58th National Multi-Media Juried Art Exhibition at Maria V. Howard Arts Center

We just returned from the opening of the 58th National Multi-Media Juried Art Exhibit at the Maria V. Howard Arts Center, housed in the beautiful Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.  

  Rocky Mount  ©Diana H. Bloomfield 2015

Rocky Mount ©Diana H. Bloomfield 2015

The exhibit was one of the strongest I've seen for this annual event.  This year the work was juried by Edie Carpenter, long-time Director of Curatorial Programs at the GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art.  Ms. Carpenter was at the opening tonight and offered an eloquent and articulate talk about the works she chose.

The artwork was arranged throughout the Gallery, weaving its way through various rooms, so that not only did we get to experience the juried exhibit, but we got to view other works also currently on exhibit at the Imperial.  A beautiful and smart way to showcase all the art.

I'm happy to say that my two tri-color gum bichromate prints, Wading and Ribboned Water were chosen for this show and received Merit Recognition.  

If you have never been to the Imperial Centre at Rocky Mount, do take time out to visit.  It's so beautiful, warm and welcoming.  And in addition to the 58th National Multi-Media Juried Exhibit, on through September 13-- they have a wonderful The Art of the Brick exhibit, featuring a collaborative venture between between LEGO brick artist, Nathan Sawaya, and renowned photographer, Dean West.  I was awestruck by this work.  Amazing.  Definitely time to visit Rocky Mount!