An Exciting Installation at 13|U by Hamiltonian alum, Amy Boone-McCreesh

An Exciting Installation at 13|U by Hamiltonian alum, Amy Boone-McCreesh

 We are excited to announce that Hamiltonian alum and artist,  Amy Boone-McCreesh  has joined us as our fourth installation artist in a joint collaboration with our friends at  13|U.  Her new installations,  Too Loud to See  will be up until November 13, 2018.    Amy Boone-McCreesh creates multi-media artwork that addresses the clash between handmade and technical processes and challenges notions of visual taste. A decorative and maximal aesthetic often fuels her visual vocabulary. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Towson University in Maryland (2010). Her work has also been included in exhibitions across the country including a site-specific installation at Mixed Greens (NY, New York, 2015), Transmitter Gallery (Brooklyn, NY, 2015), Transformer Gallery (Washington DC (2015), Dickinson College visiting artist and exhibition (Carlisle, PA 2015), and completed a collaborative site- specific public installation at School 33 in Baltimore, MD (2014) funded by the Rauschenberg Foundation Grant awarded to the non-profit. Recent collections include the Department of State, U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico (Art in Embassies, 2013) and Capital One. Recent publications and features include New American Paintings (issues 106 and 118) and Handmade Life, published by Thames and Hudson (2016)

We are excited to announce that Hamiltonian alum and artist, Amy Boone-McCreesh has joined us as our fourth installation artist in a joint collaboration with our friends at 13|U. Her new installations, Too Loud to See will be up until November 13, 2018.
 

Amy Boone-McCreesh creates multi-media artwork that addresses the clash between handmade and technical processes and challenges notions of visual taste. A decorative and maximal aesthetic often fuels her visual vocabulary. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Towson University in Maryland (2010). Her work has also been included in exhibitions across the country including a site-specific installation at Mixed Greens (NY, New York, 2015), Transmitter Gallery (Brooklyn, NY, 2015), Transformer Gallery (Washington DC (2015), Dickinson College visiting artist and exhibition (Carlisle, PA 2015), and completed a collaborative site- specific public installation at School 33 in Baltimore, MD (2014) funded by the Rauschenberg Foundation Grant awarded to the non-profit. Recent collections include the Department of State, U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico (Art in Embassies, 2013) and Capital One. Recent publications and features include New American Paintings (issues 106 and 118) and Handmade Life, published by Thames and Hudson (2016)

INTRODUCING THE 2018 HAMILTONIAN FELLOWS!

INTRODUCING THE 2018 HAMILTONIAN FELLOWS!

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Hamiltonian Artists is proud to announce six new, distinguished 2018 Hamiltonian Fellows to join our existing group of artists.  We are pleased to introduce:

The 2018 Hamiltonian Fellows were selected from a competitive pool of 115 very talented artists. The External Review Panel, comprised of five art professionals, evaluated every application and gathered to discuss each artist based on criteria regarding artistic merit and relevance to today's art world.  We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the panelists for their generosity and enthusiastic support of this endeavor:

  • Peter Nesbett, executive director of the Washington Project for the Arts
  • Tony Podesta, co-founder of Podesta Group and art collector
  • George Ciscle, curator and founder of the MICA MFA in Curatorial Practice
  • Lisa Dillin, artist, educator  and Hamiltonian alumnus
  • Dawne Langford, independent documentary producer and curator

Artwork by all six new fellows will be on view in the debut group exhibition new.now., opening at Hamiltonian Gallery on Saturday, September 22 from 7-9 pm.   

Apply Now! 2018 Hamiltonian Fellowship application - deadline extended

Apply Now! 2018 Hamiltonian Fellowship application - deadline extended

The Hamiltonian Fellowship Program serves as a professional steppingstone for emerging visual artists by helping them reach new levels in their artistic practice and career.

The two-year program offers a comprehensive suite of exhibition opportunities, professional development trainings, mentorship, career guidance and an annual artistic stipend to five new artists annually. Emerging visual artists working in all media are encouraged to apply.

 

2018 Hamiltonian Fellowship

2018 Hamiltonian Fellowship

The Hamiltonian Fellowship Program serves as a professional steppingstone for emerging visual artists by helping them reach new levels in their artistic practice and career.

