32 Years of OPTIONS

Four decades celebrating emerging and unrepresented artists

clockwise, l to r: Lawley Paisley-Jones, OPTIONS 1987; Jason Peters, OPTIONS 1999; Katherine Mann, OPTIONS 2011; René Treviño, OPTIONS 2007

Dates: May 22, 2013 6:30pm
Location: Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Admission: Free

Moderated by: Angela Adams, Public Art Administrator, Arlington Economic Development and Don Russell, Executive Director, Provisions Library (co-curators, OPTIONS 1993)

Participating artists: Cynthia Connolly (OPTIONS 1997), Katherine Mann (OPTIONS 2011), Jeff Spaulding (OPTIONS 1981), and other OPTIONS alumni.

WPA celebrated 32 years of its OPTIONS biennial with a panel discussion and community forum featuring artists and curators involved in the exhibition throughout its history. A consistent feature of DC’s local arts landscape since 1981, OPTIONS highlights work by emerging and unrepresented artists from DC, Maryland, and Virginia.  The list of artists and curators who have been involved with OPTIONS over the years reads like a who’s who of the DC arts scene, reflecting the important role the exhibition has played in the development of the local arts community over the last four decades.