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Gallery B To Showcase Work of Late Artist

Jude Nagel, artist and former Montgomery Blair art teacher and department chair, died in 2011.

Gallery B will showcase the work of late artist and former Montgomery Blair art teacher Jude Nagel during a December exhibition.

Nagel was a fixture in the Washington, DC area arts scene, and her paintings and mixed media have been shown at galleries including Target Gallery, Black Rock Center for the Arts, Torpedo Factory, Watergate Gallery and The Circle Gallery.

Nagel was also affiliated with Washington's IFA gallery, according to a Bethesda Urban Partnership announcement, and exhibited and sold work through galleries in New York City and in the Southwest.

Nagel died of melanoma in 2011 at age 73, according to an obituary published in The Washington Post. She was born in Logansport, Ind., and raised in Washington, graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1957 and American University in 1962.

She also received a master of fine arts from American in 1968, according to the obituary. She taught art at Montgomery Blair high school in the 1960s. 

The exhibition will showcase mixed media collage paintings Nagel completed in her last five years. 

According to the BUP announcement, Nagel described her work: “The medium of collage expands the expressive potential: I incorporate my own drawings, prints and paper, as well as found text and texture into the pieces. Preparing the collage papers is a great way to warm up and find inspiration. The freedom to make changes and experiment is unbeatable.”

The exhibition’s opening reception will be held in conjunction with the Bethesda Art Walk on Friday, Dec. 14 from 6-9 p.m.

The work will be on display from Dec. 5 through 29.

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