Friday, July 6, 2018

The Uncommon Merits & Awards Exhibition




The Uncommon Merits & Awards Art Exhibition 


Sept. 6 - Oct. 24, 2018
Opening Reception Sept. 6,  5:30 - 7:30


We all know it is standard to win prizes for anything from best in show to commendation for valor on the battlefield. But what about the many non-traditional milestones that may go unrecognized? 

New England artists have created work in both 2-D and 3-D applications, inventing ways to give recognition for activities and behaviors that may have heretofore gone unnoticed. This exhibition, jointly curated by Amy Johnquest and Jill St.Coeur, explores artists uncommon takes on merits, awards, prizes, badges, trophies, and more. 

An interactive part of the exhibition invites gallery visitors to invent and display their own certificate of merit.  
18 Artists were selected from an open, on-line, call for entry to New England artists.

List of Artists:

-Robert Markey, Ashfield, MA, sculpture

-Elizabeth Solomon, Florence, MA, sculpture

-Jan Whitaker, Northampton, MA, fiber

-Darlene Duncan, Springfield, MA, sculpture

-Bruce Ackerson, Northampton, MA, painting

-Elizabeth Wilkinson, New Bedford, MA, digital printing

-Nan Fleming, Williamsburg, MA, mixed media sculpture

-Marta Rudolph, Northampton, MA, mixed media sculpture

-Maryanne Benns, Chicopee, MA, mixed media sculpture

-Alison Palaia, Norwalk, CT,  mixed media

-Lyn Horan, Holyoke, MA, sculpture

-Amy Dame, Easthampton, MA, fiber

-Perry Carter, Northampton, MA , painting

-Stacy Waldman, Easthampton, MA 
in collaboration with
-Amy Johnquest, Holoke, MA, mixed media wall installation 

-Jill St. Coeur, Florence, MA, fiber and drawings

-Dean Nimmer, MA mixed media sculpture

-Bruce Fowler, Holyoke, MA mixed media sculpture


The Taber Art Gallery is open to the public and is centrally located through the HCC Campus Library lobby in the Donahue Building.  Current hours: Mon. - Thurs.  10am - 6pm (subject to change)