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Arts Week: Expressions Portrait Competition Reception


Arts Week

Expressions Portrait Competition Reception

Join us for the reception to our 9th Annual Expression Portrait competition! Competition juror and renowned artist Judith Peck selected the finalists and will announce winners of the competition during the Awards Reception on Saturday, October 14, 2017, 7 to 9 p.m. 

37 stunning and diverse portraits in various mediums were selected from 77 submissions by 42 artists. The artists selected to exhibit are Cathy Abramson, Lesa Cook, Andrew Desa, Rene Dickerson, Christine Dixon, Robert Gilbert, Samantha Hand, Marcia Klioze, Morgan Kulesza, Kathryn Lane, Cathleen Lawless, Joyce Lee, Nathan Loda, Isabella Martire, Caleb Mathews, Dan Mihalko, Meredith Morris, Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro, Jennifer Rutherford, Thomas Segars, Lorena Selim, Ruth Sievers, Scott Sullivan, Eric Westbrook, Anna Willard, and Lis Zadravec. 

Judith Peck is a Washington, DC area allegorical figurative artist who has exhibited her work in venues nationally and internationally including the Masur Museum of Art, the Alexandria Museum of Art’s International exhibit both in Louisiana, the Lore Degenstein Gallery Competition at Susquehanna University, and Florida A&M University’s Pinnacle Competition all receiving awards, both Context and Aqua Art Miami, a solo at the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts in New Castle, Pennsylvania, and shows at galleries around the country including Abend Gallery in Denver and Yeleen Gallery in Miami.  She was awarded the Strauss Fellowship Grant from Fairfax County, Virginia as well as an International Artist-in-Residence for two months in Salzburg Austria. Her paintings have been featured numerous times in American Art Collector Magazine, Poets /Artists, The Artist’s Magazine,  iARTisas, Combustus, Tradition and Transformation and the Ashen Rainbow, books by Ori Z. Soltes, as well as the Kress Project book published by the Georgia Museum of Art.