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      Exhibition: Artists' League Summer Annual in Tallahassee

      • Exhibition: Artists' League Summer Annual Photo #1
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      July 6, 2010

      Tuesday   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

      211 Westcott Bldg
      Tallahassee, Florida 32304

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      Exhibition: Artists' League Summer Annual

      Museum of Fine Arts

      Contact: - Teri Yoo

      PUBLIC RECEPTION FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 7-9 PM. EXHIBITION JUNE 11 (7-9 PM) - JULY 9, 2010 Oil paintings, acrylic pieces, bronze sculpture, wood figures, fused glass plates and bowls, jewelry, stitchery, black and white photography, digital color imagery, mixed-media shadow boxes, prints, pen and ink drawings, watercolors, pottery, wood-turning, and finely crafted tables are among the many and various works produced by members of the FSU Museum of Fine Arts Artists' League. The Artists' League is comprised of regional artists, many who work out of studios in Leon County, or surrounding counties, but many who also teach in area institutions or who serve in the region's other museums. Each summer the Museum showcases their work in the Artists' League Summer Annual Salon. This year's exhibition Juror was Hillary Crawford, former Executive Director for the LeMoyne Art Center. This year the Artists' League honors a lifetime of artmaking by Lee Goldberg. Upon moving to Tallahassee from Ft. Lauderdale in 2004, Lee immediately joined the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts Artists' League. Though Lee was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in the Spring of 2008, her husband, Ben, has maintained her membership. The First Award for the Summer Annual is named for her: the "lee Award." Lee Goldberg signed all of her work in lower case. Lee began her artmaking career with Fawcett Publications. In 1945 she was hired as an "original artist" by Marvel Comics. She went on to own her own advertising agency, Lee Ad, in New York and Ft. Lauderdale. When she retired in the mid-90s, she began to show regularly. A watercolorist and mixed media artist, her work could be found in exhibitions across Florida as well as outside the state - from Georgia, to Texas, to Colorado, to Pennsylvania. She won a number of awards, some close to home. In 2007 she won the Best of Show for the summer exhibition at the Thomasville Cultural Center. Lee was active within the art community. When she moved from Ft. Lauderdale, she brought her experience with the Gold Coast Watercolor Society to Tallahassee. From 2003 to 2005 she acted as the New Projects Chair for the watercolor society here. In 2005 she organized an invitational showcase for watercolor society members at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts. In the 2010 League Summer Annual, Lee is represented by 7 pieces from her extensive oeuvre. In paintings like Study of Rita, her work is characterized by strong color and mass. The women in this image carry weight - physically, emotionally, and intellectually. Two figures are nude but they are not titillating. Despite their nakedness, the artist focuses on their expressions, a reinforcement of the intensely scrutinizing large face which dominates the upper half of the composition. Though one nude figure holds a cane, it is obvious she is no push-over. These are boulders of women. In Women Wait and Weep, Lee utilized a patchwork quilt or grid-like composition found more frequently in the artist's later work. The gestural quality of Lee's marks and the tilted angles of the compartments of her grid create a tension not often found in a horizontal/vertical structure. An avid surveyor of the news, Lee registered her responses to events of note in recent American history and culture. In this image, she paints her empathy for those in the life-and-death struggle of the civil rights movement in the United States. Membership in the League is open to all interested persons; call 850-644-1299 for information. Reception Friday, June 11th, 7-9pm MUSEUM HOURS: M-F 9-4

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