Watch This Video of Our January 13th Virtual Reception!
Changing Tide is as predictable as the swing of a pendulum. It can represent a cleansing exchange of life-giving seawater, or fuel a destructive surge onto land. The theme is a starting point that encompasses both representational and more conceptual artwork. Cycles can be found everywhere, and Changing Tide encourages CCMoA Artist Members to consider the many possible ways the theme can be expressed through their art in this time of extreme environmental, social and political fluctuation.
In November, members of the Cape Cod Museum of Art were invited to submit original artwork to our Annual Juried Members Exhibition. 114 artists from across the region submitted 225 works, and only 73 of those works were selected by juror Amanda Wastrom, Assistant Curator at Heritage Museums & Gardens, East Sandwich, Massachusetts.
A Word From Amanda Wastrom, Juror
"What a pleasure and privilege it was to jury this exhibition! While there was plenty of breadth and variety, some themes definitely began to emerge. Many works had a sense of surrealism--I felt like I was in some sort of dream world or perhaps I just fell down the rabbit hole where things were topsy turvy and upside down. Many artists chose to explore the natural world and how its cycle of change, death, and rebirth is a metaphor for the chaos and upheaval in our human world. There was a strong sense of place in many of these works. The ocean is a powerful almost spiritual force. It’s a place we go to for joy, solace, grief and cleansing, deep thinking, big decision making. As a curator on Cape Cod, I have seen a lot of seascapes, harbor scenes, etc. So I love it when I’m surprised--when the same material is presented in a new and exciting way. I picked works that evoked a strong emotional response from me--whether it was joy or even disgust. I was also looking for pieces that had some layer of conceptual meaning beyond straight documentation—that addressed that theme of change in some way."
Juror's Choice Awards
Congratulations to the recipients of the Juror's Choice Awards, announced at our virtual reception on January 13.
Farming The Bay
Sediment and Fossils; Low Tide
A Woman and a Man
Category: Three Dimensional