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"175th Open Annual Exhibition"
2000-02-09 until 2000-03-26
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN
New York, NY, USA United States of America

The Annual Exhibition at the National Academy of Design is America’s oldest, continuously held juried art competition. From founding members Asher B. Durand and Thomas Cole, to contemporary artists Chuck Close, Sue Coe, Robert Colescott, Robert Cottingham, Sam Gilliam, Maya Lin, Malcolm Morley, and Penelope Jencks, the Annual Exhibition has attracted America’s finest visual artists in the fields of painting, sculpture, graphics, and architecture. Every open year, over 2,000 artists from across the country compete for the honor of exhibiting in the National Academy's galleries, and for the over $40,000 in cash awards given to outstanding works in the show. Roughly 160 juried works -- painting, sculpture, watercolor, and graphics -- will be on view from February 9 through March 26, 2000, and will occupy all floors of gallery space.

Distinguished juries in each medium are elected by the membership of the Academy. Juries of selection are as follows: Painting: Pat Adams, Will Barnet, Harvey Dinnerstein, Lois Dodd, Yvonne Jacquette, Paul Resika, and Joseph Solman; Sculpture: Zenos Frudakis, Nathaniel Kaz, Harvey Weiss; Graphics: William Behnken, and John Ross.

Since its inception in 1919, the Henry War Ranger Fund has purchased and distributed more than 600 paintings produced by living American artists. The Academy’s Painting Awards Jury will purchase one painting through the Ranger Fund and the recipient will be announced at the February 9th Awards ceremony. Once purchased, the award stipulates that the painting will be donated to a nationally recognized museum selected by the Awards Committee. Initiated to stimulate public interest in the work of American painters, the Ranger Fund continues to play a crucial role in building the American collections of many public art institutions.

Over $40,000 in prizes will be distributed by the following Awards juries: Painting: William Bailey, Rosemarie Beck, Bernard Chaet, Janet Fish, Serge Hollerbach, James McGarrell, Nora Speyer; Sculpture: Barbara Lekberg, Bruno Lucchesi, and Robert White; Graphics: Robert Blackburn, Harvey Breverman, and Robert Kipness.


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