New Mexico Showcase

Rebekah Potter

Feb 4 - Apr 28, 2012

516 ARTS Anniversary Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 4, 6-8pm
Members-Only Preview & Talk with Juror Peter Frank, 4-5:30pm

Featuring live, old-school country/rock-n-roll with The Joneses

516 ARTS announces New Mexico Showcase, a juried exhibition of New Mexico artists in celebration of our fifth anniversary. We are pleased to welcome guest juror Peter Frank, an acclaimed curator and art critic based in Los Angeles. Mr Frank is currently Associate Editor of Fabrik magazine and art critic for The Huffington Post. The exhibition features 80 emerging and established artists (of the 1,018 pieces submitted by 279 artists, Mr. Frank selected 73 artists and made seven special invitations to artists he wanted to honor). 516 ARTS opened five years ago with an invitational exhibition of New Mexico artists. This time we used the juried format to cast a wider net and open up the opportunity to artists we might not have known about otherwise. Peter Frank has selected a record number of artists ever to be shown at 516 ARTS in a single exhibition, highlighting the abundance of talent in New Mexico. The selected artists come from over 30 cities and towns across the state. Mr. Frank observed, "It was a delight, not a chore, to sift through the submissions, never knowing what was coming next, but reasonably sure it wouldn't be the same old same old. The hard part was winnowing the submissions down to a selection that could fit into 516's space; as capatious as it is, New Mexico's worthy art could fill it many times over."

Artists' awards will be announced at the opening reception.

ARTISTS INCLUDE:

Bret Aaker Gregory Horndeski Diane Rolnick
Philip Augustin Monique Janssen-Belitz Valerie Roybal
Claudia Baragiola David Koch Harriet Yale Russell
Karen Bexfield Bryan Konefsky Janet Yagoda Shagam
Michael Bisbee Sheldon Krevit Michael Sharber
Esteban Bojorquez Scott Krichau Danielle Shelley
Michael Borowski Celeste LaForme Yoshiko Shimano
Marina Brownlow Ted Larsen Leah Siegel
Lauren Carter Suzanne Marshall Natalie Smith
Alex Chavez Tom Martinelli Debra Stark
Jane Chevalier Tara Massarsky Robert Stembridge
Dana Chodzko Chika Matsuda Bonnie Stipe
Jill Christian Diane McGregor Dennis Summers
Sally Condon Jim McManus Lori Swartz
Regina Araujo Corritore       
Ana Medina Harriette Tsosie
Helen Cozza Jonathan Morse Jennifer Vasher
Glenn Craley Gwen Entz Peterson Marion Wasserman          
Michael Darmody Rebekah Potter Margi Weir
Sarah Davidson Mario Quilles Gary Wellman
Sondra Diepen Radio Sebastian James Philip West
Nina Elder Antonio Ramon Scott White
Margaret Fitzgerald Luanne Redeye Juan Wijngaard
Molly Geissman Laura Robbins Cedra Wood
Renée Brainard Gentz Benjamin Roe Susan Zimmerman
Alison Green

GUEST ARTISTS:
Virginia Baich Kathleen Ferguson-Huntington Jack Ox
Gail Buono Sandra Lerner Dunnieghe Slawson
Elen Feinberg


516 ARTS is currently made possible in part by major support from McCune Charitable Foundation, The FUNd at Albuquerque Community Foundation, New Mexico Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts,  Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque and its Public Art & Urban Enhancement Program. ©2006–2014 516 ARTS; all rights reserved.