Off the Wall and COA 2010

›› About
›› This Year's Jurors
›› Events


Each year two concurrent juried shows showcase artistic talent of emerging and established member artists. Off the Wall communicates the unique vision of renowned guest jurors, while Community of Artists provides a snapshot of some of the most exciting work done by artists living and working in New England.

For Off the Wall 2010, co-jurors Jen Mergel and Helen Molesworth, chose 113 works from 800 pieces of art submitted by 452 artists. As a way to celebrate the artistic talents of so many of our members, the Danforth staff have also selected nearly 140 additional works that will be shown concurrently in our Community of Artists exhibition.

›› View List of Selected Artists


Off the Wall: Patrons' Preview
Saturday, June 12, 2010

7pm - 8pm :    Curatorial presentation by guest jurors (advance ticket purchase required)
8pm - 10pm :  Reception with gourmet fare by Pepper's Fine Foods Catering and wine by Fifth Ave Liquors. Join artists, collectors                           and museum curators for an elegant reception to benefit Museum exhibitions. Attendees will have the first opportunity                           to purchase art at a special 20% discount during the event.

Curatorial Presentation & Reception Tickets: $75 members / $85 non-members
Seating will be limited for the presentation, advance ticket purchase required.

Reception Tickets: $55 member / $65 non-members

Call the Museum at 508.620.0050 for ticket purchases.
Please note: Exhibiting artists may come to this event free of charge, but guests of exhibiting artists must purchase a ticket to attend.

Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition Opening Reception
Thursday, June 17, 2010, 5:30pm - 7:30 pm

Join artists, family and friends in celebrating art and the creation of art in one of New England’s most exciting and fastest growing cultural organizations. This reception is free and open to the public.

Media Sponsor Art New England

This Year’s Jurors

Jen Mergel

About Jen Mergel
Recently named the Beal Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, was formerly associate curator at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art.  Before joining the ICA, Mergel did curatorial work at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, helped with the 2004 Whitney Biennial, and was a curatorial fellow at the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy in Andover. She received a BA in visual and environmental studies from Harvard University and her MA at Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture. The Boston native has taught studio art courses at Harvard and, more recently, curatorial studies at Boston University.

About Helen Molesworth
Recently appointed Chief Curator at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, Helen Molesworth was head of the department of modern and contemporary art at the Harvard Art Museum, where she organized the exhibitions Long Life Cool White: Photographs by Moyra Davey, ACT UP New York: Activism, Art, and the AIDS Crisis, 1987–1993, Corbu Pop by William Pope, and Paul Chan: Three Easy Pieces. Prior to Harvard, Molesworth was chief curator at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, where she co-curated the first United States retrospective of Luc Tuymans. She was also curator of contemporary art at the Baltimore Museum of Art from 2000 to 2002. Molesworth also served as senior critic at the Yale School of Art and taught at the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, SUNY and the Cooper Union School of Art. She is a co-founder of Documents, a magazine of contemporary visual culture. She received a Ph.D. in art history from Cornell University in 1997.

Helen Molesworth

Danforth Art logo

General Information

Art Classes


Supported in part by:

Masschusetts Office of Travel and Tourism Mass Cultural Council

Copyright © 2005-2018 Danforth Art. All rights reserved.     |     Privacy      |     Danforth Art on Facebook     Danforth on Twitter    Instagram icon