Résumé

ArtPreneurs, Inc., dba Arts on the Block
4218 Howard Avenue, Suite 3A
Kensington, MD 20895
aob@artsontheblock.com
240.645.0730

 

Awards

  • 2016 Catalogue for Philanthropy designation as one of the best Washington, DC area community-based nonprofits
  • 2013 Designation by Maryland Governor O’Malley of September 21, 2013 as “Arts on the Block Day” in
    recognition of AOB 10th Anniversary
  • 2013 Leadership Montgomery Nonprofit of the Month (August)
  • 2012 Catalogue for Philanthropy designation as one of the best Washington, DC area community-based nonprofits
  • 2011 Nancy Dworkin Outstanding Service to Youth Award in “Organization” category
  • 2008 The County Executive of Montgomery County Certificate in Recognition and Appreciation for creation of the “Turning Point” mural, a community arts landmark joining Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties
  • 2008 Office of the County Executive for Prince George’s County Proclamation in recognition of the “Turning Point” mural
  • 2008 Citation from US Congressman Chris Van Hollen in recognition of the “Turning Point” mural
  • 2006 Leadership Montgomery Give Where You Lead Award

Foundation and Government Supporters (Alphabetical)

  • Art4Moore / Tides Foundation
  • Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County
  • Bank of America
  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Foundation
  • Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
  • Clark Charitable Foundation
  • CrossCurrents Foundation
  • Donors InVesting in Arts (DIVAs)
  • Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
  • Carl M. Freeman Foundation
  • Philip L. Graham Fund
  • Andrea and Melvin Kraus Foundation
  • Hitachi DC Area Community Action Committee
  • Linowitz Family Fund
  • Maryland State Arts Council
  • Mead Family Foundation
  • Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Family
  • Montgomery County Community Development Block Grant
  • Montgomery County Community Empowerment Grant
  • Montgomery County Executive Collaboration Grant
  • National Capital Community Foundation Youth PoWR Grant
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • State of Maryland Bond Bill Funds
  • State of Maryland Community Tax Credits
  • Takoma Foundation
  • Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Youth Empowerment Alliance

Exhibitions

  • 2017 “Lives in Progress: Portraits by Christopher Barclay”; Pepco Edison Place Gallery; Washington, DC
  • 2016 “Parts to Whole: The Creative Process of Arts on the Block”; Pepco Edison Place Gallery; Washington, DC
  • 2015 “Lifting Off: Young Artists Making a Difference”; Pepco Edison Place Gallery; Washington, DC
  • 2014 “Pour Your ART Out”; Pepco Edison Place Gallery; Washington, DC
  • 2010 Kefa Café Space 7:10; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2008 Kirsten’s Café; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2008 Children’s National Medical Center; Washington, DC
  • 2008 Bethesda Library
  • 2007 Silver Spring Library
  • 2005 Children’s National Medical Center; Washington, DC

