The Niagara Falls Music and Art Festival is pleased to announce the four individuals that will serve as judges on our Awards Panel. Today we introduce:
Gerald Mead, an independent curator, art collector and arts writer who teaches in the Design Department at Buffalo State College, received his MFA in Visual Studies from the University at Buffalo. He is a leading authority on Western New York art and as a former longtime curator at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, he organized over 130 exhibitions, some of which toured nationally. Mead is an appointed member of the Buffalo Arts Commission, serves on several art committees and boards in the region and frequently juries local and national art exhibitions. His own artwork is in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, George Eastman House, Castellani Art Museum, Oregon State University and the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction in Fort Worth, TX among others. Mead’s works have been in museum and gallery exhibitions throughout the US and in Australia, Canada, China, England, Poland, and Russia and are published in five collegiate textbooks.