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Self-Portrait – October 2018

Juror: M. Stephen Doherty
Exhibit dates: October 9–November 4, 2018

Opening reception: Thursday, October 11, 6:30–8:00 pm​


Self-Portrait by Deborah Conn


View the exhibit program here!  View the images on FLICKR!


Artists interpreted their portraits through any kind of image, object, or subject matter that expresses, or challenges, their own identity.

Works were chosen by the selected juror’s curatorial vision and aesthetic.


·The Art League Award for Best in Show · $1,000

·The Sid Platt Watercolor Award for Best in Show - Watercolor · $500

About the Juror: M. Stephen Doherty
M. Stephen Doherty majored in art at Knox College in Galesburg, IL and graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. He then earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY; taught art in public schools, a community college, and at Knox; worked in the marketing department of a company that manufactured screen printing art supplies; and then moved to a suburb of New York City. For 31 years, he was the editor of American Artist magazine and launched three other art magazines: Watercolor, Drawing, and Workshop. In 2011, he became Editor-in-Chief of PleinAir magazine and moved to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He continues to edit PleinAir, participate in plein air events, judge art shows, teach workshops, exhibit paintings, and give lectures. He writes a blog: http://pleinairstories.wordpress.com. 

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