June 7–August 2, 2015
Emerging and established artists in all media are invited to submit work to Danforth Art’s two highly anticipated annual juried exhibitions— Off the Wall and Community of Artists These exhibitions feature some of the top artistic talent in New England, draw wide-spread attention from art critics, gallerists, and art collectors, and also provide exposure for artists in all media for curatorial consideration for future exhibitions at Danforth Art and beyond.
About Off the Wall
Each year Danforth Art chooses an outstanding curator who makes selections for the show that align with his or her curatorial vision. We are pleased to announce that Katherine French, Danforth Art Director Emerita, will serve as 2015 Guest Juror for Off the Wall. French is now Gallery Director of Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Named Best Curator of Locally Made Art at the 2010 Boston Art Awards, French is known for celebrated exhibitions spanning her ten-year tenure at Danforth Art exploring historical and contemporary expressionism, including Jack Levine: Political Discourse, Hyman Bloom: A Spiritual Embrace, Arthur Polonsky: Thief of Light; Jason Berger: Directed Vision and David Aronson: The Paradox. In 2007, she received an award for curatorial excellence for Joan Snyder, A Painting Survey, 1969-2005, from the New England chapter of the International Association of Art Critics, and has been profiled in both Art New England and the Boston Globe. A past Juror for the larger survey exhibition Community of Artists, French has been a strong champion for local artists. As Guest Juror for Off the Wall, she will bring a unique, refined curatorial perspective.
About Community of Artists
Community of Artists provides a broad overview of methods and materials, a snapshot of the breadth and diversity of new work created in the region. Danforth Art Associate Curator Jessica Roscio will serve as Juror for Community of Artists this year, selecting works for the exhibition after selections are made for Off the Wall. Since joining Danforth Art in 2011, Roscio has curated acclaimed exhibitions of contemporary photographers and the retrospective exhibition Barbara Swan: Reflected Self, and has co-curated the ongoing exploration of The Expressive Voice with Director Emerita Katherine French. Prior to joining Danforth Art, she held positions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Roscio received her Ph.D. in American Studies, with a focus on the History of Photography, from Boston University.