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University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Arts Program has announced the winners of its third Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition (BMRE), which opens to the public September 18, runs to December 31, and features works by new and emerging artists from throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia.

Exhibit jurors, including Nina C. Dwyer; Vanessa Thaxton-Ward, PhD; and Gretchen Schermerhorn assessed and selected from a multitude of works that showcased a diversity of styles in multiple mediums, such as sculpture, drawing, painting and mixed media.

Join members of the UMUC community on Sunday, September 18 from 3–5 p.m. for the exhibition’s opening reception, featuring Best of Show award winner Mike McConnell. RSVP at Space is limited.

2016 BMRE Award Winners

1st Place - President's Best of Show Award Mike McConnell, Bear Carver (diptych, right panel), 2015, acrylic on panel, 48 x 60 inches

2nd Place - Jurors Choice Award Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin, Homeland Security Advisory System, 2013, aluminum, acrylic paint, colored ribbons and string, size varies

3rd Place - Award of Merritt Jun Lee, Got My Back, 2016, woodcut, 40 x 30 inches

Arts Program Honorable Mention Lindsay McCullogh, Summer, 2016, oil on panel, 24 x 42½ inches Anthony Stellaccio, Drifter (Home), 2014, clay, cemetery dirt, 9 x 7 x 16 inches each Ako Yamro, Ballerina, 2013, bronze, edition of 35, 27 x 13 x 13 inches

Jurors Recognition Bernard Brooks, Mango Lady, 2014, oil on canvas, 36 x 24 inches Steven Dobbin, I Repeat Myself, 2016, timed, flashing neon sign, 6½ x 38 x 4 inches David Marion, Last Drop, 2015, clay, wood, steel, 127 x 53 x 53 inches

More About Exhibit’s Guest Jurors Artist Gretchen Schermerhorn is artistic director at Pyramid Atlantic, a contemporary arts center in Hyattsville, Maryland. Vanessa Thaxton-Ward, PhD, is curator and interim director at Hampton University Museum, Hampton, Virginia. Nina Chung Dwyer is an adjunct professor of art at Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland.

Exhibition Opening Reception Sunday, September 18, 2016 3–5 p.m. RSVP at Space is limited.

Exhibition Dates and Hours September 18–December 31, 2016 9 a.m.–9 p.m. daily

Location Arts Program Gallery, Lower Level University of Maryland University College College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 3501 University Boulevard East Adelphi, MD 20783 | Directions