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Photos: Surreal DC Halloween Costume Recap

November 2, 2010

Are we imagining something, or was this Halloween surreal!? Artomatic + iStrategyLabs had a blast with everyone at the Surreal DC Halloween Masquerade. Are you in the pics? Check out photos from the party, and if you have some to add – post your shots of the event to the Artomatic Flickr pool!

Thanks to photographers Jeff Tong and Flickr user csuspect for posting pics!


See more pics in the Artomatic Flickr Pool!


Artist Call: Enter Artomatic on Wheels Arts Parade Project

May 17, 2010

Artomatic + Artists —

Sign up to submit an entry by May 28 to Artomatic’s art parade float.


Artomatic Art Parade EntryWe’re collecting submissions for an Artomatic parade float for the upcoming Washington Project for the Arts Art Parade.

Sign up by May 28 to submit an entry!

** Enter any 8×11″ size art submission to be added to Artomatic’s parade float.

“The WPA Art Parade is an extravaganza of artists connecting with community to create a moving visual spectacle of art and culture. Visual artists, performers, architects, musicians, and visual arts organizations are invited to work independently, together, and in partnership with community organizations to create inflatable art, placards, portable sculpture and street performance.”  Get parade location info…

CityPaper’s *Best of DC: VOTE FOR US!!

March 10, 2010 Cronies:  you’re the inside crew.

PLEASE. Vote for Artomatic in Washington City Paper’s *Best of DC Issue  >>>>>

Last year, Artomatic was runner-up to DC Shorts film festival (awesome, yes) for best DC arts festival, in Washington City Paper’s *Best of issue.


Please vote for Artomatic + share this link with all of your super cool and/or super uncool friends:


Stop. Collaborate. Listen.

January 14, 2010
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By Artists, For everyone.

Hey Artomatic!! Kick off the new year with a brand new addition! Stop by DCCAH Art Salon at Hamiltonian Gallery this Thursday, Jan 14 – from 7-9pm. Collaborate on Crystal City’s outdoor art exhibit “Bucky” – call for artists is below, deadline for entries is January 15th. Listen to a great story, below, about Artomatic artist Meinir Wyn Jones – a Sunderland, England artist with a new residency at FLUX art studios after exhibiting in Artomatic 2009!

Yo, VIPs let’s kick it!

Art Salon

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DCCAH January Art Salon is this Thursday, January 14th at Hamiltonian Gallery, writes ReadySetDC.

“A noteworthy event in the Commission office, we invite you to come see what happened when the DCCAH staff joined forces with a handful of our wonderful grantees.”

Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U Street, NW
Washington, DC
January 14, 2010 –
7-9 PM

Call for Artists: Crystal City

Crystal ArtThe Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Arena Stage is introducing a temporary, outdoor art exhibit that pays homage to the great scientific mind of R. Buckminster Fuller and his creation of the geodesic dome.

Bucky-Art celebrates Arena Stage’s spring production of R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE which runs May 28 – July 4, 2010. The exhibition will open April 1, 2010, and will last throughout the summer.

Deadline for entries is January 15th.

To kick off the project, the Crystal City BID has announced a call for artists – whether Bucky fans or proponents of his green principles – and expects to launch the statues on April 1, 2010. Interested artists should visit to learn more and download the formal application.

Artist In FLUX

MEINIR WYN JONESFlux Studios, a contemporary art space in Mt. Rainier, MD housing the professional studios of five artists and a small informal gallery space, hosts artists from the US and abroad for residencies ranging from two weeks to three months as part of our visiting artist program.

The current artist-in-residence is Artomatic 2009 artist Meinir Wyn Jones, an award winning sculptor and installation artist, who is joining Flux from Sunderland, England from November 2009 through February 2010.

Meinir uses porcelain and mixed media to create work that explores issues of intimacy and eroticism.  Her work created during her residency will be on display at Flux Studios from December 12- February 2, 2010. To learn more please visit


Yo let’s get outta’ here, word …

Stay fly,

techARTS Halloween Costume Recap

November 16, 2009

Artomatic sponsored techARTS’ Halloween party on Saturday October 31st with iStrategyLabs and a host of DC’s creative community. Costumes 100,000% required – check out costume recaps by ReadySetDC and photographers Vincent Gallegos, Barry Page, and E.Mulch.

Photo by Nick Whitmoyer

Photo by Barry Page

Photo by EMulch

techARTS Halloween Party + Ticket Info

October 5, 2009

For Halloween – on Saturday, October 31 – Artomatic is helping some friends steal a secret location for 1,000+ people to get spooky-creative from 9pm until we run out of dry ice.

Click for details and get your tickets at

Consider techARTS a human mashup experiment. We’re going to provide the venue, music and blank slate for you to do the following:

•    Meet the brightest minds in tech and the arts in the region
•    Express your passion with opportunities to pimp your work
•    Find collaborators for the stuff you want to bring to life
•    Party like it’s 1999 1989

DC’s Creative and Technology communities – coming together for a first time in mass to meet, find collaborators and show off their skills. If you push pixels, sling code, trickle paint, create content or belt out beats this is for you. Okay even if you don’t do that stuff – if you’re kinda awesome this is where you want to be. Find info and tickets at

Monthly Happy Hour Wednesday at Science Club!

October 5, 2009

HappyHourIs that a microscope in your lab coat … or are you just excited to see it’s time for our monthly happy hour!?

Artomatic’s signature social experimentation continues this Wednesday at Science Club. Grab your lab partner and come visit!

Click to RSVP on Facebook –
Science Club – 6pm Wednesday – 1136 19th St. NW
Map –

This month we’re conducting groundbreaking group chemistry research – but don’t worry, all you’ll need is a drink!