Frederick Gallery Juror: Joey Mánlapaz September 2014: The Human Factor



1st Place

Blues in the Night by Patricia DiBella-Kreger

Blues in the Night oil on canvas painting by Patricia DiBella-Kreger of Washington Grove, MD

2nd Place

Tea for Two by Tim Harper

Tea for Two found object kinetic sculpture by Tim Harper of Midlothian, VA

3rd Place

Distracted by Elizabeth Shumate

Distracted photograph by Elizabeth Shumate of Hampton, VA

Honorable Mentions

Delivery Bike by Deborah Herndon

Delivery Bike metallic photo Ltd. Ed. by Deborah Herndon of Charleston, WV

Gouter La Sauce by Teresa Blatt

Gouter La Sauce mixed media collage by Teresa Blatt of North Hills, CA

The In Between 2012 by Nicole Buckingham

The In Between 2012 acrylic & colored pencil on paper by Nicole Buckingham of Cockeysville, MD

What Remains by Barbara Taylor Hall

What Remains acrylic painting by Barbara Taylor Hall of Fredericksburg, VA


Juror's Bio

ManlapazWashington, DC-based artist Joey P. Mánlapaz was born in the Philippines and came to the United States as a young teen. She earned a Masters of Fine Arts degree in painting from the George Washington University where her ongoing fascination for the city of Washington as subject matter was influenced by her mentor Frank Wright, a renowned painter of 18th-19th century architecture of downtown DC.

Mánlapaz exhibits extensively in the U.S. and has received numerous accolades for her unique form of painterly photorealism, a result of a combined interest in the strict photorealist styles of New York artists Tom Blackwell and Richard Estes and the deep psychological sensibility of Edward Hopper. Her 2009 museum exhibition “Through the Looking Glass” at the Corcoran Gallery of Art featured her Reflections Series, highly complex paintings of reflections on glass storefront windows in DC.

The artist has received grants and fellowships in support of her work and in 2003, a painting commission from the U.S. Library of Congress and First Lady Laura Bush for the National Book Festival. She serves on numerous panels as juror and curator. Her paintings are widely collected in the U.S. and internationally by private and corporate art collectors. Nineteen of her works are in the collection of the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, by far the largest collector of her paintings. Collectors include Akridge, Arnold & Porter LLP, Ayala Corporation, Bill Cosby, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, ING, (late) Senator Daniel K. Inouye, U.S. Library of Congress, U.S. State Department and Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP, to name a few.

She lives and maintains a studio in historic Capitol Hill and is Associate Faculty at the Corcoran College of Art and Design.