Family Reunion- Five Year Anniversary Exhibition and Celebration

April 04, 2020

6-10pm

 

Join us for our 5 year anniversary celebration and the opening reception for "Family Reunion."
Special appearances from the West Coast, OSAP co founder Sean Hennessey, artist Matt Hollis!

“Family Reunion” Curated by Molly Ruppert and David Mordini, emphasizes OSAPs core value of community, and the gathering of innovative thinkers. We have shown over 100 artists and have been fortunate to have professionals volunteer their time to curate and critique artist of the DC region. From day one we have received overwhelming support from the community making this a truly special place for all. Like family, we remember all those who have touched our lives and have been an integral part of this creative project. So please join us for this special occasion.

Artist: Joan Belmar, Jacqui Crocetta, Cheryl Edwards, Adam Griffiths, Sean Hennessey, Matt Hollis, Jeff Huntington, Wayson Jones, Kyujin Lee, Scott Pennington, Dafna Steinberg, Matt Storm, Diane Szczepaniak.

"The Count of Monte Cristo" a We Happy Few Production

March 29, 2020

7:30PM

We Happy Few Productions return to Otis Street Arts Project with "The Count of Monte Cristo"

 

Travel from a forgotten prison cell to French high society as Edmond Dantès conspires to kill the people who wronged him.  And We Happy Few knows that revenge is a dish best served with a signature cocktail . . .

Wronged and double-crossed by those he once considered friends, Edmond Dantes goes to extreme lengths to achieve the perfect revenge in Alexandre Dumas' classic tale of daring escapes, vast riches, sword fights, plot twists, and dishes served ice cold. We Happy Few's Classics in Action Series returns with a fresh adventure story that you will not want to miss!

FEATURING

Christine Callsen

Desiree Chappelle

Stefany Pesta

Gabby Wolfe

DIRECTED BY

Kiernan McGowan & Hannah Todd

CREATIVE TEAM

Kiernan McGowan (devising, design)

Emilia Pazniokas (devising, design)

Stefany Pesta (devising)

Keith Hock (dramaturgy)

Kerry McGee (devising, cocktails)

Jon Reynolds (devising)

Sam Reilly (stage management)

Show contains some scary content, but is appropriate for all ages.  Running time is approximately an hour.

Copy Of -Copy Of -David Mordini: Technology and Reshaping Art

February 29, 2020

Saturday February 29th, 2-4 pm

Location:

Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis St, Mt Rainier, MD 20712

Space is limited so please RSVP to: programs@washingtonsculptors.org
Free and open to the public

The Washington Sculptors Group is pleased to announce a presentation and demonstration of 3D printing by David Mordini at Otis Street Arts Project on February 29th from 2-4 pm. In recent years, Mordini has been exploring the use of innovative technologies with his artwork, including 3D scanning and printing. These technologies have reshaped his artistic process from the concept stage, to crafting, and finally to exhibiting his work. Join us on the 29th for this informative event and to meet the artist.

David Mordini is an artist who lives and works in the Washington Metropolitan Area. He received his BFA from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in 1995. Mordini’s work was originally selected as part of the permanent collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and now is held in the permanent collection at America University. He has served on the boards of The Washington Project for the Arts and the Washington Sculptors Group. In 2015, Mordini co-founded Otis Street Arts Project and is now its sole proprietor and director. This Maryland-based art space features artists’ studios, galleries, and a workshop/maker space. OSAP is an important community gathering and arts exhibition space in the DC metro area.

 

The WASHINGTON SCULPTORS GROUP (WSG) is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 to promote an awareness and understanding of sculpture. To achieve this goal, WSG fosters the exchange of ideas between sculptors, collectors, art representatives, and the public by organizing exhibitions and events that are free and open to the public.

WSG plans, manages, and promotes 3-4 juried and curated exhibitions each year in galleries, museums and alternative spaces throughout the greater Washington, DC area, in cooperation with other local arts organizations. These high-quality exhibitions give our members opportunities to show their work and raise their visibility within the greater Washington DC region.

Copy Of -OSAP Artists Closing Reception Hangout

February 01, 2020

Saturday February 1, 3-5PM

Come celebrate the closing of our Resident Artists Winter Open Studio Show. If you missed our Winter Open Studios it's not too late. Twice a year our artist come together in this curated show highlighting the cohesiveness of an open door collaborative art space. Enjoy a laid back afternoon hanging out with the artist of OSAP.
Artist include:
Lorenzo Cardim, Gloria Chapa, Chris Bohner, Art Drauglis, Kirsty Little, Melissa Allen, CeCi Cole McInturff, Elizabeth Curren, Eric Gordon, Shelley Lowenstein, Liz Lescault, Lisa Rosenstein.

