12th Annual National Juried Exhibition
This year for the Morgan’s 12th Annual Juried Exhibition artists are posed with the challenge of exploring New Terrain. Artists are encouraged to traverse this concept through various media and ideas of mapping, the heroic quest, charting new courses and translating the experiential into the visual and how we connect to our environment real and imagined. Artwork encompassing this theme is eligible for submission. This year’s exhibition is juried by Dr. Jeffrey Katzin and Fafnir Adamites.
The opening reception for "New Terrain" will be held on Friday, April 5th, 5pm-8pm at the Morgan Papermaking Conservatory. The exhibition will be on view from April 5th, 2023- May 4th, 2024.
This year's jurors are Dr. Jeffrey Katzin, the Senior Curator at the Akron Art Museum, and Fafnir Adamites, fiber artist and Assistant Professor in the Fibers area at California State University, Long Beach. The jurors have selected the Best in Show and Runner Up, both receive cash prizes and will be announced during the opening reception. During the opening reception, attendees are encouraged to vote for the Viewer’s Choice award which will be announced at the end of the night and on the Morgan Conservatory’s social media (@morganpaper).
The Morgan Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-4pm
About the Jurors
Dr. Jeffrey Katzin
Dr. Jeffrey Katzin (he/him) is the Senior Curator at the Akron Art Museum. He specializes in modern and contemporary art with research ranging from painting to photography, film, and video art.
Katzin has received a certificate in Art Museum Studies from Smith College, a BA from Wesleyan University, an MA from the University of Texas at Austin, and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, where his doctoral dissertation explored the history and potential of abstract photography, with particular focus on Alvin Langdon Coburn’s Vortographs of 1916–17.
Since coming to Akron Art Museum in 2019, he has curated several exhibitions, including Keith Haring: Against All Odds, Amanda D. King: Locusts, and Afterimages: Geometric Abstraction and Perception.