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Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Artists invited to work “Under The Influence” at the Corcoran

Local artists are being given the opportunity to express how the work from Corcoran Gallery of Art’s “30 Americans” exhibit has put their own work “under the influence.” The contemporary collector and art aficionado group Corcoran Contemporaries with the Washington Project for the Arts is seeking ten local artists to wax poetic about how one of the artists featured in the exhibit has permeated their work at the Corcoran on Nov. 17.

"30 Americans" featured artist John Bankston will host "Under The Influence" at the Corcoran Nov. 12. (Photo by Chi Lam)
Artists who are interested in participating have until Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. to submit up to ten images of their work, which must include one piece that highlights their selected artists’ influence, along with a resume, statement, and the name of the “30 Americans” artist their work is influenced by. “30 Americans” artist John Bankston will choose the ten artists, and will host and open the evening with a discussion of his pieces in the exhibit.

Those who are chosen will deliver a 5-minute discussion followed by up to twenty slides, and can include a video or live performance of up to three minutes with their presentation if they wish. Those chosen will be alerted Nov. 8.

Artists who are planning to enter the competition can view the gallery for free tomorrow by entering the code “influence” when they purchase their ticket online and registering at the front desk of the museum upon entry.

The free event will begin at 6 p.m., with a reception and viewing of the exhibit to follow. Artists can register at RSVP for “Under The Influence” at influence. The Corcoran Gallery of Art is located at 500 17th St. NW.

“30 Americans” will remain on view through Feb. 12, 2012.

By Erin Williams  |  10:08 AM ET, 10/14/2011

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