The 2013 Biennial Exhibition at the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts will open April 6th, 2013 and will be on view at the Downtown Gallery, located at 107 North Main Street. There will also be an exhibit at the Equinox Gallery at Artstream. (56 North Main St.)
The juror for this year’s ‘Best In Show’ award was A.B. Miner from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
As an artist, Miner has exhibited extensively and received awards including the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Young Artist Program Grant and two Artist’s Fellowship Awards. Miner holds an M.F.A. in painting and mixed media from Queens College, CUNY (2000), and a post-graduate certificate in museum studies from George Washington University (2006). Currently, he is the Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
This ‘call for entries’ attracted some of the finest and most exciting work made by professional artists from around the world. Some entries came from Canada, France, India, Netherlands, Belgium, and the United Kingdom.
Over 300 pieces were submitted for review – the following artists were selected: Albert Longo III, Alessandra Shaw, Brenton Hamilton, Cindy Rizza, Christa Blackwood, Deanna Witman, Debra Claffey, Douglas Breault, Elena Peteva, Elena Petrova, George Vossler, Glen Scheffer, Joe Martell, Judit Hettema, Julia Schwartz, Knoll and Cella, Louise Morin Dichard, Marissa Girard, Michelle Peterson, Nikita Garets, Pradip Kumar Sau, Ruth Dudley-Carr, Ryan John Lefebvre, Ryan Sarah Murphy, Ryan Tempro, Soosen Dunholter, Tim Kelly, Yangyang Pan, Young Poor Artists.
The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts is one of New Hampshire’s foremost visual arts organizations focused primarily on the presentation of fine art. Exhibiting the work of seasoned and emerging artists of various visual disciplines, the Museum provides a unique cross-section of contemporary art. With the ability to stage multiple exhibits concurrently, a mix of regional and national artists are featured regularly.
The Biennial 2013 is the centerpiece of the museum’s exhibition schedule. Awards are selected from the actual works of art after the show has been installed. A full-color catalog containing images of all selected works will be published; all accepted artists will be included in the publication.
The opening reception will be held April 6th, 2013 from 5-8 PM. Complimentary refreshments will be served courtesy of Charlie’s of Rochester. Flower arrangements are provided by Studley’s Flower Gardens.