Announcing Gravity/Levity prize winners

Congratulations to the three prize winners of Gravity/Levity: A Juried Members’ Exhibition, all of equal merit and distinction. Winners were selected by Lisa Crossman, Curator of American Art and Arts of the Americas at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, who also served as exhibition juror. Below, watch a short video announcement presenting Crossman’s selections. Let’s celebrate our artists!

Prize Winners (in alphabetical order)

Eugenie Berg, This Way No That Way (diptych) 
(concrete, hardware cloth, Japanese woodblock prints,
7″ x 6″ x 4″ and 7″ x 5″ x 4″, 2020, $825)
Rachel Chambers, All Zipped Up
(designer cast off zippers, aluminum wire, thread, 13″ x 16″, 2017, $575)
Tom Grady, Cereal Bomber
(cereal box, 12″ x 12″ x 12″, 2018, $750)

Honorable Mention

Syd LewinTied Up
(charcoal on paper, wood, found objects [fishnets], 36″ x 74″ x 24″, 2019, Not For Sale)

Staff Pick

Stephen Paulson, Wall Flower
(broken dishes, copper foil, solder, 18″ x 18″ x 5″, 2020 $1,350)

Twenty-nine sculptures by twenty-five artists capturing approaches to weight and weightlessness comprise this exhibition on view in the East and West Galleries through Sunday, August 16. Gallery hours run Thursdays through Sundays, 12:00 to 5:00 PM, and are free to all. Read about our updated hours and health policies here to plan your visit.


Can’t make it to the galleries? Explore this exhibition online! Over the next few weeks, we will share gallery tours, artist talks, and insights from the juror.



Above image: Rachel Chambers, All Zipped Up, designer cast off zippers, aluminum wire, thread, 13″ x 16″, 2017, $575, on view as part of Gravity/Levity: A Juried Members’ Exhibition.