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Artist Statement -



Art for me is a journey, of a life force expressing it's self through the human experience. Each artist has a vision or personal statement for their artistic journey. My artistic vision, is to be as true,to those who love art, as I I'm to my artistic self. I attempt to transfer the energy of discovery, from the studio to the exhibit space.And I also would like to make the gallery owners happy without the art work becoming,predictable. Too acquire the artistic wisdom of the masters, and remain as fearless as a child, with a box of crayons staring at a blank wall.

Artist Exhibitions



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS - SOLO AND 2 - PERSON
2019 RSVP One Man Exhibit, Upper Marlboro, MD, USA
2019 One Man Exhibit, I.P.A.C., Oakland, California, USA
2019 One Man Exhibit Cleveland, Ohio, USA
2018 One Man , Waldorf, MD, USA
2017 Just Lookin Gallery Hagerstown, MD U.S.A
2016 Fabulon Gallery Charleston, SC, USA
2012 SOLO EXHIBIT NORTH CHARLESTON ARTS FESTIVAL, North Charleston,SC. USA
2011 RSVP Collectors Exhibit, Lanham, MD USA
2010 Avery Research Institute, Charleston, SC., USA
2009 Canterbury House, Charleston, SC., USA
2009 Middleton Cove, Charleston, SC., USA
2009 Church of the Living God, Queens, NY, USA
2009 HF Gallery, Mt.Rainier, MD. USA
2009 Koffee Therapy, Baltimore, MD., USA
2009 PGAC The Great and Small Paradox, Hyattsville, MD. USA
2008 MN-PPC Arts Heritage Division, Riverdale, MD. USA
2007 PGAC Land Observations Belcrest Blg Center , Hyattsville, MD USA
2006 Graham Collection, Wash. DC USA
2006 Anacostia Art Gallery, Wash. DC USA
2005 Graham Collection, Wash. DC USA
2004 Graham Collection, Wash. DC USA
2004 Parallel Lines Landover Dental Associates, Landover, MD. USA
2004 GIVE THANKS JA-JA Originals Art Gallery Negril Jamaica
2003 Office of Prince Georges Councilman Peter Shapiro. Upper Marlboro, MD. USA
Birds I View project Bird Brain location Seabrook Schoolhouse Historic Site, Seabrook, MD. USA
2002 Studio 2001 Art Gallery Clinton, MD. USA
2001 The Prince Georges Public Playhouse. Hyattsville Md. USA
2000 Joes Movement Emporium Mt. Rainer, MD. USA
Office of the County Executive Prince Georges County, MD. Upper Marlboro, MD. USA
Studio 2001 Art Gallery. Clinton, MD. USA
1998 Ramee Art Gallery Washington DC NE Washington DC USA
Olfus and Dixon On Canvas On Paper Market 5 Gallery Washington.D.C. USA
1994 A one-Day Exhibition of Paintings USIS Auditorium, Mutual Life Building Kingston
Jamaica


