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Washington Project for the Arts Show Starts Saturday in NoMa

Washington, D.C., February 12, 2013 – This month, participate in an amazing art event in NoMa! Washington Project for the Arts kicks off its month-long annual art show this Saturday, February 16, at 64 New York Avenue, NE. The artwork on view represents a cross-section of media and disciplines, providing a remarkable collection of contemporary artistic practice from local artists.

“As the NoMa neighborhood comes into its own, we are gratified to see a groundswell of interest from the arts community,” said NoMa BID President Robin-Eve Jasper. “The Washington Project for the Arts annual show in NoMa is a terrific opportunity for NoMa residents to enjoy a great exhibition in their own backyard and demonstrate their support for the arts in NoMa.”

“WPA is thrilled to present the SELECT exhibition and gala at 64 New York Avenue,” said Washington Project for the Arts Executive Director Lisa Gold. “Each year we are fortunate to find a new location for this incredible event and I think this venue couldn’t be more perfect. The building offers amazing views of the city and is just across the street from the NoMa – Gallaudet U Metro stop, so it is incredibly convenient. I am tremendously grateful to Brookfield and Cassidy Turley for allowing us to present our signature event in this spectacular space insuch a vibrant and rapidly growing neighborhood.”

View the art this weekend, or at two curator talks February 20 and 27. The works will be on view to the public from February 20 through March 15, Wednesday through Saturdays, from noon to 6 p.m. These events are free and open to the public.

Details:
Location: 64 New York Avenue, NE
Metro: NoMa/Gallaudet U Metro Station, Red Line

Opening Reception:
Saturday, February 16, 6-8 pm
Free and open to the public.

Curator Talks:
On two special evenings, hear curators from some of the most important institutions in our region provide their take on the pieces. The NoMa BID will be helping to make the curator talks a lovely evening by providing complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres from NoMa’s Toscana Café.

Wednesday, February 20, 6:30 – 8 pm
(Booher, Brandt, Ottmann)
Wednesday, February 27, 6:30 – 8 pm
(Moss, Waung, Wilkinson)

Free and open to the public.

The works will be available for purchase on March 16, 2013 at SELECT: WPA 2013 Art Auction Gala, an event that, for the last 31 years, has helped WPA raise funds and awareness to support contemporary artists in our region. View the works online. Purchase gala tickets.

About WPA
Washington Project for the Arts serves as a catalyst forcontemporary art. The organization supports artists at all stages of their careers and promotes contemporary art by presenting exhibitions, issues, and ideas that stimulate public dialogue on art and culture.www.wpadc.org

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Frank Adams • Margaret Holland Adams • Fabiano Amin • Sondra N. Arkin • Maya Freelon Asante • Ken Ashton • Christina Batipps • Joan Belmar •Kristina Bilonick • Kate Boone • Michael Borek • Henley Bounkhong • Kesha Bruce • Sharon Burton • Zoë Charlton • Wesley Clark • Tim Conlon • Frank Hallam Day • Tim Doud • Jessica Drenk • Jessica Drenk • Matt Eich • Michelle Elzay • Peter Eudenbach • Heidi Fancher • Mia Feuer • Suzanna Fields • Amy Finkelstein • Lucy Fradkin • Victoria F. Gaitán • Wyatt Gallery • Maggie Gourlay • Avi Gupta • James Halloran • Jared Handelsman • Jeff Herrity • Mary Holmgren • Lillian Bayley Hoover • James Hyde • Tazuko Ichikawa • Teddy Johnson • Nicola Kast • Nina Katchadourian • Betsy Kaufman • Hana Kim • Hannah Kirkpatrick • Shane Lavalette • Jennifer Levonian • Jati Lindsay • Dale Loy • Laurel Lukaszewski • Lindsay McCulloch • Kate MacDonnell • Alex MacLean • Beverly McIver • Margot McLean • Jean Meisel • Maggie Michael • Jimmy Miracle • Portia Munson • Nina Ozbey • Elena Patino • Carrie C. Patterson • Charlotte Potter • Caitlin Teal Price • Jamea Richmond-Edwards • E. Brady Robinson • Ellington Robinson • Dario Robleto • Olivia Rodriguez • Pamela Rogers • Sam Scharf • Ernest Shaw • Amy Sherald • Ivan Sigal • James Singewald • Julia Kim Smith • Michael Francis Terzano • Novie Trump • Adejoke Tugbiyele • Edmond van der Bijl • Mary Walker • Maya Weber • Terri Weifenbach

SELECT 2013 is generously sponsored by: Brookfield Asset Management • 64 New York Ave  • ABC Imaging • Cassidy Turley • Design Cuisine • Fathom Creative  • HITT • Hop and Wine Beverage • The JBG Companies • Kirkland & Ellis LLP • Marshfield Associates • Peacock Café • NoMa Business Improvement District  • Robert Shields Interiors • TTR Sotheby’s International Realty • The Washington Post Company

About NoMa
NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood north of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In the last seven years, private developers have invested more than $5 billion in the 35-block area covered by the NoMa BID, and have plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space. NoMa is now home to 45,000 daytime workers. More than 3,500 apartments have been recently completed or are under construction. NoMa offers 13 forms of transportation, including two Red Line Metro stops, and the best biking facilities in DC, with the only East Coast Bikestation, the 8-mile Met Branch Trail, and access to eight Capital Bikeshare stations. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, D.C. For more information about NoMa,visit nomabid.wpengine.com and sign up for the bimonthly newsletter. Follow on Twitter or Facebook.

 

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