fair featured galleries from four continents and 20 countries, including China, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, UK, Spain, and Canada. SCOPE New York's invitees will uphold its unique tradition of solo and thematic group shows presented alongside museum-quality programming, collector tours, screenings, and special events. The fair opens to Press, SCOPE and Armory VIPs on Wednesday, March 3, 3-9pm with the FirstView benefit, a $100 charitable donation for all non-VIP cardholders.

Exhibiting Artists
Booth #B04:

Seth Adelsberger
Ken D. Ashton
Jason Falchook
Ryan Hill
George Jenne
Erick Jackson
Cara Ober
Noelle K. Tan
Terri Weifenbach
Trevor Young

Lincoln Center Damrosch Park
62nd Street and Amsterdam (10th Avenue)
New York, NY 10023

Opening Schedule
for all VIPs and press
or $100 donation at the door
Wednesday | March 3 | 3pm-9pm

Wednesday | March 3 | 6pm-9pm

General Admission Fair Hours
Thursday | March 4 | noon - 8pm
Friday | March 5 | noon - 8pm
Saturday | March 6 | noon - 8pm
Sunday | March 7 | noon - 6pm


Film Program | Daily | March 4 - 7
Thursday | March 4 | Martha Colburn | "Political Revolution in my Basement"
Friday | March 5 | A Shaded View on Fashion Film curated by Diane Pernet | Michael Nyman "Distractions"
Saturday | March 6 | ISSUE Project Room curated by Zach Layton | "d.i.y. sci-fi"
Sunday | March 7 | Divya Mehra and Rammy Lee Park | "The Interruption" a hyperreal installation and selection of films from the MFA Film Program at Columbia Universit

Haiti Disaster Relief:
A Fundraiser to Benefit the ICRC

Monday, January 18th from 5 to 8 P.M.

at The Passenger & Warehouse Theater
1021 7th Street NW

Please join us Monday January 18th from 5 to 8 P.M. at The Passenger for drink specials by guest bartender and cocktail historian Phil Greene of the Museum of the American Cocktail along with Tom and Derek Brown of the Passenger, and a special screening of The Agronomist--a story of strength and hope in the impoverished nation of Haiti--at 7:30 P.M. in the Warehouse Theater. The Passenger and Warehouse Theater are both located at 1021 7th Street.

By joining us you will help us raise money for Haiti disaster relief with 25% of happy hour sales and 100% of gratuity from bartenders and wait staff from The Passenger going to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Cost for attending the film screening is $10, but you may also enter with proof of donation in the amount of $10 or more to any charity working on Haiti disaster relief.

This event is co-sponsored by The Warehouse Theater, Washington Film Institute, The Passenger, and Civilian Art Projects, with generous donations from Chairmen’s Reserve Rum and Hop & Wine.


"The Agronomist" (2003)

This documentary, directed by Jonathan Demme, revolves around the life of Jean Dominique, a Haitian radio personality who spent his life as an outspoken leader campaigning for reform and justice for Haiti. The Agronomist begins just after the 1991 overthrow of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, when Dominique and his wife, while at the radio station, came under fire from rebels involved with the coup. Referred to as an agronomist due to his background in agriculture -- which, consequently, brought him into contact with the feudalistic nature of Haiti's farming system -- Dominique's passion for reform landed him in exile. Rather than give up after his release, Dominique initiated a career as a radio communicator, and he allowed Demme access to the station and his personal life during key periods of unrest and political fluctuation. The Agronomist is a story of strength and hope in the impoverished nation of Haiti.

Top rated charities according to the American Institute of Philanthropy:


image by Lucian Perkins
Booth #439

Featured artists:
Lucian Perkins
Terri Weifenbach
Erick Jackson
Ryan Hill
Cara Ober
Nikki Painter
Trevor Young
Trish Tillman

Wednesday, December 2 | 11am-6pm
Free for VIPs or $100 donation at the door benefiting the SCOPE Foundation

Wednesday, December 2 | 11am-6pm
Free for all press or $100 donation at the door benefiting the SCOPE Foundation

image by Terri Weifenbach

General Admission Fair Hours
Thursday-Saturday | December 3 - 5
Sunday | December 6

Shuttle buses run every fifteen minutes to the SCOPE and ART ASIA pavilions, December 2 - 6. Take the North Loop Shuttle in front of the Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater on the NW corner of Washington Avenue and 17th Street, one block from the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Soho Studios (next to Art Asia)
2136 NW 1st Avenue
(Entrance at NW 21st Street)
Miami, FL 33127


A fundraiser by JT & Jared for the Civilian Production Fund

Host: Civilian Art Projects
Type: Party - Cocktail Party
Network: Global
Date: Friday, October 16, 2009
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Street: 3287 M STREET NW
City/Town: Washington, DC

JT & Jared of (a Northern Virginia based singles networking group) are throwing a fundraiser for Civilian Art Projects to benefit the Civilian Production Fund. There's a suggested $5 or $10 donation. 80% of donations go to the Civilian Production Fund and 20% of donations will go to the 20s & 30s Going Out Group to cover Meetup fees and expenses.

