The Woodmere Annual: 79th Juried Exhibition Seeing the Story


About the Exhibition

Seeing the Story

Stories are a staple of life; they let us see ourselves. They unfold over time, from the briefest moment to the fullness of a lifetime.​

- David Wiesner

Woodmere's annual juried exhibition, Seeing the Story, highlights contemporary work in a wide variety of media by artists living within fifty miles of the museum. This year's juror, David Wiesner, has selected works of visual, narrative art. The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated digital catalogue.

About the Juror
David Wiesner is an author and artist who creates picture books, graphic novels, and digital narratives. The focus of his work has been wordless storytelling. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.
David has been awarded the Caldecott Medal three times – for Tuesday in 1992, The Three Pigs in 2002, and Flotsam in 2006. Three other books of his, Free Fall, Sector 7, and Mr.Wuffles were named Caldecott Honor Books.

Among other honors, David has received the top picture book awards in Japan, France, Germany, and South America. He was the 2008 United States nominee, and a finalist, for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. He is currently on the faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

David has had solo exhibitions of his work at the Dallas Museum of Art; The Sungkok Art Museum and the Hyundai Museum in Seoul, Korea; the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; the Grand Rapids Art Museum; Cinteca Di Bologna in Italy; the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Group exhibitions include the Art Institute of Chicago; the Chrysler Museum of Art; the Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design; the Brandywine River Museum of Art; Museum EKI, Kyoto Japan.

We are pleased to announce the artists that were selected for inclusion in the Woodmere Annual: 79th Juried Exhibition:

Jessica Abel
Eliza Auth
Betsey Batchelor
Robert Beck
Matthew Borgen
Ed Bronstein
Jeff Brown
Chenlin Cai
Lynne Campbell
Barrett Capistran
Lisa Conn
John Costanza
Chris Cox
Meghan Cox
Corinne Dieterle
Paul DuSold
Mikel Elam
Charles Emlen
Tracy Everly
Drew Falchetta
Sadie Francis
Kirby Fredendall
Richard Harrington
Arthur Haywood
Daina Higgins
Christopher Houston
Michael Kowbuz
June Yong Lee
Tom Leonard
Matt Madden
Laura Madeleine
Janice Merendino
Nancy Bea Miller
Abraham Murley
Bettina Nelson
Teresa Nicolo
Matt Phelan
Peter Quarracino
Mark Rice
Adelyne Rizzo
Kate Samworth
Judy Schachner
Stuart Shils
Krista Svalbonas
Alexandra Tyng
Louise Vinueza
Hanna Vogel
Julia Way


Exhibition-related Events
June 5, 2021 | Meet the Juror David Wiesner | 2-4pm
June 8, 2021 | Online Opening Reception | 7pm 
Exhibition Catalogue

The Woodmere Annual: 79th Juried Exhibition

Woodmere's annual juried exhibition, Seeing the Story, highlights contemporary work in a wide variety of media by artists living within fifty miles of the museum.

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