January 2019 Open Exhibit
Open exhibits do not limit theme, medium, process or content. Artists are free to enter any current work made within 10 years.
The Art League Award for Best in Show
Nancy Lee Davis, Last Remaining Island Home
Cecilia Cepestany, Fifteen-Minute Break
Anjali Gulati, Red Panel
Sam C. Miller, Window in the Gallery
Teresa Oaxaca, Woman with a Jules Nicholas Steiner Doll
George Overhiser, Falafel Reflection
Michelle Reday Cook, Frozen
Helen Sampson, Mail Boxes, Vestibule in Baltimore
Jo Ann Tooley, Yoga in Congressional Cemetery
Dicxon Vergaray, Prayer
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Meet the Juror
Mark Strandquist has received multiple awards, fellowships, national residencies, and reached wide audiences through the NY Times, the Guardian, NPR, the Washington Post, PBS NewsHour, VICE, and many others. He currently directs the People’s Paper Co-op in Philadelphia, PA, and the Performing Statistics project in Richmond, VA. In 2016, he and his partner Courtney Bowles were awarded A Blade of Grass fellowship for Socially Engaged Art to begin the Philadelphia Reentry Think Tank.
As a writer he has presented at a multitude of conferences, contributes articles on contemporary photography to the website FeatureShoot, and co-edits and co-founded the website Photography as a Social Practice.
Strandquist teaches Art and Activism as a graduate lecturer at the International Center for Photography, is a Blade of Grass Fellow of Socially Engaged Art, and a co-recipient of the Moving Walls grant from Open Societies Foundation.
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