Gallery Openings and Events

Express Yourself! A Teen Juried Exhibition

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Opening Reception:  Saturday June 30 from 4pm – 7pm


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Featuring 44 photos, paintings, sculptures, drawings, textiles, collages, digital images, collaborations, and more by artists ages 13 -18, Express Yourself! showcases the best of the best in visual art submitted by teens from the Washington Metropolitan region.

The exhibition runs from June 25 – August 18, 2012

Judged by Artist and Corcoran College of Art & Design Associate Faculty member, Joey P. Mánlapaz, Express Yourself! is the gallery’s most ambitious attempt yet to reach out to creative youth from the regional art community. Teens from Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Fairfax County, Arlington County, Fairfax City, the City of Alexandria and the District of Columbia were invited to submit  original artwork in any media for the opportunity to exhibit in a professional gallery space and a chance to win one of three cash awards of $500, $300 and $100.

Winners of the cash awards will be announced at the reception, Saturday, June 30 from 4-7pm, where the teens will have an opportunity to invite their friends and family out to celebrate this rising generation of artists. Teen artists will also have the opportunity to meet with the judge and mingle with the other artists.

About the Juror – Joey P. Mánlapaz
An Associate Faculty Member at the Corcoran College of Art & Design, Joey P. Mánlapaz has exhibited, juried and curated across the US and abroad. Exhibitions include the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the 2011 NY Affordable Art Fair, the 2012 Miami Red Dot Art Fair and the 2007 London Bridge Art Fair. She has received numerous commissions and her work has been collected by the DC commission on the Arts & Humanities, the State Department and several private firms in the DC area.

Brentwood Arts Exchange – exchanging ideas through art. @ Gateway Arts Center 3901 Rhode Island Avenue Brentwood, MD 301-277-2863/ tty. 301-446-6802.  email: [email protected]

Gallery Hours:

  • 10am – 7pm Monday – Friday
  • 10am – 4pm Saturday
  • Closed Sunday

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