Copy Of -Artists by the Tracks Open Studio

December 14, 2019

Saturday December 14, 11-5PM

The largest cluster of studios in the Gateway Arts District open their doors to the public for our Winter Open Studios.
Participating Artist:

OTIS STREET ARTS PROJECT: 3706/ 3708 Otis Street, Mt Rainier
David Mordini, Lorenzo Cardim, Gloria Chapa, Chris Bohner, Art Drauglis, Kirsty Little, Melissa Allen, CeCi Cole McInturff, Elizabeth Curren, Eric Gordon, Shelley Lowenstein, Liz Lescault, Lisa Rosenstein, SPECIAL GUEST: Zofie King, Gareth Branwyn, and works by Sean Hennessey._
WASHINGTON GLASS SCHOOL: 3700 Otis Street, Mt Rainier
Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers, Michael Janis, Teri Bailey, April Shelford, Debbi LoCicero, Trish Kent, Maxwell DeMulder, Patricia de Poel Wilberg, John Henderson, and Nancy Kronstadt.
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3700 WELLS & BLUE FIRE STUDIOS: Mt Rainier
Roberto Devers and Margaret Flaherty.
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WHITE POINT STUDIO: 3708 Wells Avenue, Mt Rainier
Tamara Laird, Julia Walther and Laurel Lukaszewski.
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ORANGE DOOR STUDIOS: 3706 Wells Ave, Mt Rainier
Ellen Sinel, Veronica Szalus, Ellyn Weiss, Brian Williams and guest Sally Kauffman.
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Back Track Studios: 3698 Wells Avenue, Mt Rainier
Kate McConnell, Dale Hunt, Michael Smallwood, Charles St. Charles and Lydia Prentiss.
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3706 Otis street Rear: Mt Rainier,
Valerie Theberge, Shahin Talishkhan, Sharon Robinson, Wayne Long.
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BLUE DOOR STUDIOS: 3704 Otis St (Rear), Mt Rainier
Alonzo Davis, Alec Simpson

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Joe Hicks Ceramics. 3709 37th Street, Mt Rainier

Confluence 2019 Select Closing Party

November 23, 2019

Saturday November 23, 6-8PM

This show has had a great run and now it's time to celebrate and get that last look. Come hangout with the artist, have a drink and have fun at OSAP. Congratulations to all the artist and their mention in the Washington Post. This has been a truly unique exhibition with the pairing of East City Art's critical reviews and art. Come early and spend the day learning about the art.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/in-the-galleries-with-two-group-exhibits-maximum-exposure-for-photographers/2019/11/14/8b6d8964-04ab-11ea-b17d-8b867891d39d_story.html

Copy Of -Copy Of -"The Critique" with Michael O'Sullivan

November 14, 2019

The Critique returns with guest critic Michael O'Sullivan, guest artists Jenna North, Elizabeth Ashe.

 

Michael O’Sullivan is a lifelong Washingtonian, writer and editor. As a 25-year veteran of The Washington Post’s Features department, he has covered primarily visual art and film (and, from time to time, theater).

One of our goals at Otis Street Arts Project is to encourage
dialogue amongst artist and to further explore concepts and ideas. We'll see slides, see actual work, and talk about the ideas the artists are conveying and attempting to convey. Come join us and be a part of the conversation.

Meet and greet 6:30 PM
Critique 7-9 PM

Confluence Select 2019

October 19, 2019

Opening Reception October 19th, 6-9pm

East City Art in partnership with Otis Street Arts Project is pleased to present CONFLUENCE 2019 SELECT, a group exhibition featuring the work of ten DC area artists whose work was reviewed in East City Art’s 2019 Anthology of critical writing titled CONFLUENCE: Two Rivers One City. 
 
CONFLUENCE 2019 SELECT,
through the unique merger of visual art and critical writing, offers an expansive view of regional talent allowing audiences the opportunity to examine some of the most engaging ideas trending in contemporary visual art.
 