Groups that will be joining us:
Kick-A$$ Professionals
Civilian Art Projects Facebook group

JT is organizing the DJ, speciality cocktails and lots of new faces and people to meet. You supply your $5 and your pretty face. This may be packed, so get there early!

If you haven't been there before, Modern features low couches, a deep sunken bar surrounded by ottomans, and shimmering white curtains. See

Click here for more details

You may not know this but Civilian has been hosting Tango Mercurio for almost two years! But some of us still do not know how to dance. It's time to learn.

Please join Civilian Art Projects and Tango Mercurio for an Argentine Tango Crash Course! This is an introduction to social tango for the curious and cautious. A taste of partner connection, tango vocabulary, dance floor navigation and tango musicality.

August 12th, 2009
Instructor: Noora-Lisa Aberman
no partner necessary

Works by Noelle K. Tan & Laurel Lukaszewski

APRIL 23 - JULY, 2009
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Opening Reception and Artist Talk:
Thursday April 23, 2009, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Boston Propterties, Inc and Jean Efron Art Consultants LLC are pleased to announce an exhibition in the lobby of 505 9th Street, NW with Washington, DC based artists Noelle K.Tan and Laurel Lukaszewski.

A Fine Line combines the subtle, ethereal compositions of photographer Noelle K. Tan with the lyrical forms of sculptor Laurel Lukaszweski. Both artists appear to defy their respective mediums: Tan in pushing the threshold of traditional photography and Lukaszewski in creating seemingly flexible forms using clay.

The exhibit includes a new suite of limited edition prints by Noelle K. Tan and the Hand Print Workshop International, a selection of photographs from her Untitled and From Here to the Salton Sea bodies of work, and black stoneware sculptures by Laurel Lukaszewski. Together the work challenges the viewer's preconceptions of each medium and invites them to inspect each artwork closer.

Noelle K. Tan is represented by Civilian Art Projects and Laurel Lukaszewski is represented by Project 4 in Washington DC

Please contact Civilian Art Projects for more information: 202-347-0022

CIVILIAN ART PROJECTS in collaboration with 87FLORIDA proudly present:

The New Color

Featuring: Jake Dingman, Carrie Greenwood, William Knipscher, Caitlin Lennon, Collin Sundt, Michelle Yo

Curated by Jayme McLellan & Terri Weifenbach

Opening Reception:
Friday, May 8, 2009 from 7pm - 10pm

On View: Saturday, May 9, 2009, 12-6p.m.
Location: 87 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

On view from May 8-9, 2009 at 87 Florida Ave NW, The New Color presents images from the Corcoran College of Art + Design’s innovative Color Portfolio Development course led by photographer and professor Terri Weifenbach. As Andy Grundberg writes in the foreword to the exhibition’s catalog, “every generation has the opportunity to create new art that speaks to its particular moment in history and culture.” The New Color displays six artists’ take on that moment as seen through the rich possibilities of light recorded on color film – a rapidly disappearing discipline in the digital era.

The class afforded a unique atmosphere as a hybrid independent study/seminar, and began with a basic focus on intensive color printing of self-designed projects. Each of the six artists’ unique perspective then developed into a group of images reflecting his or her own conception of the opportunities inherent in the color photographic process. Collectively, they present a vision of the present which, coming from the minds of emerging artists, presages the visual landscape of the future.

Jake Dingman is a native of Northern Virginia and a senior at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. His work over the past few years has often revolved around personal perception and abstract symbolism, ideas which are represented in his most recent color work. These images are drawn together from several different locations, but are linked together by a common emphasis on pattern and repetition.

Carrie Greenwood's photographs, from the Edge Of The Woods series, are part of an ongoing project that is an exploration of events that occur in marginal places. Greenwood spent her childhood in a rural area outside of Rochester, New York and now resides in Maryland. She is currently a junior at the Corcoran College of Art and Design.

William Knipscher has been working with color photography since 1997. He studied briefly at The School of Visual Arts in New York, taking time out to work as a photo assistant and assemble his first color portfolio. In 2007 he earned second place in the International Color Awards Photography Masters Cup. Knipscher’s work ranges from glowing suburban night scenes to painterly abstractions of detritus, studies of man’s interaction with his surroundings. He will complete his BFA at the Corcoran College College of Art + Design in May.

