Sunday, January 20, 2013

3 current shows

The Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts  hosted its 9th Annual Juried Show. Although I was not accepted to show, I am proud to say that a fellow Moore College of Art and Design graduate student, Kristin Myers, was accepted! Her work, as her life, revolves around her love of the beaches and surfing. 
Hurricane Season, Kristin Myers

Sea Surfaces, Kristin Myers
Here are some other notable selections.
Sky Shineman's  two paintings are oil on treated canvas. The textures and subtle color really appealed to me.
Surfacing- Green Mist

Surfacing- Frost

Jill Kerwick, of Fair Haven, had a delightful photo collage entitled Doris at Home. Look closely, everything is in this perfect world is slightly askew. 

David Shaughnessy's PortHole was an interesting painting (oil on canvas). Are you looking at a record player, toilet, tank? The ambiguity of the focal point was clever. 

I am sad to report that  SICA will close the doors of its Asbury Park facility at the end of January, according to the president of its board of trustees. I know it will be a new beginning for its founder and director, Douglas Ferrari- a talented man like Doug won't be out of the art scene for too long, SICA will be missed. For more on the SICA story - click here

Another exhibit was at the New Hope Arts Center. This "New Media" show featured nine regional artists that brought their experience and talents using media as a creative tool for entertaining and engaging works that evolve from later 20th century installation and post-modern aesthetics. The work was gusty and experimental and is a great success! This invitational exhibit featured one of favorite Philly artists, Simone Spicer, and a fellow exhibitor from the Centennial Exhibit at Delaware Art Museum,  Carol Wiskers.

Simone Spicer's Bountiful Harvest

Carol Whisker's piece

and her Waterfall

The Monmouth Museum 's 34th Annual Juried Show is up for this winter season. There seems to have been quite a number of entries selected this year which just proves that Monmouth County has a true love of art. However, the abundance of work made viewing the work trying because of the salon style of hanging the work. I found it difficult to appreciate some pieces because of the close proximity to other works of art. 

Alison Golder's Harmonic Channels 

Paula-Jiun No's Foliage

Lisa Marie O'Connell's Sheep Interrupted

Leon Lundervold's Kenai

Caitria Gunter's Cells II

Riccardo Berlingeri's Sap

Rachel Zolllinger's Seif

Anthony Almeida's Neptune's Conundrum

My piece, The Take Away

Richard Heffron's Untitled

I just wanted to thank Virginia Maksymowicz for posting my exhibit at the Abington Art Center this February - March on the Women's Caucus of Art, Philadelphia Chapter Blog. Click for the link.

1 comment:

  1. Jill Kerwick is also a Moore Alumna. This show must have been great!