Art lovers can peruse more than 150 works of contemporary art in all media at the Art Connections 7 juried exhibition and sale, now through February 19 at Montclair State University’s George Segal Gallery.
The seventh annual event showcases 126 up-and-coming and established artists from throughout the continental United States, with the majority from New Jersey. Art Connections has grown from a regional exhibition to one of national scope, and features such notable artists as sculptor Chakaia Booker, painter Susan Marx, sculptor Tom Nussbaum, and photographer Charles Bogusat.
Prices for art work range from $75-$12,000. All proceeds go to support collections at the George Segal Gallery and the University’s permanent collection.
“I tried to pick a cross-section from each medium, but definitely considered the artistic merit of the individual pieces as well as their saleability,” said Lisa Suss, an arts activist and professional artist who served as the juror for the exhibition. Ms. Suss is a juried member of the Exhibitor’s Co-op, a well-known artists’ group which shows in New Jersey and surrounding states; a member of the Board of Valley Arts and the Visual Arts Manager for JCC Metrowest.
Free and open to the public, the popular event is widely supported by Montclair State alumni, gallery patrons, and the area’s many collectors, curators, and art dealers.