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June 28-October 1, 2017

Award winners were announced at the Opening Reception on June 28. Photo by Karen Cohen.

Hill Center Galleries presents our annual Hill Center Galleries Regional Juried Exhibition. Featuring over 100 artists from DC, Virginia and Maryland, the exhibition was juried by Claude L. Elliott, Curator and Arts Consultant.

Join us for our Closing Reception with the artists on Tuesday, September 19, from 7:30-9 pm. Representatives from local Arts Councils in DC. Maryland, and Virginia will make presentations to artists about opportunities for fellowships, residencies, and exhibitions. The presentations will begin at 8:15 pm and will include: Arlington Commission for the Arts, Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, and Busboys and Poets.

The award winners are as follows (scroll down to see the pieces of art):

1st Place ($1000 award winner): Claudia Gibson-Hunter, Boundless Ritual #1

2nd Place ($750 award winner): Judith Peck, Pendulum

3rd Place ($500 award winner): Ju Yun, Birth of Nature

Honorable Mentions:

Justyne Fischer, Loosie Law

Kay Fuller, Finding My Way

Gediyon Kifle, Gray I

Morgan Monceaux, Slim Jones

Richard Weiblinger, Jetty Danger 9252

 

Artists included in the show are:

Mary Ellen Abrecht – Kasse Andrews-Weller – Nancy Arons – Ken Bachman – Anne Barnes – Walter Birkel – Ralph Blessing – Rachael Bohlander – Madison Bolls – Anne Bouie – Alan Braley – Sally Brucker – Judy Buelow – Christopher Buoscio – Adjoa J. Burrowes – Kimberley Bursic – Sally Canzoneri – Adam Chamy – Greta Chapin McGill – Anne Cherubim – Marilyn Christiano – Paula Cleggett – Pat Coates – Karen Cohen – Ron Colbroth – IBe’ Bulinda Crawley – Pamela Crockett – Sally Davies – Timothy DeVenney – Sam Dixon – Pamela Drobnyk – Sean Dudley – Elizabeth Eby – Cheryl Edwards – Nereide Ellis – Justyne Fischer – Kate Fitzpatrick – Christopher Fowler – Rik Freeman – Laurance Frierson – Bob Fuller – Kay Fuller – Abbie Fundling – Ric Garcia – Claudia Gibson-Hunter – Susan Goldman – M. Alexander Gray – Elizabeth Halper – Tara Hamilton – Robin Harris – David Harris – Nicol Hockett – Warren Jackson – Barbara Johnson – Wayson Jones – Alex Kasten – Gediyon Kifle  – Stana Kimball – Gloria Kirk – Lauren Kotkin – JoAnn Lamicella Laboy – Kevin Leonard – Addison Likins – Rachel Mann – Jane Mann – Aline Martinez – Kevin Milstead – Kathryn Mohrman – Morgan Monceaux – Nicholas Moses – Jenny Nordstrom – Linda Norton – Rindy OBrien – William Olexik – John Pacheco – Stacey Lane Patterson – Judith Peck – Luis Peralta Del Valle – Ann Pickett – Atousa Raissyan – Karl Rudd – Rick Ruggles – Dana Saxerud – Wil Scott – Judy Searles – Stu Searles – Sherry Selevan – Gail Shaw-Clemons – Anne Shields – Wendy Sittner – Alex Tolstoy – Maria Valle-Riestra – Carol Waite – Thomas Walsh – Richard Weiblinger – Joyce Wellman – Corinne Whitlatch – Bobbi Wolcott – Ju Yun – Lis Zadravec – Karen Zens

About the Show in the Words of Claude Elliott

Brave New World by Addison Likins

More than 120 artists residing in the District, Maryland, and Virginia responded to the call for the 5th annual Hill Center Galleries Regional Juried Exhibition.

My goal is to create a compelling and exciting exhibition that features as many works as space allows. The selection criteria include artistic sensibility, personal vision, execution, soulfulness and insightfulness. Most important is the power of the image and its emotional impact, i.e., a work of art that makes you think or feel.

With over 560 images submitted, the judging was competitive. Based on artistic merit, 104 were selected. This is indicative of the many exciting artists working in regional studios, print workshops and photo labs. Thanks to every artist who submitted work for review.

My wish is that you visit often and take the time to look closely.

About Claude Elliott

Claude Elliott, arts consultant, has served on review panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. In 2013 he retired from Step Afrika! as Deputy Director. Prior to moving to Washington, DC, he was a Program Officer with the Rhode Island Foundation where he managed a fund for the creation of new works and fellowships for visual artists, writers, and music composers. He interned at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library of Congress and National Gallery of Art. He has a Master of Arts in Art History from the University of Mississippi.

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Award Winners

1st Place: Claudia Gibson-Hunter


2nd Place: Judith Peck


3rd Place: Ju Yun


Honorable Mention: Morgan Monceaux


Honorable Mention: Justyne Fischer


Honorable Mention: Gediyon Kilfe


Honorable Mention: Kay Fuller


Honorable Mention: Richard Weiblinger

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