‘The “Commendation for an Outstanding Exhibition” award was bestowed for the exhibition, “Immersive Space,” curated by Alyssa Fridgen at the Alexandria Museum of Art in Louisiana. “Immersive Space” featured a series of entire-room installations by three Louisiana artists, Lee Deigaard, Shawn Hall, and Colin O’Con exploring created space and inviting contemplation about our relationship with nature, taking cues from the surrounding environment, an immersive environment where emotional space and physical landscape merge.
The award was presented at the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) annual meeting in Savannah, Georgia. Two winners in that category of museum exhibitions in over 12 states were chosen by the CurCom, a national professional network committee of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). The SEMC CurCom Exhibition Competition is committed to developing excellence and professionalism in museums in the Southeast.
The competition focuses attention on regional exhibitions of merit that are well designed, have educational value, and treat objects with care and respect. It showcases the best in our profession and provides benchmarks for regional exhibition efforts.’