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2018 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts

March 8 – April 8

NEW YORK, January 29, 2018—Paintings, sculptures, video, film, and works on paper by 35 contemporary artists will be exhibited in the galleries of the American Academy of Arts and Letters on historic Audubon Terrace (Broadway between 155 and 156 Streets) from Thursday, March 8 through Sunday, April 8, 2018. Exhibiting artists were chosen from over 100 nominees submitted by the members of the Academy, America’s most prestigious honorary society of architects, artists, writers, and composers. The recipients of the Academy’s 2018 Art and Purchase Awards will be selected from this exhibition.

Exhibition Artists

MARINA ADAMS ∙ CHESTER ARNOLD ∙ ROBERT BARBER ∙ TODD BIENVENU ∙ SANFORD BIGGERS ∙ SAM CADY ∙ SARAH CROWNER ∙ ROY DOWELL ∙ ERIC HOLZMAN ∙ SEDRICK HUCKABY ∙ KAHLIL JOSEPH ∙ JIM LONG ∙ NIKKI MALOOF ∙ JIM MELCHERT ∙ RUTH MILLER ∙ CARRIE MOYER ∙ ANGEL OTERO ∙ KAZIMIRA RACHFAL ∙ RUTH ROOT ∙ ANNABETH ROSEN ∙ ALISON SAAR ∙ JACKIE SACCOCCIO ∙ RAYMOND SAUNDERS ∙ LISA SIGAL ∙ BARB SMITH ∙ JANE SOUTH ∙ KYLE STAVER ∙ ROBERT STORR ∙ CHRISTINA TENAGLIA ∙ PATRICIA TREIB ∙ JOAN WALTEMATH ∙ NARI WARD ∙ MARJORIE WELISH ∙ ROGER WHITE ∙ DIDIER WILLIAM

TOP ROW: Marina Adams, January Out My Window, 2016; Todd Bienvenu, The Dude Abides, 2017; Carrie Moyer, Sala De Dos Hermanas, 2015; Jane South, Deplorable Mania, 2018; Sanford Biggers, The Tyranny of Mirrors, 2017; Alison Saar, Rouse, 2012.
BOTTOM ROW: Kahlil Joseph, Nooksie and Janet (still), 2016; Robert Barber, The L-Way, 2016; Chester Arnold, Leaving Arizona, 2017; Jim Melchert, Flight, 2014; Nikki Maloof, Sad Fish, Black Cat, 2016.

 

INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION OF VISUAL ARTS

MARCH 8 – APRIL 8, 2018
Thursdays through Sundays
1 to 4 p.m.
Enter on Audubon Terrace, west side of Broadway
between 155 and 156 Streets, New York City.
#1 train to 157 Street and Broadway; M4 or M5 bus to 155 Street and Broadway

 

ART AWARDS AND PURCHASE PROGRAM

The Academy’s art awards and purchase programs recognize artists at various stages of their careers. This year, ten participating artists will receive art awards. Additionally, paintings, works on paper, and sculpture are eligible for purchase and placement in museum collections nationwide through the Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Funds and the Academy’s general endowment. Among the twenty artists whose works were purchased and placed last year were Andrea Bergart (University of Maine Museum of Art, ME), Caetlynn Booth (Mississippi Museum of Art, MS), Joe Fyffe (Everson Museum of Art, NY), David Hornung (Delaware Art Museum, DE), Marilyn Lerner (Norton Museum of Art, FL), Joyce Kozloff (Georgia Museum of Art/University of Georgia, GA), Beverly McIver (High Museum of Art, GA), and Kathy Muehlemann (The Phillips Collection, DC). Since the purchase program’s founding in 1946, through the legacy of Childe Hassam, more than twelve hundred works have been purchased and donated to museums throughout the country. For further information, please visit artsandletters.org/awards.

THE ACADEMY

The American Academy of Arts and Letters was founded in 1898 as an honor society of the country’s leading architects, artists, composers, and writers. Charter members include William Merritt Chase, Kenyon Cox, Daniel Chester French, Childe Hassam, Henry James, Theodore Roosevelt, Elihu Vedder, and Woodrow Wilson. The Academy’s 250 members are elected for life and pay no dues.

In addition to electing new members as vacancies occur, the Academy seeks to foster and sustain an interest in Literature, Music, and the Fine Arts by administering over 70 awards and prizes, exhibiting art and manuscripts, funding performances of new works of musical theater, and purchasing artwork for donation to museums across the country.