Since they started using social media in 2009, painters have been able to connect directly with one another over vast geographic regions outside the gallery system and mainstream media. Facebook has been a particularly enriching community for many, a friendly place where artists discover each others work, form collaborative groups, and network without having to leave the studio. The latest exhibition to bring Facebook friends together “in real life” is “Going Big,” an exhibition comprising small abstractions by 111 artists, curated by artists Suzan Shutan and Susan Carr.
[Image at top: Suzan Shutan, courtesy of the artist.]
This past year Torres declined to organize a show during BOS, preferring
(understandably) to concentrate on her own work, but it’s good to see other artists following her lead.
Artists include Alan Van Every, Altoon Sultan, Andrew Small, Andy Cunningham, Anne Russinof, Arlene Rush, Assunta Sera, Barbara Laube, Barbara Marks, Barbara Slitkin, Bascha Mon, Bernard Klevickas, Betty Carroll Fuller, Beverly Fishman, Binnie Birstein, Blossom Verlinsky, Bonny Leibowitz, Brian Cypher, Cameron McMunn Coffran, Carl Hazlewood, Carol Radsprecher, Carol Salmanson, Caroline Blum, Carolyn Louise Newhouse, Connie Goldman, David Miller, David Taylor, Debbie Hesse, Dee Shapiro, Diane Englander, Donna Ruff, Doug Holst, Eliot Markell, Elizabeth Gourlay, Elizabeth Riley, Frankie Gardiner, Fred Gutzeit, Galen Cheney, George Blaha, Gerry McLean, Grace Graupe-‐Pillard, Heidi Pollard, Helen Crawford, Helen O’Leary, James Prez, Jane Catlin, Janet Lage, Jeanne Heifetz, Jeanne Tremel, Jill Vasileff, Joan Fitzsimmons, Joan Mellon, Joanne Mattera, Jonathan Cowan, Jonathan Edelhuber, Jordan Nodelman, Joy Bush, Joyce Miller, Judy Pfaff, Judy Rifka, Julia Schwartz, Julie Alexander, Julie Torres, Karen Schifano, Karen Schiff, Karleen Loughran, Kathy Goodell, Kevin Daly, Krista Svalbonas, Kyle Gallup, Laura Moriarty, Liz Pagano, Louisa Waber, Maggie Sullivan, Marc Salz, Marion Belanger, Mary Bucci McCoy, Meg Atkinson, Megan Geckler, Melanie Parke, Nancy Baker, Nancy Natale, Nick Gaetano, Noe Jimenez, Pam Farrell, Peter Reginato, Peter Williams, Phillip J. Mellen, Rashmi, Ravenna Taylor, Rebecca Young, Ricardo Paniagua, Richard Bottwin, Richard Kooyman, Rita Valley, Robert Gregson, Roy Staab, Ruth Hiller, Sky Pape, Steven Baris, Susan Breen, Susan Carr, Susan Cutler Tremaine, Susan Knight, Susan Post, Susan Scott, Suzan Shutan, Tamar Zinn, Taro Suzuki, Tracey Physioc Brockett, Valerie Brennan.