For the Record 2016: Changing D.C.

logo_record_aloneApril 15 – July 16 2016
Tuesday – Friday

10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Selected Saturdays as noted below

For more than 120 years, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. has helped preserve depictions of the city’s built environment through paintings and photographs. The Historical Society aims to continue the tradition of capturing Washington’s built environment through the arts. For the Record is an annual juried exhibit of artworks that capture Washington’s changing urban landscape.

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., challenges local artists to create 2D artwork depicting Washington’s changing built environment. For the Record provides exposure, recognition, and enduring prestige to local artists, and raises funds to support the Historical Society.

All works except those chosen by the Collections Committee can be yours through the For the Record online auction! The auction opens April 14, 2016 and you may bid online until the closing event on May 26, 2016.

Explore the exact locations of the 2016 artworks through Google Maps!

2016 Artists

Cathy Abramson
Mary Ellen Abrecht
Mark Alan Andre
Canden Arciniega
Kent Boese
Barbara Brennan
Ashley Brown
Sally Canzoneri
Shamila Chaudhary
Elizabeth Eby

Carol Dumaine
Natalie Fay Green
Gail Hansberry
Rhonda Harris Baines
Deborah Humphries
Leonard Jewler
Karly Kennedy
Karen Komar
Sandy Major
Jessica McKinney

Rindy OBrien
Victoria Pickering
Verena Radulovic
Ben Richter
Monica Schneider
Tia Thompson
Diane Tuckman
Jane Webb
Elaine Wilson
John Young








Exhibit Programming

MaletPhoto_20150422_FTR_opening_086Exhibit Opening Reception
Thursday April 14
6:00 – 8:00 p.m

Join the artists and jurors for an opening night reception. Free and open to the public; pre-registration requested.


HSW_201506_FTR_DisplayCases_13Collections Open House
Tuesday, April 19
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

View the exhibit, which documents change in Washington through the eyes of local artists, and then join Library & Collections Director Anne McDonough for a weekday workshop and tap into the Historical Society’s holdings of maps, photographs, manuscript collections and other archival material relating to bygone Washington. Also on view: images from 2015’s For the Record: Artfully Historic D.C. exhibit, five of which became part of the Historical Society’s permanent collection.  Held in the Historical Society’s Kiplinger Research Library, on the second floor of the Carnegie Library building. Free and open to the public; pre-registration requested.Register-Now

SPANDORFCollections Open House
Tuesday, May 10
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Local artists, including Lily Spandorf, have long been in the business of documenting changing D.C. Join Library & Collections Director Anne McDonough and Washington History managing editor and For the Record: the Art of Lily Spandorf exhibit curator Jane Freundel Levey for a hands-on look at xSpandorf’s archives and selected additional works from her Washington Never More collection. Held in the Historical Society’s Kiplinger Research Library, on the second floor of the Carnegie Library building. Free and open to the public; pre-registration requested.Register-Now

MaletPhoto_20150422_FTR_opening_086Special Exhibit Hours
Saturdays: April 16, May 21, June 11, and July 16
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Exhibit open for self-guided tours. Free and open to the public.