Caitlin Lennon’s photographic work deals with a searching or longing for ways to capture an intangible thought in a tangible way. A senior photography major, she is fascinated with the ideas that can be brought forth by the creation of an image. Her specific interest lies in looking at things or places that others leave behind or even mistake for nothing at all. According to the artist, she is “interested in creating [her] work in color because it seems to afford a great deal of nuance and subtlety that cannot be accounted for in any other way.” Lennon is from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and has lived here her entire life.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised by a doctor and an engineer, Collin Sundt has been making photographs for the last ten years. In this latest body of work, he has been photographing forgotten urban and suburban spaces; unkempt parks, industrial sites, and property lines. These images are an attempt to portray the inherent potential in neglect; what can be found in the otherwise lost. By producing larger color images, Sundt hopes to reconcile these unnoticed places with the vital spaces that surround them.

In an ongoing project started in 2008, photographer Michelle Yo explores the idea of stasis. Her photographic autobiography addresses personal stagnation, emotional distance, and life’s uncertainties. Michelle originates from Detroit, MI and currently resides in Washington, D.C. She will graduate from the Corcoran College of Art + Design in 2010 with a degree in photojournalism.

Terri Weifenbach has been adjunct faculty at the Corcoran College of Art and Design teaching color photography since 2004. A resident of DC since 1992, she grew up in the Maryland suburb of Wheaton and spent the intervening years in New Mexico and San Diego, California. To date, her photographic career includes eight books, including the monographs ‘In Your Dreams’ (1997) and ‘Hunter Green’ (2000) as well as three ‘One Picture Books’ published by Nazraeli Press. ‘In Your Dreams’ is included in ‘The Photobook: A History’ by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger. Her most recent exhibitions were at Blitz Gallery in Nagasaki and Tokyo, Japan (2008) and the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery at Alfred University, NY in January 2009. Weifenbach’s work is included in the collections of Museum Ludwig in Koln, Germany, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and Sprengel Museum Hanover in Hanover, Germany.

Civilian Art Projects was founded in 2006 by arts leader Jayme McLellan to represent and support emerging artists and their projects as well as to build awareness for issues of pressing social importance. For nearly 15 years, McLellan has organized and curated hundreds of exhibitions and events in support of artists. In two years, Civilian has presented the work of over 300 local and national artists through group and solo exhibitions and temporal happenings at the gallery and in partner sites throughout the city. In a short time, Civilian has grown into an important organization for artists and individuals excited to support a place for art in the community. Artists connected with Civilian work in a broad range of media including photography, video, painting, sculpture, cutting edge new media, performance art, and site-specific installation. Civilian is thrilled to be working with artists in The New Color exhibition as well as with 87FLORIDA.

The New Color is a partnership exhibition with Civilian Art Projects and 87FLORIDA, an alternative art space in a dynamic neighborhood of northwest Washington founded by artist Ceci Cole McInturff. A working studio as well as exhibit and performance space, since 2005 87FLORIDA has hosted several exhibitions and music performances, including the DC Jazz Festival. Describing itself as and “urban art space with a mission,” 87FLORIDA is also home to activities of several arts philanthropies providing arts exposure to at-risk communities."

Civilian Art Projects proudly presents a benefit for the YOUNG WOMEN'S DRUMMING EMPOWERMENT PROJECT - a DC-based non-profit organization that strives to give rise to young women's voices through drumming, poetry, movement, song and performance.

Saturday, April 25, 7-10 p.m. @ Civilian Art Projects Gallery, 406 7th St NW 3rd Floor (2 blocks from Gallery Pl or Navy Archives metro stations)

Drumming showcase by the young women of YWDEP : DJ : Drinks : Appetizers : Community Drum Circle

Tickets: $10 Purchase NOW! (minimum donation $10)

YWDEP enrolls young women ages 13-18 from DC and surrounding areas into its Summer Enrichment Program, where they literally become artists. Through an 8-week process working one-on-one and in small groups with talented, professional DC artists, the young women develop their drumming, writing, speaking, singing and performance skills. In addition, they form bonds across racial and cultural barriers, develop self-esteem, self-awareness and leadership skills, and fully develop their inner artist. At the end of the summer, they perform a collection of rhythm, songs, poems, dances and more for local audiences who leave awe-inspired by their wisdom, talent and courage.

April 2 - At Local 16 - THIS ONE IS NOT TO MISS!! Civilian presents its first Annual Spring Fling - a night of fun and art to benefit the Civilian Production Fund - a new fund to support artist made projects in and outside of DC. Come and hear the musical stylings of DJs Kalani, KC, Damu, Secret Chimp, Neville C. and Nitekrawler. We'll have visuals by Robin Bell, Luke Wyatt, Kate MacDonnell, happy hour all night long, food, and raffle give aways by local artists. $10 6:30 to 11pm at Local 16. Be there!

Please join Civilian Art Projects and artists
Seth Adelsberger and Christopher Sims
for the closing of Semi-Final Frontiers and Guantanamo Bay.

