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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 visiting Philadelphia in February:

David Allen Harris, “The Seeing Eye Smiles” Art Exhibition, now through March 1st, 2019, at the Susan Roberts Theatre, Philadelphia, PA; VIEW MORE INFO

For Those Traveling to Rome:

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

BADC MONTHLY MEETING

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, March 24th, 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 2/10/2019) David Allen Harris, “The Seeing Eye Smiles” Art Exhibition, now through March 1st, 2019, at the Susan Roberts Theatre, Philadelphia, PA; VIEW MORE INFO


NEW! (Posted 2/10/2019) Powerful Voices-Africa and the Americas, Closing Reception, February 20th, 2019, Exhibition now through February 28th, 2019, at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery; VIEW MORE INFO


NEW! (Posted 3/10/2019) 30TH JAMES A PORTER COLLOQUIM, April 4th thru 7th, 2017, Howard University; VIEW MORE INFO >(Posted 2

NEW! (Posted 3/10/2019) 2019 TREEMENDOUS JURIED EXHIBITION, Now thru April 28th, 2019, Opening March 13th, 2019, 6:30 until 8:30 pm, Hill Center Gallery; VIEW MORE INFO

BADC Fund Raiser Extended On-line

A FUNDRAISER FOR BLACK ARTISTS OF DC, ORIGINAL FINE ART POSTCARD EXHIBITION AND SALE…THEME “IMAGINE”

 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.

BECAUSE OF THE INTEREST IN THESE CARDS AND THE MANY CALLS FROM OUT OF THE AREA, BADC IS EXTENDING THIS EVENT BY OFFERING THE REMAINING POST CARDS ON-LINE.


NMWA WELCOMED 465 WOMEN ARTIST

(Posted 10/31/2017) NMWA welcomed 465 women artists today for a historic group photo! The D.C., Maryland, & Virginia-based artists formed the largest gathering of women artists ever organized for a photo in the region; VIEW MORE INFO


