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Exhibitions

November 3 - December 27, 2014
Front Window Featured Artist Yoko Sekino-Bove

Front Window Featured Artist Yoko Sekino-BoveThe Brentwood Arts Exchange presents works by ceramic artist Yoko Sekino-Bove in the Front Window display. Sekino-Bove was born in Osaka, Japan, and worked as a commercial graphic designer in Los Angeles, before ceramics became a part of her life. The artist states, “In this industrial and technology driven age, the question of why we still create and use hand-made objects over mass-produced, technologically sophisticated merchandise should be investigated and discussed. A part of the reason we acquire an original, one-of-a-kind craft object may not only be for the practical use, but also as a vocabulary to describe our feelings, individualism and personality. My goal in ceramics is to create functional art with an exciting personality, which will live and work with the people who adopt them.”

September 2-October 18, 2014
Axis

AxisAxis is an exhibition of visual and literary arts created by 13 artists linked into an alliance by the common experience of having been fellows at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. The title “Axis” suggests a center or core that is capable of connecting, changing, and moving things, people and ideas to create a multitude of possibilities and alliances; it is a crucial transformative concept at this point in history. Fitting with the title, this exhibition brings together contemporary artwork by artists from across the United States whose work connects in spirit while it diverges in form.

November 3 – December 27, 2014 Opening Reception: Saturday, November 8, 5-8pm
Prince George's Sampler: 2014 Prince George's County Juried Exhibition

Prince GeorgeThe annual Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition returns to the Brentwood Arts Exchange with Prince George’s Sampler – an exploration of the diversity and richness within the county’s art community. Prince George’s Sampler features visual art in all media by artists who live, work, or study in Prince George’s County, from those who forged the county’s rich traditions in the arts over the decades to those who have moved here in recent years to become a part of it. The annual County Juried Exhibition is always a crowd favorite; this year’s is sure to not disappoint.

January 12 - February 28, 2015
Unmapped

UnmappedOpening Reception: Saturday, January 17, 5-8 pm

People often speak of taking a “journey” through art. It’s been said enough that in our fast-paced information environment where it’s more normal to scan and move on than to consider things deeply, it’s easy to forget what that really means. Artists Pat Goslee, Ellyn Weiss, and Sally Resnik Rockriver each use art as a method of discovery, responding to forms and materials then building on them to find what’s there. Whether it’s finding the balance in giving up control to a chemical reaction, investigating material properties, or the conscious act of constructing energetic movement through paint, all three artists make provocative statements about the ways that meaning is created through the interaction of process with form. Together, their exhibition invites us to open up to things we don’t know, things that aren’t written out first then repeated as art, where our paradigms don’t fit, areas Unmapped.

March 16 – May 9, 2015
Gateway Arts Center 5th Anniversary Show

Gateway Arts Center 5th Anniversary ShowFifth Anniversary Reception: Saturday, March 21, 5-8 pm

It seems like art centers grow up so fast these days. One minute they’re an abandoned building, the next minute they’ve worked with hundreds of artists as a hub for a vibrant, dynamic Gateway Arts District Community. The 5th anniversary of the Gateway Arts Center and the Brentwood Arts Exchange and 39th Street Gallery within it is March 19, 2015. To celebrate, the Brentwood Arts Exchange brings together selected artists from its exhibitions over the past 5 years to reflect about where we’ve been and look forward to where we’re going.

August 3 – September 26, 2015
Project America’s Next Top Master Artist Winner’s Exhibition

Project America’s Next Top Master Artist Winner’s ExhibitionClosing Reception: Saturday, September 19, 2015

2014 may not have marked the year the art world stopped being aloof to reality TV competitions and built on what they have to offer, but it’s the year we did. And, based on public response, you did too. More than 4,500 votes came in to Project America’s Next Top Master Artist, selecting a champion and awarding a solo exhibition to the winning artist. Celebrate with us and share in the results of connecting artists directly with audiences.