MAPLEWOOD, NJ — “ARTdemic: An Exhibit of Work Created During the Pandemic” opened recently at the i19 Gallery. This virtual exhibit includes work from 34 regional, national and international artists, all of whom are creating compelling art during the pandemic.
The exhibit, which is on view at i19gallery.com through June 30, showcases 33 pieces of art, all created since January. The work spans a variety of mediums, including ceramics, watercolor, acrylics, oils and photography, and has attracted artists from as far away as England and Texas, as well as many local artists from Essex County.
According to organizer Cat Delett, during this time of pandemic, art is a much-needed outlet and voice; it plays many roles in our lives such as beauty, healing, social commentary and provoking thought. The purpose of this exhibit is to support working artists at a time when their work is much needed but the opportunities to sell and show are limited.
“ARTdemic” is hosted at i19 Gallery, the online venue of Good Crowd Events, who also curated the exhibit. All work in the exhibit is for sale and all sales go directly to the artists. There is no gallery commission for this exhibit.
Exhibiting artists are Amanda Boulton, Mary Jean Canziani, Sandra Charlap, Julie Comfort, Nancy Cook, John Craig, Crystal Davis, Dawn DiCicco, David Doobinin, Christina Duarte, Thomas Farawell, Holley Flagg, Marie Elena Glynn, Franck Lazare Goldberg, Deborah Guzmán Meyer, Madeline Hernandez, Laurie Hinzman, Aida Jones, Thea Kearney, Colleen Lineberry, Peter McClard, Chrissy McIntyre, Nomi McLeod, Jamie Meier, Christopher Mori, Elaine T. Nguyen, Amelia Panico, Emilie Pereira, Erin Rogers Pickering, Red Sagalow, Leslie Tucker, George Williams, Andrea Zinn and Amy Zorn.