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Cover Artwork: Austin Shull, Paradise 01, 2014

Saturday, May 12 8 to 11pm

VIP Cocktail Hour & Sneak Preview: 7 to 8pm Join us for a festive evening of art-inspired cocktails and delicacies from the area’s finest restaurants, along with exceptional art and creative happenings. Participate in our silent auction and engage with AAC residents in their studios. All event proceeds benefit AAC’s exhibition, education, and resident artist programs. VIPs will gain exclusive early access to this year’s unique cocktail and food pairings along with a sneak preview of our silent auction, and will be automatically entered to win a priceless collection of vintage wines from A. Rafanelli Winery.

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MICHÈLE COLBURN Michèle Colburn joined AAC’s resident artists in 2014. Her work is socio-political in nature, and often explores themes of violence inside and outside our borders. Her object and endurance performance-based work has been exhibited in DC and environs, Boston, Denver, Philadelphia, New York, and Los Angeles. Colburn earned her BA, in Art History from Franklin and Marshall College and an MFA from American University, 2012. In addition to exhibiting in local and national group shows, Colburn had two solo shows in 2015; Wired in the Wyatt Gallery at AAC and War Paths with Charles Krause Reporting Fine Art, in Washington, DC. Her second solo exhibition with AAC, The More Things Change, opened at AAC in January, 2018.

LOT 1 Lawyers, Guns, and Money, 2018 7 ½ x 9 ½ inches Gunpowder and inks on Arches $325

LEE GAINER Lee Gainer is a visual artist who creates meticulous works that examine how memories are constructed and recalled. Her work has been exhibited nationally including solo exhibits at the Arlington Arts Center, GRACE in Reston, Virginia, and Hillyer Art Space in Washington, D.C. She attended VCU on scholarship where she received a BFA, Cum Laude, in Communication Arts. Lee has held many roles at the AAC including Resident Artist (2010 - 2015), member of the Board of Directors (2011 - 2013), and volunteer (2007 - 2016).

LOT 2 Do Nothing, 2011 8 x 8 inches Ink on rag paper mounted to panel $125

LOT 3 Giggles, 2011 8 x 8 inches Ink on rag paper mounted to panel $125

LOT 4 Fun!!, 2011 8 x 10 inches Ink on rag paper mounted to panel $150

ROXANA ALGER GEFFEN Roxana Alger Geffen is from New York City and studied visual art at Columbia College as an undergraduate. She received her MFA in painting from Boston University. She was represented by the Wingspread Gallery in Northeast Harbor, Maine and La Motta Fine Arts in Hartford, CT, and has shown her work nationally and internationally. In 2005, Geffen moved to DC with her husband and children, and in 2013 began her residency at the Arlington Arts Center.

LOT 5 Dissent Collar #9 (blue lips), 2017 16 x 20 inches Archival inkjet print on Hahnemuhle paper $850

LOT 6 Dissent Collar #20 (girl power), 2017 6 x 12 inches Flannel, electrical cord and plug, bone beads, safety pin, thread $450

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi was born in Tehran, Iran and currently works in the Washington, D.C. area. Ilchi received an M.F.A. in studio art from American University and a B.F.A. from the Corcoran College of Art + Design. She has received many awards, including the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellowship, Bethesda Painting Award, Carol Bird Ravenal Travel Award, and the Robyn Rafferty Mathias Research Grant from American University. Ilchi has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally. Her work has been reviewed in a number of publications, including The Washington Post, Hyperallergic, and Art Papers. Ilchi has been an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Jentel Foundation, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Playa Summer Lake, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is currently a resident artist at the Arlington Arts Center and is represented by Hemphill Fine Arts Gallery in Washington, D.C.

LOT 7 I Was Home., 2008 11 x 15 inches Screen-print on Arches 88 Edition of 35 Courtesy of Hemphill Fine Arts $550

LOT 8 Brain Damage, 2007 11 x 15 inches Screen-print on Arches 88 Edition of 35 Courtesy of Hemphill Fine Arts $550

BECCA KALLEM Becca Kallem is an Arlington, VA based artist and educator. Her work has been exhibited in Washington, DC at Transformer, with NLS Gallery at the (e)merge art fair, Hillyer Art Space, and Heiner Contemporary, among other arts spaces. Kallem’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures explore identity, perception, and communication. She was part of AAC’s reknowned exhibition PLAY: Tinker Tech and Toy during the summer of 2015.

