Wednesday, October 29, 2008


A group show focusing on the art of Stencil

An exhibition celebrating stencil art featuring over 30 artists who
work in this provocative medium. Art Whino will be bringing a traditionally secretive, outdoor based art form inside gallery walls. Come see the amazing installation by 15 artists from all around the world, and meet them and talk about their work at the Opening Reception. Learn about this creative trend that is present all over the world. Meet Russell Howze, author of Stencil Nation, and attend his presentation on the incredible art featured in his book. Get your copy of Stencil Nation signed at our book signing and panel discussion about the origins, popularity and integration of stencil art into the gallery world.

Friday November 14th from 6-Midnight
Opening reception at Art Whino Gallery.

The gallery walls will be transformed as a 15 artists come out from all over the world for a huge install collaboration. Thirty artists will be showcased. Each artist will showcase 20 pieces created on found objects that will be integrated into and inspire the overall installation, bringing the gallery back into the realm of street art. These found object works will retail for $20 - $40, keeping the art accessible and true to its roots.

Music by DJ Face

Sunday. November 23rd, from Noon – 6pm
At Art Whino gallery
Stencil Nation book signing by Russell Howze.
Presentation by Russell Howze on the Art of Stencil 2 - 3pm
Panel discussion from 3 – 4pm focused on the popularity and growth of stencil art and it’s transition into fine art galleries.

This event is FREE and open to the public.
Show end date: Dec 6th

Stencil Artists
Alvaro Sanchez - Guatemala
BayTruthSeeker - California
Billy Mode - Baltimore
Chris Stain - New York
Dark - Texas
Dave Lowell - Texas
E.L.K - Australia
Enos - Texas
farkfk - UK
Janet Bike Girl - Canada
Jazirock - Virginia
Jef Aerosol - France
Koleszar - Arizona
Kristal Blanco - Italy
LECKOmio - Germany
Logan Hicks - New York
Prvrt - New York
Mama Sass - Chicago
MEFEE - France
Mephisto Jones - Australia
PaperMonster - New Jersey
Peter Krsko - DC
Scotch - Texas
SOULE - Seattle
stncl.07- Texas

Russell Howze
Stencil Nation: Graffiti, Community, and Art
A Manic D Press Book by Russell Howze

"Stencil Nation: Graffiti, Community, and Art" packs over 500 full-color photographs in a 192 page, 8 inch by 8 inch pound of paper and ink. The book presents work by more than 350 artists from 28 countries, including Iran, Australia, Japan, Canada, Spain, Lebanon, Israel, and the United States. Featured artists include: Banksy, Jef Aerosol, Logan Hicks, Adam5100, Arofish, M-City, SWOON, Hao, John Fekner, Peat Wollaeger, Klutch, and others.

Without a doubt, stencils are the fastest, easiest, and cheapest method for painting an image on a wall, a sidewalk, or almost any object anywhere. Stencil Nation focuses on the unexpected mix of this lively, accessible medium to reveal engaging aspects of an intentionally secretive international creative community. With dynamically illustrated perspectives from diverse niches of the art form, hundreds of photographs and numerous essays have been curated by’s founder, Russell Howze. Stencil Nation builds upon previous published works to give the most extensive and up-to-date history of stencil art, as well as how-to tips from the artists who work within the art form.

Stencil Nation Goes on an East Coast Tour: November and December, 2008

Russell Howze will be on the road this winter, giving his slide presentation for "Stencil Nation." This one hour presentation will give a great overview of the art form, using examples from the book as well as other outside sources, materials, and interesting items. Russell will also have actual cut stencils and will allow time for questions about all things stencil.

About the author:
Russell Howze saw his first stencil in 1990, which was J. R. "Bob" Dobbs on an apartment wall in Clemson, SC. In 1995, Russell saw an amazing sight on the exterior wall of the Reichstag in Berlin: a huge stenciled Bertolt Brecht poem. He snapped a photo of that stencil, then found one in Budapest, Hungary. Then a few more stencils appeared in Basel, Switzerland. When he landed in San Francisco in 1997, he found dozens on the sidewalks of the Mission and Haight neighborhoods. He's never stopped photographing the sometimes temporary, always intriguing art form.

