"Recruits" are on their way to Cape Cod Art Museum!

The Cape Cod Museum of Art presents its first open national juried exhibition, titled, “Breaking the Mold: Inspired by Innovation,” to inaugurate their 35th Anniversary celebrations, opening on March 31, 2016. Juror Mim Brooks Fawcett, Executive Director of the Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA, has selected 35 artworks from 718 submissions by 277 artists residing in 29 different states. At the opening reception on March 31, she will announce her four “Juror’s Best” awards. Awardees will be given recognition on the museum’s website and in social media.



Ms. Fawcett commented, “. . .jurying the Cape Cod Museum of Art’s debut national juried exhibition . . . was both an honor and a challenge. Each piece was carefully examined for its mastery of technique and execution, message, creative approach – and crosschecked against the show’s theme. Did the work stand out for its originality? Did it touch upon time-tested roots, yet push the envelope? In the end, the 35 selected pieces stood out for their no holds barred character, dared to be distinct in some way, shape or form and (despite a unique persona) had a provocative relationship to the other 34 mold breakers. All submitting artists are to be commended for their strong entries. It was a pleasure meeting each piece and connecting with the range of exciting work that each artist put forward. Finally, I congratulate the chosen 35 for standing out in a highly competitive crowd. Keep on walking to your own drummer.“


As part of the 35th Anniversary celebrations of the museum, this exhibition features artwork that breaks the bounds of tradition in diverse ways. Carolyn Conrad, from Sag Harbor, NY, surprises the viewer in Maybe Cape Breton by presenting an image that seems to be an outdoor landscape, when in reality it is a photograph of a handmade staged construction. A beautifully-crafted metal, plastic and crystal sculpture by Holland Houdek, from Iowa City, turns out to be modeled after a medical implant, Atlas Posterior Column. And a ceramic teapot, by Ron Mello, turns into a moving vehicle. There is a broad variety of imagery, mediums, and messages in this exhibition that will appeal to a wide range of viewers. (Please see images below.)


The 35 selected artists are, from 16 states:

Denise Buckley, OH

Robin Cass, NY

Carolyn Conrad, NY

Darcy Dangremond, MA

Alice Denison, MA

Jessica Dupuis, NC

Tanya Fletcher, ME

Diane Francis, MA

Shaina Gates, PA

Amir Hariri, NY

Howard Hastie, MA

Holland Houdek, IA

Colleen Kiely, MA

Dimitrina Kutriansky, IL

Keith Lewis, WA

Kandy Lopez, FL

Ron Mello, MA

Tatyana Ostapenko, OR

Joseph Ostraff, UT

Colin Poole, NM

Margaret Realica, CA

Diana Mari Rossi, CA

Abby Schmidt, PA

Wendy Seller, MA

Lauren Skelly, NY

Jeff Stauder, MA

Deborah Stenberg-Service, CA

Gin Stone, MA

Kate Sullivan, MA

Susanne Taylor, MA

Stefania Urist, CT

Randy Van Dyck, ID

Peggy Wyman, MO

Laurence Young, MA

Micah Zavacky, IL


Juror: Mim Brooks Fawcett

Since July 2006, Mim Brooks Fawcett has been the Executive Director of the Attleboro Arts Museum in Attleboro, MA, where she has focused her efforts on providing outstanding and diverse exhibitions and art programs. She holds degrees in the visual arts, graphic design and cinema. She has also served as an educator at Northeastern University and Boston University and as a corporate Art Director.



March 31 - June 12, 2016

Opening Reception: March 31, 2016; 5:30 -7:00pm

Founded in 1981, the Cape Cod Museum of Art is dedicated to its mission, “To Inspire through Art.” It is committed to collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting exceptional works of art that have inspired, or been created by, artists associated with the entire Cape, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. We foster cultural growth and creativity through our educational programs, and through research that promotes an understanding of the region's artistic heritage. The museum is grateful to be supported in its mission by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.



The museum is located at 60 Hope Lane, just off Route 6A, in the same complex as the Cape Cinema and the Cape Cod Playhouse in Dennis, MA. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm on Wednesdays through Saturdays (Winter Hours) and noon to 5 pm on Sundays. Admission is $9, $7 for seniors and students 19+ with school ID, $5 for students 13 to 18, and free for children 12 and under. More information may be obtained by calling (508) 385-4477.


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Cape Cod Museum of Art

60 Hope Lane, Just off Route 6A

PO Box 2034

Dennis, MA 02638