al burts invite
Artwork: "A Father's Law", ballpoint on wood, 60"x24"
Join us for the Opening Reception of "Passport Please", a solo exhibition of new works by Al Burts!
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Show: Nov. 8 - Dec. 8, 2012

AL BURTS is a skillful artist who uses the thin lines of a ballpoint pen to create bold works of art that display African American themes such as homelessness, migrations and struggles of average Americans. 

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"Untitled" by Al Burts, ballpoint on paper


He creates emotional portraits through his unique style of carefully using line and space, and parts of various individuals that he may experience in his life. Their stories are conveyed through a painting, drawing, or other mixed media. He works on a variety of surfaces including un-stretched canvas, paper and wood to displace his realistic and symbolic images inspired by the African roots of America.


Al Burts grew up in Alexandria, VA and received his formal training from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He is an alumnus of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, and a retiree of The National Gallery in Washington, D.C.


Burts is a two time Semi-finalist winner of the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series and will be exhibiting for the second time in Art Basel Miami Beach this December 2012. Burts has exhibited in the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), the DuSable Museum of African American History (Chicago, IL), International Visions Gallery (Washington, DC), T. Miller Gallery (Baltimore, MD), Evolve the Gallery (Sacramento, CA), and Gallery Guichard, (Chicago, IL). 
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Attention to Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Artists! You can still compete in the Finial competition at Art Basel Miami Beach by winning the "Wild Card" online vote! The Artist with the most votes online will  win a change to exhibit at SCOPE Art Show during Art Basel Miami !






Tim Davis
Founder + Director  

International Visions Gallery | 2629 Connecticut Avenue, NW  

Washington DC | 20008



[GALLERY HOURS] Wednesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm or by appointment

  • Mark Your Calendars!
"Love and War", acrylic on canvas.

Anastasia Simes:
"Love and War"

Show Dates:
Dec.12 - Jan. 28

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 15 


"The Art of Diversity"

show dates:
Oct. 8 - Jan. 4

This is a group exhibit featuring Betty Murchison, Gwendolyn Aqui-Brooks, Shani Hernandez, Christine Parson, Luis Peralta, Carmen Torruella-Quander and Diane Simmons
 Located at :
Main Atrium & Gallery at the Children's National Medical Center
111 Michigan Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20010
 "Steppin' Out" 
Michael Platt
at Honfleur Gallery
1241 Good Hope Road, SE, Washington, DC 20020
Opening Reception: Nov. 2 from 7-9pm
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 12-5pm and Saturday 11-5pm
Michael B. Platt revisits his idea of life-sized cut-outs of charcoal drawings on wood, made in the 1980s-90s and based on then current newspaper images of black on black crime. For Steppin' Out, Platt cuts out digital prints from adhesive fabric-playing with repeated figures, generating and implying a sense of ritual-familiar and unfamiliar.  



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