Artist Talks:

Seth Adelsberger 4:00 pm
Christopher Sims 4:45 pm

Saturday, March 14, 2009
Refreshments provided

Seating limited: RSVP to

Recent Press on both exhibitions:

Please join Civilian Art Projects, Carole Wagner Greenwood, and a host of writers and poets for a night of verse. This event will mark the close of the exhibition "Ghosts & Circumstance." Dame Darcy's exhibition "Gasoline" will also close that night.

We will have some wine and some snacks.
$2 donation is very much appreciated.

On the bill:

Grace Cavalieri
Brad McKee
Casey Smith
Bernard Welt

Saturday, February 7, 2009

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Civilian Art Projects

406 7th Street NW 3rd Floor

Washington, DC


By Artists For Artists

ARTist FORUM 1: Photographers
Saturday, November 22, 2008
3:30pm to 5pm at Civilian Art Projects
406 7th Street NW, WDC, 202-347-0022

Ken Ashton

As part of the programming for the citywide FOTOWEEKDC festival, Civilian is teaming up with the photographers in the exhibition Pastime to present the inaugural edition ARTist FORUM, a new series of bi-monthly discussions featuring established and emerging artists. ARTist FORUM will be a venue and opportunity for artists and their supporters to discuss issues pertinent to art-making, including surviving, and possibly thriving, as an artist in D.C.

Kate MacDonnell

ARTist FORUM 1: Photographers will bring together photographers Ken Ashton, Christopher Sims from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Michael Itkoff from Daylight Magazine, and Kate MacDonnell for a candid and open discussion about:

* creating, editioning, and pricing work
* working with a gallery and a museum
* copyright issues
* digital vs. film and processes
* and other topics that arise in

There is no cost to attend this event and you do not have to be an artist to participate, but artists are encouraged to attend and participate.

* Special thanks to Emilia Olsen for designing the logo!

Michael Itkoff

Christopher Sims


You are cordially invited to celebrate the release of STOP SMILING's DC Issue. Cover stories on George Pelecanos and Anwan Glover, serve as centerpieces of a long look into the heart of our nation's capital. The issue eschews the political machine that the world associates with the city and instead focuses on the rich history and indigenous culture of the District of Columbia and its residents.

Our DJs for the night will be Ian Svenonious, who fronted legendary bands Nation of Ulysses and the Make-Up, along with Kevin Coombe, proprietor of DC Soul Recordings, the most comprehensive online resource for soul and funk from the capital city. The party's two guests of honor will be none other than the issue's cover story subjects: Anwan Glover, critically acclaimed actor from The Wire and member of DC go-go legends The Backyard Band, and DC crime writer, as well as a writer and producer of The Wire, George Pelecanos.

STOP SMILING's DC Issue Release Party

Thursday, November 13, 7 - 10pm

Civilian Art Projects - 406 7th St, NW, Washington DC

There will be a recommended $5 donation at the door.

Every guest will receive a copy of the new issue with the donation.


Brian Steidle and Gretchen Steidle Wallace in conversation about Darfur and their work to aid survivors of genocide

Please join Civilian Art Projects, Brian Steidle, and his sister Gretchen Steidle Wallace, Founder & President of Global Grassroots, for a candid conversation on Friday, November 7, 2008 about their work to aid survivors of genocide while advocating for an end to the genocide in Darfur, Sudan.

With the exhibition DARFUR/DARFUR as context, Gretchen and Brian will share first hand stories from their travels throughout East Africa including Brian's time in Darfur in 2003 as a monitor with the African Union of the peace agreement in Sudan. It was then he discovered and documented children hit by bullets, piles of bones and bodies, and villages burning. With his sister's urging, he would take the photographs to the New York Times beginning a story of tireless activism and the creation of the award winning documentary "The Devil Came on Horseback." Please join us to learn from their experience about the power of the individual to affect change.

WHEN: Friday, NOVEMBER 7, 2008, 7pm to view the exhibition, conversation begins at 8pm

WHERE: Civilian Art Projects, 406 7th Street NW, Third Floor, (between D & E Streets) Washington, DC / 202-347-0022 /

HOW MUCH: The event is held as a benefit for Global Grassroots' programs ( There is a suggested donation of $25. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

QUART BAG: A Community Art Show

August 8 - August 16, 2008
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, 8/08/08

Inspired by the many things you can do with a quart bag, Civilian Art Projects has invited 100 DC area artists to participate in a community art exhibition called Quart Bag. The exhibition provides an imaginative opportunity for artists to use thirty-two ounces of space within a plastic quart size bag. All works of art will be sold for $100 or less, providing an opportunity for all people to walk home with a piece of art that is FAA approved.

Friday, August 8, 2008
7:00pm to 9:00pm
The exhibition will run from August 8 - 16, 2008.

