The Woodmere Annual: 76th Juried Exhibition


About the Exhibition

The Woodmere Annual: 76th Juried Exhibition

June 3 – September 4, 2017

Harry Philbrick, juror

Woodmere Art Museum invited artists to submit work that contends with the importance of art in an era of heightened political uncertainty. Work in all media addressing contemporary challenges to our civil liberties, moral fabric, social compacts, political institutions, and environment were considered by juror Harry Philbrick. Philadelphia’s Quaker roots give resonance to the phrase “Speaking truth to power.” Work reflecting the conviction that the truth is beautiful, elusive, confounding, and eternally important are privileged.  

The exhibition featured works in a wide variety of media from artists living within 50 miles of the Museum.

The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated digital catalogue. Recent examples of Woodmere digital exhibition catalogues can be found by following the link below.

About the Juror

Harry Philbrick is Founding Director of Philadelphia Contemporary, a nonprofit visual and performance art space currently in initial development.

From 2011–2016 he was Director of the Museum at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He spearheaded a revived engagement with contemporary art at PAFA, creating a substantial endowment to rekindle the Museum’s program of actively collecting contemporary art, and leading an ambitious program of contemporary exhibitions. 

He was Director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum from 1996–2010.

Philbrick was leader of The Aldrich’s exhibition program, mounting significant projects with artists including pioneering video artist Beryl Korot, Robert Gober, Ann Hamilton, Janine Antoni, Fred Wilson, and Peggy Preheim, and installations by artists including Kate Clark, Robert Lazzarini, Sol Lewitt, Catherine Opie, Enoc Perez, James Proseck, and Shahzia Sikander. Group exhibitions included Contemporary Erotic Drawing; Faith: The Impact of Judeo-Christian Religion on Contemporary Art; HERE, a gathering of ten site-specific installations; Pop Surrealism; Living With Contemporary Art, a 1996 exhibition pioneering community participation, and Family

Philbrick trained as an artist. Following study at Brown, RISD, and Columbia he received his MFA from Goldsmiths College, University of London.  He lived and worked in Tokyo, London, New York, and Connecticut before coming to Philadelphia.


Congratulations to the following artists who were selected for inclusion in the Woodmere Annual: 76th Juried Exhbition

Linda Lee Alter

Emily Belshaw

Mariel Capanna

Jacintha Clark

Francesca Costanzo

Emily Erb

Terrence Gore

Susan Hagen

Charles Hall

Theodore A. Harris

Nishat Hossain

Sascha Hughes-Caley

Jane Irish

Liz Johnson and Warren Bass

Melissa Joseph

Melissa Maddonni Haims

Tilda Mann

Marie Manski

Anne Minich

Oscar Page

Tim Portlock

Matthew Pring

Jack Ramsdale

Ana Vizcarra Rankin

Mia Rosenthal

Tim Rusterholz

Rosalind Sutkowski

Jacques-Jean Tiziou

Mat Tomezsko

Kukuli Velarde

Hilary Wang

Virginia Leigh Werrell

Ashley Wick

Rachel Winslow

Meg Wolensky

Rachel Zimmerman


Exhibiton Programming

06.03.17 | Open House: The Woodmere Annual
06.17.17 | Gallery Talk: The Woodmere Annual
09.04.17 | Members' Tour: The Woodmere Annual
09.04.17 | Closing Reception: The Woodmere Annual

10 prizes totaling over $2000 will be awarded by the juror.

Artists must currently reside within 50 miles of the Museum. Works by undergraduate students are ineligible for submission. Works made before 2015 will not be considered.

Works in the exhibition will NOT be listed for sale.

Only artworks that have not been exhibited at Woodmere Art Museum are eligible for submission.

Artists submitting must have no relation to Woodmere Art Museum staff or Board of Trustees.

Woodmere Art Museum reserves the right to reject any accepted artwork that does not meet the standards for display, eligibility rules listed above, is deemed unsafe, differs from artist's photo(s) and/or description, or for any other reason.

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