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Western States, 03rd Biennial

DATES June 06, 1986 through August 05, 1986
  • June 6, 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

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1971 - 1988. 1986, 032-36.
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