Throughout its 122-year history, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. has helped preserve depictions of the city’s built environment through paintings and photographs. Since 2014, the Historical Society’s “For the Record” program and exhibition has continued the tradition of capturing Washington’s built environment through the arts. For the Record has provided exposure, recognition, and enduring prestige to local artists, and has raised funds to support the Historical Society.
For the Record 2017
The 2017 exhibition will feature artwork depicting eight neighborhoods, one in each of the city’s wards. Only artwork featuring or depicting the following eight neighborhoods will be accepted:
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
This year awards will include the newly added Best in Ward Award! View the Call for Submissions for more details.
In conjunction with For the Record, the Historical Society is also offering a series of instructional workshops and guided photo walks covering all eight of D.C.’s wards. The Street Photography Series is designed to encourage active documentation of contemporary Washington, D.C. with a historical context, and also encourages local artists to participate in the For the Record.
Carole Lewis Anderson