by April 10, 2013 at 9:00 am 0

“2013 Collectors View.” (Courtesy of Transformer)

From Eliza French. Follow her on Twitter @elizaenbref; email her at eliza[AT]

From April 11 to June 9, local art collectors are opening their homes for a series of unique collection viewings.

Since 2008, Transformer DC has curated the annual series Collector’s View, to showcase art collections across the city. The arts non-profit at 14th and P NW, provides a platform for emerging artists to develop relationships with curators, gallerists, audiences and collectors.

“The series has been extremely successful,” wrote Transformer DC Co-Founder and Executive & Artistic Director Victoria Reis. “[N]ot only because is it a wonderful development program… providing both funding… as well as new relationships…, but also successful  in that it helps Transformer further educate audiences about the depth and diversity of the arts community in DC, and how different players in that community — artists, galleries, non-profit spaces, museums, collectors — are aligned in furthering contemporary art dialogue.”

Seeking Out Collectors

Tranformer works with its board, as well as with gallery owners and museum staff in the area to seek out collectors to host the series each year. According to Reis, Transformer seeks “a range of homes and collections” to ensure that the series offers a variety of experiences.

Some collections feature established contemporary artists featured in museums, while others feature emerging artists or focus on niche artistic styles. The non-profit hopes to make the series accessible and engaging for many audiences, and for those who attend all five viewings.

This year’s program, also supported by Evers & Co. Real Estate, Federal Title & Escrow Company and Washington Life Magazine, starts Thursday, April 11, at the home of Andrea Evers and Brian Aiken. After the collection viewing, the collectors will have a discussion with artists Jason Horowitz, Linn Meyers, and Maggie Michael about the relationship between artists and collectors. Borderstan residents can explore another collection in the neighborhood on May 16 at Aaron M. Levine & Associates in Dupont.

Registration and Details

Registration costs $50 per view, or $225 for all five. Those who register for all five in the series can also attend two additional “Artist Views” with artists Di & Lou Stovall and Mia Feuer. Register online or email [email protected].

Visit the Transformer DC for a full list of views and details on each collection.

  • What: Transformer DC 2013 Collector’s View.
  • Where: Collectors’ homes across DC and Maryland.
  • When: April 11 through May 19, with Artist’s Views on June 2 and June 9.

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by July 14, 2010 at 10:04 pm 1,290 0

Luis Gomez Photos U Street NW Logan Circle art galleries

There are nine art galleries in the Borderstan area. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Two exhibits close this Saturday, July 17… “E7: Tetrad” at Transformer on P Street… and “Private Practice: Bad Ideas, Dead Ideas and Guilty Pleasures” at the Hamiltonian Gallery on U Street.

In addition, five exhibits close next weekend on either Friday, July 24, or Saturday, July 25. Get the details about galleries in Dupont-Logan-U Street galleries–below the fold.


by February 4, 2010 at 1:00 pm 1,355 0

FoodArts will have Brazilian tapas at The Phillips Collection, 21st  and Q NW. (FoodArts)

Tonight at The Phillips Collection is “Art & Romance at Phillips After 5” –

“Kick off February with a cozy, art-filled evening at The Phillips Collection. Bring a valentine or meet one there as you sip champagne and sample Brazilian tapas from Chef Andrew Holden of FoodArts. In the Music Room, a violinist and a poet accompany DJ Adrian Loving as he spins music. The true life love story of Duncan and Marjorie Phillips comes alive at 6 and 7 p.m. with gallery talks about their personal and professional partnership. Before you leave, stop by the video diary booth, and tell us how art inspired love in your life. By donation; cash bar.”

by February 4, 2010 at 9:30 am 1,736 2 Comments

“As Seen On TV” at gallery plan b features a reception with the artists on Saturday evening. (

Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow, get married Friday at the opening of their exhibition, “Till Death Do Us Part” at LongView Gallery. (

As Seen On TV” is at gallery plan b, 1530 14th Street NW. Two days only: “An exhibition of 30 pieces of original artwork by local artists featured on a Reality TV show recently filmed in DC, and now available for viewing and purchase!” A Saturday evening reception with the artists is planned.

Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow will get married at the Friday opening of their exhibition (yes, really), “Till Death Do Us Part,” at LongView Gallery, 1234 9th Street NW: “Where do two artists meet and fall in love? (more…)

by October 9, 2009 at 7:51 am 1,767 0

Happy Friday morning, Borderstan. A few news items… some news bits… happenings this weekend. So, read this posting and then turn off your computer and go enjoy the fall weekend. See you Monday.

by October 7, 2009 at 1:13 pm 1,747 0


Gallery plan b is at 1530 14th Street NW between Church and Q Streets. (Image: Gallery plan b)

Gallery plan b in Borderstan at 1530 14th Street NW is hosting a one-night exhibition that will benefit three area non-profit groups. “Perspectives DC” is an exhibition in brush, lens, and words… a one-night exhibition to benefit Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets, Dupont Circle Village and the Logan Circle Community Association.

by April 15, 2009 at 8:46 pm 2,475 0

"Refuges D'Arts" by Andy Goldsworthy. (Image: gallery plan b.)

“Refuges D’Arts” by Andy Goldsworthy. (Image: gallery plan b.)

Nice… Gallery plan b in Borderstan (1530 14th Street NW) has an exhibition and silent auction of major works from Washington’s Robert Brown Gallery. It opened on the 8th and runs through May 11.

The opening reception is this Saturday, April 18, 6 to 8 p.m. Details follow and are online.



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