Artist of the Year Julia Cumes Twenty Summers pop-up exhibit graphic.

Julia Cumes Pop-Up Exhibit and Celebration

Join the Arts Foundation as we celebrate our 2024 Artist of the Year Julia Cumes at a pop-up exhibit at Twenty Summers Annex on Commercial Street.

During this free event, you’ll have a chance to learn about Julia’s art, her passion for telling stories through photography, and see several of her awe-inspiring photos, including “Wild Oyster Harvester, Wellfleet,” a piece the Arts Foundation will be auctioning off at their Arts Gala on June 6th.

The celebration is taking place on Friday, May 24, 5-7 PM, at 494 Commercial Street in Provincetown, behind the School House Gallery and below WOMR.

Small bites and wine will be served. To RSVP, click this link. 

The event coincides with the Provincetown Art Gallery Stroll which gives the public an opportunity to explore nearly two dozen galleries along Commercial and Bradford streets, between 6 and 9 PM.

About Julia Cumes

Having grown up in apartheid-era South Africa, Julia has long understood the power that photography can have in crafting compelling narratives, revealing truth, and serving as a catalyst for change.

She has traveled the world, helping bridge cultures, tell stories, and document our shared connection to one another, in India, Rwanda, Thailand, Lebanon, Tanzania, Cuba, Kenya, and more. A graduate of Brandeis University, Cornell University, and Syracuse University, Julia’s work has been published in the New York Times, Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, Associated Press, and USA Today. She was a 2017 Arts Foundation of Cape Cod fellow, an Art Within Reach grant recipient, and an Alexia Foundation student grant recipient.

She is the third artist to be recognized as the Arts Foundation’s Artist of the Year. Learn more about Julia, by clicking this link.