January 14- March 9, 2019
Brentwood Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Ave, MD 20722
Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin
JUROR: Spencer Dormitzer
OPENING RECEPTION AND TOM ROONEY AWARD: Sat. January 19 (5-8pm)
ARTIST AND JUROR TALK: February 16 (2-4pm)
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Brentwood Arts Exchange is collaborating with the Washington Sculptors Group members for an exhibition titled Sculpture Now 2019. Begun in 1987, the Sculpture Now series provides an annual snapshot of up-to-the-moment works by artists in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. The series also includes the Tom Rooney Award of $500. Sculpture today is a rapidly evolving genre that reflects the volatile changes in global conditions. Whether conceptual, political, cultural, environmental or personal in context, the biography of the artist continues to be central to the artwork. In this spirit, Sculpture Now 2019 does not have a particular theme. It is an open and inclusive platform that invites artists to put forward their latest ideas on conceptual theory and best practices regarding materials used in sculpture. The exhibition is designed to give WSG artists free rein, to propose work to the juror, or to show work produced within the last two years. The exhibition will be installed at the Brentwood Arts Exchange main gallery in Brentwood, MD. This exhibition will take place separately, but in conjunction with the Tom Rooney Remembered Invitational exhibition at the Salve Regina Gallery and the Mullen Library on the campus of the Catholic University of America. Works by Tom Rooney and past Tom Rooney Prize winners from 2007-2019 also will be shown at CUA. Both shows – Brentwood Sculpture Now 2019 and the Tom Rooney Remembered Invitational – will honor the late Tom Rooney (1924- 2018), sculptor, educator, and WSG volunteer. During the Brentwood exhibition, the 2019 Tom Rooney prize will be awarded at Brentwood Arts Exchange.
ABOUT THE JUROR
Spencer Dormitzer, Director of Brentwood Arts Exchange, oversees the administration and development of the facility, as well as the changing annual exhibitions. Mr. Dormitzer attended The School of Art Institute of Chicago, and has been a working artist for over 25 years. He has acted as the studio manager for New York abstractionist David Reed, and as an executive producer for the New York Cosmos. Dormitzer has just concluded his tenure at Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery in Washington, DC after 3 years of service, where he managed or curated over 15 exhibitions. Spencer lives on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Brentwood Arts Exchange is a proud part of the Maryland – National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and serves as an anchor for the arts-based community development of the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District. They support artist and community development by welcoming diverse audiences to experience high quality visual art exhibitions, concerts, and affordable art classes for all ages, and a local artisans craft store.
Monday –Friday 10am to 7pm
Saturday: 10am to 4pm
The Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of sculpture and fostering exchanges among sculptors, sculpture enthusiasts and the public. Organized in 1984, WSG has grown to serve almost 400 members annually. WSG sponsors frequent public programs and organizes professional sculpture exhibitions juried by prominent curators. Visit www.washingtonsculptors.org to join WSG, to view the Web Gallery of members’ work, and to subscribe to the WSG newsletter. WSG P.O. Box 42534, Washington, DC 20015, 202-686-8696, email@example.com.