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Silver Spring Teen to Exhibit in Kramer Gallery

Ida F. Haimovicz Visual Arts Award celebrates 15 years.


The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) announces the solo exhibition of works by Samantha Ritchie (2012 recipient of the Ida F. Haimovicz Visual Arts Award) at the Kramer Gallery.

A recent graduate of Albert Einstein High School in Kensington, Ritchie will receive a $3,000 cash award during the reception on Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. inside the .

Ritchie, a member of the class of 2012 at Einstein High School and its Visual Arts Center, says that “Art is an essential part of my life. I have always been artistic and I have grown up in a world of art.” 

The Ida F. Haimovicz Visual Arts Award, now in its fifteenth year, was established by the family of the late Ida F. Haimovicz to support a Montgomery County high school senior intent on pursuing a visual arts career.

The Haimovicz Award is administered by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. 

At age 64, Haimovicz, a resident of North Bethesda, attended a sculpture class at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. This class started her on a much-loved hobby, says her son Joseph Hamer. 

“She began sculpting at home, but the clay became heavier and heavier as she grew older.  She realized that she should have started much earlier in life,”  he said.

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