Participating Artists:

Seth Adelsberger
Brian Barr
Matthew Best
Kristina Bilonick
Megan Blafas
John Bohl
Joseph Bradley
Reuben Breslar
Martin Brief
Breck Brunson
Lindsay Buhman
Colby Caldwell*
Joyce Campos
Page Carr
Emily C-D
Dick Cheney
Michael M. Clements
Erin Cluley
Joshua Cogan
Cynthia Connolly
Sarah Coombs
Patricia Correa
Caitlin Cunningham
Catherine Dunn
Mary Early*
Alex Ebstein
Cherya Esters
Briony Evans
Annie Ewasiko
Rachel Fick
Steven Frost
Alberto Gaitan**
Victoria F. Gaitan

Carlos Gomez
Annie Gray
Adam Griffiths
Jason Gubbiotti*
Brook Halvorson
Beth Hansen
Peter E Harper
Anamario Hernandez
James Huckenpahler*
Elizabeth Huey
David Ibata
Erick Jackson
Paul Jeanes
Yeonhee Ji
Sue Johnson
Rebecca Juliette
Amanda Kleinman
Bridget Sue Lambert
Nilay Lawson
J.W. Mahoney
Katherine Mann
Nathan Manuel
John Marra
Lisa McCarty
Patrick McDonough
Bill Newman
Cara Ober***
Mia Olsen
Breht O'Hearn
Betsy Packard
Nikki Painter

Carrie Patterson
Annie Peters
Zoe Pollock
Dana Reifler
Ding Ren
Lauren Rice
Josh Rodenberg
Vida Russell
Bonner Sale
Nick Schiller
The Scott Twins
Sara Seidman
Emily Slaughter
Casey Smith
Steele Art
Matthew Spahr
Monica Stroik
Ayodamola T.
Noelle K. Tan
Denise Tassin
Champ Taylor
Dominic Terlizzi
René Treviño
Justin Tsucalas
Andrej Ujhazy
Carole Wagner
Anita Walsh
Rex Weil
Anna Wonson
YAY team

*   courtesy of HEMPHILL
**  courtesy of Curator's Office
*** courtesy of Randall Scott Gallery


After the opening, head up to Comet Ping Pong for beer specials, pizza, ping pong and rock by Apes/Fiasco/Double Dagger. 10pm. $10.

Comet: 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Hello! Civilian is going crazy with lots of summer events. Come to one or come to all:

Friday, July 25, 2008 – Music night at Civilian

Saturday, July 26th – An all day Summer Trunk Show for artists in “The Shop” on the closing day of Screams & Screens

Friday, August 8th – the opening of “Quart Bag

MUSIC NIGHT AT CIVILIAN: Friday, July 25, 2008

Presented by Civilian Art Projects and Planaria Recordings

- ILYA MONOSOV (Planaria / Holy Mountain / Drag City / Language of Stone)
- DUANE PITRE (Important Records)
- PREE (May from Le Loup)
- SCOTT ALLISON (of Kohoutek)
and DJ sets from ED PORTER and SCOTT BAUER

AND SUPER SPECIAL GUEST DJs spinning between sets:

Ilya Monosov has spent the last decade working with sound and objects and creating his unique form of ritualistic music performance. He has worked in collaboration or had co publications with Preston Swirnoff, Marc Schulz, Andrew Deutsch, Pauline Oliveros, Charles Curtis, Larry Polansky, Bob Cobbing, Makoto Kawabata, Radu Malfatti and many others. His output has been highly varied and has encompassed everything from gypsy folk music, to minimalist improvisation, to heavy rock in the wild California group, The Shining Path. He has also been involved in many performances and multi-media events (including performances and installations at the first lower case events in LA) and currently has a piece online in Frogpeak Unbound, as well as artist books in Printed Matter NYC. He has released records on Planaria Recordings, Holy Mountain, and Drag City imprint Language of Stone.

Duane Pitre (originally from New Orleans) is a Brooklyn-based composer, improviser, and sound-artist. His primary instrument is electric guitar(s), which he plays in a nontraditional fashion, utilizing various objects such as mallets and rotary tools to coax unusual sounds from the instrument. His current works explore both chaos and discipline—and the territory that exists between the two. In summer of 2007 Pitre's album, Organized Pitches Occurring in Time, was released on Important Records (CD) and Trome Records (vinyl). This album consists of two versions of his lengthy drone/contemporary-classical composition Ensemble Drones. Ensemble Drones was performed live in December 2007 by a 13-piece ensemble in Burlington, VT, and future performances of the piece are planned for Chicago, Seattle, San Diego, and New Orleans. Pitre has a number of releases scheduled for 2008, including a track on a compilation of experimental/avant-garde guitarists, which will also feature work by Keith Rowe (AMM), Tetuzi Akiyama, Sebastien Roux, and others. He is currently curating—and will be contributing a track to—a Just Intonation compilation that will be released on Important Records in late 2008. The compilation will include work by artists such as Pauline Oliveros, Ellen Fullman, Michael Harrison, and Arnold Dreyblatt.