 
Exhibiting artists include:
 
Marion Colomer, Michèle Colburn, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Nehemiah Dixon III, Duly Noted Painters ( Ceppetelli & Malone), James Huckenpahler (courtesy of HEMPHILL) , Isabel Manalo (courtesy of Addison/Ripley Fine Art), Stefani Mercedes, John Paradiso
 

East City Art, DC’s visual arts publication of record, published its second edition of CONFLUENCE in March 2019. The 30 essays of the anthology present some of East City Art’s most compelling writing and document the DC region’s most prominent influences on regional visual arts culture.
 
The title of the anthology alludes to the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers which flow through the region affectionately known as the “DMV” (DC, Maryland and Virginia). 
 
 
Key dates
On view: October 19-November 23
Opening Reception:
Saturday, October 19 from 6-9pm
The Critics Of East City Arts: Wednesday, November 6, 7-9pm
Closing Reception: Saturday November 23, 6-8pm

Otis Street Arts Project is located at 3706 Otis St., Mount Rainier, MD.

Hours: Saturday 12-5, T-F by appointment.

Copy Of -Treasure Island at Otis Street Arts Project

May 04, 2019

We Happy Few presents Treasure Island at Otis Street Arts Project.

The classic story of adventure on the high seas gets a reimagining with even more pirates, mad-cap action, and treasure than you can dream of.

Join Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins aboard the Hispaniola as they navigate through uncharted waters to Treasure Island! Mutiny, pirates, sword fights, gold doubloons, ukuleles and rum are all wrapped up together in this classic tale of high seas adventure.


https://www.wehappyfewdc.com/treasureisland

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Say It Niceley : Heloisa Escudero

April 27, 2019

Heloisa Escudero presents 'Say It Nicely.' as part of her current exhibition 'Integration.'
Accompanied by violinist Isabel Espinosa

 

In this interactive performance art, viewers are invited to sit down and get their middle finger manicured. First they are required to give a small insight as to what they are saying nicely. They are provided with a form to write their cathartic message of displease. After the art nail is manicured viewers place their beautiful middle finger on the form box for a photo documentation.

Saturday April 27: 2-5 PM

After Party 5-8 PM

The Critique : Guest Critic Bernard Welt, Artist: Andy Johnson, James Huckenpahler

April 17, 2019

Guest Critic Bernard Welt : revolveavl.org/bernard-welt
Guest Artist: Andy Johnson : andydjohnson.com
James Huckenpahler : superluckyland.com


New topics for this month include:
--Art in the contemporary media mix--media and markets of production and consumption, but also media as subject matter.
--"Art" and "Entertainment" ("Fun" and "Games." Ha-ha.)
--Irony, Humor, and Wit.
--Metamorphosis, the transient image, flow, the image that passes away.
--Queer art and unstable forms.

Meet and greet 6:30-7 PM : This is the time to meet the artist and view their work.
Critique 7-9 PM

Integration : Heloisa Escudero

March 30, 2019

Solo Exhibition of new work created for Otis Street Arts Project by Heloisa Escudero.
March 30- May 4th.
Special performance April 27th 2-5 PM.


Every human being follows a unique life path, with no two paths being alike. All of these paths are governed by countless life equations, where all of our phobias, fears and anxieties are parameters and variables that define a part of this equation, and the values of which may determine our learning directions. The solutions to these multivariable and complicated equations are held inside each of us, we hold all the secrets to our unique self. This exhibition aims at the realization of the (unique) self. By direct visualization of our phobias, it makes our parameters explicit. And by creation of rituals that provide positive thinking, it aims at finding solutions to our life equations. One of the main goals is that the viewer actively integrates their life path while interacting with the art.

Copy Of -"The Critique" with Adah Rose Bitterbaum

March 13, 2019

The Critique returns with guest critic Adah Rose Bitterbaum, guest artists Pat Goslee, Andrew Christenberry, and Buenos Aires artist Roma Blanco.

One of our goals at Otis Street Arts Project is to encourage
dialogue amongst artist and to further explore concepts and ideas. We'll see slides, see actual work, and talk about the ideas the artists are conveying and attempting to convey. Come join us and be a part of the conversation.

Meet and greet 6:30 PM
Critique 7-9 PM

Wall Smashing Celebration

March 09, 2019

Come join us for an evening of fun and celebration as we tear down the border wall created by artist Glenn Richardson while listening to Pink Floyd.

This event is part of our current exhibition "Wall", curated by Molly Ruppert. Come view the show, hear the curator speak, and have some therapeutic wall smashing.


