Works on Paper

February 8–March 1, 1989
Beaver College Art Gallery

Exhibition Postcard

The Beaver College Art Gallery opens its annual, juried "Works on Paper" exhibition on Wednesday February 8, 1989 with a public reception, 7:00–9:00 PM, in the Gallery on the College's campus at Easton and Church Roads. Supported in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the show includes 38 works by 30 area artists and runs through March 1, 1989.

"This exhibition, which originated in the mid-seventies, has become an important forum for local artists, both emerging and established," noted Gallery Director Paula Marincola. "It offers artists the opportunity for curatorial assessment by major curators and critics and also showcases their work in a credible and respected exhibition space. The response to our call for entries was enormously gratifying," she concluded.

Ned Rifkin, chief curator for exhibitions at The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., juried the "Works on Paper" exhibition. Rifkin is a nationally recognized curator who has organized several major exhibitions, including the upcoming "Robert Moskowitz" show at the Hirshhorn, and has written extensively about contemporary art. Prior to arriving at the Hirshhorn, he held curatorial positions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington,  D.C., and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City. Rifkin selected the 38 works from over 420 submitted, choosing a wide range of mediums, techniques, and subject matter. The works in the show range from magic marker drawings derived from video stills to etchings, gouaches, black and white electrostatic prints, and oils on bark paper, with the subject matter varying from gender politics to highly refined abstractions.

The majority of the artists selected for the exhibition are from Philadelphia and include: Sandra Lerner, David Goerk, Charlotte Schatz, Linda Stoudt, Betsey Batchelor, V. Susan Fisher, David K. A. Mohallatee, Lanny Bergner, Joan Wadleigh Curran, Steven Donegan, Louis Brawley, Isabelle Farnsworth, Jessie Jane Lewis, Connie Coleman and Alan Powell, Martha Masiello, Colleen Joy, Lydia Hunn, and Mary J. Kerr.

Also from Philadelphia, and courtesy of Marion Locks Gallery are Diane Burko, Alexandra Kleinbard, and Judy Pinto. From Philadelphia, courtesy of Dolan Maxwell Gallery are Anthony Gorney and Hester Stinnet, as well as Michael Mcfeat, courtesy of McNeil Gallery.

Other area artists include Merle Spandorfer, Cheltenham; Patricia O'Malley, Elkins Park; Pat Nelson, Bethlehem; Bruce Halpin, Allentown; and Neila Kun, Villanova.

PRIZES AND AWARDS

Philadelphia Museum of Art Purchase Award
Jody Pinto

Beaver College Permanent Collection Purchase Award
Louis Brawley

Director's Prize
Anthony-Petr Gorny

Mildred Bougher Award
Lanny Bergner

Friends of Beaver College Art Gallery Emerging Artist Award
Marry J. Kerr
Isabelle Farnsworth