This exhibition was comprised of 88 works by 69 artists living and working in the eight counties of Western New York. Olga Viso, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., served as this year's juror. She made her selection from more than 1,300 slides and awarded nineteen prizes totaling $4,150.
A 12-page checklist/brochure accompanied the 46th Annual, highlighting works selected for this year’s exhibition.
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.
This exhibition was organized by Senior Curator Cheryl Brutvan.