75th Annual Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition
April 27-June 1, 2013
Art Work Pick Up: June 2 & 3 / 10am-4pm in the lobby
The Annual Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition has often been referred to as the opening of the Art Season on the East End. It is a lively and vibrant exhibition that typically features works in every medium from more than 450 of Guild Hall’s artist members.
This year marks the 75th Anniversary for the Annual Members Exhibition. In honor of this year, we will be adding a new award: Best Interpretation of the 75th/Diamond Anniversary theme.
Every year, Guild Hall is privileged to attract nationally recognized persons in the art world to serve as Awards Jurors for this exhibition. Elizabeth Sussman, Curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art, will serve as this year’s juror. She curated the 2012 and 1993 Whitney Biennials.
Winner of the Top Honors award receives a solo exhibition in Guild Hall’s Spiga Gallery. Other awards are presented for Best Representational Painting, Best Abstract Painting, Best Sculpture, Best Work on Paper, Best Mixed Media, Best Photograph and numerous Honorable Mention citations, along with the $250 Catherine and Theo Hios Landscape Award and the Best New Member Artist presented to one artist who is new to the members exhibition or who has not entered in the past five years.
The exhibition is organized by Michelle Klein, Assistant Curator/Registrar/Lewis B. Cullman Education Associate, with the installation supervised by Christina Mossaides Strassfield, Director/Chief Curator of Guild Hall Museum.
Free admission courtesy of sponsor Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery
Elisabeth Sussman is Curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Most recently, along with co-curator Jay Sanders, she curated the 2012 Whitney Biennial. She was recently awarded by the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College the 2013 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence. Previously, she co-curated the exhibition Paul Thek: Diver, A Retrospective with Lynn Zelevansky. Diver was awarded the AICA award for best monographic show in New York (2011). She has organized a number of other Whitney exhibitions including William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008 (2008); Gordon Matta-Clark: “You Are the Measure” (2007); Remote Viewing: Invented Worlds in Recent Painting and Drawing (2005); Mike Kelley: Catholic Tastes (1993); Nan Goldin: I’ll Be Your Mirror (1996), with David Armstrong; Keith Haring (1997); and the Museum’s 1993 Biennial Exhibition. Sussman has also co-curated two exhibitions on the work of Eva Hesse as well as Diane Arbus: Revelations (200). Elisabeth Sussman was a Fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation at the Rockefeller Study and Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy in 1999. She was a fellow at the Getty Research Institute in 2003. Before coming to the Whitney, Sussman served as Interim Director (1991) and Deputy Director for Programs (1989-91) at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Also at the ICA, she was Chief Curator from 1982 to 1989, and Curator from 1976 to 1982. She has taught at M.I.T. and Tufts.