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New Jersey’s Outstanding Artists Showcased in
New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition
OCEANVILLE (Galloway Twp.), NJ (May 29, 2012) – The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College is pleased to present the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition featuring the fellowship award winners from 2009 and 2011 in the categories of photography, sculpture, crafts, and painting. A lively opening reception, with many of the artists in attendance, is scheduled for June 8, from 5 to 8pm. The exhibition will be on view from June 8 through September 12, 2012. For more information call (609) 652-8848 or visit www.noyesmuseum.org.
The NJ State Council on the Arts believes that artists are the creative capital of our communities. For this reason it is their goal to promote, encourage, and assist artists to achieve their highest ambitions. The NJ State Council on the Arts supports artists through a wide array of programs that showcase their talents. In turn, such recognition brings their work to the attention of organizations and communities to embrace and support the remarkable "creative capital" that helps make New Jersey great. Individual artist fellowship grants are highly competitive awards given to New Jersey artists in 12 different arts disciplines. Fellowships are awarded solely on independent peer panel assessment of artistic quality taken from work samples submitted. The awards may be used to support the professional development of the artist.
In this exhibition 40 fellowship winners in the categories of photography, sculpture, crafts, and painting from across the state of New Jersey will be presented. Two Stockton College professors have been awarded fellowships and are included in the exhibition. Sculptor Jed Morfit’s recent works are bas-relief sculptures, which lift individual elements (winged monkeys, a lamp, an old woman) from the frieze, allowing them to move, change and develop their own spontaneous narrative. Photographer Wendel White creates images that define the African American narrative beginning with the arrival of the first Africans in North America. His images are made using a large format camera, placed close to the object, and printed to a large scale. The intent is to transform ordinary objects into monuments. Each artifact is a precious remembrance of the American struggle for freedom.
Artists included in the exhibition are: Shin Young An of Palisades Park, Andrew Baron of Newark, Terry Boddie of West Orange, Linda Rae Coughlin of Warren, Victor Davson of West Orange, Robert DiMatteo of Pittstown, Joan Dreyer of Westfield, Amy Feldman of Mountainville Lebanon, Michael Froio of Williamstown, Jeff Gola of Moorestown, William Macholdt of Raritan, Jeffrey Mason of Cranford, Darren McManus of Lambertville, Jed Morfit from Collingswood, Tom Nussbaum from Montclair, Samantha Palmeri of Manahawkin, Gary Petersen from Hoboken, Dolores Poacelli from Collingswood, Diane Savona of Passaic, Nicholas Rande of Milburn, Wes Sherman of Denville, Gary Slota of Paterson, Peter Tischler from Washington, Jennifer Watson of Oakhurst, Wendel White from Galloway, and Juliana Beasley, Veronica Byun, Jennifer Carpenter, Laurie Riccadonna, and Roger Sayre all of Jersey City.
Summer Season Opening Reception: June 8, 2012, 5:00 - 8:00pm Arts Fellowship Talk with Don Ehman, NJSCA: June 14, 6:30pm
The Noyes Museum of Art was founded in 1983 to collect, preserve, and exhibit American fine and folk art, with an emphasis on New Jersey artists and folk art forms, reflecting the area’s traditions, history, landscape, and culture. The Noyes: Hammonton satellite gallery opened in October 2008 with a focus on emerging artists and can be reached at (609) 652-8848. In February 2010, the Noyes Museum of Art formed a partnership with The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey to form The Noyes Museum of Art of the
Richard Stockton College. General funding is provided by The New Jersey State Council on the Art/Department of State, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Arts; the Mr. and Mrs. Fred Winslow Noyes Foundation; the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Odessa F. & Henry D. Kahrs Charitable Trust.
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College is located one and a half miles south of Historic Smithville Village, off of Route 9, at 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville, New Jersey 08231 (Galloway Twp.). Museum Hours are: Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with extended hours Thursdays until 8:00 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5:00 p.m. Closed on major holidays. Admission fees: $5 adults, $4 for students and seniors. View all upcoming exhibitions and events at www.noyesmuseum.org.