bestnom1000x50

New England Art Awards honor Maine artists

The New England Art Awards, organized by the New England Journal of Aesthetic Research, run by Greg Cook, who is also a Boston Phoenix arts writer, have announced this year's winners, who include several Mainers.

Critics and readers alike voted on the selections. Here are the winners (those from Maine, or regarding exhibits in Maine, are in bold):


FULL LIST OF WINNERS:

Artists

Book

People's choice: Michael Russem of Kat Ran Press in Cambridge and Florence, Mass., publisher of 'The Certainty of Numbers,' written by Bruce Snider and illustrated by Michael Russem.

Critics' pick: Brian Vanden Brink of Camden, Maine, "Ruin."

Drawing/Printmaking

Critics' pick: Steve Locke of Boston at Samson.

People's choice: Mary O'Malley of Somerville, Mass., in "Economies of Scale,” Miller Block.

Installation

Critics' pick and people's choice: Maria Magdalena Campos Pons and the students of her School of the Museum of Fine Arts Installation Art class, "War-room" installation and special projects for "Sleep No More" in Brookline, Mass.

New Media

Critics' pick: Brian Knep of Cambridge at Tufts.

People's choice: Krzysztof Wodiczko of Cambridge, New York and Warsaw, Poland, at ICA.

Painting

Critics' pick and people's choice: Mark Wethli of Brunswick, Maine, at Icon Contemporary Art.

Photography

People's choice: Isa Leshko of Salem, Mass., (now Houston) in "The Boston Drawing Project 10 Years On and Going Strong” at Carroll and Sons, “New England Photograpy Biennial” at Danforth, and Susan Maasch Fine Art in Portland.

Critics' pick: John O'Reilly of Worcester at Yezerski.

Sculpture

Critics' pick: Darren Foote of Providence at Rotenberg.

People's choice: Christy Georg of Boston at Simmons College’s Trustman Art Gallery.

Performance or spectacle

Critics' pick: Bread and Puppet Theater of Glover, Vt., performances in Vermont, at BCA and Spontaneous Celebrations in Boston.

People's choice: Honk Parade in Somerville and Cambridge.

Career survey

People's choice: Gerry Bergstein of Cambridge, at Danforth Museum.

Critics' pick: Robert Indiana of Vinalhaven Island, Maine, at Farnsworth Museum.

Standout work by a local artist in a group show

People's choice (tie):

Alexi Antoniadis of Newtonville and Nico Stone of Chelsea in "Salt of the Earth," Montserrat.

Sand T of Malden, Mass., SHOW #54 at SNO in Sydney, Australia.

Critics' pick:

Georgie Friedman of Boston "Geyser" at BC as part of Cyberarts Fest and "Spiraling Water" in "H20: Film on Water" in Newport, NH.

Solo show by local artist (or collaborative)

Critics' pick (tie):

Anna Hepler of Portland at Montserrat.

The Miracle 5 of Somerville at Space 242.

People's choice:

Anna Hepler of Portland at Montserrat.

Public Exposure (public performance, sculpture, street art, scandalous arrest, etc.):

People's choice and critics' pick: Protests at Rose Art Museum, Brandeis.

 

Curators

Solo show of an artist from Away

Critics' pick and people's choice: "Shepard Fairey: Supply and Demand" Emily Moore Brouillet and Pedro Alonzo at ICA.

Concept/theme show

Critics' pick and people's choice: "Twilight" Lauren Fensterstock at Maine College of Art’s Institute of Contemporary Art.

Group show featuring local artists

People's choice: “Megapolis Audio Festival” Justin Grotelueschen and Nick van der Kolk.

Critics' pick: “Portland Museum of Art Biennial” Jurors Elizabeth Burke, Dan Graham, and Denise Markonish.

Historical show

Critics' pick and people's choice: "Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice" Frederick Ilchman at MFA.

Local curator of locally-made art

People's choice: Maya Allison for "Pixilerations [V.6]: The Great Disruption", "Book as Post Modern Medium" (with Jesse Smith), “Collective Access” at 5 Traverse.

Critics' pick: Katherine French Boston Expressionism (David Aronson, Henry Schwartz, Gerry Bergstein) at Danforth.
 

| More


ADVERTISEMENT
 Friends' Activity   Popular 
All Blogs
Follow the Phoenix
  • newsletter
  • twitter
  • facebook
  • youtube
  • rss
ADVERTISEMENT
Latest Comments
ADVERTISEMENT
Search Blogs
 
Links
Strange Maine - winner, The Best Blog, Portland Phoenix, 2008
Black Bird Legal Collective - A Portland-based legal-activist group
DowneastBlog - You tell us what they think
Local Foodie - Portland-based local-foods blog
Media Nation - A media-watch column by journalism professor and Phoenix contributor Dan Kennedy
Organizing Notes - Comments from Maine peace-and-justice activist Bruce Gagnon
Portland Greens - Updates from Portland's Green Party
Portland on Wikipedia - See what the crowdsourcing crowd is saying
Where There's Wil, There's Always A Way - winner, The Best Blog, Portland Phoenix, 2007
Portland Museum of Art blog -
Have Faith In Worthless Knowledge - The SPACE Gallery blog
Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition - Activists for prisoners' rights
About Town Archives