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JCC MetroWest Announces 13th Annual Gaelen Art Show & Sale


The 13th Annual Gaelen Juried Art Show & Sale, sponsored by Audrey & Norbert Gaelen of Short Hills, will open on Sunday, May 20 and run through Sunday, June 24 at the Gaelen Gallery West of the Lautenberg Family Center, Aidekman Campus, 901 Route 10 East, Whippany. This year 100 works by 61 artists will be featured in the following media: Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, and Sculpture.


An Opening Reception, by invitation only, will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2:00pm- 4:00pm. Best in Show, Best in Medium, and Honorable Mention cash awards will be presented in six categories at 2:30 pm. The Gaelens will also present a specially designed glass gift to each of the juried winners. This year’s distinguished panel of judges includes: Andy Foster, professional photographer and owner of Gallery 51 in Montclair; Marjorie Frankel Nathanson, Executive Director of Hunterdon Art Museum; and Mimi Weinberg, sculptor, currator, and professor at Montclair State and Seton Hall.

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Most of the art in this highly selective and prestigious show is for sale. An artist resource book with information about each artist will be available. Each guest receives a free full color illustrated catalog.


Audrey & Norbert Gaelen are connoisseurs of fine art who are long-time supporters of JCC MetroWest and the United Jewish Communities of MetroWest. This show is the continued realization of their dream to offer talented and creative artists in the surrounding community a unique venue for their art. Members of the Gaelen Juried Art Show & Sale Committee include: Gary Denburg, Simon Leventhal, Fred Markowitz, DorisAnn Markowitz, Bernard Morcheles, Lois Dyer, Julie Levine, and Walter Zimmerman. The Gaelen Juried Art Show Coordinator is Lisa Suss.


The exhibition is free and open to the public, May 20-June 24. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am-7:30 pm; Friday, 7:30 pm-4:00 pm and Sunday (hours vary, please call). For further information, please contact Lisa Suss at 973-530-3413 ( School groups and community groups are welcome to visit the show and arrangements for a docent, to provide a tour and a lecture, can be requested.


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