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Member Exhibitions – Jill Crouch & Carol Nussbaum

Friday, September 8, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey launched its new series of member exhibitions in the Art Center’s community galleries. The series of shows, chosen by the Center’s Membership Committee, highlights the work of both members and students selected through an open call process that was available to the Center’s more than 800 members. The first two shows in the series run through November 6, 2017, and feature work by Jill Crouch and Carol Nussbaum.

Did You Say Chocolate?
by Jill Crouch, watercolor on paper.

 

Jill Crouch: A Journey in Watercolor

Jill Crouch, from Scotch Plains, New Jersey, presents her paintings in a showcase titled “A Journey in Watercolor.” New to the medium after a career in medical research, Crouch enrolled in classes at the Art Center and under the tutelage of some of the Center’s best instructors, created the work presented in this show. Her paintings on display chronical her journey and progression with the medium and are a perfect illustration of the heights that artists can achieve through the classes and workshops offered at the Art Center.

 

 

 

 

Mizrahi Coke Mandala
By Carol Nussbaum, print on archival pigment paper.

 

Carol Nussbaum: Mandala

Carol Nussbaum, from Short Hills, New Jersey, is presenting her work in a show titled “Mandala” which features photographs taken during her travels throughout the United States and abroad. Nussbaum takes her photos and manipulates them digitally to create a circular pattern that both transforms the image and references a mandala, an ancient Hindu and Buddhist symbol that represents unity and harmony.

Members Art Show Winners Announced

 

The weekend of September 8 – 10, 2017, saw the Art Center host its inaugural Members Art Show & Collectors Weekend. The three-day event celebrated the Center’s members and their artwork with a public exhibition and sale. The Friday night opening event featured several members receiving awards for their submitted work. Juror Nany Ori. a respected corporate photographer, fine art exhibitor, and caring teacher awarded the following prizes.

  • Marian Anderson Memorial Award for Portraiture: Barbara Beeman
  • Martha Barns Memorial for Ceramics: Rhoda Roper
  • Martha Venturo Award for Landscape: Sally Abbott
  • Curtis Hillyer Memorial Award for Watercolor: Jill Crouch
  • J. Jurgen Tieck Memorial Award for Photography: Charlann Meluso
  • Emeriti Award: Isabella Pizzano
  • Marylou Hillyer Award: Jill Kerwick

 

Jill Crouch’s painting received the Curtis Hillyer Memorial Award for Watercolor.

 

The following artists also received Honorable Mentions:

  • Neela Pashparaj
  • Linda Jacobs
  • Marilyn Pfaltz
  • Denise Cocchiaro
  • Jennifer Markovitz
  • Miron Abramovici

 

The Art Center will host another juried pop-up show for members April 2018.