SICA’s 8th Annual Juried Exhibition

Saturday, September 24th, 7-10pm

SICA, The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts and art629, are proud to announce the opening of SICA’s 8th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION. This year’s artwork was chosen by juror, KenTyburski, who is a partner of DCKT Contemporary, in New York City, and the Curatorial Director of NEXT Art Fair in Chicago. The exhibition was open to all mediums of works that have been completed in the past 5 years and that have never been displayed at SICA. This year SICA had 495 works submitted from throughout the US & Canada, as well as from as far away as Austria, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Poland, Serbia, and Taiwan. From these entries Ken Tyburski selected 75 works to be in the exhibitions.

The exhibition will be split between the two venues with their receptions being held on two separate dates. On Sunday, September 11th, SICA held a reception for the majority of the chosen art between 2-5 pm, and on Saturday, September 24th, you can see the rest of the chosen art at art629 between 7-10pm. Both venues close the exhibition on November 13, 2011. SICA is located at 20 Third Ave in Long Branch. ART629 is located at 629 Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park, NJ.

The artists whose work will be exhibited at ART629 are John Baburek (Lakewood, Ohio), Van Thieu Chu (Salt Lake City, UTAH), Buel Ecker (Long Valley, NJ), Samantha Fricano (Sea Isle City, NJ), Gary Garrido-Schneider (Monctlair, NJ), Joyce Gelick (Rolling Meadows, IL), Laine Godsey (Philadelphia, PA), Jill Kerwick (Fair Haven, NJ), Ji Kim (Ithaca, NY), Michele Kishita (Philadelphia, PA), Kate Minford (Brooklyn, NY), Amy Puccio(Howell, NJ), Joseph Russo (Brooklyn, NY), Bill Santelli (Rochester, NY), Jordana Scheer (Bradley Beach, NJ), Zachary Skinner (Brooklyn, NY), and Levente Sulyok (Wichita, KS).

The artists whose work will be exhibited at SICA are John Baburek (Lakewood, Ohio), Lisa Bagwell (Ocean Grove, NJ), Maxwell Cemeno (Branford, CT), Travis Childers (Fairfax, VA), Van Thieu Chu (Salt Lake City, UTAH), Emily Clare (Winston Salem, NC), Donna Colasurdo (Neptune, NJ), G duMonthier (Spokane, WA), Buel Ecker (Long Valley, NJ), Carrie Elston Tunick (New York, NY), Heather Freeman (Charlotte, NC), Samantha Fricano (Sea Isle City, NJ), Beverly Gardner (Milford, CT), Gary Garrido-Schneider (Monctlair, NJ), Joyce Gelick (Rolling Meadows, IL), Paul Giancola (Princeton, NJ), Laine Godsey (Philadelphia, PA), Jeanne Heifetz (Brooklyn, NY), Harry Hukkinen (Neptune, NJ), Jill Kerwick (Fair Haven, NJ), Ji Kim (Ithaca, NY), Michele Kishita (Philadelphia, PA), Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos (New York, NY), Paho Mann (Dallas, TX), Eric Mantle (Roland, AR), Fiamma Montezemolo (San Francisco, CA), hyunsun park (Unknown Location), Megan Winchel (Atlantic Highlands, NJ), Amy Puccio (Howell, NJ), Joseph Russo (Brooklyn, NY), Nicholas Saint Onge (Rumson, NJ), Bill Santelli (Rochester, NY), Jordana Scheer (Bradley Beach, NJ), Zachary Skinner (Brooklyn, NY), Levente Sulyok (Wichita, KS), and Tracy Walter Ferry (Monmouth Beach, NJ).

This show is made possible in part by funds from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, our members, and by the contributions of individuals like yourself. SICA is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to establish a uniquely stimulating and creative environment in which to experience the contemporary arts. The primary goal of the center is to increase the general public’s accessibility, awareness and appreciation of the contemporary arts in central New Jersey. For more information on SICA, visit www.sica.org.