The 14th Annual Will's Creek Survey is a juried exhibition of contemporary artwork that features visual artwork from across the United States. The exhibition is currently on display in the Allegany Arts Council's Saville Gallery, located in the heart of Downtown Cumberland's Arts & Entertainment District.
This year's juror and awards judge is Lauren Schell Dickens. Ms. Dickens is assistant curator of contemporary art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. She previously managed a photography gallery in San Francisco, and held curatorial posts at the Jewish Museum in New York, the Guggenheim Museum, and Dallas Museum of Art. At the Corcoran, she organized the recent collection exhibitions Roots and Links: Gifts from the Women's Committee of the Corcoran (2013), How is the World? Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Photography (2013). Earlier projects include organizing The Danube Exodus: The Rippling Currents of the River Peter by Peter Forgacs and the Labyrinth Project (2009), and assisting with Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention (2009-10), both at the Jewish Museum. She has independently curated exhibitions in New York and Oakland, California. Ms. Dickens holds a BA in American Studies from Yale University and an MA in Modern Art: Critical Studies from Columbia University.
The Allegany Arts Council would like to extend its CONGRATULATIONS to the following artists from across the country who have been accepted to display their artwork in this year's Will's Creek Survey exhibition:
Ken Ayers (OR) "Drift(wood)"
Will Carpenter (IN) "Lonely Turn"
Anna Chupa (PA) "Coneflower"
Chayo de Chevez (MD) "After the Spring"
Susan Dorsey (MD) "Nicaraguan Basket Weaver" Honorable Mention
Bryon Draper (UT) "Youngest Consort"
Gary Engle (OH) "Safe Space"
Jenny Freestone (MD) "Zantedeschia" 1st Place
Sharon Harper (MO) "From Inside"
Robert Hein (MD) "Slide"
Robert Hein (MD) "Corner"
Gail Higginbotham (MD) "Red Pass"
Gail Higginbotham (MD) "Red Bliss I"
Gail Higginbotham (MD) "Blue Mountain Pass"
Peter Ingrasselino (SC) "Blue Window"
Glen Kessler (MD) "Modern World 17" 3rd Place
Glen Kessler (MD) "Modern World 27"
George Knipe (WV) "Band-Aid"
David Knopp (MD) "Tides" 2nd Place
Ursula Marcum (MD) "Nine Days"
Spencer Meagher (IL) "Into the Woods"
Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido (KY) "Then & Now (Lightbulb)"
Jeff Murphy (NC) "Rogue Wave"
Betty Neely (WV) "Shepherds"
John Nieman (NY) "Master of Overkill"
Lindsay Nolting (VA) "Startle"
James Rice (NY) "If U R"
Miki Saito (DC) "It's Beautiful Here at Fukushima"
Miki Saito (DC) "Untitled" BEST OF SHOW
Peter Scala (SC) "Lost in Still Streets"
Nathan E. Taves (IN) "The Vision of Trees" Honorable Mention
Miranda Updike (MA) "Diptych: Congregation Passing"
Don Weaver (PA) "pby"
John Wolfer (OH) "Fidelity"
John Wolfer (OH) "Pulse"
Peggy Wyman (MO) "Beside Still Waters" Honorable Mention