LAG Open

The Laurel Art Guild 53rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition has ended.

First prize winner, "Fractured Truth" by Sally K. Davies

View the exhibition online.

Art from this and other LAG Open Exhibitions are available for viewing and purchase at this link.

Please join us in congratulating this year’s prize winners:

  • First Place – Sally K. Davies: Fractured Truth (shown here)
  • Second Place – Anita Carrington: Ode to Coltrane
  • Third Place – Mary Beth Akre: Abstracted Landscape
  • Merit Award – Amy Brown: El Paso Sunset
  • Merit Award – Lois Ward Wolford: Can You Repeat That
  • Merit Award – Ahmed Alkarkhi: Fear of the Unknown

About our Juror, Melissa Gryder

Melissa Twentey Gryder lives and works in Annapolis, Maryland. She received her BFA in Art & Design from Frostburg State University. She went on to continue study at Oxford University and University of North Florida. For over a decade she extensively studied portraiture and color with Cedric Egeli, John Ebersberger and at the Cape School of Art in Provincetown, MA. Her work has been featured in national juried exhibitions and museum shows throughout the United States. Paintings are included in collections in the United States, Japan & England. She is a member of Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. Currently she serves as Vice President of the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters. She currently teaches at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and is represented by Main Street Gallery in Annapolis and Benfield Gallery in Severna Park, MD.