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Saturday from 10-3pm

About the Exhibition


Now in its’ thirteenth incarnation, this biennial exhibition presents the work of artists residing in the Mid-Atlantic region. This year, we changed the call slightly by adding (NOT) to the tile in order to open up the field to artists whose connection to  painting could be loose, tangential or conceptual in nature, in addition to artists making work more closely tied to straightforward painting process and materials  In accordance with this, well known sculptor and University of Maryland Professor Foon Sham agreed to be one of two jurors.  Virginia Treanor, Associate Curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts was a juror as well. Each chose twenty artists from the same pool of 218 artists submitting, and interestingly, there was only a three- artist overlap. Their choices are shown separately on our website in the on-line version of the exhibit. All the works, executed in many different styles, techniques and materials and exploring an array of concepts, are blended together in the gallery into one fantastically diverse exhibition. This exhibition, mounted every other year, has become a tradition for both McLean and the greater Washington area arts community, anxiously awaited by both artists and the art-interested public. We are very proud of this year’s version and thank both jurors for their hard work and thoughtful choices.

Nancy Sausser, McLean Project for the Arts
Curator and Exhibitions Director


Virginia Treanor

Virginia Treanor is Associate Curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. There since 2012, she has worked on exhibitions covering a wide array of time periods, subjects and media. Treanor received her MA in Art History from American University and her PhD from the University of Maryland. A native Washingtonian, she has worked in a number of area museums including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Gallery of Art.

Foon Sham

Foon Sham is a Virginia-based artist and Professor of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has had over forty solo exhibitions of his work both in the U.S. and abroad and he is represented in both public and private collections worldwide. Sham received his BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts and his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Award Winners

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Selected Artists

Virginia Treanor’s Selections:

Ally Morgan

Anne Cherubim

Brian Kirk

Carol Tudor Beach

Christine Lee Tyler

Daniel Merkowitz-Bustos

David Apatoff

Delna Dastur

Ellen Hill

George Lorio

Julio Valdez

Maremi Andreozzi

Mikray Pida

Milan Warner

S. Masao Nakazawa

Sherry Trachtman

Sookkyung Park

Winston Harris

Zofie King

Zsudayka Nzinga

Foon V. Sham’s Selections:

Alice Whealin

Alison Powers

Amelia Hankin

Beth Cartland

Carol Reed

Chee Keong Kung

Cianne Fragione

Daniel Merkowitz-Bustos

Dennis Lee Mitchell

Elzbieta Sikorska

Jeff Bohlander

Jenny Walton


Johan Lowie

Julie Wills

Milan Warner

Miriam Mörsel Nathan

Sarah Hardesty

Sondra N. Arkin

Sookkyung Park

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