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46th Annual LAG Open Juried Exhibition - March 7 – March 29, 2015

Juror:  Catherine Hillis has had to withdraw due to health issues.  As a result Steve Hanks has graciously stepped in as the juror for our 46th annual exhibit. 

Stephen T. Hanks has been a practicing professional artist for more than 40 years. He studied and earned his BFA at the Univ. of Colorado in 1972 and subsequently had work exhibited in both the Denver and San Francisco Art Museums. He then lived in London for a year preparing work for a 1973 one-man show in Palo-Alto, CA. After that, he taught art for six years in the Woodstock art colony in upstate New York, while earning his Master's degree in Art Education at SUNY New Paltz. Thereafter, Mr. Hanks worked as a commercial artist for IBM, a computer graphics software designer, a project manager, and working independently as an illustrator for a variety of publications, while continuing professionally painting and teaching art part-time. In 2005 through 2011, Mr. Hanks taught art at Gonzaga College HS. Currently and since the Fall of 2011, he has been teaching art for the Montgomery College Continuing Education programs at Rockville and Takoma Park campuses, the Holiday Park Senior Center, a few county libraries, and Leisure World. Over the years he has exhibited in a variety of galleries and museums including the local Strathmore Museum, Black Rock Art center, and the Kentland's Mansion. He is a Signature Member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and has been an associate member of the National and American Watercolor Societies for many years. His work was published in the 2009 Best of America Watermedia Artists and the 2012 Best of the Best Watermedia Artists. He specializes in both drawing and watercolor media producing an eclectic mix of non-objective, abstract, and realistic content. Even his non-representational work, upon closer examination, reveals landscapes, faces and human forms, Christian symbols, and fantastic imagery that grow out of the design. Mr. Hanks is also an accomplished portrait artist and illustrator occasionally doing private commissioned portraits. Mr. Hanks’ website (www.sthanks.com) has some of his artwork, an interactive blog, thousands of examples of his students’ artwork, and information about his art classes.


Click here to see the list of accepted art


Retrieve the prospectus here.

Submit images and enter application form here or mail-in CD

  •  The exhibit will be held at the Montpelier Arts Center  The gallery is open 7 days a week from 10am - 5pm.
  •  Show Schedule for the exhibitors

    •  January 31 - Postmark Deadline for CD/Upload
    •  February 15 - Notifications of accepted will be available on the website
    •  February 26- Deliver Art Work; 12-2pm & 6-8pm
    •  March 7 Exhibit opens to the public
    •  March 8 Reception and Awards Ceremony 2-4pm
    •  March 29 Exhibit closes
    •  March 30 - Pickup Art Work; 12 - 2pm & 6 - 8pm


 Questions can be referred to Risa Elle at: lagopen@laurelartguild.org