How has your world been affected by this “SHIFT” in our lives?

Join MPA now through August 27 for 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…


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.

Join Mr. Thaggert, Ms. Tanguy, and SHIFT artists on Thursday, July 23 from 7-8:30 pm for a Virtual Artist/Juror talk. RSVP here.

Selected Artists

Our two SHIFT guest jurors have finalized their selections, and individual artists are in the process of being notified as far as information about specific pieces.

Congratulations to these 48 artists — selected from a record 259 entries. Thank you to all who applied.

Selections by Sarah Tanguy

Isaiah Aladejobi
Kristine Aono
Pamela Arent
Andrea Barnes
Lisa Montag Brotman
Travis Childers
Patrick Craig
Kay Christy
Joseph Cortina
Tim Davis
Doug Fuller
Freya Grand
Mira Hecht
Shanye Huang
Dirk Joseph
Sue Johnson
Lori Katz
Renee Lachman
Khanh H Le
Bonnie J. MacAllister
Miriam Mörsel Nathan
Nahid Navab
Champneys Taylor

Selections by Henry L. Thaggert

Raymond Baccari
Kristin H. Campbell
Shanthi Chandrasekar
Diane Charnov
Rosemary F. Covey
Anna U. Davis
Margaret Dowell
Dorothy Fall
Jenny Freestone
LaToya Hobbs
Roya Honarvar
Scott Hutchison
Chee Keong Kung
Claudia Lamy
Megan Maher
Timothy Makepeace
Francisca Oviedo
Jane Podesta
Susan Sanders
Pamela Saunders
Janathel Shaw
Ira Tattelman
Dorian Traynham
Dariush Vaziri

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