Category: Press/Media

Hidden Images Call for Artists

ARTIST CALL – HIDDEN IMAGES – Drop off next Sunday, April 3rd!

New Call for Artist now online! For artwork to be considered, the drop-off/submission date is April 3rd from 12pm-2pm. This show is juried. For more information, please visit “Hidden Images” will run April 4th thru May 7th. The opening reception will be Sat, April 23 from 5pm-8pm.

For our new exhibit, Hidden Images, we are looking for abstract artwork that contains “illusions” and motivates the viewer(s) to take a more concentrated and in-depth look at each work. The abstract artwork should communicate to viewer(s) a deeper meaning than what is interpreted at first glance. Artists are encouraged to create works that seek dual-meanings through optical illusion, satire, layering, etc.

Press: Feature by UMD Comm 352 CSPAC Student (Part 2)

Blogger Interview: Justin Fair

I recently conducted a phone interview University of Maryland alumni, Justin Fair over the phone who created the SoulStrong Arts blog and was the content manger for, and occasionally coordinates guest blog entries for MyGatewayArts. SoulStrong is a blog Justin created shortly after graduating form Maryland and focuses on the arts in the DC area, especially Prince Georges County.

Justin Fair brought a lot of information about blogging about the arts to the table. His level of insight comes purely from the experience he’s gained from going out to shows, engaging with his public and putting killer content on his blogs.

Press: Feature by UMD Comm 352 CSPAC Student (Part 1)

Niche Social Media & CSPAC

It seems that today everyone and organization uses Facebook and Twitter. Other organizations have fully bought into the social media bandwagon and started to use new media platforms like Foursquare, Instagram or Pintrest. This is obviously a smart move on their part, as most of the population, in every demographic, is on at least Facebook…

“…Justin also noted the un-utilized potential of CSPAC as a community better “community engine” for the arts. What Justin means by this promoting the local arts not only informs students and those following CSPAC of the local arts talents but, the local arts would in return promote CSPAC and draw more performers and potential students  …  CSPAC could better utilize social media by engaging and interacting with local arts in the Hyattsville arts district. Justin’s main point was if you reach out to the local arts, you’ll build a relationship and people will promote you if you promote them.”

Created In Our Own Way Listing in Express Night Out

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Created In Our Own Way by Malika Bryant, Justin Fair and Jeanne Sullivan reflect images of self, through Dec. 17. 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood; 301-864-3860.

Press: Mention in Staged Reading for African Continuum Theatre Company

African Continuum Theatre Company Presents Mon Chaton by Thembi Duncan at the Kennedy Center’s 12th Annual Page-to-Stage Festival

On Monday, September 2, 2013 at 3:00pm, African Continuum Theatre Company opens the 2013/14 Season of the Phoenix with a reading of Producing Artistic Director Thembi Duncan’s new play, Mon Chatonas part of the 12th Annual Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival.

On Monday, September 2, 2013 at 3:00pm, African Continuum Theatre Company opens the 2013/14 Season of the Phoenix with a reading of Producing Artistic Director Thembi Duncan’s new play, Mon Chaton as part of the 12th Annual  Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival. The reading, which will be directed by Thembi Duncan, features Tricia Homer, Audra Polk, Patricia Dugueye, Carolyn Agan, Kendell Lee, Justin Fair, and Matthew Sparacino.

Press: LGBT Equity Promo for Rainbow Report 9/2013


LGBT Equity Center – University of Maryland – 2218 Marie Mount Hall

University of Maryland, College Park Please don’t forget to “like” and “follow” us: Facebook- o 11:30am to 1pm, 2218 Marie Mount Hall . Bring your lunch; we’ll bring the conversation and fun! This week’s lunch will be an informal discussion about LGBTQ international human rights movements.

Spirituality through the Context of Sexuality: Gay? Lesbian? Straight? Other? None of these means your spiritual self stops existing or has to go lacking. If anything, your spiritual connection can be challenged and empowered. Explore/study the origins and approaches faced by individuals searching for and building their spiritual self-realization, in the context of being gay/lesbian. Lead by Rabbi Martin Siegel, the class will address…

Press: Mention/Feature for Hyattsville Arts Festival (

Justin Fair, Economic Development Coordinator for the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation, and one of the project managers of the festival, said there is a large arts community in Prince George’s County and the D.C. area. Fair said he thinks that the creative community is getting more support. In the Prince George’s County’s Gateway Arts District, and along the Route 1 Corridor, various public arts programs have been implemented in the past year or two. “You can actually measure some of that growth. We’re growing a better resource for community engagement,” Fair said. A few of this year’s 14 festival sponsors included The Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, East City Art, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) Department of Parks and Recreation. The event was a team effort. “We were actually given the opportunity to be the festival organizers that are on this site, whereas before the festival had been up the street on Longfellow. We’ve been able to facilitate its move. I think it’s been quite an opportunity. We can grow each year with this location,” Fair said.

Press: Mention in Art Lives Here Placemaking Article

“[Art Lives Here] is a good mix, it is a blend of different organizations with different strengths,” said Justin Fair, economic development coordinator for the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC). “It encourages activity.” Fair works with the Hyattsville CDC in collecting local artists into a database on www.MyGatewayArts,org, making it easy for local businesses to connect and work with them.

Press: Video Mention for Let’s Talk Live Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival

Local daytime talk show “Let’s Talk Live” featured the Hyattsville Arts Festival Thursday. Justin Fair from the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation gave a preview of the festival with two local artists.

This Saturday, arts and crafts, live performers, and tasty local food will be in one place. It’s all for the Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival.

Justin Fair, the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation Economic Development Coordinator was joined by Charles Reiher and Monna Kauppinen, two of the artists from the event, to tell us more about the festival.

Press: Mention in article by Ashley Edokpayi for Hyattsville CDC Biz-Art Match-Up

Hyattsville’s Biz-Art Matchup Program has started connecting community artists to small-scale locally owned businesses this month as part of a way to cross-promote in the Arts District area.
“This is an opportunity for small businesses and artists to work together and build each other up,” said Justin Fair, a Hyattsville economic development coordinator.