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See-and-be-Seen 2023: Face to Face

July 9th - August 25th, 2023

OPENING CELEBRATION: Sunday, July 9th, Noon - 4pm

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK: Friday, August 4th, 6pm - 8pm


Washington, D.C. - Washington Studio School (WSS) is thrilled to present See-and-be-Seen 2023: Face to Face an annual summer interactive and constantly evolving exhibition of self-portraits created through public participation and art-making.

Bring yourself, your friends, your family to WSS anytime during our regular hours, or during First Friday ArtWalk, August 4th, 6pm - 8pm, and create your self-portrait for this amazing show! Free and Open to the Public. All materials provided free.

The self-portrait is the original selfie: Long before the invention of the cell phone camera people made self-portraits. A single self-portrait is a powerful statement of identity, gender, representation, history, family, and self-reflection. A room full of self-portraits in dialog with each other is a community.

How do you imagine yourself and present yourself to the world?

WSS and this program are supported in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

About Washington Studio School

Washington Studio School (WSS) is a nonprofit studio arts organization in Washington, DC whose mission is to teach how to see and create through drawing, painting and sculpture. We offer classes, workshops, exhibitions, and programs to engage, connect and bring people together with a fresh approach to traditional studio art. To learn more about WSS, visit

For more information, or to request images, please contact WSS Communications Manager, Rachael Bohlander at


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