The two-year program offers a comprehensive suite of exhibition opportunities, professional development trainings, mentorship, career guidance and an annual artistic stipend to five new artists annually. Emerging visual artists working in all media are encouraged to apply.

 

Join our team!

Join our team!

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Hamiltonian is seeking a passionate and self-driven Development Manager to work in conjunction with the Program Manager to further Hamiltonian's mission to support emerging artists in the Washington, DC region.

The Development Manager will work under the direction and guidance of the Executive Director of Hamiltonian Artists Inc (HA), a 501c3 artist-centric art organization in Washington DC. The Manager will assist the HA board, its Executive Director and other Hamiltonian staff in developing and implementing plans and actions that will:

  • Expand awareness of HA among individuals, foundations, organizations, local governments, with an interest in the mission of the HA;

  • Further develop and promote ways of supporting HA programming and individual artist fellows;

  • Continue to engage potential donors and retain existing supporters via small events in the gallery, targeted mailings, and similar donor cultivation activities;

  • Continue to develop the base necessary for sustained funding to support the organization.

Specific tasks and responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Research appropriate funding sources based on local giving patterns and interests.

  • Develop targeted list of potential funding sources (corporate and stand-alone foundations, corporate gifts, wealthy individuals, business sponsors), including proposal due dates, giving history, etc.

  • Write fundraising letters and appeals, maintaining regular correspondence with foundations, donors, and board members, and oversee mailings.

  • Initiate fundraising and/or donor engagement activities and events.

  • Maintain and update in-house database for HA supporters and funders.

  • Prepare drafts of grant proposals and reports.

  • Prepare boilerplate information about the HA for use in proposals.

  • Monitor and update relevant websites (Network for Good, Guidestar).

  • Work with Hamiltonian Gallery to ensure that planned activities of the HA and the Gallery are complementary.

The ideal applicant will have the following qualifications.

  • BA required, MA a plus.

  • Excellent written communication, research, and organizational skills.

  • Ability to develop and manage budgets and prepare financial reports.

  • Interest in contemporary art.

  • Computer literacy, with experience with fundraising databases preferred.

  • 1-2 years of experience working in non-profit development and/or arts administration.

This is an ideal position for a self-driven and motivated individual looking to join a small, dedicated staff to make an impact in the Washington, DC arts community. Please send cover letter, CV, and relevant writing sample to jobs@hamiltonianartists.org with the subject line: “Development Manager Application.” Interviews will be conducted in mid-late February 2018.

Download Job Description here.

Hamiltonian alum, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann installs new work at 13|U

Hamiltonian alum, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann installs new work at 13|U

 We are excited to announce that Hamiltonian alumni and artist, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann has joined us as our second installation artist in a joint collaboration with our friends at  13|U.  Her two new works  Waterlily Walker  (a multi-layered painting) and  Water logger  will be up until January 18, 2018.    Katherine received her BA from Brown University and MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. She is the recipient of a Fulbright grant to Taiwan, the AIR Gallery and Lower East Side Printshop fellowships in New York, NY, and the Individual Artist Grant and Hamiltonian Fellowship in Washington, DC. She has attended residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Djerassi Resident Artists program, Triangle Workshop, Anderson Arts Center, Salzburg Kunstlerhauss, and Bemis Center for the Arts. Some of the venues where Mann has shown her work included the Walters Art Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Rawls Art Museum, the US consulate in Dubai, UAE, and the US embassy in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Mann is currently an instructor at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

We are excited to announce that Hamiltonian alumni and artist, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann has joined us as our second installation artist in a joint collaboration with our friends at 13|U. Her two new works Waterlily Walker (a multi-layered painting) and Water logger will be up until January 18, 2018.
 

