BELLINGHAM NATIONAL JURIED ART EXHIBITION AND AWARDS

February 2 – May 19, 2019; Lightcatcher

Juried by Bruce Guenther, Adjunct Curator of Special Exhibitions for the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

The Whatcom Museum is hosting the third Bellingham National Juried Art Exhibition and Awards. Juried by Bruce Guenther, Adjunct Curator of Special Exhibitions for the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, the theme of the exhibition is landscape art. Guenther will select artwork submitted by artists from across the United States that represents an investigation of contemporary art practices, and addresses our understandings of the Earth, climate change, and the evolving relationships of humanity to nature. Works will range from traditional interpretations of the observed landscape to the metaphoric and spiritual manifestations of the landscape through image, language, and mapping of our response to nature and the world. The top three artists, chosen by the juror, will receive cash awards, and the exhibition includes a popular choice award.

Artists interested in submitting work to the exhibition can learn more at www.callforentry.org.

About the Juror: Art historian and independent curator Bruce Guenther is currently serving as Adjunct Curator of Special Exhibitions for the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. A specialist in post-war American and European Art, Guenther was the Chief Curator and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Portland Art Museum, Oregon, until his retirement in 2014. Previously he was the Chief Curator at the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, and head of the Modern Art Program at the Seattle Art Museum, Washington. He has curated major monographic and thematic exhibitions internationally, and authored numerous books and exhibition catalogues.