14th Annual Juried Exhibition To Feature Artwork By RVCC Students

Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) Visual and Performing Arts Department will present the 14th Annual RVCC Art Students Juried Exhibition, November 3-24, in the Art Gallery at the College’s Branchburg Campus. The exhibition is being coordinated by RVCC faculty member and Art Gallery Coordinator Darren McManus.

An opening reception and awards ceremony will be held at the RVCC Art Gallery on Friday, November 3, from 5-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Artwork completed by RVCC students in the College’s Visual and Performing Arts Department during the past year—since the Fall 2016 Semester—will be featured in the juried show. The artwork will include a wide variety of media including ceramics, painting, drawing, sculpture, graphic design, multimedia, photography, illustration, interior design, video and printmaking.

Each student was permitted to submit up to three pieces of artwork for consideration. The guest juror for this year’s exhibition is Tom Moran, Chief Curator at Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton. Moran will evaluate all the entries, make the final selections for the exhibition and determine the award winners.

Since 2011, Moran has been instrumental in the development of Grounds For Sculpture’s exterior sculpture installations and the organization’s solo exhibitions. A sculptor in his own right, Moran is an expert in the field of public art having served as the program director for three decades in the successful completion of over 400 public art projects with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. He also served as an NEA Art in Public Places projects site evaluator, and for many years as a peer reviewer for the United States General Services Administration’s Design Excellence Program for Art-in-Architecture.

Moran has lectured throughout the United States and internationally and served as a grants review panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts, the Oscar B. Cintas Foundation and other organizations. He received an MFA from Rutgers University.

Gallery hours for the RVCC Art Students Juried Exhibition are Mondays, 3-8 p.m.; Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesdays, 3-8 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Fridays, 1-4 p.m. For further information, contact the Visual and Performing Arts Department, 908-218-8876, or visit www.raritanval.edu/arts.