For all the artists in our community, here is an opportunity to showcase your work and our greater community!
FINAL ENTRY DEADLINE: EXTENDED ***May 15, 2017***
The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. invites all artists residing in the Washington metropolitan area to enter its 2017 For the Record juried exhibition and fundraiser. All art work meeting exhibition guidelines will be considered.
Visitors enjoying themselves at the opening of For the Record exhibition in 2016.
The Historical Society of Washington, D.C challenges local artists to create 2D artwork depicting a specific neighborhood in each of the city’s eight wards. Drawing upon For the Record’s successful 2015 and 2016 iterations, the Historical Society seeks to engage an even wider community of artists in this exciting exhibition and program. For the Record provides exposure, recognition, and enduring prestige to local artists, and raises funds to support the Historical Society. The 2017 program and exhibition will document and feature:
Ward 1: Howard Town/Pleasant Plains
Ward 2: Burleith
Ward 3: Palisades
Ward 4: Shepherd Park
Ward 5: Ivy City
Ward 6: Buzzard Point
Ward 7: Kenilworth
Ward 8: Congress Heights
For the Record is an opportunity for people who live, work, and play in D.C. to capture and share the built environment and social fabric of these neighborhoods, and to portray Washington as it exists today.
Curators from local institutions will serve as jurors for the competition and chose the artworks that will comprise the exhibit. The selected works will be displayed in summer 2017. Up to five works may be chosen by the Collections Committee to become part of the Historical Society’s permanent collection. Cash prizes will be given to the top 3 photographs and top 3 non-photographs; an additional prize will be given to the work deemed Best Overall. New this year, the Best in Ward prize will be given to the artist whose work is chosen as the best piece representing each specific ward.
Award recipients and artwork chosen for the permanent collection will be announced during the reception. (more…)