Art in the Open 2014 Jurors

Art in the Open 2014 Jurors

Illustration: Work by artist Nancy Agati, AiO 2010. Photograph © Mary Foley.

Photograph © Karen Jenkins

This year's participating artists were selected for inclusion in Art in the Open by Jurors Gerald Brown, Christine Pfister, Harry Philbrick and Theresa Rose.

Gerard Brown writes about art and makes pictures about language. His work has been exhibited in group- and one-person shows nation-wide. As an independent curator, he has organized exhibitions throughout the Philadelphia region and has been the recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant in Visual Arts Criticism. He earned his BFA from Boston University and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is currently an Assistant Professor and the Chairperson of Foundations at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University's Center for the Arts.

Christine Pfister studied at Christie's Education at Christie's in New York and since 1995 she has been the Co-Owner and Director of Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia. She has given many lectures, and participated on panels, in the Philadelphia area. Lectures/panels include the University of Pennsylvania, the University of the Arts, the American Association of Museums, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art, Moore College of Art & Design, Kutztown University, Kutztown, and more. She is active in a variety of cultural organizations including CFEVA, ArtTable and the Maurice Rohrbach Fund. Pentimenti Gallery exhibits contemporary art by emerging to mid-career artists. The gallery's exhibitions were reviewed in major magazines and newspapers, such as Art in America, The Art Economist, Timeout New York, the Brooklyn Rail, USA Today, Philadelphia Style Magazine, Philadelphia Inquirer, and more. The gallery has exhibited nationally at various art fairs: Pulse NY, Volta NY, Texas Contemporary, Miami Project and CONTEXT Art Miami.

Harry Philbrick, Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, directs a museum known internationally for its collections of 19th- and 20th-century American art. The museum's archives house important materials for the study of American art history, museums, and art training. Mr. Philbrick is spearheading a revived engagement with contemporary art at PAFA, creating a substantial endowment to rekindle the Museum's program of actively collecting contemporary art and curating an ambitious series of contemporary exhibitions. Under his guidance the Museum will open a dedicated Works on Paper Gallery in September 2013. Mr. Philbrick has twenty-plus years of experience in museum management, exhibition curation, development, and educational programming and was the Director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum from 1996 - 2010. Mr. Philbrick furthered The Aldrich's mission of exhibiting provocative and significant contemporary art and establishing education programs that serve as national models in museum education. Mr. Philbrick received his Master of Fine Arts from London University's Goldsmiths' College. His own artwork has been exhibited in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Theresa Rose is currently the Visual Arts Program Director for FringeArts. From 2007-2012, Rose was Public Art Project Manager for the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture & the Creative Economy where she managed the Percent for Art program and lead the City's first temporary public art commission, Soil Kitchen, by the artist team Futurefarmers. Independently, Rose is the founder and one of the organizers of Philly Stake, a micro-granting program for relevant & creative community engaging projects. She is also a Knight Foundation grantee for her upcoming participatory art and food series entitled Operation Food for Thought. Prior to her employment at FringeArts and city government, Rose worked on several projects as an independent curator and artist including exhibitions at Crane Arts, Seraphin Gallery and Little Berlin. She received her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where she co-chaired the Visiting Artist Lecture Series Program.

2012 Art in the Open Artists and Jurors

Please click on the below link for a list of the 2012 Art in the Open participating artists and jurors. Illustration: AiO 2012 artist Harry Bower. Photo: Karen Jenkins

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2011 Art in the Open Artists & Jurors

Please click on the below link for a list of the 2011 Art in the Open participating artists. Illustration: AiO 2011 artist Brian Dennis. Photo: Brad Jamula

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2010 Art in the Open Artists & Jurors

Please click on the below link for a list of the 2010 Art in the Open participating artists and jurors. Illustration AiO 2010 artist Denise Karabinus Telang. Photo: Mia Rotondo

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AiO Artists

Nancy Agati

Nancy Agati

Philadelphia, PA

Objects found, the discarded are resurrected as forms to be considered, to be reconstructed things ...

