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Fall Show: Connect-Dis/Connect


  • Chevy Chase Village Center 5906 Connecticut Avenue Chevy Chase, MD, 20815 United States (map)

Ch/Art with the Village of Chevy Chase is sponsoring a juried exhibit exploring ways in which we all “Connect-Dis/Connect.” There are many interpretations of this theme: globally, personally, electronically, as a society. The exhibit will run from November 3 to December 3, 2019, at the Chevy Chase Village Hall. The application is open to all members of Ch/Art.

All 2-dimensional, wired and ready to hang visual expressions of “Connect-Dis/Connect” in various media are welcome. Because the Village Hall will be open to classes and meetings during the exhibition, there are no accommodations for 3-dimensional work. Artworks should not exceed 36″ x 36″, including frame.

A reception is scheduled for Sunday, November 3, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Village Hall. Because of Village restrictions, no direct sales are permitted during the exhibit. Interested buyers should contact the artist directly. Artist contact information will be available at the reception and throughout the exhibit. 

All entries are due September 13, 2019. There will be a $25 charge to submit 3 JPEG images.

Important Dates

Jul 15: Application opens
Sep 13: Deadline for submissions
Oct 11: Notification of accepted artists
Nov 3: Opening reception
Dec 3: Last day of show

About the Juror

Glen Kessler is an internationally collected and awarded artist as well as the founder of The Compass Atelier in Rockville, MD. Kessler has a MFA from New York Academy of Art and a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. His works have graced the cover of ‘Professional Artist Magazine’ and in ‘The Artists' Magazine’ among other publications. He has work in the public collections of Prince Charles, Amazon Web Services, Ford's Theater, Capital One Bank, Dominion Bank, as well as hundreds of private collections around the world. He is a 2-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant for Outstanding Figurative Art, a Prince of Wales Fellow, and a Maryland State Arts Council Grant awardee. He is also a life-long teacher, having taught at Maryland Institute College of Art, George Washington University, George Mason University, and others. In 2013 he founded The Compass Atelier in Rockville, MD in order to teach a cohesive curriculum of artistic study of his own design. The school and its unique curriculum are proving to be a game-changer taking students, many of whom had little to no prior experience, to a professional practice in just 3 years of part-time study. Recent graduates have gone on to earn top prizes, regularly sell their work, and gain gallery representation.

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