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The New Now 2014
September 9, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - October 23, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
The New Now is an exhibition of artists living in the counties of the Western Reserve that surround Cleveland. This is an all media competition juried by Chief Curator of the Akron Art Museum, Janice Driesbach. Driesbach has published and lectured extensively on the art of the 20th century. Out of 16 artists and 356 images submitted she has chosen 77 works of art from 69 artists.
Works submitted in the painting category were predominantly the strongest, with accepted artists such as 2009 Pollack – Krasner award winner, Mathew Kolodziej, CAC award winner Andrea Joki, and Augusto Bordelais. Several Archived Artists from the Artists Archives were also accepted: Patricia Zinsmeister Parker, Lee Heinen and William Martin Jean, among others. The accepted works range in media from photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, drawing, film and two installations, including one-floor-to-ceiling laser-cut paper sculpture by young artist Abbey Blake.
The Artists Archives has reached out to the cultural community and partnered with Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) to present this show in their beautiful 3,000 sq. foot Gallery East, located on the eastern campus close to the Harvard Road entrance. It is anticipated that at least 1,000 people will visit this campus on a monthly basis. Tri-C has agreed to host this show on a biannual basis for the Artists Archives.
The public was invited to attend the opening of The New Now, September 9th from 6.00 to 8.30 p.m. at the Tri-C Gallery East, 4250 Richmond Rd, Highland Hills. At the opening reception, there was over 300 guests and awards totaling $1,750 were presented to Mathew Kolodziej (Best of Show), Judith Brandon (1st Runner Up and People’s Choice), and Augusto Bordelois (2nd Runner Up). A full color catalog was printed to complement the exhibition and is available for free to all visitors.