The Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) 12th annual open juried exhibit, “Art of Protest,” will be on display November 2 through December 3 at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market Street. Forty pieces of artwork by 32 artists from across the country interpret the theme via acrylic and oil paintings, photography, digital art, collage, assemblage, textiles, and coprolite (fossilized feces).
Cash awards, including a $1,000 Best-in-Show Award will be presented at a reception Friday, November 3 from 6 – 8 p.m. The public is invited to this free event.
The work in the exhibit represents a wide variety of two- and three-dimensional art, including a 24 by 24-inch quilt by Janice Jones of Methuen, MA entitled, “Torn,” and a multi-media work by Myra Eastman of Santa Cruz, California called, “The Voting Series - The Marchers.”
The artists whose works were selected come from Arizona, California, Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon and Rhode Island.
Juror Stephen Fisher selected the works from 163 submissions by 63 artists. A professor of art at Rhode Island College in Providence who specializes in printmaking and drawing, Fisher earned a B.F.A. in painting and printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1976 and an M.F.A. in printmaking from Yale University in 1981. Recognized with a regional National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, three Rhode Island State Council on the Arts fellowships and a Graphic Media Achievement Award from American Artist Magazine, his work has been exhibited in a variety of national and, occasionally, international venues and has earned numerous awards in a wide range of competitions. Fisher’s drawings and prints are found in numerous public, corporate and private collections.
The Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) supports community involvement in a wide range of cultural activities related to the arts. Visit www.imagofoundation4art.org to learn more about IFA and its mission.