Saturday night’s opening reception drew a huge crowd of art lovers. The weather was very kind to us, and it was great to see people chatting on the steps again for the first time in months. The artwork was well received, and we’re looking forward to Saturday’s art talk by juror Patterson Sims (details below photos). Staats Fasoldt’s luscious new watercolors glowed from the solo room, the new Towbin Wing exhibit was popular, and our guests enjoyed the Small Works and the student exhibit (students of WAAM member Patti Gibbons) downstairs.
A talk by Patterson Sims
Shifting Landscapes: Artists Looking at America
Patterson Sims, the Juror of Far and Wide, the 3rd Annual Woodstock Regional Exhibition currently on view at the WAAM, will discuss the changed approach to Landscapes between the 19th and 20th centuries and also answer questions about contemporary artists and the art market.
Sims an independent curator, writer and lecturer has had a long and distinguished career including important positions at the Whitney Museum, MOMA, and the Seattle Art Museum where he was Curator of Modern Art. He was also Director of the Montclair Art Museum from 2001 through 2008.
His writings include books on Ellsworth Kelly, Phillip Pearlstein and the highlights of the collection of the Whitney Museum. He is currently President of the Board of Trustees of iCI, Independent Curators International.
Admission: $10 non-members, $5 members.