I am pleased to be a 2012-13 recipient of the VMFA Fellowship Grant in the Professional Category with collaborators Edgar Endress , Peter Lee, and Sean Watkins.  This relates to work with the Floating Lab Collective whose projects in new media, research and performance  engage ideas around society, art, and public space.  I am grateful to all the members of the collective whose hard work and dedication has helped realize incredible projects. (website)

From the VMFA:  “During the VMFA Fellowship Program’s 72 years, the museum has awarded more than $4.6 million and 1,174 awards to Virginia’s art students and professional artists. VMFA received 755 applications, which marks the highest number of applicants in the program’s history.”

More: (VMFA Press Release)

My work was chosen for inclusion in the
Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibit (BMRE)
Opening Reception
Saturday, August 6, 2011 3–5 p.m.
Exhibit Dates August 1, 2011–October 16, 2011

Location Arts Program Gallery
UMUC Inn and Conference Center, Lower Level3501 University Blvd East
Adelphi, MD 20783     Exhibit Hours: 9 a.m.–9 p.m. daily

Follow the above link and RSVP Online for the Opening Event!

The Fall 2011 edition of the feminist journal So to Speak includes some of my visual works.  So to Speak was founded in 1993 and “publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art that lives up to a high standard of language, form, and meaning.” (website)
You can preview the issue here:


BITE identity and humor
Jefferson Pinder, Juror
On view June 23 – July 29, 2011
Selected Artists


Visitors welcome to attend BITE: A Moderated Dialogue with Philippa Hughes, Monday, July 11, 7:30pm


June 3-30, 2011 in the Terrace Gallery of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC – This exhibition will include work from my series on the Visibility Color.

Kennedy Center SHIFT Events Page

Timing: The exhibition is FREE and open to the public from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Panel discussion with select artists on June 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Atrium with a reception following.  Free, but reservations required.  Please visit the above link for details on reserving tickets for the June 9 event.

About SHIFT from VSA:

“Every life contains moments of change. Shift seeks to investigate those moments that alter the direction of a person’s path and create a new reality. Through the artwork, each artist shares a moment in time when a shift in their landscape occurred– it may be personal or professional, mental or physical, internal or external.”

Trauma and Erasure

Performance Research: A Journal of the Performing Arts
, Vol. 16, No. 1. (2011), p. 164. by Gwynneth VanLaven
Inquire for copy.
Available by purchase from Routledge (Taylor & Francis):

I have some very new work in this juried exhibition.  It looks like a very interesting mix, 15 artists in all.  Join us at the opening!
Jan.14 – Feb.21, 2011
Adam Lister Gallery, Fairfax, VA
opening reception:
Friday January 14, 6-9pm
Adam Lister Gallery - Unfamiliar Territories

I have a short essay and images titled “The Waiting Room” in the current edition (1oth) of The Healing Muse: A Journal of Literary and Visual Arts.

From The Healing Muse website:

“The Healing Muse is the annual journal of literary and visual art published by SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Center for Bioethics & Humanities. We welcome fiction, poetry, narratives, essays, memoirs and visual art, particularly but not exclusively focusing on themes of medicine, illness, disability and healing.”

The journal is a great mix of exciting works.  If you are interested in obtaining a copy please see their website or contact me.

The Revealing Culture show opening reception is Wednesday, June 9 at 8pm.  The gallery is the Smithsonian Institution’s International Gallery in the S. Dillon Ripley Center.  Directions, hours, and other info is available here: http://www.si.edu/ripley/ig/start.htm  See you there!

The Washington Post published a piece I wrote, originally titled Fixing Humpty Dumpty.  It was in the Health & Science Section of May 4, 2010.  It can be found online here.  Thank you to all those who responded.  I am truly touched.

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