New Art In Austin: 20 To Watch

November 6, 2008 – January 4, 2009
Main Gallery & Project Space

Featuring Jen Hirt & Scott Webel (Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata), Yoon Cho, Meggie Chou, Ali Fitzgerald, Alyson Fox, Buster Graybill, Jules Jones, Baseera Khan, Andrew Long, Kurt Mueller, Jill Pangallo, Scott Proctor, Matthew Rodriguez, Shawn Smith, Xochi Solis, Sarah Sudhoff, Raymond Uhlir, Stephanie Wagner, Rebecca Ward & Eric Zimmerman; curated by Diane Barber, Eva Buttacavoli, Bill FitzGibbons & Dennis Kois

Blue Star Contemporary Art Center and The Austin Museum of Art (AMOA) are excited to announce the works of twenty artists that were chosen for the much anticipated upcoming exhibition New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch opening in the Main, Middle and Project Space Galleries at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center on November 6th. This triennial exhibition, the third in the series initiated in 2002, focuses on emerging and lesser-known artists who reside within a fifty-mile radius of the capital. New Art in Austin celebrates the innovations and explorations of twenty visual artists who are at the forefront of the field.

Complete list of New Art in Austin artists:  Yoon Cho (photography), Meggie Chou (mixed media installation), Ali Fitzgerald (painting, installation), Alyson Fox (painting on mixed media) Buster Graybill (mixed media installation) Jen Hirt & Scott Webel, (Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata) (mixed media installation), Jules Jones  (drawing, installation), Baseera Khan (painting), Andrew Long (painting), Jill Pangallo (video installation), Scott Proctor (site-specific installation), Matthew Rodriguez (mixed media installation), Shawn Smith (sculpture), Xochi Solis (painting),  Sarah Sudhoff (photography),  Raymond Uhlir (painting), Stephanie Wagner (ceramic),  Rebecca Ward (site-specific installation),  Eric Zimmerman (mixed media)

Curatorial team: Diane Barber Director/Curator, DiverseWorks, Houston, Eva Buttacavoli, Director of Exhibitions and Education, Austin Museum of Art, Bill FitzGibbons, Director, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Dennis Kois, former Director, The Grace Museum, Abilene

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