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Judy Sherman

Judy J. Sherman is an independent curator and owner of J Fine Art, a corporate art consultancy. She is a board member of Washington Project for the Arts and has served on the WPA Art Auction Gala committee for the last two years. Her love of art began while at the University of Virginia, where a simple survey course in art history opened up her soul and spirit and started her journey toward a lifelong passion and appreciation for art and artists.

 


Abromaitis

5000

KARIN ABROMAITIS
Takoma Park, MD

Window Bowl - Winter Leaves
2011
Clay and Metal
8” x 10” x 10''
Courtesy of the Artist
Retail Price: $625
Reserve Price: $550

EDUCATION:
BA, University of Minnesota, MN, 1976

SELECTED AWARDS/ GRANTS/ FELLOWSHIPS:
Creative Crafts Council-2nd Place Ceramics Award, 2007
Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, 2008
Juror’s Choice Award, Touchstone Gallery, 2006

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/ COLLECTIONS:
Abstraction: More Than Meets the Eye, Strathmore Mansion, Rockville, MD, 2010
A New Decade of Clay, Sierra Nevada College, NV, 2010
Pandora’s Box, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA, 2009
Illuminations, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX, 2009


Chase

5100

AMY CHASE
Cape Girardeau, MO

Disconnect
2010
Porcelain, Wood
5” x 14” x 9 1/2''
Courtesy of the Artist
Retail Price: $700
Reserve Price: $400

EDUCATION:
MFA, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, IL, 2010
BFA, Murray State University, KY, 2000

SELECTED AWARDS/ GRANTS/ FELLOWSHIPS:
Finalist, NICHE Awards, Professional Division, 2010
Purchase Award, Terra Incognito Gallery, Oak Park, Illinois, 2009
Winner, NICHE Awards, Student Division, 2009
Laguna Featured Artist, 2008, 2009, 2010

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/ COLLECTIONS:
Drawing the Line: Utilitarian Pots, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 2010
A New Decade of Clay, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV, 2010
18th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Kevin Lehman’s Pottery, Lancaster, PA, 2010
Sixth Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, 2009




5200

JOSEPH CORCORAN
Washington, DC

Pretense
2010
Blown glass
14” x 16” x 14”
Courtesy of the Artist and The Art Registry Group
Retail Price: $2,400
Reserve Price: $1,200

EDUCATION:
BS, Mathematics, US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, 2000

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/ COLLECTIONS:
Solo Exhibition, The Art Registry Gallery, Washington, DC, 2010
Reef Points Consulting Group, Annapolis, MD, 2010
Petroleum, ArtDC, Hyattsville, MD, 2010


Gilleran

5300

BREON GILLERAN
Baltimore, MD

Phenotype 2
2008
Forged steel, powder coated
72” x 36” x 36”
Courtesy of the Artist
Retail Price: $2,000
Reserve Price: $1,500

EDUCATION:
MFA, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2002
BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 1981
Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT, 1980
AA, Los Angeles Harbor College, Los Angeles, CA, 1975

SELECTED AWARDS/ GRANTS/ FELLOWSHIPS:
Semifinalist, Janet and Walter Sondheim Award, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Semifinalist, Trawick Prize, Bethesda Arts and Promotion, Bethesda, MD, 2006

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/COLLECTIONS:
Artscape Sondheim Awards, Baltimore, MD 2010
Maryland State Arts Council, Baltimore, MD
Collection of Sheppard Pratt Health System
Collection of John Harbaugh



Harris

5400

LEONARD HARRIS
Chevy Chase, MD

Pensive
2009
Wood
43” x 10 1/2" x 7”
Courtesy of the Artist
Retail Price: $2,200
Reserve Price: $1,300

EDUCATION:
PhD, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, 1954
MS, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1950

SELECTED AWARDS/ GRANTS/ FELLOWSHIPS:
First Prize, Sculpture, Infinity Art Gallery, 2010

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/ COLLECTIONS:
Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC, Solo, 2010
Sculpture Atrium, Corporate Office Center, Tyson Corner, MD, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010
Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, 2001, 2006, 2007
Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA, 2006