In 2002, Russell created the first version of Stencil Archive, thinking that he would have time to scan and upload his own collection before anyone discovered the site and submitted their own work. He was gladly mistaken, so Stencil Archive ( took off, outgrew its parent site, and ended up becoming a site with over 10,000 uploaded photographs. At the time of its inception, Stencil Archive was the only international stencil site out there (for a few months). Now there are dozens of sites with tens of thousands of photographs. Russell continues to curate his site, posting stencils from around the world and featuring dozens of amazing artists.

In June 2008, Russell launched "Stencil Nation" with a successful stencil art exhibit, his third curated show, in San Francisco, and then went on a six-city book tour up the West Coast. He will also took his one-hour slide presentation to Melbourne, Australia for the 5th annual Stencil Festival in early August. He will tour the East Coast in November and December, bringing stencil goodness to the holiday masses.

When not photographing, making, painting, and uploading stencils, Russell fills his time by doing one or more of the following fun things: being a carny for the Sustainable Living Roadshow, riding his bike, writing for his blog, cooking healthy food, creating vector art and putting it on stickers and buttons, producing events, puppeteering, listening to good music, traveling, and volunteering/protesting to make the world a better place.

He currently lives in San Francisco's Mission District, and is usually seen on his bike with his camera slung around his shoulder.

Spray and Ink for Installation provided by Sabotaz
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We don't want to sell you an image. We won't use marketing gimmicks to play with your head. You won't become a better artist . You won't make new friends. You won't be gangsta.

What you will have is a high quality paint that is capable of staying on walls and canvases with no drips. You will have more colors than you can imagine. You will have a paint that was developed through hundreds of hours of research with some of the best aerosol artists in the world. You will have a paint that is evolving each week.

Our paint-making team is just as committed to making premium paint as you are commited to making art. While you are in the yards, we are in the factory - formulating, manufacturing, and filling cans with paint.

Making the perfect paint is our obsession.

In the United States, Sabotaz is distributed by Logan Hicks of Workhorse Visuals.

Stencils for Installation provided by Blackbooks
Designing a stencil with the correct bridging is a skill. Creating with the positive and negative, while maintaining the illusion that no bridge exists is the art.” Blackbooks uses this theory to drive their work with every layout and design. Blackbooks has designed and fabricated for numerous corporations, private artists, and galleries and have showcased their work in various Art Fairs and Galleries over the past few years. No matter the client, product, private art piece, or installation, Blackbooks has branded their style into every custom job in more ways than one.

How true this is........

Make sure you watch the WHOLE thing.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


The solo show of Ben Floeter

Art Whino’s newest exhibition, BAM BAM DILLA: TRAVELING RIDDIMS will feature multi-media portraits on Vintage Samsonite Luggage by Rhode Island artist Ben Floeter. The work includes several portraits inspired by the 1970’s Reggae movement from Jamaica, and exhibits Be sure to join us for the preview event and the opening reception!

Join us for both events!

Friday November 21 7-11pm
Preview Event at the Adidas store in Georgetown
Location: 1251 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC 20007

With special performance by JEREMY SOLE:
Elements of Afrobeat, Cumbia, Highlife, Jaz, Dub, and experimental beats.
A sampling of the Saturday show will be on exhibit
This preview event is FREE and open to the public.

Saturday, November 22, from 6pm - Midnight

Art Whino announces: 173 Waterfront St. National Harbor, MD 20745
The event is FREE and open to the public.
With special performance by JEREMY SOLE:
Elements of Afrobeat, Cumbia, Highlife, Jaz, Dub, and experimental beats.

Show runs through: December 9th

Ben Floeter, co-founder of Suddenly, It's Real, is excited to share with you his series of 1970's reggae inspired portraits on his collection of vintage luggage. When he isn't creating new things for Suddenly, It's Real, he is either in his studio painting, or working on expanding his tree house. Having grown up surrounded by a family of musicians, his artwork has always been inspired by music. Floeter started collecting Reggae music over ten years ago. He is inspired not only by the music of Jamaica, but also by the using and reusing of everyday objects out of necessity, which is most evident of Floeter's larger paintings that are assembled from a variety of discarded objects. He uses almost all found materials to create his artwork, whether it is scrap wood found on the curb, or vintage objects found in thrift stores. The use of luggage is symbolic in that Jamaican Reggae came from such a small island and traveled so far, having an enormous impact on the rest of the world . Floeter has a BFA in Drawing from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and has shown nationally. This is his first Solo-Show.

