Olly Olly

Olly Olly Alternative Art Space in the City of Fairfax. Experimentation and exploration are at the core of every thriving arts community. We know that the artists we need in order to have a thriving arts community in the City of Fairfax are already here, but they are often hidden away in their own separate studios and homes.

Truly exceptional, avant-garde, local and regional artists working in disciplines of painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, collage, appropriation art, performance art, installation art, conceptual art, street art, video art, and other bleeding edge media and practices need a dedicated home base that supports and challenges them to experiment and explore together. Olly Olly is a call for l

Truly exceptional, avant-garde, local and regional artists working in disciplines of painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, collage, appropriation art, performance art, installation art, conceptual art, street art, video art, and other bleeding edge media and practices need a dedicated home base that supports and challenges them to experiment and explore together. Olly Olly is a call for l

FENWICK GALLERY + ONLINEOctober 16 - December 18, 2020“Call & Response is an annual exhibit of collaborations between wr...
10/17/2020
CALL & RESPONSE 2020: STRUCTURES — Mason Exhibitions

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October 16 - December 18, 2020

“Call & Response is an annual exhibit of collaborations between writers and visual artists, in which one calls and one responds. The result is a dynamic set of paired works of words and artistic media that resonate and speak to contemporary issues. The theme for Call & Response 2020 is Structures.”

Call & Response is an annual exhibit of collaborations between writers and visual artists, in which one calls and one responds. The result is a dynamic set of paired works of words and artistic media that resonate and speak to contemporary issues. The theme for Call & Response 2020 is Structures.

“In Schahbaz’s work, femininity and delicateness are political. Her gaze, and that of her figures, is both persistent an...
10/06/2020
The Boldly Feminine Gaze of Hiba Schahbaz

“In Schahbaz’s work, femininity and delicateness are political. Her gaze, and that of her figures, is both persistent and disruptive.”

Schahbaz’s large-scale paintings, on view in her latest exhibition Dreaming, assert the right to claim and occupy space as a woman.

07/24/2020
The Definition of Art

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What is art? How do we define art? In this episode, we explore some of the many ways that artists and writers and thinkers have defined and understood this t...

“Some board members are stepping up, but most are not,” said Art and Museum Transparency, an art workers’ collective loo...
07/09/2020
'This Moment Is Like a Tornado': In the Past Month Alone, 17 American Museums Have Cut Almost 1,500 Jobs | artnet News

“Some board members are stepping up, but most are not,” said Art and Museum Transparency, an art workers’ collective looking to improve museum working conditions. “This is particularly egregious given the discrepancy between the healthy financial markets and plummeting employment rates. It is important to recognize that board members can afford to support staff through this, but are choosing not to.”

Museums across the US instituted layoffs, furloughs, and other staff cutbacks as PPP loans and the 2020 fiscal year ended in June.

"Oakland-based artist Jeffrey Cheung’s hairy and intertwined figures have become vibrant markers of the Bay Area’s endur...
06/30/2020
From Murals to Skate Decks, Jeffrey Cheung’s Art Celebrates Q***r and Trans People of Color

"Oakland-based artist Jeffrey Cheung’s hairy and intertwined figures have become vibrant markers of the Bay Area’s enduring arts scene. Whether prominently displayed as a street mural or briefly flashed on the bottom of a skateboard, Cheung’s work centers and celebrates q***r and trans people of color."

Jeffrey Cheung’s support for the LGBTQ+ community is integral to his vibrant art as well as Unity, the publishing and skateboarding project he cofounded.

The Baltimore Museum of Art
06/20/2020

The Baltimore Museum of Art

The day enslaved African Americans in Texas learned of their freedom on June 19, 1865—two years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation—is known as #Juneteenth. Today we celebrate the liberation of Black people in the U.S. with this quilt by Elizabeth Talford Scott, the mother of Baltimore icon #JoyceJScott. It stitches together two perspectives—gazing up at a starry sky and down at fields below—into one view. Look closely and you’ll find a complex embroidery that maps a plantation’s landscape as if by secret code, offering strategies of escape from slavery.⠀

A constellation forms “the mother of the stars,” a symbol of life force and beacon of freedom. ⠀

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🖼️ : #ElizabethTalfordScott. "Plantation." 1980. Collectors Circle Fund for Art by African Americans, Baltimore Appliqué Society Fund, and purchased as the gift of the Joshua Johnson Council, and Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Greif, Jr., Lutherville, Maryland; BMA 2012.226

06/17/2020
Virginia Visual Artist Emergency Relief Fellowship Program - VMFA

"Application DEADLINE: July 10, 2020. Eligible artists must be practicing visual artists, over the age of 21, who live and work in Virginia and derive a significant part of their income from their art, be it sales or lectures, etc. You must be a Virginia tax payer and have paid federal, state, and local taxes for the past two (2) years. If successful, applicants will receive payments by direct deposit. Taxes will apply."