LOT 9 Untitled, 2013 12 x 12 inches Oil and acrylic on double canvas $375

LOT 10 Gold Bar Spool and Shell, 2012 14 x 16 inches Oil and spray paint on canvas $475

LOT 11 Artificial Fire, 2010 12 x 12 inches Oil on panel $375

LOT 12 Rainbow Triangle, 2016 20 x 16 inches Acrylic and graphite on canvas $475

BRIDGET SUE LAMBERT I explore how personal interior space and voyeurism interact. I create tableaus simulating the emotional and physical clutter surrounding romantic relationships and a woman’s relationship with herself, and distort a sense of scale by working entirely in dollhouse miniatures. I imagine, and meticulously construct, vignettes that manipulate the sense of time and space, and allow secret/cinematographic moments to unfold while suggesting a living narrative. Selected objects, sparse rooms and atmosphere echo desire, fear, destruction, hope, love, faith, anticipation and expectation. I create scenes in which viewers can draw their own conclusions and examine and explore their own experiences. I want to emphasize and give meaning to situations women and men find themselves in and how our physical space visually reflects and reveals our inner fears and hopes.

LOT 13 Taco Tuesday, 2018 12 x 12 inches Pigment print Edition of 10 $400

MARISSA LONG Marissa Long is an Arlington, VA-based artist, and became a resident at AAC in May of 2017. Her work has been exhibited internationally in cities like London, Cape Town, and Berlin and locally at various DC spaces including Transformer, the Katzen Art Museum, and Civilian Art Projects, where she held her first solo exhibition. Her photographs, often depicting sculpture and assemblage, touch on themes of absurdity. Common realities are made strange and uncanny, and familiar objects like flowers, tchotchkes, candles, and candies become signifiers loaded with human emotion.

LOT 14 The Mirror’s Right Hand, 2016 16 x 20 inches Archival inkjet print $800

RYAN MCCOY Ryan McCoy is an artist based in the Washington, DC area. He works in various media but his practice is centered around the creation of large, iconic paintings. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is included in numerous private collections throughout the US, Europe, South America, and Australia. In March 2016, he began a long-term residency at Arlington Arts Center, which will continue through 2022. He earned his MFA and BFA from George Mason University and is an Adjunct Professor of Art and Design at various schools in the Washington, DC metro area. He is represented by Long View Gallery in Washington, DC.

LOT 15 Untitled (Intrusion VII), 2018 14 x 14 inches Oil, acrylic, enamel, ash, baby powder, pine needles, and straw on canvas $1,000

LOT 16 Path II, 2018 14 x 14 inches Oil, acrylic, enamel, ash, baby powder, pine needles, and straw on canvas $1,000

LOT 17 Untitled (Signal VI), 2018 12 x 12 inches Acrylic, enamel, and Roll-a-tex on linen $600

LOT 18 Untitled (s0013), 2016 6 x 6 inches Acrylic, charcoal, and Roll-a-tex on linen $300

LOT 19 Path III, 2018 14 x 14 inches Oil, acrylic, enamel, ash, baby powder, pine needles, and straw on canvas $1,000

OLIVIA TRIPP MORROW Olivia Tripp Morrow received her BFA at Syracuse University, graduating cum laude with a BFA in December of 2012. Her most recent works are video and sculptural installations inspired by themes of the body, memory, and identity, as well as feminism and sexuality. Morrow has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, New York, Canada, and France. She has permanent installations at the Anacostia Art Center (Washington, DC) and National Institute of Health (Bethesda, MD), and installations on-loan at the NoMA Business Improvement District (Washington, DC), and at the Arlington Art Center, where she is a current Resident Artist.

