"Amy Williams Middleton"
By Anne Kenderdine
Special to The Washington Post's OnWashington
"Reprinted with permission from the Washington Post.com"

Middleton's paintings depict women's makeup and clothes to suggest that women's routines are compelled by an artificial idea of beauty. She paints dresses hanging empty, emphasizing the absence of a human personality inside them.

After showing her work widely in Seattle, Washington and in the Pacific Northwest, she was selected for this exhibit from 300 artists in the 1999 Georgetown International Annual Juried Competition.

"This solo show in the other Washington is a great opportunity," she says.

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