Show Jurors - 2014
For the past 33 years, Wendy Newman has been handcrafting contemporary jewelry. She received a BFA in crafts from VCU in 1981, and went on to complete a formal apprenticeship under a master goldsmith. Her work has been featured in numerous gallery shows, and in art and fine craft festivals across the country. www.wendynewmanjewelry.com
Rachel Berenson Perry is the former fine arts curator of the Indiana State Museum, where she organized and curated all of the art exhibitions from 2003 through 2011. She wrote numerous articles for American Art Review and Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History (Indiana Historical Society), and her books include William J Forsyth: The Life and Work of an Indiana Artist (Indiana University Press, 2014), Painting Indiana III: Heritage of Place (Indiana University Press, 2013) Barry Gealt: Embracing Nature (Indiana University Press, 2012) Paint and Canvas: A Biography of T. C. Steele (Indiana Historical Society, 2012); T. C. Steele and the Society of Western Artists 1896-1914 (Indiana University Press, 2009); and Children from the Hills: The Life and Work of Ada Walter Shulz (Artist Colony Press, 2001).
Eugenie Torgerson's career as an artist spans four decades and includes screenprints, pastels, mixed media/digital work, and artist's books. She exhibits in galleries and at shows where her work consistently wins awards. Her strengths as a juror lie in an art history background, a knowledge of the contemporary art world, and a serious studio life. She values original thought, craftsmanship, and commitment to excellence.
She has exhibited at the Saint Louis Art Fair, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, the Plaza Art Fair, the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Outdoor Festival of the Bruce Museum, the Old Town Art Fair, the Washington Craft Show, and the Smithsonian Craft Show. Her work is represented by Priscilla Juvelis Rare Books, Kelmscott Books, and Olson-Larsen Gallery. Eugenietorgerson.com