2022 Juried Exhibition: As We Tilt Toward the Sun
June 17-July 9, 2022
Juror: Janie Cohen, Director, Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont
Juror’s Recognition Awards Announced at the Opening Reception:
AVA Gallery and Art Center’s is pleased to present the 2022 Juried Exhibition: As We Tilt Toward the Sun. Artists were invited to submit works relating to themes of solstice, time, process, change and new beginnings. The works in the exhibit were chosen from 105 entries; 68 works by 46 artists were selected. Four artists will be chosen for Juror’s Recognition Awards. The award-winning artists will receive a cash award and a solo exhibition in the 2023 season.
Juror Statement: “The title for this summer’s exhibition at AVA could not be more timely, in both its literal and its metaphorical sense. Themes related to it: time, process, change, solstice, and new beginnings spoke directly to us as another slow, Covid winter wound down and we tilted toward, and turned our faces to, the warming sun. At the same time, these themes carry a deeper meaning for artists and for all of us as we start year three of an altered world – altered dramatically by the pandemic and its impact on the economy and on our lives, by an ever-more polarized country, by long-overdue reckonings with racism. The past few years have brought deeply felt changes: both by necessity and by choice, and with those changes, many endings and new beginnings. The artists selected for the exhibition work in a rich range of mediums, imagery, and concepts, selected nevertheless with an eye on a certain cohesiveness among the diverse works. The works submitted and the works selected, more than anything, remind me that change is a natural process, as are our responses to it. Both nature and art can help us remember that we will always tilt toward the sun again, we will always have the opportunity for new beginnings, whether in the studio or in our lives.” — Janie Cohen, Director, Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont.
The 2022 AVA Gallery Juried Exhibition: As We Tilt Toward the Sun, opening reception, will be held Friday, June 17, 5-7 PM, and is free and open to the public, and is a great opportunity to meet the artists. The exhibition will be up through July 9. Also showing, new outdoor sculpture in Kira’s Memorial Garden at AVA: Nira Granott Fox, Bruce Hathaway, Blaze Konefal.
Gaal Shepherd Crowl
Meg Houston Maker
Caitlin La Dolce
Anne Cogbill Rose