69th Members Prize Show: Juried by Kate McNamara, BU Art Gallery

69th Members Prize Show, October 4 – November 2, 2013

At University Place Gallery
124 Mount Auburn Street
Gallery Hours and Information
Reception: Friday, October 11th, 5:30 – 7:30pm at University Place Gallery

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Award Winning Artists

Juror Statement
It has been a pleasure to work with the CAA community and the many works of art submitted on the occasion of the 69th Members Prize Show. Having spent the day looking carefully at over 200 submitted artworks, which ranged in material, discipline and subject matter, I quickly became aware of just how diverse and committed CAA members are. It is clear the CAA has encouraged, supported, and fostered an important infrastructure in which artists can produce, participate and collaborate within Cambridge and Boston’s unique art world. The fact that this exhibition is in its 69th year speaks a volume within a country that does not always prioritize or support artists. I feel honored to have been asked to participate in this process.

The final works that were chosen are each engaged with contemporary art dialogues, some make pointed art historical references, and all offer rich entry points to an aesthetic conversation about art-making today. I was interested to observe the frequent use of abstraction as a visual language that was employed in a majority of the artworks – from photography, works on paper to painting and assemblage.  Abstraction as a lens in which to interpret, reinterpret, think through and make statements both political and personal has a long held history as a radical language. In other artworks the figure is evoked as a bridge to capture temporality and humane nature. All of the works of this exhibition speak to a commitment to process, experimentation, the expanded gesture and a staunch dedication to making.

-Kate M. McNamara, Director and Chief Curator, Boston University 

About our Juror
Kate McNamara is Director and Chief Curator at the Boston University Art Gallery. She is also a  co-founder of Cleopatra’s, a Brooklyn-based project space. She received her M.A. at The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and a B.A. with Curatorial Concentration from Hampshire College, MA. Kate has held curatorial positions at MoMA PS1, New York; AIR Antwerpen, Belgium; and Participant, INC., New York. Read more about our juror in this interview with Big, Red & Shiny

69th Members Prize Show Artists

Deedee Agee On the Couch Monoprint $500
Kathy Archer As If It Had Never Been Digital Photography $600
June August Pink Leda and Swan Silkscreen $975
Brenda van der Beek Hidden Oil $575
Chuck Beisch Sitges Inkjet $1,250
Simi Berman Sogno d’ Italia Oil and Graphite NFS
Patricia Berube Brigette Reclining Mixed Media $2,000
Blake Brasher Slow Dive Acrylic $8,500
Mary Ann Bushweller The Sitter Silver Gelatin $375
Richard Chase Life in Davis Square Archival Inkjet $195
David Covert Wingersheek 3 Acrylic $900
Sara Cohen Night Dancers Lino Print with Pastel $225
Nancy Crasco Protoplasma Gelatin Print $250
Glenn Davis Whisper to me… Illustration $400
May DeViney Madonna’s and Monsters Mixed Media $1,600
Tom Diaz The Insect Barn Digital Photograph $395
Louise Morin Dichard A Conversation Between Gourds Oil $1,850
Kate Urschel Doss Wardrobe #2 Oil $1,200
David Elmes Chapin Field, Lincoln Photograph $375
Irene Fairley The Great Divide Wood Craving $1,200
David Fallon It’s a Wonderful Life Mixed Media $1,500
Noelle Fiori Built to be Broken Collage Mixed Media $900
Ed Friedman Chris, Machinist – Chelsea Archival Digital Photograph $250
Erik Gehring Ranch Brook Abstract Photograph-Archival Inkjet Print $550
Wally Gilbert Color Pencils – Japan Digital Print on LED Light Frame $1,200
Joshua Greenberg Urban Abstracts, G III, NO. 28 Photo Based Imagery $750
Lee Griffin The Deceit Collage $400
Nancy Hart Re/Gen Installation NFS
Kay Hartung Cellular Interactions 6 Encaustic & Mixed Media $750
Bob Hesse Moonrise, Readville Photo, Metal Print $400
Wilson Hunt Sepia Study of 6 Acrylic and Gouache $600
Elizabeth Kellogg With How Many Women Have You Gone Steady Mixed Media $395
Christine Kyle Waver Encaustic Eggshells and Vellum $2,100
Richard Lapping Sun Voyager, Reykjavik Harbor Infrared Photography $475
Simon Lejeune Ventura Highway Acrylic $200
Bonnie Lerner Harry and Ester at the Beach Monotype $500
Robin Levandov No use In Crying Over Spilt Milk Oil $1,800
Kevin McCarthy Dream Catcher: Dream of Progress Sculpture $1,200
Patricia Mahon Some Days Are Perfect Acrylic $750
Gloria Merritt Pulse Riaythm and Song Digital Painting $4,000
Diane Nelson Blue Gateway Acrylic $180
Suzanne Papin Short Circuit Mixed Media $350
Richard Perry Milking 2 Archival Inkjet $400
Rosalie Post Hunt St. Lot Photography $400
Astrid Reischwitz The Sailing Boat: From the Bedroom Project Photography  $425
Sheila Rice Longing Acrylic $1,000
Edwina Rissland Painter’s Tape Archival Pigment Print $625
Judith Robinson-Cox World’s Largest Rubber Band Ball Photograph $350
Ruth Rosner Pitch Woman Plaster, Wire, Ash Clay, Found Rusted Metal $6,500
Karen Rothman Untitled Oil NFS
Conny Goelz Schmitt Book Shrine No 3 Mixed Media $880
Kristin Selesnick Southbound Oil NFS
Alice Shafer The Vacant Room Photography $400
Siri Smedvig Etude Mixed Media $550
Janet Smith Ptown #269 Photography $135
Kristin Stashenko Through the Looking Glass Gouache $1,000
Brenda Steinberg Lithe Figure 5 Mixed Media $250
Tom Stocker Nine Spots on a Rug Acrylic $6,400
Lorraine Sullivan Lost in Translation Mixed Media $2,000
Dayna Talbot Too Much Chatter Encaustic, Charcoal and China Maner $985
Barbara Trachtenberg Pink Revolution Mixed Media Painting $1,000
Aliza Vaida Maasai Beads, Wood and Wax $2,000
Jan Walker Peggy Sue: At The Class Reunion Mixed Media $280
Martha Wakefield If I Leave Now Mixed Media $985
Karen Watson Elena Silver Gelatin Photograph $600
William Wexler Shredded Blue Photography $375
Annemarie Whilton Masked Mixed Media $400
Patricia White River Trip #3 Monoprint $350
Susan Wood Iguazu Cut Paper $500
Zoe Perry Wood Jess + Brandon Halloween Dance Archival Pigment Print $1,885
Phil Young Putney Series #3 Acrylic $800