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Each year two concurrent juried shows showcase artistic talent of emerging and established member artists. Off the Wall communicates the unique vision of renowned guest jurors, while Community of Artists provides a snapshot of some of the most exciting work done by artists living and working in New England.
Two evening events celebrate participating artists. Our Off the Wall Patron’s Preview on Saturday, June 12affords collectors the first opportunity to purchase art at a special discount and hear guest jurors discuss their selections and curatorial vision. Proceeds from the event and sale of work support exhibitions and related educational programming. Our Artists’ Reception on Thursday, June 17 from 6-8 pm is free and open to families and friends of exhibiting artists.
This year's jurors were:
About Jen Mergel
Recently named the Beal Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, was formerly associate curator at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art. Before joining the ICA, Mergel did curatorial work at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, helped with the 2004 Whitney Biennial, and was a curatorial fellow at the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy in Andover. She received a BA in visual and environmental studies from Harvard University and her MA at Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture. The Boston native has taught studio art courses Harvard and, more recently, curatorial studies at Boston University.
About Helen Molesworth
Recently appointed Chief Curator at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art, Helen Molesworth was formerly head of the department of modern and contemporary art at the Harvard Art Museum, where she organized the exhibitions "Long Life Cool White: Photographs by Moyra Davey" at the Harvard Art Museumas well as "ACT UP New York: Activism, Art, and the AIDS Crisis, 1987-1993," "Corbu Pop"by William Pope.L; "Paul Chan: Three Easy Pieces" and "Felix Gonzales-Torres: "Untitled" (Placebo -Landscape - for Roni)." Previous to joining Harvard, Molesworth was chief curator of exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, where she co-curated the first United States retrospective of Luc Tuymans. Before that she was curator of contemporary art at the Baltimore Museum of Art from 2000 to
2002; and director and curator of the Amelie A. Wallace Gallery at State University of New York (SUNY) in Old Westbury from 1997 to 1999. Molesworth also served as senior critic at the Yale School of Art and taught at the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies; SUNY, Old Westbury; and the Cooper Union School of Art. She was a co-founding editor of"Documents," a magazine of contemporary visual culture. She received a Ph.D. in the history of art from Cornell University in 1997.