Otis Street Arts Project

Otis Street Arts Project

Friday, May 15, 2015

Our Studios

Currently Available Studios: 1

Otis Street Arts Project will serve as artist studios and a creative incubator for those interested in a dynamic, supportive, and community oriented work environment of professional artists. Situated among other group studios in a light industrial space, including a glass studio, ceramics studios, painters and public artists. We aim to create an active space open to visitors, guest artists, collaborations, critiques, interactions, and other events. The space consists of subdivided empty studio areas roughly 11' x 11' with 9.5' ceilings and concrete floors. There is a bathroom, community area, flex space, kitchenette, utility sink, and exhibition space that will be used to showcase rotating exhibitions. The studio has a loading dock and parking. 
It is located in Mount Rainier, MD, just over the DC line.
Studios are $400/month each 

If interested please contact otisstreetartsproject@gmail.com 
Include your contact info, website, and give us a sense of what kind of work you want to do in the space. Studios are ideally suited for sculptors and mixed media artists. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Exhibition Series: Cory Oberndorfer and Jeff Huntington

In starting the Otis Street Arts Project, we knew that a component of our endeavor would be bringing in artists to show their work. We wanted to have a gallery. We are very pleased to have two fantastic artists to share with you for our Inaugural Exhibit.  

A lover of popular culture and Americana, Cory Oberndorfer’s work fixates on the simple pleasures in life. Oberndorfer received his MFA from American University in Washington, D.C. and BFA from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. His work has been exhibited at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CA, Redux Contemporary Art Center and Jericho Arts in Charleston, SC, Flashpoint Gallery, G Fine Art, and the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, D.C.

Jeff Huntington received an MFA in 1997 from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA in 1995 from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC. His work has been included in more than eighty exhibitions nationally and internationally over the past 25 years. His paintings are in private and public collections throughout the world, including The Rockford Art Museum in Rockford, Illinois and in U.S. embassies in the Philippines and Panama. Reviews of his work have been featured in numerous publications, including The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The New York Times, Juxtapos, The New Art Examiner, as well as a features on CNBC and NPR. Some awards received include The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Fellowship (Canada), The Jacob Kainen Award for Excellence in Figurative Painting, a Maryland State Arts Council grant and The Ethel Lorraine Bernstein Memorial Award for Excellence in Painting. Huntington is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Corcoran in Washington, DC. His paintings are represented by Porter Contemporary in New York City, Reyes+Davis in Washington, DC, Gallery 1301 in Baltimore, MD, and The Annapolis Collection Gallery in Annapolis, MD.

The exhibit will be up for the next few weeks.  

The works are available for purchase
For inquiries and viewing appointments please contact

Sean Hennessey

or Email

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

What is The Otis Street Arts Project

The Otis Street Arts Project is a collaboration between artists Sean Hennessey and David Mordini. It is a studio space, an exhibition space, a performance space, and an incubator for artistic creativity.

Located in Mount Rainier, MD, a hot bed of artistic activity, and with a large density of artists just outside of Washington, DC Otis Street Arts Project aims to further the bonds of the creative community in the area and create great art and art experiences in the process. Within our section of warehouses includes many other professional artists and institutions including The Washington Glass School, White Point Studios, Orange Door Studios, Blue Door Studios, and a slew of other individual artist spaces. 

Otis Street Arts Project will create a series of exhibits, group critic opportunities, studio visits, lectures, musical events, staged readings, cabarets, and workshops.  

Otis Street Arts Project has studio space for artists. 8 Spaces roughly 130 square feet, including shared flex space, utility sink, a small kitchen, loading docks, and tall ceilings. We are primarily a space for mixed media sculptors. There is 24 hour access to the space. At the time of this writing each space is $400/ month, including utilities.

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Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD 20712