In an innovative move, Newbury Street’s Copley Society of Art, the oldest nonprofit art association in the United States, has decided to present this year’s New Members Show virtually. We are given the gift of access to new creative expression in a time when we are deprived of so much of the art world. In this online exhibition, visitors are challenged to take in the works of the selected artists in a new way, not sharing wall space in a gallery, but one at a time.
“The Copley Society is more than proud of the class of its newly elected Members of 2020. Diverse in background and multitalented, they have enthusiastically embraced this ever-changing COVID year,” said executive director Suzan Redgate. “We admire their perseverance and their willingness to adapt to the ‘virtual’ programming changes at Co|So while continuing to demonstrate and strengthen their artistic accomplishments. It is an honor to celebrate their achievements as they join the Co|So artist membership.”