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Art In City Hall - Fall 2012

Art In City Hall: Inside The Beltway
October 22, 2012 - April 19, 2013

Opening Reception:
Monday, December 10, 2012 6:30 – 7:30pm, Room 2000, Alexandria City Hall, 300 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Our biannual cooperative exhibit with the City of Alexandria, Torpedo Factory Artists Association and Del Ray Artisans explores the sights of the Washington Metropolitan area - inside the beltway.
Pick-up of work from the current exhibit, Saturday, April 20, 10:00am-2:00pm. For information and online application for the next Art in City Hall exhibit please click here.

Award Winners: 

Alexandria Commission for the Arts Award: Lillis Werder, H Street NE, Washington, DC

The Art League Award: Irina Koren, True Self

Del Ray Artisans Award: Judith Turim, Messenger

Torpedo Factory Artists Association Award: Lisa Neher, Three Sisters

Honorable Mentions: Mary Eggers, Jane Thomas, David Mann, Jack Harding. Click here for a complete list of selected work. 

Juror: Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

Sydney-Chanele Dawkins is an award-winning feature filmmaker, film curator, film festival producer, and a theater and arts writer for D.C. Metro Theater Arts. An impassioned advocate for the Arts as a Commissioner and Vice-Chair of the Alexandria Commission for the Arts (ACA), she also serves as the Chair of the ACA Grants Committee and the ACA Poet Laureate Committee.

Fearless. Tenacious. Passionate. Loyal. These characteristics best describe Sydney-Chanele's approach to life, independent filmmaking, her cinephile obsession with world cinema, and her enthusiasm for the arts!

Her successful first film, Modern Love is Automatic premiered at SXSW in Austin, Texas, and had its European debut at the Edinburgh Film Festival. She recently completed her second film, the animated The Wonderful Woes of Marsh, which is readying for the film festival circuit.

Sydney-Chanele made her theater producing debut, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, in May 2012 with Port City Playhouse, in Alexandria, VA. Her next theater producing effort will take her to McLean, VA for Neil Simon's Rumors for the upcoming 2012-2013 season at Alden Theater.

Programmer of Cinema Art Bethesda and Co-Chair of the Film Program with Artomatic 2012, Sydney-Chanele is the past Festival Director of the Alexandria Film Festival, the Reel Independent Festival, and the Female Shorts Film and Video Showcase. She is active with DC Metro area film festivals, including programming and leadership positions with AFI's SilverDocs, FilmFest DC, the Washington Jewish Film Festival, DC Shorts Film Festival, Arabian Sights Film Festival, and the Rosebud Film Festival.



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