Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What's Your Idea of Paradise? Artist Annie Albagli- Paradise Interviews

Last week at our artist talk for 'Greetings from Paradise', guests had the chance to contribute a video interview to Annie Albagli's ongoing Paradise Project. For the interviews, Annie created a modular backdrop with a variety of imagery that could could be arranged with velcro to suit the interviewees taste... then they were asked, 'What's your idea of paradise?'...

Here are some of the results! You can contribute your own interview to the project if you visit the gallery this Friday or Saturday! (Fri 2-7pm, Sat 1-6pm)

Interview with Mariah Johnson of Porch Projects

Interview with Cynthia Connolly, artist & visual art curator at Artisphere

Interview with local artist, Maurice L.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

This Thursday: Artist Talk with Annie Albagli

Join us this Thursday at 7pm, August 18th for a lively discussion with current exhibition artist, Annie Albagli!

Annie will talk about the works in 'Greetings From Paradise'. Come hear her talk about the recurring 'paradise' theme in her work, and also her recent experience as Resident Teaching Artist at Pyramid Atlantic (where she created most of the prints in the show).

After the talk, you are invited to mingle and speak to the artist more. You can also contribute an interview to her ongoing 'Paradise' project. Interviews will be held in the secret VIP room of PPW and interviewees will be to customize their 'paradise' backdrop for the shoot.

Refreshments will be served.
dress code: shipwreck / paradise / dog days / swimwear

hope to see you there!!
(see the facebook invite here)

Monday, August 8, 2011

What's in store: August roundup:

Here is a list of fave items we have in stock right now!

From our current exhibition, 'Greetings From Paradise' by Annie Albagli,
4 x 6 inch unique drawing/prints ($50/each, over 50 to choose from!)

Also from our current exhibition by Annie Albagli, this unique screen print from the
[Pyramid] Full Rotation series (2011),
22 x 30 inches on Arches paper ($450)

hand printed 'Dr Ishiguros' shirt by Kristina Bilonick ($20)

from the 'preloved' section of the shop, awesome tiger printed knit top (above) size M ($5) rarr!
and cute grey lace mini (below) size M ($5) meow!

Limited edition book 'An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails' by Orr Stuhl and Elizabeth Graeber ($20)

Hot off the press! (literally) the new Washington Project for the Arts 2011-2012 Artist Directory
Featuring work and contact info for over 400 DC, MD, and VA artists. A beutiful book and great resource for artists and curators! ($10)

Limited ed. dvd by Kristina Bilonick and Carolina Mayorga, 'The Latin / American Diet' 2011, video, 7:30 min, ($150 each, edition of 10)

New cards are IN!!!! we've recently restocked our supply of cards from Ana's World (local artist) including cards featuring the likenesses of Marion Barry, Bill Cosby, Mohammed Ali, Dr. Martin Luther King, Shirley Chisolm and more!! ($5/each)

Shop hours: Fridays 2-7pm and Saturdays 1-6pm (and by appointment)

Window shopping from afar? we can ship to anywhere in the continental US. email: to place an order (checks, paypal and credit cards accepted)

Pix from the opening of 'Greetings From Paradise':

Here are some snapshots from the festivities last Friday which included an official thread-cutting ceremony to unveil the new window installation by the artist, Annie Albagli.

images below, and see the whole album on facebook here>>

Monday, July 25, 2011

Opening Friday, July 29th!

Greetings From Paradise
July 29 - August 27, 2011
Opening reception: Friday, July 29, 6-9pm
Window Unveiling Ceremony at 6:30pm

Pleasant Plains Workshop is pleased to present an exhibition by Annie Albagli, Greetings From Paradise.
Annie Albagli is currently the Teaching Artist in Residence at Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, where she has been working on a series of multi-layered, unique screen prints combining images from nature and symbols, and employing a multitude of techniques and materials.

With Greetings From Paradise, Albagli explores ideas of personal 'paradise' with a site-specific window installation and an array of large and small-scale screen prints. Viewers will also be invited to contribute to the series by participating in interviews on what 'paradise' is to them. For more information on the artist visit:

Read a recent interview of Annie on the Screenprint Society blog: