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February 3 – April 7, 2019 | GROH & BOWMAN GALLERIES

2019 Cumberland Valley Artists and Photographers Exhibitions

Steeled, Judith Kim, Oil paint & plastic

Steeled, Judith Peck, Oil paint & plaster on board

Lake House, Michael Hunter Thompson, Archival digital print

Lake House, Michael Hunter Thompson, Archival digital print

Eric-Key1About the Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition juror: Eric Key, Director of the Arts Program at the University of Maryland University College. A native of Virginia, Eric Key earned his B. A. in Political Science and M. A. in Museum Studies from Hampton University. A specialist in African-American art, history and culture, he has previously worked as Special Collections Librarian/University Archivist at Prairie View A&M University, Texas, Assistant Curator of African American History at Old City Park, Dallas, Texas; Curator for the African American Museum, Dallas; Director of Programs for The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Dallas; and Executive Director of the Kansas African American Museum, Wichita, Kansas. Since 2008, Key has served as Director of the Arts Program at University of Maryland University College, Largo, and is responsible for the overall care of the University’s collection, its development, and a robust visual art exhibition program. Over the course of his career, Key has curated a broad range of culturally diverse exhibitions.

Tess VinnedgeAbout the Cumberland Valley Photographers Exhibition juror: Tess Vinnedge, Regional Director at the Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York. Tess Vinnedge earned her B. A. degree in Visual Arts and Art History at Bennington College, Vermont. Currently, she serves as Regional Director at the Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, where she has worked since 2010. She previously held the positions of Director of Contemporary Art and Assistant Director. Prior to joining Edwynn Houk, Vinnedge worked in the Archives Department at Magnum Photos, New York, and at ROSEGALLERY, Los Angeles. A specialist in modern and contemporary photography, she has curated numerous exhibitions and is interested in connecting collectors with new work and developing relationships with emerging artists.

CVA Winners:

  • Best in Show, $1000, sponsored by the WCMFA: Judith Peck, Steeled
  • Juror’s Award, $500, sponsored by the WCMFA: Patrick Dillon, Lance
  • Juror’s Award, $500, sponsored by the WCMFA: George Lorio, Shot Dead
  • Hagerstown Area Religious Council Award open to all media, $250: Margaret Minardi, I Rise
  • Juror’s Award, $250, sponsored by the WCMFA: Jayne Gaskins, The Lowly Fire Hydrant
  • Washington County Arts Council, Inc. Award, open to Washington County, MD residents, all media, $250: Thom Davis, Carate Sunset
  • People’s Choice, sponsored by Howard’s Art Supplies and Framing, $100 gift card: to be determined by popular vote by the end of the exhibition

CVP Winners:

  • Best in Show, $1000, sponsored by the WCMFA: Michael Thompson, Lake House
  • Juror’s Award, $500, sponsored by the WCMFA: Alyssa McDonald, Window Where You Watched — Blue Hour, Lake Alexander, Connecticut, 2016
  • Juror’s Award, $500, sponsored by the WCMFA: Joseph Ritchie, Oil Depot Sign. Quincy, MA, 2017
  • Photography by Dale, LLC Award, $250: Andy Smetzer, Delicate Fence
  • The Valley Art Association Annual Memorial Award, $250: Anne Muren, Roseate Spoonbill Trio
  • Washington County Arts Council, Inc. Award, open to Washington County, MD residents, all media, $250: Jonathan Pentz, Layers
  • People’s Choice: to be determined by popular vote by the end of the exhibition

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Sunday, February 3 from 2 – 4 PM. Free & open to the public. Please RSVP by Friday, January 25. RSVP appreciated but not required. Snow date: February 10.
Panel of Artists: Open conversation with artists & photographers on view: Sunday, April 7 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM. Free & open to the public.


November 11, 2018 – January 27, 2019 | BOWMAN GALLERY

Introspection & Contemplation: The Art of Jack Boul 

November 11 from 2 – 4 PM:  Member’s Reception & Gallery Talk | Call to RSVP by November 7
January 6, 2:30 PM: A Conversation between National Gallery of Art Senior Lecturer Eric Denker & Jack Boul | Call to RSVP by January 3
January 10, 10:00 AM: The Artist Jack Boul — A Son’s Perspective, by David Boul for the Singer Society Meeting & Lecture

This exhibition features works by Washington, D.C. area painter, sculptor, and printmaker Jack Boul. It includes oil paintings, monotypes, and sculptures. His images of nature, the urban environment, and daily life, often imbued with remarkable light and color, captivate the viewer’s attention with their poetic, contemplative subjects.  Boul studied at the American Artists School, New York, and the Cornish School of Art, Seattle, Washington, and he taught art at American University for over 40 years. He has exhibited his work in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Los Angeles.

