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October 2013

Avery Research Center for African-American History & Culture in Charleston, SC, Offers MOJA Juried Art Exhibition

The Avery Research Center for African-American History and Culture in Charleston, SC, is presenting the 30th Annual MOJA Juried Art Exhibition, on view in the McKinley Washington Auditorium through Oct. 30, 2013. The exhibit is sponsored by Berkeley Electric Cooperative.

Featuring regional artists, this annual juried art exhibition gives cash awards for first, second, third places, and three ribbons for honorable mentions.

Artists selected to participate in this year’s exhibition are Mary Moore Anderson, Claire Barthold, Karen Brown, Karole Turner Campbell, Jennifer Coach, Lillian A. Cotton, Jesse Gadsden, Robert Hoffman, Katherine Houghton, Lori Starnes Isom, Blue Jim, Cindy Male, Roko Miller, Bridget Murray, Calvin Nizar, Cilia Pray, Pedro Rodriguez, Georgette W. Sanders, Patricia Sebree, Edward Shmunes, Christopher Smalls, Denise Spatz, and Marie Ella Williams.

Amiri Geuka Farris, this year’s juror, received his Masters of Fine Art in Painting, with his BFA in Illustration and graphic design, from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Farris’ academic appointments include Professor of Fine Arts at Georgia Southern University, at the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, and Professor of Fine Arts, at Savannah State University. He is currently a professor at The University of South Carolina - Beaufort where he teaches studio and fine arts and also an instructor of art at Savannah State University.

Farris’ work has been featured in more than 50 one-person gallery shows and juried museum exhibitions, including the United States Capitol in Washington, DC, and the York W. Bailey Museum at Historic Penn Center National Historic Landmark on St. Helena Island, SC. He was named the 2008 Artist-of-the-Year at the Penn Center.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listing, call the Center at 843/953-7609, visit (www.cofc.edu/avery) or visit (www.mojafestival.com).

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