Public Commissions

  • 2017 Bus stop medallions (13); Montgomery County Department of Transportation; Rockville Pike
  • 2017 “Flora and Fauna”; Maydale Nature Center; Colesville, MD
  • 2016 Wheaton HS Benches (Phase I); Wheaton, MD
  • 2015- Wheaton Clock Tower mosaics; Wheaton, MD
    2016
  • 2015 Knee wall mosaic insets (20); Montgomery County Department of Transportation; county wide
  • 2014- “Blossom” in collaboration with Montgomery Blair High School; Silver Spring, MD
    2016
  • 2012 “The Four Seasons” pillar mosaics for Roberto Clemente Middle School; Germantown, MD
  • 2012 “Reading is Believing” mosaic mural for the Friends of the Little Falls Library; Bethesda, MD
  • 2011 “Branching Out Beyond the Paint” mosaic and paint mural for White Oak Community
    Recreation Center; Montgomery County, MD; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2011 “Universal Merge” staircase mosaics, Carroll Avenue /Quebec Terrace development;
    Silver Spring, MD
  • 2010- “Human Nature” concrete and mosaic seating, Metropolitan Bike Trail; City of Takoma Park, MD
    2011
  • 2010 “It Takes a Village” mosaic mural; Housing Opportunities Commission, Paddington Square; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2010 Knee wall mosaic insets (20); Montgomery County Department of Transportation; county wide
  • 2010 White Oak Transit Center bench mosaics; Montgomery County Department of Transportation;
    Silver Spring, MD
  • 2009 “Blossoming Youth” mosaic and paint mural; Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
    Child Welfare Services division; Rockville, MD
  • 2009 Silver Spring bench mosaics; Downtown Silver Spring, MD
  • 2009 Family Justice Center mosaic mural; Rockville, MD
  • 2009 Long Branch Library, pillar mosaic and paint murals; Montgomery County Friends of the Library; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2008 “Turning Point” painted mural; Montgomery County / Prince Georges County border, MD
  • 2008 “Growth” Germantown Innovation Center suspended wire and recycled computer parts sculpture; Montgomery
    County Department of Economic Development; Germantown, MD
  • 2008 Oak View Elementary School mosaic mural; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2008 Proyecto Salud mosaic and paint mural; Wheaton, MD
  • 2008 “Silver Pass” mosaic mural, upper deck; Silver Spring Regional Center, and Tower Companies, et al; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2008 Montgomery County District Office mosaic and paint door sign; Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards
  • 2007 “Harmonious Growth” mixed media mural; Elizabeth House; Housing Opportunities Commission; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2007 “Our Diverse Cultures” Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity mosaic mural; Montgomery County Department of Recreation; Wheaton, MD
  • 2007 “Silver Pass” mosaic mural, pedestrian passageways; Silver Spring Regional Center, et al.; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2006 Silver Spring Urban District mosaic mural; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2005 “Willy Water” mosaic sign; Washington Sanitary Sewer Commission (WSSC); Laurel, MD
  • 2004 “Painting the Universe” mosaic mural; Montgomery Blair High School; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2004 Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School mosaic panel; Bethesda, MD