Noemi Armstrong

Noemi Armstrong

Philadelphia, PA

My recent work involves and explores the wet plate collodion process. I am taken with ...

Aaron  Asis

Aaron Asis

Seattle, WA

My creative objective has long been fixated on isolating everyday areas/elements of the public ...

Susan  Benarcik

Susan Benarcik

Wilmington, DE

Influenced by generations of naturalists, my interest lies in examining natural forms and their growth ...

Harry Bower

Harry Bower

Island Heights, NJ

The world of fiber arts has allowed me to explore unlimited mediums and styles of ...

Ellen  Brooks

Ellen Brooks

Philadelphia, PA

The primary drive of my work is exploration, regardless of the visual discipline in which ...

Lewis Colburn

Lewis Colburn

Philadelphia, PA

Any act of creation is essentially an act of re-creation. History functions like a world-sized ...

Barbara  Gesshel

Barbara Gesshel

Philadelphia, PA

“Stepping back from my work, I want the eye to be able to wander into ...

Chris Esposito and Matt  Greco

Chris Esposito and Matt Greco

Astoria, NY

Influence, inspiration, interest, obsession; they seem to come at me from all directions all the ...

Josh  Harris

Josh Harris

Philadelphia, PA

While I try to simply enjoy making art based on my spontaneous and often inspired ...

Kaitlin Pomerantz and John Broderick  Heron

Kaitlin Pomerantz and John Broderick Heron

Philadelphia, PA

Our work examines the impact of human activity on the natural world, zooming in on ...

Heejin Jang

Heejin Jang

Berkeley, CA

I juxtapose found images, video footage and soundscapes in sound performances and multi-channel video installations ...

Tom Judd

Tom Judd

Philadelphia, PA

I have been in an inquiry for many years about the nature of our living ...

Eun Hye  Kang

Eun Hye Kang

Brooklyn, NY

My line work started from the geometric and abstract patterns which are inspired from the ...

Tyler Kline

Tyler Kline

Philadelphia, PA

The act of art making has created us, yet so many view this phenomenon in ...

Aaron Lish

Aaron Lish

Bend, OR

I am a strong believer in the concepts behind participatory art. In such work, the ...

Adam Lovitz

Adam Lovitz

Philadelphia, PA

In my paintings and mixed media assemblages, I aim to concoct a metaphysical terrain that ...

C. Pazia  Mannella

C. Pazia Mannella

Philadelphia, PA

The process of creating a visual work of art is the point of it for ...

William  Oliwa

William Oliwa

Elizabeth, NJ

Working with a blue collar background in electronics my art deals with technologies new and ...

Ana Vizcarra  Rankin

Ana Vizcarra Rankin

Philadelphia, PA

Light pollution is making stargazing with our naked eyes a thing of the past, while ...

Sandy  Sorlien

Sandy Sorlien

Philadelphia, PA

All my work over thirty-five years has been about observing, recording, and communicating a human ...

Robert Stark

Robert Stark

Union Dale, PA

My daily painting relies on intuition and mistakes, recovery, exploration, persistence, conflict, chance and surprise ...

Mat  Tomezsko

Mat Tomezsko

Philadelphia, PA

Mat Tomezsko is a Philadelphia based artist primarily producing paintings influenced by the social environment ...

Andrew Walker

Andrew Walker

Philadelphia, PA

My work has always been about the landscape in one form or another. In my ...

Nina Weiss

Nina Weiss

Highland Park, IL

NINA WEISS: BEYOND GREEN In 1980, I moved from the East Coast to the Midwest ...

Susan Wilson

Susan Wilson

Philadelphia, PA

Working out of doors I try to capture a fleeting atmospheric moment in the landscape ...

Wendy  Wolf

Wendy Wolf

Newton, MA

Living within urban and suburban communities, constructed landscapes have been my primary experience with nature ...