West Windsor, N.J. – Calling local artists! Artists aged 18 or older who live, work, or attend school in Mercer County are invited to submit their art for consideration for the “Mercer County Artists 2015” exhibition at The Gallery at Mercer County Community College (MCCC). Jurying takes place on Saturday, Jan. 24, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Gallery.
The MCCC Gallery is located on the college’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Directions and a campus map can be found here.
The curator for the show is MCCC Professor of Fine Art Kyle Stevenson, who has taught at the college since 2002. He is a graduate of Houghton College, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Studio Art and attended graduate school at the University of Delaware, where he earned an MFA in Painting. Read more about Stevenson here.
Artists may enter up to two original works completed since February 2013 in any media except photography. (The county hosts a separate photography exhibit). They are asked to drop off their work between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Works that are not accepted for the show should be picked up between 3:30 to 5 p.m. The exhibition is co-sponsored and supported by the county’s Cultural and Heritage Commission through a grant from the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission, with funding from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts/Department of State, a partner of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Awards include $1,500 in Purchase and Merit prizes, including the Utrecht Art Supplies Best in Show prize and the annual West Windsor Arts Council Prize for outstanding work by a West Windsor artist. Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission Purchase Award winners become part of the County’s permanent art collection.
A full prospectus for the exhibit is available on the Gallery webpage here. General Gallery information is available here. For a hard copy of the prospectus, artists should email their name and full mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “Mercer County Artists” show will be on display from Monday, Feb. 2 to Friday, Feb. 27. An Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held Wednesday, February 4, 5 to 7:30 p.m. The show is free and open to the public.