THE PANHANDLE COLLECTS: ANONYMOUSLY
June 21 - September 8, 2019
Collectors can contrast between those that willingly share the fact that they have interesting and important artworks in their possession, while other collectors would rather go about their collecting personally and privately. This exhibition is comprised of artworks borrowed from the latter. AMoA is grateful to have the opportunity to exhibit these significant artworks that found their way to the Texas Panhandle. Composed primarily of the work of contemporary artists, this exhibition is sure to enlighten museum visitors and ponder whether their friends and neighbors are actively collecting artworks.
CUT UP CUT OUT
July 6 - September 15, 2019
Cut Up/Cut Out is an exhibition of national and international artists who explore captivating methods of decorative piercing and cutting, using a wide range of media from paper and plastic to metal and rubber. The transformative nature of cutting into and through a surface provides endless possibilities for converting the material from opaque to transparent, from flat to sculptural, from rigid to delicate, and from ordinary to exquisite. The process and precision required for this method of art-making is laborious, technically demanding, and always astonishing. This exhibition honors both innovation and tradition with a selection of over 100 artworks by 51 artists representing diverse styles and techniques.
AMoA BIENNIAL 600: TEXTILE AND FIBER
October 11 - December 22, 2019
Open to artists living and working within a 600-mile radius of Amarillo and the eighth in an ongoing series, this juried exhibition explores specific areas of artistic practice, material and content. Previous exhibitions focused on Drawing (’05), Clay (’07), Glass (’09), Figurative Painting (’11), Printmaking (’13), Sculpture (’15), and Architecture (’17). This year’s exhibition will focus on textile and fiber. AMoA typically receives over 300 entries for each Biennial 600which is always juried by a notable scholar or curator familiar with the historical context and contemporary interpretations of the medium. This year’s juror is Alec Unkovic, Exhibitions Manager at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, PA. The museum will organize and produce an exhibition brochure which will include an essay by the juror and acknowledgement of the participating artists.
January 11 - April 5, 2020
Vanessa German is an American sculptor, painter, writer, activist, performer and poet based in Pittsburgh. As a citizen artist, German explores the power of art and love as a transformative force in the dynamic cultural ecosystem of communities and neighborhoods. Her intricate mixed-media sculptures combine doll parts, antique tins, cowrie shells, household objects, and African beads. With her three-dimensional collages German reclaims objects and words that symbolize the oppression of African Americans for generations, creating serene, if surreal, figures that call to mind religious icons, Congolese minkisi sculpture and folk art traditions. Her work is found in numerous permanent collections. The museum is planning to bring Vanessa to Amarillo for several area workshops.
12 x 12 EXHIBITION AND SILENT AUCTION
October 3, 2019
The 12 x 12 Art Exhibition and Silent Auction is an annual event, held in October for one night only. It supports AMoA’s innovative art education programs and brings the community together to celebrate art and forge friendships. The artworks in the exhibition are sold via silent auction at a starting bid of $120. Fifty percent of the sale price goes towards educational programs at AMoA and fifty percent goes to the artist. The generosity and support shown by artists and art collectors is vital to our museum and greatly appreciated by the Board of Trustees, AMoA Alliance, and AMoA Staff. Participation in this event enables AMoA to continue bringing first-class art programming to area schools.
January 3 - 18, 2019
The AMoA Open is a unique initiative designed to give artists of all ages and levels of experience an opportunity to exhibit their work in a museum setting. It is open to any artist working in any medium. The show is hung by the artist “salon style” from floor to ceiling.
ACHIEVEMENT IN ART EXHIBITION
THE HARMON AND HARRIETT KELLEY COLLECTION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART: WORKS ON PAPER
January 25 - March 29, 2020
The 84 works in this exhibition date from the late 1800s to 2002 and represent just a fraction of what is contained in the Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of San Antonio, TX. Inspired by an exhibition of African-American art at the San Antonio Museum of Art in the winter of 1986-87, the Kelleys began their collection in part to reflect their heritage for their two daughters. Developing their taste and acumen as time went on, the Kelleys took great satisfaction in finding lesser known artists and researching the artists’ lives and artworks, ultimately compiling a comprehensive collection of African American artists. The exhibition was presented at the Amon Carter Museum, Ft. Worth, TX, the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX, the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, among others. Included in the exhibition are drawings, etchings, lithographs, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, gouaches, linoleum and color screen prints by such noted artists as Ron Adams, Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Aaron Douglas, Jacob Lawrence, Charles White, Elizabeth Catlett, John Biggers, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Eldizer Cortor, Margaret Burroughs, and many other outstanding lesser known artists.