Accepted entries for RODDY, click here.
Congratulations to all submitting artists for your ambition, inspiration and creativity.
“In jurying the show, I am evaluating what the artist’s ambition is, and how they achieve it. Everyone is not held to the same standard. As some works may be exploratory, and not yet clarified, I am awarding ambition as well a great technical skill. The Roddy is a celebration of regional art. The work I reviewed is broad in scope—from representation to abstraction, with a few conceptual pieces. As a curator, I realize that creativity is a process, not an end product. The show reflects creative exploration among a wide range of media and aspires to inspire, promote and advance the creative spirit.” — Jennifer Gross, Juror for the 16th Annual Frances N. Roddy Open Competition
Juror Jennifer Gross is the Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts. She was previously the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery. Recent curatorial projects include Ian Hamilton Finlay: Arcadian Revolutionary and Avant-Gardener, and Richard Artschwager! She has written extensively on contemporary art including the work of Richard Tuttle, Kristin Baker, Josiah McElheny, Thomas Nozkowski, Jim Nutt and Rachel Whiteread. Gross received her PhD in Art History from the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is currently organizing Drawing Redefined opening at deCordova on October 2nd, which will include the work of Roni Horn, Esther Klas, Jöelle Tuerlinckx, Richard Tuttle and Jorinde Voight.