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS - GROUP
2019 Black Fine Art Show, Silver Springs, MD. ,USA
2019 B.A.D.C., Rockville, Maryland, USA
2018 Just Lookin Gallery Hagerstown MD, USA
2018 Framed Gallery Cleveland, Ohio, USA
2018 City Gallery Charleston South Carolina, USA
2017 Fabulon Gallery Charleston, SC, USA
2016 Best In Show Moja Juried Art Exhibit Charleston, SC, USA
2015 Fabulon Gallery Charleston, SC, USA
2014 Charleston City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC, USA
2014 Moja Arts Festival Juried Art Exhibit, Charleston, SC, USA
2013 Belmont Legacy, Artist Lofts, Mt. Ranier, MD, USA
2012 City Gallery, North Charleston, S.C., USA
2012 Footlight Theatre, Charleston, S.C. USA
2012 2nd Place Moja Juried Art Exhibitionl, Charleston, S.C. USA
2011 Howard University, Washington, DC, USA
2011 Art In The Garden, Washington, DC USA
2011 Greenfish Gallery, Beaufort, South Carolina, USA
2010 3rd Place Honorable Mention Moja Juried Art Exhibition
2010 I-8-TEE Gaillard Auditorium, Charleston, SC.,USA
2010 Peoples Choice Art Exhibit, Charleston, SC.,USA
2010 Art In The Garden, Washington, DC. USA
2010 The Fabric of a People , Brookgreen Gardens,Murrells Inlet, SC.
2010 Chapel Hill Town Hall, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
2010 You Still Excite Me, Anacostia Gallery, Wash, DC, USA
2009 Best of the Best Show Sale , Charleston, SC.
2009 Private Exhibit, Kiawa Island, Charleston, USA
2009 3rd place winner, Moja Juried Art Exhibition ,Charleston, SC.
2009 Fundrasier Art Exhibit Documentary State of Disrepair
2 Shell Creek, Kiawah Island, SC.
2009 HF Fine Art Gallery, Mount Rainier, MD. ObamaArt Politics USA
2008 Laurel Art Guild Juried Show, Montpelier Art Center, Laurel, MD. USA
2007 HF Fine Art Gallery Mount Rainier, MD. USA
2007 Art In The GardenCollectors Exhibit, Wash. DC. USA
2006 Erotic Blue, Graham Collection, Wash. DC. USA
2006 Skewers Bistro 1633 P st. NW, Wash. DC. USA
2006 Galerie Ornato, Takoma Park, MD. USA
2006 Art in the Garden Wash. DC. USA
2006 Prince Georges County Business Showcase Annapolis, MD. USA
2006 Solutions Graham Collection, Wash. DC. USA
2005 Ecolovisions Coco La Palm Resort, Negril, Jamaica, W.I.
2005 Maryland Arts Day Maryland General Assembly, Annapolis, MD. USA
2004 Art in the Garden Wash. DC. USA
2004 Graham Collection, Wash. DC. USA
2003 Birds Eye View M-NCPPC USA
2003 Washington Area Community Investment Fund 16th Annual Fundraising Event Washington DC USA
2002 The Art of Marriage ArtSpin Gallery, Hyattsville, MD. USA
2001 Artistic Achievement Award from National Museum of African Art International Black Arts Festival Union Station Washington DC USA
1999 Transformations HCAA Hyattsville Municipal Center
Spin on the Familiar University of Maryland, Conference Center, College Park, MD. USA
Gateway Community Arts Summit Northwestern High School, Hyattsville, MD. USA
1998 Holiday Collectors Show Ramee Art Gallery Washington. DC USA
1998 Dance Patterns Dance Place Washington DC
HCAA Summer Show Joes Movement Emporium, Mt. Rainier, MD. USA
Zakiyahs Gallery, Read St. Baltimore, MD. USA
Art Spin 98 Hyattsville Municipal Center Hyattsville, MD. USA
1997 Enigmatic Concepts The Gallery of Fat Dreams, Hyattsville. MD USA 2001 Gallery, Clinton, MD USA
Art Here and Now The Capital Gallery, US Air Arena, Largo, MD. USA

Art Scape Maryland Institute, College of Art, the Fox Building, Baltimore, MD. USA
1996 Ampofo Design Washington. D.C. USA
Spring Art Fair Edmund Burke School Washington. DC USA
1994 The Artist Consortium The Hutwork Gallery Takoma Pk. MD. USA
In Celebration The Artist Consortium, University of Maryland, Conference Center, College Park, MD. USA
Opening Exhibit The Artist Consortium Gallerie, 1800 Belmont Arts Bldg. 1800 Belmont Rd. NW Wash. DC USA
1993 Art Show Art Sale Galerie 500, 500 9th St. SE Wash. DC
All That Jazz Office of Congress Woman Eleanor Holmes Norton D.C. USA

1992 The Wyche Fine Arts Studio, NW Wash. D.C USA
Rededication Ceremony MLK, Jr. Center. Glenarden, MD. USA
1991 The Artist Consortium South Eastern University, Washington. DC USA
The Artist Consortium Howard University, Washington. DC USA