Washington Project for the Arts – Artist Compensation

(Posted 8/7/2017) WPA, WE PAY ARTIST; VIEW MORE INFO

 Metro DC NEWS

  • NEW! (Posted 2/22/2019) AVA DUVERNAY GUEST EDITS TIME MAGAZINE OFFERING ART AS AN ANECDOTE FOR OUR TIMES; VIEW MORE INFO
  • NEW! (Posted 2/22/2019) NEW STUDY SHOWS US ART MUSEUMS GRAPPLING WITH DIVERSITY; VIEW MORE INFO
  • NEW! (Posted 2/18/2019) Hancock County Artist Receives State Honor (Ruth Miller); VIEW MORE INFO
  • NEW! (Posted 1/21/2018) DC ARTIST EXPLORES INTERCONNECTIVITY OF WATER IN RIVERVIEWS EXHIBIT; VIEW MORE INFO
  • NEW! (Posted 1/21/2018) OPTICAL ILLUSIONS THAT HELP US UNDERSTAND HOW WE SEE; VIEW MORE INFO
  • NEW! (Posted 1/21/2018) AFRICAN AMERICAN DESIGNERS HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT; VIEW MORE INFO
  • NEW! (Posted 1/21/2018) OLD HABITS DIE HARD WHEN A LYNCHING MEMORIAL BECOMES A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY; VIEW MORE INFO 
  • NEW! (Posted 1/21/2018) BRADLEY STEVENS PORTRAIT OF JUDGE EMMIT SULLIVAN SEEN BEHIND THE JUDGE DURING CNN FOOTAGE; VIEW MORE INFO
  • NEW! See what’s Coming Up this year for the Millennium Arts Salon (Posted 1/18/2018) ; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 12/27/2018) VMFA ANNOUNCES 250 ACQUISITIONS ADDING HALE WOODRUFFS THE BANJO PLAYER A NICK CAVE SOUNDSUIT AND KKK MANNEQUINS BY PAUL RUCKER TO ITS COLLECTION BUT WHERE ARE THE WOMEN ARTISTS; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 12/17/2018) GUGGENHEIM MOUNTING EXHIBITION FOCUSED ON JEAN MICHEL BASQUIATS DEFACEMENT PAINTING ABOUT POLICE BRUTALITY;VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 12/17/2018) NIKITA GALE ANONYMITY-IS-A-REFUSAL-OF-IDENTITY; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 12/17/2018) HOW TO CURATE YOUR FIRST EXHIBITION; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 12/11/2018) DOES AN ART EDUCATION MATTER; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 12/11/2018) Brentwood Art Exchange Exhibitions for 2019; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 12/11/2018) Protesters Request RISD Museum Return Bronze Sculpture to Nigeria; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 12/11/2018) DC Commission Reverses Course After Attempt to Censor Artists; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 12/11/2018) National Gallery of Art Elects Kaywin Feldman as its Fifth Director Succeeding Earl A. Powell III; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 12/11/2018) DECONSTRUCTING RACE IN WESTERN PAINTING; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 12/11/2018) DISCERNING PHOTOGRAPHY’S WHITE GAZE; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 11/19/2018) Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms/Ohio History Center, with our own JAMES BROWN JR, SILK PAINTING 1;  VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 11/19/2018) ANTWAUN SARGENT (image courtesy Antwaun Sargent, aka Sir Sargent)); VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 11/17/2018) JAMES BALDWIN’S OPTIMISM; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 11/9/2018) US DEPT OF STATE ACQUIRES VENUS RISING #1; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 11/9/2018) KIMBERLY DREW ON MAKING ART RADICALLY ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 11/9/2018) NEWLY AMENDED CONTRACTS FOR THE DC COMMISSION ARTS HUMANITIES RECENDS REQUIREMENT FOR PULLING FUNDING FOR LEWD, OVERTLY POLITICAL, AND ETC WORK; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 11/9/2018) FORMER BADC ASSOCIATE, WILMER WILSON, IS NOW REPRESENTED SUSAN INGLETT GALLERY CONNERSMITH GALLERY; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 10/30/2018) WAS BANKSYS RECENT STUNT A HOAX; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 10/30/2018) OMG IT’S HANGING IN THE WHITE HOUSE, THE STORY OF TRUMPS STRANGE DINING ROOM PAINTING; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 10/30/2018) DOES THE ART WORLD HAVE A MONEY LAUNDERING PROBLEM; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 10/30/2018) TAWNY CHAPMAN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 10/30/2018) GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, WILL BE NEW HOME OF THE WORLDS BEST COLLECTION OF TEXTILES THANKS TO GIFT FROM COTSEN 1985 TRUST; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 10/30/2018) AMID RISING CALLS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA THE CLENCHED FIST IS APPEARING IN ARTWORK AND MUSEUMS; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 10/30/2018) BLACK ART, WHITE CRITICISM: DEVALUING BLACK ARTISTIC MERIT; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 10/30/2018) KEHINDE WILEY ON PAINTING PRESIDENT OBAMA MICHAEL JACKSON AND THE PEOPLE OF FERGUSON; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 10/30/2018) KERRY JAMES MARSHALL ON PAINTING AFRICAN AMERICAN LIFE; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 10/30/2018) BRING AFRICA TO THE WORLD; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 10/30/2018) ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO OFFERS THOUSANDS OF FREE HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 9/26/2018) CURATORS DEBATE THE PROS AND CONS OF ALL-WOMEN’S ART SHOWS; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 9/26/2018) GALERIE MYRTIS IN ATS IN AMERICA; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 9/25/2018) BLACK ARTISTS FINALLY RECEIVING RECOGNITION IN MAINSTREAM ART WORLD; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 