SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE
MARCH 15 2016
OPENING
MARCH 30 2016
 

A juried exhibition presented by CHARLES KRAUSE/REPORTING FINE ART  &  Millennium Arts Salon 
Located 10 blocks from the White House at 1300 13th Street NW Washington, DC 20005 / 202-638-3612
www.charleskrausereporting.com

 

Mission Statement

  
“By showing the work of artists who have sought to influence, or who have been influenced by, the great social and political upheavals of the 20th and 21stcenturies, I hope to influence the way their art is viewed, understood and valued by museum curators, art historians, art critics and collectors throughout the world.
 
“I will exhibit and sell fine art I admire for its quality and originality as well as its social and political significance. I will also show work by artists I admire for the risks they have taken to defend their artistic freedom and/or the political and human rights of others. The work shown in my gallery will be selected on the basis of its artistic merit and its impact, both visual and political, irrespective of the artists’ political views---or my own.”
                                
                                                                                                      ---Charles Krause
 
  
MICHELE COLBURN

 Presenting the Art of Social and Political Change 

CHARLES KRAUSE/REPORTING FINE ART is believed to be the only art gallery in the United States devoted exclusively to exhibiting political art (The Art of Social and Political Change). Since opening four years ago, the Gallery has presented 17 exhibits by artists from 10 countries, showing virtually every fine art medium  from paintings to drawings to assemblages to jewelry---and even handsewn Teddy bears (political Teddy bears, of course). The Exhibits have ranged from Soviet and Polish dissident Art from the 1970's and 1980's to contemporary dissident art from China and art supporting "meaningful" gun control in the United States.
 
The Gallery also engages with its artists to demonstrate that fine art can influence public opinion and public policy. Along with artist Anatol Zukerman, it recently filed suit in US District Court asking the court to find the US Postal Service violated our First and Fifth Amendment rights when a company it licenses to print custom stamps agreed to print, and did in fact print, Cruz for President stamps but refused to print our Citizens United stamp with Zukerman's drawing (below right) and the words Democracy is Not for Sale. "Too political," we were told. Depending on what other stamps it refused to print and the reasons why, the case could become an important test of the limits of free expression about a significant issue in an election year. CK/RFA and/or its exhibits have been  the subject of national and international media coverage by such publications as ARTForum, Eyemazing, Russia Today.ru, Art in America, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and The Pennsylvania Gazette, among others.
               ROBIN  CROFT                                  KM RAMICH                                              JERZY JANISZEWSKI                       ANATOL ZUKERMAN