Ellarslie Open XXX
Juried Exhibit at Ellarslie
April 26 - June 9, 2013
Established in 1982 to encourage local artists to submit their work for judging and display, the Ellarslie Open juried exhibit has grown to be one of the region’s most prestigious shows. Known for the quality of its entries, the show has attracted and displayed the work of artists from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and beyond and is a favorite of local and regional art patrons. Many of the temporary fine arts exhibits at the Trenton City Museum have resulted from the exposure the artist received by exhibiting in the Ellarslie Open.
Artists may submit recently-produced works in all media except film or video within the parameters spelled out by our prospectus. Download the Prospectus.
Jennifer Renshaw's La Vie en Rose was awarded the
Ellarslie Open XIX Trenton Museum Society Purchase Award in 2011
Mary-Kate O’Hare, Ph.D., Juror
Mary-Kate O’Hare, Ph.D., is Curator of American Art at the Newark Museum, where she has organized several critically lauded exhibitions including Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s-50s (2010); At the Movies: Edward Hopper’s The Sheridan Theatre (2007); and co-curated (with Holly Pyne Connor) Off the Pedestal: New Women in the Art of Homer, Sargent and Chase (2006). The International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA) honored her work for Constructive Spirit with a second place award for "Best Thematic Museum Show Nationally." Her current research focuses on U.S. and Latin American modern and contemporary art, with particular attention to modes of artistic exchange between artists in the Americas. She is an adjunct faculty member at Rutgers University, where she also earned a Ph.D. in art history writing her dissertation on issues of masculinity in the work of John Singer Sargent. In 2010 she was the recipient of the Clinton Hill/Allen Tran Foundation Curatorial Innovation Grant and in 2011 held a four-month fellowship at the Clark Art Institute, where she
worked on an upcoming interdisciplinary exhibition that explores the intersections between mid-20th century Brazilian art, music, and design.
March 14-16 Submission of work
March 22 Announcement of accepted work
March 23 – 28 Pick up of unaccepted work
April 26 – June 9 Show on display
April 26 Opening reception for members
April 27 Opening reception for public
June 9 – 15 Pick up of unsold work