International Glass and Clay Exhibit 2013 / Pepco Edison Place Gallery, Washington DC
March 1-23, 2013
Artomatic, Inc., the Office of the Secretary for the District of Columbia, the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID), and Sunderland, England City Council, are proud to present an international fine arts glass and clay exhibit, International Glass and Clay 2013, hosted at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in downtown Washington, D.C.
International Glass and Clay 2013, which will run from March 1 to 23, debuts as the third Artomatic international collaboration with District of Columbia Sister City, Sunderland, England. Located in the heart of D.C., the Pepco Edison Place Gallery will display vibrant works of glass and clay.
Coming off the success of Glass3 in 2008 and Artomatic 2009, this will be Artomatic’s third international exhibit and the first to feature fine clay art. This exhibition will present expressive glass and clay artwork as well as narrative sculptures that blend traditional craft materials such as glass and clay with digital technologies, removing the boundaries between the traditional categories of craft, art, and design.
The exhibition will display international glass and clay artists from Sunderland’s Cohesion Artists and the University of Sunderland, and Washington, D.C.based artists from the Washington Glass School and Flux Studios.
Each arts organization has selected the artists whose work will be on display during the 20 day exhibit. Artwork will also be for sale, with all proceeds going to the artist.
To complement the artwork, International Glass and Clay 2013 will host panels at Pepco Edison Place Gallery all month long meant to inspire indepth conversation about cultural diplomacy, Fulbright exchanges and international artists residencies and the arts. The events will include representatives from cultural institutions in the nation’s capital, including embassies, government entities, think tanks and local arts organizations.
Artomatic draws together visual artists, musicians, and performers and brings their work to the community without charge through an annual arts event and other collaborative efforts. Conceived as a network to build community among artists and connect the public with artists by utilizing vacant space on a temporary basis to execute its events. Artomatic provides a forum for Washington, D.C.area artists to convene, perform, and exhibit, while strengthening the visibility, cohesion, and marketplace of the Washington arts community.
Gallery hours: 12 - 4 PM on Saturdays and Tuesdays, and 12 - 8 PM on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Tel. 215 527 3923
Pepco Edison Place Gallery
702 Eighth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20068
Above: Novie Trump, In My End is My Beginning, 2012, Stoneware, porcelain, glass, 16 x 7 x 4 in.
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