Scott Allison is a member of DC noise unit Kohoutek, and an independent sound artist in his own right works with field recordings, tapes, junk electronics, toy electronics, your mother's keyboard, and all of it with great taste

When: Friday, July 25th, 2008
9:00pm - 1:00am


The Shop at Civilian will hold a Trunk Show in the Civilian Art Projects’ gallery on the last day of its current exhibitions “Screams & Screens” and “Process & Alchemy, work from the Hand Print Workshop International.” This event is free and open to the public. Drinks and refreshments will be served. Join us!

A ‘curated shopping experience’, The Shop is a store of regional artist made goods, presenting an opportunity for anyone to own a work of art. The unique items available include limited edition hand-printed tees, small works of art by hot local artists, limited edition art books, videos & DVDs, letter-pressed note cards, leather wristbands, silk-screened ties, scarves woven from recycled clothing and more!! Most merch is priced from $10-$50. It’s a great place to get unique gifts for friends and loved ones (yourself included!)

Featured artists include Richard Chartier, Cynthia Connolly, Fisticuffs, Glitterlimes, Anamario Hernandez, Linda Hesh, Erick Jackson, Jane Jerardi & Ginger Wagg, Karey Kessler, Betsy Packard, Valerie Soles & Ian Whitmore aka Valerian, Lisa Marie Thalhammer, and Anita Walsh. The Shop’s merchandise is scouted out by local artists Kristina Bilonick and Moira McCauley who also have work in The Shop.

Again, the 26th marks the last day of “Screams and Screens!” Pick up a limited edition screen-printed poster priced from $20 to $100. Music from the rock bands featured in the posters will be playing in the gallery during the Trunk Show. Get a drink, buy some stuff, listen to rock! See you on the 26th!

When: Saturday, July 26th, 2008
3:00pm - 6:00pm


A Summer Art Community Show at Civilian
August 8 – August 16, 2008

Inspired by the many things you can do with a quart bag, Civilian Art Projects has invited over 100 DC area artists to participate in a community art exhibition called Quart Bag. The exhibition provides an imaginative opportunity for artists to use thirty-two ounces of space within a plastic quart size bag. All works of art will be sold for $100 or less, providing an opportunity for all people to walk home with a piece of art that is FAA approved.

Friday, August 8, 2008
7:00pm to 9:00pm
The exhibition will run from August 8 - 16, 2008.

Note: Civilian will be taking a short summer break after Quart Bag. We will reopen on September 5, 2008 with Way Down in New Orleans, an exhibition of over 33 artists from across the country whose work and lives have been affected by Hurricane Katrina. The exhibition will be curated by Aubrey Edwards, organized by Civilian Art Projects, and fiscally sponsored by DC Arts Center.

New attitudes, techniques and cultural influences have created "hybrid" processes that have changed the face of collaborative screen-printing today. To better understand the history and future of the process, please join us for a conversation about screen printing with Director of the Hand Print Workshop International, Dennis O'Neil titled:

New Directions and Alternative Processes:
An informal discussion about prints from the Hand Print Workshop International at Civilian Art Projects

Thursday, July 10th, 2008 7:30pm

Refreshments provided

PLEASE JOIN CIVILIAN ART PROJECTS for a talk with Jason Zimmerman and a closing party for his exhibition “Feel better, longer.”

Friday, June 13, 2008. 7pm.

Refreshments provided.

The more the merrier but seating is limited.


“Feel better, longer” is an installation based exhibition where the artist explores the notion of “mediating” nature and human nature. To commemorate a time that has passed, to relish a moment of desire or fantasy, or to temper certain pervasive clichés, humans go to great lengths to negotiate our natural state and our natural environments.

In “Feel better, longer,” Jason Zimmerman delivers his most ambitious exhibition to date. Comprised of several interdependent projects that mediate nature or some form of what we perceive as natural, Zimmerman embraces the idea of recreational simulacra and replicas of truth or reality in place of the real thing. Seeing the world as a kind of Lynchian Disney World, Zimmerman’s work contains reality or explores the boundary between what is artificial, what is real, and what is remembered.

Often scratching the surface to reveal what is underneath, “Feel better, longer” shows the importance of process as a central characteristic in Zimmerman’s art. Many of the works deliberately reveal their mechanics including a choreographed, collaborative video where the artist surrounds a young man in a halo of artificial flowers and a table full of terrariums created by the artist and friends. The terrariums are small self-contained ecosystems made in commonly discarded plastic materials found and cleaned by the artist. The project grows within the gallery. Another project includes “specimens” or items collected over time in places of meaning, places the artist seeks to remember for their weight and importance. All
are displayed and shared with the visitor.

