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The Largest Collaborative Arts Event - about 1000 artists!!

Opening Party November 12th
(show runs through December 5th)
An art event not to be missed. It only happens once every 2 years. It's better than the Olympics.
Check out my wall of wonder on the 3rd floor just outside the bar and the lounge.
Location: 800 3rd Street NE (at 3rd and H Street just behind Union Station in the former site of the Children's Museum.)
More information visit: www.artomatic.org
Review of Artomatic
...Kaufman and Keegan both use their own bodies to deliver interesting ideas and suggestions. In Kaufman's case, extremely acidic, caustic and pointed commentaries with provocative titles married to insane figurative paintings......However, in the end what we do see are two strong women who use their art intelligently and use the taboo nude to converse elegantly with the viewer. View entire article
Review of Artomatic in the Intowner Magazine
"Dana Ellyn Kaufman's wonderfully, almost cartoon-like figures, with their deft ideas and imagery..." View entire article
Alkem Fundraiser
Saturday, November 20th 6:00pm until ....
Warehouse Theater @ 1021 7th St. NW (7th & K, Mt Vernon metro), Washington DC

Listen to great bands, meet the artists and buy their art - proceeds donated to raise money for Alkem
This is Alkem's first event to showcase the many talanted artists that make up the Alkem community. Please join us to enjoy the diverse artistic talents of local musicians, artists and more that all work together to build this grass roots DIY endevour.
(The Alkem Foundation is a privately funded non-profit organization providing free internet resources and support for artists, musicians, and creative visionaries.)
More information visit: www.alkem.org/warehouse.html
"From Front to Back"
SOLO Show @ Hoopla Traders

Opening Reception October 9th from 6-9pm

"From Front to Back" A collection of paintings inspired by the front page of the Washington Post, the back pages of the City Paper and the dark corners of my brain.

Hoopla Traders is located at 733 8th Street, SE in the Barrack's Row neighborhood (Easter Market Metro).
Cancelled "Funky Furniture" show at the Washington City Museum
Gala & Auction on November 17th
"Funky Furniture" show will benefit Art-O-Matic and the City Museum. Great artists contributing to great causes. Artists create and/or paint on a wide variety of furniture and accessories. The theme of all the art is "Washington DC - Then and Now".

I created 2 pillows entitled "Sweet Dreams and Real Nightmares". TV and movies often create visions beautiful, sexy prostitutes. High profile prosecution of high priced call girl rings make top news. But, a drive down certain DC streets at night will show you the real story.... children, drugs, violence, AIDS and the list goes on. I used to see it and hear it all by looking out my bedroom window when I lived near Logan Circle. View pillows
"Funky" show has been cancelled by the CIty Museum and has now moved to Art-O-Matic site (see above)
Read Article from the Washington Post
Show @ MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art)
Opening Reception August 16th 6-10pm

"MOCA Darlings" member show.
MOCA is located in Georgetown at 1054 31st Street, NW.
Show runs through August 29th.
"Urban Art Attack" From the Ghetto to the Gallery
Opening Reception August 6th 7-9pm

Full on art assualt featuring: Neo-Graffiti vs Sub-Pop Outsider art from East Coast artists, DJ's, Live Band and Performance Art!!!
Eyeclopes Studio and Gallery, Downtown Fredericksburg, VA
Show runs through August 28th.
1460 Wall Mountables at DCAC
Opening Reception July 16th 7-9pm
Show Dates: July 16 - August 22

Check out this show - the walls are filled with art from top to bottom - including about 15 of my paintings which are all priced under $150 for this show!
DCAC is located at 2438 18th Street, NW (in Adams Morgan)
"31 Days in July" 2004
The "31 Days in July" project began in 2003 and continues again this July. I create one new painting per day in response to the daily news - capturing each day of July in a total of 31 paintings. I post the new paintings to my site as I complete them each day.
View "31 Days in July" paintings
Exhibit @ Habitat Real Estate
Exhibit is ongoing...
3253 Mt. Pleasant St. NW Washington DC

