Open Orange: A New Juried Art Exhibition

From time to time, we like to tell you about arts-related happenings in the NYC area, so when our African-American Fine Art specialist Nigel Freeman told us about a new juried exhibition in Orange and West Orange, New Jersey, we wanted to help get the word out.

Open Orange, organized by the non-profit ValleyArts, will hold its inaugural juried exhibition May 9 through June 8 at the Firehouse Gallery--on the border of Orange and West Orange--and other nearby spaces. 

Artists from New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area are invited to submit two-dimensional works, which will be evaluated and selected by nationally prominent jurors: Antonio Sergio Bessa, director of curatorial and educational programs, Bronx Museum, Diedra Harris-Kelley, co-director of the Romare Bearden Foundation and Naima J. Keith, assistant curator, the Studio Museum in Harlem. The deadline for submissions is March 9.

The best in show award will be a one-person exhibition at the Firehouse Gallery in the 2014-15 season. 

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