Membership in The Art League is open to all and provides entry to a fellowship of over 1,000 artists with a wide range of exhibition and education opportunities. Member artists participate in monthly, juried exhibits - juried by noted fine art professionals from throughout the Washington area and beyond. Our engaging exhibition schedule makes The Art League Gallery an intriguing art space for gallery visitors in the DC metropolitan area to view original art of all media by talented artists from throughout Washington and the Mid-Atlantic region. Contact:703-683-1780, http://www.theartleague.org/.
My image "Secluded Morning" (c2009CarolSimonsHuddleston) has been chosen to be included in the First Juried Photographic Competition hosted by the Lorton Arts Foundation and Workhouse Arts Center. The juror, Ann Shumard, is Curator of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. Ms. Shummard joined the MPG in 1979 and has worked exclusively in the Photography Department since 1981. Prior to her appointment as Curator of Photographs in 2001, she served as the Department's Assistant Curator. Throughout her tenure, she has played an integral role in the development, research, and interpretation of the National Portrait Gallery's photography collection which now numbers more than 10,000 objects. The exhibit of juried images will be on display from July 29-August 22, 2009 in gallery W-16 of the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA, http://www.workhousearts.org/. The public is invited to attend an awards presentation and reception for this show on Sunday, August 9 from 2:00-4:00pm.
"Secluded Morning" has also been chosen to be included in a juried collection of contemporary art, American Art Collector, published by Alcove Books, Berkeley, CA. The publication (to be printed in Hong Kong in October 2009) includes works by over 300 artists working in both 2-D (painting, photography, printmaking, digital media) and 3-D (ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, metal, mixed media, wood). Now in its sixth year, 3,500 copies of American Art Collector will be mailed to galleries, collectors, and art consultants. Jurors for the publication are California College of the Arts painting instructor Howard Eige and Oakland, CA gallery owner Jan Christensen-Heller, http://www.alcovebooks.net/.
My photograph "Sunlit Balcony" was nominated for a BLACK AND WHITE Spider Award on October 19, 2008 in the Still Life category (Classification: Amateur). Celebrating its 5th year, Black and White Spider Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography.
The Awards are juried by the world's most prestigious curators, auctioneers, editors, and dealers of black and white photography, including captains of the industry from SOTHEBY'S, ARMORY SHOW, VII, TATE GALLERY, COMMUNICATION ARTS, PDN, FRATELLI ALINARI, HEFFEL FINE ARTS, and more. Nominees vie for 132 title awards representing the best work of the year. Receiving a Black and White Spider Award is an endorsement of distinction from the most trusted names in the business, http://www.thespiderawards.com/.
Lastly, members of the Workhouse Photographic Society (WPS), hung their new exhibit in our studio in Gallery W-6 at the Workhouse Arts Center on July 12, 2009, which will be available for viewing through September 13, 2009. Included among the ten new works that I have hanging in the exhibit are four figure studies in black and white, and two new color images recently shot in Santa Fe, the latter hanging in our "Small Works" display.
At the time of each WPS show change, one member hangs a solo show. Area photographer Jen Chappell is currently the featured artist at the Workhouse Photographic Society. There will be an artist’s reception Saturday, August 1st from 7:00 – 9:00pm and all those interested are invited to attend. Visit http://www.workhousearts.org/ for directions.
“Volume is a play on many levels,” Chappell says. “Each image has a sound quality and each resonates in its own way. Some are quiet (volume 3); some are quite loud (volume 10). I am showing a volume of work, cataloging my evolution and growth as an artist.