The Newark Museum of Art Selects 45 Artists for 2021 New Jersey Arts Annual: ReVision and Respond
Annual Exhibition Highlights NJ Visual Artists, Including 7 From Hudson County
NEWARK, NJ —The Newark Museum of Art is excited to announce the artists whose works will be featured in the upcoming exhibition: 2021 New Jersey Arts Annual: ReVision and Respond. The annual juried exhibition is sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.
The Newark Museum of Art will host this year’s edition of the long-standing series of exhibitions that highlight the state’s artists. The exhibition will open on Thursday, June 17 and will be on view through Sunday, August 22.
This year’s exhibition jurors are Kristen J. Owens, Associate Curator (Programs) for Rutgers University-Newark’s Paul Robeson Galleries at Express Newark, and Amy Simon Hopwood, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts at The Newark Museum of Art. Together, they reviewed more than 1,800 entries from 484 artists across New Jersey. The jurors selected 50 works by 45 artists that powerfully interpret this year’s ReVision and Respond theme, inspired by artists’ crucial role in our society as they offer nuanced perspectives on our current and future worlds.
“We are delighted to host this year’s New Jersey Arts Annual in collaboration with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and look forward to amplifying the work of these visionary artists by offering the public a glimpse of their inspiring talent,” said Amy Hopwood, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts for The Newark Museum of Art. “We are eager to share what these 45 New Jersey-based artists have created.”
“As one of the longest standing partners of the Arts Annual, The Newark Museum of Art has found exciting new ways to engage with, and highlight the work of, New Jersey’s many accomplished artists,” said Danielle Bursk, Director of Artist Services at the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. “We are proud to support the vision of The Newark Museum of Art and the artists who have contributed their talent to this timely exhibit.”
All artists over the age of 21 who live or work in New Jersey were eligible to apply. The open call invited a range of artistic practices, from traditional to abstract, from craft to new media. The selected works include ceramics, collage, installations, paintings, photographs, sculpture, textiles, video, and works on paper.
The list of selected artists includes:
|pam cooper||Upper Saddle River||Bergen|
|Dong Kyu Kim||Fort Lee||Bergen|
|Caren King Choi||Fair Lawn||Bergen|
|Erik James Montgomery||Haddonfield||Camden|
|Beatrice Stenta||North Wildwood||Cape May|
|Seth Bechtold||West Orange||Essex|
|Marlena Buczek Smith||West Orange||Essex|
|Donna Conklin King||Roseland||Essex|
|Tom Nussbaum||East Orange||Essex|
|Ellen Weisbord||South Orange||Essex|
|Benjamin West||West Orange||Essex|
|Nancy Cohen||Jersey City||Hudson|
|Jaz Graf||Jersey City||Hudson|
|Theda Sandiford||Jersey City||Hudson|
|Auguste Rhonda Tymeson||Jersey City||Hudson|
|Berendina Buist||High Bridge||Hunterdon|
|Martin Calvino||Highland Park||Middlesex|
|Daniel Cosentino||Lincoln Park||Morris|
|ShinYoung An||Woodland Park||Passaic|
|Jeanne Brasile||Little Falls||Passaic|
|Spriha Gupta||Montgomery Twp.||Somerset|
For more information, visit https://www.newarkmuseumart.org/2021njaa.
Founded in 1909, The Newark Museum of Art is the largest art and education institution in New Jersey and one of the most influential museums in the United States. Its renowned global art collections, supported by significant holdings of science, technology and natural history, rank 12th among North America’s art museums. The Museum is dedicated to artistic excellence, education, and community engagement with an overarching commitment to broadening and diversifying arts participation. As it has for over a century, the Museum responds to the evolving needs and interests of the diverse audiences it serves by providing exhibitions, programming and resources designed to improve and enrich people’s lives.
The Museum also encompasses the 1885 Ballantine House mansion, the Victoria Hall of Science, the Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium, the MakerSPACE, the Billy Johnson Auditorium, the Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden, the 1784 Schoolhouse, and the Newark Fire Museum.
The Newark Museum of Art, a not-for-profit museum of art and science, receives operating support from the City of Newark, the State of New Jersey, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State (a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts), the New Jersey Cultural Trust, the Prudential Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Victoria Foundation, the Estate of Phyllis and Sanford? Bolton, the Wallace Foundation, and other corporations, foundations, and individuals. Funds for acquisitions and activities other than operations are provided by members and other contributors.
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, created in 1966, is a division of the NJ Department of State. The Council was established to encourage and foster public interest in the arts; enlarge public and private resources devoted to the arts; promote freedom of expression in the arts; and facilitate the inclusion of art in every public building in New Jersey. The Council receives direct appropriations from the State of New Jersey through a dedicated, renewable Hotel/Motel Occupancy fee, as well as competitive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit www.artscouncil.nj.gov.
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