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Prospectus: WWAC Harmony Visual Art Show

Harmony is the pleasing and peaceful resolution of conflict or dissonance, the restoration of balance and peace. While harmony exists in the natural world, it is something we, as humans, strive for in our personal lives and throughout society, our community and through humanity as a whole.  WWAC invites artists to explore the idea of balance disrupted and harmony restored as it relates to personal experience, beliefs, or observations. Let’s exhibit our perception of Harmony with the beautiful language called Art.

Exhibit Dates: Monday, January 11 to Friday, February 26, 2021

Opening Reception: Opening Reception will be online on Friday, January 15, 7:15 to 9pm

Submission Deadline: Sunday, December 13, 2020

Juror: We bring together 3 distinguished people to jury the show: Maureen Bennett, recipient of the NYC Circle of Mercy Award; Eleni Zatz Litt, Associate Provost at The New School in NYC and Artist in Residence at Robin Heller International; and SiriOm Singh, former Board of Trustees of Ellarslie, the Trenton City Museum.

Eleni Zatz Litt (EZL Studio). Eleni is a teaching artist, anthropologist, and lifelong learner. A graduate of the London School of Economics (Ph.D., Social Anthropology) and Reed College (BA, Art History), she has spent the majority of her professional life in higher education (currently serving as Associate Provost at The New School in NYC) even as she has cultivated a lifelong creative arts practice. Along the way, she has obtained Certificates in Fine Arts (Parsons School of Design) and Creative Arts Therapies (The New School).  

Eleni loves to make art in the community, sharing her unique approach to art expression and meaning-making that incorporates poetry as well as a variety of art techniques to explore values, thoughts and feelings. She is particularly interested in the creative process as a mechanism of self-care and healing that can foster feelings of wholeness, connection, and well-being. Along the way she supports and encourages students to work with the inevitable obstacles that can emerge as a natural part of the creative process.  

Eleni has shown her work in numerous group shows including juried shows at the Trenton City Museum (the Ellarslie Open) and the West Windsor Art Center, as well as at a solo show at The Jewish Center in Princeton, NJ. Eleni is currently serving as the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at Robin Heller International, where she facilitates professional development workshops based on artmaking and conversation that support and honor commitments to equity and social justice.

 Maureen Bennett is a visual artist inspired by nature and human nature, working in graphite, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, oils, mixed media, and photography. Her recent work is at the intersection of drawing/painting combined with photography/computer technology.  As an artist-in-residence educator and community activist, Maureen created the global traveling art project, Peace by Piece. She has been awarded numerous grants for art as a transformative force for social change and leads creativity workshops on art education, wellness, earth awareness, nonviolence, and peace. She is the recipient of the NYC Circle of Mercy Award.

SiriOm Singh is a self- taught abstract impressionist, working primarily with acrylic and mixed media, applying special layering techniques, and using a pallet knife. He served on the board of trustees of Ellarslie, the Trenton City Museum, and is the co-owner of Cross Pollination Gallery in Lambertville, NJ. His work was exhibited in various galleries and museums and is part of numerous private collections including New Jersey State Museum; Ellarsley Museum; Phillips Mill; Da Vinci Art Alliance; The Gallery at Mercer County Community College; and The Gallery at the Bank of Princeton, and is part of numerous private collections, local and international.

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • Open to all artists over 18 years of age. All art must be original and new to WWAC.
  • 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 for purchase throughout the duration of the show. If your artwork is purchased, and is not at WWAC already,it will need to be delivered to the Arts Center.

Submission Fees: Up to 3 works of art can be submitted. The fee is $20.00 for WWAC members and $25 for non-members. Fee must be paid at the time of submission.

Calendar:

  • Exhibit dates: Tuesday, January 11 – Sunday, February 26, 2021
  • Submission deadline: Sunday, December 13, 2020
  • Art drop off for accepted work will be the week of January 4, 2021

Opening reception:  Online Opening Reception is planned for Friday, January 15, 7:15 to 9pm

Featured image: Quarantine Backyard Mandala Ascending Leaves by Maureen Bennett