Collector’s View 2014


Sharing the private collections of a select and diverse group of DC contemporary art collectors through special receptions, Collector's View guests will be privy to learn, from an insider's perspective, the motivations, interests and passions of these dynamic collectors on the work they collect. Light fare and libations will be served at each View.

Participation in the 2014 Collector’s View Series is $50 dollars per person for each “view”.  Full Series Supporters will receive complimentary attendance to this year’s Artist View.

Participation in this special series is limited.  To register, please contact Transformer at or 202.483.1102.  Online registration is also available at

VIEW 1: Tony Podesta - Kalorama
Sunday, April 6, 6-8pm

Tony Podesta invites Collector's View guests into his home to see newly installed photographs, paintings, and sculpture by artists including Ilit Azoulay, Louise Bourgeois, Beatriz Milhazes, Thomas Demand, Anna Gaskell, and Petrina Hicks.

VIEW 2: Marnie & Howard Owens - Georgetown
Thursday, April 17, 6-8pm

Los Angeles transplants Marnie & Howard Owens invite Collector's View guests to their Georgetown home to view selections from their contemporary photography collection, including work by artists Alex Prager, Malick Sadibé, Tierney Gearon, Sam Falls, and Massimo Vitali.

VIEW 3: Mirella & Dani Levinas - Georgetown
Sunday, May 4, 4-6pm

Long-time contemporary art collectors, Mirella and Dani Levinas open their beautiful home to share their very personal international collection. With a strong concentration in Latin American art, the collection includes contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, and video by established living artists and young and emerging artists, such as: Cildo Meireles, Waltercio Caldas, Vik Muniz, Cristian Segura, José Dávila, Iván Navarro, Tunga, and Javier Arce.

VIEW 4: Steve Elmendorf - Logan Circle
Thursday, May 8, 6-8pm

Washington collector and Hirshhorn trustee Steve Elmendorf welcomes you to his home, a Logan Circle townhouse with interiors by Joe Ireland.  His collection includes minimalism, hard edge abstraction and photography.   Artists include: Anne Truitt, John McLaughlin, Al Held, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol Lewitt, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nan Goldin, and Philip-Lorca diCorcia.

Artist View: Julie Wolfe - Capitol Hill
Sunday, May 18, 4-6pm

Collector's View full series supporters are invited to the home and studio of Julie Wolfe. Her four level Capitol Hill row house is a work of art in itself with carefully curated installations everywhere. On view will be past and present work as well as in-progress drawings and paintings. Participants will also get a glimpse of a sound and video installation and one of her experimental water study installations alongside a live algae farm of varying shades of green.


Many thanks to our 2014 Collector's View Hosts and Sponsors PHILLIPS, Evers & Co. Real Estate, Comet Ping Pong, and Washington Life Magazine.