Tickets are Free, Space is limited.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/osap-wall-smashing-celebration-tickets-57932930956
If you reserve a ticket and can't make it please let us know

info@otisstreetarts.org

7-10 PM
Curator talk by Molly Rupert 8:00 PM
Wall Smashing 8:30 PM

'Wall' Curated By Molly Ruppert

February 22, 2019

Opening Reception Friday, February 22, 7-10 PM

Artist: Claudia Vess, Ellyn Weiss, Erwin Timmers, Gregg Hannan, Glenn Richardson, Jacqui Crocetta, Paul Hrusa, Scott Brooks, Wayson Jones and Yar Koporulin

“The Wall,” seems to be on everyone’s mind lately. What are walls, what do they accomplish and how do we as a society perceive the word wall? Walls can be used as protection, prisons, barriers that keep others out or keep us locked in. Walls can isolate and further divide us from what we have in common. Or a wall can simply be a nice place to hang a painting. Curator Molly Ruppert poses these questions to a select group of artists.



Wall Smashing Party March 9th 7-10 PM. Come join us for a night of listening to Pink Floyd while smashing down Glenn Richardson’s Border Wall.

 

Exhibition February 22 - March 23rd

"Trials to Formulate a Utopia" A Series of Drawings by Buenos Aires Artist Roma Blanco

February 10, 2019

Opening Reception February 10th, 4-6 PM

 

Trials to Formulate a Utopia, is a project thought specifically for Washington DC by Buenos Aires artist

Roma Blanco. Her work reflects the occultist connotations that are included in the founding cartography of the city.

 

Her exploration brings her to Washington DC to study the symbolism, themes and ideals of American Freemasons-known for brotherhood and utopian thinking since colonial times.

 

This exhibition is the result of work created by Roma Blanco at Otis Street Arts Project during a residency in January 2019. The residency was a joint partnership between PANAL361, Rising Artist Network and Otis Street Arts Project.

 

For many settlers, coming to the New World (the American colonies) meant a new destiny full of opportunities, the desire to live life in a community where they could be free and happy. The book Utopia, by Thomas More, the New Jerusalem for Masons, the description of The Republic by Plato, and the Paradise in religious tales, all coincide with this idyllic plan to settle down in a place where healthy human and political conditions could be established for life in a community. The American Independence also embodied this romantic idea of developing a new social order that could come close to the spirit of the “Utopia” (No Topos: place that does not exist).

 

About the Artist:

Roma Blanco, was born in Mar del Plata, Argentina 1977. She lives and works in Buenos Aires. She is a Professor of Visual Arts and Museologist, graduated from the Martin Malharro School of Visual Arts (Mar del Plata, Argentina), and the Institute of Teacher and Technical Training No. 8 (La Plata, Argentina).   https://www.romablanco.com

"The Critique" with Michael O'Sullivan

January 16, 2019

Guest critic Michael O'Sullivan will lead us in a discussion about the work of our guest artists Adam Griffiths and Cheryl Edwards. We'll see slides, see actual work, and talk about the ideas the artists are conveying and attempting to convey.

Meet and Greet: 6:30-7 PM
Critique 7-9 PM

Images Courtesy of Artist:
Left: Adam Griffiths "Dandy" (image is cropped)
Right: Cheryl Edwards " Black Male #22"

Winter Open Studios

December 15, 2018

Artists By the Tracks is the largest cluster of artists in the Gateway Arts District.  This year, over 50 artists will be participating and Otis Street Arts Project has an exciting line up for visitors. In addition to our gallery show of our resident artists we will have special guests East City Arts, Live chainsaw portrait carving by Glenn Richardson, Aerial Yoga with Kirsty Little, Jenna North's video installation "Joan's Conceptual Conception," special Christmas items by artist Zofie King and more. Come early, meet the artists of Otis Street Arts Project and spend the day.

December 15th, 12-5pm

BODIES Opening Reception

September 15, 2018

Come out to the Opening Reception for our exhibition, "BODIES" curated by Amy Lokoff.

Saturday September 15th 5-8 PM.

Gateway Open Studio Tour

May 12, 2018

Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour

Saturday May 12th Noon-5:00

So much to see!

Come visit Otis Street Arts Project and over 70 Studios.

MANIFOLD

May 12, 2018

An exhibition of the works by the Resident Artists of Otis Street Arts Project.

May 12th - June 16th

Reception Saturday May 12th Noon-5:00

Hours

Saturdays Noon-5:00

M-F, by appointment

Scott Pennington

March 24, 2018

Opening Reception 

Saturday March 24 

5 PM - 8 PM

Facebook Event Page

Copy Of -The Critique with George Hemphill

November 16, 2017

The Critique is BACK! Guest Critic George Hemphill will lead a discussion of the works of Lorenzo Cardim and Michael West

Thursday November 16th

6:30-9:00ish.

