Thursday, February 04, 2016

Call To Artists : LOVE (Mini Group Art Show)

Mini Group Art Show: Theme: 'LOVE'

This is a Call for some extra LOVE at Kefa Cafe & Space 710!

Because you have shown your love for Kefa Cafe & Space 710, we wanted to invite you to bring in some LOVE themed art for the remaining weeks in the month of February!

(February 12, 2016 - end of February (Pick-up TBD, very soon).

This will team up with our current Silver Spring exhibit, so please EMAIL US if you have a piece you'd like to contribute. 

Stop by Space710 at Kefa Cafe to view available space. First come, first served. We have the space we have.
- Drop Off is Friday, February 12th. Kefa Cafe on Bonifant Street. Noon.
- Pick Up at the end of February will be confirmed, shortly.

Please let us know if you have any specific questions!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Kefa Cafe and Space 710 Grand Re-Opening

Just some pictures.
It was a good time.
And the Space710 Silver Spring Group Art Show enjoyed some good attention.

[Missing Art & Artists, due to crowds of people: Bobbie Kittner and Meagan Healy. Also, would like to get Christy Batta in front of her art.]

Space 710 logo, designed by Meagan Healy

Space 710 Artist Christy Batta,
with David Lay and Nathan Fisher.

Space 710 Artist Marcelle Fozard

Space 710 Artist Kanchan Balse

Space 710 Artist Jennifer Vallina
of One Sock On Photography

Space 710 Artist Eric Gordon (artwork on the left,
featuring the AFI Silver Theater)

Abeba and Lene Tsegaye, owners of Kefa Cafe

Kefa Cafe social media (Ian Allen) and
Space710 Art Committee (Marcelle Fozard, Meagan Healy,
Megan Moriarty/Fenton Street Market) with Amy Kincaid

That's right!

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Kefa Cafe re-opens on Bonifant Street!

Kefa Cafe re-opens on Bonifant Street


There will be coffee, 
there will be community 
... and there will be art!

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Opening Reception: 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Kefa Cafe

963 Bonifant Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910

A huge Congratulations on the re-opening and Thank You to Kefa Cafe owners Lene and Abeba Tsegaye for continuing the tradition of exhibiting community artwork!

Group Art Show

Theme: Silver Spring, MD


Jennifer Vallina, Marcelle Fozard, Eric Gordon, Christine Batta, Kanchan Balse, Bobbi Kittner, Meagan Healy

Space710 Committee

Megan Moriarty/Fenton Street Market, Marcelle Fozard,
Meagan Healy and Amy Kincaid

Please share!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Come See Our Silver Spring Group Art Show - Oct 24, 2015

October 24th from 10am-4pm
@ Fenton Street Market!

Grab a coffee at Kefa Cafe Hub (in the Library) and come see all of the Silver Spring artwork (available for sale) from our participating artists, next Saturday!

Come see what we have!

We'll post on Twitter: @space710 and use tag: #space710


Space710 Team

How did the #SSPaintOut go?

The #SSPaintOut went swimmingly!

By Meagan Healy

We gathered at the Main Tent at Fenton Street Market. I got there a little before 10am to take a few pictures for @Space710 (on Twitter). One of our participants came a little early, too.

The rest of the creatives rolled in exactly on time.

"Paint or craft or 'whatever' around in downtown Silver Spring, starting now," I said, pointing to the clock on the newly re-named Ellsworth Place, "and come right back here at 1pm for a little show-and-share".

The #SSPaintOut participants would have the full three hours to make what they liked. Having dispensed those lengthy and complicated instructions, we were off!

I happened to know that at the exact same time as the #SSPaintOut, the Kefa Cafe Hub in the new Library was throwing a thank-you party for those who had helped with the fundraising for THAT hub.

Amy Kincaid, the person who curated Space710's art shows since it began, spoke a few words, thanking those in attendance on behalf of Kefa Cafe.

Another gentleman was moved to read a poem.

The County Executive, Isaiah Leggett, spoke about community.

And then there was cake.

I stayed for a bit and then returned to the #SSPaintOut:

At first, three hours seemed like a really long time, but the time flew by. But the participants and I agreed that there are still many wonderful things in Silver Spring that we could paint. We may do this again!

Happily, one of our participants wanted to submit a piece that she created to the Space 710 Silver Spring Pop Up Art Show (Fenton Street Market - Saturday, October 24th). That was one of the two primary purposes of this Paint Out, so I count this as a success!

Hopefully everyone had fun - Enjoy some of the participants' work below:

Christy Batta, watercolor

Christy Batta, pen and ink

Carla, acrylics

Lisa Willis, multi-media (recycled magazines, acrylics)

Meagan Healy, watercolor

Meagan Healy, pen and ink

Meagan Healy, watercolor

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The Latest Call To Artists

Theme: A Pop-Up Group Art Show, Theme: Silver Spring (and surrounding areas).

When? WHERE?
 Fenton Street Market, Saturday, October 24th, 2015.

Why? Marketing and Sales (include a business-sized card with your contact information on it, price and any other contact information), show off your work, show off Silver Spring, MD!

For How Long? 1 day (10am-4pm)

The nitty-gritty: We will follow the same guidelines about Liability and Damages, Publicity, and Pricing, etc, that Amy Kincaid had written here: You are responsible for your own work and submit your work at your own risk. Please read.

Some ARTWORK requirements:
- ready-to-hang
- sizes ranging from postcard size 4"x6" to no larger than 18"x24". We are setting up our spot, so "ease of hanging" is optimal. We do love to have a mix of sizes.
- visually Silver Spring oriented, featuring a Silver Spring place or person or whatever - as long as there is some element in it that can reference Silver Spring, MD, it will fit.

Questions: Email -

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Art Show Review: What Art Sold

A note from Meagan:

Hello friends,

On Labor Day, I visited the Glen Echo Park "Labor Day Art Show" and the Montgomery Art Association's "Labor Day 'Paint The Town' Art Show'. I went to say hello to friends and participants, of course, and also to see what what out there.

After a while, I began to notice a pattern of "art that was selling" and so I thought I would write about it here.

What Art Sold

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

PAINT OUT in Downtown Silver Spring - Saturday, 9-19-15

Silver Spring PAINT OUT!
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Meet @ Fenton Street Market

Come paint
(or draw, or sketch, doodle, anything)

WHO: YOU. All levels, open to all
WHEN: Saturday, September 19th, 2015
WHAT TIME: 10am - 1pm
WHERE: Fenton Street Market (main tent at corner of ... well, Fenton Street)
WHY: To create artwork featuring Silver Spring
WHY: WHY not? To have! To hang in your home. To give as a gift. To show it in the Space710 Silver Spring Group Art Show in October!

MEET @Fenton Street Market (Fenton & Ellsworth corner). Bring your own materials/paints/pencils, etc., then wander & paint in downtown Silver Spring! Come back and share at 1pm.

Tweeting: Use #SSPAINTOUT

Yes, that's right, folks!
We are planning this Paint Out for YOU!

Do I need to register or RSVP?

Do I need to pay anything?

Do I need to paint? Can I make a collage from magazines? Can I make a string sculpture? Can I write a poem?

What you do is UP TO YOU. The theme is Silver Spring. This is just a chance to gather with like-minded folks and create & celebrate Silver Spring creative works.

See you @ Fenton Street Market!