July 2011
Washingtonian shouts out ArtJamz in its After Hours blog “Where & When: What to do tonight.” READ HERE

June 2011
Great photos on Metromix from our Lamont Bishop Gallery sessions. READ HERE

May 2011
NBC Washington Non-Stop swung by our Fathom Creative sessions near Logan Circle and did this great segment on what Artjamz is all about.

View more videos at: http://www.nbcwashington.com.

May 2011
Washington Flyer picks ArtJamz for what to do during Memorial Day. READ HERE

April 2011
Revamp.com has great photos and coverage of “Washington’s Top Artista Challenge.” READ HERE

April 2011
Greg’s List has photos from “Washington’s Top Artista Challenge.” READ HERE

April 2011
The Capitol Fashionista covers “Washington’s Top Artista Challenge.” READ HERE

April 2011
Pamela’s Punch covers “Washington’s Top Artista Challenge.” READ HERE

April 2011
Project Beltway covers “Washington’s Top Artista Challenge.” READ HERE

April 2011
The Washington Flyer wrote a feature about ArtJamz called “Smart Art in D.C.: Eat, drink and paint the next Mona Lisa—or beer cans. ArtJamz allows you to channel your inner artist.” READ HERE

March 2011
In a recent feature by write Stephanie Merry, the Washington Post delved into the evolving “creative entertainment” scene in Washington D.C., noting how so many of the city’s arts institutions are developing innovative nightlife events in order to attract a younger and hipper crowd. Both of Genki Media LLC’s productions The Picnic Theatre Company and ArtJamz were mentioned in the article. But it was the The Picnic Theatre Company that received the accolade of being named in the article as Washington’s “Next Big Thing,” saying “Dinner theater may be passe, but drink theater is the next big thing.” Read the full article HERE.

March 2011
ArtJamz picked by AOL “City Best” for Artistic Wining and Dining Events in DC. READ HERE

February 2011
Washington Post “Going Out Gurus”

The Post’s Going out Gurus tagged ArtJamz as an awesome Valentine’s Day idea. We agree! Read their article HERE.

February 2011
WASHINGTON LIFE MAGAZINE

The Metro area’s leading lifestyle publication Washington Life Magazine choose ArtJamz as one of their top Valentines Day ideas! READ

February 2011
Let’s Talk Live

Greg for Greg’s list was live on TV talking about what his choices for the weekend were, and he choose ArtJamz! WATCH.

February 2011
OH MY GOFF TV on WUSA9

ArtJamz was covered as we got ready for our Lincoln Sessions. Check out the article “A President That’s Poppin” here.

January 2011
The Washington Post

ArtJamz received the lead and lion’s share of this business-oriented article in the Capital Business section of the Washington Post focusing on the emergence of creative industries in the Capital area. Also featured were Aba Bonney-Kwawu of The Aba Agency, Nicholas Cambata and Douglas Sonders of 8112 Studios, and Arash Shirazi of Bullitt Bookings. You can read Danielle Douglas’ article “Creative Companies Blossom in Washington‘” here.

December 2010
Washington Post “Going Out Guide”

ArtJamz was featured in the nationally recognized newspaper The Washington Post. Writer Kristen Boghosian spent an evening Jamming with and writes, “ArtJamz is all about opening yourself up, both socially and artistically.” Read the full article here.

December 2010
Worn Magazine

Worn Magazine, one of DC’s newest and coolest magazines, covering the emerging creative scene in the city, writes “If you’ve ever been to an art opening and longed to be the one painting, this is your chance to get your hands dirty.” Read the full article here.

December 2010
Pamela’s Punch

Pamela writes “It’s is a positive zone where you can let loose and like a book club, you get to learn a lot about the guy/gal you’ve been talking with at every cocktail party since you could legally drink.” Read the full article here.

December 2010
K Street Kate

One of DC’s most popular socialites is big fan of ArtJamz (and quite the artist in her own right). You can view her photos and coverage of our VIP ArtJamz Sessions here. Read the full article here.

VIDEO FROM OUR VIP ARTJAMZ SESSIONS

December 2010
Glittarazzi

Glittarazzi covers trends in the nation’s capital and they wanted to experience ArtJamz! Read the full article here.

