Established in 1975, NEXUS/foundation for today’s art is as an artist-run, non-profit gallery space dedicated to supporting local emerging and experimental artists engaged in new art practices. NEXUS presents challenging, innovative and compelling exhibitions of contemporary art that stimulate creative thought and dialog among the public, increasing awareness to the meanings and methods behinds today’s art.
NEXUS’ program is divided into 4 categories and are produced and created by our artist membership,:
• Solo exhibitions by local emerging artists who present their work with complete creative control that is free from commercial restrictions or censorship.
• Group exhibitions in the form of curatorial endeavors developed internally or in conjunction with partner organizations; traveling shows, which have received significant acclaim at galleries throughout the country; or juried exhibitions featuring graduates from regional universities.
• Extended programming for each exhibition intended to present contemporary art in an enriching and accessible manner. These include a monthly performance/film series in which creative individuals from outside the visual arts world create interdiciplinary work that responds and relates to the monthly exhibitions, video interviews with each exhibiting artist made freely available on-line, and interpretive materials about each exhibition made freely available to our gallery visitors.
• Workshops designed to situate graduating art school students in the professional world at this transitional point in their careers. The NEXUSselects workshops place an emphasis on how to write an artist statement, writing and building a resume, how to document their work in a professional and effective manner, and then how to network, and research opportunities appropriate to their goals. NEXUSselects culminates in an annual juried exhibition which features 6 to 10 graduating art students during the month of June.
Membership reviews are held twice a year in September and February.