While studying for her Ph.D. at NYU, she directed an art gallery in the East Village. Later, influenced by film students, Hurwitz recognized that documentary film was an appealing story-telling medium, according to a media release from CAA, and she began researching an old family story that became the basis of “Lillie & Leander: A Legacy of Violence,” which premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Hurwitz is now back to painting.
The National Juried Exhibition accepts original work in all fine art mediums; no commercial reproductions or crafts will be accepted. To enter this show, artists must send slides or CDs of their work. The deadline is May 15. Up to $3,500 in prizes will be awarded. The show will run July 12 through Aug. 16 with a preview party from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 12. Awards will be presented at 6 p.m.
This year’s juror is John Magnan. Magnan is a second-career artist living and working in the Waterfront Historic District of New Bedford, Mass. He creates wood sculptures, mixed-media corporate and private installations, solo exhibitions, and performances. A lifelong woodworker, he began his artistic career in 1995 and earned his Master in Fine Arts degree in sculpture from UMass, Dartmouth. Previously, Magnan completed a 28-year career with the National Security Agency in Maryland. In addition to his MFA, Magnan holds a master’s degree in national security strategy from The National War College in Washington and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Niagara University. His artwork has twice been featured on CBS News Sunday Morning.