Lewinale Havette,  Rappelle Toi , acrylic, photography, ink, 46” x 36”

Lewinale Havette, Rappelle Toi, acrylic, photography, ink, 46” x 36”

New Directions 2019:
35th Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: Sep 28 – Nov 9
Opening Reception: Sat., Sep 28, 3-6pm

Juror: Akili Tommasino, Associate Curator, Modern & Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Artists Talks: Sat., Oct 12 & Nov 9, 3-4pm 

New Directions is a premier national exhibition of contemporary art. Artists are encouraged to submit works that provide a juxtaposition of traditional styles and cutting-edge practices in all 2D media, 3D sculpture, video, and installation.

Now in its 35th year, New Directions brings contemporary art to an atypical venue - the intimate galleries of Barrett Art Center’s 1840s Greek Revival townhouse. Former domestic spaces remodeled as galleries create a visually-compelling setting for contemporary and cutting-edge work. 

Kenneth Batista (Pittsburgh, PA)
Henry Bell (San Carlos, CA)
Natalie Birinyi (Brooklyn, NY)
Meryl Blinder (Brookline, MA)
Paul Chapman (Hudson Falls, NY)
Kyle Chaput (Hewitt, TX)
Natalie Colao (Bedford, NY)
Cynthia Cooper (Farmington, CT)
Tania Dibbs (Basalt, CO)
Stephen Dorsett (Lexington, KY)
Golda Disc Eigo (New York, NY)
Edmund Ferszt (Kingston, RI)
Kevin Frech (New York, NY)
Jen Glover Riggs (Brisgeport, CT)
Jeffrey Hartman (North Bergen, NJ)
Lewinale Havette (GA)
Blinn Jacobs (Branford, CT)
Jacob Kulin (Boston, MA)

Tim Lancaster (Cincinnati, OH)
Paul Lee (Maryville, TN)
Yue Li (Topeka, KS)
Broni Likomanov (Studio City, CA)
Warren Lloyd (Rochester, NY)
Jessy Lu (San Jose, CA)
Terry Mason (Oakland, CA)
Thu Nguyen (Kamuela, HI)
Alex Nye (Goleta, CA)
Marina Rahlin (Los Angeles, CA)
Luanne Redeye (Albuquerque, NM)
David Rockwell (New York, NY)
Robert Rustermier (Providence, RI)
Sallie Strand (Waltham, MA)
Topher Straus (Golden, CO)
Shannon Tallcouch (San Francisco, CA)

About the Juror, Akili Tommasino


Akili Tommasino joined the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston as Associate Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art in fall 2018. An advocate of emerging artists and scholar of the twentieth-century avant-garde, he has curated and collaborated on numerous exhibition projects at institutions internationally. Previously, he was a curatorial assistant at The Museum of Modern Art, New York and a Fulbright Fellow at the Centre Pompidou - Musée national d’art moderne in Paris. He is completing a PhD in History of Art and Architecture through Harvard University, where he earned his MA and BA.

See also:https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/08/arts/design/museums-curators-diversity-employment.html?hpw&rref=arts&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region®ion=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well