Jeremy Sole
Chicago-born Jeremy Sole has been a deejay and record collector for over 15 years. As a teenager, his education was throwing underground loft parties at the birth of Hip Hop and House music. He matured as a turntablist in Jazz, Dub and experimental hybrid bands. The rich Chicago history of Blues, Jazz, Soul and Funk were all part of his upbringing, and as a true music lover Jeremy has always found a way to blend them all together. "If I'm playing a Dub tune, it has a similar rhythm to Cumbia so it forms a bridge from Jamaica to Colombia. Then maybe mix into a salsa track, followed by a salsa remix with a dancehall pattern that translates into certain Afrobeat rhythms. It's about finding similarities and using songs to connect cultures and build momentum."

Obama Ball - November 4th

We have the audacity to believe that Barack Obama will be come president of our great nation on Tuesday, November 4th. In honor of this momentous occasion, we are celebrating with a multi-faceted event. Come and enjoy:

-Live Election results
-Live Art
-Musical performances by The ELs featuring Ne'a Posey and Asheru
-Tunes provided by The Soul Controllers (89.3 FM WPFW)
-Food and Drinks (The first drink included in ticket price)!

$20 Advance (
$25 at the Door

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Machine, Man, Monster FRIDAY-DC SATURDAY -MD

The solo show of JIMBOT

Art Whino presents JIMBOT: Machine, Man, Monster. The exhibition will feature the illustrative and playful works of JIMBOT, Milwaukee based painter and freelance illustrator. His exhibition will feature several paintings and prints of the imaginative creatures and stories that inhabit his mind. Be sure to join us for the preview event and the opening reception!

Friday October 24th 7-11pm
Preview Event and Panel Discussion at the Adidas store in Georgetown

Preview Event and Panel Discussion at the Art Whino Loft, located at the Adidas store in Georgetown

1251 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007

A sampling of Jimbot’s exhibition will be on exhibit as well as select pieces from the Art Whino’s extensive artist collaboration.

As a part of Americans for the Arts Creative Conversations initiative, Art Whino will be hosting a panel discussion on the validity of current art trends within the larger realm of fine art. Panelists will debate whether or not Lowbrow and Pop Surrealist art carry the same amount of cultural significance and demand the same respect as more traditional forms of contemporary art. Come check out our new space in Georgetown, above the Adidas store and take part in this lively conversation.

Wine Tasting
An informational wine tasting will be provided by WineShop at Home
for guests prior to the panel discussion. Join us to sample and learn about some excellent selections from the Napa Valley area.

DJ Stylo on the Turntables!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Saturday, October 25th, from 6pm - Midnight
National Harbor, MD, Art Whino announces: Machine, Man, Monster

173 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745

The event is FREE and open to the public.

Music by DJ Adrian Loving and Tom P live on the congas.

Show end date: Nov 16th

A little dozeage of Green

If you haven't gone to the Doze Green show yet at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NY. CHECK IT OUT! Its a amazing exhibit. Mr. Doze is one of my favorite artist. Been following his work forever and it was nice to talk to him and exchange conspiracy theories!

Here is a pick of me as they use me as a scale. Check out the rest of the pics at Fecal Face.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Block Party Pictures!

Here are the pictures of the Preview show in Adidas Georgetown and the Opening at our Gallery

Block Party!

Daniel Fleres Creating his newest Masterpiece Live at the Adidas Store in Georgetown. We will be there every month for a preview show!

DJ Alex Gold!

so many little time

Adidas Georgetown in the house!

Art Patron Lee loved the show so much she joined as Art Whino Staff!

The many faces of Dan............

hello everyone.......i am dans new love child.

Dans Wicked Brain

Bringing sexy back.........One Tube Sock At A Time!

heeeeyyyy.....Rocking the Block Party

wow that was tight...........When's the next show?

Dan showing off his skateboard skillzs

Dan rocking Papermonsters Skateboard. Pick one up at Art Whino!

Whats wrong with these kids nowadays!

8bit and Uncle Mildred Blocks

Super HAPPY customer!

Attack of the red dots!