Prophet in the Garden (detail), 2014, Oil on Canvas, 36" x 36" by Ronald  Jackson - Exhibited in Emergence 2014: International Artists to Watch
Prophet in the Garden (detail), 2014, Oil on Canvas, 36″ x 36″ by Ronald Jackson – Exhibited in Emergence 2014: International Artists to Watch


Press-Baltimore-Magazine-Arts-DistrictBaltimore, Arts District, March 2016
Baltimore Artist Wins National Portrait Gallery Competition by Gabriella Souza

Amy Sherald won the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition sponsored by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. She is the first woman to ever win the prize, which comes with $25,000 and the opportunity to create a portrait of a living person for the museum’s permanent collection. full article

press-the_rootThe Root, March 2016
10 Female Artists of Color on the Rise by Jessica Stafford Davis

[Amy Sherald] …Most recently she won first place in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, making her the first woman and African American to win the top prize. Her artwork will be on view at the National Portrait Gallery in D.C. until Jan. 8, 2017. full article

press-bmoreart-logoBMORE Art, March 2016
Finalists for the 2016 Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize Announced by Cara Ober

The finalists are Theo Anthony, Stephanie Barber, Darcie Book, Larry Cook, FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, Eric Kruszewski and Christos Palios. The competition awards a $25,000 fellowship to assist in furthering the career of a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Greater Baltimore region. full article

press-city-pressCity Paper, 2015
Food as Paradox by Rebekah Kirkman

For many of us, for many reasons, food is fraught with conflict. That’s what “Consumption: Food as Paradox,” at Galerie Myrtis through April 3, aims to tease out, by way of 14 artists who approach the concepts of food and consumption from various intersecting angles of race, class, gender, and culture. full article

press-city-paperWashington City Paper, 2015
D.C.’s 12 Best Gallery Shows of 2015 by Kriston Capps

By focusing on race and implicit bias in his photography and media work, [Larry] Cook is working with the themes that are on everyone’s minds. Yet his work never looks ripped from the headlines. full article

press_icon-Baltimore SunBaltimore Sun, 2015
A Provocative, Powerful ‘Image of the Black’ by Tim Smith

…She casts a penetrating gaze at the viewer that does not let go easily, even far across the elegant, high-ceilinged front room of Galerie Myrtis. The more you look, the more those eyes impart about past, present and perception…full article

press-baltimore-style-2015Baltimore Style Magazine, 2015
Visible Man by Betsy Boyd

Black identity is reclaimed by black artists in The Image of the Black: Reimagined and Redefined, a seven-person exhibition now up and running at Galerie Myrtis. The mixed media show features gorgeously complex… full article

press-international-reviewInternational Review of African American Art, 2015
Stayin Alive

…In this show S. Ross Browne, Nina Buxenbaum, Larry Judah Cook, Ronald Jackson, T. Elliott Mansa, Delita Martin and Arvie Smith draw from the familiar and the imagined to reinscribe the notion of blackness within the context of self. full article

Bmore Art, 2015
The Black Gaze: Where Cliff Huxtable and Cookie Lyon can Coexist by Cara Ober

…Things only got more complicated for black cold brewed coffee enthusiasts this past, blustery January when Empire exploded in front of our eyes. Cookie Lyon showed up in our living rooms draped in animal skins… full article

Atlanta Blackstar, 2015
The Rhythm of Structure: Detroit Techno and Sculpting Converge by Shelby Jefferson

“Techno taught me how to organize abstraction in my mind; the repetition opens up corridors of your conscious thought,” Johnson explains. “Working with stone in Africa, you see how rhythm manifests itself physically…” full article

Viva Tysons Magazine, 2015
Two Sides of David Carlson by Keith Loria

It was back in Glasgow, Kentucky when Arlington’s own David Carlson first became interested in art on a serious level; learning from his high school teacher, Karl Weiss. “Weiss used to shake his head at my ideas… full article

Michigan Chronicle, 2015
Art exhibit by Inkster’s own M. Scott Johnson by Scott Talley

…the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History presents Shadow Matter: The Rhythm of Structure / Afro Futurism to Afro Surrealism. “Shadow Matter” features the work of renowned sculptor M. Scott Johnson… full article

City Paper, 2015
Jeffrey Kent closes SubBasement Studios by Rebekah Kirkman

In paint-splattered, brown work boots, clean black jeans, and a black Andy Warhol T-shirt (neatly tucked in), Jeffrey Kent hops down a couple of steps into the main area of the dimly lit gallery. “Watch your step, everywhere in here… full article

International Review of African American Art, 2013
Amy Sherald, A Second Life by Marlisa Sanders

…“Art is all I have,” she explains. “It’s what I wake up to do, I’m lost without it.” In the hospital waiting for her new heart, she drew, did research for art, and joked with the nurses about her next piece being a tin woman. Like the tin… full article

Washington Sculptors Group Newsletter, Spring 2013
Lynda Smith-Bugge by Rima Schulkind

When I suggested to Lynda that she be my next interview subject, her positive response was enthusiastic. I had at first thought her website name “Sculpture for the Soul” was a bit…hokey? But after spending some time with her… full article

Huffington Post, 2013
Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers Under 40 You Should Know

[article features artwork by Jamea Richmond-Edwards] …we’ve picked 30 young black artists who are contributing to the ongoing conversation of race and representation in contemporary art. full article

International Review of African American Art, 2013
Family Turmoil Was The Creative Spark For A Young Artist by Marlisa Sanders

When Jamea Richmond was about seven years old she and her older brother and his best friend were walking home from school, and passed a “beautiful abandoned” church. But that day, they saw something no child should ever see… full article

Gay Life Magazine, 2013
Local Artist’s New Series Critiques Anti-Marriage Equality Sentiment by Querin Brown

…The vision for Jeffrey’s most recent series, Preach!, was sparked shortly after the 2008 presidential election. Kent was inspired by stories of the African-American voting statistics for California’s Proposition 8,… full article

Juxta Positions, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), 2012
Jeffrey Kent Show Argues for Marriage Equality as a Civil Right

Solo show curated by the Exhibition Development Seminar at MICA, Baltimore-based artist Jeffrey Kent uses racially charged imagery to criticize what he sees as some of the opinions maintained within the black Christian… full article

Urbanite Magazine, 2011
What is your Tar Baby? by Cara Ober

…Using painted portraits, layers of text, and scraps of pattern, Palmer depicts President Barack Obama, Dave Chappelle, Marilyn Monroe, and many others, in order to question the bigotry, racism, and the stereotypes that confine them. full article