International & National Exhibitions
UPDATE: COVID-19 Impact On National Juried Exhibitions in the United States
Most National Juried annual exhibitions across the U.S. have decided to have "virtual" exhibitions through the remainder of the calendar year 2020. This includes all of the major New York City exhibitions, which typically are held at the Salmagundi Art Club in Greenwich Village or other galleries. Berne's newest sculptures have been juried into a number of upcoming virtual National exhibits, and the link to these exhibitions will be posted below as they become available. Some of these virtual exhibitions will also be holding virtual opening receptions & awards ceremonies via Zoom, Skype, or other video platforms, and the invitation info regarding live video receptions will also be posted below.
10th Annual "Art & Earth" Juried National Exhibition
The juror’s selections are in for the Tenth Annual Art and Earth National Juried Exhibit and we are very pleased to announce that Barbara Berne Smith’s porcelain sculpture, titled “ There ! ” will be in the exhibit.
The juror, Janis Goodman, selected 42 works by 39 artists out of 194 works submitted by 78 artists from 19 states. The exhibit will be on display from April 1 – May 16, 2020. All are invited to the opening reception and awards presentation on Sunday, April 5 from 2-4pm
at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV, 25401. The exhibit has the theme ‘Art and Earth: My Art – My World’. Works reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme.
The juror for the 2020 exhibit is Janis Goodman, Professor of Fine Art, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, The George Washington University, Washington, DC. Janis Goodman is a Washington, DC-based artist and one of the founders of the arts group, Workingman Collective. She was awarded a Franz and Virginia Bader Award and DC Commission on the Arts Grant in 2018. She is also the art reviewer for the ‘Around Town’ feature on PBS Channel 26 WETA, Washington, DC.
“I was so pleased to find so many of the submissions visually interesting and compelling. As a juror, I look for three things and how they balance each other: content, imagery and technique. I additionally use this criteria for critiquing my students work at the Corcoran College of Art. In many cases the narrative or description was very interesting but I felt the work did not hold up craft wise. In other instances, the technique was strong but the imagery was not convincing. Each one of the artists chosen possesses a notable affinity with the subject of Art and the Earth or My art-My World. It is no small thing to tackle such a huge topic with integrity, innovation and skill. The environment is a precious thing which we as artists must honor and protect.
I believe the artists selected represent an interesting range of mediums, views and images. I think the works will communicate with one another and reinforce this idea of the artist as steward of the planet and valuable citizen.” – Janis Goodman
Maryland Federation of Art "Small Wonders" International Exhibition
Barbara Berne's Smith porcelain sculpture titled "Last Warning" has been juried into the Maryland Federation of Art 17th Annual "Small Wonders" International Exhibition Maryland Federation of Arts website. This work will be on display at the Circle Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland, December 4th - December 23rd, 2019 (opening reception & awards on December 5th, 6-8pm) The juror for selection and awards is Ms. Linda Crocker Simmons, who has worked in the art museum field for over 40 years, 26 of them as the Curator for the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. She has held the title of Curator Emerita since 1998. More info and directions can be obtained by clicking on the website link above.
The American Artists Professional League
Barbara Berne Smith's porcelain sculpture titled "Young Mother Caught Out" has been juried into the 91st Annual American Artists Professional League Grand (AAPL) National Exhibition AAPL website . This work will be on display in New York City, November 11th - November 22nd, 2019 at the Salmagundi Art Club located at 47 Fifth Avenue. Salmagundi Art Club website FLASH!! Juror Dr. Adam Eaker, a curator at the NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art, selected "Young Mother Caught Out" for an artistic excellence award to be presented at a reception on November 17th, 2-3pm.
Audubon Artists Inc.
Barbara Berne Smith's most recently completed sculpture titled "Young Mother Caught Out" has been juried into the 77th Annual Audubon Artists Inc. National Exhibition Audubon Artists website This work will be on display in New York City, October 28th - November 8th 2019, at the Salmagundi Art Club located at 47 Fifth Ave. Salmagundi Art Club website
Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Exhibition
Barbara Berne Smith's "Trophy Hunter" has been juried into the SAAG National Open Exhibition that will be held at the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Center in Blue Ridge, GA (October 9 - November 9, 2019). Blue Ridge Arts Center website
CWA 90th Annual National Exhibition
Barbara Berne Smith's "Trophy Hunter" has been juried into another major exhibition by Juror Ms. Ann H. Sievers, Director and Curator, Art Museum of University of St. Joseph. This CWA exhibit will be held at Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT, from Saturday June 15, 2019 through Friday, September 13, 2019. Opening Reception & Award Ceremony is Saturday June 22, 1-3pm.
Dimensions: 10h x 22w x 11d