10th Annual International Juried Exhibition Art In Times of Anxiety

Exhibition Dates: Friday, October 04 – Friday, November 01, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 9, 4:30-6 p.m.

All interpretations of the theme, “Art in Times of Anxiety”of are welcome in a variety of media, subjects, and approaches. Artists are invited to submit two-dimensional, three-dimensional, installation or digital media (including video based media).

Juror: Ralph Steeds

Ralph Steeds has been included in over 200 national, international, and regional exhibitions since 1980. He has taught printmaking and drawing for over thirty years and is Professor Emeritus at the University Of North Carolina, Pembroke. His work is in numerous public and private collections, and he is represented by Adam Cave Fine Art Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Featuring work by: Michael Amato, Michael Baggarly, Brandin Barón, Maryanne Braine, Kyle Chaput, Jeanne Ciravolo, Lilly Fei, Christopher Fluder, Tracey Donnelly Franklin, Mack Gingles, Michael Holt, Laurie Hoen, Marius Lehene, George A. Mallory, John Manion, Mary Mazziotti, Joseph Miller, Lynn Paluga, Joe Poon, Boryana Rusenova Ina, Jess Self, Jan Schachter and Peggy Forman, Rachel Yurkovich, Alexandra Zevin, Amelia Zytka, and juror Ralph Steeds.

Sanctuary Cities and the Politics of the American Dream

Exhibition Dates: October 3 – November 9
Reception: Thursday, October 3, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
Curated by Luciana McClure

SANCTUARY: a place of refuge or safety.

THE AMERICAN DREAM: a national ethos of the United States

The set of ideals (democracy, rights, liberty, opportunity and equality) in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, as well as an upward social mobility for the family and children, achieved through hard work in a society with few barriers. In the definition of the American Dream by James Truslow Adams in 1931, “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” regardless of social class or circumstances of birth.

“Sanctuary Cities and the Politics of the American Dream“ is generously funded by the International Association of New Haven, the City of New Haven and Suzio-York Hill.









Exhibition dates: September 6 – October 20, 2019
Reception: September 28, 2019 from 4 to 8pm
Location: 103 N Nugent Ave, Johnson City, TX

portal : doorway, entrance, opening, entry, gate, egress, opening, aperture, porte, exit, hatch, mirror, passage, threshold, cut, entrada, hole, scuttle, window, approach, camera, breach, mirror….


Exhibition Catalogue: https://www.blurb.com/books/9748733-portal

The Chair Show

Exhibition Dates: October 1 – 19, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 28, 2019, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: ArtsWestchester Gallery, White Plains, NY


The Chair Show explores the creativity, forms and art of seating.  At center stage is the chair, endlessly recast as luxurious or austere, regal or intimate, straightforward or ironic. Chairs give shape to the ways in which we rest and recreate ourselves in private, or inhabit ‘seats of power’ in public.  As supporting players of day-to-day existence, focal points of ceremonies, or revered objects of spiritual and sacred spaces, chairs are invested with diverse meanings and purposes.

The familiarity and suggestive associations of chairs make them attractive subjects for many contemporary artists. Some artist create aesthetically compelling utilitarian objects, while others have all but gutted the old Bauhaus directive of “form follows function.”

The Chair Show includes sculptural, conceptual, functional and dysfunctional forms of seating, as well as paintings and installations inspired by chairs.  The works, chosen by an open call and curatorial invitation, represent over 50 artists from the regional artistic community.

Participating Artists

Orpheus Acosta • Michael Amato • Marta Baumiller • Ada Blecher • Amanda Browder • April Chong • B.A. D’Alessandro • Dale Douglas • Joseph M. Dunn • James Fawcett • Jude Ferencz • Christopher Flick • Betsy Gorman • Rose Jennifer Griffin • Carmella Gullo • Leah Harper • Susan Rowe Harrison • Sarah Haviland • Asher Israelow • Jeff Johnson • Amanda Kelly • Simone Kestelman • Ann Ladd • Terence Main • Rebecca Major • Kim Markel • Wendy Naidich • Manny Ofori • Ernie Palmieri • Mary Tooley Parker • Anton Modern Art • Carl Rattner • Marilyn Richeda • RockPaperRobot • Dyan Rosenberg • Alexander Rutsch • Reinaldo Sanguino • Scott Seaboldt • Joel Sherry • Selene Smerling • Carol Perron Sommerfield • Cassie Hyde Strasser • Peter Strasser • Megan Thomson Connor • Lee Christine Tyler • Rochelle Udell • Bendith Van der Laan • Les Von Losberg •  Hanna Washburn • Kristen Wentrcek & Andrew Zebulon • Anna West  • Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong • Win Zibeon

Exploring Aspects of War In and Through the Visual Arts

Exhibition Dates: August 27 – extended through November 13, 2019
Reception: Wednesday, November 13 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Northern Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb, IL

The Visual Arts have served in all cultures and periods to document, motivate, memorialize, facilitate healing, critique and protest military action.

Exploring Aspects of War in and Through the Visual Arts considers views on war and military conflict from the perspective of the homefront, the battlefield and back home again.