On the Record with For the Record

Wendy Reiger of NBC4 interviewed first place winner Cindy Vasko. before the April 22 opening reception of "For the Record: Artfully Historic D.C."

Wendy Reiger of NBC4 interviewed first place winner Cindy Vasko. before the April 22 opening reception of “For the Record: Artfully Historic D.C.”

Though we’d certainly be delighted to, rather than wax on about the newest endeavor of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., we’ll let Wendy Reiger of NBC4 tell you all about it. Reiger interviewed first place winner Cindy Vasko just before the April 22 opening reception of “For the Record: Artfully Historic D.C.

The opening event brought together nearly three hundred people, including program partners (the D.C. Preservation League and the Capitol Hill Art League); sponsors; jurors; Historical Society members; and the general public.

Mingling throughout the evening were many of the artists whose works are represented in the show, both those who pieces were chosen by an impressive juror panel to become part of the Society’s permanent collection, as well as those who have donated their works for an online auction (live through May 27).  Contributing artists include Cathy Abramson, Carole Lewis Anderson, Zoe Aparicio, Devereaux Barnes, Kent Boese, Barbara Brennan, Ashley Brown, Sally Canzoneri, Kimberly Cousins, Lisa Diop, David Drown, Ann Elkington, Brian Filipowich, Ayanah George, Indrani Gnanasiri, Jim Havard, Joshua Hill, Michael Horsley, Marty Ittner, Leonard Jewler, Karen Komar, Angeliki Kourelis, Hamid Lagder, Emily Long, Robert MacDonald, Christopher Marrow, Rodney Mathis, Donald Myer, Ellen Myer, Edward Newton, Charlene Nield, Rindy OBrien, Kate Patsch, Justin Pyles, Verena Radulovic, Lisa Rosenstein, Sarah Rouse, Adriel Sanders, Marios Savva, Edward Savwoir, Cindy VaskoGale Wallar, Jane Webb, Jai Williams, Elaine Wilson, John Young, and Karen Zens. (Names in bold indicate those whose works are now part of the permanent collection).

The exhibit, on the second floor of the Historical Society’s home in the Carnegie Library, is open Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; come fall in love with a piece of Washington history – and bid to take it home!

Stay tuned for closer looks at the five winning works of art, and a behind-the-scenes tour the making of For the Record: Artfully Historic D.C.

The top five works from the competition, seen here with their creators, became part of the Historical Society's collection. The other 70 works are up for auction through May 27 at http://www.32auctions.com/fortherecord

The top five works from the competition, seen here with their creators on opening night, became part of the Historical Society’s collection. The other 70 works are up for auction through May 27 at http://www.32auctions.com/fortherecord. Photo by Jeff Malet, www.maletphoto.com

Meghan Smit and Madeline O'Loughlin  designed the exhibit layout; Henry Cross led the installation of the artworks.

Meghan Smit and Madeline O’Loughlin, Master of Arts in Exhibition Design candidates at the CORCORAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS + DESIGN at The George Washington University, created the exhibit layout for For the Record; Henry Cross of Cross Museum Services led the installation of the artworks. Photo by Jeff Malet, www.maletphoto.com

Executive Director John Suau welcomed nearly three hundred people to the exhibit opening on April 22.

Executive Director John Suau welcomed the crowd at the exhibit opening on April 22. Photo by Jeff Malet, www.maletphoto.com

The exhibit, which features photography, paintings and mixed media works, document sites that are on the DC Preservation League's Most Endangered List.

The exhibit, which features photography, paintings and mixed media works, documents sites that are on the DC Preservation League’s Most Endangered List.

The evening's soundtrack was provided by D.C. Legendary Musicians.

The evening’s soundtrack was provided by D.C. Legendary Musicians. Photo by Jeff Malet, www.maletphoto.com