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Artist Publications



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http: www.kimmorgangregory.com FESTIVALSEVENTSWEDDINGS FESTIVALS PICCOLO-Spoleto-2012 PICCOLO-SPOLETO-JURIED-ART
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March 12, 2010
You Still Excite Me A Sensuous Art Show Features Hampton Olfus
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March 12m 2010 until April 4, 2010 Anacostia Art Gallery and Boutique Washington, DC

"You Still Excite Me " A Sensuous Art Show will be on exhibit until April 4, 2010 at Anacostia Art Gallery and Boutique in Washington DC. This erotic art show uses suggestive images to interpret the erotic. Artwork by artists, Poncho Brown, Francine Haskins, Michele Foster-Lucas, Adrianne Mills, Hampton Olfus, Jr. and Greg Paige will be featured. An Opening Gourmet Reception will be held this evening at 18h.

Hampton Olfus states, "Art for me is a journey, of a life force expressing it's self through the human experience. Each artist has a vision or personal statement for their artistic journey. My artistic vision, is to be as true,to those who love art, as I I'm to my artistic self. I attempt to transfer the energy of discovery, from the studio to the exhibit space.And I also would like to make the gallery owners happy without the art work becoming,predictable. Too acquire the artistic wisdom of the masters, and remain as fearless as a child, with a box of crayons staring at a blank wall."

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Hampton R. Olfus Jr. originals
Art Business News Mar 1, 2008 45 Words ILLUSTRATION OMITTED HAMPTON R. OLFUS JR. is proud to announce the release of Madonna and Child. An original acrylic on canvas, the piece is sized at 22 x 28 inches and retails for 1,995. Call 240-602-2733 e-mail holfus@aol.com visit www.talentmatch.com olfus for more information.

Observing Lay of the Land Art ...
The Washington Post Sep 13, 2007 267 Words Artist Hampton R. Olfus Jr. will meet the public at the opening reception of his exhibit "Land Observations" from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow. The exhibit is a compilation...

Hampton R. Olfus, Jr. originals
Art Business News Sep 1, 2007 30 Words HAMPTON R. OLFUS, JR. announces the release of Blues For New Orleans. The acrylic is sized at 15 x 22 inches and retails for 1,550. For more information, call 301-422-6915. ILLUSTRATION OMITTED

Exotic Island Is Artist's Muse Jamaican Memories Inhabit His Work
The Washington Post Feb 14, 2002 Natalie Hopkinson 619 Words Twenty years ago, Hampton Olfus Jr. liked his life as a Prince George's County artist well enough. Even his day job as a letter carrier had its charms, being in the...

An Unusual Reason to Visit the Dentist
The Washington Post Aug 19, 2004 Sara Gebhardt 502 Words ...traditional art spaces may just be that something. Since last month, approximately 30 pieces by Hyattsville artists Hampton Olfus Jr. and Donald McCray have decorated the walls of the large dental office, which sits between Marshalls and RadioShack in Largo...

WHAT'S HAPPENING
The Washington Post Jun 28, 2007 787 Words ...KALEIDOSCOPE" -- 11 a.m.-7 p.m. tomorrow, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Artwork by T.H. Gomillion, Pamela Hilliard and Hampton R. Olfus Jr. H F Fine Arts, 3311 Rhode Island Ave., Mount Rainier. Free. 301-887-0080. MIXED MEDIA -- 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays... ..

On Route Less Traveled, ARTSpin Calls It a Day
The Washington Post Jan 9, 2003 Nicole M. Miller 787 Words ...district develops, organizers are expecting it to become a destination for art lovers. In the meantime, artists such as Hampton Olfus Jr., ARTSpin's curator, realize that the new district is the center of attention. "That's where the energies and the focus of...

