It has long been a tradition for artists to show and sell their work at coffee shops. NVPS has found an opportunity for our members to do this. We are working with Jennifer Judelsohn of Soulworks Studio to provide our members the opportunity to have a solo show of their work.
Jennifer is an artist and curator for Beanetics Coffee Roasters in Annandale. She provides the coffee shop with eight shows per year; that’s approximately six weeks per show. Due to coincidence and our good fortune, the walls of the coffee shop can display approximately twelve framed images. Our portfolio project defines a portfolio as twelve cohesive images and an artist’s statement. This is the same as Jennifer’s requirement for a solo show.
If you are participating in the portfolio project you are eligible to have a solo show. We started this in January 2020, and are currently booked through approximately June of 2021. While this seems like a long time, a year is a good length of time to prepare a show: printing, matting and framing do take time. The coffee shop has a hanging system that requires that all pictures have traditional hanging wires so we don’t have to put holes in the walls. In addition, you get to have a reception, usually on a Sunday afternoon. The cost to participants is $50.00 to cover publicity, posters, etc. Beanetics Coffee Roasters is located at 7028 Columbia Pike in Annandale. The next reception is for Lynn Cates beautiful “Skies” and will be on Sunday, March 29. Come by and see the show or stop in anytime and see what is currently being shown.
The shows have been fun and there have been some sales. If you are participating in the portfolio project this year, ending May 2020, and are considering a solo show, contact Willa Friedman, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not participating in portfolio project but have a body of work that you would like to show, this is possible.