September 11 - October 29, 2021
Juried by Marvella Muro
"Artists from around the country responded with enthusiasm to our call for artists and this year we will have a record-setting 125 artworks on display. Once again, we will have artworks in a wide variety of paper-based media with content ranging from the intimate and personal to the expansive and political. Returning to the Brand Gallery with a physical exhibition is something for which we had been hoping and planning. Brand 49 will be a great opportunity to join together in celebration of artists and art.”
The works on paper featured in Brand 49 have an astounding range and intimacy on the page and in virtual space. Prizes totaling $4,700 will be awarded to six works in the show, including the Juror’s award selected by Muro, the Jane Friend award, the Robert Brown award, and three Brand Associates awards selected by the Board of Brand Associates. These awards will be announced in the September 11th opening event.
As juror Marvella Muro, the Director of Artistic Programs and Education at Self Help Graphics and Art (SHG) remarked about the selection process:“Jurying Brand 49 has been both an honor and one of the most challenging tasks I've accepted. We received an astounding number of submissions, each unique in style, medium, and theme. Despite these differences, the artists' need to create and express themselves during a dark period is a linear thread that connects this group beyond the exceptional work on or made of paper.”