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This year’s show was juried by Myrtis Bedolla, owner of Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, MD. Artists from District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia were invited to submit original hanging work, in any medium, to be considered. Response from the call was significant, with 165 artists submitting nearly 700 pieces. Bedolla selected 94 pieces for the show, representing work from 85 artists.

Award winners
1st Place: Linda Lowery – Aya
2nd Place: Jim Haller – Triptych
3rd Place: Sally Canzoneri – DC Stores: 1942 and 2014

Honorable Mentions
Kasse Andrews-Weller – In The Beginning Quilt…
Sean Dudley – Dukochanmon
Chris Hanson – Early Morning Walk
David Harris – Thorny Issues
Maria Illingworth – Rosie
James Klumpner – #57
Sharon Malley – School Chums
Khanh Nguyen – Porcelain III
Felicia Reed – Choices
Glenn Strachan – Woman in Recline, Siem Reap, Cambodia

About the juror

Myrtis Bedolla, is Founding Director of Galerie Myrtis, a contemporary fine art gallery in Baltimore, Maryland. The gallery specializes in twentieth and twenty-first century American art with a focus on work created by African American artists. Bedolla possesses over 30 years of experience as an advisor to private collectors, and public and private institutions in the acquisition and deaccession of fine art; and provides professional curatorial services, lectures and educational programming to corporate, civic and arts organizations.

The recipient of the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, African Language Institute, Shona Language and Culture, from Michigan State University; Bedolla holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland, University College, and received her curatorial training at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, and earned certificates in Cultural Theory for Curators and Curatorial Procedures from the Node Center for Curatorial Studies, Berlin, Germany.

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