February is a Busy Month for the Black Artists of DC

Dear Patrons, Artists, and Followers of Black Artists of DC (BADC), February, Black History Month, is a busy time for Members of BADC and Black Artist of the DC metropolitan Area.  Please visit our BADC Member News Page” and our “Metro Area New Page” for all the events in the Metro Area, across the Country, and the World.

Following are several up coming openings and events:

Harambe-The Common Bond:  with BADC Member and other Blacks artists exhibiting, Opening Reception, Sunday February 10th, 11:30 am until 1:30 pm, at the Friendship Heights Village Center, 4333 South Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD; View More Info

Musicalia: Feature Artist, our own Web Master, Magruder Murray, Opening Reception, Saturday, February 16th beginning at 1:00 pm, now through March 31st at the Gaithersburg Art Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD; View More Info

Songs of the Caged Bird: featuring several BADC Members and other Black Artists,  Artists Talk, Saturday, February 16th 3 pm until 5 pm, now through June 8th at the Banneker-Douglas Museum, 84 Franklin Street, Annapolis Maryland View More Info

Something Old & Something New: Continuing solo exhibition of our President, Russell Simmons, now through February 20th, at Artists and Makers Studios, 11810 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD; View More Info

Michael B Platt and Carol Beane Exhibition: Carol Beane talk, February 21st, 5:30 until 6:30 pm, at American University, Katzen Art Center,  4400 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC; View More Info

For those traveling to Hawaii if February:

Global Metaphysics of Abstraction II: featuring our Board Member, Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter, now Through February 22nd, at East Hawai’i Cultural Center, Hilo, HI;  View More Info

For Those Traveling to Rome:

American Academy in Rome Artists in Resdency: Featuring Amber Royals-Gordon, now, at American Academy in Rome, Via Angelo Masina, 00153 Roma, MA Apartment: 272; View more Info

Amber Robles-Gordon

Please join me for wine and artwork.    Exhibition:    American Academy in Rome Via Angelo Masina, 00153 Roma, MA Apartment: 272  Friday, January 18, 2019  8-9 pm

These two bodies of artwork are about claiming and occupying space. The exhibition features photography and large-scale painted collages. The large-scale collages and some of the photography reflect the phenomenon, known as the Terminator Crossing, “the line that divides the daylight side and the night-side of a planetary body”. In this work, the planet is the Earth.   Juxtaposing Whiteness, are a series of self-portraits and images of my apartment at American Academy in Rome (AAR), in Rome, Italy, taken during my two-week residency. In the images, I’m either documenting the whiteness of the environment and or using my body and personal items to interrupt the whiteness.  This work also reflects the attempt to integrate both blackness and color within the white and traditional classically influenced spaces that I have encountered during my residency. To further articulate this concept, I am hosting this exhibition in my apartment at the AAR to specifically highlight the apparent othering that happens to people of color that are excluded from the rightful historical, societal and cultural narratives that hence formulate subsequent global norms, behaviors and political outcomes. 

Somewhere, as I crossed between the night of France and the day of Italy, I looked into the night and committed to reflect, claim and testify the all-encompassing beauty that is blackness and all that is derived from within it. I have chosen to include both of these varied sets of images and mediums to convey an instance of how these varying perspectives of dark and light and black and white, can naturally exist simultaneously in nature and or be introduced purposely and yet harmoniously.    



BADC Fund Raiser Extended On-line


 The Black Artists of DC (BADC) first Post Card Fund Raiser was a great success.  Many patrons braved the inclement weather to attend and purchase these one of a kind Post Cards.  We had fun talking to the patrons and artists.  The artist told us how much fun they had producing the cards and one young couple came to purchase original art for the first time and stated that this was the only way they could afford to start their art collection.


NEW! (Posted 11/19/2018) Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms/Ohio History Center, with our own JAMES BROWN JR, SILK PAINTING 1;  VIEW MORE INFO

NEW!(Posted 8/17/2018) KUBA Fabric of an Empire, Baltimore Museum of the Arts, August 19th, 2018 through January 20th, 2019; VIEW MORE INFO


BADC meets the third Sunday of each month, meetings usually will be at the Riggs Lamont Neighborhood Library at 1:30 PM Our next Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, February 17th, 2019.   Please keep checking our WEB Site for any changes in the schedule.  The address of the library is 5401 South Dakota Ave., NE, Washington, DC. (check at front desk to see which room we are in)

The meeting will start promptly at 1:30 PM. Additionally, members are encouraged to bring food that is prepackaged. For food safety reasons, we can only bring food that is prepackaged in a store. This includes prepackaged sandwiches, cookies, drinks etc.

NEW! (Posted 6/14/2018) Sister of Miles Bumbray (former BADC member), Rashia Bumbry accepted for new residency with Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; VIEW MORE INFO

Portraits of Who We are: Elements That Define Us

This exhibit includes many present and past members of BADC
now thru May 26th, 2018 Click here to see details of the exhibition

(Posted 11/15/2017) One of our past members has just won the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award BADC Grad Ark;VIEW MORE INFO

NEW! (Posted 11/20/2017) PRIZM Art Basel 2015 Featuring our own Amber Robles-Gordon; VIEW MORE INFO (Video)


Congratulations to Brinille Ellis for her assignment to Tanzania

(Posted 11/12/2017) Our Brinille Eliis has entered East African Art Biennial and has several works in this exhibition.  Read her email to BADC here
Brinille Ellis received a competitive Foreign Service promotion and the rank of a colonel in the military.  Ms Ellis has been assigned to a thee-year diplomatic assignment to serve as chief of the press and cultural affairs section at the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania starting in July.


(Posted 9/13/2017) BLACK ARTISTS OF TODAY: REIVENTING TOMORROW, Meet the Artists Reception September 20th, 2017, 5 unitl 8 pm, Sculpture Space, 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, exhibition September 12th, 2017 thru January 6th, 2018; VIEW MORE INFO 

Congratulations to our own TH Gomillion on second place at the Penn Relays

Congratulations to Carol Dyson

She Graduates in May from Maryland Institute College of Art with her MFA.  Lets all wish her well