McLean Project for the Arts will open its 11th iteration of “Strictly Painting” on June 15 at MPA@ChainBridge, 1446 Chain Bridge Road, McLean.
A juried biennial exhibition presenting the work of artists from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, Strictly Painting 11 runs through Aug. 12. An opening reception is slated for Thursday, June 15 from 7 to 9 p.m.
“Strictly Painting is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most important regional exhibitions, and MPA is delighted to present it again this year – and for the first time in our new location,” said Nancy Sausser, MPA’s exhibitions director. Sausser said the artist representation showcased “a broad sampling of very strong works that demonstrate the depth and quality of our art community.”
The guest juror for the show is Anne Reeve, assistant curator at Glenstone, a private museum devoted to modern and contemporary art.
Featured artists include John Adams, Nancy Bruce, Thomas Bunnell, Delna Dastur, Kimberly DiNatale, Steven Dobbin, Susana Fields, Andy Foster, Heidi Fowler, Cianne Fragione, Janis Goodman, Maggie Gourlay, Susan Grace, Sarah Hardesty, Paul Hrusa, Sally Kauffman, Joanne Kent, Sun Sook Kim, Betsy Packard, Alison Powers, Judith Pratt, Carol Reed, Sharon Shapiro, Alexandra Sherman, Casey Snyder, Monica Stroik, Daniel Sullivan, Kim Thorpe, Lisa Tubach, Jessica van Brakle, Jenny Walton and Ann Marie Williams.
Strictly Painting began in 1995, when Andrea Pollan, MPA’s exhibitions director at the time, wanted to show a survey of what local artists were painting.