Abstract Avant Garde

Joan HALL - Jurist

Joan Hall works in mixed media and large-scale sculptural installations with an emphasis on the materials of handmade paper, glass and metal. She is known for her interest in experimentation and the use of printmaking to create large-scale works and installations in her Rhode Island studio.

Her work combines her need to make art that is visually arresting with her passion for marine advocacy. Hall wants to initiate a conversation about the peril we will face if we choose to ignore climate change. Many of her exhibition installations polarize works about cause and effect, the past and the present, love and loss.    

Hall’s work is exhibited internationally and her most recent installation “ The Invasion of Hull Cove” was included in the European Cultural Center’s “Personal Structures “ a collateral exhibition during the Venice Biennale 2019. Joan’s work is exclusively represented by Childs Gallery in Boston.

Abstract / Avant-Garde...The best in the region

In-Gallery Exhibit: August 21-September 13, 2020

Open, Juried for entry & prizes, All Media
Juror: Joan Hall  joanhallstudio.com

Thank you to all who entered this exhibit…the response to our first exhibit of the summer was outstanding!  Out of 139 pieces entered, 67 pieces of art were curated for exhibition by juror Joan Hall.  To review the jurist's note, click HERE; photographs of award recipients and selected other works to be posted soon!

Prizes were awarded as follows:

1st Place - Glacier Study by Catherine Mansell, Ink-Paper-Wax

2nd Place - Work in Progress by Renee Syed, Mixed Media

3rd Place - Black, White & Orange #1 by Diane Brown, Oil & Cold Wax

Honorable Mentions

Wound by Barbara Crane, Photography

We Are Nature by Kerstin Zettmar, Acrylic

Judge’s Awards

Pastoral Scene, Deconstructed by Laura White Carpenter, Mixed - Fiber & Found Objects

Swing States by Beth Johnston, Encaustic/Gold

Congratulations to the following artists who have been accepted:
2, 3, 11, 12, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30, 31, 32, 36, 38, 39, 45, 50, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 69, 71, 74, 78, 79, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 96, 98, 99, 100, 104, 105, 106, 107, 111, 112, 115, 116, 118, 119, 120, 121, 125, 126, 128, 132, 135, 139

All works not accepted through the jury process must be collected Friday- August 21 (noon-3PM) or Saturday - August 22 (noon-3pm); all work stored past business hours on 8/22/20 will incur a $5/day holding fee.

Accepted or purchased art may be collected after the exhibit concludes on Tuesday- September 15 (11AM-6PM); accepted or purchased art may not be removed during the exhibit.

Our next exhibit is WAA's "8th Annual Poetry & Art."

Here is a sampling of the current exhibit...please enjoy this limited VIRTUAL GALLERY:

ABSTRACT / AVANT GARDE Exhibit Sponor