CAN Triennial Exhibition Prize Search is On

The curatorial team from the Butler Institute of American Art at the CAN Triennial Opening Celebration July 8 at the Morgan Conservatory. FROM LEFT: Susan Carfano and Liz Hicks-Skeels, with CAN Triennial director Michael Gill

With the opening celebration for CAN Triennial July 8 at the Morgan Conservatory, and the opening of all exhibits the following day, the curatorial search for the artists who will win CAN Triennial 2022 Exhibition Prizes is on.

In the first two weeks of the exhibitions—completing their searches by July 22—curators and other representatives from nine regional museums and other exhibitors will choose artists from the Triennial to present in solo shows in the coming three years. Each of the artists they choose will also be featured in CAN Journal in the months before their respective exhibitions.

Participating organizations include the Erie (Pennsylvania) Art Museum, the Butler Institute of American Art (Youngstown), Akron Art Museum, Canton Museum of Art, Massillon Museum, Mansfield Art Center, BAYarts, Summit ArtSpace, and ArtNeo.

CAN Triennial is born of the synergy of relationships between Cleveland galleries, and the exhibition prizes are emblematic of that collaborative spirit. They take advantage of existing resources and programs, leveraging them to elevate the careers of artists.

The first class of CAN Triennial Exhibition Prize winners included Christine Mauersberger at ARTneo, David King at BAYarts, Amy Casey at the Canton Museum of Art (opening August 23), Wadsworth Jarrell at the Mansfield Art Center, and Rebecca Cross at the Massillon Museum.  For the 2022 Triennial, the number of partnering institutions grew from five to nine.

Winners of the 2022 exhibition prizes will be announced in a celebration August 18 at the Beachland Ballroom.

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