The University of Massachusetts Boston's Harbor Gallery is proud to present the second annual Young Boston Artists juried exhibition, yBos 2. There has been great desire for an annual exhibition opportunity for artists who are undergraduates and recent grads in the Boston area. Young Boston Artists was founded last year to fill this gap, asking the question, who are young Boston artists and what are they doing? yBos 2 will open on Friday, November 8, with a reception that day from 5–8 p.m., and will close on December 13. Last year’s exhibition featured the work of 18 artists representing five different college and university programs. A catalog of the selected work can be found online at ybos1.tumblr.com.
This year’s show will be juried by Meredith Hoy, curator and professor of contemporary art at University of Massachusetts Boston; Jarrett Min Davis, a painter and foundations professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design; and Leah Triplett, who is an editor for the local art blog and journal, Big Red & Shiny. Entries open on October 1st and close on October 14. There is no fee to enter and entrants must be either current undergraduates at a local college or university, or graduates of the last two years who have not yet attended graduate school. Applications can be submitted online at http://bit.ly/ybos2.
Exhibition opportunities for young artists are limited, and experience is the gateway to professional exhibition. yBos seeks to provide the best young local artists with exposure and support an ongoing dialogue on the work of young artists with the established art community.