Suzanne McClelland (MFA 1989 Fine Arts), BFA Fine Arts Department faculty member John Newman, and Elizabeth Peyton (BFA 1987 Fine Arts) are among the 38 contemporary artists chosen to exhibit work in the American Academy of Arts and Letters 2012 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, on view through April 15 at the Academy, 633 West 155 Street. More than 110 paintings, photographs, sculptures, and works on paper will be shown by artists that were chosen from a pool of nearly 175 artists nominated by Academy members.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters was established in 1898 by a Congressional charter and works to sustain an interest in literature, music, and the fine arts by identifying and encouraging individual artists through the administration of awards and prizes, exhibiting art and manuscripts, funding staged readings and performances of new works, and purchasing works of art to be donated to museums. To learn more about the Academy and its programs, visit their website.
Image: John Newman, yellow dipped hawaiian drawing, 2005, colored pencil, pencil, china marker, ink collage on paper, 32.625″ x 20.875″.