Congratulations to the 46 artist-teachers whose work was included in this year’s Artist Teacher Exhibition, and thank you to all who made last nights reception a great success!
This is our 7th annual event featuring original artworks by Fairfax County Public Schools art teachers, and our second year working in collaboration with the Workhouse Arts Center. Fifty artworks, representing 37 art teachers, were selected from 177 art submissions by juror Evan Reed, art professor and gallery director at Georgetown University.
In addition, and this year for the first time, FCPS music teachers were invited to submit original compositions and recordings. Thirteen pieces by nine music teachers play in the gallery and are a fantastic addition to this celebration of the creativity of our teachers. I hope to continue this collaboration in year’s to come!
Sharlene Abraham, Rachel Albert, Frank Ballato III, Brandy Carter, Robert Christie, Anna Dee, Lisa Devore, Colleen Dolinger, Justyne Fischer, Elaine Florimonte, Caty Forden, Deirdre Forgione, Julie Gilmore, Laura Glady, Hanor Sarina Haris, Rob Hawkins, Mary Katz, Kathleen Kendall, Michelle Land, Johanna Little, Bethany Mallino, Rory Marcaccio Schaffer, Tammy Morin, Patricia Naber, Amy Ordoveza, Kate Patsch, Charles Raubacher, Ellen Rosenthal, Scott Saylor, Angelika Schafer, Katharine Search, Meredith Stevens, Christian Tribastone, Victoria McGrath, Andrew Watson, Amanda Wright, and Ming-Yi Zaleski.
Eliza Berkon, Dustin Brandt, Bill Burke, David Davis, Ken Hall, Jake Kohut, Pat Little, Nick Natalie, and Nick Walker
The reception was open to the public and well-attended by art teachers, music teachers, families and friends. We were thrilled to be joined by school administrators who came out in support of their teachers, and by Janie Strauss, School Board Member, who shared a few comments on the incredible value of having practicing artist-teachers who share their experience and skills with students every day. It means a lot to our fine arts teachers to know our school district leaders value their work.
The Artist Teacher Exhibition is on display at the Workhouse Arts Center McGuire Woods Gallery, 9601 Ox Road in Lorton, through Sunday, December 14.
(See also The Value of Exhibition)