Yorktown, Woodlawn, Wakefield and Washington-Lee High School art students visited the Ellipse Arts Center on Wednesday, November 15th for the Visual Arts Career Roundtable, a panel discussion on careers in the visual art.
55 Students in the morning session and 25 students in the afternoon session learned from professionals about how visual arts and elements are the primary focus in a multitude of career choices. This years panelists included the following: Veronica Jackson, Principal and Senior Exhibit Designer for the Jackson Design Group; Vida Russell, a print and graphic designer; Stevens Jay Carter, a Washington DC based artist and 2006 recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Award and Victoria Reis, Executive Director of the non-profit emerging visual arts space Transformer.
After the seminar was completed the students had the opportunity to have their portfolio reviewed and talk personally with our expert panelists. Denise Phalan, Yorktown art teacher and All Arlington Salon exhibiting artist said that when her students returned to school they were so inspired that they choose to paint while eating lunch!
All Arlington Salon Show 2006 Opening
This year in the All Arlington Salon, 96 works of art are being exhibited from 76 artists. These works were selected from over 454 entries submitted by 191 artists.
Carlo Biggio stands in front of his self portrait that has just won one of the three Juror's Choice Awards. Juror Andrea V. Uravitch states, "As in any survey show, there was a diverse grouping of technique, subject matter, materials, schools or art and capabilities. I looked at each piece carefully, and tried to understand what the artist was representing… The only trend I could detect was artists re-exploring different time period art. A personal contemporary spin was then put on the work. " A crowd of over 350 people attended the opening, all greatly anticipating the announement of the Juror's Choice Awards. Bud Hensgen stands next to his painting Bridge Near St. Michaels. Cecily Corcoran, Ellipse Arts Center volunteer, stands next to her piece in the show, Here's Looking at You. Photographer Frank W. Beach Jr. with his digital photograph Strollers on Piha Beach. Arlington artist Monica Stroik with her piece City of Angels. Henrik Sundqvist wins one of three Juror's Choice Awards for one hundred dollars for his piece in the show titled, Riyaila in Tucson.