News – Oct, 2015

I’m honored to have work included in two exhibits opening this month. Both of the pieces listed are included elsewhere on my blog.

Chickasaw Park Lotus: A Memoriam to Nimrud” has been named Best of Show in the exhibition, “2015 Horizon: Contemporary Landscape” at the Community Arts Center in Danville, Kentucky.  Artist and gallerist Mary Rezny, the 2015 juror, selected the award-winning piece.

Exhibit Hours:
Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Address:
Community Arts Center
,
401 W. Main Street
Danville, KY 40422
859-236-4054

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Secondly:
My painting, “All That Glitters”, 2014, acrylic and mica flakes on canvas, 84” x 60”,  is included in “Exhibition 280” at the Huntington Museum of Art, in Huntington, West Virginia.

“More than 430 submissions were received from 159 artists from throughout the region.  From those submissions, 69 works were selected for inclusion by this year’s juror.”

Information on the Juror:

“We are pleased to work with Patterson Sims, our juror for this year’s competition. Sims has an impressive background in the arts, concentrated in the modern and contemporary field with a specialty in American modernism and contemporary art. He served as Director of the Montclair Art Museum from 2001 – 2008. He was Deputy Director for Research Support at The Museum of Modern Art from 1996 – 2001. He served as Associate Director of Art and Exhibitions and Curator of Modern Art at the Seattle Art Museum. Additionally, he worked at the Whitney Museum from 1976 – 1987. He has authored books on Ellsworth Kelly, Jan Matulka, Willie Cole and Philip Pearlstein as well as writing on a wide range of artists including Viola Frey, James Surls, Georgia O’Keefe, Ad Reinhardt and Charles Burchfield.”

This exhibit runs from October 10, 2015 – February 14, 2016
From the Museum’s website:

Opening reception for this event takes place on Saturday, October 10, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Throughout the history of the Huntington Museum of Art, one of its most important roles has been providing a venue for regional artists. Exhibition 280 is a regional, juried exhibition, presented by the Huntington Museum of Art, in altered versions, since 1953 – one year after the founding of the institution. Originally, the radius for eligibility was small, reaching out to artists living in an 80-mile radius of Huntington. Later, the boundaries were widened to 180 miles, then, 280. Now, all artists who are 18 years of age or older who reside in West Virginia and her contiguous neighbor states (Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland) may participate.

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