August 4–27, 2017

Juried by Mary Early

There should be no dividing line between artistic excellence and social consciousness.
— Joseph W. Polisi, president of Juilliard, The Artist as Citizen

CREATE/CHANGE presents the work of seventeen artists from 17 cities around the United States. The call for submissions to this juried exhibition invited artists living and working in the United States to consider their role as “Artist/Citizen” and examine the intersection of personal artistic practice with the broader world beyond the studio.

As we find ourselves immersed in the steadily increasing volume of visual and auditory media, it is a daily challenge to see past a flood of images and ideas. The artist has always served society by communicating where words and actions fail and is now doubly challenged to be seen and heard above the fray.

The artists of CREATE/CHANGE reveal the importance of seeing into and opening up, rather than passing through, society. A shift away from hierarchical career choice of past centuries has created an ever-widening platform for the application of creative processes across disciplines.

Mary Early, July 2017

Sobia Ahmad (MD)
Kamal Al Mansour (CA)
Gary Duehr (MA)
Jimmy Fike (AZ)
Jonathan Clyde Frey (PA)
Michal Gavish (DC)
Kay Gordon (NY)
Mia Halton (MD)
Katie Hargrave (TN)
Linda Hesh (VA)
Cathy Immordino (CA)
Andrea Limauro (MD)
Diane N’Diaye (MD)
Lauren Peterson (GA)
Paul Shortt (DC)
Ann Stoddard (MD)
Caitlin Vitalo (PA)