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Jin Young Kang – 2009 CRM Stripes, oil on panel

Academy 2009: 9th annual MFA/BFA survey
Saturday, August 1, 2009
WPA workshop: 4 – 6pm. exhibition opening: 6-8pm
PULSE Presents:emerging artist award – 7pm.

ACADEMY 2009 : August 1 – September 4, 2009

Conner Contemporary Art is very pleased to announce ACADEMY 2009. Exhibition founder, Jamie Smith, Ph. D., is the curator of our 9th annual invitational survey of outstanding work by recent fine art graduates of regional college art programs.

Participating artists: Celina Amaya, Danny Baskin, Alan Callander, Charles Clary, Margot Ellis, Kyle Ford, Jeremy Flick, Corey Grimsley, Steve Ioli, Casey Reed Johnson, Jin Young Kang, Patrick McDonough, Aziza Murray, Igor Pasternak, Ding Ren, Alex Roulette, Andrew Schrock, Ryan Schroeder and Rafael Soldi.

Represented institutions: American University, Catholic University of America, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Maryland Institute College of Art, Savannah College of Art and Design, University of Maryland.

Nearly 150 grads have participated since ACADEMY’s 2001 debut. Some have achieved international recognition, exhibiting at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; Nassauischen Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany and The British Museum, London, England.

Conner Contemporary Art
1358-60 Florida Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20002
v: 202-588-8750
[email protected]
www.connercontemporary.com

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