BEST BETS
The Washington Post Jul 4, 2002 270 Words ...are on exhibit at ArtSpin Gallery. "Art-Mates" features the work of Heather and Kwabena Ampofo-Anti, and Susan and Hampton Olfus Jr. The couples' works have roots in African, Jamaican, Native American and European styles. They will be on display beginning...

What's Happening
The Washington Post Jun 14, 2007 787 Words ...10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, through June 30. Artwork by T.H. Gomillion, Pamela Hilliard and Hampton R. Olfus Jr. There will be a meet-and-greet with the artists from 3 to 6 p.m. June 23. H F Fine Arts, 3311 Rhode Island Ave., Mount Rainier...

WHAT'S DOING
The Washington Post Mar 28, 2002 787 Words ...Rd., Riverdale Park. 5. 301- 864-0420. "TROPICAL INTERLUDES" -- Through Sunday. Paintings in a variety of media by Hampton Olfus Jr. Joe's Movement Emporium, 3802 34th St., Mount Rainier. Free. 301-699-1819. "WHAT IS IT " -- Through Sunday. Visitors are asked...







by Jeffrey Lyles




Staff Writer

February 24, 2000

Hyattsville resident Hampton R. Olfus Jr. doesn't just want people to see his paintings, he wants them to feel it.

"I want people to feel the energy and respond to the piece on an emotional level rather than just seeing a pretty picture," said Olfus, 46. "I'd like them to feel something really deep that they can relate to instead of just something visual."

To help accomplish that goal, Olfus agreed to become the first featured artist in a yearlong series of exhibits at Joe's Movement Emporium located at 3802 34th St. in Mount Rainier. The 11-piece exhibit debuted Feb. 13 and will run until March 30.

Olfus, also the president of the Hyattsville Community Artists Alliance, works in acrylics, pen and ink, pencil, watercolor, impressionism, abstract, contemporary and mixed media.

The art featured at the exhibit focuses on his work during the 1990s.

"I've known Emporium co-owner Brooke Kidd for five years, and we had always talked about doing something together," said Olfus. "I wanted to do a one-man exhibit, and I decided to do it for Black History Month."

Among the pieces featured, Olfus displayed "Charles Mingus," a tribute to Ray Charles and Charles Mingus, and "Genesis," which depicts the first book of the Bible.

Co-owner Ajax Joe Drayton and Kidd said they were ecstatic about adding a new dimension to the dance studio, which Drayton said livens up the studio.

"We wanted to have more visual arts and help support local artists by bringing in more art patrons," said Kidd. "In featuring local artists, we provide yet another venue for people to come in and display their artistic talent. Plus, we like having the pieces that feature dancers."

While Joe's Movement Emporium had featured art exhibits before in its four-year history, Kidd said that the art would be less sporadic and become an ongoing presence at the studio. Every six weeks, a new artist will be featured.

"We'd had about six exhibitions before, but we thought it would really speak loudly for us if we keep an ongoing art presence here to let people know that we're not just about dance," she said.

"This also helps us relate dance to other art forms and besides, it looks good on the walls. We've had a handful of people come in, and we're definitely hoping that by informing the public, we'll get more people to check us out."

To help promote the event, Joe's Movement Emporium hosted a reception Saturday where guests could meet Olfus and purchase some of his artwork. The art ranges from 100 to 2,000.

Olfus said that while he would have liked to have seen more people, those that did attend the reception were impressed with his work, and he was able to sell several pieces.

"I find Hampton to be a particularly accessible artist, and I really enjoy the stylistic look to his work," said Drayton.

"It represents not only African culture, but also European and American. Some of his more contemporary paintings remind me of some parties I used to go to back in the '70s, so his work becomes even more personal for me."

In addition to adding a new feature for Joe's Movement Emporium, the exhibits will provide another service -- familiarizing the youths that come to the studio with another art form.

"As part of our 'Sweeping the Avenue' performance in April, the children will debut their own art exhibit based on what they've seen up to that point," said Kidd. "The kids are really looking forward to it and are certainly appreciating Hampton's art.





