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EXPERIENCE AUCTION
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

CUISINE DES ARTISTES
MAY 2016

GIVING TUESDAY
DECEMBER 2, 2014

WALLMOUNTABLES
JULY 10, 2015

25 HOURS FOR 25 YEARS
JULY 18, 2014

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1460 WALLMOUNTABLES

One of our most popular and inclusive exhibitions is also one of our oldest traditions. Since 1989 1460 Wallmountables has offered the opportunity for artists of all disciplines and abilities to show in this open hanging. We divide our wall space into 2 foot by 2 foot squares with strings, which creates a floor to ceiling grid on which artists hang their work. The work must fit into the space, and while artists can acquire more than one space, the work may not overlap the squares. The result is a most remarkable salon-style show that despite its diversity has a distinct rhythm. On the last day of hanging the strings come down, we clean up the gallery and have one of the most populated openings in town.

Each summer over 100 artists from across the city participate in 1460 Wallmountables, presenting over 300 artworks on practically every inch of our gallery. We receive calls and emails about the exhibit all through the year and there are many people who will be working on 2 foot by 2 foot canvases just to fit in the show. On the opening day of hanging it is not unusual to have as many as 40 artists standing in line waiting to get registered and select the best spaces. There will be work by children, the elderly, professionals, amateurs, and students alike. It is by far one of the most diverse exhibitions in Washington and it stays up all summer long, allowing these artists to bring their friends and families by a professional gallery to see their work and see whether it has sold.

Artists can purchase up to five 2' x 2' spaces to hang their art work. Spaces sell on a first-come, first-served basis for $15 per square, with DCAC members receiving one free space and brand new members receiving four spaces for their membership fee of $30. Returning participants often line up outside DCAC’s door and patiently wait for installation to begin with an eye towards grabbing the gallery’s prime wall space. There is no calling ahead to reserve a spot. Work is accepted from a wide range of media created by artists at various stages in their careers. There is no curating; if it fits, it shows.

Each year five judges roam the opening night with an eye towards finding the artists who made the most innovative use of the limited space. The winner receives a $100 “Best Use of Space” prize which is presented during the opening reception.

 

 


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ARTS CENTER
 
2438 EIGHTEENTH STREET NW WASHINGTON, DC 20009 • 202.462.7833
EMAIL: INFO@DCARTSCENTER.ORG

1460 Wallmountables 2015

Hang your work:
July 8th or 9th: 3-8 pm, July 10th: 3-6 pm

Opening Reception:
July 10th, 2015, 7-9 pm

Exhibition:
July 10th - August 30th

Don’t forget to bring your own hammer and nails!

GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS:

  • DCAC members receive one free space. Additional spaces are available for $10
  • Become a DCAC member at the event and receive three free spaces for a total of 4! (regular membership is $30)
  • Each 2' x 2' space is only $15 for non-members
  • Each artist can purchase up to 5 spaces.
  • $100 will be awarded to the artist for best use of space

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