March 6, 2019

Call for Art: Ellarslie Open 36

“DICK’S BEACHER”: This work by Thom Montanari was named Best in Show — Painting at last year’s Ellarslie Open 35 juried exhibit at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park. Art submissions for this year’s the Ellarslie Open 36 will be accepted March 15 to 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The exhibit will be on view May 4 through July 7.

The Ellarslie Open 36 Juried Exhibit will accept submissions Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Held annually at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park, the Ellarslie Open draws on the work of professional artists from the tristate region and beyond, while encouraging and recognizing emerging artists. Once again, 2018 broke all records for submissions. From these, the juror created a show with diverse styles, from abstract expressionism to Delaware Valley impressionist landscapes to boldly painted still lifes, Cubism, and more. There are awards and prizes in 10 categories.

Juror Liz Kelton Sheehan is an educator and independent curator of contemporary art with particular interests in public, interactive, and interdisciplinary projects. A resident of Bucks County, Pa, she holds degrees in art history and museum studies from Bowdoin College and Tufts University, and has over 15 years of experience working with museums and organizations in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. Since moving to the area six years ago, Sheehan has curated exhibitions for the Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton; the James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pa.; and the Hicks Art Gallery at Bucks County Community College. In addition, she is the co-organizer of the Lambertville-New Hope PechaKucha series, which she started in 2015 to provide a forum for the creative communities on both sides of the Delaware.

This year’s Ellarslie Open 36 will be on view May 4 through July 7. An opening reception is Friday, May 3, 6 to 8:30 p.m. For more information and a complete prospectus, visit or call (609) 989-3632.