June 7 – August 4, 2013
Sixth Annual North of the 45th Parallel Juried Exhibition
Opening reception: June 7, 6-8pm
Juror’s talk: 6pm, Room AD165
Live music by the Door Cats (Marquette): 7pm, Museum Lobby
The North of the 45th is an annual juried exhibition of artists living in the geographical area north of the 45th parallel in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. This line is known as the halfway point between the Equator and the North Pole, and crossing this line from the south is often associated with being “up north.” The exhibition showcases the breadth and depth of artists living in this upper Midwest region from both rural and urban areas. Each year a different juror is asked to select pieces for the exhibition from an open call for entries. This year’s juror selected 53 artists from a diverse field of 205 submissions.
This year’s artists include: Janel Anderson, Ty Aymond, Richard Barlow, Lisa Bergh, Gregg Bruff, Catherine Brunet, Gloria DeFilipps Brush, Betsy Byers, Ginnie Cappaert, Edwin Carter, Todd Carter, Zach Collins and Ted Tollefson, Kathleen Conover, Joan G. Cox, Teresa Cox, Andrea Leila Denecke, Kelly Dorman, Preston Drum, Travis Erickson, Michael Friend, Lindsy Halleckson, Keith Holmes, Steven Hughes, Larsen Husby, K. Carlton Johnson, Emily Gray Koehler, Joyce Koskenmaki, Matthew Krousey, Pepe Kryzda and Maria Cristina Tavera in collaboration with ArtOrg, Christine Lenzen, Michael Letts, Mary Lingen, David Luke, Corbin Lutz, Shawn Malone, Adam McCauley, Andrew Nordin, Bernard Park, Lacey Prpić Hedtke, Paul Rose, Christy Schwartz, Michael R. Smith, Jr., Sean Smuda, Dave Tilton, Amy Toscani, Georgi Tsenov, Zerek Twede, Pamela Valfer, Paul Varga, Jeff Wetzig and Candace Zebell.
This year’s exhibition is juried by Mason Riddle, a writer based in Saint Paul, Minnesota who has published widely on the visual arts, architecture and design. Recent publications include Artforum, Architectural Record, Ceramics: Art & Perception, Dwell, Metalsmith, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Rain Taxi, Sculpture Magazine, Surface Design and Walker Art Center Magazine. Her catalogue essay on new prints by Willie Cole was published in September 2012 by Highpoint Press, Minneapolis. Recent blogs for Metropolis Magazine feature a Q & A with Andrew Blauvelt, the architecture and design curator at the Walker, and a memorial tribute to the architect Lisl Close. Riddle recently organized an exhibition of photographs by Twin Cities artist Tucker Hollingsworth which explore the digital concept called "camera noise." Riddle is the former director of MN Percent for Art in Public Places program and interim director of The Goldstein Museum of Design. She has a M.A. in Art History and Museum Practice from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and a B.A. in Art History and Studio Arts from Denison University, Granville, OH.