Studio Montclair presents its 21st Annual Open Juried Exhibition, “ViewPoints 2018,” to run from June 2 through August 16, 2018 at Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair. An opening reception and announcement of cash awards will take place on Saturday, June 2.
One of the largest and most prestigious of SMI’s exhibitions, “Viewpoints” has, for the previous 20 years, been held in a variety of New Jersey venues.
“Moving ‘Viewpoints’ to our own dedicated gallery space is a milestone for Studio Montclair, and is an important step forward in our mission to create a greater presence and role for the visual arts in the community,” says gallery director and founding member Virginia S. Block.
This year’s show features 65 works selected from more than 800 that were submitted. According to juror Gary Garrido Schneider, “The artists in the show bring to bear a unique ability to see the world in unexpected ways and to reflect it back at us in ways that help us understand it anew. They notice moments, perspectives and concerns that often go overlooked by others. Artists commit themselves to the process of mining, trusting, and following their interests. This exhibition celebrates those varied artistic approaches and the resulting vibrant visual conversations they generate.”
The result is an exhibition of work that cuts across a broad range of media and techniques, including painting, sculpture, various forms of photography, and mixed media, with themes ranging from the political to the intensely personal.
Kate Albright, Mark Attebery, Francesca Azzara, Donna Bassin, Lisa Battle, Martin Beck, Brad Birchett, Amy Block, Janet Boltax, Roxanne Bradley-Tate, Jennifer Breitenstein, Karen Bright, Dorothy Cochran, Joan Diamond, Cornelia Dohse-Peck, Michael Endy, Erica Engfer Pizza, Jodie Fink, Ann Marie Fitzsimmons, Michael Fleischhacker, Kirby Fredendall, Gerald Hushlak, Linda Ippolito, Maya Just Maya, Ilona Kennedy, Martha Kerr, James Kimak, Sassoon Kosian, Carole Lane, Marlene Lipinski, Joanna Madloch, Paho Mann, Stephen March, Madalyn Marcus, Dan McCormack, Alan Montgomery, Marcella Morgese, Susan Mulder, Ruth Bauer Neustadter, Chas Palminteri, Elizabeth Panzer, Jose Pena, Jean-Paul Picard, Ron Powell, Amy Puccio, Jack Quinn, Kate Riddle, Marilyn Rose, Judy Row, Theda Sandiford, Tania Sen, Barbara Simcoe, Juna Skenderi, Stephen Spiller, John Sproul, Brian Stymest, Fortuna Szpiro, Peter Tilgner, Andrew Werth, Lisa G. Westheimer, Gary Wiesner, Claude Winn, Xuanlin Ye, Tony Zaza
Exhibition Dates: June 2, 2018 – August 16, 2018
Gallery: Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ
Gallery Hours: Tuesday 10-2; Wednesday thru Friday 11-3; Saturday 12-Opening Reception and Cash Awards: Saturday, June 2, 6 p.m.