Viridian's 30th Annual International Juried Exhibition: Part 1
Juried by Vernita Nemec, Director of Viridian Artists & Independent Curator  
July 23–August 10, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 25, 6–8 pm
Closing Reception : Saturday, 10th, 4-6pm

1st prize – Richard Hricko  2nd prize – Frances Vye Wilson  3rd prize – Katia Bulbenko
Carolyn Applegate * Anna Chupa * Philip Cianci * Patrick Coughlin * Renee Cuny * Genevieve Daly * Rodney Durso * Cynthia Fleury * Maki Fujita * Elizabeth Ginsberg * Catharina Goldnau * Paula Goodbar * Chris Haggerty * Nathan Hall * Joni Hand * Jennifer Moné Hill * * Zichao Hu * Gerard Huber * Gabrielle Lundy * Pavel Muller * Paul Murray * Robert Romano * Stuart Skalka * Joanna Sokolowska * Joan Sonnanburg * Mariclair Tan * Oralee Wachter * Aycan  Yurdakul

 Chelsea: Viridian Artists Inc. is pleased to present our 30th International Juried Exhibition curated by Vernita Nemec, Director of Viridian Artists & Independent Curator. The exhibition opens July 23 and continues through August 10, 2019. In celebration, an opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 25, 6–8 pm. We are especially pleased to present cash awards to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of this important competition that brings the art of emerging and under-recognized artists to the attention of museum curators.

As always, Viridian makes a concerted effort to expand the opportunities for outstanding artists’ work to be seen and exhibited. For this season’s juried exhibition, juried by the gallery’s director, instead of having a Director’s Choice segment, the 30th Annual Juried will have a Part 1 & Part 2.  Not only Viridian’s director, Nemec is also an independent curator and an artist long involved in the New York art world.

The competition selection as always was difficult, but especially so for the nature of art in our world today encompasses a wide variety of methods, materials and conceptualizations of what art is.

More than 400 artists submitted over 1000 submissions; a daunting task, but the 60 artists selected by Nemec represent a wide survey of what concerns and inspires artists and as always, there is much to be concerned about. We look forward to sharing this fascinating exhibition of timely contemporary art by artists we are sure you will see more of in the future.


 Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12–6PM 

For further information, please contact Vernita Nemec the gallery director by phone at 212 414 4040 or by email at viridianartistsinc@gmail.com. Please visit the gallery website at www.viridianartists.com.