Viridian's 29th Annual International Juried Exhibition

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1st prize: "Cherry Pickers", 2018 Mixed Media Quilt 43" X 33" © Beverly Smith
2nd prize: " Metamorphosis", 2018 Oil On Linen 6’ X 5’ © Song Park
3rd prize: "Soft", 2018 Digital Photograph On Metal 24" X 16" © Samantha Lamprecht
“Unrequieted”, 2018 Stoneware, Upholstered Table 45" X 14" X 14" © Sara Catapano
“Pia Mater”, 2018 Ceramic 60 “ X 8" X 6" © Joan Harmon
“Between”, 2018 Pigmented Wax, Fabric, Wire, Wood, Canvas 30" X 24" X 10.5" © Chellis Baird
"Untitled", 2018 Oil Paint And Photo Collage On Wood 48" X 36" © Jingmei Han
“Mute”, 2018 Gouache On Paper 22" X 28" © Hyun Jung Ji
Viridian's 29th Annual International Juried Exhibition

548 West 28th St (6th Floor, Suite # 632)
10001 New York City
June 19th, 2018 - July 14th, 2018
Opening: June 21st, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

(212) 414-4040
Tue-Sat 12-6
free admission



548 WEST 28TH STREET between 10th & 11th Ave., NEW YORK, NY, 10001                                      TEL 212-414-4040                                            

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                 Please List

 Viridian's 29th Annual International Juried Exhibition

Juried by Johanna Burton, Curator at the New Museum

June 19– July 14, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 21, 6-8 pm

Panel Discussion: Thursday, July 12, 7pm

With Ms. Burton and a selection of the participating artists

1st prize - Beverly Smith 2nd prize - Song Park 3rd prize - Samantha Lamprecht

Shayee Awoyomi, Chellis Baird, David Bartlett, M. Mark Bauer, Sara Catapano, Andrew Chalfen ,

Christopher Daniggelis, Gina DeCagna, Uday Dhar, Steph Gorin, Maki  Hajikano, Jingmei Han,

Joan Harmon, You Jin Jeong, Hyun Jung Ji, Betsy Meyer, Heidi Nam, Irmgard Reiter, Maria Santiago,

Bushra Shamma, Nadia Yaron, Zach Zecha.


Chelsea: Viridian Artists Inc. is pleased to present our 29th International Juried Exhibition curated by   Johanna Burton, Curator at the New Museum. The exhibition opens June 19th and continues through July 14th, 2018. In celebration, a special reception will be held on Thursday, June 21st, 6-8pm. We are especially pleased to present cash awards to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of this important competition that brings the art of emerging and under-recognized artists to the attention of museum curators.

Ms. Burton was selected to be this year’s juror of our annual competition because of a recent exhibition she curated at New Museum entitled “Trigger” that included much fascinating art addressing many issues particularly relevant in today’s world.

As always, Viridian makes a concerted effort to expand the opportunities for outstanding artists’ work to be seen and exhibited. Consequently, the gallery director, Vernita Nemec, also selects artwork from those submitted that will be viewable in digital form. We hope to exhibit those Ms. Nemec has selected in another exhibit entitled “Director’s Choice” during next season. We feel it important to tangibly demonstrate that curatorial choice is often as much about personal taste as it is about the "quality" of the art for "quality" in art is often open to opinion.

The competition selection as always was difficult, but especially so for the nature of art in our world today encompasses a wide variety of methods, materials and conceptualizations of what art is. Curiously, both Ms. Burton and Ms. Nemec selected many of the same artists, despite the many outstanding and diverse submissions.

More than 400 artists submitted over 1200 submissions, a daunting task, but Johanna Burton, who juried this year's competition, did an outstanding job. We love forward to sharing this fascinating exhibition of timely contemporary art by artists we are sure you will see more of in the future.


"Director's Choice" to be presented digitally




Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12-6PM 

For further information, please contact Vernita Nemec the gallery director by phone at 212 414 4040 or by email at Please visit the gallery website at        



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