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Out of the Blue

National Juried Show

Dates: July 31-August 25, 2023

First Friday Opening Reception: Friday, August 4, 2023, 5-7pm

Out of the Blue presents a broad theme of artworks open to the artist' interpretation, with ideas ranging everywhere from sky or water scenes, depictions of the unexpected, emergence from melancholy times, or even a departure from the color blue. This year's juror, Susan O'Neill, expressed the challenge in selecting from the impressive artworks that were submitted for the show:

"The strength and creativity of submissions in this body of work were vast, so narrowing the entries to approximately 50 pieces was a difficult task. The variety of interpretations of the theme intrigued and surprised me as I began considering the choices. I was deeply moved by some of the work and intellectually challenged by others."

Susan O’Neill who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan. She has studied with internationally recognized instructors at the University of Michigan, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Corcoran School of Art, Studio Incaminati in Philadelphia, and The Art League in Alexandria. She has received multiple “Best in Show” awards and honors in drawing, watercolor, and oil painting. Currently, she is on the faculty at The Art League and the University of Maryland. She is represented at Principle Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia.

$500 cash prizes awarded.

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