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GALA Fall 2012 Art Show & Sale Award Winners

Thank you to Chuck Heidorn, Gary Ruuska, and Guy Biechele for photographs.

Judges’ Biographies

Lucy Flint pursued a curatorial/administrative museum career for twenty-five years at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. In 2002, she became an independent editor of art publications. Her editorial focus is on museum catalogues and books on modern and contemporary art, photography, design, and/or architecture, preferably those in which adventuresome design responds intimately to content. Lucy occasionally teaches at the college level and co-organized the exhibition A Generous Medium: Photography at Wellesley, 1972–2012, on view at the Davis through December 16, 2012.

Elizabeth Hanson has worked with Powers Gallery in Acton, MA for eight years, helping to show and sell artwork to clients. Evaluating artwork that comes in for the gallery’s consideration plays a large role in her position, as well as being involved with the installation of the shows that the gallery presents. Elizabeth works with corporate clients to inspire ideas and find the appropriate artwork for their spaces. Prior to Powers, she was a Museum Guide for the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park for six years learning and sharing knowledge about many different artists and a great variety of artistic styles.

Elaine Mehalakes is a writer and curator working with prints, drawings, and new media art. She is the Kemper Curator of Academic Programs at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College where she has organized a range of contemporary exhibitions featuring installation, video, sound art, and performances by emerging and established artists from the U.S. and abroad. She has a particular interest in the relationship between the literary and visual arts, and curates the Davis Museum Literary Series, commissioning artists and poets to create limited-edition, letterpress poetry broadsides.