Honor is One of Several Presented to Dr. James Gwynne This Year – Posted 8/11/14

Following his recent first-place award from the Pocono Arts Council, Dr. James Gwynne, professor of visual arts at County College of Morris (CCM), now has had one of his paintings selected for exhibition at the 15th Annual Will’s Creek Survey in Maryland.

Selected for that exhibition is his painting “As One,” an imaginative transparent combination of male and female nudes. The Will’s Creek Survey is a juried art exhibition open to contemporary visual artists from across the United States.

This year’s exhibition takes place September 13 – October 10 at the Saville Gallery, 9 N. Centre Street, Cumberland, MD. More than $5,000 in awards will be presented to artists during the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony on September 13.

In May, Gwynne, of East Stroudsburg, PA, was presented with the first-place award in the Pocono Arts Council’s Members’ Exhibition for his painting “Delicate Sky.”

Four of his paintings also were chosen for the annual juried Westmoreland Art Nationals, which took place in July. Those entries consisted of a series of paintings of telephone poles, titled “After the Storm,” “Evening Fog with Telephone Pole,” “Evening Pole Silhouettes” and “Telephone Pole at Sunset.”

A consistent award-winner, Gwynne has gained wide recognition for his paintings including Best in Show at the Westmoreland Art Nationals.

Gwynne joined the CCM faculty in 1972. He also has taught at The College of Wooster and Centenary College. He earned his B.A. from The College of Wooster, his M.A. from Michigan State University and his Ph.D. from New York University.

His work has been exhibited in more than 300 shows and is represented in many private, corporate and public collections, including the New Jersey State Museum and Pennsylvania State Museum.

To view his work, go to www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/j/jgwynne/.

Photo: County College of Morris Professor James Gwynne has had his painting “As One” selected for the 2014 Will’s Creek Survey Exhibition in Maryland.