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2008 Marfield Prize

2008 Co-winners

Michael Sragow, Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master (Pantheon)

and

Brenda Wineapple, White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson (Anchor Books)

2008 Finalists

Jonathan Lopez, The Man Who Made Vermeers: Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han van Meegeren (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Leonard Todd, Carolina Clay: The Life and Legend of the Slave Potter Dave
(W.W. Norton & Company)

2008 Judges

David Kipen, author and critic

Linda Pastan, poet

Reynolds Price, novelist

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Monday, October 16th

Friday Figure Drawing Sessions Moved to 10:30 am

The Friday Figure Drawing Sessions have been moved to 10:30 am to 2 pm, with a break from noon to 12:30. This will allow participants to attend the  Friday Noon concert if they wish. About the Class Classical painter Teresa Oaxaca will coordinate figure drawing sessions Fridays from 10:30 am to 2 pm.  Students at…

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Wednesday, April 19th

2017 Scholarship Awards to Student Sculptors/Ceramicists

Each year the Arts Club sponsors a scholarship competition to recognize promising students specializing in a specific art form or medium—this year, sculpture and ceramics. The competition is open to college students ages 18-28 in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.  Serving as judges were local sculptors Charles Bergen and Thanasi Papapostolou and ceramicist Rebecca Ravenal. This…

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Wednesday, March 22nd

Rachel Corbett Wins $10,000 Marfield Prize

WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 16, 2017 — The Arts Club of Washington is pleased to announce that Rachel Corbett is the recipient of the eleventh annual Marfield Prize, the National Award for Arts Writing, for her book You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin (W. W. Norton & Company)….

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