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)

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 wpadc.org/events/calls.html. RSVP for “Under The Influence” at getinvolved.corcoran.org/underthe influence. The Corcoran Gallery of Art is located at 500 17th St. NW.

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