May 30, 2023

Art Exhibits Open at UMW Galleries Through April

Mirror Mirror exhibit at UMW's Ridderhof Martin GalleryThe University of Mary Washington Galleries is pleased to present the group exhibition “Mirror Mirror” at Ridderhof Martin Gallery and the “Annual Student Art Exhibition” at duPont Gallery!

“Mirror Mirror” looks at contemporary women artists who focus on issues of identity – as a woman, artist, mother, wife and/or daughter. Curated by Dr. Christine Fowler Shearer, this exhibition brings together 30 works by artists around the country.

Featured artists include Erin Holscher Almazan (printmaking), Alicia Brown (painting), Jessica Calderwood (ceramics), Kristen Cliffel (ceramics), Rebecca Cross (textiles), Jessica Gardner (ceramics), Marcella Hackbardt (photography), Mabi Ponce de Leon (mixed media), Bellamy Printz (printmaking), Stephanie Rond (mixed media), Margo Selski (painting) and Babette Wainwright (ceramics).

The exhibition will be on view from March 30 through April 28, with an opening reception on March 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. Private tours run May 1 through June 4. Email gallery@umw.edu to schedule your visit!

Annual Student Art Exhibition 2023 at UMW's duPont GalleryThe “Annual Student Art Exhibition” features a guest curated exhibition of UMW students’ studio artwork. This year’s submissions will be juried by Jimmy LeFlore. Three awards of excellence will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on March 30 at 5 p.m.: The Anne Elizabeth Collins ’73 Memorial Art Award, the Emil R. Schnellock Award for Excellence in Painting, and the Melchers Gray Purchase Award. For this specific award, the recipient’s artwork is purchased from the exhibition to become part of the UMW Galleries permanent art collection.

The exhibition will be on view from March 30 through April 23, with an opening reception on March 30, from 5 to 7 p.m.

If you have any questions, please call (540) 654-1013, or email us at gallery@umw.edu. Visit us online at www.umwgalleries.org or in person at 1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Check out UMW_Galleries on Instagram to see images from our exhibitions and events. Admission is always free!