This annual exhibition showcases work by the graduating students of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at the George Washington University. NEXT includes the thesis work of the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts, and Bachelor of Arts degree programs.

Visitors to NEXT are invited to engage with the next generation of storytellers, visionaries, and provocateurs as they deliver thesis presentation and participate in gallery talks.

  • Discover the next generation of artists.
  • Connect with emerging visionaries.
  • Experience innovation.



April 8 Wednesday
6–9 pm
NEXT Opening and Undergraduate Reception
The Corcoran School
April 8 Wednesday
8:30 am–1 pm
Gallery Critique, BFA Photography, BFA Photojournalism
Galleries 1–11
April 12 Sunday
9 am–5 pm
MA New Media Photojournalism
Hammer Auditorium
April 13 Monday
8:30 am–1 pm
Gallery Critique, BFA Fine Art
Galleries 1–11
April 15 Wednesday
8:30 am–1 pm
Gallery Critique, BFA Fine Art
Galleries 1–11
April 15 Wednesday
8:30 am–1 pm
Gallery Critique, BFA Photography, BFA Photojournalism
Galleries 1–11
April 16 Thursday
6–7 pm
BA Art Studies
Hammer Auditorium
April 17 Friday
12 pm
NEXT at Noon: BFA Fine Art
Galleries 1–11
April 29 Wednesday
7–9 pm
Graduate Reception
The Corcoran School
May 1 Friday
12 pm
NEXT at Noon: Design Lab
South Atrium
May 2 Saturday
10 am–5 pm
MA Exhibition Design
Hammer Auditorium
May 3 Sunday
10 am–5 pm
MA Exhibition Design
Hammer Auditorium
May 4 Monday
9 am–6 pm
MA Interior Design
North Atrium
May 5 Tuesday
9 am–1 pm
MA Art and the Book
Hammer Auditorium, Rotunda
May 5 Tuesday
10 am–6 pm
MA Interior Design
North Atrium
May 6 Wednesday
6:30–8:30 pm
MA Art Education, Capstone
Gallery 31
May 7 Thursday
12–7 pm
MA Art Education & Teaching
Hammer Auditorium
May 8 Friday
11 am–1:30 pm
MA Art Education & Teaching
Hammer Auditorium
May 8 Friday
12 pm
NEXT at Noon: BFA Photography, BFA Photojournalism
Galleries 1–11
May 18 Monday Exhibition Closes
NEXT 2015 has closed.
Check back in April 2016 for next year’s exhibition.


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Undergraduate & Graduate Students


Fine Art Photography

Sebastien Arbona

Ana Bartolo

Jamey Bryant

Rick Coulby

Kelly Chick

Rachel Johnson

Sohee Lim

Aria Maisey

Kesi Marcus

Taylor Pittman

Jordyn Raia

Colin Wheeler


Noelle Smith

Tiph Browne

Craig Hudson

Genevieve Fournier


Interior Design

Bodoor Al Ahmadi

Sharifa Algahtani

Mona Algwaiz

Sara Alnabhani

Reem Bagais

Brittany Bloom

Blair Bunting

Liat Cohen

Franny Couch

Alexandria Davis

Tatiana Dumchera

Victor Fehrenbach

Sandra Fine

Annie Travers Fortune

Marina Garcia

Travis Hatch

Annie Kettler

Kimi Laws

Ladan Majlessi

Monica Mesa

Jennifer T. Nolley

Lauren Reynolds

Andrea Ross

Catherine Swaniker

Art Education

Adjoa J. Burrowes

Mike Green

Jennifer Heffernan

Vaughn T. Holsey


Arnold Bigger

Kasi Burns

Kristine DiNinno

Ayesha Johnson

New Media Photojournalism

Megan Anderson

Oliver Contreras

Cynthia Driver

Kara Frame

Jordan Guevara

Pamela Kaplan

Benjamin Katz

Caroline Lacey

Katherine Nelson

Dean Pagani

Steven Phillips

Jessica Overcash

Joe Van Eeckhout

Art and the Book

Julie Garcia

Sarah Denslow

Na’ama Zussman

Julie Sheah

Exhibition Design

Jonathan Goldman

Sarah Weiner

Sarah Bordeaux

Marissa Orcutt

Jayna Champeau

Alexandra Mosher

Rachael Huszar

Mary Noxon

Lee Weaver

Lynda Andrews Barry

Emily Clark

Leslie Colvin

Heather Woods

Heidi Helgerson

William Schenck

Elizabeth Ciechanowski

Kyle Brown

Suzanne Klinefelter

Design Lab

Design Lab offers a select group of undergraduate design students the unique opportunity to design and oversee production of NEXT’s branding and identity program for the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design. Design Lab serves as a design practicum course. Students gain real-world experience interacting with clients, managing deadlines, and working within project parameters.

The Design Lab team for 2014–15 includes Grace Boyle, Anders Larsson, and Lucien Liz-Lepiorz: designers currently in their junior year. The team is managed by senior design students David Hodgson and Nora Mosley. Design Lab’s creative director and faculty is Francheska Guerrero, associate professor and the program head for both Graphic Design and Digital Media Design.

Plan Your Visit

Location The Corcoran School of the Arts & Design is located at 500 Seventeenth Street NW in Washington, DC. Visitors should enter via the main entrance, located on Seventeenth Street between New York Avenue & E Street NW.
Dates April 8–May 18
Hours Wednesday 10 am–9 pm
Thursday 10 am–5 pm
Friday 10 am–5 pm
Saturday 10 am–5 pm
Sunday 10 am–5 pm


Download the press kit here. For other exhibition-related inquiries, contact Kurie Fitzgerald. For more news and information about George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, visit the school’s website.