Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Amelia Armenta
PORTALES--Scene/Unseen '03 National Juried Exhibition, sponsored by the Department of Art at Eastern New Mexico University , will be held on Nov. 2-15 at Runnels Gallery in Golden Library . Thirty-eight two-dimensional works of art by 32 artists representing 19 states will be featured. The exhibit is free to the public.
Best-in-Show, second and third place awards, as well as honorable mentions will be announced and presented by juror Amei Wallach, President Emeritus of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA/USA), at the awards ceremony to be held on Nov. 5. Ms. Wallach selected works for the exhibition and determined award winners from more than 600 entries from 40 states.
Recognized as a leading U.S. art critic, Ms. Wallach is a frequent commentator on art for television and radio on both sides of the Atlantic . In the wake of the Sensation exhibition controversy, she moderated an emotional symposium on the mayor of New York City and the Brooklyn Museum . She is heavily published, has lectured and traveled widely, and reviewed many of the important exhibitions in recent history.
The general public is invited to a reception from 5-6:30 p.m. in Runnels Gallery, and the 7 p.m. awards ceremony in Room 112 of the Liberal Arts Building.
For further information, contact Dr. Haig David-West, professor and chair, ENMU Department of Art, at 505-562-2778.