Juried exhibit showcases Works on Paper

BRATTLEBORO — The change of calendar brings changing exhibits to the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Constellations: Roger Sandes and In-Sight Exposed will close on Jan. 8. They will be replaced by Open Call NXNE 2018: Works on Paper, BMAC's annual juried exhibit, which opens on Jan. 13 with a brunch reception, free and open to all, at 11 a.m. Three other exhibits — Touchstones, Totems, Talismans; Shimmering Mirage: Anila Quayyum Agha; and The Scarf: Joan O'Beine — remain on view. BMAC will be open during regular hours while the new exhibit is being installed.

Open Call NXNE 2018: Works on Paper is BMAC's latest juried exhibit. Over 200 artists from New England and New York submitted work for consideration by juror Sique Spence of Nancy Hofmann Gallery. Spence selected 22 artists for inclusion in the exhibit. They hail from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. Their work encompasses drawing, printmaking, collage, watercolor, assemblage, paper sculpture, and other forms. In a statement accompanying the exhibit, Spence writes, "The underlying theme of this exhibition is paper, its inherent properties, and the range of possibilities it offers in the hands of an artist. My primary objective as juror was to select the best work, and I was delighted by the rich variety of means, methods, and subject matter presented." Open Call NXNE 2018: Works on Paper remains on view at BMAC through March 10.

The artists included in the exhibit are Pat Bega, Bradley Butler, Cindy Davis, Rita Edelman, Marjorie Forte, William Hays, Charlie Hunter, Edward A. Kingsbury, Niki Kriese, M.P. Landis, SeungTack Lim, Linda Mahoney, Mary Mattingly, Frank Ozereko, Justin Perlman, Robin Reynolds, Deborah Rubin, Sayward Schoonmaker, Russell Serrianne, Jen Simms, Scott Tulay, and Antoinette Winters. An online gallery of selected works from the exhibit is available at bit.ly/NXNE2018.

Founded in 1972, the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center presents rotating exhibits of contemporary art, complemented by lectures, artist talks, film screenings, and other public programs. The museum's exhibits and gift shop are open every day except Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4 for students. Members and children 18 and under are admitted free of charge. Located at the intersection of Main Street and Routes 119 and 142, the museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 802-257-0124 or visit brattleboromuseum.org.

Major support for BMAC is provided by its members, the Vermont Arts Council, Allen Brothers Oil, C&S Wholesale Grocers, David Walter Goldsmith & Platinumsmith, the Four Columns Inn, People's United Bank, Sam's Outdoor Outfitters, and Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery.


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