A mob of artists showed up yesterday and today to pay $15 to hang up to five pieces of art on the gallery’s walls.
Executive Artistic Director B. Stanley said the event regularly attracts up to 100 artists from around the District. This year was no exception.
Artists lined up outside the gallery door before the submission period yesterday, said Stanley.
“Everybody was trying to get the middle row. It was sort of like a race to the great frontier,” Stanley said.
Tomorrow night at 7 p.m., a group of judges will survey the art and award one artist with $100 and a a “Best Use of Space” superlative.
Artist Steve Wanna won top honors at last year’s show.
“As an experimental artist, it inspires to come up innovative ways of using the space,” said Wanna in an e-mail. “It’s the perfect lab to test out some ideas in a playful, encouraging space.”
The exhibition runs until Aug. 30.
Check the DC Arts Center website for details on attending the event and submitting your own artwork.