McLean Project for the Arts Call for Entries

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McLean Project for Arts have announced their Call for Entries:

Fantastic Journeys
Works inspired by the spirit of adventure, exploration or utopian visions are sought.
Fantastic Journeys
will be jurored by Beatrice Gralton, the Evelyn S. Nef Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The exhibition will run from June 17 through July 31. Deadline for submission is April 12, 2010 at 5pm.

All Mid-Atlantic artists (DC,VA, MD, PA, NJ, DE,WV) are invited to submit up to four digital images (jpegs) of 2 or3-dimensional, installation or video works completed within the last two years and not previously exhibited at MPA. Works that move beyond traditional forms and media are encouraged. Works must fit through a 81″ x 65″ doorway.

AWARDS Cash prizes totaling $1,500 will be awarded by the juror. Decisions are final.

Click HERE to get the MPA submission pdf.

Set-up At MPA

>Installation at the McLean Project for the Arts show ‘To Tell The Tale’ took place this week – here are some installation pix from the day






Emerson Gallery

McLean Project for the Arts

1234 Ingleside Avenue

McLean, VA 22101

Opening Thursday, September 17, 2009, 7 PM – 9 PM

Open September 17 through November 7, 2009

‘To Tell The Tale’ at MPA

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Top to Bottom: Allegra Marquart, The Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings 18″x18″, two color sand carved glass,

Michael Janis, Death Card, detail, Tarot Series 19″ x 37″ fused glass powder imagery




The McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) is hosting an exhibition of narrative artwork by three artists: Allegra Marquart, Michael Janis and Tom Baker. These three artists make art that engage in storytelling and take the viewer on a journey into the mind of the maker. Allegra Marquart teaches printmaking at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and her works in glass and paper mines the fairy tale for both content and imagery. Washington Glass School Director Michael Janis leads a guided tour of the interpretations and impressions he finds in the Tarot fortune telling system. Professor Tom Baker of Monmouth University opens the door to both his conscious and unconscious thoughts as they take the form of his print work of unlikely images ranging from kitchen mixers to rockets.



Executed in both glass and various print media, these works engage the viewer in investigation.



To Tell the Tale

September 17 through November 7, 2009



Emerson Gallery

McLean Project for the Arts

1234 Ingleside Avenue

McLean, VA 22101

Opening Reception Thursday, September 17, 2009, 7 PM – 9 PM

Sneak Peek at Novie Trump’s Solo Show at MPA

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The Washington Glass School took a sneak peek at next door neighbor and superstar ceramic artist Novie Trump’s work as she prepares for a solo show at McLean Project for the Arts (MPA). Her show features some stunning complex installations of ceramic elements and reliquaries.
He new sculptures draw on Novie’s training in classical archeology and interest in ancient myths and tales – Novie’s ceramics have an undertone and the patina of classical antiquity. Themes of finding direction, of searching for home and community are integrated into each of the works in her show.

Uncharted Sky: Sculpture by Novie Trump
SEPT 17 – NOV 7, 2009
ATRIUM GALLERY
McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Avenue
McLean, Virginia 22101
Opening Reception
SEP 17, 7 – 9 PM

Click HERE to see Novie Trump’s website

Click HERE to jump to the Novie’s Blog