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Brand 52: Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 15, 2024, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
On view through August 9, 2024
Juror: Shana Nys Dambrot

Brand Library & Art Center and the Brand Associates invite you to start your summer off artfully by joining us for a reception celebrating the opening of Brand 52. This year’s  annual exhibition features more than 100 artworks from around the country chosen by juror Shana Nys Dambrot, a renowned art critic, author and curator. 

Works on Paper includes new artists as well as artists from past years; all are offering us the opportunity to explore the versatility of the paper medium. The public opening reception on Saturday, June 15 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM will be well attended, so please consider ridesharing.

Brand 52 will be on view June 15 – August 9, 2024. Artists and the juror will be present at the opening reception on Saturday, June 15, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.

Do you love Works on Paper as much as we do? Learn more by reading a book! Our Art Librarian has compiled a list of books from Brand Library's collection that focus on working with paper, such as prints, drawings, photographs, sculptures as well as artists' books all by a diverse group of artists, covering a variety of styles.

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This year we welcome art critic, curator and author Shana Nys Dambrot as our juror. Based in Downtown LA, Dambrot is the Arts Editor for L.A. Weekly, and a contributor to Flaunt, Artillery, and other culture publications. She studied Art History at Vassar College, has curated and juried many exhibitions, writes prolifically for exhibition catalogs and monographic publications, and speaks at galleries, schools, and cultural institutions nationally. As an experienced juror, Dambrot looks initially for artworks that demonstrate skill, innovation, finesse, beauty, power and message. Her goal is for the final selections to produce coherence, conversation and balance across an entire group of high-quality artworks. We are proud to present a wonderful Brand 52 that was crafted with her careful eye.

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About the Brand Associates:

The Associates of Brand Library & Art Center is an all-volunteer non-profit that raises funds to support the extensive free and public events offered at Brand including gallery exhibitions, classical and popular music performances, film screenings, dance performances, and activities for people of all ages. Entry fees and commissions from the sale of artworks from Brand 52 will be used to continue the important cultural programming that Brand Library & Art Center brings to the community.

Exhibit-Related Programming:

  • Tuesday, June 20, 6-7:30pm: ARTful Conversations - The Brand Associates invites you to ARTful Conversations. This innovative program at Brand uses art as a portal for writing poetry. Everyone can write poetry, and everyone is welcome!

Header image: Brand 52 logo & Hyunsook Cho, Line study 15 – Sketches of Siam 15 (detail), mixed paper.

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