06 June 2009


FASEM is the Fine Artists of Southeast Minnesota. There's going to be a show in June & July here in Winona and one of my mosaics are going to be in it - Mackenzie in the Garden with Bees.

From the Prospectus:

Exhibition Dates, Receptions
The exhibition will open Friday, June 19 and continue through July 26, 2009. Receptions at both galleries are scheduled for June 19 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.The artists and the public are invited to attend.

The exhibition will be judged by Theresa Downing, former curator at the Minnesota Museum of American Art in St.Paul (2004-2008). Her exhibitions there include: George Morrison: Finding Abstraction, Coming of Age: Photographing the Journey, Crate 1 of 2: Paintings and Sculpture from the Collection and Hot Ink: Comic Art in Minnesota. Downing previously worked for the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis where she curated The Artist & War and co-curated the permanent collection reinstallation for the Weisman's 10th anniversary in 2003. In 2006, Downing proposed the concept for and juried a national call-for-entry exhibition, SUPERvision: Responding to the Rise of Surveillance Technology, sponsored by the Foster Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Originally from Wichita, KS, Downing holds degrees in German and Art andDesign from the University of Kansas.

Cash prizes of $1000 for 1st, $500 for 2nd and $250 for 3rd place.


I have volunteered to help install the show. Walking around looking at the artwork it seemed, at a quick glance, that 90% of it was 2-D work. There were a few sculptural pieces, but most of the work would be hung on the walls. That's okay with me. I can hang a show fairly quickly.

The work is going to be divided between two galleries - the Watkins Gallery at Winona State University, and the Lilllian Davis Hogan Gallery at Saint Mary's University.

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