First art show went well

Posted by on Jun 27, 2013 in Journal, News

The opening of the Open Regional Art Exhibition at the Hill Center in Washington D.C. took place on Tuesday evening. There were 70 pieces on display from 65 artists. (See earlier post with the event flyer.) There was quite a crowd for the two hour event, which culminated with juror Jack Rasmussen, curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC, rapidly going through a slide show of all 70 works, giving a quick appraisal of each and explaining how he chose the top three winners plus three honorable mentions.

I was quite pleased to get one of those honorable mentions and to hear him say several nice things about my two works. I had to come up and say a few words about the techniques I used.

Here I am standing by the “Yellow Onion on a Box“, which got the Honorable Mention:


I’m standing here  by my Grainger Tomato:


The pieces were mounted near the entrance and on each side of a nice painting of hay bales (I unfortunately forgot the name of the artist.)


My wife Kerima:


Friend and artist Dilip Sheth, who told me about the show and urged me to enter it, had one of his paintings in the exhibition as well – My Clouds:


Here he is with his wife Genet:


Dilip also has a frame shop in Tacoma Park – Artful Framing – and he did the excellent framing of my pieces.

Update: Dilip has also posted some pictures of the opening event on his Facebook page: The Art of Dilip Sheth – Facebook, e.g  see here.


  1. Ben Brockert
    June 27, 2013

    Honorable mention in your first show, that’s certainly an auspicious start!

    • CSergentLindsey
      June 27, 2013

      Thanks! Certainly gives me some encouragement to keep at it.

      – C.

  2. Dilip Sheth
    June 28, 2013

    Congrats Clark,
    I believe you were the only one with multiple work in the show ( exception, the artist with the three pieces, simply because they go as one as a triptych)
    You have impressive work of art….keep it up!!