University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Arts Program has announced the winners of its third Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition (BMRE), which opens to the public September 18, runs to December 31, and features works by new and emerging artists from throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia.
Exhibit jurors, including Nina C. Dwyer; Vanessa Thaxton-Ward, PhD; and Gretchen Schermerhorn assessed and selected from a multitude of works that showcased a diversity of styles in multiple mediums, such as sculpture, drawing, painting and mixed media.
Join members of the UMUC community on Sunday, September 18 from 3–5 p.m. for the exhibition’s opening reception, featuring Best of Show award winner Mike McConnell. RSVP at umuc.edu/artrsvp. Space is limited.
2016 BMRE Award Winners
1st Place – President’s Best of Show Award
Mike McConnell, Bear Carver (diptych, right panel), 2015, acrylic on panel, 48 x 60 inches
2nd Place – Jurors Choice Award
Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin, Homeland Security Advisory System, 2013, aluminum, acrylic paint, colored ribbons and string, size varies
3rd Place – Award of Merritt
Jun Lee, Got My Back, 2016, woodcut, 40 x 30 inches
Arts Program Honorable Mention
Lindsay McCullogh, Summer, 2016, oil on panel, 24 x 42½ inches
Anthony Stellaccio, Drifter (Home), 2014, clay, cemetery dirt, 9 x 7 x 16 inches each
Ako Yamro, Ballerina, 2013, bronze, edition of 35, 27 x 13 x 13 inches
Bernard Brooks, Mango Lady, 2014, oil on canvas, 36 x 24 inches
Steven Dobbin, I Repeat Myself, 2016, timed, flashing neon sign, 6½ x 38 x 4 inches
David Marion, Last Drop, 2015, clay, wood, steel, 127 x 53 x 53 inches
More About Exhibit’s Guest Jurors
Artist Gretchen Schermerhorn is artistic director at Pyramid Atlantic, a contemporary arts center in Hyattsville, Maryland. Vanessa Thaxton-Ward, PhD, is curator and interim director at Hampton University Museum, Hampton, Virginia. Nina Chung Dwyer is an adjunct professor of art at Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland.
Exhibition Opening Reception
Sunday, September 18, 2016
RSVP at umuc.edu/artrsvp. Space is limited.
Exhibition Dates and Hours
September 18–December 31, 2016
9 a.m.–9 p.m. daily
Arts Program Gallery, Lower Level
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