The Main Gallery

The 2015 Roddy Show

September 17—October 21, 2015

Accepted entries for RODDY, click here.
Download prospectus.
Congratulations to all submitting artists for your ambition, inspiration and creativity.

See the works in the show.

Prize winners of the 16th Annual RODDY: (R to L, bottom) Jennifer Gross, Juror; Angela Fiori of Newton, Second Prize winner; Young Kim Shin of Lexington; Judith Clapp of Cambridge; Carolyn Kinloch-Winkler of Grafton; Eben Zibit for his mother Melanie Zibit of Shirley. (L to R, top) Thomas Whelan of Lexington; Karin Stanley of South Natick; Katie Sluder of Concord; C.B. Forsythe of Newbury – First Prize Winner; Jean Carter of Concord; Timothy Wilson of Somerville, Second Prize winner; and Kate James, Executive Director of Concord Art. Maryann Goblick of Lincoln and Lonnie Harvey of Carlisle not shown. All artists herein received the award of Honorable Mention except where First and Second prize winners are noted.

“In jurying the show, I am evaluating what the artist’s ambition is, and how they achieve it. Everyone is not held to the same standard. As some works may be exploratory, and not yet clarified, I am awarding ambition as well a great technical skill. The Roddy is a celebration of regional art. The work I reviewed is broad in scope—from representation to abstraction, with a few conceptual pieces. As a curator, I realize that creativity is a process, not an end product. The show reflects creative exploration among a wide range of media and aspires to inspire, promote and advance the creative spirit.” — Jennifer Gross, Juror for the 16th Annual Frances N. Roddy Open Competition

Juror Jennifer Gross is the Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts. She was previously the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery. Recent curatorial projects include Ian Hamilton Finlay: Arcadian Revolutionary and Avant-Gardener, and Richard Artschwager! She has written extensively on contemporary art including the work of Richard Tuttle, Kristin Baker, Josiah McElheny, Thomas Nozkowski, Jim Nutt and Rachel Whiteread. Gross received her PhD in Art History from the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is currently organizing Drawing Redefined opening at deCordova on October 2nd, which will include the work of Roni Horn, Esther Klas, Jöelle Tuerlinckx, Richard Tuttle and Jorinde Voight.

Prospectus: Download Important Competition Dates
Wednesday, September 9: Intake
Thursday, September 10: Intake
Friday September 11: Notification
Saturday, September 12: pick up for not accepted work
Sunday, September 13: pick up for not accepted work
Thursday, September 17: Opening Reception/Awards
Friday, October 23: pick up for accepted work
Saturday, October 24: pick up for accepted work
Sunday, October 25: pick up for accepted work