(Not) Strictly Painting

September 18 – November 13, 2021

MPA hopes you will join us September 18 – November 13 for (Not) Strictly Painting, a juried biennial exhibition celebrating the depth and breadth of paintings–or works related in some way to painting–from artists throughout the mid-Atlantic area. Now in its 13th iteration, Strictly Painting is one of the region’s most important painting exhibitions. (Not) Strictly Painting will be juried by Foon Sham, Virginia-based artist and Professor of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Virginia Treanor, Associate Curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Featured artists include:

  • Maremi Andreozzi
  • David Apatoff
  • Sondra N. Arkin
  • Carol Tudor Beach
  • Jeff Bohlander
  • Beth Cartland
  • Anne Cherubim
  • Delna Dastur
  • Cianne Fragione
  • Amelia Hankin
  • Sarah Hardesty
  • Winston Harris
  • Ellen Hill
  • Zofie King
  • Brian Kirk
  • Chee Keong Kung
  • George Lorio
  • Johan Lowie
  • Daniel Merkowitz-Bustos
  • Dennis Lee Mitchell
  • Ally Morgan
  • S. Masao Nakazawa
  • Miriam Mörsel Nathan
  • Zsudayka Nzinga
  • Sookkyung Park
  • Mikray Pida
  • Alison Powers
  • Carol Reed
  • Elzbieta Sikorska
  • Sherry Trachtman
  • Christine Lee Tyler
  • Julio Valdez
  • Jessica L. Van Brakle
  • Jenny Walton
  • Milan Warner
  • Alice Whealin
  • Julie Wills

Visiting our Galleries

Beginning September 18, 2021, the MPA Emerson Gallery will be open for viewing Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1-4pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm. Viewing will be limited to six visitors at a time to provide social distancing. The Atrium Gallery is available to visitors during MCC hours of operation. Due to new guidance on COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Fairfax County Health Department, McLean Community Center (MCC) is requiring all patrons to wear masks that cover their mouths and noses while they attend programs in its facilities. In addition, patrons are requested to do their best to observe six feet of social distance from other patrons as often as possible and to wash their hands often. Hand sanitizer stations are placed throughout MCC facilities for its patrons’ convenience.

The safety of our visitors, staff, and community is at the forefront of our minds as we redesign our in-gallery experience in this environment.

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