Exhibitions: Western States, 03rd Biennial

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    Western States, 03rd Biennial

    • Dates: June 6, 1986 through August 5, 1986
    • Collections: American Art
    Press Releases ?
    • Summer 1986: NEW YORK, February 13 -- The Third Western States Exhibition, an assembly of 127 works by 45 artists currently working in the Western United States, will open June 6 at The Brooklyn Museum in New York. A project of the Santa Fe based Western States Arts Foundation, organized in cooperation with The Brooklyn Museum, the exhibition will remain on view through August 5.

      Philip Morris Companies Inc., sponsor of the first and second Western States Exhibitions, is also the corporate sponsor of the current exhibition. Additional support for the entire exhibition series has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. The series aims at showcasing a wide cross-section of the western region’s contemporary art and bringing to national and international attention those artists normally not recognized outside their regions.

      The current exhibition is the largest and most comprehensive to date. Represented are 19 painters, 12 sculptors, 7 photographers and 7 multi-media artists (see attached complete list of artists). Artists were nominated by curators, artists and other art professionals from all 14 states. After reviewing the work of the 500 nominated artists, curator Charlotta Kotik, The Brooklyn Museum’s curator of contemporary art, traveled some 42,000 miles through 14 states to make studio visits to over 130 of the artists. They were viewed in a full range of working environments, including renovated barns, storefronts, trailer parks, garages, warehouses, old adobes, mountain cabins and under coconut palms.

      The fully illustrated catalogue, also made possible by Philip Morris Companies Inc., contains an essay by curator Kotik and biographies of all participating artists.

      After leaving Brooklyn, the exhibition will tour to the southern and western United States through May 1988. The scheduled exhibition sites are: New Orleans Contemporary Art Center; J.B. Speed Museum, Louisville; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; San Antonio Museum of Art; Yellowstone Art Center, Billings; Palm Springs Desert Museum, and San Jose Museum of Art (see attached tour dates).

      The Brooklyn Museum, located at 200 Eastern Parkway, is open 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; Saturday, 11:00-6:00 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00-6:00 P.m.; holidays, 1:00-5:00 p.m. and is closed Tuesdays.

      Suggested admission fee is $2.00; for students with valid identification, $1.00. Museum members, senior citizens and children under 12 years accompanied by an adult are admitted free.

      The Western States Exhibition Series was launched in 1978. Western States Arts Foundation members are: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming and Washington State, an Affiliate Member. California and Texas also participate. In addition, the Foundation operates programs in the literary and performing arts, including the Western States Book Awards and the Performing Arts Tour.


      In New York:
      Arthur Lindo
      The Brooklyn Museum
      200 Eastern Parkway
      Brooklyn, NY 11238
      (718) 638-5000 Ext. 330

      Carole Sorell/Susan Long
      Carole Sorell Incorporated
      345 East 56th Street
      New York, NY 10022
      (212) 753-5731

      In Santa Fe:
      Cheryl Alters Jamison
      Western States Arts Foundation
      207 Shelby Street
      Suite 200
      Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
      (505) 988-1166


      DAVID AIRHART; Boise, Idaho; Painting
      RUDY AUTIO; Missoula, Montana; Sculpture
      CHARLOTTE BENDER; Tucson, Arizona; Painting
      GAY BLOCK; Houston, Texas; Photography
      DEREK BOSHIER; Houston, Texas; Painting
      MARSHA BURNS; Seattle, Washington; Photography
      DEBORAH BUTTERFIELD; Bozeman, Montana; Sculpture
      SQUEAK CARNWATH; Oakland, California; Painting
      ROBERT D. COCKE; Tempe, Arizona; Painting
      EILEEN COWIN; Culver City, California; Photography
      FERNANDA D ‘AGOSTINO; Missoula, Montana; Sculpture
      MARK DAUGHHETEE; Juneau, Alaska; Photography
      RICK DILLINGHAM; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Sculpture
      JAMES DRAKE; El Paso, Texas; Sculpture
      HARRY FRITZIUS; San Francisco, California; Painting
      DEWITT GODFREY; Houston, Texas; Multi-Discipline
      DOUGLAS KENT HALL; Alcalde, New Mexico; Photography
      GOODWIN HARDING; Nescowin, Oregon; Photography
      RANDY HOKUSHIN; Haleiwa, Hawaii; Sculpture
      RICHARD IBACH; Spokane, Washington; Painting
      DEAN JOHNSON; Cheyenne, Wyoming; Sculpture
      PAT KLEIN; Emeryville, California; Painting
      DAVID KRAISLER; Scottsdale, Arizona; Sculpture
      SHERRY MARKOVITZ; Seattle, Washington; Multi-Discipline
      ANITA MARGRILL; San Francisco, California; Multi-Discipline
      MELISSA MILLER; Austin, Texas; Painting
      NANCY TOKAR MILLER; Tucson, Arizona; Painting
      JOAN MYERS; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Photography
      SABINA OTT; Los Angeles, California; Painting
      CHARLES PIQUE; Oracle, Arizona; Painting
      JANIS PROVISOR; Carbondale, Colorado; Painting
      LOUIS RECCHIA; Berthoud, Colorado; Painting
      JOSE LUIS RODRIGUEZ; Boise, Idaho; Painting
      AUDREY ROLL-PREISSLER; Lander, Wyoming; Multi-Discipline
      MICK SHELDON; Reno, Nevada; Multi-Discipline
      CATHY LYNN SHER; Lava Hot Springs, Idaho; Sculpture
      GARY E. SMITH; Highland, Utah; Painting
      ROBERT WADE; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Multi-Discipline
      CHRISTOPHER WARNER; Billings, Montana; Painting
      JOHN WENGER; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Painting
      SUZANNE WOLFE; Honolulu, Hawaii; Sculpture
      DICK WRAY; Houston, Texas; Painting
      BOYD R. WRIGHT; Ojai, California; Sculpture
      PHYLLIS A. YES; Portland, Oregon; Multi-Discipline
      PATRICK ZENTZ; Laurel, Montana; Sculpture

      Third Western States Exhibition
      Tour Dates

      The Brooklyn Museum
      Brooklyn, NY
      June 6, 1986 - August 5, 1986

      New Orleans Contemporary Art Center
      New Orleans, LA
      October 18, 1986 - November 30, 1986

      *J B. Speed Museum
      Louisville, KY
      January 2, 1987 - February 22, 1987

      Colorado Springs Fine Art Center
      Colorado Springs, CO
      March 14, 1987 - May 17, 1987

      San Antonio Museum of Art
      San Antonio, TX
      June 7, 1987 - August 24, 1987

      Yellowstone Art Center
      Billings, MT
      September 12, 1987 - October 25, 1987

      Palm Springs Desert Museum
      Palm Springs, CA
      November 20, 1987 - January 10, 1988

      San Jose Museum of Art
      San Jose, CA
      February 5, 1988 - April 3, 1988

      * Still tentative

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