September 10, 2015 - October 25, 2015
Reception Sunday, September 13 from 4 to 6pm.
Free and Open to the Public
Exhibit generously sponsored by TTR | Sotheby's International Realty
This is a theme-based show with both open call and invited submissions. The theme is Cole Porter's "Don't Fence Me In". Jack Rasmussen, Director of the Katzen Art Center at American University will determine the works to win the $1,500 and $1,000 prizes.
Inspired by Cole Porter’s classic, ‘Don’t Fence Me In,’ over thirty local artists created works that were accepted into the first Athenaeum Invitational. Eight artists who have previously exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery were invited to create a work for the show, one of which will be selected for a $1500 prize. One of the regional artists who responded to the open call component of the competition will be awarded a $1000 prize.
Invited artists and open call submissions were selected by Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray. Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Jack Rasmussen, will determine the prize winners. The prizes will be announced and Mr. Rasmussen will briefly discuss his judgement at the reception on Sunday, September 13 from 4 to 6.
The eight invited artists are:
Timothy J. Horjus
Artists selected from the open call are:
201 Prince St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 12–4 pm and Saturdays from 1–4 pm.
The Athenaeum is closed on holidays. Admission to the gallery is free.