“Open Call NXNE 2019: Paint” showcases work by 13 artists from New York and New England

Julia Jensen,  Backstory , 2018, oil on panel

Julia Jensen, Backstory, 2018, oil on panel

Walker Roman,  Yawning at the Apocalypse , 2018, oil on panel

Walker Roman, Yawning at the Apocalypse, 2018, oil on panel

Roger Patrick,  Upstate Landscape 1 , 2016, oil on canvas

Roger Patrick, Upstate Landscape 1, 2016, oil on canvas

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center annual juried exhibit Open Call NXNE 2019: Paint opened January 12th

BRATTLEBORO, VT – The new year brings new exhibits to the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC). “If she has a pulse she has a chance” and “Robert Perkins: Every Day” close on Monday, January 7. They will be replaced by “Open Call NXNE 2019: Paint,” BMAC’s annual juried exhibit, which opens on Saturday, January 12, with a brunch reception, free and open to all, at 11 a.m. Three other exhibits -- “Emily Mason: To Another Place,” “Orly Cogan: Don’t Call Me Princess,” and “Elizabeth Turk: Heaven, Earth, Home” -- remain on view. BMAC will be open during regular hours while the new exhibits are being installed.

“Open Call NXNE 2019: Paint” is BMAC’s latest juried exhibit. Over 300 artists from New England and New York submitted work for consideration by juror Miles McEnery of Miles McEnery Gallery in New York City. McEnery selected 13 artists for inclusion in the exhibit -- Scot Borofsky, Ari Chaves, Jorge Costa, Vita Eruhimovitz, Samuel Fisch, Julia Jensen, Jenna Lash, Shona Macdonald, Douglas Navarra, Susan Osgood, Roger Patrick, Walker Roman, and Carleen Zimbalatti. Their work spans the gamut from pure abstraction to realism and employs a wide variety of types of paint, including acrylic, oil, ink, gouache, and latex.

"The selection was guided by McEnery's observations and thoughts on the originality, technical proficiency, and depth of content of the works submitted," says BMAC's chief curator, Mara Williams. "Although the works chosen are diverse in execution and subject matter, they reveal three broad approaches to art making -- the Subjective, the Objective, and the Social."

An online gallery of selected works from "Open Call NXNE 2019: Paint" is available at bit.ly/OpenCallNXNE2019

Founded in 1972, the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center presents rotating exhibits of contemporary art, complemented by lectures, artist talks, film screenings, and other public programs. The museum's galleries and gift shop are open every day except Tuesday, 11-5. Regular admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4 for students. Members and children 18 and under are admitted free of charge. Located in historic Union Station in downtown Brattleboro, at the intersection of Main Street and Routes 119 and 142, the museu is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 802-257-0124 or visit www.brattleboromuseum.org.

Major support for BMAC is provided by its members and Allen Bros. Oil, Brattleboro Savings & Loan, C&S Wholesale Grocers, the Four Columns Inn, Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters, and Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery.


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