Meet the Judges for 2010
Jason is an artist and founder and director of Norte Maar in Brooklyn. This organization presents innovative and educational exhibitions from New York City to the state’s North Country. From exhibitions in established galleries and museums to art shows in farm houses and barns, Norte Maar aims to present exhibitions of quality and substance in a way that creates diverse exposure for upcoming artists. In addition to organizing, sponsoring, and hosting exhibitions, Norte Maar provides free consultations and resource services to emerging and rising artists, including ongoing portfolio review and image database.
Marcia R. Cohen, a visual artist and educator, was recently awarded the MOCA GA Working Artist Project for 2009. Her paintings, works on paper and photographs examine the interdisciplinary dimension of color and visual perception. She has exhibited and lectured on her work nationally and internationally and her artwork is in many private and public collections including the High Museum of Art. Cohen was educated at Wayne State University in Detroit and at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Marcia R. Cohen taught at the Atlanta College of Art from 1975-2006 and is presently a Professor at SCAD Atlanta where she teaches color theory and painting. See what’s currently on view at www.marciarcohen.com
Iranian-born American HK Zamani (Habib Kheradyar Zamani) is a Los Angeles based artist and curator. His work can be located within the extended field of painting, ranging from paintings and objects to site specific, multi-media installations often including performances. His work is guided by multicultural influences ranging from ascetic Islam to psychedelia. He performed in the 2006 Prague Quadrennial and has exhibited at venues such as Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz, Austria; Hohenthal und Bergen, Berlin; Pierogi, New York; W139, Amsterdam; ARC, Vienna; Kampa Museum, Prague; and Lincart, San Francisco. His work is in the permanent collections of LA County Museum and Berkeley Museum of Art. He received a C.O.L.A. Grant in 2004, and a California Foundation Getty Grant in 2005. His work is represented by SolwayJones in Los Angeles. Zamani is the director of LBCC Art Gallery, and also the founder and director of POST (1995-2005), and its recent renewal, PØST, a subversive venue for contemporary art in Los Angeles, where he has hosted over two hundred exhibitions.