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Nature and Neon

December 16, 2017 – March 3, 2018 | Sandra J. Blain Gallery

Nature and Neon: National Juried Exhibition

Nature and Neon is a national juried exhibition organized by Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. This year’s theme invited submissions that explore juxtapositions between the natural and the artificial worlds. Arrowmont itself is geographically located where the natural and the constructed worlds converge, and is also an environment that fosters artistic creation and education. Chosen by juror, Garth Johnson, the works selected for the exhibition consider what is natural, what is unnatural, and how the intersection of both may attempt to realize its own disparate beauty. Parts whimsical and sobering, Nature and Neon offers introspection into what these artists observe about our contemporary relationship to the landscape.

Garth Johnson, curator of ceramics at the ASU Art Museum in Tempe, Arizona, selected 47 works created by 46 artists, from 189 submissions for consideration. The final selection of artists include works spanning all media, with a wide variety of approaches to the exhibition’s theme. Awards will be announced during the reception on Friday, January 12th from 6 – 8pm.

Participating artists:
John Allen, Jess Benjamin, Tracey Bullington, Caroline Byrne, Chloe Darke, Audry Deal-McEver, Virginia Derryberry, Carrie Dickason, Magdolene Dykstra, Alicia Eggert, Sean Erwin, Heather Freeman, Meaghan Gates, Travis GravesJon Geiger, Dana Lynn Harper, Helen Hawley, Richard Hricko, Mary Johnson, Stephanie Jonsson, Elliott Kayser, Liz Langyher, Michele Lasker, William Lenard, Mimi Logothetis, Andy Lowrie, Kenneth MacBain, Gregory Martin, Matthew Mauk, Ashlee Mays, Marty McConnaughey, Jessye McDowell, Matt Mitros, Dana Moody, Natalie Petrosky, Tongji Qian, Ted Ross, Victoria Shaheen, Rebecca Siemering, Ralston Fox Smith, Shannon Sullivan, Logan Szymanowski, Byron Tenesaca, Ruby Troup, Tali WeinbergCharles Wisseman and Matt Ziemke.

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