LOT 20 Untitled (Bra Weaving No.1), 2017 41 x 37 inches Donated bras, superglue, wood $1,000

LOT 21 Untitled (Gradient Branch No. 3), 2017 59 x 54 inches Donated pantyhose, sand, tree branch $850

LOT 22 Double Identity, 2008 4 x 3 x 5 inches Copper $250

LOT 23 Feminiticy No. 18, 2016 7 ½ x 7 ½ x 8 ½ inches Powder coated chicken wire, donated clothing, wire $200

LOT 24 Untitled, 2017 40 x 30 inches Acrylic paint, oil pastel on canvas $1,000

JEN NOONE Jen Noone is a multi-media artist working primarily in sculpture and installation. Born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Noone received her BA in Art Education from Saint Joseph’s University (PA) and earned her MFA in Studio Art at American University (DC). Noone investigates materials that are familiar to the contemporary consumer in an attempt to understand herself and her surrounding world. Underlying poetics, motivations, politics, and metaphors are revealed through the processing and contemplation of the materials. Noone was recently highlighted as one of Interview Magazine’s artists on the verge. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post and exhibited at the Arlington Arts Center (VA), Katzen Museum (DC), WAS Gallery (MD), and Connersmith (DC). Currently, Noone teaches fine arts classes at American University, Northern Virginia Community College, and Montgomery County Public Schools.

LOT 25 Evergreen, 2017 32 x 24 x 12 inches Gold Cone juniper, White cedar and 2 Alberta spruce trees covered in Yankee candle shimmering pine wax $1,000

LOT 26 Meet Me At Sunset [with a] Peach Daiquiri [and] Guilty Pleasures, 2016 21 ½ x 17 inches Essie nail polish on illustration board $350

JUNG MIN PARK Jung Min Park is a resident artist at Arlington Arts Center (VA). Her works have been selected for solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally including Annapolis Maritime Museum (MD), DC Arts Center (DC), Greater Reston Arts Center (VA), Hillyer Art Space (DC), The Painting Center (NY), and Gallery 175 in Seoul, Korea. She won first prize from the Water Works show at Maryland Federation of Art and two awards from Korea Modern Cultural Art Association. Park has received a fellowship from The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a grant from the Korean Ministry of Cultures, Sports, and Tourism. She earned her MFA from Pratt Institute (NY) and two BFA’s from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago (IL) and Korea National University of Arts.

LOT 27 The Stairs 1, 2009 4 x 8 inches Mixed Media on paper $560

NED RILEY A freelance photographer specializing in editorial and street photography, Ned Riley’s comically lanky frame draws him through the city searching for street art, quiet moments, and eccentric houses. Unsure of which decade he’s in, Riley alternates between film and digital as often as the weather.

Photography, as an art form, has always fascinated me; it’s at once an objective documentation of a moment and a subjective articulation of a story. I’ve studied and attempted to create art in every medium over the years, but a camera is the one artistic tool to which I continually return. After growing up enthralled by the photographs of Newton, Cartier-Bresson, and Man Ray, this feels like a natural creative outlet.

LOT 28 Goldsboro Express, 2017 12 x 9 inches (14 x 11 inches with borders) Archival pigment print from 35mm film Edition 1 of 20 $350

PAM ROGERS Pam Rogers is a painter/sculptor whose work explores the territory between the nature and the role of the artist as they engage with nature. Born in Boulder, Colorado, Rogers has a BA in art history from Wellesley College, an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and a certificate in botanical illustration through a program in Kew Gardens, England. Additionally, she has studied art history and anthropology at the University of Colorado in Boulder. After six years in the competitive residency program at the Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, Virginia, Rogers has recently relocated her studio to Denver, Colorado. Her work has been exhibited internationally as well as national, including recent solo shows at the Reston Arts Center and The Arlington Arts Center in Virginia and Hillyer Art Space in Washington, D.C., The Gintner Botanic Gardens, Richmond, VA as well as the Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta GA Rogers has worked on numerous curatorial projects and received a fellowship with the DCAC Curator/Mentor Program. She was a 2015 Sondheim Semi-Finalist and she has received fellowships at multiple artist residency programs, including the Ucross Foundation, Hambidge Center for the Arts, I-Park, Ragdale Art Center, Mass MoCA, and Virginia Center for Creative Arts and Brush Creek Arts Foundation. Rogers continues to work as an independent illustrator on various projects for the Anthropology Department.

