Sixth Annual Drawing Discourse Exhibition

Juror Val Britton Lecture Precedes the Opening Reception

January 16 – March 1, 2015
S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall
Opening Reception: January 16, 2015, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Val Britton Lecture: January 16, 2015, 5:00 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall
Both Events Free and Open to the Public

As part of an ongoing commitment to promote drawing practices in the visual arts, the Department of Art at UNC Asheville invited artists to submit entries to this international juried exhibition of contemporary drawing. UNC Asheville seeks to examine drawing as it is practiced and defined by today’s artists. In its sixth year, Drawing Discourse Exhibition, demonstrates the continued significance of drawing through both conventional and innovative methods. Acclaimed artist Val Britton juried 43 artists into the exhibition, including alumna Erin Canady (Class of 2011, BFA with a concentration in painting) from 379 artists who submitted 1,109 works (47 individual pieces selected) from 6 countries. Congratulations to artists in the exhibition: Tedd Anderson, Chad Andrews, Richard Barlow, Michael Baum, Katie Bocian, Deborah Bryan, Erin Canady, Paul Collins, Nicole Davenport, Sondra Dorn, Ron Fondaw, Marina Fridman, Patrick Gabler, Mateo Galvano, Carl Gombert, Robert Green, Jean Hess, Sarah Heyward, Farrar Hood, Nancy Ivanhoe, Jenifer Kent, Bryce Lafferty, Lindsey Landfried, Jill Lavetsky, Jung Ji Lee, Corwin Levi, Jenna Lynch, Meghan Olson, Aurora Pope, Gail Postal, Jessica Rogers, Amy Sacksteder, Patricia Schappler, Suzanne Schireson, Emily Sheehan, Randy Simmons, Rhonda Smith, Tanja Softic, Patricia Sonnino, Eric Sweet, Jill Taffet, Kathleen Thum, and Margi Weir.  Follow this link to view a sample of work selected.

Juror Val Britton received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from California College of the Arts. Exhibited both nationally and internationally, Britton's work is held in several public collections including the New York Public Library, the New York Historical Society, the Library of Congress, and the Alameda County Art Collection. Gallery exhibitions include the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Marine Santa Monica, the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Kala Art Institute, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Johansson Projects. Museum exhibitions include the San Jose Museum of Art, Katonah Museum of Art, and Nicolaysen Art Museum. Her work has been featured in New American Paintings, Sleek Magazine (Berlin), Invisible City (Melbourne), Artweek, Elephant, and The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography by Katharine Harmon. She has been awarded residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Ucross Foundation, Jentel Artist Residency Program, the Millay Colony for the Arts and Recology in San Francisco and received a Fellowship from Kala Art Institute. Recently the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, she lives and works in San Francisco, California.

Follow this link to visit Val Britton's webpage.