Art2019 is on view May 10-June 15, 2019 at 100 Water Street in Hallowell in the upstairs gallery with an opening reception Friday, May 10, 5-7pm. Art2019 prizes will be announced at 6pm. The public is invited to attend the opening to meet the artists and to experience a diverse mix of high quality artwork from all corners of Maine.
This year’s juror is Myron M. Beasley, Ph.D., a professor at Bates College, artist writer, and international curator. His writing explores the intersection of cultural politics, art and social change. He has been awarded fellowships and grants by the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Whiting Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Kindling Fund, The Davis Family Foundation, the Ruth Landes Award from the Reed Foundation, and most recently Dorathea and Leo Rabkin Foundation for his ethnographic writing about art and cultural engagement. Some of his recent curatorial projects includes Re.Past:Remembering Malaga (Maine, 2018) , Print Protest Poster (Able Baker Gallery, 2018), Seeing Lewiston (2013), Patience on a Monument: Recent work by Eto Otitigbe (UT, Austin 2016), Raw Material, Dakar’rt (Dakar 2014) The Ghetto Biennale (Haiti, 2009), CAAR Paris (France 2010). His writing has appeared in many academic journals including Liminalities: The Journal of Performance Studies, The Journal of Poverty, Text and Performance Quarterly, Museum & Social Issues, The Journal of Curatorial Studies and Performance Research, Gastronomica.
A list of artists accepted into Art2019 by town is as follows: Appleton: David Allen Augusta: Valerie Porter Belfast: Robert Adler Bristol: Conrad Guertin Buxton: Peter Bennett, Michele Caron Canaan: Kathleen Perelka Cape Elizabeth: Adriane Herman, Marci Spier Durham : Stephanie Berry Falmouth: Jennifer Bush Freeport: James Chute, Amy Kustra Gardiner: Matt Demers Hallowell: Ru Allen, Robert Katz Harpswell: Doreen Nardone Jamaica Plain, MA: Rosie Ranauro Kennebunk: Tanya Fletcher Manchester: Bruce Armstrong, Edward Buonvecchio Nobleboro: Carolyn Gabbe Norway: Anne Stuer Orono: Mary Manley Orr’s Island: Catherine Gibson Pittston: Scott Minzy Port Clyde: Ron Crusan Portland: Leah Cross, M P Landis Readfield: Camille Davidson Rochester, NH: Jayne Adams Temple: Tom Jessen Topsham: Andrew Edwards Waldoboro: Linda Mahoney Waterville: Ollie Solmitz Winslow: Michelle McCutcheon Yarmouth: Susan Carter, Tammy Ricker