“Strictly Painting 11” Opens June 15, Continuing Decades-Long Tradition

McLean Project for the Arts will open its eleventh iteration of Strictly Painting on June 15, 2017 at its new location, MPA@ChainBridge (1446 Chain Bridge Road, McLean). A juried biennial exhibition presenting the work of artists from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, Strictly Painting 11 runs through August 12, 2017. The Opening Exhibition Reception will be held Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 7:00 until 9:00 pm.

This year’s guest juror for the show is Anne Reeve, Assistant Curator at Glenstone, a private museum near Washington, DC, devoted to Modern and Contemporary art.

Featured artists include: John Adams, Nancy Bruce, Thomas Bunnell, Delna Dastur, Kimberly DiNatale, Steven Dobbin, Susana Fields, Andy Foster, Heidi Fowler, Cianne Fragione, Janis Goodman, Maggie Gourlay, Susan Grace, Sarah Hardesty, Paul Hrusa, Sally Kauffman, Joanne Kent, Sun Sook Kim, Betsy Packard, Alison Powers, Judith Pratt, Carol Reed, Sharon Shapiro, Alexandra Sherman, Casey Snyder, Monica Stroik, Daniel Sullivan, Kim Thorpe, Lisa Tubach, Jessica van Brakle, Jenny Walton and Ann Marie Williams.

Strictly Painting began as a show in 1995, when Andrea Pollan, MPA’s exhibitions director at the time, wanted to show a survey of what local artists were painting. Now in its eleventh iteration, the show has evolved to a highly anticipated exhibition of the best regional painting.

Strictly Painting is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most important regional exhibitions, and MPA is delighted to present it again this year—and for the first time in our new location, MPA@ChainBridge,” said Nancy Sausser, MPA’s Exhibitions Director. “Our juror has done a fantastic job of choosing a broad sampling of very strong works that demonstrate the depth and quality of our art community.”

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