2020 Annual Members’ Exhibition Award Winners

Congratulations to the award-winning artists of this year’s Members’ Exhibition: Signs of the Times!

Trippe Gallery Award for Best Work on Paper
Ken Warwick, Awaiting Possibilities

Academy Clay Award
Celia Bussan, Autumn Leaves

Nancy South Reybold Award for Contemporary Art
John Moran, Abstract Landscape

Best Landscape (sponsored by the St. Michael’s Art League)
Peter Hanks, Morning Light

Jane Shanahan Hill Offutt Award for Best Painting
James Plumb, Eggs with Porcelain Egg Cup

Arielle Marks Award for Best Print
Susan Mackinnon, Gargoyle, Here and Now

Excellence in Photography Award (sponsored by the Tidewater Camera Club
Ted Vlach, Vertigo

Best in Show in Honor of Lee Lawrie
Susan Holt, IMPERMANENCE: Prehistoric Fossils

Award-Winning Work from the 2020 Members’ Exhibition

The Museum’s Annual Members’ Exhibition invites artists to submit works that explore Signs of the Times. 2020 has been a troubling year that has at least brought moments of clarity, togetherness and gratitude for many of our members. We look forward to exhibiting imaginative and experimental works in any medium that addresses how this unique time manifests itself in our personal and shared world.

Participation in the Members’ Exhibition is not juried. Anyone with a current membership, valid through the end of the exhibition, may enter one artwork. Each year the Museum invites an impartial judge to award the various prizes. The judging process is blind in that the object labels with the artists’ names are covered during judging. Accordingly, all entries are eligible for awards.


Matt Klos

Matt Klos is an artist, co-director of Exeter Gallery in Baltimore since 2017, and a Professor of Visual Arts at Anne Arundel Community College since 2007.

Klos’s painting focuses on still-lifes, interiors and plein-air landscapes. He is a recipient of four Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council (2019, 2016, 2012 and 2008). His work has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions including a solo at the Prince Street Gallery in Chelsea, NY in 2011. He was awarded first place in the Bethesda Painting Awards in 2007 and received an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant in 2001.

Klos currently teaches drawing and painting full-time at Anne Arundel Community College and has served as a guest lecturer/critic at institutions including the University of North Carolina, Asheville, the New York Academy, Boston University, and the University of Missouri. He is a member of the collective Perceptual Painters www.perceptualpainters.com and Zeuxis, www.zeuxis.us. He resides in Baltimore Maryland with his wife and children. To see more of his work visit www.mattklos.com or contact him at matt_klos@yahoo.com.

Size Limitations:
2D artwork may not exceed 42 x 42 inches
(maximum dimensions, including frame), or 42 x 42 x 42 inches for 3D artwork)

Important Dates

Drop off artwork at Academy Art Museum
Thursday & Friday, November 19 & 20, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. each day

Pick up artwork Academy Art Museum
Tuesday & Wednesday, January 19 & 20, 2021, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
(fees will be charged for late pickups)


December 11, 2020 - January 17, 2021