We've always had a focus on local artists, but for one exhibit we opened out call to artist across the country. We received an overwhelming number of submissions from all over the country, from Boston to Wisconsin to Los Angeles. Our jurors worked extremely hard and brought the best from across the country to Albany.
David Rose - Santa Rosa, CA
Marilia Lutz - Oakland, CA
Martin Rowe - Rhinelander, WI
Michelle Rial - Serena, IL
Hannah Rosenberg - Richmond, CA
The artists chosen for the National Juried Exhibit were selected from a large group of talented artists from across the country by Albany, CA-based jurors Susan Adame, and Karin C. Nelson.
Susan Adame is a past president of ACCI Gallery in Berkeley, has been involved with public art for the City of Albany for three decades, has organized art fairs for the Chamber of Commerce, and has continued her career as a fine artist during this time. Susan currently creates mixed media collages and paintings.
Karin C. Nelson is currently an independent curator and arts consultant who holds the position of Research Associate at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco. Ms. Nelson has served as a curator and coordinated numerous exhibitions, and is a member of the Public Art Advisory Committee of the Alameda County Arts Commission, representing District 5 (Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, and North Oakland). She was also a member of the City of Albany's Arts Committee for five years.