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"Georgetown International Fine Arts Competition"
2000-03-19 until 2000-04-19
USA United States of America
The Georgetown International Fine Arts Competition, now in its fourth year, is a worldwide call for artists to submit slides or digital images of their two dimensional or wall-hung three-dimensional works for review by an outside juror.
The process starts with the gallery inviting an independent juror to curate the show. Past jurors have included Joe Shannon, a well known DC-area artist and art critic for Art in America magazine. This year, Margarida Kendall Hull, a highly acclaimed DC-area artist and a respected professor of art at George Mason University selected the work for the exhibition.
Ms. Kendall Hull reviewed nearly one thousand entries from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Latin America, Canada and every state in the U.S. before selecting 23 artists from various parts of the United States, Canada, Lithuania and Romania.
As part of the competition, over $1500 is awarded. The juror selects the prize winners after reviewing the actual work. Additionally, the Best of Show winner is invited to have a solo exhibition the following year, and other prizewinners are included in the Fraser Gallery's annual summer group show.
This competition has been instrumental in bringing new artists to the Washington art scene, says Catriona Fraser, owner and director of the Fraser Gallery. Artists who otherwise would never have had the chance to show their work in the DC area.
Regional artists are well represented in the 23 selected artists. Baltimore artist Allegra Marquart and Virginia artists Aylene Fallah, Sheila Giolitti, and Steven Kenny join DC artists Erica Brotman and Scott Hutchison.
The exhibition runs from March 17 through April 19, 2000 and opens with a catered reception (free and open to the public) for the selected artists and presentation of awards on Friday, March 17, 2000 from 6-9 PM. The Fraser Gallery is one of the seven Canal Square galleries located at 1054 31st Street, NW in Georgetown, Washington, DC. The gallery can be reached at 202/298-6450 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.