Thursday, November 19, 2015



1st Prize, Zoya Taylor, The Sweet Infidel, Oil on canvas2015 International Juried Exhibition

WHEN: on view through December 12, 2015; a specific installation by Katie Truk will occupy The Center’s lobby through December 12, 2015
The Center for Contemporary Art, 2020 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster

2nd Prize, Anne Stoeber, Crossing, Oil


Juror Margaret O’Reilly selected 37 pieces from over 1000 entries submitted by artists from across the U.S., plus Japan, France, Latvia, Canada, Norway and Australia. The exhibit consists of work in a broad range of subject matter and media. O’Reilly said, “To all the artists who offered their work up to the jurying process for the 2015 International Juried Exhibition, I salute you. It’s not easy to put your work out there to be judged by someone you don’t know. I am always excited to see what is inspiring and informing artists’ work. Thank you for sharing your unique visions with me.”

Three artists were selected for awards:

  • 1st Prize: Zoya Taylor (Oslo, Norway; Sweet Infidel, top image)
  • 2nd Prize: Anne Stoeber (Morris Plains, NJ; Crossing, above right)
  • 3rd Prize: Paul Mordetsky (Hightstown, NJ; Underworld, below)

Artists Naomi Campbell (Brooklyn, NY) and James Perry (Tunkhannock, PA) were selected for the special Exhibitions Committee Award of a solo exhibit at The Center for Contemporary Art which will take place in 2016.

3rd prize, Paul Mordetsky, Underworld, OilMargaret O’Reilly is the Curator of Fine Art at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. Ms. O’Reilly joined the State Museum staff in 1988, and took on the curatorial role in 1997. At the State Museum, she has organized over 90 exhibitions including a complete re-installation of the Museum’s art collection – American Perspectives: The Fine Art Collection; the critically well-received exhibitions, Aljira, Dream & Reality (2014), Dahlia Elsayed: Hither and Yon (2013-14), Jon Naar: Signature Photography (2013), Reality & Artifice – New Jersey Arts Annual: Fine Art (2010), Transcendent: Toshiko Takaezu in the State Museum Collection (2009-10), Women’s Works (2002), and Mel Leipzig: A Retrospective (1998); as well as Vision & Voice: Artists in Dialogue with Contemporary Poetry (2005), and many New Jersey Artist Series exhibitions. Ms. O’Reilly received her MA in painting from Kean University, and her work has been included in numerous exhibitions in the region. Her research and exhibition interests echo those found in her own creative output and include issues of chance, identity and mortality, among others, while the formal qualities of particular interest are density, repetition and serial structure.

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