Conner Contemporary Presents ACADEMY 2010 10th Annual MFA/BFA Invitational July 10 – August 23, 2010

By Editorial Team on July 1, 2010

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Opening reception: Saturday, July 10th: 6 to 8pm
Conner Contemporary Art presents ACADEMY 2010, the ten year anniversary of their annual invitational survey of outstanding work by MFA/BFA students in the Washington/Baltimore area.

Exhibition founder and curator, Jamie Smith, Ph.D. invited the following 15 artists to participate: Calder Brannock, Kate Demong, Michael Dotson, Philip Hinge, Mindy Hirt, Timothy Horjus, Chie Iwasaki, Benjamin Kelley, Joyce Lee, Christina Martinelli, Katie Miller, Teresa Sites, Jenny Yang, Michelle Yo, and Ting Zhang.

These 15 artists represent the following institutions: American University, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Gallaudet University, George Washington University, Maryland Institute College of Art, and University of Maryland.

In conjunction with the Academy 2010 exhibition, The following initiative will take place:

PULSE Presents Award – winner announced Saturday, July 10 at 7pm.

PULSE Contemporary Art Fair will award one Academy 2010 exhibiting artist an exhibition space at PULSE Miami 2010. The jurors are Eric Romano, PULSE Art Fair Producer, Sarah Haselwood, PULSE Art Fair coordinator, Sarah Tanguy, independent curator; and Renée Maurer, Associate Curator, The Phillips Collection.

PULSE is committed to creativity and innovation which furthers the influence of contemporary art in all corners of society. PULSE Presents, a collaboration between PULSE Contemporary Art Fair and organizations, institutions, artists and individuals dedicated to the visual arts and contemporary culture, stages exhibitions and symposia in various cities around the world. These events bring the public together with leaders in the culture sector to explore themes relating to contemporary art and society.

For further information:  

202 588 8750
Conner Contemporary Art is located at 1358 Florida Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002 Gallery summer hours: Wednesday through Saturday 10 – 5pm.