Members Awarded Honors at MASHUP Exhibition

Hyattsville, MD—This year's annual Members Exhibition, MASHUP, highlights the varied nature of Pyramid's membership pool. As individual as each member is, the resulting show of uncurated work is a true “mashup” of styles, mediums, and price points hung riotously throughout the gallery, salon-style. The show opened with a well attended opening reception, where Pyramid's founder, Helen Frederick, offered remarks. After reviewing the pieces in earnest, Frederick selected one piece that stood out from the rest to receive the Founder's Award.

At right:

The Heroine

Ann Perper

Mixed media on paper, 2019

Founder's Choice Award, MASHUP Members Exhibition, 2019

Throughout the duration of the exhibition, guests were encouraged to engage with members' work to then vote for their favorite in the People's Choice Award. The votes were tallied, only to discover a tie!

Smile you son of a bitch

Michele Casto

Woodcut, 2018

People's Choice Award, First Place, MASHUP Members Exhibition, 2019

Mexico City, 2:30am

Cassandra Hetherington

Glossy print photograph, 2019

People's Choice Award, First Place, MASHUP Members Exhibition, 2019

Pyramid also extends an honorable mention to these members rounding out the top three for the People's Choice Award:

• 2nd Place: Robert Poisson

• 3rd Place (3-way tie): Amy Callner, Janis Sweeney, and Sepideh Salehi

MASHUP is open through Sunday, May 26, 2019. Gallery hours: 10 am–6 pm, Tuesday–Saturday and 12–5 pm on Sunday.The exhibition is FREE and open to the public. Pyramid Atlantic is located at 4318 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville Maryland 20781. More at or 301-608-9101.


This exhibition is made possible in part through funding from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County. ​

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Founded in 1981, Pyramid Atlantic is a nonprofit contemporary art center fostering the creative disciplines of papermaking, printmaking, and book arts within a collaborative community. We equip, educate, and exhibit in our historic Hyattsville home. Our vision is to create an artistic hub in Hyattsville that inspires and enables local, national, and international artists to create and innovate in our core disciplines; elevates the local arts and small business scene; and enhances the quality of life for artists and neighbors. We value artistic excellence, infrastructure for artists, hands-on experiences, and collaboration.