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Exhibitions Calendar - Waddell Art Gallery

Exhibitions Calendar for 2021-22 Season

Suzy Kopf


Baltimore-based artist Suzy Kopf hangs paintings and collages, and creates a site-specific installation in the gallery.

With in[ex]terior, artist Suzy Kopf extends her survey of the enduring mythos of the American Dream. Accessing observations of historic imagery and architecture as a landmark, Kopf excavates midcentury design via artworks that summon aspiration and second-hand nostalgia for the buried but not forgotten recent past.

The Color, the Music, and the State of Mind


BLUES explores enthusiasm for blue(s) in many forms. According to Curator Rebecca Cross of Cross MacKenzie Gallery, who conceptualized and installed this exhibition: “This was the year of the blues. Our collective experience of sadness and loss is embodied in the color blue. But there are positive connotations of the color, too; under blue skies, feeling the calm, tranquility, serenity of the hue and even, according to Kandinsky, the spirituality.”

NOVA Faculty Biennial at Loudoun


This exhibition features artworks and professional projects created by Visual Arts and Graphic Design faculty across all NOVA campuses.

Caryn Martin
Water’s Edge


Baltimore-based artist Caryn Martin creates a site-specific installation in the gallery.

Caryn Martin is a Baltimore-based multidisciplinary artist whose work integrates painting, printmaking, and installation. She received her MAT and MFA degrees from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and studied painting and art history in the Umbrian region of Italy. Her work has been shown at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore, ICA Baltimore, Maryland Art Place, Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College, Anne Arundel Community College, MICA, The Delaplaine Arts Center, and School 33. In recent years, she has participated in residencies in Corciano, Italy and in Halifax, Vermont.

For more on Caryn or to view her work, visit www.carynmartin.com.

René Treviño

Baltimore-based artist and educator René Treviño installs a group exhibition in the gallery.

René Treviño is a gay Mexican-American artist born in Kingsville, Texas. He received his BFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in 2003 and his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2005. He has exhibited at the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford, CT; the Baltimore Museum of Art, Goliath Visual Space in Brooklyn, NY; White Box in New York, NY; the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art in Wilmington, DE; the Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, VA; and Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. He was also included in the 2007 Washington Project for the Arts OPTIONS Biennial in Washington DC and was awarded a 2009 Baltimore Creative Fund Individual Artist Grant and won the 2009 Trawick Prize and a 2016 Rubys Artists Project Grant. Additionally, he has been an Artist in Residence at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA; AIR Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills, GA; Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD; The Studios of Key West in Key West, FL; and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts in Amherst, VA. In 2019 he received a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works grant in collaboration with the Old Jail Art Center in Albany, TX. Recent projects include solo exhibitions at the Kentucky College of Art and Design in Louisville, KY and at the Montpelier Art Center in Laurel MD.
His work has been featured in Art Papers, New American Painters, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore City Paper, Philadelphia Enquirer, Washington Blade, Washington Post, Dallas Observer, D Magazine, Art F City, as well as several online publications. Trevino currently resides in Baltimore, MD and teaches at Towson University and MICA, and is represented by the Erin Cluley Gallery in Dallas, TX.


For more on René or to view his work, visit www.renetrevino.com.

NOVA Loudoun Student Exhibition

This exhibition features artworks and professional projects created by Visual Arts and Graphic Design students from the Loudoun campus.

Seven Windows Studios at NOVA Loudoun

Based in Kensington, Maryland, Seven Windows Studios is an association of six artists who practice with diverse conceptual and media approaches. This exhibition features works by these artists.