October 21, Saturday, 1 – 3 p.m.

As part of  Now Be Here photo event organized by artist Kim Schoenstadt at the National Museum for Women in the Arts, TSV is collaborating with Karyn Miller, the Exhibitions Director of the Arlington Arts Center to host a series of talks by 9 artists. These amazing women were invited to come up with a short story to tell about their role as a female artist.

The talks will be held at the Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, VA in the beautiful Tiffany Room. Artist Linn Meyers is the organizing artist for the Now Be Here #4 covering the DMV area.

The invited artists are:

Anna Tsouhlarakis –
Mojdeh Rezaeipour –
Nekisha Durrett –
Judy Byron –
Rahne Alexander –
Roxana Geffen –
Fabiola Yurcisin –
Mei Mei Chang –
Sue Wrbican –

L-R Now Be Here Collaborator Linn Meyers, Mei Mei Chang, Anna Tsouhlarakis, Nekisha Durrett, Judy Byron, Rahne Alexander, Fabiola Alvarez, Sue Wribican and Roxana Alger Geffen

Artist Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin talks about being a light skinned Mexican American.

Artists and Organizers. Kneeling: Isabel Manalo of TSV and Karyn Miller of AAC. Standing L-R: Roxana Alger Geffen, Mei Mei Chang, Anna Tsouhlarakis, Mojdeh Rezaeipour, Nekisha Durrett, Rahne Alexander, Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin and Sue Wribican.

Judy Byron talks about applying to be a Playboy Bunny.

Nekisha Durrett talks about her family and seeing “Purple Rain” and “A Color Purple” as a young girl.

Anna Tsouhlarakis talks about growing up as Native American with a strong father figure.

Roxana Alger Gefen talks about her life as an artist with three young children.

Rahne Alexander speaks about being Transgender and the challenges to overcome but feeling empowered.












Past Programming:


April 2, 2017 at TSV


TSVdiscussion4:2017 A discussion of the painting by artist Dana Schutz titled “Open Casket” — taken from a photograph of Emmett Till. “Open Casket” has inspired controversy over issues of race, empathy, appropriation and more. The painting is currently on view at the Whitney Museum’s Whitney Biennial.

What is the role of the contemporary artist today as we navigate through tumultuous political topics? April 2, 2017








TSV offers a public critique series for professional artists. Modeled after graduate program art critiques, artists are invited to present their work in front of an audience that includes TSV team members and a guest moderator, to stimulate critical dialogue, discourse and growth in their work and studio practice. Artists sign up first come first serve by first emailing their interest along with a link to their website and/or several images of their current work . This series is free and open to the public. Space is limited depending on the venue so attendees are encouraged to rsvp in advance. Please rsvp to: More details below.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

11a.m. – 1:30p.m. Takt Artist Residency Tapir Gallery in Berlin, Germany. Takt is located in the Friedrichshain neigborhood at

Weserstraße 11, 10247 Berlin.

Moderator: Isabel Manalo,

Guest Moderator: TBA

RSVP to:

Open to the public.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

11a.m. – 1:30p.m. Takt Artist Residency Tapir Gallery in Berlin, Germany. Takt is located in the Friedrichshain neigborhood at

Weserstraße 11, 10247 Berlin.

Moderator: Isabel Manalo,

Guest Moderator: Thomas Eller, Artist and Curator:

You can also rsvp on our FB invite at


Saturday, February 11, 2012

10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Arlington Arts Center. Moderator: Robin Rose

Saturday, April 14, 2012

10:30a.m.–12:30 p.m. Arlington Arts Center. Artists working with photography in any way in your work or process, please sign up!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Arlington Arts Center. Moderator: Art collector Philip Barlow.

Pleasant Plains Workshop (PPW)
2608 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001

Arlington Arts Center (AAC)
3550 Wilson Blvd Arlington VA 22201
Metro : Orange Line : Virginia Square

At the AAC: The first two artists to respond will be accepted. Two other AAC resident artists will be participating for a total of four artists presenting at the AAC critiques.

At PPW: The first three artists to respond will be accepted.

All artists, please include a few images of your work and/or link to your website. Email and write ‘presenter’ and either AAC or PPW in the subject depending on the location of the critique.  The physical work should be brought in and digital images only used as a back up. Minimum 4-5 works per artist.

TSV is grateful to both PPW and AAC as our host partners in the Critique Series as well as to Utrecht Art Supply in DC for providing gift cards to all presenting artists.


The Studio Visit & Cultural DC at Flashpoint present:

This spring 2012, TSV and Flashpoint Gallery of the Cultural Development Corporation  are partnering to host a three part professional development series at Flashpoint Gallery. The series is free and open to the public. Space is limited. RSVP to

September 29, 2012

10 a.m.–12 p.m. Packaging Yourself: Putting it All Together
Panelists include Arlington Arts Center Executive Director Stefanie Fedor, art photographer Brandon Webster, local artist and co-founder of Delicious Spectacle Camden Place and local artist and co-founder of Project Dispatch Chandi Kelley. RSVP to

Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint
916 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20001



Featuring an installation by Washington D.C. Artists Sam Scharf and Megan Mueller. Opening Reception Saturday, September 1, 7–10p.m.


