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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE              MEDIA CONTACT:  Matthew Lindsay

March 13, 2003                                                (202) 994-1423;






EVENT:          The Annual Awards Show is the premier show featuring works by undergraduate seniors and graduate fine arts students from The George Washington University’s Department of Fine Arts and Art History.  The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery and the Department of Fine Arts and Art History are sponsoring the event.


WHEN:           Exhibition Dates: Now Through Friday, March 28, 2003

                        Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


WHERE:        Luther W. Brady Art Gallery

                        Media and Public Affairs Building, 2nd Floor

                        805 21st Street, NW

                        Washington, D.C. (Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro, Blue and Orange lines)


COST:             Free and open to the public




All works on display at the Annual Awards Show are eligible for various awards to be granted by a jury of art professionals.  In this year’s show, figural representations abound in two-dimensional and three-dimensional works.


More than 60 works by emerging artists are featured in the show at the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery.  One can discover works that embrace both realism and abstraction, there’s something for everybody.  This packed exhibition revels in youthful exuberance, a young group of artists at the top of their game.  Figures literally leap from the ceiling and crowd the walls: innovative approaches to ceramic forms are found in Akiko Nishijima’s agonized tonal scream, a larger-than-life ceramic mosaic; and on the lighter side, Carl Schoenberger’s St. John, The Legislator (Senator John McCain) and St. Mark, The Satirist (Mark Russell) depict portraits in clay of famous political types expounding from the pulpit and piano.  Bold paintings of industrial wastelands contrast to delicate self-portraits, serial reflections on the same facial structure.


There are many departmental prizes given to outstanding students.  Awards will be given for work in aquarelle painting, ceramics, design, drawing, interior design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and visual communications.  Awards include two Robert N. Alfandre Purchase Prizes in Drawing, the Lynn Kay Prize in Ceramics, the Nuri Ozdogan Ceramic Prize, the M. A. Langenkamp Prize in Abstract Painting and the Morris M. Aein Memorial Prize in Drawing.   Judges for the 2003 Annual Awards Show are Bonnie Lee Holland, artist, designer, consultant and GW alumna; and Kathryn Jackson, artist and GW alumna.


For more information, please call Lenore Miller, director of

GW’s University Art Galleries at (202) 994-1525.

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