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Don Kimes, Juror


January 2 - 27, 2024

Opening: Thursday, January 4, 5 – 8 pm

Nancy Breakstone,  Amy Brnger, Matt Chinian, Michele Colburn, Rosemary Cotnoir, Derick Fiedler, Marie B Gauthiez, Genie Ghim, David Gootnick, Yolande Heijnen, Brenda White Henriquez, Yael Herzog, Peter Joslin, Rebecca Kallem, Erin Karp, Sam Kelly, Tamara Krendel, Brian Kreydatus, David LaPalombara, Tai Lipan, Abbe Lubell, Ellen Starr Lyon, Eileen Mooney, Douglas Newton, Tamara Novikova, Denise M Oehl, David Orban, Susu Pianchupattana, Betsy Podlach, Emily Settles, Toni Silber-Delerive, Phyllis Trowbridge, Watie White, Jenny Wu, Jessica Ziegler and Ryan Zogheb.

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Blue Mountain Gallery is pleased to present the work of 36 artists selected by Don Kimes for this year's winter juried exhibition. The artists, drawn from three hundred applicants from across the country, work in a wide range of media, including oil, acrylic, pastel, gouache, photography and mixed media. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue and will remain on view through January 27, 2024.



Represented by Denise Bibro Fine Art (NYC), Don Kimes is Founding Artistic Director of the ACI artists residency in Umbria (Italy), Board Chair/Contributing Editor for Art Lantern/New Art Examiner UK, and senior Professor of Art at American University in Washington DC. Additionally, for 33 years he built and led the Chautauqua School of Art, establishing it as one of the nation’s leading summer art programs. Prior to that he taught for eleven years at the New York Studio School, serving as Program Director there for six years.

His work has been presented in over 150 exhibitions internationally, including Denise Bibro, Jim Kempner, Claudia Carr, and many others in New York City; the Global Art Fair (Singapore); Rueda Museum (Madrid), Biennale Internazionale (Florence, Italy), Rocca Paolina (Perugia), ExMoenia (Todi), America Haus (Munich), Casa di Cultura (Villahermosa, Mexico), Baltimore Museum of Art, Burchfield Penney Museum (Buffalo), Katzen Museum (D.C.) and dozens of others internationally. He has received awards and residencies at the American Academy in Rome; SACI in Florence; Mellon Foundation awards to live and work on the island of Kauai, and to spend a year painting near Todi, Italy; a Department of the Interior residency at Yellowstone; Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (Mexico); Eisenhower Foundation (Soviet Union); the Assensore di Cultura (Corciano, Italy), and the Accademia di Belli Arte (Perugia, Italy).


The members of Blue Mountain Gallery see their outreach and commitment to an ever-expanding community of artists as fundamental to their overall mission.  The gallery sponsors juried exhibitions and maintains a calendar of lectures and panels to complement a schedule of one-person shows at its Chelsea location.  Blue Mountain Gallery is an artists' cooperative, founded in 1980.

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