AMERICAN ABSTRACT ARTISTS – 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio
The American Abstract Artists organization focuses on collecting abstract works by artists working in the United States. AAA’s 75th anniversary portfolio is a collection of prints by 48 artists that provides an overview of abstraction and presents an encyclopedic range of vivid abstract imagery. The group’s first digitally produced portfolio, comprised entirely of inkjet prints, embraces progressive technologies and advancements in an artistic tradition, and marks both a technical and conceptual shift in printmaking.
•Gallery Talk: TBA given by Steven Alexander
MARYWOOD ART FACULTY BIENNIAL 2015
100 Years/100 Works: Celebrating the Centennial
Popular multimedia exhibition of current work by Marywood University’s Department of Visual Arts faculty showcases a diverse range of styles, mediums, and techniques of over 30 artists–educators. In addition a collective work by the art faculty, 100 Years / 100 Works: Celebrating the Centennial, commemorates Marywood’s 100th anniversary.
•Reception: September 12, 6–8 PM
•Gallery Talk: September 16, 3 PM, moderated by Robert Schweitzer, Curator for The Maslow Collection
Here is the link for the PDF version of the "Call for Entries" for NORTHEASTERN BIENNIAL 2015. If you would like a paper copy sent to you, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address.
Northeastern Biennial Twenty Fifteen opens October 17, 2015 at four venues concurrently: Mahady Gallery at Marywood University, AFA Gallery, Hope Horn Gallery at the University of Scranton, and ArtWorks Gallery & Studio. The exhibition is juried by art dealer, Hal Bromm, who opened Tribeca’s first contemporary art gallery in 1976, where “new talent” shows introduced Keith Haring and David Salle to appreciative collectors long before they became well-known. He established Hal Bromm Art and Design in Manhattan and spent several years between New York and London as managing director for an English furniture design studio. In the 1980’s Bromm opened a satellite gallery in the East Village, and continues exhibiting national and international artists. He has also curated and promoted exhibitions in Key West and commissions for the Key West Art in Public Places and the Studios of Key West. Bromm has taught at the School of Visual Arts and worked with civic, planning, preservation, and arts organizations as an historic preservationist, designer, real estate developer. Along with prominent New York residents including Edward Albee, Robert DeNiro and James Rosenquist, Bromm lobbied for the designation of Tribeca as an historical district, and published The Texture of Tribeca, an award-winning book.
Northeastern Biennial Twenty Fifteen is the eighth juried exhibition in an ongoing series of biennials presented in Lackawanna County since 2000. Northeastern Biennial Twenty Fifteen provides a look at the current state of contemporary art in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and surrounding communities. Participating artists are eligible for cash, honorable mention, and solo exhibition awards to be announced October 17, 2015.
The progressive opening on October 17th is a culinary, musical, and visual art experience at each of the participating venues. Starting at 2PM at The Hope Horn Gallery at The University of Scranton and moves on to AFA Gallery and ArtWorks from 3-4:30 PM. The afternoon concludes with a presentation of awards at Marywood University’s Mahady Gallery at 5:30 PM. Please join us for this event!
A Centennial Exhibition
Honoring Marywood University’s 100th anniversary and IHM tradition, we welcome the community to experience magnificent icons and relics on loan from St. Tikhon’s Monastery and the Metropolitan Museum of the Orthodox Church of America at St. Tikhon’s Monastery in Waymart, PA. Organized by Fr. John Perich, curator for St. Tikhon’s Museum and Icon Repository, the discerning exhibition celebrates the continuing dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodoxy.
Group exhibition features the graduate thesis work of Amani Ashour (MA printmaking), Nadine Kloss–Gannon (MA photography), Sea Macleish (MA printmaking), and Natalie Mennicucci–Seewen (MA Art Education).
• Reception: December 5, 5–7 PM
Gayle Wells Mandle
Gretchen Dow Simpson
Exhibition features painters whose work range from the realistic to the abstract, from the timeless to the political, personal, and immediate. Telling a story, or a piece of a story, each body of work engages with, and reveals itself to the viewer differently –– overtly, partially veiled, mysteriously, ambiguously, over time. From domestic settings and current events to iconic configurations, all create unique places, states of being, and visual narratives for the viewer to explore.
Opening Reception: Feb. 27, 6–8 PM; accompanied by Gypsy Jazz Quintet
NEW WORKS IN PAPER COLLAGE
BY PAMELA M. PARSONS
From tiny fragments of our own visual history –– from scientific diagrams, travel magazines, outdated school texts, and illustrated children's books, to old foxed lithographs, discarded maps, and collected decorative paper scraps –– a little Americana is revealed. Parsons repurposes diverse graphic matter, juxtaposing color and image to create new intricate designs and of–beat narratives. This fresh body of work is delightfully innovative, energetic, and decidedly contemporary.
Marywood University Art Galleries
|Shields Center for Visual Arts
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509-1598