Meet the Judges! Annual Juried Art Show 2019

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2019 52nd Annual Juried Art Show

Judging Team

Plymouth Center for the Arts pursues accomplished and highly qualified people to judge all of our shows. For our signature shows, such as 'The Annual Juried Art Show', 'The Fine Art of Photography', and 'A Different Vision', we contract professionals not associated with our organization to ensure objectivity and balance in jurying (selecting) and awards judging.  

Ashley Occhino

Ashley Occhino is the Executive Director at New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!, where she proactively leads the development and engagement of the community through programs and opportunities that inspire people of all backgrounds to explore and create. With over a decade of experience working in creative environments Ashley’s background consists of diverse experiences ranging from art-based education programming to management of economic development projects. She has directed efforts to enhance interactive, educational, and outreach-based programs through community changing efforts like Brockton’s Art in the Windows, Worcester Art Museum’s Arts Alternative, and New Bedford’s Creative Courts.

Ashley has been featured at Nave Gallery Annex, SURTEX in New York City, NewTV, Fall River Media, DoubleACS, New Bedford Cable Access, and 1420 WBSM. Along with publications by the Attleboro Arts Museum, Fuller Craft Museum, Danforth Art, Worcester Art Museum, The Standard-Times, The Sun Chronicle, The Enterprise, Telegram & Gazette, Boston Globe and Providence Journal. Ashley currently serves on the AHA! Steering Committee, New Bedford Creative Consortium, and the New Bedford Economic Development Council.  Ashley holds an MFA in Fibers and Museum Studies from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Joyce Zavorskas

Zavorskas received a BFA at Syracuse University, M.A.T. at Bridgewater University, and MFA at MassArt. Residencies include Vermont Studio Center, Master Printmaker at Contemporary Artists Center in North Adams, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and Artist in Residence at Cape Cod Community College. Her artwork may be viewed at Miller White Fine Arts in Dennis, Left Bank Gallery in Wellfleet, Cape Gallery Framer in Falmouth, Boston Art on Dry Dock Avenue, and the Copley Society on Newbury Street. Collections include Pfizer, Thyssen-Bjornemisza, Fidelity Investments, Seckar & Warburg, London, Provincetown Museum of Art, Cape Cod Museum of Art, and Cahoon Museum of American Art.

Michael Rose

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