Friday, May 09, 2008

Blood Drive on Saturday

On May 10, from noon until 4 p.m., Artomatic will be sponsoring a blood drive to benefit the Blood Donor Center at Children's National Medical Center. The drive will take place on the grounds of the Capitol Plaza I building, site of this year's Artomatic. The Capitol Plaza I building is located at 1200 First Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002 (New York Avenue Metro stop, M Street exit). Children's National Medical Center will be bringing a bloodmobile to collect donations on-site.
"Artomatic is a community arts event, and this is one of the many ways that we are giving back to our community," said Artomatic artist Kerri Sheehan, who is helping coordinate the blood drive.


Anonymous said...

shame that the ridiculous regulations about blood donations mean that i can't donate, otherwise i'd be right there.

Anonymous said...

For Immediate Release

Monday, May 12, 2008

Media Contact: Cristina Amoruso, Barracks Row Main Street,


Karyn Le Blanc, DDOT, 202-671-3490

Barracks Row Main Street Calls For Artists

Looking to Create a Public Space Mural

to Spruce Up Southeast Freeway

The Barracks Row Main Street in Washington, DC seeks an artist or artist team to design, create and install an urban mural for the SE Freeway overpass that divides the south end of 8th Street SE, now known as Barracks Row. The goal of this project is to create a unique landmark that expresses the character of the surrounding neighborhood. The large mural will help draw residents and non-residents for repeated viewings to the area and reinforce a sense of place within this community.


This schedule is contingent upon the city’s funding schedule and may be changed at any time.

June 13, 2008 Deadline for response to RFP (by 5:00 p.m.)
June 27, 2008 Short-listed artists notified
July 14-18, 2008 Week of interviews for short-listed artists
July 25, 2008 Selected Artists Notified
October 1, 2008 Anticipated execution of contract
October 15, 2008 Anticipated beginning of work
January 15, 2008 Anticipated end of work

Funds are made available through the Federal Highway Administration’s Transportation Enhancement Program. The theme for the art should be reflective of the history of Barracks Row as it connects with the Anacostia River, the Navy Yard, and/or the District’s first commercial corridor along 8th Street. Graphic representations must include a transportation theme but may also incorporate nature scenes, waterfront scenes, commerce scenes, and architectural scenes, statuary. Barracks Row is interested in a pictorial representation that will bridge the north-south ends of the street with interesting subject matter in the trompe l’oeil style. With this mural, Barracks Row hopes to provide an attraction to help draw residents and non-residents for repeated viewings to the area. Project oversight of the program is the responsibility of the Barracks Row Main Street, a non-profit organization and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT).

For information on Barracks Row Main Street programs, call 202-544-3188 or to view the full advertisement with application details, please visit