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ON VIEW: Fri, March 27 – Sat, April 24, 2020

OPENING RECEPTION: Fri, March 27 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Featured artists: 

Jennifer Adams, 

Anita Balkun, 

Anna Benjamin, 

Claire Bowman, 

Diane Britt, 

Sarah Bryant (Shift-lab),

Kyle Chaput, 

Susie Cobbledick, 

Ryan Craycraft, 

Erik and Martin Demaine,

Dong Dong, 

Olwen Dowling, 

Sue Carrie Drummond, 

J. Leigh Garcia, 

Suzanne Glémot, 

Annalise Gratovich, 

Iris Gray, 

Iris Grimm, 

Melissa Harshman, 

Katerina Hazell, 

Marco Hernandez, 

Sarojini Johnson, 

Robin Koss, 

Melinda Laszczynski, 

Jennifer Leach,

Lujiang Li, 

Yi Bin Liang, 

Christina Lilly, 

Pamela McKee, 

Erica Mena and Mariana Ramos Ortiz, 

Margaret Minor, 

Kelly Mitchell, 

Sara Moose-Torres, 

Jenene Nagy, 

Char Norman, 

Sally Power, 

Amy richard, 

John Risseeuw, 

Sarah Scarr, 

Elizabeth Schenecker Miloscia, 

Sophia Schwartz, 

Sage Serrano, 

Hyeyoung Shin, 

John Stowe, 

Amanda Thackray, 

Stephanie Tyson, 

Jocmarys  Viruet Feliciano,

Maria Welch, Don Widmer, 

Charles Wisseman,

Wendy Withrow, 

Xuewu Zheng,

Paula Zinsmeister.

Juoror's Statement:

Though the Morgan Conservatory's 8th Annual Juried Exhibition call placed few restrictions on submissions, strong themes emerged from the more than 500 works offered for consideration. Many dealt with timely political topics such as immigration and gun violence or important social issues including the role of language in forming personal identity and the challenges of facing unrealistic beauty standards. Paper has a long history as a medium used to quickly and efficiently spread ideas through words and images printed onto posters and inside of pamphlets and books. Our selections evince that paper remains a potent tool for disseminating information and calls to action. Another common quality shared among this year's submissions was keen attention to materials and process. We selected pieces that demonstrate the artists’ deep understanding of the material properties of their chosen medium and their skill in using multiple techniques to convey resonant ideas. 

Jurors:
Theresa Bembnister
Curator of Exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum

Aimee Lee
Artist

AimeeLee.net

Awards:
Best in Show: $500
Runner Up: $300
Three Awards of Merit: Morgan Conservatory Assorted Handmade Paper
Viewer’s Choice Award: $50 Morgan Gift Certificate

Award Winners will be listed online after they're announced on opening night.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 27

Members only preview: 5:00 pm

General admission: 6:00-9:00 pm

Award winners will be announced at 7:30 pm

This event is free + open to all!

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(one way running South between Payne & Commerce)

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