The 45th Western New York Exhibition featured 144 works by 108 artists from the eight county area of Western New York. The exhibition was selected by Andrea Miller-Keller, Emily Hall Tremaine Curator of Contemporary Art at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut. Miller-Keller selected works from nearly 1,300 slides and awarded 21 prizes totaling more than $4,600.
This exhibition was organized by Curator Cheryl Brutvan with the assistance of Curator Marc Mayer.
About the Western New York Exhibitions
The Western New York exhibitions acknowledge the breadth of talent in the art community of Western New York and reflect the Albright-Knox’s ongoing commitment to support the creative endeavors of these artists. Begun in 1934, the Western New York exhibitions bring together notable works of art in the region and provide a wider field of appreciation for area artists.
Painting, sculpture, prints, and works on paper have traditionally been included, with a category of photography added in 1951 and video and film in 1984. From 1977 to 2010, the Western New York exhibitions alternated with In Western New York and Beyond/In Western New York, invitational exhibitions with selections made by the museum’s curators.