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Featured Artists || Seat at the Table

Featured Artists in the "A Seat at the Table" Exhibit

Following a national call, twenty artists were selected to create chairs for the “A Seat at the Table” exhibit. The chairs represent the stories of both historic and contemporary trailblazers.

Following a national call to artists, twenty artists were selected through a jury panel to create chairs for the “A Seat at the Table” exhibit. The chairs represent the stories of both historic and contemporary trailblazers. The artists represent seven U.S. states — Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and South Carolina — and a range of medium.

  • Ashley and Mic Billingsley
  • Jane Brucker
  • Marc Bushelle
  • Jaleel Campbell
  • Jeffrey Chandler
  • Merill Comeau
  • Sally Fine
  • Marlon Forrester
  • Dwora Fried
  • Ellen Hanaeur
  • Janine Harper
  • Brian Holbrook
  • Carol Krentzman, Jeff Olsen, Jason Cheeseman-Meyer
  • Verneda Lights
  • Kristina McComb
  • Patricia Michaels
  • Larry Pierce
  • Esther Shavon
  • Liz Shepherd
  • Margot Stage and David Crane