Katherine received her BA from Brown University and MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. She is the recipient of a Fulbright grant to Taiwan, the AIR Gallery and Lower East Side Printshop fellowships in New York, NY, and the Individual Artist Grant and Hamiltonian Fellowship in Washington, DC. She has attended residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Djerassi Resident Artists program, Triangle Workshop, Anderson Arts Center, Salzburg Kunstlerhauss, and Bemis Center for the Arts. Some of the venues where Mann has shown her work included the Walters Art Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Rawls Art Museum, the US consulate in Dubai, UAE, and the US embassy in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Mann is currently an instructor at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

13|U and Hamiltonian Artists Collaboration

13|U and Hamiltonian Artists Collaboration

Hamiltonian Artists is pleased to announce our collaboration with our friends at 13|U. For their Grand Opening the Program Manager, James Williams II and Development Manager, Clara Kim supervised the first of many installations starting with Kathryn Zaremba’s work, We the people (2017) and On the fringe (2017).

The 13|U Art Windows are curated by Hamiltonian Artists, dedicated to supporting emerging local artists in the DC area. Located at 1353 U Street NW. Please celebrate with us and visit the 13|U Art Windows.

Kathryn Zaremba is an illustrator and surface designer based in Washington, DC and Austin, TX. Her playful designs and installations are inspired by the imaginative and interactive nature of theater sets and sound stages, as well as a keen interest in museums and art galleries.

Kathryn received a BFA in Interdisciplinary Art Studies from the Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri where she explored a multitude of media and materials including ber art, textiles, and ceramics. She then went on to receive an MA in Exhibition Design from the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC.

Prior to moving to DC, Kathryn worked with celebrated designer Jonathan Adler in New York City. She also illustrated and designed textiles for fashion designer Rachel Antonoff.

Kathryn’s designs have been published in Elle Decor, Dwell Magazine, The UK Times, Washingtonian, and featured on Design Sponge, Apartment Therapy, and Refinery29.

 

 

INTRODUCING THE 2017 HAMILTONIAN FELLOWS!

INTRODUCING THE 2017 HAMILTONIAN FELLOWS!

Hamiltonian Artists is proud to announce five new, distinguished 2017 Hamiltonian Fellows to join our existing group of artists.  We are pleased to introduce:

The 2017 Hamiltonian Fellows were selected from a competitive pool of 158 very talented artists. The External Review Panel, comprised of six art professionals, evaluated every application and gathered to discuss each artist based on criteria regarding artistic merit and relevance to today's art world.  We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the panelists for their generosity and enthusiastic support of this endeavor:

Sarah Workneh, Co-director of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Justin Plakas, artist and educator
Billy Friebele, artist, educator and Hamiltonian alumnus
Clara D'Alba, curator
Blair Murphy, curator and Managing Director at DC Arts Center
Carlyn Thomas, Director at Terrault Contemporary 

Artwork by all five new fellows will be on view in the debut group exhibition new.now., opening at Hamiltonian Gallery on Saturday, September 23 from 7-9 pm.   

Hamiltonian Artists at The Creative Time Summit

Hamiltonian Artists at The Creative Time Summit

What is the State of Gender Equality in the Arts?

On Sunday, October 16 Hamiltonian Artists, in partnership with ArtTable DC, will be hosting a breakout session on the state of gender equality in the arts at the Creative Time Summit. The open discussion will take place during both afternoon sessions (2pm and 3:30pm) at the Corcoran College of the Arts + Design, 500 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006. 

Geared toward arts administrators and artists alike the discussion will focus on how women working in the arts experience, confront, and resolve gender issues in their fields. Whether issues manifest through policy challenges, generational roadblocks or direct discriminatory behavior, we will share experiences and discuss how various types of environments and models affect women's artistic career paths. The outcome of the session will serve to develop discussion questions for ArtTable DC's third State of Art DC event on Monday, October 24 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Register for Creative Time here. Then sign up for a session time.

new. now. 2016

new. now. 2016

Please join us Saturday, September 17 from 7-9 pm for the opening of our annual group exhibition new. now. in which we debut the work of our six new, distinguished Hamiltonian Fellows for 2016. We are thrilled to introduce:

Kyle Bauer (MFA, Louisiana State University)
Aschely Cone (MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art)
Rachel Guardiola (MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art)
Magali Hébert-Huot (MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art)
Paolo Morales (MFA, Rhode Island School of Design)
Rives Wiley (BFA, Rhode Island School of Design)

Informal artists talks will be conducted with each of the new fellows throughout the exhibition on the following days:

