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Arts International Judge & Jurors…
JUDGE: Kate Green, El Paso Museum of Art : Senior Curator
As some of you may know, Dr. Victoria Ramirez has accepted a new position outside of El Paso and will be leaving her position as Director of the EPMA shortly. We hope all the best for Dr. Ramirez and thank her for the time she has spent in El Paso and at the EPMA. Dr. Ramirez will be out of town in October and will not be available to view the accepted art in person at the International Museum of Art.
Judge: Kate Green
We are pleased to announce Kate Green, Senior Curator at the El Paso Museum of Art has agreed to judge ARTS International 2019. Kate brings an impressive background in art to her position as Senior Curator to the EPMA and we have no doubt that with her art experience, she will do a terrific job selecting this years Signature Awards this year.
Kate Green is Senior Curator at the El Paso Museum of Art, where she oversees exhibitions, collections, and scholarly programs. Previously, she served as Guest Director of Marfa Contemporary, led the curatorial and education departments at Artpace, and held positions in curatorial and education departments at Dia Art Foundation, MoMA PS1, among other institutions. Green has organized exhibitions on the work of Andrea Bowers, Mircea Cantor, William Cordova, Trisha Donnelly, Autumn Knight, and José Guadalupe Posada, among others. She has contributed to many catalogues and published a monograph on William Cordova with Dancing Fox Press. Her criticism has appeared in Art in America, Artforum, and Frieze. Green holds an M.A. in Curatorial Studies for the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College and a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin.
Juror: Lynn McLain: AWS NWS : Watercolor Artist of New Mexico
Lynn McLain traces his artist's passion back to his childhood. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from Texas Tech in 1971, and has been painting and teaching watercolor professionally since 1978. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, past president and signature member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society, past president and signature member of the New Mexico Watercolor Society, and present member of the Taos National Society of Watercolorists. Lynn founded and remains active in the Wet Brush Critique Group, which consists of 18 dedicated watercolor artists in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area.
Lynn's artwork has been included in many American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, New Mexico Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, and Arts for the Parks exhibitions. Also, they can be found in many collections, such as The Tucson Museum of Art, and the personal collection of Fred & Marita Hackl.
In addition to his painting and his association activities, Lynn finds time to conduct annual workshops at Tres Ritos, New Mexico. He also does demos and teaches workshops for different art organizations around the country.
Lynn is represented by Sage Fine Art in Taos, NM. Please visit these website to see the full genius of Lynn McLain: http://www.sagefineart.com/ and http://www.lynnmclain.com/collections/
Juror : Paul Henry Ramirez : American Contemporary Artist
Paul Henry Ramirez, born and raised in El Paso, Texas, is an American contemporary artist known for his biomorphic abstractionist paintings and sculptures. Ramirez's figural-based abstractions are often exhibited in dialogue with architecture and architectural elements through site-specific installations. Over the past two decades Ramirez has developed and created site-specific installations which combine his drawings, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, lighting, stained glass, furniture, music and dance in dialogue with architecture space and architectural elements. Ramirez creates a total environment, inviting viewers into an immersive multidimensional sensory experience. Ramirez's site-specific installations were first featured in New York City's alternative exhibition spaces; the Drawing Center, New York, NY (1994), Clock Tower Gallery, New York, NY and Franklin Furnace, New York, NY (1995). His dance collaborations were first introduced for his exhibitions; Elevatious Transcendsualistic, the Tang Teaching Museum, (2002), BLACKOUT: A Centennial Commission by Paul Henry Ramirez at the Newark Museum, (2010) and RATTLE, Grounds For Sculpture, (2016).
Paul Henry Ramirez has been widely exhibited nationally, and internationally. He has had seven one person museum exhibitions: The Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (2001), The Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, New York, NY (2002), The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY (2002), The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Museum of University of Texas in El Paso, El Paso, TX (2004), The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ (2010), Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton Township, NJ (2016 - 2017) and The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO (2018 - 2019).
Ramirez's work has appeared on the covers of Art Papers and Smock magazines and been reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, ArtForum, Flash Art, Time Out New York, New Art Examiner, Art Papers, Art Nexus, Art Lies, the Village Voice and many others. He has been the subject of published articles in One World, March, Surface, Architectural Digest and BOMB magazines.
Paul Henry Ramirez's works are in the permanent collections of esteemed cultural institutions such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Hammer Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum, the Austin Museum of Art, the El Paso Museum of Art, the Smithsonian National and Space Museum, the Whitney Museum Of American Art, and many private collections. The Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, Washington, DC have acquired the Paul Henry Ramirez Papers for their permanent collection.
In 1985, Paul Henry Ramirez co-founded "Juntos, 1985, The First Hispanic Invitational Art Exhibition" held at the Lincoln Arts and Cultural Gallery in El Paso, Texas. This was the first binational exhibition in the region that brought together twenty artists, ten artists from El Paso and ten artists from Ciudad Juárez. The El Paso roster most notably included Manuel Gregorio Acosta and Luis Jiménez Jr.
Paul Henry Ramirez appears in Desert Modern and Beyond El Paso Art 1960-2012. Please visit his website to see more images of Paul Henry's imaginative artworks and more!! http://paulhenryramirez.art/index.html
JUROR: Martha Arzabala : El Paso and Mexico Based Artist Working in Oils & Acrylics
For over 10 years, Martha Arzabala has been actively participating in the local and International Art Market. During her career as gallery owner, Martha has created, developed and implemented successful art programs for the community in general through her gallery Agave Rosa. Martha has curated and overseen several exhibitions in her gallery and other activities including: advise in the development of art collections, acquisitions, and exhibition of their collections with both local & International artists from Mexico.
Martha Arzabala focused on working with emerging and mid-career artists helping them in the development of their career and the inclusion in international exhibition and Art Fairs.
Artwork by Martha Arzabala
Martha, a well established artist in her own right describes her work as something unique, compromised by architectural forms, figures and structures that as a puzzle are trying to form a unity. Her main inspiration is the Mexican culture in general; she likes and loves to paint it, to translate her inner perceptions into reality. Her work is colorful, and her styles vary because of her approach to a particular theme, but the basic identification that differentiates her from other artists is always there. Her work is inspired by a happy and optimistic point of view, her motivation comes from her enjoyment of painting, of exploring colors and from the contact she derives from the sensibility of art. She works in oil, acrylic and mixed media, using different materials, depending on the effect she wishes to create.
Martha has presented her work in different collective and solo exhibitions in Montecastello di Vibio Umbria, Italy, El Paso TX, Las Cruces NM, Cd. Juarez Chih, and in Casas Grandes Chih. Mexico, at the Centro Cultural Paquime.
As a past El Paso Art Association president, Martha Arzabala will bring an artistic and refined eye to the jury process of ARTS International 2019.
Thank you to our selected jurors who will bring their knowledge and expertise to ARTS International 2019.