Reception: Sat., Nov. 22, 2014, 2 - 4 PM
Exhibit Runs: Nov. 19 to Jan. 17, 2015
A diverse representation of the artist members of the Whistler House Museum of Art and Lowell Art Association, Inc., including oil, watercolor, mixed media, photography, and more. Jurors for this show were artist Barbara Gagel and Gallery Coordinator of the University Gallery at UMass Lowell, Deborah Santoro.
Each year the WHMA invites members to submit artworks of any style or medium for consideration in the exhibit. Member artists and over a dozen brand-new artist members submitted nearly 200 works of art.
The Whistler House Museum of Art would like to give special thanks the jurors, Barbara Gagel and Deborah Santoro, who lent their time and expertise to selecting artworks from the artists. Barbara and Deborah also chose the winning works for the Best in Show and Honorable Mention prizes (Steven Lush, Todd Casey and Nicholas Romanowsky, respectively).
Barbara Gagel, a New Mexico Women Artists recipient of the Annual "Originals" Award, has exhibited in New Mexico at the Millicent Rogers Museum, Zane Bennett Gallery, the Encaustic Art Institute, Vivo Contemporary, and at the Conrad Wilde Gallery in Tucson, Arizona. In the past few years, she has shown her work locally in Massachusetts, where she now resides, at the Kobalt Gallery in Provincetown, and Ayer Lofts Gallery in Lowell. Since 2008, she has conceived eight solo shows and participated in eight group shows.Deborah Santoro is an artist, curator, and writer. After 8 years of curating for the Owen Smith Shuman Gallery of the Groton Public Library, she accepted the Gallery Coordinator Position at the University Gallery at UMass Lowell in January of 2014. Her work as a printmaker incorporates figures in a series of yoga poses with Islamic tile patterns, Japanese kimono patterns filtered through English aesthetic transfer-ware, and other places of cross-cultural migration.
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Image: Lisa Kovvuri, Three for Tea, oil on linen.
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