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Alper Initiative | Upcoming Exhibitions & Projects

Upcoming Exhibitions & Projects at the Alper Initiative

Please see below for details about the following upcoming exhibitions:

  • Summer 2017 Exhibition: Group Show Call for Artist's Entry
  • Summer 2018 Exhibition: Washington Women's Art Center Juried Show


Summer 2017 Exhibition Call for Artists!

During the Summer of 2017, the Alper will present a group show curated by Megan Rook-Koepsel featuring artists that have submitted their work to the Initiative's online database. So if you have not submitted your work yet to the Alper Initiative database now is the time! March 1, 2017 is the deadline to be considered for this summer's exhibition.

Please note that all submissions from 2016 will be considered for this exhibition. If you have submitted your work to the Alper already this year, you are not required to resubmit to be considered.

Submission Details

Entry Fee: Free

Who Can Apply: Open to all Washington area artists

Participating artists must submit high-res image (300 DPI at 7 inches) of accepted work, headshot and statement due: March 29, 2017

Submission specifics: please visit Alper submissions page for more submission details.


Entry: March 1, 2017

Accepted Artists Notified: March 20, 2017

Accepted Artist's Response: March 22, 2017

Important Dates

Exhibition Dates: June 17-August 13, 2017
Opening Reception: June 17, 2017 from 6-9pm
Alper Salon: TBD

About the Curator

MEGAN ROOK-KOEPSEL is an independent curator working in the greater Washington, DC area. She has served as a curatorial intern at the Rose Art Museum and at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Graduate Coordinator for the Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland, and most recently as Exhibitions Manager for Arlington Arts Center. Rook-Koepsel has curated and organized numerous exhibitions in the area including Disidentifications (2009); Constructed Place (2010); Sugar High: works by Hong Seon Jang (2011); WPA SELECT (2014); Homeward Bound (2015); and King of the Forest: Adventures in Bioperversity (2016). Rook-Koepsel also served as mentor to the Contemporary Art Purchasing Program at the University of Maryland from 2008-2011 and is currently a member of the advisory board for that program. She holds a BA from Brandeis University and an MA from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Washington Women's Art Center (1975-1987)

Exhibition in Summer 2018

The Washington Women's Art Center, headquartered at 1821 Q Street NW and later at the Lansburgh Cultural Center, was created in 1975 as a non-profit organization that provided professional support and opportunities for women in the arts. Throughout its history, the WWAC would also sponsor speakers, produce literary and visual arts journals, and collaborate with other organizations to raise the profile of women artists in the Washington D.C. area and around the country.

During the summer of 2018, the AU Museum will host an exhibition featuring the art of former WWAC members and exhibitors. Were you a member of the WWAC? Do you know artists that exhibited at the center or have memories from good times at the center? If so, we want to hear from you!

Please visit our WWAC Facebook page to share photos and stories about the center, its members, and exhibitions and programs.

Solicitation of Art Work for WWAC Retrospective: All former members of the Washington Women's Art Center are encouraged to apply for inclusion in the show by submitting a high resolution headshot and image of their work, as well as a short quote about what WWAC meant to them.

Washington Women's Art Center