An Unusual Reason to Visit the Dentist

By Sara Gebhardt
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, August 19, 2004 Page PG23

The sensory landscape of Landover Dental Associates -- the medicinal smell, the high-pitched whine of the drill, the staff members in scrubs and rubber gloves -- leaves something to be desired. An art show by two local men who usually display their work in more traditional art spaces may just be that something.

Since last month, approximately 30 pieces by Hyattsville artists Hampton Olfus Jr. and Donald McCray have decorated the walls of the large dental office, which sits between Marshalls and RadioShack in Largo Town Center. The exhibition, called "Parallel Lines," pairs Olfus's bright, Caribbean-inspired paintings and McCray's black and white photography and etchings.
Hampton Olfus Jr., seen in 2002 with one of his paintings, organized a show of his work and the photographs and etchings of fellow Hyattsville artist Donald McCray that is on display at Landover Dental Associates.
Olfus organized the show for the office, where he has been a patient for 30 years. The former curator of the ArtSpin Gallery in Hyattsville branched out on his own after it closed last year, opting to leave the Hyattsville Community Artists Alliance, which ran the gallery, at the same time.

"It was time to move on and do different things. I figured it would be easier for me to do it alone than with a group. . . . You always have to compromise within a group, and I'm at the stage where I don't want to do that," said Olfus, who also works as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.

His last major solo show was in February at a resort in Negril, Jamaica, which he has visited annually since 1981. The country's influence is apparent in his work -- vibrant scenes depicting Caribbean landscapes in rich earth tones, sand in the foreground and mountains in the distance. Olfus's colorful work contrasts with that of McCray, whose black and white images run the gamut from portraiture to ocean waves.

The pair met as teenagers in Glenarden and belonged to the area's active community of artists and musicians during the 1960s and '70s. Although work by both has appeared in group shows in the past, this is their first joint exhibition.

Olfus doesn't see exhibiting his art in a dentist's office as an indignity. He said he enjoys the freedom he is granted within the space. After "Parallel Lines" closes, he will continue to curate shows there.

"I'm looking just to do other things," Olfus said. He is interested in and inspired by working with artists in other media, he said. Olfus said he hopes his shows, particularly their opening receptions, reflect this interest: "I want you to see it visually, but also for you to involve your ears, your nose, your taste buds, your heart."

And no, he's not talking about the sound of Muzak or the taste of fluoride. With each upcoming exhibition, Olfus plans to stage a festive celebration, similar to the one he organized last month to launch "Parallel Lines," incorporating live music, spoken word and dance.

"Every time we do a show I want something different, so audiences can always be excited about something," the artist said. "The people I'm working with now are like-minded. It's good to change up and reinvent yourself and find people on the same page."

"Parallel Lines...

Artist Collections



Prince George's Arts Council. Hyattsville, Md. USA
Dr. Victor Henry, Bladensburg, Md. USA
Mrs. Vanessa Hamlet, Mitchellville, Md, USA
Mr. James Pinkney, Wash.DC, USA
Ms. Ann Brown, Woodmore, Md. USA
Max Robinson Center, Wash,DC, USA
Mr. Rod Willoughby, Wasn,DC, USA
Mr. Lee Conway, Wash,DC, USA
Mr. Rudolph Carter, Wash,DC, USA
Dr.Leon Wilmer, Wash, DC, USA
Mrs.Cheryl Miner, Wash. DC, USA
Mr. Dale Johnson, Annp. Md, USA
Mr. Alan Hope, Kingston, Jamaica
Mr. Weston Rodney, Kingston, Jamaica
Ms. Judith Widerburn, Kingston, Jamaica
Mr. George Duke, USA
Wiencek & Associates,Gaithersburg MD. USA
Dan Allison Lake Forest Park WA 98155
Mrs. Malloy, Charleston, SC. USA
Mr. Alfred Ray, Charleston, SC. USA
The College of Charleston, Avery Research Center for African American History, Charleston, SC. USA...

Artist Favorites



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