Now in the Gallery
Generation Next: Graphica
Juried by Darren McManus
June 26 – September 8, 2017
Opening Reception Sunday July 9, 4 – 6 pm
This year the Generation Next exhibition focuses on the explosion seen in the use of comic, graphic and illustrative art. With the growing video game market, popularity of graphic novels, and the resurgence in comic books, narrative art is at an all-time high. Graphica explores how these artists, young and upcoming as well as established, make their mark in the art world through superheroes, personal narratives, and other forms of storytelling in visual art.
Darren McManus is currently an Assistant Professor in the Visual & Performing Arts Department and the art gallery coordinator at Raritan Valley Community College. He received his B.F.A from The Hartford Art School and studied at the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland. McManus earned his M.F.A. in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has received numerous grants and awards including the highest Individual Artist Fellowship Grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. His paintings have been widely exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States.
LIST OF ARTISTS
Emily Rae Quast
September 11 through November 4, 2017
The STEAM Series: Art in the Digital Age is the second in a series of exhibitions relating to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). This show is an open call.
Sunday, November 12, 2017.
Drawing an audience from the greater Princeton area, it is a great place to sell your work. This will be an open call to Artisans.
November 6, 2017 through January 6, 2018.
Off the Wall, our annual affordable art exhibition and sale. This will be an open call for art.
January 8 through February 23, 2018.
The Faculty Student Show features new work made by WWAC teaching artists and students.
About Exhibitions at WWAC
The West Windsor Arts Center (WWAC) establishes a calendar of exhibits that draws on emerging and established local and regional artists and beyond that reflects the diverse cultural makeup of our community. The WWAC Exhibition Committee selects themes based on media, community interest, tie-ins to events and educational value.
The six exhibits we present each year focus on high artistic quality art that showcases diverse multicultural themes and genres. For each exhibit the committee selects a juror from notable regional art educators, professional artists and museum/gallery directors, who choose works consistent with their standards of excellence and our artistic selection criteria.
Criteria for selecting artwork to exhibit at WWAC:
- Competent use of media and artistic technical skill
- Artistic sensitivity and emotional impact
- Creative and innovative work to educate the public
- Wall appeal to attract the public
- Relevance to show theme (if applicable)