"Art of Transformation"
Juried Members Exhibition
Featuring the Work of the National Association of Women Artists
February 16, 2015 – April 3, 2015
Panel Discussion: Thursday, February 19 from 5:00-6:00 PM
Reception: Thursday, February 19 from 6:00-8:00 PM
The CCM Visual Arts Gallery
Sherman H. Masten Library
County College of Morris
214 Center Grove Road, Randolph, NJ 07869-2086
Todd Doney, Gallery Director
There is a power in art that can transform lives which the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A.) will be exploring this year at its annual juried members exhibition to be held at County College of Morris (CCM).
Recognizing that art can change the lives of not only artists, but also viewers and at times even society, N.A.W.A. has selected the theme “Art of Transformation” for its 2015 Juried Members Exhibition.
The exhibition, featuring the artwork of 22 female artists from across the country and including two CCM adjunct faculty members, takes place in the CCM Gallery February 16 through April 3. A panel discussion on the topic of the “Art of Transformation” also is scheduled for Thursday, February19, starting at 5 p.m. That then will be followed by a reception featuring many of the artists from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition, panel discussion and reception are all free and open to the public.
Serving as panelists for the discussion will be Clayton Allen, chair of the Visual Arts department at CCM, and Adjunct Professors Andrea Kelly and Leigh k. Tomaino, and Madeline Zulauf, wife of CCM Professor Sander Zulauf, each of whom has had one of their artworks selected for the exhibition. The pieces they will have on display are Kelly’s Cherry Tree Bend and Cusp, Tomaino’s Climbing Mt. Rainier and The Last of Mt. Rainier, and Zulauf’s Denouement and Grace.
The Juried Member Exhibition is N.A.W.A.’s largest show of the year. The exhibition serves to recognize outstanding achievement and includes a variety of juried awards, totaling approximately $10,000.
“When we were searching for the first few exhibitions to be held in CCM’s newly renovated gallery, we wanted to be sure they would be something especially noteworthy,” said Todd L.W. Doney, professor of Visual Arts and director of the gallery. ”Along with the CCM faculty show, the group show “Unity of Spheres,” and the “Neo-Latino” exhibit, we felt that National Association of Women Artists would make for another fantastic exhibition to mark the renovated gallery’s first year of operation.”
The gallery was upgraded last year as part of the renovation of the Learning Resource Center in which it is housed. That upgrade included the construction of an enclosed professional gallery, along with a student gallery, and improved professional lighting.
The gallery’s hours are Monday and Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, noon to 4 p.m.; and the first Saturday of the month, noon to 3 p.m.
N.A.W.A., based in New York City, is the oldest women’s fine art organization in the country and strives to support its members and women artists at large through exhibitions, programs and education.