Since opening last summer featuring the works of 50 artists, the diverse Art In Craft Media 2021 has celebrated contemporary conversations centered on this form of tangible, visual creativity. Presented by the Sylvia L. Rosen Endowment for Fine Art in Craft Media, thousands of visitors have strolled through the 29th biennial representation that brilliantly expands stories in new techniques in several mediums.
It is a unique exhibition with the distinction for the Burchfield Penney of working with an external curator to recognize three artists with awards:
With the support of the Sylvia L. Rosen Endowment, the museum purchases artwork for the collection. This year we announce the acquisition of Spring by artist Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez.
Additionally, an artist is recognized for excellence in craft art with the Margaret E. Mead Endowment Merit Award. This year's recipient is Colleen Toledano for Me and Me.
In honor of the legacy of artist Langley Kenzie, an artist is selected for a solo exhibition. The Burchfield Penney acknowledges the work of artist Taeyoul Ryu with the Langley Kenzie Prize. Ryu will exhibit in the Sylvia L. Rosen Gallery in 2022. Two of Ryu's works were in Art In Craft Media 2021i.
"Being selected by the curator for inclusion in Art in Craft Media is a significant honor. It means participating in the evolving conversation of contemporary craft." said Scott Propeack, acting director. "The added recognition of these awards ensures that craft is core to our work through exhibitions and collecting."
Juried by Garth Johnson, the Paul Phillips and Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York, the exhibition closes Sunday, November 28, 2021.