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The 95th TAA Exhibition, to be shown Nov. 21, 2014-Jan. 3, 2015, in the Canaday Gallery, continues the Museum’s tradition of celebrating and recognizing the best work by artists in this region. It is one of the few remaining shows of its kind organized by an art museum nationally. Several changes were made this year to keep the regional exhibition fresh and relevant nearly a century after it began.
Twenty-eight artists have been chosen to show their work in the 95th Toledo Area Artists (TAA) Exhibition, the Toledo Museum of Art has announced. The artists, all of whom live within a 150-mile radius of Toledo, were chosen from among 462 entrants who submitted digital portfolios of their work for consideration. TAA Exhibition curator Halona Norton-Westbrook, a Mellon Fellow at the Museum, and Amy Gilman, associate director and curator of contemporary and modern art, picked the artists after reviewing 4,175 images, 44 videos and two audio entries.
The 95th TAA Exhibition, to be shown Nov. 21, 2014-Jan. 3, 2015, in the Canaday Gallery, continues the Museum’s tradition of celebrating and recognizing the best work by artists in this region. It is one of the few remaining shows of its kind organized by an art museum nationally.
In addition to choosing artists based on portfolios rather than single works of art, prize money was boosted to $10,000, including $5,000 for Best of Show, and a nationally known adjudicator was named. This year’s judge will be Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight. A three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism (1991, 2001 and 2007), Knight received the 1997 Frank Jewett Mather Award for distinction in art criticism from the College Art Association, becoming the first journalist to win the award in more than 25 years.<