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Prospectus: WWAC Art and Healing Visual Art Show

Theme: We invite artists to explore the theme of Art and Healing, not only as it relates to the Covid-19 pandemic and the profound impact it has had on our lives, but also to reflect on past life experiences or feelings relating to healing from any condition or challenge.  As we slowly emerge from the quarantines of the past few months, WWAC is creating an exhibition that looks at art as a healing tool, reflecting the realities, feelings, or experiences during this surreal time, or from other past events, both personal or public. 

Exhibit Dates:  Monday, August 31 – Friday, October 23, 2020

Opening Reception:  As we get closer to the date, WWAC will schedule ONE of the following dates for the Opening Reception:

    • Online Opening Reception on Friday, September 11, 7:15 to 9pm
    • Inperson Opening Reception on Sunday, September 13, 4 to 6pm

Submission Deadline:  July 26, 2020

Juror –  Lisa Freeman: Mrs. Freeman is currently a New Hope, PA resident but has resided in North New Jersey and New York City.  Mrs. Freeman gravitated to the healthcare arena from an early age, having more than 25 years of diversified experience in both profit and non-profit medical business sectors in the tri-state area.

Freeman has previously served as Administrator Director, Ambulatory Care Network for the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine assisting 4th year medical students in gaining clinical insight and training to prepare for their future in healthcare.  After several years developing the multiple clinical training sites, she accepted a position in NYC as Chief Operating Officer for Cardiovascular Associates of New York, P.C.. Mrs. Freeman orchestrated relationships with both Lennox Hill Hospital and North Shore LIJ Hospital to facilitate a short term lease of the practice which successfully resulted in the aquisition of the practice.  Looking for new challenges, Mrs. Freeman moved to North New Jersey and opened her own healthcare consulting business.  During this time, Mrs. Freeman was asked to serve on board of the Joseph M. Sanzari, Children’s Hospital which resulted in a 6 year term.

For the last 5 years, Freeman has assisted her husband Richard S. Freeman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital- Hamilton by creating several programs and initiatives with focus on the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey- Hamilton Campus and the unique Holistic Medicine Program offered within. Mrs. Freeman invests a great deal of time building relationships and developing her knowledge of the surrounding communities.  Freeman is a member of the RWJUH – Auxiliary, holds a seat on the RWJUH- Foundation Board, Co-Creator of the RWJUH- Hamilton “Friends” Program, Co-Creator of the RWJUH- Hamilton “Holistic Medicine Program featured in the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Hamilton Campus as well as the Co-Creator of the trademarked RWJUH- Hamilton, “We vs. C (Cancer)” Initiative which has raised several hundred thousand dollars since 2017 to make improvements to the center and more recently to fund the Holistic Medicine Program.

Mrs. Freeman believes that art, nature, music and giving back to your community heals the soul. She spends most of her time developing the Holistic Program by engaging with local artists, performers, community and spiritual leaders to curate the most diverse and healing line of services to offer to patients and their family members while treating at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Hamilton Campus.  Mrs. Freeman loves to travel, experience the local culture thru art, music and food (especially dessert).  She also enjoys developing new friendships and raising an awareness of all that RWJUH-Hamilton has to offer to it’s community. Words to live by….. “Generosity consists not of the sum given, but the manner in which it is bestowed”. Ghandi~

Please Note: WWAC recognizes that art as a healing tool can be a very personal journey, which we are going to have to jury due to space limitations.  We want to make sure all our submitting artists know that we are not judging this personal journey, but rather looking at the artwork for technical skill, artistic sensitivity and emotional impact, as well as creative and innovative ideas which help to educate the public.  More specifics on the criteria for selecting artwork can be found on our website.  

Eligibility and Requirements

-Open to all artists over 18 years of age. All art must be original and new to WWAC.

-This will be a virtual exhibition so there is no size limitation for artwork.

-If circumstances allow WWAC to hang this show in their gallery and foyer.  Staff and juror will select which artworks from the accepted pieces that will be displayed in the gallery and foyer.  Artists should be prepared to submit their work, framed and ready to hang with wire across the back, to the Arts Center if requested to do so.

-Works to be considered include: paintings, drawings, installations, sculpture, digital media, videos, mixed media, photography or printmaking,  Artwork must be in its original form for the medium being submitted.

-Artwork offered for sale, must be available throughout the duration of the show for purchase.  If your artwork is purchased, it will need to be delivered to the Arts Center.  

-Artist are responsible for paying any sales tax required on sold artwork.

Submission Fees: Up to 3 works of art can be submitted.  The fee is $10.00 for WWAC members and $15 for non-members. Fee must be paid at the time of submission.

Calendar:

  • Exhibit dates:  Monday, August 31 – Friday, October 23, 2020
  • Submission deadline:  Sunday, July 26, 2020
  • Opening reception:  As we get closer to the date, WWAC will schedule ONE of the following dates for the Opening Reception:
    • Online Opening Reception is planned for Friday, September 11, 7:15 – 9pm
    • Inperson Opening Reception is planned for Sunday, September 13, 4 to 6pm

Art above by Jennifer Seastone – Evidence of Existence 2