January 26, 2022

Winners Announced for Juried Exhibit at Art Center

“TAKE UNTO THEE SWEET SPICES”: This oil on canvas work by Tracy DiTolla was selected for The Center for Contemporary Art’s 2022 “International Juried Exhibition.” The show is on view through February 26. DiTolla was also awarded a future solo exhibit at the center in Bedminster.

The Center for Contemporary Art’s 2022 “International Juried Exhibition” is on view through February 26. For the exhibit, juror Erin Jenoa Gilbert selected 48 pieces by 30 artists from 590 entries from 204 artists from across the United States and as far away as Canada, Cuba, Japan, Singapore, Sudan, and Ukraine. New Jersey artists selected for the exhibition are Tracy DiTolla (Wyckoff), Steven Epstein (Edison), Sandy Furst (Basking Ridge), Anita Gladstone (Springfield), Valerie Huhn (Flemington), David Z. Orban (Trenton), Robert Reid (Frenchtown), and Chrissy Wallace (Millington).

Three artists were awarded cash prizes. First Prize: Alireza Vaziri Rahimi (Davis, Calif.); Second Prize: Monica Mendes (Miami, Fla.); and Third Prize: Myra Joyce Nowlin (Abilene, Texas).

In addition, Tracy DiTolla (Wycoff), Steven Epstein (Edison) and Gregory Hennen (Dyke, Va.) were awarded solo exhibitions at The Center for Contemporary Art by the Exhibitions Committee.

“It was a pleasure to review the 590 applications submitted,” wrote Gilbert. “I was thrilled to see such a rich range of media — painting, photography, sculpture, collage, video and assemblage. For me a work of art must
understand the context in which it operates.”

Gilbert is a New York based curator and art advisor, specializing in modern and contemporary art of the African diaspora. Most recently the curator of African American Manuscripts at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, she has also held positions at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Studio Museum in Harlem.

The Center for Contemporary Art is located at 2020 Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster. For more information, visit ccabedminster.org.