February 14, 2024

Winners Announced for “2024 International Juried Exhibition”

“SPRAWL”: This work by Judi Tavill of Rumson was selected for the “2024 International Juried Exhibition,” on view through March 17 at The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster. In addition, Tavill was selected for a solo exhibition at the center.

The Center for Contemporary Art’s “2024 International Juried Exhibition” is on view through March 17.

Juror Hunter O’Hanian selected 50 pieces from 902 entries from 312 artists from across the U.S. and Canada, China, Israel, and Italy. New Jersey artists selected for the exhibition are: Hilary Houston Bachelder (Princeton), Pamela Becker (Flemington), Bette Blank (Madison), Maryann Burton (Hasbrouck Heights), Mark Davies (Lebanon), Tracy DiTolla (Oakland), Sandy Furst (Basking Ridge), Wendy Hallstrom (Clinton), Jeffrey Hartman (North Bergen), Patti Jordan (Montclair), Sandra Kosinski (Long Beach Township), Jennifer Malone (Maplewood), Kristen Martin-Aarnio (Bayonne), David Orban (Trenton), Natalie Preston (Jersey City), Donna Ruane Rogers (Frenchtown), Judi Tavill (Rumson), Hui Tian (South Orange), Leah Tomaino (Randolph), and Bonnie Wilkenfeld (Mendham Township).

Three artists were awarded cash prizes. First Prize went to Darryl Lauster (Arlington, Texas); Second Prize to Yixuan Cai (Los Angeles, Calif.), and Third Prize to DiTolla.

In addition, Jordan and Tavill were awarded solo exhibitions at The Center for Contemporary Art.

When speaking about his selection process O’Hanian wrote, “I wanted to assemble a group of works which would successfully work together to make a rewarding group exhibition for the visitor. I picked works that challenged me as a viewer    including some I did not fully understand but trusted the artist was on the right track. I wanted to present a variety of materials and processes. I looked for pieces which reflected contemporary ideas and concepts which are on my mind — and others — daily.”

O’Hanian has a long career in supporting visual arts and LGBTQ+ studies. He is the past executive director of the Stonewall National Museum and Archive and the College Art Association, the largest professional association supporting art historians and visual artists in the world. He is the past board chair of the Alliance of Artists Communities, the national membership organization for artists’ residency programs. He graduated from Boston College and received his law degree from Suffolk University. 

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