“Ellarslie Open 35” Exhibit in Trenton
“FIRST DANCE”: This painting by Diane Greenberg has been accepted for the “Ellarslie Open 35,” annual juried exhibit at the Trenton City Museum. The exhibit runs through July 1, with a Gallery Talk with award-winning artists on Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m.
The Trenton Museum Society has announced the works accepted for the “Ellarslie Open 35,” now on display at the Trenton City Museum through July 1. The “Ellarslie Open” annual juried exhibit continues a long tradition of supporting area artists and bringing the finest in visual art to patrons and visitors.
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. This year broke all records for submissions and accepted pieces. From these, the juror, Heather Campbell Coyle of the Delaware Art Museum, created a show with a diverse aesthetic, including abstract expressionism, Delaware Valley impressionist landscapes, painterly detailed still lifes, Cubism, and more.
Established at the Trenton City Museum in 1982 to encourage local artists to submit their work for judging and display, the “Ellarslie Open” requires that entries be created within the previous three years, assuring the presentation of recent works of distinction by currently active artists. Quality and currency are the twin hallmarks of works chosen for the “Ellarslie Open,” whether by established or emerging artists.
A Gallery Talk with award-winning artists will be on Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.ellarslie.org.