A longtime art gallery in Adams Morgan will showcase hundreds of works from local artists as part of an annual show that runs through the end of August.
More than two dozen emerging artists visited the DC Arts Center (2438 18th St. NW) yesterday and paid $15 to secure a space on the gallery wall as part of the annual exhibition called 1460 Wallmountables.
Executive Artistic Director B. Stanley said the event regularly attracts dozens of artists from around the District.
“Over the last 10 years, people have really taken it seriously and show something of quality and show it well,” Stanley said.
The local art is displayed across the gallery’s walls and includes photographs, paintings and other mediums. There is no curation or selection process. If an artist pays the $15, their work goes on the wall. As the gallery’s slogan goes, “if it fits, it shows.” And it’s worth it, Stanley said.
“In my 22 years working here what surprises me is just how much quality work is out there that we don’t get to see,” said Stanley.
Artists come and display “a lot of high quality work that doesn’t get shown anywhere else,” Stanley said. “It’s usually political, esoteric or silly.”
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