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April 2021 Open Exhibit





"Taste of Summer," by Cynthia Grisdela, is the Best-in-Show winner in the April 2021 Open Exhibit.

Show Opens: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Virtual Opening Reception: Thursday, April 8th @ 6:30pm (RSVP on Eventbrite)

View the works on FLICKR! 

Artists may enter works made within the past five years. Open exhibits are not limited by theme, medium, process, or content.


The Art League Award for Best in Show

Cindy Grisdela, Taste of Summer

Honorable Mentions

Michelle Simoneau, M29

Deron DeCesare, Reclining

Octavia Frazier, AZURE BLUE

Rob Baker, Drive By Bee

Guido Zanni, Dreamscapes

Tory Cowles, The Piano Reincarnated

Ann Pickett, The Village

Jacqueline Saunders, Kenyatta Has Attitude

Jeremy Bomberg, To new beginnings, 3

Sweta Shah, First But Not The Last

Meet the Juror

Adriel Luis

Adriel Luis is a community organizer, artist, and curator who believes that our collective imagination can make a reality where we all thrive. His life’s work is focused on bridging artistic integrity and social vigilance. Adriel is the Curator of Digital and Emerging Practice at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, where he advocates for under-served communities to be treated and represented equitably by museums and institutions. He and his team have been curating Culture Labs — an alternative to museum exhibitions, built on community-centered beliefs. He is a part of the iLL-Literacy arts collective, which creates music and media to strengthen Black and Asian American coalitions; is creative director of Bombshelltoe, which works with artists to highlight marginalized communities affected by nuclear issues; and collaborates with dozens of artists and organizations through his curate and design engine, Phenomenoun.

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