Thursday, December 2, 2010

Announcing... December Hours, and a Holiday Art Event!

We are excited to announce that we will be open on Saturdays starting this weekend! Our December hours will be Saturdays, December 4, 11, and 18 from 1-6pm.

Also, join us for an exciting collaboration with the local art group, Project Dispatch, on Saturday, December 18th from 7-10pm. Make your way to 'the plains' for an art sale and holiday soiree featuring works by Project Dispatch Members and PPW resident artists, Anthony Dihle (Fire Studio) and Kristina Bilonick.

There will be a lot of small, original works available for that budding art-collector on your shopping list. Project Dispatch also offers nifty artist subscriptions so that you or your loved ones can receive works of art by mail!

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

PPW in the news!

Thanks to everyone who came out to our opening day festivities last weekend!

We were so excited to get some coverage before and after the event. Check out the links below:

A great preview of the opening of Pleasant Plains Workshop by Elizabeth Ward on the local arts/culture site 'Pink Line Project' (click here>>)

Some love from the folks at Dcist (click here>>)

And check out coverage and pix of the opening event by the awesome Prince of Petworth (click here >>)

Stay tuned for news on our December hours and save the date for a special holiday art event on the 18th!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Grand Opening Celebration 11.21.10 1-4pm

Please join us for a Grand Opening celebration this Sunday, November 21st from 1-4pm.

Come by 'the Plains' on Sunday, November 21st between 1-4pm and see the new digs, try your hand at screen printing, enjoy some refreshments and check out our wares.

We'll also be unveiling our first art-window installation by DC artist and designer, Billy Colbert.

We highly recommend having brunch at Soul Vegetarian Cafe next door to our shop beforehand (their brunch runs from 11am-3pm and is TDF!).

Pleasant Plains and 'KB' featured in Washington Post

I was recently part of an online series called Real Art DC, by Washington Post art critic, Jessica Dawson, which featured ten emerging DC artists. I was most excited to get some coverage just as we were setting up shop here at the Plains.. read all about it here! :

Saturday, October 2, 2010

About Pleasant Plains Workshop:

Pleasant Plains Workshop is a shared studio space with a storefront that features works by its resident artists along with a rotating lineup of works and projects by other DC-based artists and designers. Please join us for our grand opening celebration on Sunday, November 21st from 1-4pm!

Resident Artists:

Kristina Bilonick
Kristina Bilonick is a native Washingtonian who uses screen printing, found objects and other media to create art installations that are often interactive. She has shown her work at at local art spaces such as Transformer, Honfleur Gallery, and Civilian Art Projects. Kristina also has an ever-changing line of clothing, accessories and housewares. Her most popular items are her long 'all over print' cotton scarves featuring repeated prints such as marching buffalo or overlapping prints of foliage. By day, she is program director at Washington Project for the Arts. Find out more about Kristina on her blog>>

Anthony Dihle / Fire Studio
Anthony Dihle has screen printed concert posters for local and internationally known bands such as Greenland, Exit Clov, Elvis Costello and Jay-Z. In addition to making work, he has curated multiple gallery shows at local art spaces such as Civilian Art Projects and the Athaneum, featuring works of other masterful printer-designers. Dihle also creates hand printed greeting cards and t-shirts. Find out more about Anthony and his work on his web site>>