Corporate and Nonprofit Commissions

  • 2017 “Phoenix Rising”; Sasha Bruce Youthworks; Washington DC
  • 2017 The EPIC Awards (8); Montgomery Community Media; Rockville, MD
  • 2016 Two murals for Mi Casa – Genesis residence children’s area
  • 2016 Logo II for Visionary Eye Doctors; Washington, DC
  • 2016 Mural; Roundpeg benefit llc; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2015 “Industrial Revolution”; Union Kitchen Ivy City; Washington, DC
  • 2015 Four wall mosaics for Long Branch community; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2015 Abstract mosaic mural; The George Apartments; Wheaton, MD
  • 2015 “A Bountiful Community” mixed media mural; Manna Food Center; Gaithersburg, MD
  • 2015 “Lifting Off” mosaic mural; Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America/Kids with Food Allergies Div.; Landover, MD
  • 2014 “Sharing Montgomery” mosaic quilt patches; Montgomery County Community Foundation; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2014 San Damiano Cross mural; St. Camillus Church; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2014 “A Natural Insight” mosaic mural; United Therapeutics; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2013 “Peacock” mosaic mural; Zipin Law Firm; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2013 Abstract mosaic mural; Ovation Apartments; McLean, VA
  • 2013 Centerpieces; Pheo Para Gala; Washington, DC
  • 2012 Centerpieces; Executive Ball; N. Bethesda, MD
  • 2012 Pillar mosaics for Kid’s Villa Children’s Learning Center; Urbana, MD
  • 2012 “The Same Sky” paint and mosaic mural for Kid’s Town Children’s Learning Center; Germantown, MD
  • 2011 “Visionary Ophthalmology” mosaic mural; Dr. Alberto Martinez; Rockville, MD
  • 2011 Pizzeria Paradiso floor medallion; Alexandria, VA
  • 2011 Family Justice Center donor mosaic mural; Rockville, MD
  • 2011 Montgomery County Humane Society mosaic logo mural; Rockville, MD
  • 2010 St. Francis mosaic mural; St. Francis International School; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2010 Mosaic donor recognition mural; Community Ministries of Rockville; Rockville, MD
  • 2009 Waterfront Tower mosaic mural; The Bernstein Companies; Washington, DC
  • 2008 Mosaic Turtle panels (“Tosci,” “Thurtair,” “Twisted Turtle,” “Sea Mellon,” “Turtles”); TerpSys; Rockville, MD
  • 2008 Mosaic panel, tray and coasters; commissioned by Home Builders Care Foundation staff in
    honor of retirement of Executive Director; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2007 Mosaic mirrors (Silver Spring Voice and Takoma Voice); Voice Newspapers
  • 2007 Bethesda Urban Partnership mosaic panel; commissioned and donated by Christine Renshaw
  • 2007 “Kaleidoscope” mosaic mural, Identity; Gaithersburg, MD
  • 2007 MCISTA mosaic sign; Wheaton, MD
  • 2006 Mosaic holiday gifts (vases); Trizec Properties; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2006 “Community Quilt” mural; Montgomery Housing Partnership, PemBridge Community Center;
    Wheaton, MD
  • 2006 “Founders Tree” mosaic mural; Montgomery County Community Foundation; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2006 Philip B. Zipin Law Firm mosaic sign; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2006 Silver Spring Voice and Takoma Voice mirror signs; Voice Newspapers
  • 2005 Mosaic “Bracelet” panel; Borders Books and Music; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2005 “S Cubed” mosaic mural; Social and Scientific Systems, Inc.; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2005 Donohoe mosaic sign; Donohoe Construction Company
  • 2005 Mosaic holiday gifts (plates, bowls, boxes); Trizec Properties; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2005 Lebanese Taverna mosaic sign; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2005 Tuels of the Trade mosaic sign; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2005 “Silver Spring: Then and Now” mosaic mural; Senior Service America; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2005 “Reaching Out” mosaic panel; Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families; Rockville, MD
  • 2005 “Blue Foot” mosaic sign; Dr. Bruce Fox; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2005 Glass magnets for 5th anniversary giveaways; Whole Foods Market; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2004 Danco mosaic sign; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2004 Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce mosaic sign
  • 2004 Java Works mosaic sign; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2004 Montgomery Youth Works mosaic sign; Wheaton, MD
  • 2004 “Day & Night” and “Ladder” mosaic mural; commissioned and donated by Jeff Donohoe to Sales and Service Learning Center (Montgomery Works); Wheaton, MD
  • 2004 Surace Chiropractic mosaic sign; Coram, NY
  • 2004 COMCAST mosaic sign; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2004 Salon Jam mosaic sign; Takoma Park, MD
  • 2004 Shapiro and Duncan mosaic sign; Rockville, MD
  • 2004 Trizec Properties mosaic sign; Silver Spring, MD

