Louisiana Purchase: 2nd National Biennial Juried Exhibition (2013)

January 15 – February 19, 2013

Louisiana Purchase: 2nd National Biennial Juried Exhibition
F. Elizabeth Bathea Gallery and Mary Wilfred Moffett Gallery

Tuesday, February 19, 5 – 7 pm
Please join us for a closing reception!

Award Winners
Best in Show, $500 and a solo show in Mary Moffett Gallery in 2013/14
Gregory Martin
Juror’s Choice, $300
Jennifer Torres
Honorable Mention, $100
Tamara Robertson
Honorable Mention, $100
Alison A. Smith

Louisiana Purchase is the School of Art’s second national juried exhibition. This is a multi-media show for two and three dimensional works exploring any theme. The School of Art received over 165 submissions for a total of over 800 artworks, many of which were from our region. The overwhelming response reflects a continued commitment and passion for the arts in our communities. We hope that the exhibition not only highlights regional artists, but also exposes all of us to contemporary works created around the country.

After a difficult deliberation, juror Dr. Paul Manoguerra chose 49 artists to share their work in the exhibition. The School of Art would like to thank all of the artists that submitted to the show and encourage all to apply again in 2015.

As juror for this exhibition, and given the types of art entered via the submission process, I elected to make use of the title and its reference to the early-19th-century land deal negotiated by Thomas Jefferson, and to focus on a single exhibition theme: landscape and the human presence within the landscape. Artists accepted for the biennial display made excellent, contemporary visual use of landscape imagery and environmental motifs: beauty, sublimity, history, maps, agriculture, flora, fauna, shelter, and industry, among others. And, although the call for entries was open to all media, a majority of the works submitted were photographs. As such, photographs of landscapes and the human impact on landscapes compose a significant portion of Louisiana Purchase.”
-juror, Dr. Paul Manogeurra

Juror: Dr. Paul Manoguerra
Dr. Paul Manoguerra is the Chief Curator and Curator of American Art at the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia. During his decade of service to the museum, he has worked as curator on several award-winning exhibitions, including Classic Ground: Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Painting and the Italian Encounter, The American Scene on Paper: Prints and Drawings from the Schoen Collection and Amazing Grace: Self-Taught Artists from the Mullis Collection. Before coming to the University of Georgia, he previously worked in curatorial roles at the Kresge Art Museum, the Paine Art Center & Gardens, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and taught arts appreciation, art history, and humanities courses at Kalamazoo College, Western Michigan University, and Lansing Community College. The author of the Georgia Museum of Art’s catalogue, One Hundred American Paintings, Dr. Manoguerra earned his PhD in American Studies from Michigan State University in 2002.

Participating Artists
Chris Bennett, Cynthia Brinich-Langlois, Will Brooks, Damon Caldwell, Joshua Chambers, Donald Clark, Hannah Cooper, Julie Crews, Barbara Diener, Jake Dugard, Kelsey Floyd, Barbara Fontaine-White, Adam Forrester, Ernie Fournet, Janet Frankovic, Terri Garland, Corey George, Sarah Gibbons, Jay Gould, Camden Hardy, Jeanette Hart-Mann, Peter Hay, Charles Heck, Frank Herbert, Michael Herres, Beverly Hertler, David Holcombe, Rebecca Hopp, Caroline Houdek, Jaime Johnson, Keri Keener, Kay Knight, Michael Leggero, Marc Leone, Sophia Maras, Gregory Martin, Andy Mattern, Peter Milder, Adam Neese, James Osborne IV, Pat Owens, Tamara Robertson, Catie Colvin Sampson, Alison Smith, Kristina Smith, Jacquelyn Sparks, Traci Stover, Jennifer Torres, Michael Yankowski

Click here to download the Exhibition Booklet.