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““Breathe Deeply,” acrylic on canvas, 50” x 38”, Josephine Haden

Artists' Corner

Bigfork, Mont., artist Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey, BA ’70, garnered the second highest quick draw price in the past four decades at the CM Russell Auction in Great Falls. Her silk painting, “Poppy Family,” brought $15,000 in a donation to the CM Russell Museum. This was the seventh consecutive year that Cawdrey participated in the auction, where she displays her work in an exhibit room at the Heritage Inn. Her next show is the Cowgirl Up! Invitational Exhibition and Sale for the best women artists of the west at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, Ariz., during March and April.

Claudia Chapline, BA ’53, is showcasing her new collection of paintings, Passages: A Quaternary Dream of Earth, Air, Water, Fire, at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose, Calif., from February to July 31. Chapline’s gallery is located in Stinson Beach, Calif., and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

““My Fabulous Cousin Jo Sings Jazz,” fabric art, Lawana Holland-Moore

Steven John Fuchs, BA ’81, exhibited original ink paintings at The American Institute of Architects Headquarters Gallery in the nation’s capital from January to April 2006. The wet media drawings on paper featured architectural landmarks in Washington, D.C., such as the Capitol and the Watergate.

From June through September 2006, Josephine Haden, MA ’72, exhibited her paintings in group exhibitions at the Manhattan galleries of Hirschl & Adler Modern and Denise Bibro Fine Art.

The work of Lawana Holland-Moore, BA ’96, is featured in the Textural Rhythms: Constructing the Jazz Tradition national touring exhibit until 2010.

Artist Erica (Brotman) Orgen, BA ’01, debuted her first one-person exhibit at Gallery Neptune in Bethesda, Md., from March 1 to March 31. One/Family features expressive portraits as acrylic paintings and pen and ink drawings.

““Poppy Family,” dye on silk, 19.5” x 35”, Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey

“Astralite 7,” a kinetic light sculpture by Adam Peiperl, BS ’57, was on view at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden as part of the Refract, Reflect, Project: Light Works from the Collection in April. The piece was purchased by Joseph H. Hirshhorn in 1969 from the Marlborough Gallery in New York and bequeathed by him to the Hirshhorn Museum in 1981.

Designer and educator Ginny B. (McCormick) Rogers, BA ’72, MFA ’74, showed her mixed media artwork In the Beginning at the Connecticut Women Artists Inc. juried exhibit in May 2006 in New Haven, Conn. Later that summer, her work was also displayed at the Playhouse on the Green Art Gallery in Bridgeport, Conn. Rogers combines her past experience with painting, printmaking, and collage.

““Astralite 7,” kinetic light sculpture, Adam Peiperl

Slave Quarters and Other African American Sites, the latest series of paintings by Sherry Zvares Sanabria, BA ’59, was on exhibition at the Athenaeum in Alexandria, Va., from February through March. It also will be displayed at the Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun Campus from April 30 to May 25. Sanabria says she is drawn to the walls and spaces of old buildings by the magic of light, the organization of architectural elements, and the perception that these spaces are filled with and colored by the spiritual remnants of the lives lived in them. A Washington, D.C., native, Sanabria has had her work included in more than 40 group exhibitions and has had 24 one-person exhibitions at public and private spaces.

Washington Printmakers Gallery exhibited the work of Virginia artist Terry Svat, MA ’94, during March and April. The show, called Our House, was an exhibition of prints created by several print processes, including Silicon and Solarplate etching, pastel transfer, monotype, and mixed media constructions. The art focused on themes of intergenerational relationships and safe havens, represented by personal symbols of houses, cocoons, and pears. Svat is a practicing art therapist and an art therapy instructor at GW.

““Federal Triangle,” pen, ink, acrylic wash, 22” x 30”, Steven John Fuchs

Charles K. Steiner, BFA ’73, MA ’76, presented Gardenscapes, an exhibition of eight acrylic paintings, at the Wichita Center for the Arts from March to April 2006. The inspiration for the artwork came from gardens in his College Hill, Kan., neighborhood, where he worked en plein air, or outdoors. This was Steiner’s second one-man showing at the Wichita Center for the Arts. He currently serves as director of the Wichita Art Museum.

Photographer and digital artist Jeff Stephanic, BA ’77, MFA ’80, showed his recent work at The Ninth Street Gallery in Washington, D.C., during a February and March exhibit. Stephanic is an associate professor of design at GW, and his work was displayed with the art of Turker Ozdogan, professor of ceramics at the University.

““Megan Tolbert,” oil on canvas, 8” x 8”, Susan Powell Tolbert

The Courthouse Galleries in Portsmouth, Va., displayed 14 paintings by Susan Powell Tolbert, MFA ’84, in its Realism: Virginia Artists exhibition April through June 2006. Her paintings also were included in Figuratively Speaking: Bodies of Work at Tidewater Community Colleges’ Visual Arts Center in Portsmouth, Va., last August. The small, 8-inches by 8-inches paintings are part of a series of portraits of family and friends that she began three years ago. Tolbert, however, does not consider herself to be a portrait painter; she says she is more interested in moving paint around the canvas than the actual portrait aspect of the art.


“Blue Ice,” Jeff Stephanic

“House in Motion,” collograph with solar plate etching, 24” x 12”, Terry Svat

“Dad on Striped Couch,” Erica Orgen