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Artomatic@Frederick (part 1 of 2)

September 27, 2011
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Tomorrow, Artomatic@Frederick opens to the general public. This is an unjuried art show that features lots of different artists showing a variety of painting, photography, and sculpture — as well as performing arts: music, film, dance, poetry readings, and theatrical performances.

Artomatic started in 1999, by taking over an empty building and filling it with all sorts of artwork by a diverse range of artists. Since then, the event has taken place on occasional years, mostly in Washington, DC. For a history of Artomatic, click here.

I discovered Artomatic back in 2009, when it was in a brand-new office building in the DC Capitol Riverfront, a block away from the Washington Nationals stadium (you could see the game from the top floor of the office building). My daughters and I had a fantastic time walking around the five floors, seeing the wide variety of visual art and hearing musicians. I remember my daughters enjoying writing in comment books of the artists whom they particularly liked. And I remember thinking that I’d like to be a part of the next Artomatic.

Well, now Artomatic@Frederick is here (it’s an independently organized and licensed Artomatic event). This show starts tomorrow for the general public, and it lasts until November 6. You’ll find it in downtown Frederick, Maryland — in the former Frederick County Public Schools Central Office building at 115 E. Church Street. (The front entrance of this brick building is shown in the first photo below.) Lots of visual art can be enjoyed in a location with some neat personality (the top floor is an old gym and stage). Click here for the calendar of performing art events. A great plus: admission is free.

If you visit the show, please stop on by my space — I’m on the floor above the main floor, in space 54B. My space is shown below, along with some close-ups of my paintings:

Artomatic@Frederick main entrance The front entrance of the Artomatic@Frederick building.
Artomatic@Frederick, Dave Williams space My space (second floor, 54B) in Artomatic@Frederick.
Dark Cloud Passing painting Dark Cloud Passing (30″ x 30″ x 0.75″, acrylic on canvas)
Red Rhino painting Red Rhino (18″ x 24″ x 0.75″, acrylic on canvas)
Washington Monument with Red Ball painting Washington Monument with Red Ball (12″ x 24″ x 0.75″, acrylic on canvas)
Orange and Yellow Tulip painting Orange and Yellow Tulip (18″ x 24″ x 1.75″, acrylic on canvas)

Leaffall painting Leaffall (20″ x 16″ x 0.75″, acrylic on canvas)

More paintings to come in this Friday’s post…

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