WOW! Thank you to all the 373 artists who submitted to the 43rd Juried Exhibition. Your support is so appreciated! Also, a BIG Thank you to all our volunteers who made the two days run so smoothly! This year's juror, Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Chief Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, has created a beautiful show. We're looking forward to seeing you all at the opening!
Thursday evenings, April 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm will include gallery talks with exhibiting artists.
April 5 - Artists speaking: Avery Rowan, AC Carter, Meera Naqvi. April 12 - Artists speaking: Matthew Flores, Cameron Blass, Yeonsoo Kim, Amanda Britton. April 19 - Artists speaking: Paula Reynaldi, MAhera Khaleque, Kristen Hyink the 1st. April 26 - Artists speaking: Richard Pruett, Sarah Kennedy, Helen Kuykendall
Future Important Dates: Thursday, May 10, 12:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Pick-up works included. About the Juror:
Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Chief Curator at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis as the Guest Juror for the 43rd Juried Exhibition.
Al-Khudhairi received her BA in Art History from Georgia State University and M.A. with distinction in Islamic Art and Architecture from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. Al-Khudhairi is of Iraqi origin and has lived in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the U.K. and the U.S., where she worked at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York. Prior to her position as Chief Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, Wassan Al-Khudhairi was the curator of modern and contemporary art at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Alabama. This fall she traveled to Taiwan where she curated the 2017 Asian Art Biennial.
“She has extraordinary breadth of experience and global knowledge of the contemporary art world, which is seamlessly balanced with her attention to local and regional communities and audiences. We are grateful to have her vision and abilities at CAM and in St. Louis.” - Lisa Melandri, executive director of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis