December 2021 Adult Student Art Show

Students enrolled in Fall 2021 CHAW visual arts classes were invited to submit their very best piece to this virtual exhibit. These artworks represent the spirit of creativity and community that is the hallmark of the visual arts program at CHAW. This year we have invited Sara Caporaletti from Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning to jury the exhibit, and make awards to the pieces she deems most excellent.

Meet our Guest Judge: Sara Caporaletti 

Sara Caporaletti is a visual artist and arts professional living and working in Maryland. Caporaletti received her Bachelor of Art degree from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD and Master of Fine Art degree from American University in Washington DC. She works for the Sandy Spring Museum and for M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division in arts administration roles. Her art work is created in a variety of media and focuses on concepts related to identity and faith. Caporaletti has displayed her artwork in a variety of group exhibitions around the DMV area.

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It was an honor to be invited to jury this exhibition. It’s a great joy to see the various pieces created from art classes taken at CHAW. I appreciate the variety of media used and the varied subject matter capturing items, places, or people. Each artist brings a part of their personality into a work of art, and it highlights the unique and often very personal nature of art. Art should evoke a feeling in the viewer and I felt that through many of the pieces in this exhibit. I found the various media and color palettes used helped to convey intentional themes or compositions. Congratulations to all the artists selected for awards and to all the artists for submitting work to this exhibition. It takes courage to create and to put one’s work on display for viewers, so I commend all the artists for taking that step. I hope that you will continue to create in some capacity and to display the imagery that most speaks to you.

-Sara Caporaletti

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