Masks have long served as a symbol and a tool for concealment, protection, amusement and performance. Artists were asked to create work based on the theme of masks, literally and conceptually. This is an all media exhibition, which was open to all artists nationally and internationally. Our juror for this exhibition was Brittany Lawrence Yam, Director of Project 4 Gallery in Washington, DC. Yam worked for the Arlington Arts Center before leaving the DC area for Pittsburgh, PA where she attended Carnegie Mellon University, earning a Master of Arts Management in 2010. During her last year of graduate school, Yam worked for the Foundation for the National Archives. In her spare time she continues to create work at David Freeberg’s studio in McLean, VA.