Take A Seat!

January 28 – February 27, 2016

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Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 27, 5 ⎼ 7 p.m.
 
Fundraising Party and Silent Auction:
Sunday, February 28, 2016, 5 ⎼ 7:30 p.m.

 
Anne Beresford "Chair of Art History"
Anne Beresford
Olivia Bernard "Dangerous Liaisons"
Olivia Bernard
Petula Bloomfield "Sit If You Dare Chair"
Petula Bloomfield
Candace Bradbury-Carlin "Roused"
Candace Bradbury-Carlin
Sarah Braman Take A Seat
Sarah Braman
Anne Burton "From the Firmament to the Fundament"
Anne Burton
Elizabeth Solley Caine "Musical Chair w. Pillow"
Elizabeth Solley Caine
Eva Camacho-Sanchez "Chaos"
Eva Camacho-Sanchez
Liz Chalfin "Wooden Chair"
Liz Chalfin
Christin Couture & William Hosie "The First Adam"
Christin Couture & William Hosie
Sally Curcio "Ceci est une chaise. Il rêve de devenir un violoncelle."
Sally Curcio
Rita Edelman "Graffiti"
Rita Edelman
Taiga Ermansons "Onyx"
Taiga Ermansons
Sean Greene "Concentricationator"
Sean Greene
Ellen Grobman "Dot Dot"
Ellen Grobman
Sean Healey "+-=" #2
Peter Healey
Herman Ray Take A Seat
Amanda Herman & Hannah Ray
Cassandra Holden "Peacock Throne"
Cassandra Holden
Amy Johnquest "Please Sit"
Amy Johnquest
Heidi Johnson "Wallpaper"
Heidi Johnson
Robert Kimmel "The Moment Before the Stars Turned On"
Rob Kimmel
Silas Kopf "Kiss My A**"
Silas Kopf
Michael Melle "Claw foot Armchair"
Michael Melle
Nancy Winship Milliken "Feather Chair"
Nancy Winship Milliken
Priya Nadkarni "Ikat Chair"
Priya Nadkarni
Gary Orlinsky "Lath Last"
Gary Orlinsky
Chris Page "Williamstown Storm Walk 08.19.2015"
Chris Page
Stephen Petegorsky "The World is a Dangerous Place"
Stephen Petegorsky
Lynn Peterfreund & Sally Clegg "Index"
Lynn Peterfreund & Sally Clegg
Katie Richardson "Expose and Envelop"
Katie Richardson
Joe Saphire & Kyle Thorne "Thinking Chair"
Joe Saphire & Kyle Thorne
Chloe So & Shawn Wang Take A Seat
Chloe So & Shawn Wang
Elizabeth Stone "CORSIT"
Elizabeth Stone
David Teeple "Sitting in the Brandywine River behind Andrew Wyeth's studio in Chadds Ford PA circa 1975"
David Teeple
Douglas Thayer "Big Joe’s other Brother"
Douglas Thayer
Jane C. Thurber "Bands of Time"
Jane C. Thurber
Michael Tillyer Take A Seat
Michael Tillyer
Angela Zammarelli "Flora and Fauna for a Home (restraint) "
Angela Zammarelli
Erika Zekos & Derek Noble "Nest"
Erika Zekos & Derek Noble
     


 
To mark the final celebration of its 40th Anniversary year, the University Museum of Contemporary Art has invited 40 artists and designers to creatively embellish 40 unadorned wooden chairs, donated to us by the Lexington Group of West Springfield.
The participating artists have painted, decorated, cut, drilled, and otherwise improvised on four legs and a seat — a riff on the idea of a chair! Take A Seat! celebrates the wide‐ranging talent and creativity of Valley artists and designers.
The exhibition is open to the public from January 28 through February 28, 2016. We will start the exhibition with a reception on Wednesday, January 27, 5 – 7 p.m., and conclude with a fundraising party — cocktail reception, live music, and Silent Auction of the Chairs — on Sunday, February 28, 5 ⎼ 7:30 p.m. The artists will be present. Money raised at the auction will support the University Museum of Contemporary Art. 

Participating artists include: Anne Beresford • Olivia Bernard • Petula Bloomfield • Candace Bradbury-Carlin • Sarah Braman • Anne Burton • Elizabeth Solley Caine • Eva Camacho-Sanchez • Liz Chalfin • Christin Couture & William Hosie • Sally Curcio • Rita Edelman • Taiga Ermansons • Sean Green • Ellen Grobman • Peter Healey • Amanda Herman & Hannah Ray • Cassandra Holden • Amy Johnquest • Heidi Johnson • Rob Kimmel • Silas Kopf • Michael Melle • Nancy Winship Milliken • Priya Nadkarni • Gary Orlinsky • Chris Page • Stephen Petegorsky • Lynn Peterfreund & Sally Clegg • Katie Richardson • Joe Saphire & Kyle Thorne • Chloe So & Shawn Wang • Elizabeth Stone • David Teeple • Douglas Thayer • Jane C. Thurber • Michael Tillyer • Angela Zammarelli • Erika Zekos & Derek Nobel.

The University Museum of Contemporary Art gratefully acknowledges the generous supportof Lexington Group of West Springfield; UMass Five College Credit Union; DAX Transport, Florence, MA; Stephen Petegorsky Photography; UMass Catering; the Daily Hampshire Gazette; and the Amherst Art Walk.

 
About the University Museum of Contemporary Art, UMass Amherst
In 2015 the University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass Amherst entered its 40th year, dedicated to advancing contemporary art through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and training programs for the next generation of artists and museum professionals.
As the only university-affiliated art museum in Western Massachusetts to focus exclusively on the art of our time, the UMCA has been building its reputation as a leading showcase for innovation in contemporary local, national, and international art.

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Take A Seat! SILENT AUCTION

Join us as we close this exhibition with a silent auction of these amazing works of art.

Sunday, February 28, 2016
5–7:30 p.m.

University Museum of Contemporary Art
$35/person

Buy Tickets Here


The evening includes sumptuous edible creations by award-winning UMass Catering Services, music by UMass’ finest musicians, and a beer and wine cash bar.

Did you find the chair of your dreams?
Be sure to attend and do some bidding!

Proceeds from this event will support the University Museum of Contemporary Art, an important educational resource for our community