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The Land Mark Show

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CCA is delighted to announce The Land Mark Show! The open call for The Land Mark Show received nearly 200 submissions from artists throughout the Western United States. Juror Grace Kook-Anderson selected works from 28 artists/collectives to exhibit in the Muñoz Waxman Gallery and awarded a solo exhibition to one New Mexico-based artist in the spector ripps project space. Works on paper, painting, video, photography, sculpture, and installation will create a truly diverse and illustrative exhibition

WHAT: The Land Mark Show, featuring the works from 28 artists located in the Western United States.

WHERE: Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM;  

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, October 9, 2015

HOURS: 5-6pm members preview, 6-8pm public reception

COST: FREE!

REGULAR GALLERY HOURS: Thursday – Sunday, 12-5pm

ADMISSION: $5 // Fridays free and members always free 

About The Land Mark Show

“Several themes emerge from this exhibition, perhaps mostly views of our current ecology--documentation of our marks on the land, land use, and the fractured reality of utopian visions. However, artists have also used their skills to work toward a different ecology, one that involves remediation and sustainability, even a different perspective on our humanity. The artists in The Land Mark Show navigate these territories of the arid West, as we think about drought and climate change like no other time in our present history.” - Juror Grace Kook-Anderson

About the Juror

Grace Kook-Anderson is a curator of contemporary art. Currently based in Portland, Oregon, she is working as an independent curator and writer. Kook-Anderson's most recent project while serving as Curator of Contemporary Art at Laguna Art Museum  included a site-specific commission with Lita Albuquerque for the Museum’s 2nd Art & Nature Festival. During her tenure at Laguna Art Museum (2008-2015), Kook-Anderson curated Best Kept Secret: UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art in Southern California, 1964-1971 in conjunction with Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative. Beginning in summer 2012, she started a contemporary art program ex.pose, focusing on solo exhibitions of emerging and overlooked artists. Kook-Anderson received a dual B.A. degree in art history and art practice from the University of California, Berkeley, and received her M.A. degree in Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Awards and Selected Artists

spector ripps project space Fellowship Award: Catherine Harris

Cash Awards: William Gilbert, Amy Pilling + Stephanie Rothenberg

Honorary Mention: Yolande Harris, Lisa Talbot + Blakblakblak, Legacy Project Collaborative

The Land Mark Show Selected Artists: Carla Bengston + Peter Wetherwax, Lisa Blatt, Chris Collins, Jenny Day, Margaret Denney, Tia Factor, Daniel, Luke Fitch, William Gilbert, Yolande Harris, Ash Haywood, Ann Hollingsworth, Roxanne Hopper, Michael Kaster, Antoinette LaFarge, Tom Lamb, Margaret Leininger, The Legacy Project Collaborative, Leigh Merrill, Nina Montenegro, Matthew Mullins, Amy Pilling + Stephanie Rothenberg, Nolan Preece, Walter Robinson, Tara Rynders, Krista Steinke, Lisa Talbot + Blakblakblak, Kathleen Taylor