Juror Liz Andrews
Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 15, 2022, 6:00-8:00 PM
Third Thursday Music Night: November 20, 2022, 7:00-9:00 PM | Sound Bathing, Exploration, and Improvisation with John Kiran Fernandes, Michael Pierce, Shane Parish and Jon Vogt
ATHICA is delighted to announce MOOD, our 2022 juried exhibition featuring the work of 37 contemporary artists from across the United States and Canada. Their work in all media explores or references MOOD, a term that has taken on a unique connotation on social media through its use thousands of times a day by individuals to express their temporal emotions with imagery, memes, and a ever-changing collage of the media culture that surrounds us. #Mood is happy, sad, reflective, angstful, urgent, chill, colorful, somber, hungry, sleepy, angry, hopeful and more. The work on display was juried by Liz Andrews, Executive Director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art.
MOOD is sponsored in part by The James E. and Betty J. Huffer Foundation, The Georgia Council for the Arts, and The National Endowment for the Arts.
|Peachtree City, GA
Winner, Exhibition Committee Award
|AD Kaya Clark
Winner, Donald Keyes Founder’s Award
|New Orleans, LA
Winner, Community Choice Award
|Kim L Kennedy
Winner, Future Show Award
|Kate Hooray Osmond
About the Juror
Liz Andrews is an artist, curator, museum professional, and leader who is dedicated to the arts and social justice. She has worked with arts organizations across the nation. Since August 2021, she has served as the Executive Director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, the only museum in the nation dedicated to uplifting art by and about women of the African diaspora. Andrews holds a B.A. in American Studies from Wesleyan University, a M.A. in Arts Politics from the NYU Tisch School of Arts, and a Ph.D in Cultural Studies from George Mason University. Her dissertation was entitled Envisioning President Barack Obama.
Prior to joining Spelman College, Liz Andrews was Executive Administrator in the Director’s Office of LACMA where she expanded her role to collaborate on projects and priorities across museum departments, including diversity and inclusion efforts and curating exhibitions. Her curatorial projects at LACMA included The Obama Portraits Tour and a companion exhibition Black American Portraits, and she commissioned an augmented reality (AR) monument dedicated to Biddy Mason by the artist Ada Pinkston, among other projects. Liz’s career is also defined by a long-standing commitment to engaging undergraduate students through research and the arts through teaching at George Mason University and serving as an advisor and organizing public programming at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Liz was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and attributes her commitment to justice from her father, attorney Irving P. Andrews.
Press Release: https://mailchi.mp/a4272c1d6318/mood
Gallery Guide: MOOD_Gallery_Guide_FINAL