More than 1200 entries competed for the twenty available selections at Sohn Fine Art Gallery's 5th Annual Juried Exhibition. The esteemed panel of jurors for this year's exhibition were John R. Stomberg (Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College), Jan Nagle (Program Associate at Center for Photography at Woodstock) and Hannah Blunt (Assistant Curator at Mt. Holyoke College Art Museum). Mr. Stomberg also served as the Florence Finch Abbott Director of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, and served also as both Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Williams College Museum of Art. Before Williams, Mr. Stomberg served as Director of the Boston University Art Gallery. Ms. Nagle joined the Center for Photography at Woodstock in 2015, and has held full-time teaching positions at The School of Art and Design at Alfred University and Kendall College of Art and Design. Prior to, she served as the workshop instructor and coordinator at CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, NY. She was also CEPA's resident regional artist in 2004, and received "Best In Show" at CEPA's 2009 Member's Exhibition, which led to multiple solo exhibitions at the gallery. Hannah Blunt manages and develops exhibitions for the Mt. Holyoke College Art Museum, and assists with general research and care of the Museum's collection.
Selected for the exhibition is "Forgotten No. 3" from the Forgotten - Series II. "Forgotten" depicts a World War II U.S. military base in East Greenland whose scattered fuel drums continue to leak more than a half-century later. This second series integrates a stylistic technique that merges low-key, historic-appearing black & white photographic style with contemporary bleeding-edge-color to metaphorically remind us of the cleanup that remains. The exhibition runs April 24 through June 5, at the Sohn Fine Art Gallery in Lenox, Massachusetts, with an artist reception scheduled for Saturday, May 7, from 4:00 - 6:30 pm. Further details of the gallery and the show may be located at their Web site at www.sohnfineart.com and also in their press release.
Forgotten No. 3