"Feel better, longer" and Jen Stark's solo exhibition "Much-much" close Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 6pm.


craigslist artists
John Dumbacher, Jason Horowitz & Jason Zimmerman
FRIDAY, April 18, 2008

Join co-curators Andrea Pollan and Jayme McLellan for a conversation with the artists featured in Civilian's current exhibition, craigslist, on display through April 26. Artists John Dumbacher, Jason Horowitz and Jason Zimmerman will discuss and share their ideas and artistic process with the audience.

RSVP to or 202-347-0022.
Refreshments provided.

If you have not had a chance to read Blake Gopnik's studio review of the Dumbacher's, please click here.

Kate's conversation with photographer and art professor Colby Caldwell

Please join us on Saturday, April 26th (the last day of the show) for an "art conversation" with Kate MacDonnell, Colby Caldwell, and you. We are going to free form it as words and topics inspired from Kate's exhibition 100 ways to kneel and kiss the ground provoke thoughts and discussion. Join us. 3pm. Free.

Booth #23

DECEMBER 5 - 9, 2007

Exhibiting works by:

Ken Ashton
Lisa K. Blatt
Martin Brief
Frank Hallam Day
Jason Falchook
Peter Garfield
Erick Jackson
Paul Jeffreys
Amanda Kleinman
Kate MacDonnell
Jen Stark
Noelle K. Tan
Jason Zimmerman

SCOPE Miami General Info


Roberto Clemente Park
101 NW 34th St
Wynwood Art District, Miami


Shuttle buses run daily to the SCOPE pavilion from The Standard Miami Beach, the Raleigh Hotel and Art Basel Miami Beach.


First View-VIP:

Wed 12/5: 10am - 5pm


Thurs 12/6-8: 10am - 8pm
Sun 12/9: 10am - 6pm

Civilian Art Projects and the BW Research Council present:

"Beyond Literacy: An Evening of Words and Verse"

Thursday, October 11, 2007
Featuring poets/writers:

Grace Cavalieri, Cathy Eisenhower, Stewart Lupton, Casey Smith

406 7th Street NW (3rd floor) at D Street in Penn Quarter, WDC
Reception 7pm, Reading 7:30 to 8:30pm

$ 3.00 donation

Grace Cavalieri is the author of several books, and 21 produced plays. She's produced "The Poet and the Poem" from the Library of Congress on public radio, now in its 31st year. Among honors, Grace holds the Allen Ginsberg Award for Poetry, A Paterson Prize for Poetry, the Pen- Syndicated Fiction Award, the Bordighera Poetry Award, the Folger's inaugural "Columbia Award" and CPB's Silver Medal. Her book What I Would do For Love (Poems in the Voice of Mary Wollstonecraft, 1759-1797) is the basis for her new play, "Hyena in Petticoats." Among production awards, her play "Quilting the Sun" received a key to the city of Greenville, S.C. in 2007. (It did not open anything but is very pretty in gold)

Cathy Eisenhower lives and works as a librarian in Washington, DC. She translates the poetry of Argentine writer Diana Bellessi and co-curates the In Your Ear reading series at District of Columbia Arts Center. Her first book, clearing without reversal, comes out from Edge Books soon.

Stewart Lupton is a writer and musician living in Washington, DC. A beautiful songwriter, late last year, he released his first album Cheekbone Hollows (pop.1/2 life) on UK’s Loog Records with his new band The Childballads. The record has met critical acclaim and well-reviewed in many independent and mainstream music publications. He continues to write and perform in this city and abroad. Recently, Lupton signed with Gypsy Eyes Records to release Cheekbone Hollows in the United States. Gypsy Eyes Records will also publish his first book of poetry later this year.

Casey Smith teaches writing, literature, and cultural studies at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. He is a founding member of the D.Steel(e) Society of Advanced Poetics, and co-author of "Office Taste" (2006) a collaboration with photographer Vesna Pavlovic.



Civilian Art Projects has officially launched a MySpace page. Please add us as your friend and spread the word to everyone that you know that may be interested friending our civic-minded gallery. Exclusive to our page is images taken by fellow Civilian's at our events. Check them out!



In its final week, Ken Ashton's Megalopolis and Lily Cox-Richard's At Stake and Rider closes on Saturday, July 21, 2007. Join us for a talk with the artists to round out an amazing show. Open to the public, the discussion will begin at 3:00 p.m. and will be moderated by Civilian Art Projects' Director, Jayme McLellan. Refreshments will be served.

Exhibition hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. and by appointment.



After July 21, Civilian will be open by appointment only through September 6, 2007. On September 7th, Civilian Art Projects begins its Fall exhibit series with photographer, Noelle K. Tan and painter, Erick Jackson. The exhibition will feature Tan, who creates innovative photographs dominated by either white or black space, who will debut her new white series of large scale photographs (50" x 40") of desert landscapes and other ethereal subjects. Jackson's new series of paintings are based on an imaginative reflection of the interior of Dracula's house. Tan's exhibition is sponsored by the Creative Capital Foundation, a poem and essay by Grace Cavilieri, host of the Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress, will accompany the work.



