Reception & Award Ceremony with juror Stewart Nachmias: Friday, September 6, 6-8pm
The 26th Annual September Competition presented by the Alexandria Museum of Art is an annual juried exhibition selected from national and international submissions highlighting contemporary art practices in all media. Featuring original art created within the past two years, 50 artworks were selected for the exhibition from over 300 submissions by this year’s artist-juror, Stewart Nachmias, and will be included in a full-color print catalogue. Total cash awards of $2,000 allocated to juror-designated award winners will be presented on September 6.
Artists selected for this year’s exhibition: Elaine Abbe, Michael Aldana, Barbara Baker McIntyre, John Baran, Kimberly Brannon, Matthew Broussard, Conner Burns, Elvira Clayton, Teresa Cole, Jerry Cook, Adrian Deckbar, Jay Michael Del Greco, Mary Claire Delony Salvaggio, Jeanne Dowd, Chuck Drumm, David DuBose, Joseph Fuchs, Donna Futrell, Boris Giulian, Christina Goodwin, Denise Guidry Forbes, Rogelio Gutierrez, Dennis Harrison, Dr. David Holcombe, Water Kerner, Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, Mikelle Lindsey, Oola Mar, Mela M., Roberta Masciarelli, Daniel Neufeld, Jonathan Nissenbaum, Daniel Pailes-Friedman, Aleksandar Popovic, Carolyn Reed Barritt, Renee Robbins, Gary Ruddell, Michael Sherman, Mano Sotelo, Laura Soullière Gates, Wendy Starn, Carole Steele, Merrill Steiger, Douglas Tausik, Aaron Thomas Roth, Kay Vinson, John C. Wagoner, Margi Weir, Youxin Yang, Fotios Zemenides
ABOUT THE JUROR:
Stewart Nachmias is a visual artist based in New York City known for his cast paper woodcuts celebrating urban life drawn from his own experiences as a musician, performer, and artist. His solo exhibition, Stewart Nachmias: Pulp Icons, is on view at Alexandria Museum of Art through August 24, 2013. Born and raised in New York, Nachmias earned a B.F.A in printmaking at State University of New York (SUNY) in New Paltz, and studied printmaking at New York University and Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop in New York City. He co-established Studio 827, a printmaking atelier in New York City, and worked printing the etchings, engravings, woodcuts and serigraphs of artists including Keith Haring, Peter Max, Krishna Reddy, Dorothy Dehner and Raphael Soyer. Nachmias’ work has been exhibited nationally, including solo exhibitions at Longview Museum of Fine Arts, TX; Alexandria Museum of Art, LA; Long Island University, Brooklyn; and Watermark Cargo Gallery, Kingston, NY. His work is included in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum; SUNY Art Archives; New School Collection, New York; Printmaking Workshop, New York; and Estate of Dorothy Dehner.
The mission of the Alexandria Museum of Art is to preserve, exhibit and promote visual art through Central Louisiana in a way that contributes to the quality of life in Central Louisiana and includes collecting and displaying Southern art and art influenced by Southern art, together with promoting art education. Alexandria Museum of Art (AMoA) serves over 12,000 people each year in our museum galleries, store and off-site programs. AMoA entices visitors of diverse tastes with over 5,000 square feet of exhibition space featuring rotating exhibitions of art from our permanent collection, traveling exhibitions from around the world, and exceptional contemporary artists.
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Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 2nd Street, Alexandria, LA 71301 / 318-443-3458
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