Dates: April 10 – June 9, 2013, Wednesday – Friday, 1-7pm; Saturday-Sunday, 12-5pm
Location: Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Curated by: Gerald Ross, Director of Exhibitions and Faculty, MFA in Curatorial Practice, Maryland Institute College of Art.
Participating artists: Selin Balci (Annapolis, MD), Christina Billotte (Baltimore, MD), Michael Borek (Bethesda, MD), Julia Brown (Washington, DC), Carolyn Case (Cockeysville, MD), Bonnie Crawford Kotula (Baltimore, MD), Evan Hume (Washington, DC), Lisa Marie Jakab (Washington, DC), Magnolia Laurie (Baltimore, MD), Aaron McIntosh (Baltimore, MD), Mark Parascandola (Washington, DC), Wendy Rodgers (Takoma Park, MD), Kathryn Sowinski (Baltimore, MD), Colette Veasey-Cullors (Baltimore, MD), William Whitaker (Washington, DC), and Millicent Young (Ruckersville, VA).
Opening Reception: April 13, 2013, 6-9pm
Curators Talk: May 18, 2013, 4:00pm
OPTIONS 2013 is the fifteenth installment of WPA’s biennial exhibition of works by emerging and unrepresented artists from DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Begun in 1981 under the direction of WPA Executive Director Al Nodal, the OPTIONS biennial has, for over three decades, showcased vibrant, challenging, and innovative work by artists from the mid-Atlantic region.
Selected from several hundred submissions, the artists in OPTIONS 2013 bring their own strongly developed visions and artistic practices to the exhibition. By presenting work by sixteen distinctive artists the exhibition highlights the diversity of artistic practice in the DC, MD, and VA region. While no single exhibition of this size could fully encapsulate the current state of contemporary art in DC, MD, and VA, OPTIONS 2013 provides a glimpse of the vitality and diversity of the region’s contemporary art scene by highlighting some of the area’s most thought-provoking emerging and unrepresented artists