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Scot Wittman - Star Trail Dancer

Scot Wittman – “Star Trail Dancer”

Throwback Summer beach

Renee Egan – “Beach Conversation”

Lily Huber - Summer Reading Challenge

Lily Huber – “Summer Reading Challenge”

Throwback Summer

Show Dates: July 16 to September 7, 2024
Opening Reception: Friday July 19 from 7 to 8:30pm

As we roll into the sunshine months of the year, what are your favorite memories from summers past? The first dip in the pool with siblings, relishing flavors of popsicles while on a walk on the beach with friends, smoke from the family barbecue, or just a plain old backyard sunbathing? A scroll through Instagram under the hashtag throwback summer opens up a portal of lazy laid back beach days, ice-cream cones melting, screaming roller coasters, smiling children, flowery weddings, cool waters, and more. Join us for our Summer Show in which we look back on these moments worth memorializing.

With this show we asked artists to look back on past summer they love remembering. See how our artists took inspiration from their summer moments and showcased them in original pieces of art.

Featuring art from: Divvya H Atrii, Zakia Aziz Ahmed, Ritu Bajaj, Gary Becker, Manveen Bindra, Judy Caccavale, Franne Demetrician, Magda Dodd, Lori Dolnick, Ilene Dube, Renee Egan, Beth Ferris-Sale, Michael Graham, Nancie Gunkelman, Barry Hantman, Lily M Huber, Nelly Kouzmina, Susan Lauricella, Dayle Lehr, Christopher Mac Kinnon, Dave Magyar, Shoshana Pofelis, Francine Roche Kay, Deirdre Sheean, Margaret Simpson, Alice Sims-Gunzenhauser, Karen J Waller, Scot J Wittman, and Jennifer Wright

Prize Sponsors – Going with the theme of our show, Throwback Summer, we have the following prizes to offer:
Princeton Record Exchange logo. jaZams Book and Toy Store logoGoldfish Swim School in Princeton, NJ

Best in Show will receive a WWA Artist Membership and Princeton Record Exchange gift card:
Get all the artists benefits of joining our artist group plus enjoy an afternoon of shopping vintage and hard to find albums, CDs and more with a $20 gift card and a tote bag. Total value $85.
Juror’s Choice Award will receive jaZams package: Feel nostalgic with some great toys and books for kids with a $25 gift card, children’s book “The World Belonged to Us” by Jacqueline Woodson, and a kid size jump rope to keep everyone active. Total value $60.
Best Use of Medium will receive a $50 gift card to Goldfish Swim School: Nothing says summer than swimming and Goldfish Swim School is the perfect place for that.
Honorable Mention will receive a $20 gift card to Princeton Record Exchange. Total value $20.

Christine RamirezJuror: Christine Ramirez, Executive Director New Hope Arts

Christine Ramirez has dedicated her career to nurturing artistic expression and supporting the regional arts community. For over 17 years, she served as Exhibition Specialist at the New Hope Arts Center in New Hope, PA. In this role, Christine curated and mounted a multitude of shows, providing a platform for artists to showcase their work and fostering a vibrant artistic environment. 

Seeking new challenges, Christine briefly transitioned to the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA, where she worked as a preparator. Here, she meticulously mounted museum exhibits, gaining valuable experience in the precise art of display and fabrication.

Driven by her passion for the arts and her deep connection to the organization, Christine returned to the New Hope Arts Center, this time as the Executive Director. In this leadership role, she brings a wealth of experience to guide the organization’s vision and support its mission of promoting and celebrating the arts.

Christine is also an accomplished artist who regularly takes on commission portrait work. Specializing in graphite and charcoal, she crafts lifelike portraits of both people and animals. Beyond her professional and creative pursuits, Christine cherishes her family life in Carversville, PA, alongside her husband, Dan, and their children, Riley (19) and Kirby (12), as well as their beloved pets.

Image credit: Bob Barish, Pink Peonies