ROGUE VALLEY BIENNIAL
A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art
February 20–April 10, 2015
Reception: Friday, February 20, 2015 5–8pm
The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is proud to host the 2015 Rogue Valley Biennial. The Rogue Valley Biennial Art Exhibit is held at different locations in the Southern Oregon every other year. The exhibit celebrates the talents of Southern Oregon artist as they expand their vision in their work. Acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings, photography, pastels, and sculpture are among the media exhibited. These new works present innovative, insightful, and thought provoking expressions of current
events, art movements, or political issues.
Jurors Janet Higgins and Keith Johnson selected these artists' works: Bruce Bayard, Katherine Bird, Austin Brayfield, Laurie Brown, Susan Eileen Burnes, Ann DiSalvo, Nicki Dollard, Zach Ehlert, Linda Elesiya Evans, Catie Faryl, Dana Feagin, Alx Fox, Miles Frode, Rebecca Gabriel, Virginia G. Govedare, Kelly Graton, Carla J. Griffin, Georganna Happel, Nomeca Hartwell, Anna Hinkle, Janus Innes, Doug Iverson, Mike Jewett, Paul Jorizzo, David Mathewson, Geri Methewson, Nancy Jo Mullen, Mara Mullen, Judy Ghetti Ommen, Max Reinhardt, Karen Rycheck, Leona Keene Sewitsky, Christoph Sharp, Carol J. Smith, Lo Smucker, Margaret G. Stermer-Cox, Margie Stevenson, Ann Leslie Tennyson, Zeno Thanes, Charles Turner, Stan Tusan, Peter Van Fleet, Cherri Van Syoc, Daniel Verner, Meri Aaron Walker, Eve Margo Withrow
Biennial exhibits are most commonly used within the art world to describe exhibits that occur every other year. The first exhibit in 1895 was held in Venice, Italy and is still considered the most important. Biennial exhibits are now held throughout the world, most often celebrating contemporary art. The focus of the art is frequently on current cultural events that influence the perception of our everyday life. The 2015 Rogue Valley Biennial Exhibition features work that presents interpretations of our world today or a commentary on contemporary issues. This may include artist’s expression of current events, art movements, or political issues. On display are juried works by emerging and established artists that best captures the concept of the exhibit. Three $200 Jurors’ Choice Awards will be given for artwork that best depicts the innovative and/or the unusual.
Janet Higgins and Keith Johnson juried the exhibit. Janet Higgins is a graduate of UC Berkeley. She has taught sculpture at Rogue Community College and has a number of public art pieces in the city of Grants Pass. Janet has also participated in a number of Evergreen Bank's projects including Bearfest and Imagination Village. A resident of Southern Oregon, she is also a member of the contemporary art group AMBUS. Keith Johnson holds a B.A.A. in Advertising Art and Industrial Design and a M.F.A. in Printmaking and Painting from the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California. He has taught art in Oregon and California including printmaking, figure drawing, painting, and jewelry making. An accomplished artist, he has exhibited nationally and internationally. He resides in Jacksonville.
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