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Each year the Danforth’s Off the Wall Juried Exhibition showcases new and exciting contemporary work created by artists living and working in New England. Juried by renowned curators, the show communicates a unique curatorial vision, and has been reviewed in Art New England, artscope, Boston Globe, Boston Phoenix and in numerous on-line publications. It also receives wide-spread attention from curators and gallery owners, and is visited by a growing number of collectors who have the opportunity to purchase original work.
This Years Juror: Susan L. Stoops, currently Curator of Contemporary Art at the Worcester Art Museum, is a recognized authority on international art of the past decade. In 2008 she received an award for curatorial excellence from the New England Chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) for her work on Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child. Prior to joining WAM, Stoops served as Curator at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.
New this year, the Danforth Museum of Art will showcase new and exciting contemporary work created by picture book illustrators living and working in New England. Juried work will be featured in the Danforth’s Children’s Gallery, dedicated to the art of children’s book illustration.
This Years Juror: Susan Sherman, currently Art Director at Charlesbridge Publishing, has also served as Art Director of Children's Trade Books at Houghton Mifflin, Creative Director at Little, Brown and Company, and runs her own graphic design business, Ars Agassiz. A graduate of RISD she has worked with David McPhail, David Macaulay, Allen Say, Lois Lowry, and Chris Van Allsburg, notably on The Polar Express.
Work included in A Community of Artists is chosen by Museum Director Katherine French after selections have been made for Off the Wall and Picture This!. French has won an award for curatorial excellence from the New England Chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) in 2007 and named Best Curator of Locally Made Art at the 2010 New England Art Awards.
Off the Wall Patrons' Preview
Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 7pm - 9pm
Off the Wall Patrons' Preview event will take place on Saturday, June 11 from 7-9 pm. Funded by contributing sponsors, this is a specially catered reception for all member artists who applied to any one of our 2011 juried shows--as well as specially invited guests such a curators, collectors and our patrons.
Unlike a general reception, this event is not open to the general public.