Magic of the Ordinary

Gallery Underground, 2120 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
August 2 – 27, 2021

Juried by: Lois Ward Wolford
$500 in cash prizes awarded

The Pop Art Movement challenged traditional fine art values and brought art based on popular culture and everyday items into the mainstream. Gallery Underground announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition seeking interpretation of the theme “Magic of the Ordinary.” It is typical of the ordinary and everyday to be overlooked, as it can be seen as commonplace or dull. However, magic can be found in the ordinary when it is interpreted as art.  Artists are invited to look beyond and turn the ordinary into extraordinary.

A B O U T   T H E  J U R O R:

Lois Ward Wolford is a prize winning artist, workshop teacher, demonstrator, and signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Watercolor Society and the Baltimore Watercolor Society. She is known for her use of color to create mood in her paintings, with favorite subjects being figures and cityscapes. Her figure paintings suggest a voyeuristic point of view, and her cityscapes aim at capturing a moment in time. She is a past Workshop Chairman, Mid Atlantic Chairman,Vice President and life member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society.  Lois has works in both private and corporate collections in the US and abroad.  Her paintings have received many awards in National and International Exhibitions including the National Watercolor Society, Georgia WCS, Adirondack WCS, Philadelphia WCS, USA WCS, Mid-Atlantic Watercolor Exhibition, Pennsylvania WCS and the North American Miniature Show.

Curators: Sandi Parker and Steena Fullmer,, phone: 571-483-0652

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An Arlington Artists Alliance Gallery

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Sandi Parker
Managing Director of Galleries