Deadline: Friday, July 21
Exhibition: September 24 – October 29
Underwritten by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, The Athenaeum Invitational celebrates the visual arts of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. It is a theme-based event featuring the works of both specially-invited artists who have exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery in the past, as well as works selected through an open call for submissions. A $1500 prize for the best work will be awarded to an invited artist, and $1000 to an artist from the open call.
The 2017 Athenaeum Invitational: GLOW
Art selected for this show will convey a sense of lightness or hope emanating from something dark. Entries may be literal, figurative, or allegorical, or abstract. Works will be selected based on artistic excellence, innovation, creativity, mastery of craft, and a demonstrated relevance to the theme as revealed in a brief artist statement.