The Frances N. Roddy Open Competition is an annual exhibition competition, and is one of Concord Art’s most exciting and competitive shows.
The competition is named for a long-standing friend and artist member of the art association, Franny Roddy, whose family and friends endowed a prize to be given annually in Franny’s name to the best entry in this all media show.
Juried by Sam Adams, Curatorial Fellow at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Sam Adams is an art historian and curator specializing in contemporary art, holding a BA from the New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and both an MA and PhD in Modern and Contemporary Art from the University of Southern California. His publications focus on performance, theater set design, public sculpture, and electronic media.
Sam has taught at Tufts University, Emerson College, and Northeastern University , where he has advised students interested in museums, curating, design, art writing, and academic publishing. He has worked at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Getty Research Institute, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, and deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum as the Koch Curatorial Fellow.
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