Electronic Music Concert

November 18, 2017

ARTgineering - Beyond the Obvious

October 21, 2017

Art, science, math, meta-physics, et. al., think tank generated work.

Explorations not  considered previously or frequently. The brain’s elasticity can be stimulated by these observations.

Present in this exhibition an assortment of explorations generated by the following artists:

 

Alan Binstock

Chris Bohner

Roger Cutler

Erine Devine 

Israel Hernandez Fandiño 

Adam Hager

Laura Jamroz

Maria Josephy

Liz Lescault

Jessie Rios

Lisa Rosenstein

Barry Schmettert

Diane Szczepaniak

Dracula

October 14, 2017

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Powerful Resistance Workshop

September 17, 2017

In conjunction with our current exhibit, "Body Language", we would like to invite you to join us for a healing session with Sarah Massey.

Sarah Massey is a social justice activist and Director of Communications at the National LGBTQ Task Force

Sunday September 17th

5-7 Pm

Body Language Queer Artists and Activists from Post-Yugoslavia

September 09, 2017

Otis Street Arts Project is proud to present Body Language, a show curated by Alma Selimovic that will feature the works of seven queer 
artists/activists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia. 

Opening Reception and performance Saturday September 9th 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Matt Hollis at Otis Street Arts Project

July 08, 2017

A Solo exhibition of the botanically inspired works of Matt Hollis.

The SMART Artist:: Strategic Planning Workshop with Danielle Glosser

May 21, 2017

The SMART Artist:: Strategic Planning Workshop with Danielle Glosser

Sunday May 21st
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Otis Street Arts Project 
3706 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD
Cost: $30
Get tickets HERE

There is a difference between making art and making a living from art. Becoming an established artist requires an understanding of basic business principles that can help you to define strategic goals and establish plans to achieve them.

Join us for a hands-on session where we'll identify goals, resources, scheduling tools and more. At the end of the session, you'll walk away with action items and a tangible plan to reach your goals.

The Critique with Eric Hope

November 16, 2016

The Critique with guest critic Eric Hope, and guest artist Kate Kretz and Eve Hennessa

Artist's Talk

November 19, 2016

Artist's Talk for our exhibit Home is where one starts from

Saturday November 19th 

2-4

Open Studio

December 10, 2016

Open Studios for Otis Street Arts Project and nearby studios. 

Saturday December 10

Noon-5:00

The Critique with Jayme McLellan

September 14, 2016

The Critique. 

Gues Critic: Jayme McLellan

Guest Artists: Eric Celarier + Jessica Burnam

The Critique with Mark Jenkins

June 08, 2016

The Critique with Mark Jenkins
Wednesday June 8th
6:30 - 7:00 Meet and Greet
7:00 - 9:00ish The Critique

Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD


Come on out to The Critique with special guest critic Mark Jenkins.
We'll show the work of 3 great DC/Baltimore area artists and have a conversation led by Mark Jenkins.

Artists:
Alessandra Torres
Wayson Jones
Brandon Morse

If you've been, you know it's been fun, and always different.
if you've not been, this is a great chance to make it and experience it for yourself!

We look forward to seeing you on Otis Street.

The Critique with Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams

May 11, 2016

Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams, Public Art Project Manager of Arlington County, will join us as our guest critic for this popular monthly series. Guest artists to be critiqued: Alan Binstock, Kathryn McDonnell, and Jeff Huntington

 

 

OSAP Overtures

May 14, 2016

The Resident Artists at Otis Street Arts Project (OSAP) work in a variety of media from a diverse background. Working in a group studio situation, all work gets seen and talked about continuously. There are no doors separating the studios and discourse from artist to artist inspires each to further develop their voice and  individual practice.  Founded in Spring of 2015, they have opened their doors to tour groups, student groups, bands, DJ’s, art critics, galleriests, artists, art collectors, and the general public. Their resident artists have exhibited in international exhibits, national art fairs in Chicago, Miami, and New York, and widely in DC area galleries and art centers. 

 

Gateway Arts Distric Open Studio Tour 2016!

May 14, 2016

Come visit us during our Open Studio on Saturday May 14th from Noon-5:00. Lots of art to see, and demonstrations at 1:00 and 2:00.

 

 

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