Washington Post Article
Click here to read article featuring Dana Ellyn Kaufman

Online Interview with Dana Ellyn
Click here to read interview

Show @ MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art)
Opening Reception August 5th 6-8pm

As a candidate for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities 2005 Artist Fellowship, I will be participating in this group show at MOCA.
MOCA is located in Georgetown at 1054 31st Street, NW.
The show runs through August 16th.
A writer for the Washington City Paper, caught wind of my story about my painting, "Exposed", that was pulled from a show at the GW University Breast Care Center in May 2004. He interviewed me and wrote an article. Unfortunately, after a heated debate among City Paper editors, they decided not to run the story due to worries that it was "insensitive."
Read Article
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Television Appearance - Larz from Mars show
Another 15 minutes of fame - well, at least another 15 minute TV interview. Larz from Mars invited me and fellow artist Matt Sesow back for a second interview to talk about our art. We brought along a couple of our paintings, talked about our upcoming "31 Days in July" project and tested the FCC restrictions on cable access TV.

The show will air on the following dates and times on Channel 69 Comcast Cable in Arlington VA.
Wednesday, June 16th @ 8:30pm
Friday, June 18th @ 7pm & 11pm
Wednesday, June 23rd @ 8:30pm
Friday June 25th @ 7pm & 11pmm
Flashpoint Gallery - 916 G Street, NW

I was selected to be one of 100 artists who created 2' x 2' works of art in the "Anonymous" show presented by the Washington Project for the Arts Corcoran (WPA/C) . Buyers will not know the identity of the creator until the work has been purchased. Sales are split 50/50 with the Artists. Proceeds benefit the WPA\C Programming Fund. Preview reception is May 6th and sales will commence on Thursday, May 13th at 6pm. First come, first served. Show runs through June 4th.
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Open Studio: May 22-23
916 G Street, NW

As part of the Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran (WPA/C) Open Studios weekend in DC, Dana Ellyn Kaufman invites you to stop by her studio to see her paintings (as seen at www.danaellyn.com) and check out her new studio (as seen in the Washington Post).
916 G Street, in the Mather Studios Building - on G Street between 9th & 10th. Metro to Gallery Place/Chinatown or Metro Center.
Solo Show: "Art in the City"
March 30 - May 11 2004
Bodzin Art Gallery

This show entitled "Art in the City" will feature a large number of my paintings focusing on urban life, current events and politics.
Bodzin Art Gallery @ the JCC: 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 703.323.0800
"Taking over the Art Store" Show
February 21 - April 21
The Art Store - M Street in Georgetown

"Takin Over the Art Store" is a new group exhibition featuring several local artists from the DC metropolitan area: Dana Ellyn Kaufman, Virginia Arrisueno, Behn Farahpour, Greg Minah, Chuck Sehman, Matt Sesow, Mark E Stark, Ben Tolman, Kelly Towles, Patrick Young, and many more.

Solo Show
April 3rd from 5-10pm

Art show and Fundraiser for NARAL Pro-Choice America, in support of the upcoming March for Women's Lives.
A portion of painting sales proceeds will be donated to NARAL.
Address: 2301 California Street NW, Washington DC (click here for MAP)
Metro: Dupont Circle or Woodley Park (Red line)
Bus: 42 Line - exit on Connecticut Ave just before Florida Avenue
With a $5 Donation you will receive a raffle ticket to win a painting!
If you are unable to attend, please consider . . .
Making a donation to NARAL Pro-Choice America @ www.naral.org. Signing up for the March for Women's Lives on April 25, 2004, which will be the most significant and massive pro-choice march in over a decade. The March's organizers and co-sponsors include the American Civil Liberties Union, the Black Women's Health Imperative, the Feminist Majority, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, the National Organization for Women, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the National Abortion Federation, the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, the National Partnership for Women and Families, and the National Women's Law Center. For more information, please visit http://www.prochoiceamerica.org/takeaction/march.cfm
Open Studio Saturday February 28

NEW paintings. NEW studio. A great thing to do this Saturday....

Dana Ellyn Kaufman invites you to stop by her studio to see her paintings (as seen at www.danaellyn.com) and check out her new studio (as seen in the Washington Post).
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