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.
View the Ready or Not digital Catalogue
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.
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)
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:
Additional support provided by:
Joan and Eugene Kalkin
Genova Burns Giantomasi Webster
Stephanie and Michael Glickman