November 2023 Open Exhibit

November 2023 Open Exhibit




November 2023 Open Exhibit

Open exhibits at The Art League are not limited by media, process, scale or content. Artists may enter current work made within the last five years. Approximately 100 artworks are selected based on the juror’s preferences and aesthetic taste.

Exhibit Dates: November 8 – December 3, 2023

Awards: The Art League Award for Best in Show ($1,000 league credit for use at the gallery, school, or supply store.)

Best in Show: “Orbs on Rocks” by Abol Bahadori

Juried by: Chelsey Luster

Featured image by Chesley Luster 

Online Exhibit

Meet the Juror

Chelsey Luster

Chelsey Luster is a Philadelphia-based curator, visual artist and art educator from Baltimore, Maryland. Luster received their BFA from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture and attended a residency at Chautauqua School of Art. As a curator, Luster has organized multiple group exhibitions, was a Katheryn Pannepacker Curatorial Fellow at the Da Vinci Art Alliance, and is currently developing their curatorial practices as a Vox Populi member and Exhibition Manager at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens.

Luster’s work centers itself around intimacy, vulnerability, and privacy through depictions of domestic spaces with a focus on the bathroom. The bathroom serves as a setting to explore queer black womanhood with regards to lack of privacy, invasion of the black queer body, power structures, and isolation.

Featured image: Our House by juror Chelsey Luster

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