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Athenaeum Invitational opening on 9/15

The 2019 Athenaeum Invitational | Board: out of our minds!

September 12 – November 10, 2019

Opening Reception - Sunday, September 14th, 4 - 6 pm


The Athenaeum Invitational celebrates the visual arts of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia in the Athenaeum Gallery in Alexandria. It is a theme-based event featuring the works of both specially-invited artists who have previously exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery, as well as works selected through a call for submissions open to anyone living or working in VA/DC/MD.

This year's Invitational theme is: Board: out of our minds! Come see this amazing show relating to the games we play. The included works exhibit the creative means in which people developed board games to reflect their thoughts and reflections on the role of chance in life.

A $1500 prize for the best work will be awarded to an invited artist, a $1000 prize will be

awarded to an artist from the open call, a $500 prize will be awarded based on core concept and game design, and a viewers' choice award of $500 will be determined by popular vote.

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