McLean Project for the Arts, Washington Sculptors Group to Open Sculpture NOW on September 17th

Nancy Sausser | Deb Bissen Art & Culture

McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) and the Washington Sculptors Group will open Sculpture NOW 2020 on September 17, 2020 with a Virtual Opening Exhibition Reception from 7-8pm.

Sculpture NOW includes pieces by over 50 members of the Washington Sculptors Group working in a wide array of media and approaches. Juried by MPA Curator and Exhibitions Director Nancy Sausser, the exhibit features what Ms. Sausser describes as “a wonderful collection of strong, inventive and well-crafted work that is both wildly eclectic and deeply optimistic.”

“My task was to choose the works that lived most completely in the world—the ones that walk the line between communicating the intentions of the artist with both clarity and mystery—while at the same time leaving open a space for personal viewer response and interpretation,” explained Sausser. “As the juror, I chose for inclusion the pieces that worked best for me in this way—the ones that most clearly asserted both their presence and their purpose, and did so with the appropriate amount of skill.”

Left: Melissa Burley, “When Time Stood Still”
Right: Keith Krueger, “Hit the North”

A complete listing of Sculpture NOW 2020 participating artists can be found at

Visit to register for the September 17 Opening Exhibition Reception. Limited appointments to view the exhibition in person will be available. Please check our website for more information. MPA will also host a Virtual Artist Talk on October 22, 2020 from 7-9pm. More information to follow. Sculpture NOW runs through November 14, 2020.

About MPA

McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) is one of the mid-Atlantic region’s most respected contemporary visual arts organizations. MPA provides high-quality art exhibitions showcasing the work of established and emerging artists, educational programs, art classes, MPAartfest, summer art camps, and ArtReach, an award-winning program serving students in grades K – 12, seniors, and individuals with special needs. For more information, visit

About The Washington Sculptors Group

The Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 to promote an awareness and understanding of sculpture. To achieve this goal, WSG fosters the exchange of ideas between sculptors, collectors, art representatives, and the public by organizing exhibitions and events that are free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Pictured at top left: Kanika Sircar, “Gateway 3”
Pictured at top right: Louisa Neill, “Capsule & Counting Continuity”