The Sharon Historical Society & Museum Announces Stephanie Plunkett will Judge
“Have A Seat” Juried Exhibition and Sale
The Gallery @the SHS – November 4 through December 15, 2017
The Sharon Historical Society & Museum is pleased to announce that renowned museum deputy director and curator Stephanie Plunkett will judge the upcoming show in The Gallery @the SHS, “Have A Seat Home”, a juried exhibition and sale of artworks which reflect the themes of chairs, seating and sitting. The show will open with a reception and awards ceremony for artists and the public on November 4 and will run through December 15, 2017. Concurrently with the art display, the SHS will present an historical exhibit of a diverse selection of chairs from the SHS collection.
Stephanie Plunkett is the Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, a position she has held since 1994. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she is the recipient of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts. She is also the author of two American Library Association Notable children’s books and the curator of many exhibitions exploring the art of Norman Rockwell and the field of illustration. Ms. Plunkett began her professional career in the field of museum education at Brooklyn Museum and has also held positions at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, New York.
The Judge will select the art to be exhibited and award cash prizes of $100, $75, and $50 to three pieces. In addition, guests who attend the show’s opening night will have the opportunity to select their favorite work of art which will receive the “SHS Crowd Pleaser” award.