Gallery-V — St. Mary’s County Community Development Corporation’s virtual art gallery — drew submissions from six states as well as one from British Columbia. Gallery-V will open here, August 1, 2020, with its first show: “Quarantine Dreams.”
At the close of the entry period, submissions were forwarded to Juror John Paradiso, Resident Artist-Curator at Portico Gallery and Studios in Brentwood, MD, part of the Gateway Arts District in Prince George’s County, MD.
Selected works will appear in the exhibit and the juror will make cash awards.
Gallery-V seeks to keep open opportunities for public art to be created and exhibited in our home community and now around the globe and now, also, to provide a virtual forum to bring art into our daily lives.
In concert with the corporation’s frequent benefactor, St. Mary’s County Arts Council, the organizations work to direct funding to artists and investment in community art endeavors. It is the desire of Gallery-V to continue beyond its inaugural exhibit. News of upcoming exhibits will be publicized in upcoming months.
Gallery-V’s inaugural exhibit, “Quarantine Dreams,” is sponsored by St. Mary’s County Arts Council, a partner with St. Mary’s CDC on other Lex Park ArtsPark events and public art installations including two murals– Lexington Park, Live! and Artist Rainbow — and an Art Alley of Wings Across Lexington Park.
The juried show will open for viewing Aug. 1, 2020 via this website and the Lex Park ArtsPark Facebook Page.
The Exhibit will be online for viewing by August 1, 2020. Awards will be announced at that time.