215 | 610 CONTEMPORARY Annual Juried Exhibition
About the Exhibition
During the fall of each year, The Gallery at Delaware County Community College selects an accomplished artist or curator to jury 215 | 610 CONTEMPORARY, an annual juried exhibition showcasing regional emerging artists living in and around the Philadelphia area. Philadelphia is a known breeding ground for the arts offering multiple graduate programs that shape multitudes of young professional artists each year. Many of these artists continue to live and work in the region. The purpose of this juried exhibition is to showcase local emerging contemporary artists, create a platform for critical discourse through an exchange of ideas, and to push the boundaries of an age-old practice. In addition to the exhibition, we invite the Juror to lecture about their personal work and practice. The artist lecture is open to the public and is typically presented in the large auditorium, funded by the Communication, Arts & Humanities Division at Delaware County Community College. We highly encourage members of the community and beyond to attend the artist lecture followed by the art opening in an effort to provide a space to learn, observe, and experience critical issues within contemporary art.
Exhibition Opening Reception & Juror's Talk: TBA
Exhibition Dates: TBA
2018, Juror: Jean Shin
2017, Juror: Odili Donald Odita (Painter)
2016, Juror: Pepon Osorio (Installation Artist, Sculptor)
2015, No Exhibition
2014, Juror: Luis Gispert (Photographer, Sculptor)
2013, Juror: Sid Sachs (UARTS Curator)
2012, Juror: Donald Kuspit (Art Critic, Author, Art Historian)
2011, Juror: Kate Kraczon (ICA curator)
2019 Juror: Jodi Throckmorton
Curator of Contemporary Art Jodi Throckmorton joined PAFA in fall of 2014. As PAFA’s Contemporary Curator, Throckmorton oversees PAFA’s contemporary art exhibitions and acquisitions.
Throckmorton came to PAFA from the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University, Kansas, where she served as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Prior to that, Throckmorton was the Associate Curator at the San Jose Museum of Art. She holds an MA in Museum Studies from San Francisco State University, and a BA in Art History and French from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Throckmorton co-organized, with former PAFA Director Harry Philbrick, Dive Deep: Eric Fischl and the Process of Painting, which was on exhibit at PAFA and the San Jose Museum of Art
(2012-13). Other current and prior projects of Throckmorton’s include Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World (2018); Melt/Carve/Forge: Embodied Sculptures by Cassils (2017); Fernando Orellana: His Study of Life (2016); Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India (2015); Bruce Conner: Somebody Else's Prints (2014); Questions from the Sky: New Work by Hung Liu (2013); Ranu Mukherjee: Telling Fortunes (2012); and This Kind of Bird Flies Backward: Paintings by Joan Brown (2011).