Now in the Gallery
Member Show: Abstraction
March 5 – April 27, 2018
Opening Reception Sunday March 18, 4 – 6 pm
This year in connection with Pegasus Theatre Project’s spring production of “Bakersfield Mist” the annual Member Show theme is Abstraction. Juror Carol Cruickshanks selected 32 art works from local artists out of over 139 submissions.The resulting exhibition features an interesting mix of approaches to the theme of Abstraction while it showcases the incredible talent of WWAC members.
ABOUT THE JUROR
Carol Cruickshanks brings her considerable knowledge and background in the arts to her role as the juror for this year’s WWAC Member Show: Abstraction. Carol is the Executive Director of New Hope Arts, where she has served since 2011. She has also been an educator and art historian with The College of New Jersey, and an art specialist with Rago Auctions in Lambertville, NJ. She has authored numerous publications on contemporary art and artists of the NJ/PA region and has presented lectures on Modernism, 20th Century Design, curatorial research and evaluating personal property.
This is the second year the WWAC Members Exhibit has offered prizes for 3 works of art that exemplify standards of excellence. Congrats to the following winners!
Best in Show $100 Prize: Zakia Ahmed, Venezia Sestiere Cannarego II
2nd Place $50 Prize: Fay Deng, Calligraphy I
3rd Place WWAC Individual Membership: M.Teresa Simao, Wall
John O. Aaen
Renee M. Kumar
Mary Clark Ladd
Lucretia E. McGuff-Silverman
Joanna A. Sadowska
M. Teresa Simao
Margaret R Simpson
April 30 – June 22, 2018
Cross Cultural Currents will showcase the work of four Chinese American artists who are also professors at four different NJ-based colleges and universities.
June 25 – August 17
Generation Next exhibition will focus on families of artists.
August 20 – September 7, 2018
Opening Reception Saturday August 25, 4 – 6 pm
A premier gallery showcase featuring the art of the design thought process sourced from over 30 years of Mikel Cirkus’ personal sketchbooks and notebooks.
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)