Woodmere’s annual juried exhibition highlights contemporary work in a wide variety of media by artists living within fifty miles of the Museum. This year’s juror is Syd Carpenter, a sculptor and professor of studio art at Swarthmore College who invited artists and craftspeople to submit work in all media that reference the land, the transience of the body, and the skill of the maker. The exhibition will include work curated from the museum’s collection as well as work by Carpenter.
The exhibition will feature works in a wide variety of media from artists living within 50 miles of the Museum.
The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated digital catalogue and has been featured in the latest episode of Woodmere's podcast, Diving Board. To subscribe and listen, click here.
ABOUT THE JUROR
Syd Carpenter is a ceramics and mixed media sculptor who is currently a professor of studio art at Swarthmore College. Her work is included in the collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the James A. Michener Art Museum, Fuller Craft Museum, Tang Museum of Skidmore College, and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. She is a recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowships, Leeway Fellowship, and Leeway Arts and Change grant. Her artist residencies include the Haystack Mountain School, Penland School of Crafts, Brandywine Workshop, Anderson Ranch, North Country Studio Workshops at Bennington College and Hollins University Women in Clay Symposium. Her studio and home are in Philadelphia.