Gallery at Mercer County Community College, which celebrates its
20th anniversary this year, invites area photographers to submit
work for the 2009 Mercer County Photographers exhibit. Jurying will
take place Saturday, Aug. 29. Dates for the show are Sept. 8 to
Oct. 8. The Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission is the
sponsor of this biennial exhibit.
Artists working in all photographic media/processes who are 18 or
older and live, work or attend school in Mercer County, NJ, are
eligible to enter up to three photographs for consideration. Entries
must have been completed within the past two years. Photographers
should drop off their work between 9:30 a.m. and noon on Aug. 29.
Work that is not accepted in the show should be picked up between
3:30 and 5 p.m. the same day.
The juror for the show is award-winning photographer/printmaker
Edward Fausty (BFA, Cooper Union; MFA, Yale University). This recent
visiting artist at Princeton University is known for both his photograph
series (Camera Vision; A Fragile Utopia) and his experimental ink
on paper works and collotypes. The recipient of a NEA Survey Grant
in Photography, Fausty exhibits widely and has works in many collections
including the George Eastman House, the U.S. Library of Congress,
and Yale University.
than $1,000 in prizes, including the Mercer County Cultural and
Heritage Commission Purchase Awards, will be announced at the exhibit's
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from
5 to 7:30 p.m.
Gallery is under the direction of curator Tricia Fagan and is located
on the second floor of the Communications Building on Mercer's West
Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road.