Lukaszewski

5500

LAUREL LUKASZEWSKI
Alexandria, VA

Nami
2010
Black stoneware
7 ½” x 16” x 16”
Courtesy of the Artist
Retail Price: $3,000
Reserve Price: $1,200

EDUCATION:
MA, BA, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 1994, 1990

SELECTED AWARDS/ GRANTS/ FELLOWSHIPS:
ARTWorks Artist-in-Residence, Holland Hall, Tulsa, OK, 2009
James Renwick Alliance Craft Award of Distinction – Clay, Artomatic, 2009
Guest Artist, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA, 2008
Firm Purchase Winner, Hickok Cole Art Night, 2007

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/ COLLECTIONS:
Project 4 Gallery, Washington, DC, 2006, 2009
Holliman Gallery, Walter Arts Center, Tulsa, OK, 2009
Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO, 2008
Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, 2007




Markowski


5600

GENE MARKOWSKI
Washington, DC

Spring Thaw
2010
Homasote, acrylic paint
40” x 30” x 28”
Courtesy of the Artist
Retail Price: $3,000
Reserve Price: $2,000

EDUCATION:
MFA, University of Pennsylvania, School of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA, 1961
BFA, Washington University, School of Fine Arts, St. Louis, MO, 1960

SELECTED AWARDS/ GRANTS/ FELLOWSHIPS:
Fulbright Fellowship, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, 1985
Sesquicentennial Associateship, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 1980
Scholars Grant, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1967
Painting award, Yale University, Cambridge, MA, 1959

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/ COLLECTIONS:
Frank Bustamante Gallery, New York, NY, 1991
Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, VA, 1972
Collection of Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN
Collection of Philip Morris Corporation, Richmond, VA




Morisette

5700

ELIZABETH LUNDBERG MORISETTE
Fort Collins, CO

Chamber Pot
2008
Zippers and thread
12” x 12” x 8”
Courtesy of the Artist
Retail Price: $600
Reserve Price: $400

EDUCATION:
MA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2007
BA, North Carolina State University School of Design, Raleigh, NC 1994

SELECTED AWARDS/ GRANTS/ FELLOWSHIPS:
Bead International Juror’s Award, 2008
Maryland State Arts Council Artists in Education Grant, 1999-2008
Prince Georges Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, 2007

SELECTED EXHIBITONS/ COLLECTIONS:
Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO, 2009
Heineman Myers Contemporary Art Gallery, Bethesda, MD, 2008
Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE, 2006
Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC, 2005

 

 


Ruzinsky

5800

DEBRA RUZINSKY
Chesapeake Beach, MD

Sugar Bomb
2010
Cast lead crystal
9” x 12” x 9”
Courtesy of the Artist
Retail Price: $1,500
Reserve Price: $750

EDUCATION:
MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 2008
BA, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 1983

SELECTED AWARDS/ GRANTS/ FELLOWSHIPS:
Seto, Japan International Ceramic & Glass Art Exchange Program, Invited Artist-in-Residence, 2008
The RIT Wallace Library Purchase Prize Award For inclusion in Library Collection, Rochester, NY, 2008
The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, full scholarship, 2007

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/ COLLECTIONS:
Reflections in Glass, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, 2009-2010
Breakthrough Ideas in Global Glass, Hawk Galleries, Columbus, OH, 2009
MFA Exhibition 2009, UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, New York, 2009
Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Ebeltoft, Denmark, Permanent Collection

 


Starr

5900

SUSANNA STARR
New York, NY

Grey/White Foam Study with Puddle
2005
Filter foam and acrylic paint
4 ½” x 13” x 12”
Courtesy of the Artist
Retail Price: $1,200
Reserve Price: $600

EDUCATION:
MFA, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT, 1988
BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 1986
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1985

SELECTED AWARDS/ GRANTS/ FELLOWSHIPS:
NYC MTA Arts for Transit, Commission for Permanent Art, Brooklyn NY, 2010-2011
New York Foundation for the Arts, Individual Artist Fellowship, 2009. 1999
Edward F. Albee Foundation Residency Grant, 2003
Dieu Donné Papermill Emerging Artist Residency Grant, 1999

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/ COLLECTIONS:
Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2011
Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York, NY, 2010
Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2009
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, 2004