The Newport Annual 2020

Brian McClear | Newport Art Museum 2020

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I’m very excited to have 2 paintings accepted to the Newport Art Museum 2020 Annual exhibition.
January 25, 2020 – April 26, 2020.

For over 30 years, the Newport Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition has been a highly anticipated event by artists, curators and collectors in Rhode Island and beyond.

This year, the Newport Art Museum is excited to expand the entry to artists throughout New England (Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine), showcasing an eclectic, regional survey of artworks in various mediums. The exhibition will feature 81 works selected from over 850 submissions.

A special thanks to the jurist Dr. Sharon Matt Atkins, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Brooklyn Museum, for selecting “Avocado & Rivets” and “Melon Clamp” for inclusion in the Newport Annual.

Exhibition: Saturday, January 25, 2020 – Sunday, April 26, 2020
Artist Reception & Awards: Friday, February 7 | 5 – 7 pm
Location: Newport Museum of Art| 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

Juror Information
Since joining the Brooklyn Museum in 2009, Sharon Matt Atkins has held the roles of Managing Curator of Exhibitions and, now, Director of Curatorial Affairs. At the Brooklyn Museum, she most recently organized Iggy Pop Life Class by Jeremy Deller (2016), Stephen Powers: Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull) (2015) and FAILE: Savage/Sacred Young Minds (2015). In 2014, she organized Swoon: Submerged Motherlands, as well as the Brooklyn presentation of Ai Weiwei: According to What?. In 2012, she co-organized GO: a community-curated open studio project with Shelley Bernstein. She has also coordinated exhibitions devoted to Andy Warhol and Norman Rockwell, and has facilitated numerous other special exhibitions. Before her move to Brooklyn, Atkins was the Assistant Curator at the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire. Previously, she held positions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum. Atkins received an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Avocado & Rivets 30″ x 30″ Oil on Canvas


Melon Clamp 30″ x 30″ Oil on Canvas