Ellarslie Open 35

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Ellarslie Open 35

Carol Magner, Aging, Best in Show Overall

Carol Magner, Aging, Best in Show Overall

Juried Exhibit

Gallery Talk with Award-winning Artists

Sunday, May 20, 2018 – 2 pm

On Display
May 5, 2018 – July 1, 2018

 

New Jersey’s Premier Annual Juried Show
Over the years, the Ellarslie Open has become a significant exhibition, drawing on the work of professional artists from the tri-state region and beyond, while encouraging and recognizing emerging artists. Today, the Ellarslie Open serves as New Jersey’s premier annual juried show, with acceptance being highly coveted by area artists.  2018 broke the record for accepted pieces: 179 works by 155 artists are on display in the exhibit. The juror has created a show with a remarkably diverse aesthetic. On display are works that demonstrate the depth and breadth of art from the region.  According to juror, Heather Coyle, “Although it risked undermining the coherence of the display, I was enthusiastic to encourage these creative artists, as well as those working within the region’s mainstream.” Our patrons will be delighted by a show full of surprises.

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Heather Campbell Coyle, Juror

Chief Curator, Delaware Art Museum

Heather Campbell Coyle is Chief Curator and Curator of American Art at the Delaware Art Museum. She is the editor and lead author of several catalogues, including Howard Pyle: American Master Rediscovered, Fashion, Circus, Spectacle: Photographs by Scott Heiser, and John Sloan’s New York. A specialist in the art of the Ashcan School, she has also published and curated exhibitions on Leonard Baskin, Harold Edgerton, William Glackens, Gertrude Käsebier, Bruce Katsiff, and the Society of Independent Artists. Dr. Coyle lectures and researches primarily on photography, illustration, and American art from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her projects for 2018 include the exhibitions African American Art: Migration and Modernism, Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, and Drawings of the Montgomery Bus Boycott: Harvey Dinnerstein and Burton Silverman.

 

Awards and prizes have been announced.  Twenty-four artists in eight categories shared nearly $8000 in prizes.  In addition, four works of art were accepted into the collection. Congratulations to all the award winners.  And again, many thanks to Heather Coyle for a fine job as juror.

Read Janet Purcell’s laudatory review in NJ.com here.

Award-winning Works

 

Carol Magner, Aging, The Honorable Eric E. Jackson Award for Best in Show Overall

 

Sherri Andrews, Abstract Poppies in a Vase, Ben Whitmire Award for Emerging Artist, TMS Purchase

 

Anne Gannon, Along the Coast, TMS Purchase

Marion Simmons, The Art Students Cast Room,TMS Purchase

Gloria Wiernik, Hazy Hamlet,TMS Purchase

 

Lisa Falkenstern, Springtime, David C. Chiacchio Award for Best in Show – Drawing

Diane Greenberg, First Dance, Jack Richeson Award for Runner Up – Drawing

Maurice Galimidi, Moe, Jack Richeson Award for Honorable Mention – Drawing

 

Joy Barth, The Letter, Hunter Research Award for Best in Show – Fiber Art

Jean Burdick, Morning View, Dick Blick Award for Runner Up – Fiber Art

Lynne Hoffman, Barn, III, Jerry’s Artarama Award for Honorable Mention – Fiber Art

 

Renee Kumar, Immunity, Golden Artist Colors Award for Best in Show – Mixed Media

Anne Gannon, Along the Coast, Princeton Brush Co. Award for Runner Up – Mixed Media

Ryan Lilienthal, Coffee on Nassau, Jullian Award for Honorable Mention – Mixed Media

 

Thom Montanari, Dick’s Beacher, Mel Leipzig Award and Gamblin Artists Oil Color Award for Best in Show – Painting

Philip Carroll, Linens, FM Brush Co and Gamblin Artists Oil Color Awards for Runner Up – Painting

Glenn Harren, Canal Path, Dick Blick and Gamblin Artists Oil Color Awards for Honorable Mention – Painting

 

Valerie Pfaff, David, Diane Ciccone & Kali MacMillan Award for Best in Show – Photography

Heather Palecek, Portrait of a Tree, Dick Blick Award for Runner Up – Photography

RL DeFalco, Solitude’s Embrace, Jerry’s Artarama Award for Honorable Mention – Photography

 

Edward Ward, Kindred, President’s Award for Best in Show – Printmaking

Maryann Cannon, Late Afternoon, Dick Blick Award for Runner Up – Printmaking

Bobbie Adams, Longway Home, Trustees Award for Honorable Mention – Printmaking

 

Carol Magner, Aging, Frank Weeden Sculpture Award for Best in Show – Sculpture

Bruce Riley, Passage Between, A Friend of Ellarslie Award for Runner Up – Sculpture

Nancy Reese, Gathering, Trustees Award for Honorable Mention – Sculpture

 

Robert Sakson, Garage Clock, The Honorable Douglas H. Palmer Award for Best in Show – Watercolor

Elizabeth Oberman, Central Park Duet, Chartpak/Martin Weber Award for Runner Up – Watercolor

Ry An, Snakes, Dick Blick and Jack Richeson Awards for Honorable Mention – Watercolor

Associated Events

Gallery Talk
Sunday May 20, 2018, 2 pm
Award winners discuss their work with the public

Breakfast with the Judge
Saturday, June 9, 2018, 10 am
Over pastries and breakfast beverages, Juror Heather Coyle will discuss how works in Ellarslie Open 35 were selected.

Selections from the Exhibit

Kathleen Amon, The Peacock

Kathleen Amon, The Peacock

Alia Bensliman, Golden Rebirth

Alia Bensliman, Golden Rebirth

MaryAnn Cannon, Late Afternoon

MaryAnn Cannon, Late Afternoon

Joan Capaldo, Monkey Ride

Joan Capaldo, Monkey Ride

Morris Docktor, Take Out

Morris Docktor, Take Out

Sue Ann Erickson, Raven the Creator

Sue Ann Erickson, Raven the Creator

Lisa Falkenstern, Steampunk Pear

Lisa Falkenstern, Steampunk Pear

Deborah Eater, Firebird

Deborah Eater, Firebird

Thom Montanari, Dick's Beacher

Thom Montanari, Dick’s Beacher, Mel Leipzig Award for Best in Show – Painting

Sherri Andrews, Abstract Poppies in a Vase, Ben Whitmire Purchase Award

Sherri Andrews, Abstract Poppies in a Vase, Ben Whitmire Purchase Award

J. Marion Simmons, Art Students in Cast Room, TMS Purchase

J. Marion Simmons, Art Students in Cast Room, TMS Purchase

Kayla Holt, Black & White

Kayla Holt, Black & White

Valerie Pfaff, David, Best in Show - Photography

Valerie Pfaff, David, Best in Show – Photography