2014 Portfolio Review:Curator’s Choice Exhibit Oct. 6th-31st

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Curators Choice Exhibit

at the Jersey City Museum, 250 Montgomery St., Jersey City
October 6th – October 31, 2014 | Open for JCAST October 18th & 19th , Noon -6pm
Reception: Friday, October 17th, 6-8 pm
Exhibition curated by Dr. VirginiaFabbri Butera PhD
Curators Choicesm
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What do curators look for when selecting artists? How does a visual artist get their foot in the door when approaching galleries? How can an artist present work that stands out in a competitive market? Pro Arts Jersey City invited visual artists to gain valuable feedback on their portfolios with 20 minute one on one review sessions from 6 prominent gallerists and curators at its annual Portfolio Review on Saturday, May 3rd, at Jersey City’s City Hall in Downtown Jersey City. Each Reviewer selected one top portfolio from the portfolios they reviewed. Selected artists will exhibit their work in the upcoming Curator’s Choice Exhibit. The Top selections this year are:

Douglas Ferrari assistant director at the Arts Guild,formerly Director of the Shore Institute of Contemporary Art selected Candy LeSueur 

David Ambrose, jurist NJSCA,Maryland State & Pennsylvania State Art Councils, selected Mollie Thonneson

Margaret O’Reilly, Curator of Fine Art at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton  selected Vincent Salvati

Ann Aptaker, Independent Curator and Former curator of Exhibitions at the Morris Museum selected Peter Delman

Judith Page, Curator, Writer and Arts Educator selected Lynn Saville 

Elise Mannella, artist, curator and activist, serves on the Trenton Museum Society’s Exhibits Committee selected Janet Tzakis 

In addition, the 6 reviewers added an honorable mention to portfolios by Kay Kenny, Susan Evans Grove 

Reviewer Elise Mannella and Artist Lynn Saville

Reviewer Elise Mannella and Artist Lynn Saville