Apartment Interior, oil on panel, Jack Boul, 2004, 12 ½”x16”

Apartment Interior, oil on panel, Jack Boul, 2004, 12 ½”x16”


October 3, 2018 – January 13, 2019 | Groh Gallery

Mirror Universe: Recent Works by Carol Brown Goldberg

Member’s Opening Reception & Gallery Talk: Sunday, October 14 from 2 – 4 PM. Please RSVP to drastelli@wcmfa.org or call 301-739-5727 by October 10.
Register for the Carol Brown Goldberg Masterclass & Workshop on November 17 here.

Partnership with American University/Katzen Center

A Nostalgic Radical in Florence, acrylic on canvas with pulverized glass, Carol Brown Goldberg, 2010.

A Nostalgic Radical in Florence, acrylic on canvas with pulverized glass, Carol Brown Goldberg, 2010.

Working in an abstract style that draws upon developments in mid- to late 20th-century art and inspired by mathematical and musical theory, Carol Brown Goldberg explores the use of color and texture in her work. This exhibition will feature a selection of paintings and sculptures by the artist. She earned her BA from the University of Maryland, College Park, and her BFA from the Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C. Goldberg has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally in Washington, D.C., New York, Mexico City, Monterrey, Mexico, and Medina del Campo, Spain.

Discover more about the artist at carolbrowngoldberg.com.

Carol Brown Goldberg in her studio.

Carol Brown Goldberg in her studio.


ONGOING | KERSTEIN GALLERY

Ashcan to Abstraction: Modernism in America

KersteingalleryphotolightenThis long-term exhibition, from the Museum’s permanent collection, explores the development of 20th century American art.  Artists such as John Sloan, Robert Henri, George Luks, William Glackens, Hugo Ballin, Philip Guston, Robert Goodnough, Gene Davis, and Grace Hartigan capture the full range of artistic movements experienced during this transformative century.

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Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Kerstein, The Nora Roberts Foundation,  The Henry Luce Foundation, and the Washington County Gaming Commission.


ONGOING | SCHREIBER GALLERY

European Old Masters

Mazone, Giovanni, Saints Mary Magdalene and Paul


Old master paintings form an important part of the Museum’s collection and are showcased in the Schreiber Gallery. Works of art by artists such as Giovanni Mazone, Timoteo Viti, and Pierre Mignard are included.

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ONGOING | SMITH GALLERY

Nineteenth Century American Art

Church croppedCurated by Dr. Elizabeth Johns, Professor Emerita, History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, this exhibition presents the Museum’s outstanding collection of nineteenth century American art. Artists in the installation include Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, Robert Spear Dunning, and John Gutzon Borglum. Exhibition sponsored in part by Art & Ruth Anne Callaham and Spence & Cinda Perry.

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The Smith Gallery will be undergoing renovations and will be closed in winter of 2018/2019.


ONGOING | SINGER MEMORIAL GALLERY

Singer Collection

January 2014 921The Singer Memorial Gallery was established in 1949 by the Museum’s founder, Hagerstown native Anna Brugh Singer (1873-1962), as a tribute to her husband, artist William Henry Singer, Jr. (1868 – 1943). The diverse art collection they amassed, and of which over a hundred works were donated to the Museum, conveys the story of their lives as American expatriates in Norway and art collectors, while presenting compelling and significant works reflecting American, Dutch, and French trends of the late nineteenth-century.

Opened in 2013, the current installation was organized by guest curator, Hollis McCullough, to display the tastes of the Singers and highlight the significant works of art they contributed to the Museum. Artists in the installation include Willard Metcalf, Childe Hassam, Adolphe Joseph Monticelli, Gustave Courbet, and Pierre-Auguste Rodin.

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ONGOING | DECORATIVE ARTS GALLERY

American Decorative Arts

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Decorative Arts Gallery

Objects tell stories and hold within them the history of the time and place in which they were created. This exhibition examines the stories and histories of objects from the Museum’s diverse collection of American decorative arts, including ceramics, glass, silver, and textiles.


ONGOING | RINEHART GALLERY

Art Glass

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Rinehart Gallery

The Museum’s Rinehart Gallery houses some of the most notable art glass pieces in the Museum’s decorative arts collection. The specially lit cases in this gallery showcase the work of such makers as Lalique, Loetz, and Steuben.

 

 

 

For more information about the Museum’s exhibitions, please call 301-739-5727 or email info@wcmfa.org.