Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Best in Show
Tadja Dragoo
The Boat.

ANJE IV: All-media National Juried Exhibition

Opening Wednesday, June 17, 2009

621 Gallery is proud to present ANJE IV, the fourth annual All-media National Juried Exhibition. Each year the exhibition competition draws a number of entries from around the nation, yielding an extraordinary show full of diverse artworks. This year’s show will feature an incredible lineup of artists whose works range from paintings and drawings to photography and mixed media.

Exhibiting Artists: Robert Arbogast / Ekaterina Arslambakova / Antuco Chicaiza / Po-Chi Chu / Kate M. Davis / Francine Ditton / Amy J. Fleming / Nathan Grimes / Ronald L. Jones / Ann Kozeliski / James A. McClean / Vivien T. Segel / E. Taylor Seidler / Omar Thompson / Steven Waller / Jeff Whipple / Kati L. Yates

About the Juror: Aja Roache currently teaches Art Management at Florida A&M University. She holds a MA from the Draper School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Humanities and Social Thought at NYU, where she concentrated on Museum Studies. Her writing has included topics on contemporary African-American women artists and the history of American children’s book illustrators. She has served as an art fundraising consultant for several New York and Florida arts agencies as well as curator for independent art projects in Brooklyn, NY, Washington, DC and Tallahassee. She currently serves as Gallery Coordinator at FAMU’s Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery.

Juror’s Statement:

“When selecting the art work for ANJE IV, I initially considered strong visual aesthetics. ‘Aesthetics’ being such a subjective consideration, I had to come up with an additional rubric to more objectively define what it is that made me choose one art work over another. After my initial curiosity of each visually striking art piece, I looked closer at the artists' other images to ensure their work appears to be consistently on a path: technically, conceptually and skillfully. Once these elements were confirmed through long periods of more detailed observations of each image, I felt capable of making final decisions.”

“It was a difficult decision to make due to the size limitation of the show, but I am honored to have participated in such a wonderful competition and gallery program. All of the artists that submitted work should be proud of the art they are producing and their contributions to the creative world.”