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This juried invitational celebrates The Phillips Collection’s 100th anniversary in 2021, building on the legacy of founder Duncan Phillips and his commitment to presenting, acquiring, and promoting the work of artists of the greater DC region.

Featuring dynamic work across media by 64 artists of the greater DC region, Inside Outside, Upside Down makes vivid the turmoil, strength, and resiliency of the human spirit in the face of the past year’s global covid-19 pandemic and social upheaval.


  • Phil Hutinet, Founding Publisher of East City Art
  • Abigail McEwen, Associate Professor of Latin American Art, University of Maryland
  • Elsa Smithgall, Senior Curator, The Phillips Collection
  • Renée Stout, DC-based Artist

Guest Curator

Renée Stout is an internationally renowned artist who has been based in Washington, DC, since 1985. Originally trained as a painter with a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, Stout currently works across a variety of media, including painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, photography, and installation. She is the recipient of many awards, including an Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Award and the Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award.

Featured Artists

Cathy Abramson, Simone Agoussoye, Maremi Andreozzi, Carol Antezana, Desmond Beach, Julia Bloom, Michael Booker, Kimberly Brammer, Nikki Brugnoli, Florencio Campello, Carlos Carmonamedina, Sandra Chen Weinstein, Peter Cizmadia, Wesley Clark, Dominick Cocozza, Robin Croft, Sora DeVore, Sarah Dolan, Mike Dowley, Nekisha Durrett, Tae Edell, Bria Edwards, Kate Fleming, Chawky Frenn, Amelia Hankin, Michael Hantman, Leslie Holt, Michael Janis, Jane Kell, Jean Jinho Kim, Katherine Knight, Ara Koh, Kokayi, Gary Kret, Kate Kretz, Catherine Levinson, Kirsty Little, Kim Llerena, Aaron Maier-Carretero, Timothy Makepeace, David Mordini, Barbara Muth, Werllayne Nunes  , Zsudayka Nzinga, Jennifer O’Connell, John Pan, Judith Peck, Shedrick Pelt, Kristina Penhoet, Marta Pérez García, Lydia Peters, Junko Pinkowski, Dominick Rabrun, Mojdeh Rezaeipour, Marie Ringwald, Janathel Shaw, Joseph Shetler, Nicolas F. Shi, Tim Tate, Julio Valdez, Jessica Valoris, Ian White, Richard L. Williams Jr., Colin Winterbottom

IMAGES CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT:1. Kim Llerna, Stonewall Jackson (dismantled), Monument Avenue, Richmond, Virginia, 2020, Archival pigment print, 20 x 16 in., Courtesy of the artist; 2. Desmond Beach, #SayTheirNames 2, 2021, Fabric and paper, 25 x 21 1/2 in., Courtesy of the artist; 3. Joseph Shetler, Untitled (quiet in the city), 2020, Mixed acrylic ground, graphite powder, marble dust, and silverpoint on panel, 48 x 32 x 2 in., Courtesy of the artist; 4: Kristina Penhoet, How Many More?, 2020, Fiber, dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist; 5. Nicolas Shi, I Am Not A Virus, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 x 1 1/2 in., Courtesy of the artist; 6. Carol Antezana, Las Gingas, 2021, Digital photographic print, 20 x 16 in., Courtesy of the artist

The Phillips Collection

1600 21st Street

NW, Washington, DC, USA


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