On June 8, 2014, at the artists’ reception of Works on Paper, an award for Best of Show was given to Imo Nse Imeh for his colored pencil drawing called Coda.
Imo Nse Imeh is an Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at Westfield State University. He received his doctorate in Art History from Yale University, where he focused on the art and aesthetics of the African Diaspora.
Imeh was one of 25 artists selected through a ‘Call to Artists’ for the second exhibition of the Deerfield Arts Bank. This Call to Artists was juried by Terry Rooney, independent curator, past chair of the Amherst Public Arts Commission, founder and co-curator of the Amherst Biennial, and Loretta Yarlow, director of the University Museum of Contemporary Art at Umass-Amherst, with input by Jane Trigère, founder of the Deerfield Arts Bank. This newest Valley gallery thrives in a former bank building in South Deerfield Center. Music events, art & music classes are coming soon. The new retail store in the former teller space is open. Come visit!