2018 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts
MARCH 8 – APRIL 8
NEW YORK, January 29, 2018—Paintings, sculptures, video, film, and works on paper by 35 contemporary artists will be exhibited in the galleries of the American Academy of Arts and Letters on historic AudubonTerrace (Broadway between 155 and 156 Streets) from Thursday, March 8 through Sunday, April 8, 2018. Exhibitingartists were chosen from over 100 nominees submitted by the members of the Academy, America’s most prestigioushonorary society of architects, artists, writers, and composers. The recipients of the Academy’s 2018 Art and Purchase Awards will be selected from this exhibition.
MARINA ADAMS ∙ CHESTER ARNOLD ∙ ROBERT BARBER ∙ TODD BIENVENU ∙ SANFORD BIGGERS ∙ SAM CADY ∙ SARAH CROWNER ∙ ROY DOWELL ∙ ERIC HOLZMAN ∙ SEDRICK HUCKABY ∙ KAHLIL JOSEPH ∙ JIM LONG ∙ NIKKI MALOOF ∙ JIM MELCHERT ∙ RUTH MILLER ∙ CARRIE MOYER ∙ ANGEL OTERO ∙ KAZIMIRA RACHFAL ∙ RUTH ROOT ∙ ANNABETH ROSEN ∙ ALISON SAAR ∙ JACKIE SACCOCCIO ∙ RAYMOND SAUNDERS ∙ LISA SIGAL ∙ BARB SMITH ∙ JANE SOUTH ∙ KYLE STAVER ∙ ROBERT STORR ∙ CHRISTINA TENAGLIA ∙ PATRICIA TREIB ∙ JOAN WALTEMATH ∙ NARI WARD ∙ MARJORIE WELISH ∙ ROGER WHITE ∙ DIDIER WILLIAM
The American Academy of Arts and Letters was founded in 1898 as an honor society of the country’s leading architects, artists, composers, and writers. Charter members include William Merritt Chase, Kenyon Cox, Daniel Chester French, Childe Hassam, Henry James, Theodore Roosevelt, Elihu Vedder, and Woodrow Wilson. The Academy’s 250 members are elected for life and pay no dues.
In addition to electing new members as vacancies occur, the Academy seeks to foster and sustain an interest in Literature, Music, and the Fine Arts by administering over 70 awards and prizes, exhibiting art and manuscripts, funding performances of new works of musical theater, and purchasing artwork for donation to museums across the country.