MCCC Gallery Announces Winners of
"Mercer County Artists 2010"
Works of 65 Artists to be Exhibited through April 1


West Windsor, 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.

According to 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.

This year's 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."

Honorable Mentions 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.

Gallery hours 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 website

Best in Show went to Alice Warshaw for "Multiculture."
During the opening, Renee Kumar with "Axis Munde/Middle Way," which was selected for a Purchase Award.
Janet Felton's "It's Not Easy Being Green Tea," (teapot pictured in foreground) earned an Honorable Mention.
Kuen Liao is pictured during the opening reception. His watercolor, "Eskimo Dog," earned the the West Windsor Arts Council Prize.
Juror's Choice Award in 2-D was awarded to Maxine Shore for "Sunday Morning."
Ewa Zeller's "Moon Landscape" earned
an Honorable Mention.

Meena Ajit at the Opening Reception with "Krishna,"
her mixed media on board (tanjore painting).
"African Queen #2" by Ron LeMahieu was
selected for the Juror's Choice 3-D Award.
Phillip Cox Luth earned an Honorable Mention for "Monochromatic Study of Audrey."

Tito Cascieri's "Paul Robeson"

Martha Huehnergarth's "Students"
Sal Damiano's "Jam Session III"

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