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Washington Studio School Presents Annual Juried Student Show

Images (left to right): Monette Melanson, Deux Coins Dans Le Marais (detail of diptych), collage, recycled watercolor paintings, painted and colored papers // Courtney Applequist, Rose, oil on board // Leah Flake, From Appalachia, oil on canvas // Maia Kupunia, Untitled, charcoal, graphite and pastel on paper.

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Reception: Friday, September 6 from 6pm to 8pm
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The annual showcase, juried by Allison Nance of IA&A at Hillyer, celebrates the wide-ranging work produced by students in WSS classes and workshops.

Washington Studio School (WSS) is pleased to present its Annual Juried Student Show. The exhibition features drawings paintings, prints, collages and sculptures produced in WSS classes, workshops and visiting artist master classes. Included are 58 works of art by 38 beginning-to-advanced level students enrolled within the past year.

Juried by Allison Nance, Director of IA&A at Hillyer and Director of Washington-area Initiatives at International Arts & Artists, the show is a long-standing tradition showcasing the visual language and skills taught at WSS as the foundation for further development of expression and a personal vision. It is representative of the School’s teaching philosophy that by learning to carefully observe life and translate the visual through a comprehensive understanding of drawing, painting and sculpture skills, a vocabulary is developed for communicating any expressive intent.

Nance details her experience jurying this year’s show, “I was impressed by those who are honing their technical skills as well as the artists who are testing out fresh ideas and pushing themselves to try something new. I want to congratulate every single student who entered their work for consideration; it is a brave, daring thing to create something and then to share it with the rest of us.

Artists, A to Z 
Barbara Kraft, Bill Thompson, Brenda Fox, Carol Blum, Carol Mould, Courtney Applequist, Fadia Jawdat, Gail Jensen, Heather Paul, Hilary Walmsley, Jack Heaton, Jackie Greenbaum, Jean Consolla, Jessica Preston, Judy Leyshon, Kathryn Kailian, Laura Nelson, Laurance Frierson, Leah Flake, Lee Butler, Leslie Blackmon, Maia Kupunia, Michele Casto, Mitsuko Tsuchiya, Monette Melanson, Neal Johnson, Neyla Arnas, Orlando Pimentel, Pat Granados, Paula Bruening, Peggy Greene, Rachel Heiss, Scott Wiskoski, Serena Martin, Sharapat Kessler, Sharon Wildstein, Tricia Garey and Yen Mooi.

About Washington Studio School 
Washington Studio School (WSS) is a nonprofit studio-arts organization whose mission is to teach the visual language and skills essential to developing and expressing a personal vision through classes, workshops, exhibitions and public programs. Visit washingtonstudioschool.org to learn more.

Washington Studio School is located at 2129 S St. NW.