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“Buffalo Gals,” Nancy Cawdrey

Deborah Holden Banker, BA ’79, showed work at the DeMatteis Gallery in Annapolis, Md., from November through December.

A resident of Bigfork, Mont., Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey, BA ’70, presented a One Woman Show in Santa Fe, N.M., in the fall. She was a featured artist at the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale at Big Horn Galleries in Cody, Wyo., in September. Her watercolor “One Bright Morning” won an award at the Montana Watercolor Society nationally juried show in October. Her work was showcased in Big Sky Journal, and an article about Cawdrey’s work appeared in Altitude, the magazine of Big Sky Airlines. Her painting “Hangin’ On” is part of a show at the Hockaday Museum in Kalispell, Mont.

“Bitter/Sweet,” wax and matches, Amanda Davies

Thirty-five years of work by Larry Chappelear, MFA ’76, a landscape and abstract artist whose work focuses on the countryside of West Virginia and Maryland, was celebrated from October through January by the University of Maryland University College. His paintings, collages, and assemblages were on display in the Arts Program Gallery of the UMUC Inn and Conference Center in Adelphi, Md. The guest curator of the exhibit was Barbara J. Stephanic, BA ’81, MA ’85, professor of art history at the College of Southern Maryland. Her husband, Jeff Stephanic, BA ’77, MFA ’80, is an associate professor of design at GW.

Sculptures by Amanda Davies, MFA ’05, were featured in Sculpture Now 2006 at Washington Square in Washington February through May and Sculpture Unbound at Pepco’s Edison Place Gallery in Washington from January through May.

“Roundup: Breaking Away,” Josephine Haden

Josephine Haden, MA ’72, was selected by Alex Baker, curator of contemporary art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, to show work in the 2006 New American Paintings Juried Exhibition in Print. Her work also was selected for two juried exhibitions in Virginia: at the Target Gallery in Alexandria and Northern Virginia Community College. Haden resides in Arlington, Va.

Jill Lion, BA ’63, was among four sculptors featured at the Smith Farm Center for the Healing Arts in Washington from January through February. The works were presented in association with the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center Arts Program.

From October to December at the Skye Gallery in Idyllwild, Calif., Kathy Harmon-Luber, PSC ’84, showed Memories of New Orleans, a portfolio of work created before Hurricane Katrina celebrating the city at its best. Ten percent of sales at the show went toward hurricane relief efforts. The fine art photographer’s online gallery can be viewed at

“Red Right Returning,” Larry Chappelear

Brian D. Kirk, BFA ’76, presented Aikuchi, a steel sculpture exhibit, at the Waddell Art Gallery on the Northern Virginia Community College Loudoun Campus in Sterling, Va., from November through December. His sculptures are created by welding fabricated steel components into abstract compositions. Kirk is an art teacher and the chair of the fine arts department at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Va. He is an adjunct professor for Virginia Commonwealth University’s graduate art program. Kirk founded the Art League’s metal sculpture department in Alexandria, Va.

John Morrell, MFA ’77, presented a solo exhibition of landscape paintings and works on paper, John Morrell—Paysages Urbains, Oeuvres sur Papier, in Paris last summer at the Galerie Lee. Morrell is assistant professor of painting at Georgetown University.

Photographs of Athens, Greece, taken by Peter Poulos, BA ’87, were displayed by Spilioti Projects in Athens. The artist sought to present elements of the city that might be missed by locals in their daily travels. The photographs, printed on tin in color, document neoclassical buildings in and around the city center both renovated and in ruins. Poulos was born in New York in 1965 to Greek American parents and fell in love with Athens while studying there in 1985. He lives in San Francisco with his dog, Spyros.

“Ossabow Slave Quarter #1,” Sherry Zvares Sanabria

In the fall 2005 edition, GW Magazine ran an incorrect image of a painting by Sherry Zvares Sanabria, BA ’59. The painting, “Ossabow Slave Quarter #1,” which she exhibited at the Washington county Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Md., last fall, is pictured correctly on this page. The exhibition and series of paintings was titled Slave Quarters and Other African American Sites.