2019 Annual Members Meeting, Print Swap & Opening Reception

We invite all our members to join us at our Annual Meeting and Print Swap beginning at 1 pm on Saturday, May 11, 2019. MGNE Members’ Juried Exhibition Opening will follow from 2-4pm.

Saturday, May 11, 2019
at Rhode Island Watercolor Society
Slater Memorial Park
831 Armistice Blvd.
Pawtucket, RI 02861

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Exhibition Dates: May 11 – June 21, 2019

About the Print Swap: 
After a short business meeting, we will each choose a wrapped print from another artist. To participate, bring a print, wrapped so it can’t be seen and  enjoy a chance to meet other members.

About the Juror:
Megan Foster earned her BFA from RISD and her MFA from Columbia University. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Mixed Greens Gallery, NYC; PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY; Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, China; and the San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, among other venues.

Foster’s work suggests a narrative by presenting a frozen moment in time. She aims to preserve and give authority to the everyday experience through a mix of art, architecture, design and science. Using appropriated images, film stills, magazine clippings and staged photographs as a starting point, she depicts banal scenes that have the potential to be spectacular and fantastic. She portrays often-overinflated expectations of the way we live and how we try to better ourselves from previous generations.

Before joining the faculty at RISD, Foster taught at The City College of New York where she was the head of Printmaking and director of the MFA program. She was also master printer at the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies and is co-founder of Moonlight Editions.

About Venue:
Founded in 1896, Rhode Island Watercolor Society (RIWS) is one of the oldest watercolor organizations in America. With over 300 members, RIWS provides artists and the general public the opportunity to view, purchase, exhibit and learn about water media art.

RIWS offers classes, workshops and demonstrations by nationally and regionally acclaimed artists. Located in the JC Potter Casino Building, a historic lakeside “boathouse” in Slater Memorial Park, RIWS features an art gallery, library and studio space. The gallery hosts frequent shows each year, including a National Water Media Competition.

Image: Joan Wright, “Lagoon”