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12th Annual Juried Exhibition
February 3 - February 26Free
Gallery 110’s annual juried exhibition showcases work by emerging and established artists, chosen from thousands of applications by juror Emily Zimmerman, Director and Curator at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery in Seattle, WA.
Finalists’ works will be displayed at the gallery in February 2022. The Juror will award first, second and third place prizes of $1000, $500 and $300. There will also a ‘People’s Choice” award of $200, voted on by visitors to the Gallery’s First Thursday opening.
The Friday, February 4th opening reception has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 24th from 4:00-5:30pm due to the increase of the Omicron variant. Gallery 110 and Juror Emily Zimmerman will be recording awards virtually and posting results on Gallery 110’s Instagram in mid February. The rescheduled reception is being carried out on a tentative basis and may be cancelled entirely for health safety. Please check Gallery110.com for confirmation; we are excited to host the 12th Annual Juried Exhibition reception but want to make sure we keep everyone safe.
Juror Statement The thirty-one artworks included in Gallery 110’s 12th Annual Juried exhibition bring together a group of artists working across the United States, with a concentration of artists located in the Pacific Northwest. The artworks included chronicle the tensions between upheaval and rest, domesticity and individuality, transformation and sanctuary, memory and materiality. The material explorations of Bryan Florentin, Erinn Kathryn, Erin Rovalo, Lily Martina Lee, Juliet Shen, Abbey Stace, and Winnie van der Rijn limn material configurations and enact metamorphoses within artworks, while pieces by artists such as Shelley Burns and Launa Changnon speak to bodily and emotional transfiguration. Works by Jo Cosme and Eddie Reed – offering images of a societal transformation in a world marked by government corruption, oppression and diaspora – are shown alongside three-dimensional pieces by Janelle Abbot and Elizabeth Russell reflecting on healing trauma through rest and acceptance of our bodies. Memory figures prominently in the archival photographic work of Jay Handy and the paintings of JW Harrington, and Patty Carroll and Renee Couture explore themes of domesticity and motherhood through their photographic installation and collage. Landscape features prominently throughout the exhibition, in the Pacific Northwest scenes that appear in the paintings of Shawna Koontz, Madeline Kozlowski, and Susan Lehmann as well as Michele Sabatier paintings of the Mississippi Delta, standing in contrast to the commercial landscapes depicted in the Richard Greene’s photography or the paintings of Liam Jones. Each offers new perspectives of familiar scenes, a call to look again at that which may be taken for granted. — Emily Zimmerman