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New Video work!

X: Artists Throwing Rocks

10 short collaborative pieces about making art and sending it out into the world.

On view in the video lounge at the massive new DC art event (e)merge

Capitol Skyline Hotel, Sept. 22- 25.


I am pleased and honored to announce that my work was recently accepted into the Drawing Center's Viewing Program.

Busy in the studio making a piece
selected by Vesela Sretenovic of the Phillips Collection
for the WPA Auction and some new work.

Feel free to contact me for a studio visit.


Last week to see
"There they have been from their childhood...
and can only see before them"

Installation exhibition at Container Space Gallery
George Mason University Nov. 4- Nov. 28, 2010
gallery hours M-Th 1-7 or by appointment


Heading to the PULSE Art Fair, Miami
with Camper Contemporary, December 1-6, 2010.


"Art Dick-tator", projected performance via Skype
Global Container XII
Polymer Kultuuritehas, Tallinn, August 26 sometime after 7 PM

Nice mention by Lisa Gold of the WPA in the Washington City Paper regarding my ARCADE window @ the DC Convention Center.


24 Hour Drawing Project #7
8 AM Sat, May 22- 8 AM Sun, May 23, 2010
Melbourne Central, lvl 2, Latrobe Street side

22-piece all girl rock orchestra
June 6, 2010
Bar Open, Melbourne
w/ The Stabs, Bum Creek, & Drunk Dial

A big thank you to all of the folks who came to the fire sale in February. Your purchases paid for all of my gallery fees and materials costs for my show in Melbourne. Images TK


Open Fire SALE
Sunday Feb. 28, 12-5 pm, 52 O St., NW
Come support my upcoming sojourn to Australia and fill your home with art

"Slight Shifts"
Installations on paper
A.R.S. Upstairs @ the Napier Hotel, Fitzroy, Melbourne
April 1-22, 2010

24 Hr. Drawing Project
Melbourne, Australia
March 27-28, 2010

I was privileged to be one of the 36 DC artists
whose studios were visited by Mera Rubell in December.
Hence, a photo of me in a recent Art in America online article.


New Temporary Installations of Distance and Disintegration at
the Chelsea Hotel by
Hannah Bertram
Kendall Nordin

Friday 18th September
23rd st between 7th and 8th Ave.
Please call/text
for the suite number on Friday.



Kendall is currently in Tallinn, Estonia at the Polymer Kultuuritehas as an artist-in-residence . She is giving a workshop on everyday materials for children, exhibiting an installation of her recent musical collaboration, "Tshuvah", as well as creating a site-specific work on the ceiling of the old toy factory. She will be back in DC and available for studio visits in August.


FIRE sale

Sunday, June 7, 2009

3 PM til it's done

52 O St., NW

to fund residency in Tallinn, Estonia at the Polymer Kultuuritehas

residency dates June 22 - July 20, 2009


Save the Date

April 25-26 11 AM - 5 PM

O St. Studios

Open Studios

52 O St., NW, WDC

Participating artists include: Kendall Nordin, Lisa Marie Thalhammer, Stevens Jay Carter, Ben Tolman, Andrea Haffner, Andy Holtin, Holly & Ashlee Temple, Rebecca Kallem, Michael Mansfield, The Department of Furniture, Thom Flynn


THIS WEEKEND from Friday, March 13 @ 9 AM to Saturday, March 14 @ 9 AM, The Hamiltonian Gallery (1353 U St., NW) hosts the first 24-Hour Drawing Project to be performed in Australia and the US simultaneously.

Artists participating in the DC event: Kendall Nordin, Leah K White, Leah Frankel, Erica Prince, Heather Bregman, & Sarah Ritch. All the works relate to duration and space.



Several "Trading Cards" will be a part of All Small Redux

The Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA from Feb. 12- Mar. 2


"Headless" will be in Paperworks: On & Of Paper

University of West Florida Art Gallery. The show runs from Jan. 15- Feb.



**24 Hour Drawing Project**

This Friday, the Warehouse Theater and Gallery in Washington, D.C., will host the fifth occurrence of the 24-Hour Drawing Project, an international collaboration between Hannah Bertram and Kendall Nordin.

Conceived and first performed by Bertram and Nordin in Melbourne, Australia, in 2005, the project involves a group of artists who work for 24 hours in a row. During the project's duration, the working space is open to the public.

There is no exhibition after the conclusion of the event.

The artists involved are not obliged to "draw" in the traditional sense. They may instead work on any act of art involving what the project's founders call "intensive attention or effort." The atmosphere will be what you, the visitors, make of it.

Please join us for this endurance art experience.

The 24-Hour Drawing Project
Friday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. through Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m.
Free and open to the public

The Warehouse Theater and Gallery
1017 7th St NW, Washington, DC



I have two events coming up in the DC area that I hope you can attend!


Into the Light
March 29 - May 3

Into the Light is a juried exhibition with a selection of artwork that focuses on one or all of the following topics, LIGHT, INNOVATION or OPTIMISM.

Mark Planisek, Marie Cobb, Lynn Silverman, Craig Kraft, Emily Erb, Phil Stein, Joan Belmar, Cathlyn Newell, Kendall Nordin

Opening Reception: Saturday March 29th, 2008 at 7pm.
Gallery Hours: Noon– 5pm , Tuesday through Friday and 11am to 5pm on Saturdays.

Honfleur Gallery
1241 Good Hope Rd., SE
Washington D.C.

And #2:

52 O St., NW
Open Studios
Over 23 artists in one cool building. One fun weekend.
April 26 & 27, 11AM-5PM


It's true. Tomorrow I'm having a very informal open studio. Come by and have a beverage, look around, chat! If you're so inclined, buy a present for someone.

Sat. Dec. 1, 2007
12- 5 pm
52 O St., NW

Hope to see you.


Astroturf Art & the Keegan Theatre present the work of Kendall Nordin.

kendall nordin: a brief transformation
church street theater (1742 church street, b/t 17th and 18th,
one block from p st.) one night only
saturday, january 27, 2007
libations, etc.

Come view artwork created with influences as diverse as life in Australia, the architecture of an historic theater, and William Shakespeare's "The Tempest".

Stay for a drink...and the 8:00pm performance of "The Tempest" - with discounted tickets offered to Astroturf fans! ($5 off each ticket when "astroturf" is mentioned at the ticket window).