Virginia Visual Artist Emergency Relief Fellowship Program VMFA is offering one-time grants of $5,000 each to 40 working visual artists residing in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This new grant program is funded by the museum’s existing Artist Fellowship Endowment, which was established in 1941 thr...

06/15/2020
Make a Cut-Out with Cécile McLorin Salvant

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Cécile McLorin Salvant is a visual artist and Grammy Award-winning jazz singer, and she shares with us an art assignment. Create your own Theme and Variation...

“In light of COVID-19, we’ve asked participants to reflect on how the pandemic has changed their studio space and/or if ...
06/05/2020
A View From the Easel During Times of Quarantine

“In light of COVID-19, we’ve asked participants to reflect on how the pandemic has changed their studio space and/or if they are focusing on particular projects while quarantining.”

This week, artists reflect on quarantining from their studios in Canada, Arizona, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Italy.

“Part of my work is to help facilitate critical dialogue around history and facts, and, activate critical thinking so pe...
06/05/2020
Enough Already with the Statements of “Solidarity”, Arts World

“Part of my work is to help facilitate critical dialogue around history and facts, and, activate critical thinking so people can better understand systems in order to make their own informed decisions of how they choose to participate within, or outside of, them.”

“I can’t believe what you say because I see what you do.” — James Baldwin

“If you would like to purchase hard copies of these books, please consider making your purchase through an independent b...
06/04/2020
White Fragility Mixtape — Dirt.

“If you would like to purchase hard copies of these books, please consider making your purchase through an independent black-owned bookstore: Mahogany Books, Harrietts Bookshop, The Lit Bar, and Semicolon Bookstore.” Thank you DIRT!!!

This playlist is intended to serve as a resource to white people and/or anyone interested in deepening their own anti-racist work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, allow this playlist to help you start now through a selection of music, comedy, podcasts and speeches!!

05/23/2020
Art Made in Adversity

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Artist and educator Allison Smith shares her thoughts and library of books about art made in adverse circumstances. Featured are Vladimir Arkhipov's project ...

05/11/2020
Art that brings me comfort

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What art that brings you comfort right now? What art do you want to be thinking about? In this episode, we make a book of art by Alec Soth, Miyoko Ito, Giorg...

“For decades, the art world ignored artists of color — an institutional neglect it’s now trying to correct. But in the 1...
04/14/2020
How a Trio of Black-Owned Galleries Changed the Art World

“For decades, the art world ignored artists of color — an institutional neglect it’s now trying to correct. But in the 1960s and ’70s, in Los Angeles and New York, three galleries led the way in showing the work of black artists, many of whom are now among the most influential of our time.”

In the 1960s and ’70s, Brockman Gallery, Gallery 32 and JAM led the way in showing the work of artists now among the most influential of our time.

An incredible and growing list of resources for giving and receiving assistance during COVID-19. Thank you NoMüNoMü!!!
03/29/2020
Nomu Nomu

An incredible and growing list of resources for giving and receiving assistance during COVID-19. Thank you NoMüNoMü!!!

Nomu Nomu is an intersectional artist collective and curatorial platform in Baltimore working towards liberation from the perpetual systems of oppression and class domination that permeate throughout the art world.

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03/28/2020
Tired of Netflix? Stream Experimental Films and Video Art

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We reached out to artists, filmmakers, and Hyperallergic contributors to assemble a list of what we’ve been sharing on our networks, after finding inspiration in Kate Lain’s “Cabin Fever” playlist.

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03/18/2020
Open Culture

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Use Your Time in Isolation to Learn Everything You’ve Always Wanted To.

Free Online Courses, Audio Books, eBooks, Movies, Coloring Books & More

Click the link to donate to help families with food, financial assistance or whatever the greatest need is: britepaths.o...
03/17/2020

Click the link to donate to help families with food, financial assistance or whatever the greatest need is: britepaths.org/adjust-give ✨❤️✨

Our supporters make us SMILE! A HUGE Thank You to everyone who sent Amazon donations to help our families stock up! Please Don't Start More Orders Now! Some staff expects to be in the office this week, so we'll be able to receive orders from last week and get food/supplies out to our clients, but the future is so uncertain that we need to move to cash donations only now. Give Here if you'd like to help our families with food, financial assistance or whatever the greatest need is: britepaths.org/adjust-give. We and Our Families are So Grateful for Your Support!

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Thank you Olly Olly for collecting food for our pantry once again at your newest exhibit opening! 𝗧•𝗢•𝗡•𝗜•𝗧•𝗘, May 25, 7-10 pm at Olly Olly for the opening of 𝙎𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝘽𝙚𝙩𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙔𝙤𝙪 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙈𝙚 , co-curated by Miki Beyer. Plus, Olly Olly wants to nourish the body and the community as well. Please join us in continuing our tradition of collecting healthy non-perishable food items for the Food Bridge Program at Britepaths, which provides short-term emergency food assistance to Fairfax County residents who are in crisis. The Food Bridge Program is most in need of cooking oil, brown rice, dried beans, canned fruit in its own juices, and pasta sauce.