Sunday, September 27, 2009

Life Essentials - Opening Night

Thanks to James Walker for these great pictures of the show!


James Walker and his installation with his friend Mike




Sandra and Jazirock


….Brandon Hill with his mural in full effect….


Upstairs Exhibit area


Lower Level Exhibit Area


Francisco and his installation


….Lee, runnin’ things….


….collectors and art fans were lurking in the shadows….


….and Susannah rocked the mic….


Dan Wolf speaking to the crowd



Ancient Astronauts in the House!

DanWolf Founder of ILF in the middle


….Bernadette gave Blaine’s piece an enthusiastic thumbs up….

P.s. The Camera is crooked not the Painting!


Awesome George from Republic Properties.

Thanks to all the great folks at Republic Properties who made this event happen!





….thanks to everyone that made this show such a great success….

Friday, September 25, 2009

Life Essentails - VIP PREVIEW

Here are some snapshots of the VIP Preview of the Life Essentials show.....

The space transformation is pretty dramatic. The show is on 3 Floors in 18,000sqft. 100+ artists on exhibit.

If you havent bought your tickets for Saturday do so before they are gone!

Upstairs Exhibit Area

Lower Level and Mezzanine.
Brandon Hills Mural in the Background

African Drummer Performance was incredible

Me, Peter, Michael Owen and his Misses

Debra, Dan, Me and VJ

Happy Buyer of Charlie Owens piece

Upstairs exhibit area

Friday, September 18, 2009

Life Essentials
Art Show x Fundraiser x Concert

Eighteen Street's Lounge newest band
Ancient Astronauts

Are here from Germany and will be performing for us!
New Price for the show
only $25

Opening set by Thievery Corporation's own, DJ Stone

Catch More of the ESL MUSIC Label
in our Life Essentials Touring Show
during Art Basel in South Beach
Dec 4th!!!!!!

Art Whino and The International Lifeline Fund (“ILF”) present Life Essentials, a four-city tour that brings together the best Visual and Musical Artists in support of ILF’s ground-breaking humanitarian and environmental projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The exhibit will feature the works of over 100 artists from across the country and around the globe. The tour will kick off in Washington, D.C. with a two-night event on Thursday and Saturday, September 24 and 26. Following the D.C. launch, the show will hit the road with stops at Art Basel in South Beach on December 5-6, New York City in March, and San Francisco in June.

Thursday, September 24, 2009, will be an invitation-only event featuring live musical performances, a presentation by ILF, and an exclusive sneak preview of the artwork in advance of the official opening of the “Life Essentials” show on Saturday. Guests will be given the opportunity to purchase the artwork and otherwise to support ILF’s vital mission through participation in a silent auction and individual donations. Many celebrities, politicians, ambassadors, and other DC power players are expected to attend. Savory hor’dourves and sweet desserts will be served along with libations.

Saturday, September 26, 2009, will be the official “Life Essentials” art show opening kicking off the four city tour at the Portals Theater in Washington, DC, Art Whino opens this incredible art show and reception party featuring a night of lush entertainment by Ancient Astronauts, ESL music’s newest signed talent from Germany, who will headline the evening with a special performance, setting the mood for this spectacular evening.

Adam Russell, Adorable Creatures, Anna Davis, Asbestos , Andy Haynes, Anna Thackray, Arabella Proffer, Arisu, Blaine Fontana , Brad Strain , Brandi Read , Bryan Collins , Casey Weldon , Charlie Owens, Chris Bishop, Chris Murray, Chris Sheridan, Daniel Fleres , Dan May, Drew Storm Graham, Dustin Ortiz , Edward Gross, Emily Greene Liddle , Esho, Fred Harper, Graham Franciose , Gregory Ferrand , J Asher Lynch, Jason Snyder , Jimbot

John Collier, John Hung Ha, John Powell, JoKa, Joshua Krause, Julie Steiner, Luis Lorenzana, Justin Lovato, Kareem Rizk, Kelly Vivanco, LECKOmio, Leonor Morais, Lisa Selby, Lucho, Luke Dixon, Marie Barr, Mark Jenkins, Matt Dangler, Mary Spring, Matt Somma, Michelle Caplan, Michael Crockett, Michael Owen, Mikel Glass

Molotov Circus, Molly Crabapple, Morten Andersen, Nishi, Paulo Arraiano, Papermonster, Nicolas Gracey, Papermonster, Raudiel SaƱudo, Reuben Rude, Richard Alan Haugh, Richard Salcido, Rick Beaupre, Rick Reese, Rudy Fig, Sam Ramos, Scotch, Scott G. Brooks, Scott Musgrove, Spencer Reynolds, Steven Smith, Sylvia Ortiz, Sugar Power, Terri Woodward, TMNK, Ursula Xanthe Young, Zach Tobias, Plus Many more!

Event Location for both nights:
The Portals Theater
1236 Maryland Ave
Washington, DC 20024

16,000sqft Art Exhibit

Saturday, September 26th, from 6pm – 12pm
$25 - Non Profit Donation Entry Fee
The upstairs Art Exhibit is Free and open to the public

Exhibit featuring work by 100 Artists

Photography exhibit by Deborah Terry

Music by Ancient Astronauts

To buy tickets and more show info go to: