Cynthia Consentino lives and works in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. She received an MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a BFA from The Cooper Union College of Arts and Sciences, New York, NY. She teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in the Art Department.
A recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, American Craft Council, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Berkshire Taconic and The Blanche E. Colman Artist Awards, Consentino has exhibited widely. She currently shows work on a regular basis at Harmon Gallery in Wellfleet, MA. She has also been a resident artist at the John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry Program, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, La Napoule Foundation, France, and Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan. In 2005 Cynthia completed a tile commission for the John M. Kohler Art Center in Wisconsin. Her artist-designed washroom has over 2000 reliefs and hand-painted tile.
Vick Quezada (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist, explores hybrid forms in Indigenous-Latinx history and the function of these histories in contested lands, primarily in the U.S.-Mexico Border. They work with a variety of mediums: video, performance, sculpture, and ceramics. They incorporate found objects (man-made) and natural elements, like dirt, soil, flora, corn, and combine them with found objects like bricks, reclaimed trash, chains, cans, and barbed wire.
Quezada’s most recently received the prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship co-sponsored by the Ford Foundation. Their work has been featured in Hyperallergic, BOMB Magazine, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, Art News, Trans Studies Quarterly, and Remezcla. From 2020-21 they served as a Leslie Lohman Museum Fellow. In 2020 Quezada was hand-selected from a “large-scale survey” of 40 emerging artists from the US and Puerto Rico to be featured in El Museo del Barrio’s groundbreaking, La Trienal.
Quezada has received numerous grants and awards from institutions such as the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Artist Relief Grant supported by Americans for the Arts and Creative Capital, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council (NOP). Quezada’s residency includes the Vermont Studio Center and the Liberations Residency at MassMoca. From 2019-20 Quezada was the artist-in-residence at the Latinx Project at NYU where they gave public talks, and workshops. In 2018, Quezada was selected as the University Massachusetts Contemporary Arts -University Massachusetts at Amherst Curatorial Fellow, along with Fred Wilson, who curated the show, 5 Takes On African Art. Quezada holds a BA from the University of Texas at El Paso and an MFA from UMASS Amherst.
Dates to remember- DATES EXTENDED
|Entry Deadline:||Wednesday, May 25th|
|Notification of Results:||Tuesday, May 31st|
|Hand Deliver Entries:||Sunday, June 5th, and Monday, June 6th, 1 to 3 pm|
|Show Dates and Times:||Saturday, June 11th to July 10th. Saturdays & Sundays 1 to 5 pm|
|Opening Reception||Saturday, June 11th from 3 to 5 pm.|
|Pick-up artwork:||Sunday, July 10th, 4 to 5 pm or Monday, July 11th from 1 to 3 pm|