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:


Michael Beam

Michael Beam is currently Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, New York as well as faculty in the Fine Arts Department. He has eighteen years experience as a museum professional and highlights of his curatorial experience are exhibitions created in association with Sonnabend Gallery, New York and with the Warhola Family, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is perhaps best known for his traveling exhibition on Jean-Michel Basquiat. He has served as a juror and guest curator for Buffalo/Niagara regional exhibitions including Elmwood Arts Festival, and Big Orbit Annual Member’s Exhibition; national judging includes the Mosaics Art Festival, St. Charles, Missouri, the City of Memphis Art Fair, Tennessee, and the First Brush of Spring competition in New Harmony, Indiana. Beam has been featured in numerous art publications including Joel Feldman:  Annotated landscapes, American Art Review magazine, and Tolerance:  The Art of Chris Mars.


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