LOT 29 Meditation on Sage: midweek, 2018 4 ½ x 4 ½ inches Mica, ink, soil pigments and sagebrush pigment $275

LOT 30 Urban Spring, 2018 8 x 6 inches Plant and soil pigments, ink, graphite $350

RACHEL SCHMIDT Rachel Schmidt is an installation artist based in the Washington, DC region. She uses time-based media and installation to explore urbanization and its impact on ecosystems, future landscapes, and the roll that myth plays in our understanding of the environment. Rachel received her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore before moving to Warsaw, Poland for a year of artistic research. From 20122016 Rachel worked as an Exhibition Coordinator at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and has been an artist in residence at the Arlington Arts Center, Taipei Artist Village, Vermont Studio Center, and the Taller Portobelo Norte in Panama. She has exhibited throughout the US and Internationally, and has been reviewed in Sculpture Magazine, The Washington Post, and numerous other print and online publications.

LOT 31 Personal Growth, 2017 24 x 26 inches Ink, watercolor, collage on paper $1,000

AUSTIN SHULL Austin Shull was born in Washington DC and is a multidisciplinary artist and a current artist-in-residence at Arlington Arts Center. He received an MFA from the School of Visual Art and a BA from Bard College. Shull participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program (NY) and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (NY). He has also completed residencies with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Henry Street Settlement Abrons Art Center (NY). Shull has exhibited his work nationally and internationally at venues including the Cooper Union, Syracuse University, International Print Center, Pratt Institute, Nurture Art, Exit Art, and Socrates Sculpture Park (NY), the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago (IL), the ACC Gallery in Weimar, Hall 14 Gallery in Leipzig, and the Chiado Museum in Lisbon.

LOT 32 Paradise, 2015 30 x 45 inches Archival pigment print $1,200

ALICE WHEALIN Alice Whealin’s artworks present unusual and potential structures in our world of innumerable possibilities. She finds inspiration for her artworks from nature and science, and from many other art forms, including music, textiles and literature. Her formal studies in Fine Arts include earning her B.A. in Art from Rowan University, NJ. She received a stipend grant for her apprenticeship to The Johnson Atelier, Princeton, NJ. She was awarded a teaching fellowship to the MFA program for The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA with Tufts University, Medford, MA. Leaving Boston, she moved to DC and served as staff at The Phillips Collection in DC. She exhibited her sculptures and drawings in their annual James McLaughlin Memorial Staff Exhibitions. Alice Whealin’s artworks have been selected for numerous curated exhibits, including at The Painting Center, NY, Charles Krause/Reporting Fine Art gallery, DC, Robert Brown Gallery, DC, Howard County Fine and Performing Arts Center, MD. the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, DC and the Museo Della Carta in Fabriano, Italy. Her works have been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally. Her artworks are included in private collections. Museum collections with her work include the Museo Della Carta in Fabriano, Italy. Alice Whealin currently lives and maintains her studio in Arlington, Virginia.

LOT 33 Untitled WP3, 2017 10 x 10 inches Ink on paper $400

LOT 34 Untitled WP5, 2017 6 ½ x 9 ½ inches Ink on paper $350

DAWN WHITMORE Dawn Whitmore is a Washington, DC-based visual artist whose work focuses on mythology, gender and identity. She received a BFA from the Corcoran School of Art in 2005. Her work has been shown in numerous venues including: Mesa Museum of Contemporary Art (AZ), Hemphill Fine Arts Carroll Square Gallery (DC), Area 405 (MD), and Spring Gallery (NY), and was also featured during DC FotoWeek and the Dumbo Arts Festival in NYC. She has collaborated with the Jane Franklin Dance Company (2016/17) for two stage productions. She received an Artist Fellowship Grant from the DC Commission of the Arts & Humanities in 2016 and 2017, and an Individual Project Grant for 2018.

LOT 35 Tick, Tick, Tick, 2017 13 x 10 inches Sheet music from 1879, silver leaf, graphite, watercolor $650



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