For more than three decades, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto’s Biennial has been one of the region’s premier venues for the exhibition of contemporary art from the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and beyond. Attracting a diverse array of talents, the exhibition features juried work in many media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography and fine crafts.
Originally established in 1982 as the Triennial, the exhibition eventually morphed into its present biennial format. In celebration of the Museum’s 40th anniversary, Biennial 2016 will offer a bigger, better exhibition than in recent years. For the first time in recent memory, awards jurying will be performed in person, and SAMA has revamped its merit awards, this year offering significantly higher cash prizes. Add in the Loretto Museum’s new state-of-the-art gallery lighting system and visitors will be in for a new Biennial experience. [...]
On view through January 28, Biennial 2016 offers 124 works by 96 artists and represents some of the finest art in this region. [...]
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website. More information about the exhibition is available on the museum website.