Thursday, November 19, 2009

Nat Geo Photo of the Day


Nat Geo Photo of the Day - 11-10-09
Originally uploaded by Tracy Lee

November 10, 2009 - a very nice surprise to see this first thing in the morning when checking email.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Last Chance

Finished


Artomatic X is in the final weekend - Sunday is the last day. You've got from tonight until then to get down there and see the exhibit.

Come on, are you going to let this one go by you AGAIN without getting off your ass and seeing what all of this is about for yourself? Really?

The Nat's are back in town this weekend so check their schedule regarding parking - or just plan on taking metro and avoiding the hassle.

tick tock, tick tock, time is running out.

Photos of Artomatic 2009

Artomatic 2009


Friday, June 12, 2009

Artomatic


detail of mandala


Perhaps it is become I am immersed in it but surely you already know about Artomatic by now - right? And are aware that this Saturday is just cho-full-o things to see and do.

And that are FREE. Cause we all like free stuff.

If all the workshops and kid events, musicians and dance, poetry readings, theater groups and comedy acts didn't already perk you up, how about this.

Saturday is Meet the Artist night - and a large number (not all, this is voluntary) of the artists will be on site so you can talk/ask questions, etc.

No? That still not doing it?

FINE. Jeez.

How about some PostSecret then?

Frank Warren visits Artomatic Saturday evening to sign books + chat, PostSecret style. 7th floor.

http://www.artomatic.org/events/calendar

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Completed


Tracy_Lee
Originally uploaded by britishink

Paul Roe of BritishInk finished up my back piece this Sunday evening at Artomatic. Very pleased with it, colors just are so vibrant and I love the design.

Funny how small the drawing looked on paper and how large it is on my back, I guess I'm tinier than I thought.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

You May Kiss the Ring...


You May Kiss the Ring...
Originally uploaded by cynroux

Me and Paivi at the BritishInk Tattoo parlor at Artomatic 2009 - 3rd floor.

And the tiaras had blinky lights too.

Thanks for the photo Cyn :)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

Artomatic breakdown by floor


sneak peak - 7th floor
Originally uploaded by Tracy Lee

Artomatic is now open!

press conference at Artomatic


taken at the press conference today at Artomatic
Originally uploaded by Tracy Lee

Rebecca attended the press conference today at the opening of Artomatic and sent me this photo from her phone. It would seem I picked a very good location if I wanted to get the media to see my mural.

That big rumble of thunder just now doesn't make things sound promising for the Fire Dancers outside of Artomatic tonight, but I doubt it will dampen the crowds spirit.

Artomatic is now OPEN! Tonight till 1am, come be part of the party.


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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Countdown to Artomatic

peeps!  

and so the vault door is shut on installation, the prep work begins, and Opening Night for Artomatic X is this Friday, May 29th.

Over 1,000 visual artists have their work on display, and over the course of the 5 week event there will be over 600 performances as well as workshops, lectures, children's activities, film festivals, poetry readings... the list goes on and on.

If you have never been to Artomatic before - shame on you! It's free! Come on! This year the building is literally on top of the Nany Yard Metro stop, and two blocks from the new National's Park.

(for those old skool goths - it is two blocks south of where Nation/The Ballroom used to be.)

Opens this Friday at noon until 2am, and the event is here until July 5th. Open Wednesday-Sunday, see website for hours and special events. www.artomatic.org

I know 5 weeks seems like a long time but it goes by really fast - don't miss this one!

Me? I'm looking forward to
hanging out with all the other artists and exploring the building that has some really kick ass art on display. That and getting my new tattoo completed at the British Ink Tattoo Time Machine on the 3rd floor of Artomatic.

A lot of hard work has gone into getting this building ready and getting the art in place - it has taken a lot of people many many hours behind the scenes to organize this event. Come out and share in the experience.

And if that doesn't get you in, the 4 bars with cheap beer (a lot cheaper than ballpark prices for the same brands - after the games stop in for a couple of cold ones!) might persuade you to stay.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

mark your calendars

Doggie Style

from the Wash Post

The Week of May 29

When it comes to regional art shows, there is nothing bigger than Artomatic. Last year hundreds of local artists (740, including a tattoo artist!) took over an empty building and showed off their works. There were also children's activities and performances by local musicians. This year Artomatic celebrates its 10th anniversary May 29 to July 5. 55 M St. SE (Metro: Navy Yard). http://www.artomatic.org. Free.



Saturday, February 21, 2009

Art Auction tonight

artdc.org is holding an art auction tonight in DC - and I've donated two pieces for them to use to help raise funds for a new studio.

Both my pieces have been in previous shows, both won awards, and you might be able to get them for a really nice price. Right now (at last count) there were 26 artists that had donated one or two pieces for this auction, and the styles & mediums ran the gamut.

So if you are downtown tonight, check it out, you might walk out with some new art!

February 21, 2009
Time: 5 pm until 8 pm
Where: Wohlfarth Galleries, 3418 9th Street, NE, Washington, D.C., 20017

(The gallery is located close to Catholic University.)



Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Update

I have been neglecting the blog. Must update more often. Sorry 'bout that.

This Thursday evening - come out to the Studio Gallery in Dupont Circle for the closing party of the Artomatic Group show. There will be a band. And I swear I'm making it to this come hell or high water or ice storm or fever. I WILL be there.

http://www.studiogallerydc.com/

Closing Reception
With Afropop Band Elikeh
Thursday, January 29, 6 - 8 pm


I had some art hung in the Artomatic Artists for Change Inaugural "Ball" (cause to me a Ball means dancing, and this was really more of a party) and all my business cards were taken (200!) but I haven't been contacted by anyone. I'm sure my barebones/stripped down website doesn't help as there isn't a portfolio posted there at the moment. It's on my list To Do. But I admit it isn't at the top.

Artomatic 2009 is coming. Must start thinking about what I'm going to do this year, and work with the kids will be showing.



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Monday, January 5, 2009

Studio Gallery presents...


Studio Gallery Presents Artomatic Artists
Curated by Ellyn Weiss
January 7 - January 31, 2009

First Friday Reception
(part of Dupont Circle Galleries openings)
January 9, 6 - 8 pm

Meet the Artists Reception
Friday, January 16, 6 - 8 pm


Closing Reception
Thursday, January 29, 6 - 8 pm


FEATURING:
Erin Antognoli
Kanchan Balse
Joan Belmar
BRASH
Gregory Ferrand
Pat Goslee
Genna Gurvich
Brian Hamill
Kate Hardy
Peter Harper
Brie Husted
Joanna Knox
Tracy Lee
Laurel Lukaszewski
Laura Peery
Fabián H. Ríos Rubino
Luba Sterlikova
Veronica Szalus
Novie Trump

PERFORMANCES
Poetry by BRASH: January 16, 6 - 8 pm
Afropop band Elikeh rocks the gallery: January 29, 6 - 8 pm



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