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The 2014 edition of the New Jersey Arts Annual in Fine Art, Ready or Not, is an exhibition featuring works by 40 New Jersey-based artists, at different points of their careers. The works in the exhibition vary in practice and style. Using a wide range of artistic processes and approaches in color, form, material and content, this collective exhibition will raise questions about place and experience, expanding the conversation on the region’s identity, its narrative and context in relation to art.


About the New Jersey Arts Annual

The New Jersey Arts Annual is a unique series of exhibitions highlighting the works of visual artists in the state. The series is cosponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in partnership with major museums throughout the state including the Montclair Art Museum, the Morris Museum, the Newark Museum, The Noyes Museum of Art, and the New Jersey State Museum. Seeking to emphasize experimental approaches in contemporary art and ways in which interventions in space can transform the viewer’s experience and interaction, this exhibition was open to artists currently living or working in New Jersey. It was juried by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Curator at El Museo del Barrio, and Shlomit Dror, Consulting Curator of American Art at the Newark Museum, who also organized the show.



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Participating Artists


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Ginger Andro & Chuck Glicksman (Westwood, NJ); José Anico (Princeton, NJ); Nina Lola Bachhuber (Newark, NJ); Milcah Bassel (Jersey City, NJ); Bette Blank (Madison, NJ); Terry Boddie (West Orange, NJ); Jinkee Choi (Jersey City, NJ); Andrew Demirjian (Palisades Park, NJ); Ariel Efron & Lucas Vickers (Englewood, NJ and Astoria, NY); Dahlia Elsayed (Palisades Park, NJ); Alyssa E. Fanning (Dumont, NJ); Seunghwui Koo (Cliffside Park, NJ); jc lenochan (Orange, NJ); So Yoon Lym (Paterson, NJ); Jennifer Mack-Watkins (Hoboken, NJ); Kevin McCaffrey (Weehawken, NJ); Jerry McGuire (Rahway, NJ); Anne Q. McKeown (Secaucus, NJ); Yucef Merhi (Montclair, NJ); Jeremy Newman (Collingswood, NJ); Sarah Petruziello (South Orange, NJ); Laura Quattrocchi (Jersey City, NJ); Tania Sen (Warren, NJ); Fran Shalom (Jersey City, NJ); Steve Singer (Jersey City, NJ); Karina Aguilera Skvirsky (Jersey City, NJ); Nyugen E. Smith (Jersey City, NJ); Jason M. Stewart (Somerville, NJ); Lizzy Storm (West Orange, NJ); Christina Tenaglia (Wildwood Crest, NJ); Amanda Thackray (Bloomfield, NJ); Jim Toia (Long Valley, NJ); Noelle Lorraine Williams (Newark, NJ); Kimberly Witham (High Bridge, NJ); Etty Yaniv (Alpine, NJ); LNY+ Mata Ruda + NDA (Newark, NJ)






Ready or Not 1     Ready or Not 2Ready or Not 4     Ready or Not 5 Ready or Not 6     Ready or Not 7 



Installation Images


Stuart   Installation 1  Doors 


  Installation 2   Installation 3   Gallery Plate


McKeown  Ariel and Lucas  ladders flag  mural 







Check back for additional images during the installation period.



New Jersey State Council On The Arts


This exhibition has been made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by the Newark Museum Volunteer Organization, and Newark Museum Business and Development Council.





Major support provided by: Johnson 



Additional support provided by:


                                                Joan and Eugene Kalkin


                                                Genova Burns Giantomasi Webster


                                                Judith Lieberman


                                                Stephanie and Michael Glickman



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