Montgomery Art Association

Diane Wilson to Judge Creative Expressions Show

29 Jan 2021 5:07 PM | Anonymous

by Jan Rowland

We're pleased to announce that Diane Wilson has been selected as the judge for the 2021 Creative Expressions Show.

Wilson is a figurative artist who has been an instructor at the Washington Studio School for over 20 years. She brings years of artistic experience as a practicing artist pursuing her own unique style of art with emphasis on the human form and the use of harmonious colors.

Describing Wilson's art, Mark Jenkins, art critic for The Washington Post once wrote, “Dolls merge into humans and frozen dancers conjure movement, in Diane Wilson's fluid drawings and paintings.”

The Creative Expressions Show is one of the MAA's marquee exhibitions each year. Traditionally an exhibition at the Friendship Heights Visitors Center, due to the Covid-19 situation the show will likely be an online exhibition again this year; we will confirm this with our members as soon as we know.

There are five categories for the show: Landscape, Still Life, Portraits, Animal World and Abstract. Medium: 2D Work: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Drawing/Ink medium. Photography and 3D work are not included in this show.

The 2021 show is planned to be an outstanding event for artists and viewers alike. So start planning your entry now.

Advice from the 2020 Judge, Lee Newman is as follows: “ In judging the works submitted to this exhibit I relied on several criteria. Is there a clear visual statement? Is there a command of the elements of the visual language to support that visual statement (or composition). Does the artwork display some mastery of  the craft? 
I also considered how each piece honored the category it was in. For example, did a painting in the landscape category feature the depiction of nature as its primary subject. Does the portrait painting strive to make a recognizable likeness of a person? I found that there were many excellent paintings some of which didn’t fit the category in which they were entered.”

Our call for entries opens May 3.

See Diane Wilson's work on her website,

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