I would imagine that, for instance, artists who experience long hard winters might be in some ways different than those who divide their year into good beach days and great beach days. I’m pleased to say that the quality of work submitted to this exhibition was remarkably high. Considering the long and distinguished history of the Northeast Annual, that is not at all surprising. What I find most refreshing and encouraging is the wide range of individual styles and approaches, the earnest engagement and changing notions of beauty and an undercurrent of sophisticated wit. It is my hope that I have selected an exhibition that visitors will find both compelling and delightful.
David A. Ross