Wednesday, September 28, 7 pm: Paolo Morales + Rives Wiley

Tuesday, October 11, 7 pm: Magali Hébert-Huot + Kyle Bauer

Wednesday, October 26, 7 pm: Aschely Cone + Rachel Guardiola

Introducing the 2016 Hamiltonian Fellows

Introducing the 2016 Hamiltonian Fellows

As we close out our eighth year of artist-centered activities and programming, Hamiltonian is proud to announce the six new, distinguished 2016 Hamiltonian Fellows to join our existing artists.  We are pleased to introduce:

  • Rachel Guardiola (MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art)
  • Aschely Cone (MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art)
  • Kyle Bauer (MFA, Louisiana State University)
  • Magali Hébert-Huot (MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art)
  • Paolo Morales (MFA, Rhode Island School of Design)
  • Rives Wiley (BFA, Rhode Island School of Design)

The 2016 Hamiltonian Fellows were selected from a competitive pool of 131 very talented artists. The External Review Panel, comprised of six art professionals, evaluated every application and gathered to discuss each artist based on criteria regarding artistic merit and relevance to today's art world.  We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the panelists for their generosity and enthusiastic support of this endeavor:

  • Jessica Beck, Associate Curator of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum
  • Omar Lopez Chahoud, independent curator and artistic director of UNTITLED Art Fair
  • Adriel Luis, Curator, Digital & Emerging Media, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
  • Matthew Mann, artist and Hamiltonian alum
  • Danielle Mysliwiec, artist and Assistant Professor, Department of Art, American University
  • Sanjit Sethi, artist and Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts + Design at the George Washington University

Artwork by all six new fellows will be on view in the debut group exhibition new.now., opening at Hamiltonian Gallery on Saturday, September 17th from 7-9 pm.   

new.now. – Introducing the 2015 Hamiltonian Fellows

new.now. – Introducing the 2015 Hamiltonian Fellows

As we conclude our seventh year of artist-centric programming, Hamiltonian is proud to announce the five new, distinguished 2015 Hamiltonian Fellows to join our five existing fellows.  We are thrilled to introduce:

Hamiltonian Artists receives FY15 NEA grant

Hamiltonian Artists receives FY15 NEA grant

Hamiltonian Artists is a proud recipient of a 2015 NEA Artworks Grant to support the organization’s signature fellowship program for emerging visual artists.

National Endowment for the Arts has recently awarded $29 Million for Arts Projects and Hamiltonian Artists is thrilled to announce that we are one of the recipients.

Deadline Extension: 2015 – 2017 Hamiltonian Fellowship

Deadline Extension: 2015 – 2017 Hamiltonian Fellowship

The Hamiltonian Fellowship Program serves as a professional steppingstone for emerging visual artists by helping them reach new levels in their artistic practice and career.

The two-year program offers a comprehensive suite of exhibition opportunities, professional development trainings, mentorship, career guidance and an annual artistic stipend to five new artists annually. Emerging visual artists working in all media are encouraged to apply.

Applications must be postmarked by or dropped off at Hamiltonian Gallery by 6pm on Saturday, March 14th.

Now Accepting Applications for 2014-2016 Term

Now Accepting Applications for 2014-2016 Term

The 7th annual open call to the Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship is now open. Advancing the professional development of emerging visual artists, the two-year program serves as a critical steppingstone for the next generation of contemporary artists in Washington, DC.

What will you receive as a Hamiltonian Fellow?

-  Exhibitions and gallery representation by Hamiltonian Gallery

-  Mentorship from established artists and art professionals

-  Critiques and exhibition support

-  Access to professional development lectures and premier career resources

-  Annual $1,000 stipend

-  Community engagement and outreach opportunities

Apply Today!
Please visit www.hamiltonianartists.org/apply for all information on application guidelines and forms, fellowship requirements and a description of our selection process.

Deadline: Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 6:00pm
All incomplete applications and applications that are postmarked after this date will not be considered.
For additional questions, please call 202-332-1116 or contact us via email at info@hamiltonianartists.org.

Good luck!


HAMILTONIAN ARTISTS INC. is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing professional development opportunities to innovative visual artists early in their careers. We offer a competitive two-year fellowship program to artists who have finished their academic training and are looking to transition into a professional art career. Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply as well as our Professional Development Speaker Series.

