Pitzer College Curator Ciara Ennis to Judge International Art Competition

Claremont, Calif. (April 16, 2012) — Ciara Ennis, the director and curator of the Pitzer Art Galleries at Pitzer College, is serving on a panel of judges for the BritWeek T4C Artists Competition that runs from April 12-28, 2012 at the Farmers & Merchants Bank in downtown Los Angeles.

The contemporary art competition features paintings, sculpture, photography, printmaking and video art. During the competition, more than 100 artworks will be on public display, providing a survey of the London and Los Angeles contemporary art scenes. The art competition T4C (“Thank You For Creating”) is collaborating with BritWeek, a nonprofit that celebrates “British excellence in California,” the art curating firm CLPROJECTS and Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk to put on this year’s event.

Ennis will join Adam Gross, executive director of Art Platform—Los Angeles, and Peter Mays, executive director of the Los Angeles Art Association, on a three judge panel. The panel, as well as the public at large, will decide which of the winning artworks will be flown to London for the T4C Finalists Exhibition during the Olympic Games in August 2012.

Originally from England, Ennis became the director and curator of the Pitzer Art Galleries in 2007. She has curated a number of exhibitions at Pitzer including: No Second Troy (2012); Synthetic Ritual, co-curated with Gabi Scardi (2011); Capitalism in Question, co-curated with Daniel Joseph Martinez (2010) and Veronica (2009).

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The Pitzer College Art Galleries’ mandate is Education and Advocacy through the Pitzer College core values—social responsibility, intercultural understanding, interdisciplinary learning, student engagement, and environmental sustainability. By following these precepts, Pitzer College Art Galleries engage and interrogate contemporary and historical issues of importance to expand our audiences’ understanding and contribution to our artistic, intellectual, and social culture. Through curatorial creativity and innovative programming, the Galleries seek to provide context, support, and a critical framework for artists and curators working today and, by doing so, inspire meaningful dialogue that fascinates, excites, and invigorates.

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