Private Commissions

  • 2016 House numbers; Nora Quaid; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2015 House numbers; Virginia Myers/Joseph Klockner; Takoma Park, MD
  • 2015 Illuminated mosaic house numbers and framed abstract mosaic; Jeffrey Slavin; Somerset, MD
  • 2015 Sunray; Norah Neale; Takoma Park, MD
  • 2014 Trio of mosaic birds; Li Howard; Takoma Park, MD
  • 2014 House numbers; Andrea and Melvin Kraus; Bethesda, MD
  • 2013 House numbers; John and Kassie Barnes; Kensington, MD
  • 2013 House numbers; Gillian Caldwell; Takoma Park, MD
  • 2013 House numbers; June Linowitz; Bethesda, MD
  • 2013 House numbers; Jim Neustadt; Bethesda, MD
  • 2012 Mosaic mirror; Abbie Chessler/Ernie Falcone; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2012 Mosaic mirrors; Kay Kosak Abrams; Garrett Park, MD
  • 2012 House numbers; Richard Dana; Bethesda, MD
  • 2012 Backsplash; Hwaida Hassanein; Damascus, MD
  • 2011 House number; Gwen Glesmann; Takoma Park, MD
  • 2011 Mosaic kitchen panel; June Linowitz; Bethesda, MD
  • 2010 Assorted greeting cards, multiple inlaid mosaic mirrors, bird ornaments, boxes, vases, coasters, mirrors, nightlights, calendars; Shirley Brandman; Bethesda, MD
  • 2010 Mosaic kitchen backsplash; Jaracus Copes; Columbia, MD
  • 2009 Redskins mosaic panel; Erin Tuel; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2009 Mosaic mural; Debra Rankin, Montgomery County Historical Society; Rockville, MD
  • 2009 Mosaic kitchen backsplash; Abbie Chessler/Ernie Falcone; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2009 Glass and metal mosaic; Marla Zipin; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2009 Mosaic panel; Steve Teske; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2009 Mosaic panel; Philip Zipin; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2009 Mosaic panel; Charlotte Strain; Alexandria, VA
  • 2008 Campaign T-shirts (design); Senator Jamie Raskin; Takoma Park, MD
  • 2007 “Leaf” mosaic panel; Leslie Philip; Bethesda, MD
  • 2007 Mosaic bathroom mirror; Jan Goldstein; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2006 Mosaic mirror; Lisa Cuozzo; Rockville, MD
  • 2006 Mosaic plates; Dale Mangum; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2006 Mosaic house number sign; Gwen Glesmann; Takoma Park, MD
  • 2006 Mosaic plate; Nancy Ann Miller; Arlington, VA
  • 2005 Glass campaign magnets; Senator Jamie Raskin; Takoma Park, MD
  • 2005 “Ronnie’s Scroll” mosaic mirror; Ronnie Cavalluzzi; Washington, DC
  • 2005 “Bubbles Jr.” mosaic mirror; Grace and Kevin Shea; Arlington, VA
  • 2005 “Shalom” mosaic panel; Mel Morgenstern; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2005 “Ellie Josephine” mosaic mirror; Laura Sildon; Kensington, MD
  • 2005 Mosaic fireplace inlay; Thomas Edison High School of Technology; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2005 “Purple Vision” mosaic mural; Christopher and Robin Pirtle; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2005 “Estelle” mosaic plate; Jan Goldstein; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2004 “In Your Face” mosaic mirror; Dr. Ellen Hamburger; Washington, DC
  • 2004 “Hello Kitty” mosaic mirror; Anne Stephens; Silver Spring, MD

Community Events, Craft Fairs, Retail Outlets

  • 2016 “It Takes A Village CommUNITY Day”; Paint Branch HS, Burtonsville, MD
  • 2016 Kensington Fall Festival; Kensington, MD
  • 2015 Taste of Wheaton; Wheaton, MD
  • 2013 World of Montgomery; Wheaton, MD
  • 2013 Mini Maker Faire; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2013 Fenton Street Market; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2012- Common Ground Pop-up Event at Carroll Avenue Quebec Terrace; Silver Spring, MD
    2016
  • 2012 Fenton Street Market; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2011 Kefa Café; Silver Spring, MD
  • 2009 World of Montgomery; Wheaton, MD
  • 2008 – ArtSpring; Silver Spring, MD
    2010

