A few things to know about Philippa
A few art projects she has imagined and produced:
The Van Ness Social Club is new-fashioned town square and social gathering where neighbors young and old can get to know each other.
IF YOU LIVED HERE: An interactive, site-specific installation that explores the meaning of home through personal reflection and within historical and archaeological context.
SEE/CHANGE: A temporary creative pacemaking video art and community engagement project that put a human face on how population change and revitalization are affecting the Park View and Pleasant Plains neighborhoods of lower Georgia Avenue.
Supernova: International performance art festival over three days throughout the streets and underused spaces of Rosslyn, Virginia.
LUMEN8Anacostia: Temporary arts and culture festival in underutilized spaces.
Cherry Blast I, II, III, IV, and V: Annual alternative, multi-media art and music events in raw spaces throughout DC. An official event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
White Party: Art, dance, games, and technology in an interactive experience at The Phillips Collection.
North Capitol Main Street Art Walk: Summer showcase of sculptures placed in front yards of residences along a main street in the Bloomingdale neighborhood.
ZestFest: Pop-up performing arts sidewalk festival over 10 days.
A few talks she has given:
"Measuring Social Placemaking One Conversation At a Time" | Placemaking Week 2017 Amsterdam | October 12, 2017.
"Seeing Your Way to Civil Discourse" | TEDxAmericanUniversity | June 22, 2017.
"Sparks Creativity Connects Roundtable" | June 6, 2017.
"Creative Placemaking: SEE/CHANGE" | DC Ideas Fest | May 5, 2017.
"Call To Community" | VisionDC Arts and Urban Innovation Summit | April 24, 2017.
"Promoting Civil Discourse By Reaching Across the Political Divide" | School of International Service, American University | April 19, 2017.
"Creating Compassion and Empathy Through Art" | St. John's Norwood Adult Forums | February 12, 2017.
"SEE/CHANGE: How Portraiture Can Increase Empathy and Spark Dialogue” | National Portrait Gallery Lunchbag Seminars | February 9, 2017.
“Reimagining Real Estate as a Catalyst for Community Development” | City First Foundation “Commerce, Culture, and Community Investment” Conference | October 5, 2016.
"Everyday Entrepreneurs" | She Says: Global Creative Network for Women | September 15, 2016.
“Connecting in the Digital Age” | dcWebfest Summit | September 20, 2014.
"What could be true of the visual arts scene in the DC region in 5 years?" | Art Table DC: STATE OF ART2 | February 22, 2016.
“Get Curious and Get Uncomfortable: Figuring Out Your Personal Values and Living By Them” | Creative Mornings | June 27, 2014.
“Bridging the art-business divide: Artists and business people hold the keys to each others’ success—and survival.” | TEDxWDC | June 18, 2012.
A few articles that have been written about her:
CityLab, “Encouraging Neighbors to See Eye To Eye,” November 17, 2016.
Origin Magazine, “100 Top Creatives,” March/April 2015.
Metro Connection on WAMU 88.5, “Philippa Hughes: A D.C. Artist Living Like Her Hair Is On Fire,” by Rebecca Sheir (January 24, 2014.)
The Washington Post, “For Artists and Patron, Sharing Space Is a Piece of (Art)work,” by Kriston Capps (May 16, 2011).
Capitol File, “Home Story, An Art Lover’s Sanctuary,” by Jackie Kucinich (May 4, 2011).
Washington City Paper, “The Philippa Collection,” by Kriston Capps (October 22, 2010).
Southern Living, “Insider’s Guide to Buying Art for Less,” by Christie Findlay (September 2010).
BBC World News America, “Why art galleries are embracing the internet,” by Jane O’Brien (September 9, 2010).
Town & Country, “A Monumental Change,” by Annie Groer (November 2009).
The Washington Post, “’08 Fall Arts Preview: The Cultural Crowd’s Refreshing Faces: Remaking the Scene,” by Lavanya Ramanathan (September 14, 2008).
A few organizations she has supported:
Arts Coalition for the Dupont Underground, Board Chair.
Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, Board Member.
- MakeDC, Advisory Board.
DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Commissioner (2008-2013).
The Awesome Foundation, Trustee.
PostClassical Ensemble, Board Member (2012-2013).
Flashpoint Gallery, Advisory Panel (2008-2010).
Arlington Arts Center, Board and Catalyst Committee (2009-2011).
Taffety Punk, an alternative theater company dedicated to making theater smart and affordable founded by DC actors, Board Member.
Barrelhouse Magazine, an alternative literary magazine of pop flotsam and cultural jetsam founded by DC writers, Board Member.
Washington Film Institute, Board Member.
The Studio Visit, a web journal dedicated to contemporary visual artists and their process, Board Member.
A few honors that have been bestowed on her:
Washington City Paper Best Arts Blog.
Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar.
The Washington Post’s Favorite D.C. Arts Tweeter.
DC Humanities Council, Distinguished Service to Humanities Award.