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.

Get Ham Artists wallpapers for your device from Art(202)

Get Ham Artists wallpapers for your device from Art(202)

Download Wallpapers featuring DC area artists for your ipad, phone or any devices at art202.com. We have included The Ham Fellows Ryan Hoover and Jessica van Brakle's work here.


The Art Bank Collection is a growing collection of artworks owned by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Works are purchased from D.C. artists.

Also, checkout a friend of the gallery, Ellington Robinson's work below.

Wallpaper Instructions:

For PC Users:

Click on the thumbnail of the wallpaper that you like. The picture should now load in a new window of your browser. Click on the picture with your right mouse button and a menu will appear. Select the “Set as Desktop Background” option.

For Mac Users:

Click on the thumbnail of the wallpaper that you like. The picture should now load in a new window of your browser. Hold “control” + click on the image, and select “Use Image as Desktop Picture.”  If this option is not available:

  1. Launch System Preferences by clicking its icon in the Dock, or by selecting “System Preferences” from the Apple menu.
  2. In the System Preferences window that opens, click the ‘Desktop & Screen Saver’ icon.
  3. Click the ‘Desktop’ tab.
  4. In the left-hand pane you’ll see a list of folders that OS X has pre-assigned for use as desktop wallpaper. You should see Apple Images, Nature, Plants, Black & White, Abstracts, and Solid Colors. You may see additional folders, depending on version of OS X you’re using.
  5. Add a new folder to the list pane.
    • For OS X 10.4.x or below:
      1. Click the ‘Choose Folder’ item in the left-hand pane.
      2. In the sheet that drops down, navigate to the folder that contains your desktop pictures.
      3. Select the folder by clicking on it once, then click the ‘Choose’ button.
      4. The selected folder will be added to the list.
    • For OS X 10.5.x or above:
      1. Click the plus (+) sign at the bottom of the list pane.
      2. In the sheet that drops down, navigate to the folder that contains your desktop pictures.
      3. Select the folder by clicking on it once, then click the “Choose” button.
      4. The selected folder will be added to the list.
  6. Click the folder you just added to the list pane. The pictures in the folder will display in the view pane to the right.
  7. Click the image in the view pane you wish to use as your desktop wallpaper. Your desktop will update to display your selection.

For iPhone Users:

  1. Click on the thumbnail of the wallpaper that you like.
  2. Tap and hold your finger on the picture and wait for a message to appear. Tap on “Save Image.”
  3. Now that your iPhone wallpaper is saved, exit Safari and return to your home screen.
  4. Choose “Settings.”
  5. Tap “Wallpaper.”
  6. Tap “Saved Photos” and choose your iPhone wallpaper.
  7. Tap “Set.”

For iPad Users:

  1. Click on the thumbnail of the wallpaper that you like.
  2. Tap and hold your finger on the picture and wait for a message to appear. Tap on “Save Image.”
  3. Now that your iPhone wallpaper is saved, exit Safari and return to your home screen.
  4. Choose “Settings.”
  5. Tap “Brightness & Wallpaper.” Tap your iPad image on the right.
  6. Tap “Saved Photos” and choose your iPad wallpaper.
  7. Tap “Set Both.”

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Apply Now for HAM Fellowship

Apply Now for HAM Fellowship

Hamiltonian Artists encourages all interested artists who have not had prior gallery representation to apply for this competitive, two-year fellowship program. Application deadline: February 29, 2012, 5:00 pm. To be considered for our fellowship program, all applicants must prepare the following items in electronic format only...

2011 Fellowship Promo

2011 Fellowship Promo

Features works by Selin Blaci and Ryan Hoover from the December 2011 exhibition of Interact and Transform / Sculpting with Satellites

Success at (e)merge!

Success at (e)merge!

The energy surrounding the (e)merge Art Fair last week certainly proved that Washington, DC is a pulsating center for contemporary art. Miami-based collector Mera Rubell even said:"People don't really know how much is going on- there is a thriving art scene in Washington, DC."

Art Basel Miami: It’s the Economy, Stupid

Art Basel Miami: It’s the Economy, Stupid

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Images from Art Whino's installation

Go to an art event this week and you may notice that the artists, curators and gallery owners you encounter have a sun-kissed glow. They've just returned from Miami's Art Basel, an international art fair where collectors scoop up works by established and up-and-coming artists, curators look for fresh talent, and artists and gallery owners sell their work and celebrate at glitzy parties on South Beach. Participating galleries from D.C. included Conner Contemporary, Irvine Contemporary, Civilian Art Projects, Fraser Gallery, Hamiltonian Gallery, and Art Whino.

Art Basel is also an indicator for the state of the art market. Last year, after the economic crisis struck, the sales and celebrations were more subdued. This year, there have been glimmers of hope that prices and sales will bounce back. Arts Desk special correspondent Trevor Young, an artist who attended and whose work was shown with Civilian, talked to three of D.C.'s galleries in Miami about the fair, the economy, and what art is ahead of the curve. Here's what they had to say: Jackie Ionita, of Hamiltonian Gallery, attended Art Basel for the second time this year. Because of that, all she really knows is the down days. "We opened right as the economic crisis hit," she said. "So we don’t really know about the glory days of collectors coming into booths and buying everything off the walls." Despite that, she's not really sure that the economy has hurt her gallery. "It’s opened up a lot of doors for us. There is more competition to come to an art fair when the economy is great."

Ninety percent of the work that Ionita brought to the fair came from D.C. artists. Among other galleries, she's noticed an increase in painting. particularly figurative painting. In a year with such an uncertain economy, Ionita thinks that galleries have no choice but to be impressive. "They have brought their heavy hitters," she said.

Lauren Gentile, of Irvine Contemporary, has traveled to Miami for her third Art Basel with the 14th Street gallery. "In the years prior to the crash we were having black AmExes thrown at us," she said. "This year, it’s a little more about educating people, and less about partying." Gentile said that more than 100 collectors from the D.C. area came to the fair to see new works from the national and international artists the gallery represents, and to discover new favorites. She agreed with Ionita about the caliber of work she's seen this year. "Because of the downturn in the market, galleries have tried to bring stunners – their most outstanding work," she said.

Irvine has brought work from two local artists, Melissa Ichiuji and Akemi Maegawa, to Basel. Gentile's trendspotting revealed a return to painting, and an uptick in the amount of street art that collectors sought – a recession-friendly purchase, as it is very price-accessible. "It’s very fashionable to collect video, especially for older collectors," she added. "It’s kind of a young progressive thing to do, and they show it at parties in their homes." Shane Pomajambo of Art Whino took a different approach to Art Basel: he set up his own gallery space outside of the fair. Featuring 250 artists, Art Whino eschewed Basel booths for an 8,000 square foot space that gave them the freedom to set up larger installations, and host parties to promote their artists. "What’s beautiful about the installations is that you can see a 10-foot by 10-foot in massive piece from an artist, and you can also see their canvas work," he said. "For us, being in a traditional space wouldn’t work. We’re trying to bring you into their world." Pomajambo said that his gallery in D.C. works with more than 700 artists from around the world. "The art that we represent is kind of newbrow. It’s the up and coming emerging artist." He's also noticed the increasing influence of the street artist in 2009, and how qualities of street art are a greater part of traditional fine art. "Some of the things that we see are stencils, mixed media, wheatpasting, spray acrylic, and markers," he said. "They’re trying to bring the ephemeral qualities of the street into their work."

Art Basel Miami: It’s the Economy, Stupid