July 15 – August 27, 2020
Online Opening Reception: July 15, 7-8pm
Artist/Juror Talk: July 23, 7-8:30p

How has your world been affected by this “SHIFT” in our lives?
Join MPA on July 15 from 7-8pm as we open our first online juried exhibition, SHIFT. Juried by Henry L. Thaggert and Sarah Tanguy, the works in this exhibition focus on the concept of shift, change or exchange in paradigm, position, direction, tendency, viewpoint, atmosphere, needs, dreams, schedules, interactions, environment, perspective…

Our Jurors

  • Henry L. Thaggert is a collector and art patron in Washington, DC, where he is a corporate attorney for a Fortune 500 company. Mr. Thaggert has served on boards of several arts institutions including the Baltimore Museum of Art, the George Mason University’s School of the Arts, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, the Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland, and the Millennium Arts Salon–an educational group focused on African-American art and culture. Mr. Thaggert currently co-chairs the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery Collector’s Circle. 
  • Sarah Tanguy is an independent curator and arts writer based in Washington, DC. Over the years, Ms. Tanguy has been the curator of 12 collections and more than 250 exhibitions in the United States and abroad. In addition to numerous exhibition-related essays, she has written for The Washington Times, Sculpture, New Art Examiner, Glass, American Craft, Metalsmith, Urbanite, Hand Print Workshop International, Turning Points, Mid-Atlantic Country, Baltimore, and Readers Digest. From 2004 through 2019, Sarah was a curator at ART in Embassies, US Department of State.
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