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Nature and Neon, Arrowmont Gallery

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

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 AllenJess BenjaminTracey BullingtonCaroline ByrneChloe DarkeAudry Deal-McEverVirginia DerryberryCarrie DickasonMagdolene DykstraAlicia EggertSean ErwinHeather FreemanMeaghan GatesTravis GravesJon GeigerDana Lynn HarperHelen HawleyRichard HrickoMary JohnsonStephanie JonssonElliott KayserLiz LangyherMichele LaskerWilliam LenardMimi LogothetisAndy LowrieKenneth MacBainGregory MartinMatthew MaukAshlee Mays, Marty McConnaughey, Jessye McDowellMatt MitrosDana MoodyNatalie PetroskyTongji QianTed RossVictoria ShaheenRebecca SiemeringRalston Fox Smith, Shannon Sullivan, Logan Szymanowski, Byron Tenesaca, Ruby TroupTali WeinbergCharles Wisseman and Matt Ziemke.

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