WPG’s 13th Annual National Small Works Exhibition is up! Join us this Saturday 1-4 pm for the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony. This year is our largest exhibition yet, with almost 50 prints in our new gallery space at Pyramid Atlantic!This year’s juror, Dr Chris With, is the Coordinator of Art Information Emeritus at the National Gallery of Art, and also current President of the Washington Print Club. When jurying this show he kept the criteria of personal appeal, technical competency, and universal relevance of the subject matter in mind, and invites viewers in his juror’s statement to “please think about the criteria outlined here and test how the show does–or does not–agree with your ideas. Whether you agree with me or not, the experience will deepen your understanding of what art means to you and how it relates to your vision of the world.”
Richie Lasansky, the winner from 2009, will also be in attendance at our Saturday opening with his solo exhibition. Lasansky is a fourth generation printmaker, his grandfather being Mauricio Lasansky. Richie has exhibited across the country, most notably in the 2010 Delata National SMall PRints Exhibition at the Bradbury Gallery, the 2007 New York Society of Etchers Etching Salon, “A Day in Times Square” presented by the New York Etcher’s Press (the print 42nd Street created for this portfolio is in our current exhibition), and a solo drawing show at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, NY.
We at WPG do hope you join us for both of our receptions on Saturday, August 7 1-4 pm and Saturday, August 14, 1-4 pm. If you cannot make the openings, the show runs through August 29. We hope to see you in the gallery!