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Deadline March 14, 2007
OPTIONS features talented under-recognized and emerging artists in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia region.
* Artists working in all media will be considered.
* No Entry Fee.
* Artists with gallery representation are ineligible. (ie: having a gallery/agent working on behalf of the artist to promote or sell his/her artwork.)
* Artists who have exhibited in past OPTIONS exhibitions are ineligible.
OPTIONS 2007 Curator:
Paul Brewer is an independent curator and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. Previously, he was Director of Exhibitions for the Corcoran College of Art + Design where he organized exhibitions by artists such as Tara Donovan, Critical Art Ensemble, Anthony Goicolea, and Seimon Allen, among others. His writing has appeared in museum publications and art journals in the US, Europe, and Latin America. He is currently a consultant to the Office for Contemporary Art Norway in the areas of communications and international programming.
Since 1981, the OPTIONS exhibition has featured the region's brightest and most talented emerging artists. Originally developed as a biennial by the WPA board of directors, OPTIONS sought to support new and under recognized talent with a formal, highly visible, curated exhibition and show catalogue. Today, this exhibition reflects the WPA\C's commitment to discover visual artists who may help to usher in a new era of exhibitions, programs and services within the regional fine art community here in Washington, DC.
Many artists that were featured in OPTIONS have gone on to appear in international exhibitions such as the Whitney Biennial; have garnered hundreds of solo and group exhibitions across the country, and many are represented by major galleries including PaceWildenstein, David Adamson Gallery, Hemphill Fine Arts, and Yancey Richardson Gallery. Their works are included in major collections of museums and galleries such as the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
2007 marks the 12th year of OPTIONS and the ongoing dedication of the WPA\C to support, promote and encourage new and emerging talent, as well as to stimulate dialogue between established and emerging artists, and the regional community. The WPA\C is excited to be preparing for OPTIONS 2007 and will continue it's mission to engage the DC Arts Community and share in their enthusiasm for this much-anticipated art event.