Saturday, June 18 \ 10am–2pm
Current Danforth Art members are invited to join us for exclusive preview hours before the exhibition opens to the public.
Saturday, June 18 \ 6:30–9pm
By invitation only for artists who submitted works for inclusion in the 2016 Juried Exhibition only; advance registration required.
Danforth Art Museum\School presents the Danforth Art Annual: 2016 Juried Exhibition (formerly Off the Wall and Community of Artists), a highly anticipated exhibition featuring some of the top artistic talent in New England. One hundred forty three works (143) by one hundred thirty five artists (135) at all stages of their careers were selected for the exhibition by Danforth Art Curator and 2016 Juror Jessica Roscio. The exhibition includes both artists who may be familiar to our audiences and those who are new to Danforth Art.
“The range of media and themes represented made the selection process incredibly difficult." says Jessica Roscio. "I was excited to see new takes on traditional media, such as sculpture, painting, and printmaking."
Juror’s Choice Prizes will include a First Prize of $500, Second Prize of $250, Third Prize of $100, and three, non-monetary honorable mentions. In addition, two non-monetary prizes—MetroWest Artist Award and Emerging Artist Award—will be selected by Danforth Art’s Curator Jessica Roscio. All prizes will be awarded after works have been selected and received at the museum, and announced at the Opening Reception.
The Prilla Smith Brackett Prize will be awarded to a female artist with demonstrated excellence in a body of artistic work, who has never before been recognized with a solo museum exhibition, and who has had one or more works selected for inclusion in the Danforth Art Annual: 2016 Juried Exhibition. Danforth Art will narrow selections first to three finalists in early August before the close of the exhibition. After further review of more complete bodies of their work, the inaugural prize winner will be announced in the fall. The prize-winning artist will receive their first solo museum exhibition at Danforth Art in spring 2017. The Prilla Smith Brackett Prize was established in 2016 through an endowment from visual artist Prilla Smith Brackett of Boston, Massachusetts.Catalog of Danforth Art Annual, 2016 Juried Exhibition [PDF, 5.9 MB]
All works selected for exhibition must arrive presentation ready (framed or with appropriate installation materials) by 5pm on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Shipped works must be received by June 7 in reusable wrapping with prepaid label for return shipping. In person drop-off will be held from Sunday, June 5 to Tuesday, June 7, 12–5pm daily. Works must remain on exhibit through Sunday, August 21, 2016.