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San Francisco’s Concourse Gallery showcased the work of Claudia Chapline, BA ’53, from Dec. 7 to Feb. 6. The exhibit, titled “Rediscovered Treasure,” featured 19 art works created by Chapline while she was an artist in residence at the innovative Norcal Waste Systems program in San Francisco. Using discarded refuse destined for landfill, Chapline gleaned materials to construct unique works with their own narrative thread.

“Derek Bell at Bat,” Robbi Goldberg

A lifelong fan of the New York Mets, Robbi Goldberg, BA ’76, MBA ’80, painted 50 pictures of her favorite team which were exhibited just in time for baseball’s opening day. The paintings were displayed at the Agora Gallery in Soho, New York, and the Westhampton Free Library in Westhampton, New York, during March and April 2001. In addition to working in New York, Goldberg has lived and painted on the Greek Isles where she produced “Pictures of Ios.” She is currently working on a series of oversized canvases, each with a single fruit as the subject.

Recent paintings by Josephine Haden, MA ’72, were featured in the Arlington Arts Center exhibition “All in the Family,” the “Summer Show” at Washington’s Gallery K, and the Ellipse Arts Center’s “Summer Salon 2000.” In a Washington Post review of the Gallery K exhibition, the popular local painter’s acrylic-on-wood paintings were described as having emotional force. “Each consists of iconic images and small vignettes that show various stages of a woman’s life from childhood through old age,” the reviewer states. “Haden uses plenty of soft, misty colors in her paintings, but her stuff cuts through the blur.”

The work of fine art photographer Kathy Harmon-Luber, CCEW ’84, was exhibited at the Patricia Correia Gallery in Santa Monica, Calif., in January.

“Yellow Stall” sculpture,
Nancy Sansom Reynolds

Washington sculptor Nancy Sansom Reynolds, MFA ’82, recently completed a new body of work, a collection of graceful wood sculptures formed from cut and laminated plywood. “My work articulates the process of growth from the inside out,” says Reynolds. Her dynamic creations were exhibited at the American Institute of Architects from Sept. 8 to Nov. 3, Atlanta’s Kiang Gallery from Dec. 8 to Jan. 19, and the BGH Gallery in Santa Monica, Calif., from Feb. 3 to March 4.

The digital photographs of Jeffrey Stephanic, BA ’77, were displayed in an exhibit entitled “Quiet Moments” at the Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery at the College of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center during August to October, 2000. Stephanic is also an associate professor at The George Washington University.

Rock Creek Gallery Studio 310 Reunion (from top): David Zimmerman, Bradley Stevens, and Michael Francis

Twenty-five years ago, four students of GW professor and noted Washington realist William Woodward shared a studio at 810 F St., N.W. The aspiring artists “made each other shine,” says Woodward. This past fall, for the first time, the foursome reunited to exhibit their work as a group at the Rock Creek Gallery. Studio 310 Reunion featured the paintings of long-time Washington artists Bradley Stevens, BA ’76, MFA ’79, David Zimmerman, BA ’70, MFA ’76, Michael Francis, MFA ’78, and Jean-Paul Courbois. Stevens is an adjunct professor of drawing and painting at Georgetown University. His landscapes, interior, and figurative works are found in numerous private, corporate and public collections around the world, including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Consulate in Melbourne, Australia. Zimmerman’s work has been featured at 24 one-man shows throughout the Washington area. He has received many prizes and awards for his paintings, which can be found in corporate and private collections throughout the country. Francis is an assistant professorial lecturer of art at GW, whose paintings have been exhibited at more than 20 one-man shows and numerous group shows around the globe. Courbois, a native of Paris, France, has painted several large-scale murals in the Washington area, including the interior murals at La Fourchette Restaurant.

Douglas H. Teller, MFA ’62, recently won first prize for his work “Stairway to Paradise” in the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Annual Juried Show in Punta Gorda, Florida. Teller taught in the GW Art Department for 35 years. He was curator of the University art collection and was instrumental in the founding of the Dimock Gallery. Teller is currently professor emeritus and resides in Florida where he is active in the art community and is a member of the Suncoast Watercolor Society, the Florida Watercolor Society, and the Southern Watercolor Society.