WPA is currently accepting submissions for Hothouse: ImPRINT, an open, juried, group exhibition of works by WPA member artists as part of our Hothouse Exhibition series at the Capitol Skyline Hotel. Hothouse: ImPRINT is an exhibition that aims to highlight the personal creative process through visual art in combination with written language. 

In addition to being included in the exhibition, selected artists will work with Juror, Robert Bettman, to write articles about their work and their creative process for publication in the arts magazine Bourgeon

Artists will be selected based on the overall quality of their submitted work (both visual and written) in combination with their expressed interest in writing/communicating about their work and creative process.

In order to be considered, applicants must be current WPA members. Submissions for Hothouse: ImPRINT will only be accepted through the Online Registration Form on the WPA website.


Robert Bettmann is the founder and editor of the arts magazine Bourgeon. Following professional training on scholarship at the School of the Washington Ballet and the Alvin Ailey School, Bettmann danced professionally for numerous modern dance companies. He worked as an editorial assistant for W.W. Norton, and received his MA on Fellowship from American University. VDM: Verlag published his book of environmental history, Somatic Ecology: Somatics, Nature, Humanity and the Human Body in 2009. In 2013 Day Eight published Bourgeon: Fifty Artists Write About Their Work (general editor Robert Bettmann). Robert blogs regularly for local and national outlets on the arts and policy, and was recently elected to the governing Council of the State Arts Action Network. 


Hothouse is a series of exhibitions, installations, and events organized by Washington Project for the Arts and takeplace in the Capitol Skyline Hotel Lounge.  Created as a way to provide new opportunities for WPA member artists and forge new connections within DC’s creative communities, Hothouse presents member-initiated programming on a regular basis.


Deadline: January 17, 2015

Additional info


Submitting artists must be current WPA members and must complete the Online Registration Form and upload the materials listed below with their submission. For any questions or technical difficulties related to the submission process, please contact Jeremy Flick, Membership Director, at jflick@wpadc.org or 202-234-7103 x2.


  • Current CV or Artist Resume
  • Artist Statement/Statment of Interest: This text may discuss the artist’s work/creative process and how the artist would benefit from the opportunity to write about their work (300 word max.)
  • 3 artwork samples (.jpg files, 72dpi and no longer than 7″ on the longest side)
  • Video Link (If applicable, links to the appropriate video on a video sharing website (YouTube, Vimeo) or personal website)


Friday, January 17, 2015: Submissions deadline
Friday, February 6, 2015: Notifications to selected artists
February 16, 6:30-8:30: Required writing workshop for selected artists (Location TBD)
February – March, 2015: Artists prepare written texts with Robert Bettmann
April–June, 2015: Artists’ articles published on Bourgeon and promoted on WPA website
Tuesday, May 5, 2015: Installation
Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7-9:00pm: Opening Reception
May 7 – June 20, 2015: Exhibition Dates
Monday, June 22, 2015: Deinstallation