The Athenaeum Invitational celebrates the visual arts of DC/MD/VA and is a theme-based event featuring the works of both specially-invited artists who have previously exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery, as well as works selected through a call for submissions open to anyone living or working in DC/MD/VA.
A $1,500 prize for the best work will be awarded to an Invited Artist, a $1,000 prize will be awarded to an artist from the Open Call, a $500 prize will be awarded based on core concept and game design, and a Viewers' Choice award of $500 will be determined by popular vote.
This year's theme is about board games and from a purely aesthetic perspective, artists can submit work that relates in any way to board games which might explore a real or imagined board game, an environment where board games are being played, or people playing board games. Or artists may wish to develop a board game using their style and media of choice.The possibilities are endless — games as a means of dealing with social issues or escaping reality; games as a reflection of a labyrinth or path to justice. Perhaps a game might be way to explore the world or experience other cultures. Entries might be inspired by childhood memories of Candyland and Monopoly or today’s issues such as climate change or political rancor.
We hope to see you there!
For More Information: https://www.nvfaa.org/invitational
Exhibition Dates: 9/12/19 - 11/10/19, Every Thursday-Sunday, 12-4 PM. Free Admission.
Opening Reception & Prizes: Sunday, September 15th, 4-6 PM. Free Admission.