Palette: A juried food art exhibition & Tasting Event


January 29 – February 21

Tasting event: Third Friday, February 21, 2014. 5 -7 p.m.

Public reception: Third Friday, February 21, 2014 7-8 p.m.

Artist Lecture: Kira Greene, February 2o, 2014 5 p.m. Fulton Hall 111.

Downtown Campus

It’s often at the dinner table that we discuss the most difficult topics of our time. Food is a neutral vehicle spawning intense debates surrounding gender, race, culture, and other current political topics.

As another form of muse, food has been the passion of internationally renowned artists throughout the ages who have used it to celebrate life within their paintings, sculptures, photographs and videos.

In Palette, Salisbury University Art Galleries exhibits artworks by artists who use food as subject, material or content. From carefully contrived still-life paintings, to slow time based videos of ice sculptures melting, we invited artists to show us that our stomachs are not the limit.

 In conjunction with Palette, the Salisbury University Art Galleries has invited local chefs to create artworks out of food to explore the art and culture of the foods we eat.

The tasting event will be a one night only event, with proceeds funding the local chefs and the SU Art Galleries.

Pre-sale tickets are $30 and can be bought in any of our galleries, online, or $35 tickets will be available the night of the event. Tickets are on sale online here:

For more information on the exhibition, chefs, or tickets please e-mail

The specifics of the tasting event: 

Chefs from all over the Eastern Shore will make a culinary art piece to be on display from 5 – 8 p.m. Third Friday, February 21st. During the tasting event from 5-7 p.m., the chefs will serve small tasting plates to all ticked visitors. At the end of the night, after all the plates are away, we will open the event up to the public to view each chef’s display piece. Chefs include: Susan Pratt, Patrick Fanning, Daniel Mears, Kumi SuzukiWhitney Davis, and others.

Palette artists include: Andi Fink, Betsy Frahm, Kira Greene, Anna Garner, Alyssa Hayes, Susan Holt, Jan Kirsh, Annell Livingston, Benjamin Madeska, Tim McCourt, Stacy Swinderski, Denise Stewart-Sanabria, Sarah Swist, David Willison, and Lea Wise-Surguy.

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