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Hill Center Galleries Presents Its First Juried Exhibition

Modern World 14 by Glen Kessler, oil on canvas. Photo courtesy of Hill Center Galleries.

Modern World 14 by Glen Kessler, oil on canvas. Photo courtesy of Hill Center Galleries.

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Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 25 at 6 p.m.

Hill Center Galleries welcomes the artwork of 65 artists from throughout the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland in its first Regional Juried Exhibition from June 25 to September 1, 2013.

Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, juried the Hill Center Galleries show. Rasmussen is well known to the DC area scene. Prior to joining the Katzen Arts Center in 2004, he previously held Executive Director positions at di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature, Maryland Art Place, and Rockville Arts Place.

Rasmussen chose a wide variety of work that includes, but is not limited to, photography, acrylic, prints, colored pencil and ink drawings, fused glass, oils, mixed media, digital designs, Raku fired ceramics, pastels, and even a circuit board.

A Reception with the Artists will occur at Hill Center Galleries on June 25, 2013 at 6 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., Rasmussen will present a Gallery Talk, during which he will announce the first, second, and third place, along with honorable mention, award winners. Cash prizes of $1,000, $750, and $500, respectively, will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners.

The Galleries Hours:

  • Monday through Friday: 10am – 7pm
  • Saturdays 10:00am – 5pm
  • Sundays 12pm – 5pm
  • Please call Hill Center to confirm availability.

Hill Center Galleries are located in the  renovated civil-war-era Old Naval Hospital at 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.

Hill Center Galleries consists of six distinct exhibition spaces. The galleries are enhanced by 14-foot ceilings and natural light that streams in through eight-foot windows. Hill Center presents a year-round schedule of rotating exhibits highlighting contemporary works by emerging and established regional artists. All artwork is available for purchase.

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital provides a vibrant home for culture, education and city life on Capitol Hill. As a hub for community and personal enrichment, Hill Center offers programming in eight focus areas: Arts & Performances; Children, Teen & Family; Computers & Technology; Food & Garden; Hobbies, Crafts & Games; Language & Humanities; Lectures & Conversations; and Mindful Motion & Health. Hill Center also hosts a Non-Profit Office Center, which provides reduced cost office space for non-profit organizations. Hill Center offers patrons the unique experience of quality programming in a restored Civil War-era naval hospital commissioned by President Lincoln. For more information, visit hillcenterdc.org.

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