The Gallery Space, Rahway
Pro Arts Jersey City’s

Curators Choice 2017

Exhibition Runs: November 3-30, 2017

The Gallery Space, 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ
Public Reception: Saturday, November 11, 6-8 pm
Curated By: Mollie Thonneson and Michael Endy
Pro Arts Jersey City is expanding its presence outside of Jersey City for the first time with Curators Choice 2017 Exhibition travelling to The Gallery Space (formerly known as Arts Guild New Jersey) located at 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ. The Exhibition will be on view from November 3-30, 2017. Public Reception is on Saturday, November 11, 6-8 pm.
The exhibit features 7 artists selected by professional curators from New Jersey during a one-day portfolio review. On Saturday, September 16, 2017, at City Hall in Jersey City, Pro Arts Jersey City provided visual artists a chance to discuss their work with leading NJ/NY gallerists and curators.
The 8 curators are: Arthur Bruso, Curious Matter; Henone Girma, Art in Flux; Donna Gustafson, Zimmerli Museum; Emily Johnsen, William Paterson University; Jo-El Lopez, Independent Curator; Anne Novado, Novado Gallery; Fayemi Shakur, City Without Walls; Dexter Wimberly, Aljira.
The 7 artists are: Luis Alves, Pam Cooper, Trish Gianakis, Nupur Nishith, Gregg Rosen, Theda Sandiford and Janet Tsakis
The selected artists work in a range of styles, subjects and media that illustrate the professionalism and talent of the artists who brought their work to the Review Day. In choosing the day’s top portfolios, reviewers agreed that the selected artists explored distinguished artistic approaches to contemporary visual and cultural context.
The Gallery Space, formerly know as Arts Guild New Jersey, is a non-profit center for the arts located at 1670 Irving St. at Seminary Avenue in the Downtown Arts District of the City of Rahway. These programs are made possible by funding from corporations, foundations, government sources, and individual contributions.
Curators Choice 2017 was first on view at Harborside Atrium, Jersey City.
The exhibition is Free and open to public
Viewing Hours: Monday-Friday 10 am-4pm and Saturday 1 pm – 4 pm.
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Pro Arts Jersey City is an organization of professionals in the visual arts, mainly from Jersey City and the surrounding metropolitan area, who are working to promote the arts and to better communicate Jersey City’s identity as a growing arts center. Please visit our website or call 201-771-2781 for more information. This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency for the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.