This particular display fulfills its aim of showing new talent as well as providing an overview of what area artists are accomplishing in the genre. It is gratifying to see the college sponsoring a community exhibit of this consistency, depth, and caliber.
-Vicotoria Donohue The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Beaver College Art Gallery is pleased to present the annual juried exhibition "Works on Paper" February 5 through March 6, 1988. Supported in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the show features 45 pieces, each representing a different area artist. It is one of the few shows in the Philadelphia area limited to works on paper.
Installation view, "Works on Paper," Beaver College Art Gallery, February 5–March 6, 1988
"This exhibition, which originated in the mid-seventies, continues to showcase some of the most vital work being done by both emerging and well-established artists in this thriving art community," said Gallery Director Zina Goldsmith. "The response we had for entries was overwhelming. We received almost twice as many works as we had anticipated."
The exhibition opens Friday, February 5, 1988 with a reception from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Gallery. Several participants in the exhibition will take part in an informal panel discussion on Wednesday, February 17, 1988 at 2:00 PM in the Gallery. The events are free and open ot the public.
Grace Glueck, art news editor of The New York Times, juried the show. She selected the 45 works from over 470 pieces submitted, choosing a wide range of mediums, techniques, and subject matter. "There is an exciting mixture of mediums and styles including photography, prints, pastel, charcoal, and collage. The range of imagery extends from meticulously rendered pen and ink drawings to highly gestural, painterly abstractions," said Glueck.
The artists in this year's exhibiton include Jan Baltzell, Edwina Brennan, Moe Brooker, Nathaniel Cohen, Robert Cornelius, Barbara Dennig, James Dupree, Al Erdosy, Marty Fumo, Virginia Gibbons, Margaretta Gilboy, Susan Gorsen, Lynn Gustafson, Bruce Halpin, Judith Harland, Lauren Litwa Holden, Ken Januski, Lynne Kennedy, Michael Lasuchin, Gilbert Lewis, Ron Linder, Judith Anne Lyons, Bill Marczely, Enid Mark, James McElhinney, Robin Miller, Scott Noel, Mary Nomecos, Alan Olswing, Mary Tobias Putman, Florence Putterman, Wayne Roberts, Virgina Catherine Smith, Jerry Smith, Merle Spandorfer, Barry Steely, Urusula Sternberg, Signe Sundberg, and Barbara Walker.
Lewis, McElhinney, and Sundberg are shown courtesy of Gross McCleaf Gallery. Brooker, Gorsen, and Olswing are shown courtesy of Sande Webster Gallery, and Noel is shown courtesy of More Gallery.
PRIZES AND AWARDS
Philadelphia Museum of Art Award
Alice and Herbert Sachs Award
Claire and Harold Yarmark Purchase Award for the Beaver College Permanent Collection
Friends of Beaver College Art Gallery Awards
February 5, 1988
February 17, 1988
Several artists presented in the exhibition will be on hand in the Gallery to discuss their work. The event begins at 2:00 PM. Both events are free and open to the public.