CALL FOR ART: ArtRage Juried Show

February 1, 2014 to May 1, 2014 - 12:00 PM to 12:00 PM

ArtRage Gallery is pleased to announce a call to artists for a juried exhibition to be held from September 6 to October 18, 2014. ArtRage exhibits progressive art that inspires resistance and promotes social awareness, supports social justice, challenges preconceptions, and encourages cultural change.

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All submissions must relate to the mission statement of the gallery. To read our mission statement visit .

One artist from those selected for this exhibition will be offered an exhibition for a future date.  All entries will also be reviewed by the staff of Syracuse Cultural Workers for possible publication ( ).

The exhibition is open to all two- and three- dimensional media as well as video. Each artist may submit two entries. There is a $25 non-refundable entry fee.

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About the Jurors:

Mary Murray

Since September 1991, Mary E. Murray has been curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, where she has organized more than fifty exhibitions and written twenty exhibition catalogs, including four collections-based touring shows with scholarly catalogs. Recent contemporary exhibitions include “Substance and Light: Ten Sculptors Use Cameras,” (2006), with Gina Murtagh; “Dimensional Line: Recent Work by Sharon Louden and Creighton Michael,” (2004); “Resplendent: An Installation by Lynne Yamamoto,” (2003); and “Patrick Dougherty: Full Court Press,” (2001).

Murray writes and lectures extensively on 20th- and 21st-century American art. She received a BA, with honors, in art history from the University of Maryland, College Park and an MA in art history, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Debora Ryan

Debora Ryan is an independent curator with more than 20 years museum experience. She was curator at the Everson Museum of Art for 13 years where she organized and curated dozens of exhibitions including The Other New York: 2012, a 14 venue, community-wide collaborative exhibition in Syracuse. She holds a Master’s degree in Art History from Syracuse University where she is currently a PhD student in Cultural Foundations in Education. Ms. Ryan is also adjunct faculty at Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts where she is currently teaching in the Museum Studies program.

Rose Viviano

Rose Viviano is the founding Director of ArtRage. A native of Syracuse, New York, she received a Fine Arts diploma from the Art Institute of Boston with post-graduate courses in glass painting and structural stained glass from the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts. In 1987 Rose returned to Syracuse as a glass studio manager where she developed her restoration skills. In 1994 Rose opened her own studio, specializing in painted restorations of damaged and aging church windows, and creating original designs for clients, architectural firms and gallery exhibition.

In 2008, Rose co-founded ArtRage Gallery, the first project of the CORA Foundation. Her work with ArtRage is the culmination of years of passion for art and social change.

Rose is a recipient of the 1999 Cultural Resources Council’s Individual Artists’ grant; was invited to show her work at the 1999 Contemporary Crafts Exhibit at the New York State Museum in Albany and received the Harley J. McKee Award in 2004 from the Preservation Society of Central New York. In 2010 Rose was honored by Peace Action of Central New York with their Peacemaker Award.

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