Now in the Gallery
March 25 – May 17, 2019
WWAC Member Show – Fiction: The Art Show
Opening Reception: Sunday March 31, 4 – 6 pm
This year’s member show pulls its theme from our resident theater company, Pegasus, and its spring performance of Fiction by Steven Dietz, a play that blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction, life and the written word. The West Windsor Arts Center invites all members to submit artwork based on the concept of real vs imaginary and the merging of visual arts and literary arts, the image with the written word. This could include work using a quote, book or favorite literature as an inspiration or as part of your creation, personal views of fact vs fiction, and book art. We encourage the exploration of the topic through philosophical theory to material concept. All materials and methods of expression that can be hung on the wall are welcome for jury review. Movement, gesture, literature, and a sense of exploration should be considered.
Michael Joseph, Rare Books Librarian at Rutgers University and the Founding Director of the New Jersey Book Arts Symposium (1995-Present), an annual conference on all things pertaining to book arts with a heavy emphasis on artists’ books, and the editor of Gravesiana: The Journal of the Robert Graves Society. Michael has published in the fields of children’s literature, book arts, and poetry, in particular the poetry of the Anglo-Irish poet, novelist, translator, critic and mythographer, Robert Graves. In collaboration with various artists, he has written fourteen artists books, text for a series of lyrical compositions by the late Herber Rothgarber, and exhibited original artwork in group show.
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
Best in Show: $100 – Meta Dunkley Arnold for “Adeline at the Window”2nd Prize: $50 – Brigitte A. Calderon for “Tender Is the Night: An Homage to F. Scott Fitzgerald”3rd Prize: One Free Year of WWAC Individual Membership ($40 value) – Lucretia E. McGuff-Silverman for
“Midnight In the Garden of Art and Science”
Zakia Ahmed, Sherri Andrews, Meta Dunkly Arnold, J. Bettina, Clara Sue Beym, Margaret Kalvar Bushnell, Brigitte A.Calderon, Tom Chiola, Joann Donatiello, Ilene Dube, Johanna Ericson, Carlo Fiorentini, Alice Grebanier, Joy Kreves, Renee Kumar, Eleni Zatz Litt, Lucretia E. McGuff-Silverman, Mark Moscarello, Renata Surel Piccione, Bill Plank, Thomas Shanahan, Margaret Simpson, Janice Strickland, Cathy Tsao, Barbara Weinfield, Andrew Werth
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)