BOOM: Southern Exposure's 18th Entry-Free Juried Exhibition of work by Northern California Artists

BOOM: Southern Exposure's 18th Entry-Free Juried Exhibition of work by Northern California Artists

Southern Exposure’s 18th Entry-Fee Free Juried Exhibition of work by Northern California Artists

Juror: Astria Suparak, Director, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh 

Exhibition Dates: December 10 - December 18, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, December 10, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Announcing BOOM! Artists:

Steven Barich
David Bayus
Andrew Benson
Mark Benson
Bryan Boyce
Iris Charabi-Berggren
Tedd Colt
Taylor Crawley
Robert Donald
Rives Granade
Julie Henson
Chris Hood
Mike Kimball
Vicky Knoop
Noah Krell
Ace Lehner
Niana Liu
Lindsey Lyons
Martin Machado
Pablo Manga
Nining Muir
Colleen Mulvey
Billy Ocallaghan
Raoul Ollman
Brandon Wallls Olsen
Meryl Pataky
Hilary Pecis
Monica Jane Peck
Laura Plageman
Practice (Erin Klenow, Nick Sung, & Najeeb Tazari)
Tiffany Quach
Michelle Ramin
Carlos Ramirez
Kit Rosenberg
Alphonzo Solorzano
Adam Wier
Doug Garth Williams
YAK Films (Director, Yoram Savion; Production Assistants, Kash Gaines & Javier Ochoa; Turf Feinz Dance Crew: Eric "eNinja" Davis, Garion "NoNoize" Morgan, Byron "Tee Seven" Sanders, Jeremiah "Joyntz" Scott, Larry Smith, and Denzell "Chonkie" Worthington)

Southern Exposure’s juried exhibition has become the premiere showcase of cutting-edge contemporary artwork by promising local talent. Each year a different theme is selected to inspire and encourage a broad level of artistic expression. By leaving the theme and media open to the artists' interpretation, the work is conceptually and aesthetically diverse, drawing from as many insights and forms of expression as possible.

Unlike many open calls for work that charge a submission fee, Southern Exposure's juried exhibition does not require artists to pay to enter their work. The exhibition is open to any artist living in Northern California north of King City and south of the Oregon border. Over the course of two days, over 500 Northern Californian artists entered their work, attesting to the extreme popularity of the show. The final pieces were selected by juror, Astria Suparak, who made her decisions by blind process. For many of the artists selected, this is their first major exhibition and an important step in advancing their career.