Gaelen Juried Art Show returns for 17th year

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Photo Courtesy of Lisa Suss
Above is ‘Track 2 (Late Train),’ by Jeri Greenberg, the 2015 Best in Show winner.

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 17th annual Gaelen Juried Art Show & Sale, sponsored by Audrey & Norbert Gaelen of West Orange, will open Sunday, May 15, and run through Sunday, June 26, at the Gaelen Gallery West on the Aidekman Campus, 901 Route 10 East in Whippany. This year 85 pieces by 54 artists will be featured in the following media: drawing, mixed media, painting, photography and sculpture.

An opening reception will be Sunday, May 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. Best in show, best in medium and honorable mention awards will be presented in the five categories at 1:30 p.m. The Gaelens will also present a specially designed glass gift to each of the juried winners. This year’s distinguished panel of judges includes: Lora Urbanelli, director of the Montclair Art Museum; Matt Gosser, director of the College of Architecture and Design Gallery at NJIT; and Elaine Brodie, director of the McGraw Gallery and Fine Arts Chairperson at Newark Academy.

Most of the art in this highly selective and prestigious show is for sale. An artist resource book with information about each artist will be available. Each guest receives a free full color illustrated catalog.

Audrey & Norbert Gaelen are connoisseurs of fine art who are long-time supporters of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. This show is the continued realization of their dream to offer talented and creative artists in the surrounding community a unique venue for their art. Members of the Gaelen Juried Art Show & Sale Committee include Gary Denburg, Bernard Morcheles, Lois Dyer, Julie Levine and Oscar Peterson. Lisa Suss is the Gaelen Show coordinator.

The exhibition is free and open to the public, May 16 through June 24. For further information, contact Lisa Suss at 973-530-3413 or School groups and community groups are welcome to visit the show and arrangements for a docent, to provide a tour and a lecture, can be requested.