Two things: First, I'm pleased to announce that the artists for UNLIMITED EDITIONS, the AAC's show exploring marketing, mass reproduction, and commodification in art, finally have been chosen by our three judge panel--Welmoed Laanstra, Public Art Projects curator for Arlington County, responsible for Street Scenes in DC; Martin Irvine, director of D.C. gallery Irvine Contemporary and professor at Georgetown; and Kriston Capps, art critic and blogger appearing in Art in America and ArtNews. Narrowing the list down from the many strong proposals we received was difficult work for Welmoed, Martin, and Kriston. But eventually, a consensus was reached on these seven artists: Kathryn Cornelius, performance Susan Raab, photography Krista Birnbaum, graphics/prints Cynthia Connolly, performance w/bicycle & postcard rack Christine Bailey, drawings made w/heat-set photocopier toner Carolina Mayorga, performance selling faux product line: lipstick Joanmarie Turbek, installation w/ceramic cakes and boxes Thanks to all of the talented artists who responded to the call for entries! Look for our next call--for SOLOS 2010--in a couple of months. Second: You absolutely will not want to miss our opening reception on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12--in part because of a special event we'll be hosting with local art scene-maker Philippa Hughes's PINK LINE PROJECT. TEE PARTY @ TIFFANY'S will run from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm on the evening of December 12. The event will include artist-made clothes featured in an unconventional fashion show: an actual tea party. Models will serve tea to gallery-goers seated at several small tables in the AAC's Tiffany galley throughout the night. Additionally, there will be live art-making: Using airbrush and artist-made decals, artists will create one-of-a-kind t-shirts for purchase by anyone attending. Add to that the fantastic art on view in three shows: UNLIMITED EDITION WINTER SOLOS--featuring Philadelphia artists Alexis Granwell and Josh Rodenberg, transforming our Meyer gallery with architectural interventions A SPATIAL DIFFERENCE--a show of new work by three of our fabulous resident artists, Jill Romanoke, Monica Stroik, and Sabyna Sterrett (go to http://www.arlingtonartscenter.org/studios to see their work!) Hey, that's a lot of art for one night! More details on everything in the coming days. In the meantime: Enjoy your holiday!