Red, White + Blue

Red, White + Blue

Juror: Camilo Alvarez

March 16-April 20, 2018

Reception: Friday, March 23, 6:00-8:00pm

Juror's Talk: Friday, April 20, 6:00-8:00pm (View the transcript)


The Brookline Arts Center is pleased to present Red, White + Blue. Looking for work that explores the complexity of “Red, White + Blue”, the BAC invited artists of all media residing in the United States to submit work. From the charming to the challenging, selected work expresses nostalgia, national identity, political commentary and diverse interpretations of pride.



"Victory Tour Boogie Woogie #9 Saturday, December 17, 2016, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama 2017" by Tony Schwensen




"Fortitude" by Eva Marie Fitzsimmons



"Shell" by Cruz Castillo


Red, White + Blue was juried by Camilo Alvarez. Selected artists include Martin R. Anderson, Stephanie Angelo, Lonnie Ash, Christy Bailey, Brandin Barón, Mariella Bisson, Richard Buckley, Christopher Burns, Carolyn T Burns, Cruz Castillo, Margot Collins, Marie A Craig, Gary Duehr, Dorothy Englander, Tara Fadenrecht, Laura Fischman, Eva Marie Fitzsimmons, Brea Fowlkes, Kimberly Garland, Ada Goldfeld, Paul Hitchen, Janice Jones, Rebecca Mancia, Taylor Maroney, Ashley Miller, Barbara Milot, Lior Neiger, Terri Nickerson, Paulina Perlwitz, Kelly Popoff, Anne Prager, Kim Rice, Lorna Ritz, Gigi Salij, Tony Schwensen, Jessica Sperandio, Jason Stout, Chanel Thervil, We the People (anonymous group), Barrett Wendel, Sharon Whitham, Jenn Wood, Tina Ybarra and Michael Zeis.




Camilo Alvarez was born in 1976 in New York, NY and resides in Boston, MA.  He was born to Dominican parents and lived in Santo Domingo for 7 years.  He received a B.A. from Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY) and a Masters of Liberal Arts in Museum Studies from Harvard University (Cambridge, MA).


He has worked, among other places, Exit Art (NY, NY), Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, NY), MIT’s List Visual Art Center (Cambridge, MA) and the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (NY, NY & Skowhegan, ME). He is the Co-Chair of the Advisory Board at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and is on the National Advisory Council of Skidmore College’s Tang Teaching Museum.


He is currently the Owner, Director and Preparator at Samsøñ formerly Samson Projects, founded in 2004. Samsøn’s programs and exhibitions have been reviewed by, among others, the New York Times, ArtForum, the Boston Globe and Flash Art. The gallery has participated in art fairs including ARCO (Madrid, Spain) MACO (Mexico City, Mexico), NADA (Miami, FL & NY, NY) and the Armory (NY, NY). Samsøñ placed works in the permanent collections of the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, the Perez Art Museum Miami, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Institute of Contemporary Boston among others. In 2010, Samsøñ commenced sübsamsøn, a form of artist’s residency in the gallery. As of 2017, Samsøñ will become itinerant.