Bethesda Painting Awards Jury

Selection Panel

The 2016 competition will be juried by Carrie Patterson, Paul Ryan and Judy Southerland.

Dorothy Moss is the associate curator of painting and sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery and director of the triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. She serves as one of the curators of the ongoing “Portraiture Now” series and is currently developing an exhibition on Sylvia Plath. Moss is co-curator of the upcoming exhibition, Sweat of their Face: Portraits of American Working People, an examination of portrayals of anonymous workers in the United States from the 18th - century to the present. Previously, Moss was assistant curator of American Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, a researcher and writer for the installation of the Luce Foundation Center for American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and an American Studies teacher for the Smith College/Smithsonian program. She has contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues and her commentaries and articles have appeared in the Burlington Magazine, American Art, click!: photography changes everything, and Gastronomica. After graduating from Smith College, Moss earned a Master of Fine Arts from Williams College and a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Delaware.

Dr. David Park Curry, senior curator of Decorative Arts, American Painting & Sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art, specializes in American and European art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He holds a Ph.D. in the history of art from Yale University. He has lectured widely in the United States and England, and published on Homer, Whistler, Sargent, Hassam, American Impressionism and Realism, folk art, Victorian architecture, world fairs, and period framing. Dr. Curry is currently working on a contextual study of the Hayes presidential china as well as a short book on William Merritt Chase’s still life paintings of fish. He also writes an occasional blog for The Huffington Post.

Megan Marlatt received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Memphis College of Art, TN, studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and received her Masters of Fine Arts at Rutgers University, NJ. She has been a professor at the University of Virginia since 1988. Marlatt has received an Individual Artist Fellowship in Painting from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Virginia Commission on the Arts and The New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She has had solo exhibitions at the Anthony Giordano Gallery of Dowling College in Long Island, the Dupree Gallery in Philadelphia, "Art Nurnberg 8," Festival of the Arts, Germany and the District of Columbia Arts Center, as well as numerous group exhibitions. Marlatt's public art works have encompassed a fresco mural completed for Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Rapidan, VA; and site-specific works for Hillwood Museum, NY and Atlanta Arts Festival, GA.