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“CROSSING THE DIVIDE” 2021 ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION Gallery Route One

February 11 @ 11:00 am - March 5 @ 5:00 pm

Free

Donna Seager, Juror

On exhibit Saturday, January 23 through Sunday, February 14

Virtual Artist Reception: Sunday, January 24, 3pm and the exhibition will be viewable online: www.galleryrouteone.org

The gallery is open to visitors Thursday to Sunday, 11 – 5

SUMMARY:

Gallery Route One presents the 2021 Annual Juried Exhibition, “Crossing the Divide,”
featuring work by fifty-two artists working in a diverse range of media including painting, printmaking, artists’ books, drawing, photography, textiles, mixed media and sculpture.

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Founded In 1983, Gallery Route One was established by twenty-five regional artists who consolidated their diverse artmaking talents into an enduring collaborative organization which has long offered a variety of innovative programs and shows, including each year’s Juried Exhibition.

Gallery Route One is pleased to present “Crossing the Divide,” the gallery’s 2021 Annual Juried Exhibition. Representing the work of fifty-two local and regional artists, the exhibit will feature a captivating collection of work in a variety of media including painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media, textiles and sculpture. Through a myriad of different images and forms, this year’s Juried Exhibition focuses on the transformative processes made manifest by the act of making art during our unprecedented times.

The many social, political, racial and environmental issues which have characterized the 2020 COVID era have run parallel to larger cultural shifts introduced by isolation and the deepening of political dichotomies. Calling upon the need to negotiate adversity and to ultimately discover renewal through healing, the artists of “Crossing the Divide” interpret not only the disparities and divisions of 2020, but also the means by which transformations might occur as new ideas and new realities are born through the creative process.

Does art tie human experience together in a kind of collective sensibility? T.S. Eliot suggested that the “objective correlative” of culture is all around us as sensory experience which is expressed as a larger theme, one that is encompassed by collectively held emotions. Will the work in the exhibit embody resonantly shared cultural landscapes from the current times, or will it prompt new sensations that are sparked by the nuances that visually stem from our own experience as we cross the divide into a new era?

ABOUT THE JUROR: A native of New Orleans, Donna Seager partnered with gallerist Suzanne Gray in 2011 to form Seager Gray Gallery, a cornerstone of the Marin arts community. Seager has distinguished herself for her discerning eye and commitment to the arts in her area. Seager has given lectures on the art of the book at international fairs in Miami and San Francisco and has curated exhibitions of artist books at the Brooklyn Public Library and the Sun Valley Writers Conference. She has served on the board of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association and the San Francisco Center for the Book and is currently chair of the Marin County Cultural Commission.

Included in the exhibition is the artwork of Michael Acker, Charles Anselmo, Alan Babbitt, Wendy Baker, Janet Bogardus, Sue Bradford, Heidi Brueckner, Austin Buckingham, Marna Clarke, Valerie Corvin, Daniel Crowe, Ian Day, Susan Doyle, Jeff Dunn, Dale Eastman, Laurence Elias, James Finnegan, Barbara Foster, Marilyn Geary, Wendy Goldberg, Michael Goldman, Jenny-Lynn Hall, Ron Hall, Victoria Hamlin, Doug Herr, Dianne Hoffman, Mihir Joshi, Crystal Kamoroff, Joanna Kidd, Issac Klotz, Diana Marto, Beth Marx, Gloria Matuszewski, Pamela Mooney, Zea Morvitz, Renee Owen, Dare Porter, Katie Revilla, Kay Russell, Igor Sazevich, Robin Sebourn, Heidi Berrin Shonkoff, Jack Stone, Inez Storer, Susan Sweet, Patricia Thomas, Hillary Turner, Nico van Dongen, Ellen Vogel, Ayumi Kie Weissbuch, Nancy Willis, Arlene Wohl and Kelsey Woodward.

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A regional landmark since 1983, Gallery Route One is an arts organization located in the town of Point Reyes Station, adjacent to the entry for Marin County’s Point Reyes National Seashore. Besides offering rotating exhibits by member artists, GRO also maintains its outreach programs: the Latino Photography Project, the Artists in the Schools Program, as well as exhibitions in the Project Space addressing environmental, immigration and social justice issues.

PLEASE NOTE: THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS. GALLERY ROUTE ONE FOLLOWS CURRENTLY RECOMMENDED SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR SANITIZING, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND THE USE OF FACE MASKS.

 

Details

Start:
February 11 @ 11:00 am
End:
March 5 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Gallery Route One
Phone:
415-663-1347
Email:
shelleyrugg@galleryrouteone.org
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http://galleryrouteone.org

Venue

Gallery Route One
11101 Highway One, Ste. 1101
Point Reyes Station, California 94956
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Phone:
415.663.1347
Website:
https://galleryrouteone.org/