December 2010
REVAMP.COM

This creatively-leaning blog asked writer Kathryn Poulsen to come to her first ArtJamz. She wrote, “Sold out nearly every night, ArtJamz is fast becoming a Washington staple and the perfect setting for a fun date. Participants actually get to do something together instead of simply observing it!” Read the full article here.

December 2010
Ready Set DC

Ready Set DC chronicles all things creative and cool in the city. They covered our charity fundraiser for Youth Pride Alliance at Long View Gallery. Ruddy, the writer, who came and created a great painting, writes, “Honestly, I went into the event totally blind and now I have a painting that I made hanging in my living room.” Read the full article here.

December 2010
Brightest Young Things

BYT talked with Ebone Bell, founder of B.O.I. Marketing & Promotions about ArtJamz and Youth Pride Alliance. Read the full article here.

November 2010
DC ON HEELS on TBDTV

November 2010
The Washington Blade

Washington’s leading LGBT publication helped highlight our charity fundraiser for Youth Pride Alliance. Read the full article here.

November 2010
DC On Heels

The stylish girls from DC On Heels wanted to see what all the buzz was about, so, they put on their chicest BOHO outfits and came ready to paint. They suggest ArtJamz as a great date night option, writing, “Your’e relaxed and in the moment, and even if there’s absolutely no chemistry between you and your date, at least the night will be fun and you can always go home with your art work!” Read the full article here.

November 2010
The District Dish

ArtJamz founder Michael Clements was a guest on The District Dish to talk about what has made ArtJamz such as hit in the Washington DC metro area.


November 2010
City Shop Girl

This shopping site follows all things hip and trendy for women in the know in DC. They recommended ArtJamz. Read the full article here.

SEPT 2010
Pamela’s Punch

The always in-the-know socialite Pamela says, “I would not be surprised if during the session, Clements roared in “Clash of the Titans”-style: “UNLEASH THE ARTIST!” (”artist” replacing “Kraken” or “hounds” or “fury”…you get my drift). Whatever you do, you are supposed to be unafraid, check your pride at the door and have F.U.N.” Read her full article here.

SEPT 2010
URBAN DADDY

The all knowing guide for the modern man said, “Basically, this is a blank canvas for your next masterpiece of a night out. You’ll arrive at 7pm at a raw, ground-floor space in a brand-new NoMa apartment building. Your attire: a not-so-brand-new getup of old jeans, your threadbare Perot for President T-shirt and a painter’s cap. Over the strains of DJ’d music, you’ll pick up a canvas, brushes and all the paints you can handle, set up at an easel and get to work creating whatever pops into your head. (If you’re looking to experiment with nudes, it’s BYO model.) Read the article here.

JULY 2010
OH MY GOFF TV on WUSA9

The ever social Angie Goff couldn’t make ArtJamz (this time!) but she was cool enough to highlight it on her daily morning show on WUSA9!

JUNE 2010
WASHINGTON LIFE MAGAZINE

The Metro area’s leading lifestyle publication Washington Life Magazine covered the launch of ArtJamz. Writer Katherine Delmonico wrote, “I cannot remember the last time I simply lost myself in something, without worrying what time it was, wondering if there was something else I should be doing, or going over notes for an upcoming meeting in my head. I found this event to be so therapeutic. It felt like a moment of quasi-meditation, without having to listen to my roommate bitch about her boss or who said what about what other person on the softball team. It was amazingly relaxing, and genuinely just fun.” READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

WL ART TV: The Lauch of ArtJamz at Gallery 31 from Washington Life Magazine on Vimeo.

JUNE 2010
REVAMP.COM

Daniel Swartz from REVAMP.com writes “We can’t wait for the encore.” You can read all of Daniel’s coverage HERE.

JUNE 2010
SVELTE TV

Writer Priscilla Quaye from Svelte TV came to the opening night of ArtJamz and wrote, “The event, held at The Corcoran Gallery of Art, was a break from the monotonous nights out as an innovative, ingenious, and contemporary way for people from all walks of life to mesh and meet new people, enjoy great hors d’oeuvres and wine amidst great tunes, and best of all, release all of their creative energy. Plenty of first-time artists and experienced artists alike came together to express themselves by painting beautiful canvases.” READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.

