RED: It’s more than a color: metaphor, feeling, idea or hue
Cambridge Art Association Biennial 2009
Second Prize: Mary Mead: Holding On, 2009
The 65-year-old Cambridge Art Association (CAA) is honored to present the 12th year of juried alternating RED/BLUE open shows for artists in the New England area. This year, the distinguished juror, Carl Belz, returned to CAA and spent a long day reviewing 600 entries.
Carl Belz, Director Emeritus of the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University is acknowledged as the Museum Director who brought contemporary art to New Englanders. A teacher, prolific art writer, editor, speaker and art savant, he has an “eye” that allowed so many others “to see”. Encouraging emerging artists locally and globally, seeking out nationally known artists and finding innovative works, Carl brought the Rose to an unimagined programming level.
RED is his first juried show since he returned to the Boston area from ten years living in New Hampshire. The Cambridge Art Association was last able to present art chosen by Carl Belz, a National Prize Show, in 1999. The strength of this extraordinary show is in Carl Belz’ eye and the 110 works chosen from artists from all over New England.