N.J. - The Gallery at Mercer County Community College has announced
the award winners for "Mercer County Artists 2010." The
exhibit, which runs through April 1, features 82 works by 65 artists
who live, work or study in Mercer County. Selected from 230 submitted
works, 63 works are two-dimensional and 19 works are three-dimensional.
Gallery Curator/Director Tricia Fagan, most art media are represented,
including oils, watercolors, prints, ink drawings, charcoal, sculpture,
ceramics, wood, handmade paper, acrylics and mixed media. This annual
exhibit is a collaboration between the college and the Mercer County
Cultural and Heritage Commission. The Gallery is located on the
second floor of the Communications Building on Mercer's West
Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road.
juror was C.J. Mugavero, owner and director of The Artful Deposit
gallery in Bordentown, N.J. She has served as a gallerist and fine
arts representative for nearly 25 years.
Winner of the
Utrecht Art Supplies Best in Show was Alice Warshaw, of Lawrenceville,
for her watercolor, "Multiculture." Warshaw received a
generous gift certificate from Utrecht Art Supplies, located in
Cranbury. The Juror's Choice Award went to Maxine Shore, of East
Windsor, for her oil painting "Sunday Morning," while
the Juror's Choice Award 3-D went to Ron LeMahieu, of Princeton,
for his clay piece, "African Queen #2."
were awarded to four artists including: Janet Felton, of West Windsor,
for her porcelain piece, "It's Not Easy Being Green Tea";
Phillip Cox Luth, of Princeton, for "Monochromatic Study of
Audrey," a pastel on tinted paper; Hetal Mistry, of Princeton,
for "Serenity," in water-based mediums; and Ewa Zeller,
of Trenton, for her oil painting, "Moon Landscape."
Winners of Purchase
Prizes, selected by representatives from the Mercer County Cultural
and Heritage Commission, are Renee Kumar, of West Windsor, for a
watercolor collage, "Axis Mundi/Middle Way"; Judy Tobie,
of Princeton, for "A Piece of the Journey," in handmade
paper; and Megan Uhaze, of Trenton, for "The First Times,"
a silkscreen monotype.
Kuen Liao, of
West Windsor, was selected for the West Windsor Arts Council Award
for his watercolor, "Eskimo Dog."
For a list of all artists, click here.
Each year for
more than three decades, the Mercer County Artists show has featured
some of the region's most talented artists. Works in all media except
for photography (which is featured in a separate county show) are
exhibited by both well-established and emerging artists. This exhibit
is supported, in part, by the Mercer County Cultural & Heritage
Commission, through a grant from the County Board of Freeholders
and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State.
for the show are Tuesdays, 9 am - 1 pm, 2 - 4 pm and 6 - 8 pm, Wednesdays,
9 am - 3 pm and 6 - 8 pm; and Thursdays, 11 am - 3 pm, and 4:30
- 6 pm.
For more information, call (609) 570-3589 or visit the Gallery