CONTACT: 
1353 U Street, NW
Washington, DC20009
202.332.1116
www.hamiltonianartists.org
www.hamiltoniangallery.com

Watch “TEDxWDC Paul So” Video at TEDxTalks

Watch “TEDxWDC Paul So” Video at TEDxTalks

Dr. Paul So is a physics professor at George Mason University and the co-director of the Center for Neural Dynamics at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study. So’s recent research interests include network dynamics of neurons, the fundamental properties of nonlinear systems, and nonlinear techniques in analyzing neuronal data. So is also the founder of the Hamiltonian Artists in Washington DC, which is a new non-profit art organization with its mission to build the next generation of innovative artists and effective visual art leaders by providing them with professional development opportunities and by advancing their entrepreneurial success.

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A Message from Paul So

A Message from Paul So

Dear Friends,

You may remember that in early January a water main break on U Street, NW, flooded the basement of Hamiltonian Gallery. With water levels reaching close to six feet, the flood severely damaged the paintings, sculptures and photography of our Hamiltonian Fellows, many beyond the point of repair.

Losing pieces from a complete body of work is a major setback for our fellows and their careers. It is now, more than ever, that they need our support.  Please help our fellows rebuild their portfolios by donating  to their 2012 Fellowship Stipend, today.

“The annual fellowship stipend covered my material costs for each exhibition, as well as my monthly transportation expenses. As an artist without a car, I was able to freely commute back and forth between Baltimore and D.C., and make new, valuableconnections with curators, galleries, collectors and artists that will last beyond my fellowship. This increased exposure has led to new opportunities like my participation in the Transformer Auction in D.C. and my Montpelier Arts Center exhibition in Laurel, MD.” 

                                              Joyce Yu-Jean Lee, Hamiltonian Fellow 2010-2012

 

Your generous contributions will provide the fellows with the means to seek out new resources and career-changing experiences that propel their professional development and continueto strengthen their artistic success. 

As our friends and supporters, I ask for your help in this crucial drive.A contribution of any size will help our fellows continue to thrive and keep Hamiltonian Artists resilient for the future! Please consider making a tax-deductible donation below or call us at 202-332-1116. 

 

Thank you for helping us cheer on this exemplary group of hardworking and innovative artists by allowing them to recuperate from their loss and continue their bright and promising futures.

Cheers,

 

Paul So
Executive Director & Founder of Hamiltonian Artists

 

Paul So, DC Creative will give TED Talk

Paul So, DC Creative will give TED Talk

 TED Talk 2012

TED Talk 2012

Dr. Paul So is a physics professor at George Mason University and the co-director of the Center for Neural Dynamics at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study. So’s recent research interests include network dynamics of neurons, the fundamental properties of nonlinear systems, and nonlinear techniques in analyzing neuronal data.  So is also the founder of the Hamiltonian Artists in Washington DC, which is a new non-profit art organization with its mission to build the next generation of innovative artists and effective visual art leaders by providing them with professional development opportunities and by advancing their entrepreneurial success. VENUE THEARC Theater 1901 Mississippi Avenue SE Washington, DC 20020 (Location & Directions via. tickets link, below)

WHEN: March 24th, 8:00am TICKETS The main link to buy tickets is: http://tedxwdc2012.eventbrite.com/

DAY-OF-EVENT SCHEDULE 7am - Green Room is available for speakers 8am - Coffee & Danish 8:30 am - Theater doors open 9am - Morning Presenters 10:30 - 11am - Break 12pm - Lunch by Busboys & Poets 1pm - Afternoon Presenters 3pm - 3:30pm - Break 5:30pm - Reception

THEARC Theater Mission Operating with the belief that access to arts and diverse cultural activities is the essence of community development, THEARC Theater is the first and only theater in Washington, DC’s Ward 8. It was created to provide DC residents living east of the Anacostia River entertaining and enlightening experiences in a venue that includes lobby area, box office, green room/performer lounge, and dressing rooms. http://www.thearcdc.org/theater

TEDxWDC is dedicated to promoting communication between the creative economic clusters in the city of Washington, D.C. The theme of our TEDx event is The Creative City: Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Innovation. Our audience will consist of individuals highly interested in creative ideas, collaboration and movements here in the Washington D.C. area.