For the Record: Burleith

    
  
 
  
   Elaine S. Wilson's  Hughes Tower From the Fahrenheit Building  won "Best Overall" in the 2016 For the Record competition. created in October 2015, her painting depicts the intersection of Shepherd Street and Georgia Avenue in Petworth.

Elaine S. Wilson's Hughes Tower From the Fahrenheit Building won "Best Overall" in the 2016 For the Record competition. created in October 2015, her painting depicts the intersection of Shepherd Street and Georgia Avenue in Petworth.

By Laura Barry, Social Media Coordinator, Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C challenges local artists to create 2D artwork depicting one of eight specific neighborhoods—including Burleith—in each of the city’s wards. For the Record provides exposure, recognition, and enduring prestige to local artists and raises funds to support the Historical Society. It's also an opportunity for people who live, work, and play in DC to capture and share the built environment and social fabric of these neighborhoods, and to portray Washington as it exists today.

The early-bird deadline is April 15, 2017 and the final deadline is May 15, 2017. For rules and guidelines as well as to submit, visit https://dchistory.submittable.com/submit.

The 2017 program and exhibition will document and feature:

Ward 1: Howard Town/Pleasant Plains
Ward 2: Burleith
Ward 3: Palisades
Ward 4: Shepherd Park
Ward 5: Ivy City
Ward 6: Buzzard Point
Ward 7: Kenilworth
Ward 8: Congress Heights

(Last October Burleith was a featured DC neighborhood in the society's Street Photography Series.)

Curators from local institutions will serve as jurors for the competition and chose the artworks that will comprise the exhibit. The selected works will be displayed in fall 2017. Up to five works may be chosen by the Collections Committee to become part of the Historical Society’s permanent collection. Cash prizes will be given to the top three photographs and top three non-photographs; an additional prize will be given to the work deemed Best Overall. New this year, the Best in Ward prize will be given to the artist whose work is chosen as the best piece representing each specific ward.

Award recipients and artwork chosen for the permanent collection will be announced during the reception. #FortheRecordDC.