For the second year in a row, another cityscape by Daniel Austin, "9th and Parade," has been selected to appear in the 95th Annual Erie Art Museum Spring Show. Jurist Wendy Maruyama, celebrated furniture maker, artist, and educator, selected 102 works (showcasing 95 artists) to appear out of 643 entries by 294 artists.
"Overall, I tried to show a range of works. There were SO many stellar submissions that it became an issue of rejecting work NOT because it was poor, but because the space has limits, and I personally do not like to see a crowded exhibition. Sometimes I had to shift my strategy on my evaluation process. For example, if there were three paintings I loved but each had, let's say, crows, or trees as a central element, it came down to choosing the strongest depiction overall," declared Murayama in her juror statement.
The show runs from April 21 to July 1, 2018.