MassArt’s 5th Biennial Juried Alumni Exhibition: Nourish

MassArt’s 5th Biennial Juried Alumni Exhibition: Nourish
Patricia Doran Graduate Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Exhibition Dates: October 30 – November 27, 2019
Opening Reception: DMC Atrium, October 30, 2019 | 6-8 PM

MassArt is pleased to announce the 5th biennial juried alumni exhibition “Nourish.” This year, we are seeking works that find inspiration from the intersection art and design with food as it relates to community, culture, and/or social practice. Works from a variety of creative disciplines and media are encouraged, including time-based media, performative events and functional works. 

All MassArt alumni are invited to submit up to three works for consideration. This exhibition will be held in the Patricia Doran Graduate Gallery. Please note that because it is a juried exhibition, submission does not guarantee participation in the exhibition. Please see our FAQ’s for more details. Please note the the Call for Work is now closed. Artists who submitted work for consideration will be notified of their status by August 23, 2019.

Given the atmosphere of community and conviviality that this year’s Alumni Biennial Exhibition is seeking to promote, and in alignment with MassArt’s mission and values, we have decided to forego our $25 artwork submission fee this year so that we may be as inclusive as possible in our submission process.

With this spirit of generosity in mind, if you are willing and able to support our efforts to provide student scholarships, please donate any amount. Every bit helps our students on their pathways to growth and success - thank you!


Jody Adams
Chef and Co-owner
TRADE, Porto, and Saloniki restaurants, Boston and Cambridge, MA

Jody Adams is a two-times James Beard award-winning chef based in Boston, with a national reputation for her acclaimed restaurants Rialto and TRADE. She has received Food & Wine’sNew Chef award, a AAA Four Diamond rating for Rialto, and best restaurant designations from Gourmet and Esquire magazines, Best New Restaurant by the James Beard Foundation, Boston Magazine, The Improper Bostonian and Bon Appetit. She has also collaborated with her husband Ken Rivard on the successful blog, The Garum Factory, a colorful weekly narrative of recipes for the home cook, illustrated with Ken’s photographs.

Adams has a strong commitment to hunger relief and is known for her loyal support of the Greater Boston Food Bank and Share Our Strength, who awarded her the Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2010. She serves as board member to Partners In Health, Island Creek Oysters Foundation and is a member of the Nutrition Round Table at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Candice Smith Corby M’01
Gallery Director and Asst. Professor in the Visual and Performing Arts Department
Stonehill College in Easton, MA

Candice Smith Corby received a BFA in painting from Tyler School of Art and a MFA in painting from MassArt. In 2014, she was a Massachusetts Cultural Council Finalist and in 2008 a Fellow in Painting. She received a Dave Bown Project grant in 2011, was an Awesome Foundation and Berkshire Taconic Artist Resource Fund grantee in 2013. Her work is in the collections of Fidelity Investments, the Wellington Management Company, Cosmit-Italy, and Framingham State College. She is a co-­founder of an arts collective, The Bottega, which offers workshops in Italy in traditional media such as fresco painting as well as those which share culinary, cultural, and art-making connections.

Martina Tanga
Curatorial Research and Interpretation Associate
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Martina Tanga is a curator and art historian, with an interest in art that engages with social concerns, feminism, and the built environment. She is a specialist in 20th-century Italian art, and her book, titled Arte Ambientale: Urban Space, and Participatory Art, to be released by Routledge Press, examines radical artistic practices situated in Italy’s 1970s urban landscape. Tanga earned her BA and MA in the History of Art from University College London and a Ph.D. in the History of Art and Architecture from Boston University.


Call for Work: May 30 - August 11 (deadline extended)
Jury Selections: August 15
Notifications to Artists: August 23
Artwork Drop-off: Friday-Sunday, October 25-27
Install: Monday & Tuesday, October 28 & 29
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 30 | 6-8 PM
Gallery hours: Open: Monday-Friday, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Last day of show: Wednesday, November 27 
Artwork Wrap & Pick-up: Monday, December 2 

Wednesday, October 30

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