ART BASH! Featuring CRITIQUE THE CRITICS! At Arlington Arts Center

Each year, The Arlington Arts Center, a private, nonprofit contemporary visual arts center dedicated to presenting and supporting new work by regional artists in the mid-Atlantic States, presents its annual ART BASH fundraiser.

This year’s “ART BASH!  featuring Critique the Critics  event put a fun twist on the artist/critic relationship by turning the tables on the critics.

Journalists and local personalities, such as Jason Andelman, Artisan Confections;  “Camilla the Hun,”  DC Rollergirls; Jen Chaney, Pop Culture Writer and Film Critic on WETA’s Around Town; Jonathan Fischer, Washington City Paper; Matthew Lesko, that “Question Mark Guy”; Mark Longo, The Arlington Commission for the Arts; Lisa Markuson, Philanthropist and Contributor to The Pink Line Project;  Michael McCarthy, DC Magazine Editor–in-Chief;  Kathy Park, Reporter and Weekend Morning Anchor for ABC 7 & News Channel 8; and Tom Petty, Clarendon Alliance, were judged in a live art competition, at which they battled out their art skills using tools found in a child’s crayon box.

Not only did guests have the opportunity to judge the critics, but they were also treated to signature cocktails, yummy (and elegant) hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, as well as  WPA’s “OPTIONS 2013” exhibition.

To learn more about the Arlington Arts Center, please visit them online at Photos by Simply Arlie for Meets Obsession magazine.

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