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!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Call To Artists for Pop Up Group Art Show (2015)

Dear Artists,

The Kefa Cafe HUB at the new Silver Spring Library on Bonifant and Wayne has opened! (It opened this past weekend, according to Amy Kincaid, on site.) Stop by during library hours!

We are still waiting for the original Kefa Cafe to re-open. Since we don't know when that will be, why not put on a pop up group art show?
Who? YOU!
What? A Pop-Up Group Art Show, Theme: Silver Spring (and surrounding areas).

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hey, there aren't any pictures!

If you are viewing this on your phone or on your desktop, you will notice that the only pictures you see are the ones within the blog posts.

In an effort to be mobile-friendly and with the promise of new things to come (just not quite yet), we are prioritizing the read-ability of this blog.

And if you would really like a picture, I can put this one in here:


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Space 7:10 welcomes new help

You may have noticed (or maybe not), but Space 7:10's curator, Amy Kincaid, is enjoying a little extra activity and support from a few folks, namely Meagan Healy, Marcelle Fozard, and Fenton Street Market.

We don't have anything to announce quite yet, but did want to let folks know that this blog and our Twitter account @space710 is still in action.

Stay tuned!