It’s happening! In one month and one day, I will be curating the first New Jersey Isn’t Boring art exhibit! The exhibit will be held from March 22nd – April 16th, 2015! It is FREE to attend! The event features over 30 NJ artists whose art work all represent New Jersey. If you can make it, that would be amazing! There will be food and beverages provided.
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 22nd, 2015; 1pm to 4pm
Dates: Sun, March 22 – Thurs, April 16, 2015
Times: Monday – Thurs 10am to 4pm; Fri 10am to 2pm, Sat & Sun 1pm to 4pm
Address: Arts Guild NJ, 1670 Irving St, Rahway
RSVP to the Opening Reception HERE (not required, but it’s nice to have a head count)
Official Press Release:
Arts Guild New Jersey is pleased to present New Jersey Isn’t Boring, curated by Cyd Katz-Seidel creator of NewJerseyIsntBoring.com. The exhibit will feature the artwork of the over thirty New Jersey artists who were selected through an open juried competition. The exhibition, which opens on March 22 and runs through April 16, 2015 will have a free, public reception on Sunday, March 22, 1-4 PM, at Arts Guild New Jersey, 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065. Gallery Hours are Mon-Thurs 10am-4pm, Fri: 10am to 2pm, Sat & Sun: 1-4pm or by appointment for groups of 10 or more. The exhibition is wheelchair accessible.
“If there is one thing that all New Jersey residents know to be true it’s that people who live in it love it, and outsiders have a bad impression of it. Years of terrible reality television shows have tarnished the reputation of the great, Garden State. It’s time for people to get back to appreciating a state that is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant cities, great food, eclectic culture and so much more. New Jersey is becoming a stereotype and it’s time for things to change.” – Cyd Katz –Seidel, Curator.
The intention of the exhibit is to provoke a new audience to take a new look at New Jersey. All artists exhibiting work are residents of New Jersey and their art work reflects different aspects of New Jersey including its beaches, landmarks, food, history, pop culture and more.
Featured artists for this exhibit are: Marina Ahun, Ron Brown, Robert Cashion, Chiara Chandoha, Denise Croft, Lauren Curtis, Richard Earl, Chris Ernst, Alex Flannery, Colleen Gahrmann, Corey Hudson, Mariya Kovalyov, Medha Kulkarni, Brian Lav, Zig Mantell, Diane Metz, Maria Mijares, Scott Modrzynski, Tina Morrison, Nancy Ori, Frank Parisi, June Ponte, Charlene Rieger-Velli, Howard Marc Steiman, Carol Taylor-Kearney, Erica Vojnich, Alan Walker, Jodi Walker, Claudia Waters, Grace Zambelli, and Michael Zambelli.
To learn more about the artists and the curator, visit www.newjerseyisntboring.com.
About Arts Guild New Jersey:
Arts Guild New Jersey is a non-profit center for the arts located at 1670 Irving St. at Seminary Avenue in the Downtown Arts District of the City of Rahway.
Arts Guild New Jersey presents a yearly program of fine art exhibitions as well as three semesters of multi-week art classes for adults, teens and children, one-day workshops for adults, summer art workshops for kids and teens, and a variety of secondary art and cultural events, such as lectures and seminars.
The Art exhibits at the Guild focus primarily on the presentation of works by notable emerging New Jersey artists. We feature a wide range of mediums (painting, prints, photography, mixed media collage, construction/assemblage, sculpture, etc.) and a broad range of styles from photo realism to complete abstractions. Our exhibits aim to present an overview of current or enduring trends and directions in the contemporary art of New Jersey’s arts community.
It is the mission of Arts Guild New Jersey to present high level arts programs for the benefit of residents in Central and Northern New Jersey. We promote a broad range of the arts and the value of the arts for all people. Since 1999, the Guild has provided an increasing range of art events, activities and programs for a multi-county audience.