If you are like us, enjoying the baking asphalt and smells of summer in DC, please join Panache, Civilian, Reuben Breslar and the folks at 1644 N. Capital in saying a big DC hello to ....


Wednesday, Aug.1, 2007
The Bobby Fisher Memorial Building
1644 N. Capitol Street

8 - 11 PM
Wednesday, Aug.1, 2007
$2 donation to help with gas for the band and refreshments

Black and Tan Fantasy Band (Hash & Jay Conny)


Self Made: rock-band-style touring group of 3 San Francisco visual artists

Saturday, June 23, 2007 at The Hosiery, 443 I Street NW, WDC (btwn 4th & 5th on I Streets above the Auto Parts Store)
7 - 10pm

With a musical performance:
Hopelessly Sad songs by Kevin Parks Hauser


WASHINGTON D.C. -- The Civilian Art Projects presents a summer treat: Self Made, a group of three visual artists from San Francisco who are touring the U.S. 'rock-band' style this summer. (Washington D.C. is one stop on a twenty-nine city, one month long tour). Self Made will hit Washington D.C. for one day only, with the three artists -- Brice Bischoff, Kevin Parks Hauser and Jamie Spinello -- installing their installation, photography and wall-based constrictions all day on Saturday, June 23rd, in time for a reception later that night.

(download full press release in PDF format)


Draw In

"Draw In" Happening Project

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007, 6-9 pm

Civilian Art Projects hosts this open to all community drawing event organized by artist and musician Reuben Breslar. About the project, Breslar says:

The Draw-In project, as I have come to name it, is a community awareness happening composed loosely around art environments and the act of drawing. It is in continuum and will occur as often as possible. It combines issues of personal sincerity and interaction in the public scenario. The idea has evolved from the crossroads of two major influences in my life. The first being the joy of drawing amongst friends over drinks, and the conversation and serendipitous moments that come about from social engagement based around drawing. The second stems from issues of cultural awareness and identity- subjects that need to be addressed in the artworld as well as the public sphere amongst the contemporary artmarket and other pressing insularly 'conversations.' My end goal is to have the event serve as a reminder as to the potential of art and the need for wholesome human relations."

Come one, come all, and draw!

When: Wednesday, May 30th, 2007, 6-9 pm

Where: Civilian Art Projects (406 7th St., NW, Floor 3 WDC 20004) 202-347-0022

Why: Because fun times need awesome people in attendance

The event itself is an after work affair, an evening of drawing, drinking, eating and having a good time. Some drinks will be provided, all you have to do is show up. The project is about community awareness and bringing together as many strangers under one roof as possible.

Please come with your materials of choice.

Sponsored by Flying Dog Ale



This event is NOT at Civilian; it is at The Hosiery:

443 I Street NW


$8 donation

Sponsored by Flying Dog Ale

APES emerged from the wet, heavy jungle of Washington DC in 1999 to command the rock subculture. Their modus: uniting great warlords, absorbing rogue factions, and educating red-handed guerilla bands with a passionately wayward rock signal.

DMBQ: No discussion of Tokyo underground scene would be complete without mentioning DMBQ. They are the missing link between the much-divided Japanese Noise/Alternative music and garage rock scene. Their Hard Rock/Psychedelic-based music, infused with elements of Noise and Free Improvisation, still unleashes an unstoppable power to embrace the whole spectrum of underground music. Creating a sonic wasteland of instruments, they barrage you with a sound reminiscent to Led Zeppelin on acid. Defining that rockíníroll is still a forced to be reckoned with, DMBQ stretches the limitations of the human physique as well as the livelihood of their musical equipment with their deranged finales at the end of each show.

FOOD FOR ANIMALS: "Food for Animals step up to the plate and mostly obliterate the rhythmic conventions we've come to expect from hip-hop." -- Pitchfork



DC school children depict the crisis,
organized by filmmaker Aisha Bain (Darfur Diaries) and teachers of the DC Public School System

SEE the conflict in Darfur through the eyes of children

HEAR from activists working to end this crisis

LEARN about the simple things that you can do to end the genocide

Join us at Civilian Art Projects

6:30 to 8:30 pm

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Guest Speakers:

Julia Spiegel, ENOUGH!, the project to abolish genocide and mass atrocity

Scott Warren, STAND, a student anti-genocide coalition

Sponsored by Civilian Art Projects and DC for Peace in Darfur




Ken Ashton


Lily Cox-Richard

At Stake and Rider

June 15 - July 20, 2007


Friday, June 15, 2007, 7-9pm


Wednesday - Saturday, 12 to 6pm