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Call for Art: Borders

Borders

Walter E. Terhune Gallery at the Owens
Center for Fine and Performing Arts
March 4 — 31, 2016

Where do we find them and how do they shape us?
Why do we embrace or reject them?
When does a unifying contour become a divisional line?

Artists from the Great Lakes region are invited to enter a juried exhibition considering these and other questions related to the borders we find in contemporary life. Hosted by River House Arts and Owens Community Center for Fine and Performing Arts, the exhibition is an opportunity for both emerging and mid-career artists, including those working collaboratively. Submissions from artists 18 years of age and older will be accepted through the online service CaFÉ at CallForEntry.org through February 1, 2016. There is an entry fee of $30
The Juror : Sarah Rose Sharp writes about art and culture in the greater Midwest region for Art in America, Hyperallergic, KnightArts, ZIPR Magazine, and other arts publications. She was named a 2015 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow for Arts Criticism and was just named as a participant in the 2016 International Art Critics Association/USA Section (AICA/USA) and the Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program.
The complete prospectus can be found at www.riverhousearts.com

 

Timothy Gaewsky in Painting Now at Ann Arbor Art Center

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Tim Gaewsky

I went to the Painting Now exhibit at the Ann Arbor Art Center last week mostly to see work by Toledo area artist Tim Gaewsky, whose paintings I like. But I got way, way more than I bargained for.  The show, in the second floor gallery at 117 W. Liberty St. in Ann Arbor is a knockout— a rich, kaleidoscopic cornucopia of wildly divergent painting styles, subjects and approaches that makes it a feast for the eye and mind.

Notes on the exhibit state that  “Painting in 2015 is characterized by its inclusiveness of genres, styles, aesthetics, concepts, materials, and processes. There is no single direction, but multiple vectors of highly energetic artistic expression. The result is a continuing flowering of independent, eclectic, and significant art works that characterize the American art scene.”

Martin Hubbard

The exhibit lives up to this description in every way imaginable.  Juried by Peter Williams (http://goo.gl/b8FfXo), no painterly stone is left un-turned by  these accomplished artists, chosen from over 400 entries.  Figurative work appeared to be slightly favored, probably reflecting the available pool of Midwestern talent.

I’ve included a few of the paintings I like below, but these selections are very far from exhausting the pleasures, both intellectual and visual, of this exhibit.

Kari Friestad
Kari Friestad

This is the last week of Painting Now 2015, but if you make the time to see it you will be richly rewarded for your effort.  For a review by Sally Wright Day in the Ann Arbor Observer go to: http://www.annarborartcenter.org/art-now-exhibition-review-from-ann-arbor-observer/

For gallery schedule:  http://www.annarborartcenter.org/art-now-series-painting-2015/

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Adam Beeman
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Sarah Innes
Anders Johnson