The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts has announced its newest crop of artists-in-residence.
In a blind jury process, a panel made up of Bemis Center alumni — Angela Fraleigh, Wendel White and Yinghua Zhu — selected 19 artists, 2 percent of the total applicants.
The selected artists get large living/work spaces, support staff, three months of uninterrupted work time and a $750 monthly stipend.
The artists, where they are from and their media:
Val Britton, San Francisco, mixed media; Noah Doely, Waverly, Iowa, installation and sculpture; George Eksts, London, installation and sculpture; Mollie Goldstrom, Iowa City, Iowa, printmaking; Antoine Lefebvre, Brooklyn, sculpture; Fabiola Menchelli, Tejeda, Mexico, installation and sculpture; Rebecca Morgan, Bloomsburg, Pa., painting and ceramics; George Murray, Chicago, sculpture and painting; Abigail Newbold, Somerville, Mass., installation and sculpture.
Sara O Donnell, Hyde Park, Vt., installation and sculpture; Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis, Cincinnati, installation, ceramics; Sofia Quirno, Buenos Aires, installation and painting; Valentina Sarfeh, Cheshire, Conn., painting; Jessica Segall, Brooklyn, sculpture and performance; Eva Speer, Portland, Ore., painting; Amanda Valdez, Brooklyn, installation and printmaking; Eddie Villanueva, Milwaukee, and Deborah Zlotsky, Delmar, N.Y., painting.
The Bemis will accept applications for the second half of 2014 through Sept. 30. Artists who weren’t selected this time can reapply, said Adam Price, executive director. Visit www.bemiscenter.org/residency.
Gallery 72 hosts printmaker’s show
More than a half-century of printmaking is represented in the solo exhibition of Carol Summers’ work that opens Friday at Gallery 72, 1806 Vinton St.
An opening reception for “A Retrospective: 61 Years of Printmaking” will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. that day. facebook
A gallery talk will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Art historians consider Summers, 87, to be one of the few master printmakers alive. He was trained as a painter and was a master carpenter and cabinetmaker, but woodcuts became his specialty in the 1950s. He has lived and worked in California since the early 1970s.
His work is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment. For more information, visit gallery72.com.
Art quilt exhibit set in Fremont
The Nebraska Region of Studio Art Quilts Associates Inc. will open its first juried exhibit of art quilts Wednesday at Gallery 92 West in Fremont, Neb.
“Time Lines” will include 23 quilts by 13 fiber artists, and will be on view through June 30.
The quilts in the exhibit tell stories, use other media or techniques and push the limits of quiltmaking. Curator is Rebecca Lilly Segura; the juror was Carol Ann Waugh of Denver.