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Meet the 2022 Festival Show Judge!


By Gordon Eliot White


Arts in the Middle, whose show will be held at Hewick Plantation June 4-5, has chosen George Whitman, of Urbanna, and a former professor at the University of Richmond, as judge of this year’s event, according to AIM chairman Brindley Lowe.


Mr. Whitman, 78, is a graduate of the Pratt Institute in New York. He holds degrees in graphics and in painting and drawing.


He has his own studio in Urbanna.

Mr. Whitman has participated in numerous group exhibitions and has had one-person shows at the Higgins Gallery at Pratt, the Forbes Library, in Northampton, Massachusetts, and at many other artistic events.


“I find great satisfaction in helping other artists achieve personal and professional artistic goals and in sharing the magic of art,” he said.


Among the events at which Mr. Whitman has shown his works are shows at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, New York University Galleries, the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, The Tsaio-Mo Art Exhibition, Taichung City Taiwan, and the Daura Gallery, Lynchburg, Virginia.


He received an award in 1980 for illustrations in author Caroline Arnold’s book “Electric Fish.”


Arts in the Middle is a non-profit organization funded in part by grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and Middlesex County. AIM has been selected as one of Virginia’s River Realm’s top ten signature events.

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