The Holzwasser Gallery was created in 1991 due to a generous donation from Mary Holzwasser (1912-2003), an artist, student, New Art Center board member, and lifelong patron of the arts. Holzwasser Gallery exhibitions enhance the learning available in our studios and enliven the conversation about teaching, learning and participating in the arts by providing New Art Center students, faculty, staff and volunteers an opportunity to present their current work in a professional gallery.
The 2018-2019 Holzwasser Gallery applications are due Thursday, May 3, 2018
This year’s Holzwasser Gallery juror is Sam Toabe, a curator and art historian based in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the Gallery Director at the University Hall Gallery for the Art Department, as well as the Director of Arts on the Point, at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Toabe received his M.A. in the History of Art and Architecture and Museum Studies from Boston University in 2015 and a B.F.A. from the Studio for Interrelated Media at The Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2011. His research and writing focuses on alternative curatorial practices across a variety of periods and geographies (looking specifically at artist curated exhibitions and events), revisionist art histories, and the advancement of cultural plurality in our global, visual lexicons. Between 2013 and 2016, Toabe acted as the Assistant Director and subsequent Associate Director at Samsøñ – an internationally recognized commercial art gallery in Boston’s South End. He has contributed to over 50 exhibitions, with supporting roles at institutions such as the Yuan Art Museum in Beijing, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, and Brandeis University, among others.