Selected Media

  • Feature on Aselin Lands, AOB Alumna and Board Member, Montgomery Community Media, May 31 2017
  • “Did You Know 64 – Arts On The Block,” Montgomery County Council, May 17, 2017
  • “Harris’ Heroes: Common Ground featuring Natalie Ramirez,” WJLA-TV (Washington, DC), 31 August 2016
  • “A Successful b-ART-er: Why We Love Arts on the Block.” RoundPeg blog; 1 June 2016
  • “Students design knee walls for bus stops,” WUSA9, 21 January 2016
  • “7 Questions: Jan Goldstein, Founder and Executive Director of Arts on the Block.” GoodWorks Blog; Catalogue for Philanthropy Washington. 26 August 2015
  • “Arts on the Block: Celebrating youth and lighting their homes.” The Gazette. 30 April 2014
  • “Students work with local group to create mural.” Silver Chips. April 2014
  • “Common ground helps youth ‘Light the way home.’ Montgomery Community Media. 30 January 2014
  • “Silver Spring community sheds light, and hope, on crime problem. Mosaics, lighting, green space to create neighborhood ownership.” The Gazette. 4 June 2013
  • “The Art of Fitting In: A local nonprofit offers teenagers a creative outlet – and a sense of belonging.” Bethesda Magazine. March/April 2013
  • “Mosaic dedicated at Quebec Terrace stairwell.” The Gazette. 6 July 2011
  • “Whiz Kid: Carlton Chambers and Keith Tate: Wheaton High students and Arts on the Block apprentices win honorable mentions in Congressional Art Competition. Wheaton Patch. 15 April 2011
  • Arts on the Block videos on YouTube
  • “Summer Jobs for Young Artists: Teens from Wheaton and around Montgomery County learn hands-on creative, business skills.” Wheaton Patch. 25 August 2010
  • Montgomery County Report This Week cable television feature on “Our Diverse Cultures” mural 17 August 2010
  • “Gilchrist Center moves to new Wheaton home.” The Gazette. 14 July 2010
  • “Festival of Rhythm and Light.” Photo with caption. The Gazette. 30 June 2010
  • “Teens learn how to make a living doing what they love.” The Gazette. 29 July 2009
  • “The Unpaid Payoff of a Between-Jobs Job.” The Washington Post. 12 July 2009
  • “Arts on the Block creates career course for the creative.” The Gazette. 8 April 2009
  • “Bringing the arts to school halls, city walls.” The Gazette. 19 November 2008
  • “Public arts program looks for more exposure.” The Gazette. 9 July 2008
  • “’Punto Decisivo’: la vida en un mural.” El Pregonero Arquidiocesis de Washington. 23 June 2008
  • “County Executive Celebrates Completion of “Two County Turning Point” Mural in Takoma Park.” The Prince George’s County Government Office of the County Executive Press Release. 17 June 2008
  • “Inauguran mural realizado por jóvenes Prince George’s y Montgomery unidos por el arte.” Washington Hispanic. June 2008
  • “Prince George’s y Montgomery unidos por el arte.” Washington Hispanic. June 2008
  • “Mural marks a ‘Turning Point’ for young artists.” The Gazette. 11 June 2008
  • “Job/Internship Fair is a Success.” Springbrook High School News. 26 February 2008
  • “Mural to symbolize growth, transformation: Arts on the Block enlists out-of-school teens for project.” The Gazette. 6 February 2008
  • “Struggling Youth Get Help From Art Project.” The Washington Post. 29 November 2007
  • “Arts on the Block.” Springbrook High School News. 21 November 2007
  • “Mural seen as a remedy for gang graffiti, tagging: Nonprofit, government officials hope to paint positive image with Two County Turning Point program.” The Gazette. 25 October 2007
  • “Art project connects generations: Seniors, youth create mural at apartment house, and learn about one another in the process.” The Gazette. 29 August 2007
  • “A seat at the counter: My personal history with the Tastee Diner.” Voice. February 2007
  • “Arts on the Block Teen apprentices develop art and business skills.” Voice. December 2006
  • “Art along railroad overpass allows students to share in urban rebirth.” The Gazette. 5 July 2006
  • “Near Metro and MARC, leaving their mark: Railroad overpass art lets students share in downtown rebirth.” The Gazette. 5 July 2006
  • “The Silver Pass Dedicated.” Silver Spring Downtown Arts and Entertainment. 14 June 2006
  • “Silver Spring mosaic revealed at ceremony: Mosaic designed with help of Blair students.” Silver Chips Online. 11 June 2006
  • Mention in Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space blog. July 2006
  • “Fundraiser held for Silver Spring art project: Eleven Blair students participate in program.” Silver Chips Online. 1 February 2006
  • “Youth to beautify Montgomery County’s gateway.” Voice. February 2006
  • “Unsung heroes of Silver Spring.” Voice. May 2004
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