Viridian Artists Inc. is pleased to present our 30th International Juried Exhibition curated by Vernita Nemec, Director of Viridian Artists & Independent Curator. The exhibition opens July 23 and continues through August 10, 2019. In celebration, an opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 25, 6–8 pm. We are especially pleased to present cash awards to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of this important competition that brings the art of emerging and under-recognized artists to the attention of museum curators. Joan Sonnanburg, Joanna Sokowska & Nathan Brad Hall were each awarded Honorable Mention.

As always, Viridian makes a concerted effort to expand the opportunities for outstanding artists’ work to be seen and exhibited. For this season’s juried exhibition, juried by the gallery’s director, instead of having a Director’s Choice segment, the 30th Annual Juried will have a Part 1 & Part 2. Not only Viridian’s director, Nemec is also an independent curator and an artist long involved in the New York art world. The competition selection as always was difficult, but especially so for the nature of art in our world today encompasses a wide variety of methods, materials and conceptualizations of what art is.

More than 400 artists submitted over 1000 submissions; a daunting task, but the 60 artists selected by Nemec represent a wide survey of what concerns and inspires artists and as always, there is much to be concerned about. We look forward to sharing this fascinating exhibition of timely contemporary art by artists we are sure you will see more of in the future.