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Workman Arts: Being Scene 2018


MARCH 1 – 25, 2018



BEING SCENE 2018 annual juried art exhibition features upwards of 130 artworks produced by artists navigating issues of mental health. The annual submission call attracts artists working in painting, photo-art, text-based art, media-art, 3-dimensional work and other contemporary media. This year a jury of established professional artists, curators and gallerists have evaluated over 400 artist’s submissions.

Embedded in the prime spring exhibition season, BEING SCENE attracts several thousand visitors. This year’s exhibition features an eclectic Portrait Wall as well as a compelling curated room Off The Wall, highlighting the voices of established artists focusing on issues of identity and mental health in contemporary new media.

As Workman Arts celebrates its 30th anniversary, it continues to bring to the public, thoughtful and thought-provoking presentations such as BEING SCENE to activate vital dialogue and social change to challenge the stigma associated with issues of mental health


2018 Being Scene Participants:
Stephanie AVERY, Mel BENDER, Diana BERSHADSKY, Felicia BERTIN, Marco BUONOCORE, Richard BUTLER, Bethany CARPENTER, Rebecca CHERNECKI, Claro COSCO, Matthew DEL DAGAN, Trinley DORJE, Nadine ESPINOZA, Lisa FAIZ, Delroy FLOWERS, Norman FUCHS, Erella GANON, Gaetane GENESSE, GENOVA, Alice GOLDMAN, Eduardo HATCH, Hanan HAZIME, Robin JONES, Ela KUROWSKA, LAVEH, Jackie LEWIS, Wendy LU, Lorette C. LUZAJIC, Richard MACEDO, Barbara MANN, Gregg Allan McGIVERN, Betty MIREMBE, Ella MITCHELL, Michael MORBACH, Fabian MOSQUERA, Grey MULDOON, Brad NECYK,  Amy NESS, Alan PARKER, Sean PATENAUDE, Neri PAUL, Ben PRIEDE, Marisha PULA, Jennifer ROSS, David SALAZAR, Chris SCOTT, Annette SEIP, Fiona SETH, Laura SHINTANI, Katrissa SINGER, Leslie Anne SMITH, Jan SWINBURNE, Elias TABER, Apanaki TEMITAYO, Jace TRAZ, Annalise W, Dale Evelyn WILLIAMS


Apanaki Temitayo M: Workman Arts Artist in Residence
Cameron Lee: Artist and Programmer at Mercer Union Center for Contemporary Art
Laura Kikauka: Multidisciplinary Artist and Co-Founder of the Electric Eclectics Festival

Exhibition Director:  Claudette Abrams
Exhibition Assistant: Xander Matthews

View/Download Being Scene 2018 Press Release PDF Click here
View/Download Being Scene 2018 Catalogue PDF Click Here

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