64 Arts National Juried Exhibition

64 Arts welcomes the work of 40 artists from across the U.S to our BCA gallery. Our 2017 juror, Lucas Cowan, has titled this collection Fractal Thoughts due to the pattern of archetypes that unfolded throughout the curatorial process. The work on display creates a balance between order and chaos. Much like the scientific and psychological aspect of fractals, each artwork represented in this exhibit is an extension of an idea from a diverse community of artists throughout the United States. Please join us for the opening reception 5-7pm Friday, September 8. Awards will be presented by Cowan at 6pm. The exhibit be will on display August 29 - October 7. See you in the gallery!

2017 Award Winners
Ceramics Award
Sponsored by Anonymous
Janis Mars Wunderlich “Rocking the Boat”
Works on Paper Award
Sponsored by Harlow & Lila Blum
Austin Cathey “Recalled Fragility”
James Keefe Photography Award
Sponsored by Grant & Emily Minor
Christopher Priebe “Marcella”
Sculpture Award
Sponsored by Blick Art Materials
Thad Duhigg “Presence”
Mixed Media Award
Sponsored by Blick Art Materials
Bob Barnett
Mary Citarella
Deborah Forbes
Joe Forbes
Stephen Geiger
Alex Hutton
Mikey Monson
Lynn Muniz
Irina Portnyagina
Katy Purtee
Steven Purtee
Dana Walker
Painting Award
Sponsored by OSF Holy Family Medical Center
Jacob Child “Deadly Forms”
Lonnie Eugene Stewart  Special 2017 Sculpture Award
Lisa Marie Barber “Brownish Girl”
Mary Jane Twomey Best of Show Award
Sponsored by Twomey Foundation
Christine Alfery “The Journey”

Deadline for Entry: Thursday, June 15
Delivery of Works: August 1 - 19
Exhibition Dates: August 29 - October 7
Opening Reception: 5-7pm Friday, September 8
Awards presented at 6pm

Juror: Lucas Cowan, Public Art Curator

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Buchanan Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Lucas Cowan as the 2017 juror for this year’s 64 Arts National Juried Exhibition. Cowan became The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy’s first Public Art Curator in 2014. Previously he directed the Public Art Program for the Maryland State Arts Council, where he spearheaded the passage of legislation requiring all state-funded capital projects to include public art in their construction, and was the Senior Curator of Exhibits for Millennium Park and the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture in Chicago, IL. He has curated and managed dozens of public art commissions and exhibitions of work by artists such as: Mark di Suvero, Jun Kaneko, Thomas Sayre, Shinique Smith, Sui Jianguo, and Lawrence Weiner. Cowan has served on juries and panels across the United States, and has consulted on cultural park planning for cities such as San Francisco and Chicago. Cowan was most recently elected to the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Council and previously served on the board of trustees for the International Sculpture Center, publishers of Sculpture magazine. Cowan is a founding member of the Advisory Council for Cold Hollow Sculpture Park in Vermont.