Erie Art Museum exhibits 90th annual spring show

Erie features a wide variety of creative experiences and artistic creations.

The Erie Art Museum is hosting its 90th Annual Spring Show opening in April.

This is a regional juried exhibit held in the main gallery of the art museum and is sponsored in part by Edinboro University.

Artists located within a 250-mile radius of Erie had the opportunity to enter up to three works that have never been previously exhibited in the Erie community.

Types of works include: photography, painting, graphics, sculpture and ceramics.

Well-known artist Alexis Rockman is coming to Erie as the Juror of Selection and Awards for the annual showcase.

Rockman’s works have been displayed all over the world, including museums such as: the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Carnegie Museum of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Most works depict the natural world and explore areas of environmental issues, climate change and evolutionary biological factors.

Although the gallery receives nearly 600 submissions of work for this event, from a wide array of artists, Rockman will compile anywhere between 70-90 pieces for the show.

The artists have the opportunity to win cash awards, as well as purchase awards selected by Rockman or members that visit the exhibit.

The Erie Art Museum has partnered with the Art Department of Edinboro University to make it possible to bring Alexis Rockman to jury this showcase and perform a lecture for the public to hear on Thursday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Edinboro University campus.

The Erie Art Museum, located in downtown Erie, is home to a wide variety of cultural experiences and is open for the community to explore.

The museum regularly holds a collection of over 6,000 pieces of artwork in various media such as: ceramics, paintings, baskets and many other series-specific categories.

The gallery prides itself on showcasing works that are switched out annually, and that embrace a wide variety of subject matters.

This event is a great way to view what artists throughout the region have the ability of producing.

The museum also works to provide a showcase of multiple performances throughout the year in order to reach out to members of the community.

The public opening of the 90th Annual Spring Show exhibit will be Sunday, April 21, from 1-3 p.m. The exhibit is open through July 7.

Contact or call (814) 459-5477 for any questions associated with this event.