9/25/2018) CHRIS HEDGES CARL ANTHONY ARCHITECTURE FORM OPPRESSION; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 9/25/2018) ARTHUR MITCHELL IS DEAD AT 84, SHOWED THE WAY FOR BLACK DANCERS; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 9/10/2018) JACOB LAWRENCE’S MIGRATION SERIES IS SWIPED BY LUXURY FASHION BRAND; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 9/3/2018) With New Urgency, Museums Cultivate Curators of Color; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 9/3/2018) CARRIE MAE WEEMS PHOTOGRAPHED SPIKE LEE FOR TIME MAGAZINE; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 8/23/2018) FIFTY YEARS OF AFRICOBRA’S RADICAL “COOL-ADE COLORED” ARTS; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 8/23/2018) ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW WITH LOUISE NEVELSEN 1964; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 8/17/2018) PAID COLLEGE INTERNSHIP AAMD; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 8/17/2018) Black Curators Have Been Making Significant Strides Art Museums Are Finally Getting On Board To Aid Their Progress; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 8/17/2018) TINO SEHGALS SINGING PERFORMANCE PIECE WILL MAKE DC DEBUT HIRSHHORN MUSEUM THIS FALL; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 8/17/2018) FORMER SLAVE HOLDING MANSION NOW HOME TO BLACK ARTISTS; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 8/17/2018) AFRICAN ART SINCE 1992 TIMELINE MOMENTOUS EVENTS AROUND CONTINENT; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 8/17/2018) HOW TO START AN ART REVOLUTION; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 8/17/2018) RECYCLING TRUCKS WRAPPED NEW ART HIT STREETS WEEK; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 8/17/2018) IS CREATING ART HARD WORK; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 8/17/2018) HENRY TAYLORS PROMISCUOUS PAINTING; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 8/17/2018) PAFA ACQUIRES LANDSCAPE PAINTING BY MAY HOWARD JACKSON FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN TO ATTEND THE PHILADELPHIA ART SCHOOL; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 8/17/2018) MEET MARTHA JACKSON-JARVIS; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 8/17/2018) MEET JABARI C JEFFERSON; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 8/17/2018) WHY HAVE THERE BEEN NO GREAT BLACK ART DEALERS; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 8/1/2018) HOW TO TALK ABOUT WHITENESS; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 8/1/2018) Our Main Motivation Has Always Been to Troll  Donald Trump; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 7/10/2018) VCCA AWARDS ALONZO DAVIS FELLOWSHIPS; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 7/10/2018) BASEL AND BEYOND OVERDUE RECOGNITION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS AT HOME IS GENERATING UNPRECEDENTED CURATORIAL AND COLLECTOR INTEREST THROUGHOUT EUROPE; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 7/10/2018) MEET THEASTER GATES; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 7/8/2018) PERROTIN PARIS OPENS AN EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO THE ALOALO OF EFIAIMBELO AND HIS DISCIPLES; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 7/8/2018) FOR FAITH RINGGOLD THE AMERICAN FLAG HAS ALWAYS BEEN A POTENT AND POWERFUL SYMBOL; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 7/8/2018) BLUM POE GALLERY NOW REPRESENTS TONY LEWIS; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 6/30/2018) SWIZZ BEATZ AND ALICIA KEYS LAUNCH NEW ART GRANT, GIVING 20 ARTIST’S $5,000 EACH; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 6/30/2018) WHY HAVE THERE BEEN NO GREAT BLACK ART DEALERS; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 6/19/2018) TARGETED IN THE USA BY ALONZO DAVIS available at Kayo Gallery: 111 South Patrick Street, Alexandria, VA; (Video) VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 6/15/2018) MONA LISA BABY BEYONCE AND JAY Z TAKE OVER THE LOUVRE IN NEW VIDEO; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 6/12/2018) KUNSTMUSEUM BASEL OPENS SAM GILLIAM’S FIRST INSTITUTIONAL SOLO EXHIBITION IN EUROPE; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 6/12/2018) IS SHOWING YOUR ART IN A CO-OP GALLERY WORTHWHILE?; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 6/12/2018) SHOULD ARTISTS SHOW THEIR ART IN VANITY GALLERIES; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 6/12/2018) LACMA AND ARIZONA STATE JOIN FORCES TO HELP CURATORS OF COLOR; VIEW MORE INFO
  •  (Posted 11/20/2017) Amy Sherald on Her “Gentle Presentation of Black Identity” and More; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 4/30/2018) BETYE SAAR, 89, GETS LONG AWAITED EXHIBITION; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 4/13/2018) HOW GALLERIES SELECT ARTISTS; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 4/13/2018) The Art Gallery Is Dead Long Live The Art Gallery; VIEW MORE INFO
  •  CURATOR’S CHOICE: 12 ART WORLD LUMINARIES TO FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM (Posted 3/23/2018) ; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 2/15/2018) SPRING OPENINGS: 28 NEW EXHIBITIONS FEATURE BLACK ARTISTS; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 2/15/2018) FIVE ARTS PROFESSIONALS OFFER PERSPECTIVES ON OFFICIAL OBAMA PORTRAITS; VIEW MORE INFO
  • (Posted 2/9/2018) SOUL OF A NATION MAKES US DEBUT; VIEW MORE INFO