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51st Annual LAG Open Juried Exhibition - March 2020
See it online at this link!

The Montpelier Arts Center is closed until the end of April, but we've moved the works online for you to enjoy.
You can even purchase one if you want! Please click the link above to visit the exhibit!

Please note: purchases cannot be picked up until Montpelier has re-opened and the show ended.
Thanks for looking!

Congratulations to the Honorees of the 51st Juried Open!

1st Prize - "Untitled" by Charma Le Edmonds,
2nd Prize - "3 For Breakfast" by Lois Ward Wolford
3rd Prize - "Gunpowder River Near Masemore Road" by Mary Beth Akre

Honorable Mentions to
"March Wind" by Kathy Daywalt
"Running Dog" by Ally Morgan
"Brambles" by Richard Roth

Congratulations to the honorees, and our thanks to juror Abigail McBride.

The Montpelier Arts Center is currently closed, but you can see these and 56 more outstanding works by local artists at this link!

  •  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
    •  To be Determined: Exhibit closes
    •  To be Determined: Pickup Art Work; 12 - 2pm & 6 - 8pm

 Questions can be referred to Melissa Price at:

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.