The 184th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art
National Academy’s Annual Exhibition Offers Recent Works
By Newly Elected and Current Academy Artist Members
(New York, March 03, 2009) ― The National Academy Museum is pleased to announce the forthcoming 184th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, on view April 16 – June 10, 2009. An honorary organization of more than 300 distinguished artist members from across the United States, the National Academy continues to implement its mission to foster the appreciation of American art through its yearly exhibitions.
Since 2002 the Academy has celebrated the work of its artist members with a biannual exhibition. This year, 190 National Academicians, including some of the leading artists working today, have submitted recent examples of their work, offering viewers the opportunity to become familiar with a dynamic range of styles from hyper-realism to abstraction in painting, sculpture, prints, and mixed media. The exhibition underscores both the venerable lineage of the oldest artist-run institution in America and the exciting recent evolution of its membership, with the inclusion of such artists as Tom Nozkowski, Pat Steir, John Moore, Mark Greenwold, Dorothea Rockburne, Stephen Antonakos, Richard Hunt, Betty Woodman, as well as MacArthur Foundation Award recipients Joan Snyder, Whitfield Lovell, and Claire Van Vliet.
Gregory Amenoff, Emma Amos, Stephen Antonakos, William Bailey, Will Barnet, Robert Berlind, Jake Berthot, Charles Cajori, Nicolas Carone, Arthur Cohen, Robert Cottingham, Jack Coughlin, Peter Cox, William Crovello, Harvey Dinnerstein, Lois Dodd, David Driskell, John Dubrow, Nick Edmonds, Melvin Edwards, Lin Emery, Janet Fish, Mary Frank, Jane Freilicher, Sonia Gechtoff, Leon Goldin, Philip Grausman, Mark Greenwold, Richard Haas, Serge Hollerbach, Richard Hunt Yvonne Jacquette, Penelope Jencks, Paul Jenkins, Wolf Kahn, David Kapp, Joyce Kozloff, Robert Kushner, Ellen Lanyon, Pat Lasch, Vincent Longo, Whitfield Lovell, Knox Martin, Frances Myers, George Ortman, Pat Passlof, Philip Pearlstein, Paul Resika, Dorothea Rockburne Susan Shatter, Lorraine Shemesh, Rhoda Sherbell, Michelle Stuart, Betty Woodman and Joseph Zirker.
The 184th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art will have 189 National Academy artist-members exhibiting their work. From figurative to abstraction, the art will cover many different styles and mediums within the categories of painting, sculpture, works on paper and architectural renderings and models. This year over $55,000 in prizes will be awarded and a full-color catalogue will accompany the exhibition. This exhibition is generously supported by a grant from the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation and with Public Funds From the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.