JUNE 2010
BRIGHTEST YOUNG THINGS (BYT)

One of our favorite websites, which cover all things hip and happening in DC is BrighestYoungThings. Their writer, Gan – who by the way, painted a really cool painting during ArtJamz– wrote this, “All of the participants I talked to on Wednesday expressed utter satisfaction with the evening. They came in couples or small groups and commented on how the atmosphere was perfect for relaxing and spending time together while also making new friends.” READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

JUNE 2010
GEORGETOWN DISH

If you’ve never read writer Emily Miller’s work, then you are in for a treat. Miller captured ArtJamz wonderfully in her conversational and sharp as a tack writing style in this article for The Georgetown Dish. She writes in article, “‘Really, Michael, this has been the most fun night of the summer,” I told him while he wiped down the brushes, smiling. This is just so much better than being in crowded parties in passing, making small talk and feeling empty at the end of the night.”’ READ EMILY’S FULL ARTICLE HERE.

JUNE 2010
GUEST OF A GUEST

Our local paparazzi site Guest of a Guest dropped by ArtJamz to snap picks of our ArtJammers in action! VIEW ALL THE PICTURES HERE

JUNE 2010
NAKED THANKS

ArtJamz made Naked Thanks! Writers Karin Tanabe and Stacey Pharr has set out to write a thank you note for each day for a full year … naked. We were honored to make one of those days .. in our clothes. We were even knighted via paint brush. Karin writes, “Michael’s idea is a sure fire hit, considering it’s fun as hell, held in a major museum, and has free flowing booze. I thought Kelly might actually burst when she started furiously painting a green bush of her homeland, Maine.”

READ ALL OF KARIN’S ARTICLE HERE

JUNE 2010
NBC WASHINGTON

Intrepid social chronicler Kate Michael came to ArtJamz and created amazing art. In her coverage of the ArtJamz she writes for Nightside, “ArtJamz founder and artsit Michael Clements explained his unique participatory artistic evening concept and why getting your hands dirty should be a “DC thing to do” during an ArtJamz freestyle event last night.”

JUNE 2010
DAILY CANDY

ArtJamz received a sweet mention as Daily Candy chose ArtJamz in their “Here’s the Plan: Washington, D.C., Events and Diversions” column. READ ABOUT IT HERE.

JUNE 2010
WASHINGTON LIFE MAGAZINE

The metro area’s leading lifestyle publication Washington Life Magazine chose ArtJamz as one of the top “arty things” to do this summer in their FYIDC section. READ ABOUT IT HERE.

JUNE 2010
READY SET DC

Thanks to the team at creative in-the-know blog Ready Set DC for giving a shout out to ArtJamz. READ ABOUT IT HERE.

JUNE 2010
THE PINK LINE PROJECT

One of our favorite creative connectors Philippa Hughes chose Artjamz as a “Pink Pink” in the influential creative community blog “The Pink Line Project.” READ ABOUT IT HERE.

JUNE 2010
WASHINGTON BUSINESS TONIGHT

ArtJamz founder Michael Clements was a guest recently on Washington Business Tonight hosted by Rebecca Cooper. Michael spoke about his company Genki Media and the creative projects such as ArtJamz that it is incubating in the Washington DC area.

Interview Requests, Press Tickets, and Press Materials:
Michael M. Clements
Founder, ArtJamz
michael@artjamzdc.com
m: 202-709-8078

June 23 to 26, 2010: ArtJamz is alive! Genki Media sponsored and produced the first ever ArtJamz sessions, entitled “ArtJamz at Gallery 31: The Four Night Launch Sessions.” You can read all the great reviews here.

June 15, 2010: Genki Media CEO Michael M. Clements moderated “The Future of Media Panel” during DCWEEK on Media 2.0 Day. The panel included leading social media thinkers from CNN, Washington Post Digital and AOL.

Pollywood TV: The Future of Media Panel from Washington Life Magazine on Vimeo.

June 9 and 10, 2010: Genki Media sponsored and handled media outreach for the Picnic Theatre Company’s production of “Moliere in the Garden: The Imaginary Invalid” at Dumbarton House in Georgetown, Washington D.C. You can view all the media and reviews here.