“Hot and Gestort”, Solo show of Bridget Sue Lambert. Digital prints.


Solo show of Tom Bunnell works on paper.

JUNE, 2012


June 21 –  July 22 , Works in Progress Gallery at Artisphere in Arlington, VA.

The Studio Visit (TSV) is inviting local artist Reuben Breslar to occupy the Work In Progress Gallery for four weeks. Reuben is an interdisciplinary artist based in Virginia. He is acting as ‘Artist as Curator’ in collaborating with TSV Program Manager Victoria Greising who is co-Curating this show with him. Reuben has asked Sam Scharff and Rachel England to participate in this interactive process that will begin with Reuben responding initially to the space and the curatorial process. The three participating artists will take turns – alternating weeks – by responding to his work and all the while Reuben responding back shortly thereafter. It is, in essence, a dialogue and a conversation as manifest as the artist as curator and as a physical space that ameliorates with the people and objects that house and ‘converse’ with it over time. Scheduled critiques are planned and the entire process will be documented and featured on TSV’s site in a collaborative editorial of video, photography and article to be also completed by Reuben himself.


June 22 – September, 2012, Arlington Arts Center

TSV is partnering with the Arlington Arts Center to in a collaboration of curator and writer. It will culminate in an exhibit of printmakers opening on Saturday, June 23 from 6 – 9 p.m.. We are covering the curatorial journey of the amazing Kristina Bilonick from Pleasant Plains Workshop by TSV writer Joren Lindholm’s point of view. Due to programming changes we are only covering one emerging curator who also happens to be one of TSV’s contributors!

Past Professional Development Workshops in partnership with Cultural D.C. and Flashpoint:

April 21, 10 a.m. – 1p.m. The Write Stuff: Artist Statements

Discussants and workshop leaders are E.Brady Robinson and Bibi Obler. E. Brady Robinson is a photographer and an Associate Professor of Photography at the University of Central Florida. Bibi Obler is an Art History Professor at George Mason University.

May 19, 10am-12p.m.  The Conversation: Talking About Your Work

Get the tools to talk about your work.  We’ll discuss strategies to tailor your talking points – from the snappy elevator pitch to an engaging artist talk. Join us for a panel discussion about how to effectively get your point across – whether you’re talking to press, collectors, or fellow artists – that will provide valuable advice from expert art professionals. Panelists include writer and Washington Post Staff Michael O’Sullivan, American University Professor and artist Zoe Charlton, multi-media artist and collector Carol Brown Goldberg and Margaret Heiner, owner and director of Heiner Contemporary Art.

Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint
916 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20001


Past Art Fairs and Fundraisers:

November, 2011

Art Salon Fundraiser in Washington D.C. Featured work of Bonner Sale, Ding Ren and Craig Drennen, all previously featured artists on TSV.

September, 2011

(e)merge art fair, Washington D.C. at the Capitol Skyline Hotel. Featured artwork by Ding Ren. Also a curated flat file of works of Sarah Gamble, Craig Drennen and Bonner Sale. Curated by Jiha Moon.

Past Art Critiques


Arlington Arts Center guest moderated by Robin Rose.

Pleasant Plains Workshop guest moderated by Tom Bunnell. Presenting artists: Chajana Denharder, Rebecca Kalem and Irene Clouthier.

Arlington Arts Center: guest moderated by Tom Bunnell. Presenting artists: Megan Mueller, Mariah Johnson,

Pleasant Plains Workshop guest moderated by Cynthia Connolly, artist and Visual Arts Curator at Artisphere, Arlington VA. Presenting artists: Bryan Whitson, Tim Campbell and Reuben Breslar.

JULY 2011
Pleasant Plains Workshop guest moderated by Randall Scott of Randall Scott Projects, Washington D.C. Presenting Artists: Joren Lindholm, Jon Lee and Tim Makepeace.

APRIL 2011
Pleasant Plains Workshop guest moderated by Karyn Miller, Washington D.C. Presenting Artists: Deborah Carroll Anzinger, Lee Gainer, Ayodamola Okunseinde and Heather McCaw.

Flashpoint Gallery guest moderated by Jayme McLellan of Civilian Art Projects and Karyn Miller of Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, D.C. Presenting Artists: Meggan Muller, Anne Bouie,

Washington Project for the Arts guest moderated by Karyn Miller, Washington D.C. Presenting Artists: Amy Glengary Yang, Mei Mei Chang, Lisa K. Rosenstein and Jordan Bruns.

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