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"Arts Center selects juror for exhibition"
1999-08-29 until 1999-11-07
Peninsula Fine Arts Cente
Newport News, VA,
USA United States of America
Newport News, VA - The Peninsula Fine Arts Center is pleased to announce
that Kinshasha Holman Conwill will serve as juror for Juried Exhibition
1999 at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, August 28 - November 7, 1999. Ms.
Conwill selected, by slides, 99 works by 45 artists from 907 entries in all
media by 317 artists. Entries were received from 26 states, Washington,
D.C., the Virgin Islands, and Canada.
Ms. Conwill will discuss and show slides of the selections she made on
Saturday, August 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the John Gaines Theatre on the campus
of Christopher Newport University. She will also speak about the visual
arts and how they can be utilized to help strengthen communities. A brief
question and answer period will follow. Light refreshments, sponsored in
part by the Newport News Chapter of The Links, Inc., will be served.
At the exhibition's public reception, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, August 28, more
than $7,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to artists based on the juror's
recommendations. The most coveted award is a one-person exhibition at the
Center in the next year.
Ms. Conwill is the Director of The Studio Museum in Harlem, and has been
with the Museum since 1980. Previously, she was the Assistant Exhibit
Coordinator for the Museum of the American Indian in New York City, and Activities Coordinator for the Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House in Los
Angeles. She is a practicing visual and performance artist, and also
serves on numerous Boards throughout the country, including the Andy Warhol
Foundation for the Visual Arts, New Visions, and the Municipal Art Society of New York.