Danforth Art Museum\School presents the Danforth Art Annual: 2016 Juried Exhibition (formerly Off the Wall and Community of Artists), a highly anticipated exhibition featuring some of the top artistic talent in New England. One hundred forty three works (143) by one hundred thirty five artists (135) at all stages of their careers were selected for the exhibition by Danforth Art Curator and 2016 Juror Jessica Roscio. The exhibition includes both artists who may be familiar to our audiences and those who are new to Danforth Art.
“The range of media and themes represented made the selection process incredibly difficult." says Jessica Roscio. "I was excited to see new takes on traditional media, such as sculpture, painting, and printmaking."
Juror’s Choice Prizes will include a First Prize of $500, Second Prize of $250, Third Prize of $100, and three, non-monetary honorable mentions. In addition, two non-monetary prizes—MetroWest Artist Award and Emerging Artist Award—will be selected by Danforth Art’s Curator Jessica Roscio.
The Prilla Smith Brackett Prize will be awarded to a female artist with demonstrated excellence in a body of artistic work, who has never before been recognized with a solo museum exhibition, and who has had one or more works selected for inclusion in the Danforth Art Annual: 2016 Juried Exhibition. Danforth Art will narrow selections first to three finalists in early August before the close of the exhibition. After further review of more complete bodies of their work, the inaugural prize winner will be announced in the fall. The prize-winning artist will receive their first solo museum exhibition at Danforth Art in spring 2017. The Prilla Smith Brackett Prize was established in 2016 through an endowment from visual artist Prilla Smith Brackett of Boston, Massachusetts.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website
See museum website for list of selected artists