September 6 - October 12, 2013
We are pleased to announce the juror for this year's National Exhibition
April Gornik has been a seminal member of New York’s thriving art scene since the late 1970s. Dominated by sky and devoid of people, Gornik’s dramatic landscapes— luminously lit and eerie—demand a powerful emotional response. Stylistically mature and graceful, Gornik’s work reflects an artist confident with her talent, channeling an assuredness that is manifested in her breathtaking panoramas. In 2003, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from Guild Hall Museum, and she was the Neuberger Museum of Art Annual Honoree in 2004. In 2006, Hudson Hills Press and the Neuberger Museum published a monograph of her meditative paintings, drawings, and photographs, co-written by art historian Donald Kuspit. Ms. Gornik’s works are in the permanent collections of Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY, The Jewish Museum, New York City, NY, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY Museum of Modern Art, NY, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.