Mandala and The Chautauqua Institution (say that 5 times fast)

I recently learned that Revealing Cracks Mandala was accepted into the 55th Chautauqua Exhibition of Contemporary Art hosted by The Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution. There were over 400 entries submitted and only 24 pieces were chosen by 17 artists.

The Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI) includes the Chautauqua School of Art, the galleries of the Strohl Art Center, the Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, the Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden and a visual arts lecture series.

The juror who selected my work is quite distinguished, so I’m honored to be a part of this show.


“VACI, the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution, is pleased to announce that renowned critic, curator and author Kim Levin is the juror for Chautauqua’s 55th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Levin has organized numerous exhibitions in venues throughout the United States as well as in Denmark, Germany, Japan, Korea, Norway, and Poland. She has written frequently for publications including The New York Times, ArtNews , Art in America, Art Journal, Sculpture, Connoisseur, and many others. She was a regular contributor to The Village Voicefor more than twenty years and has been Contributing Editor ofArts Magazine and New York correspondent for Flash Art and Opus International.

President Honoraire of the International Association of Art Critics, Levin is author of Beyond Modernism: Essays on Art from the ‘70s and ‘80s (Harper Collins), and Editor of Beyond Walls and Wars: Art, Politics, and Multiculturalism (Midmarch Press) and she conceived and co-edited Art Planet: A Global View of Art Criticism (AICA Press). Among her many honors are the Art/World Award for Distinguished Newspaper Journalism and the SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art) fellowship for criticism presented by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She was selected as a Fellow for the Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program and has written catalogue texts for many museum exhibitions in the United States as well as exhibitions ranging from the Centre Georges Pompidou and Moderna Museet Stockholm to the Kunstmuseum Basel and the Yokohama Museum.”

Whew! So in June, Mandala will be off on its own to New York in time for the Opening Reception on June 24, 2012, 3-5 p.m., at the Strohl Art Center (show runs from June 24–July 12).

The Chautauqua Institution is really a unique and amazing place. Check out pics of their beautiful buildings & spaces here: and the video below.

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