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51st Annual LAG Open Juried Exhibition - March 2020

The LAG 51st Open Juried Exhibition is open for submissions.

Selected artists and paintings will be posted here before February 20

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

    •  February 3, 2020 - Postmark Deadline for CD/Upload
    •  February 18 - Notifications of accepted will be available on the website
    •  March 3- 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 Melissa Price at:

 Six cash prizes will be awarded:

  • First Place - $250
  • Second Place - $200
  • Third Place - $150
  • Three Merit Awards - $80 each

Abigail McBride, Juror

Compelled to chronicle the life and world around her, Abigail McBride's paintings bear witness to a time, person or passing glimmer of light. Abigail paints landscape, figure and still life working interchangeable with brush and palette knife.

A consummate Cape School colorist, the draftsmanship in her work is born of an academic interest in the portrait and figure. She is part of a new breed of perceptual painters working from direct observation be it plein air or in the studio. Though often free of overt narrative, her work is grounded in the present day as a contemporary interpretation of genre paining.

McBride is one of the founders of the MidAtlantic Plein Air Pinters Association and the Paint Annapolis Plein Air event. Her work can be seen in fine art galleries, institutions and in museum exhibits. Find her work published in the 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic book by Gary Pendleton and national magazines. McBride has developed a reputation as a dynamic teacher. She teaches in Maryland at Chesapeake Fine Arts Studio on Kent Island and Anne Arundel Community College.