THE BIG SMALL SHOW 2015, 12/12/15 - 2/6/16
ARTIST RECEPTION & GALA FUNDRAISER, Saturday 12/12/15, 6-9pm
THE BIG SMALL SHOW, curated by Anne Trauben, features almost 80 artists showing small painting, drawing and 3Dimensional works, The show will open at DRAWING ROOMS, along with a Gala Fundraiser at Victory Hall on Saturday, 12/12/15, 6-9pm. It's an evening of art, music, dance, wine, food and a silent auction and a few hundred people are expected to attend the event. Musicians for the evening include Jueriga Americana, featuring Marc Sloan on guitar-vocals with Carmen Arrojo on percussion and Flamenco Performance and dance with Klaus Jekeli and Natalia Brava dance Jared Neuman on guitar. This Gala Fundraiser event marks a return for the arts non-profit organization to their original Victory Hall location at 180 Grand for the occasion, in conjunction with the new exhibit at their DRAWING ROOMS Arts Center location next door. Affordable original artworks from many area artists will be up for Silent Auction at the event. It’s a great opportunity to own a work of original art, find a special holiday present and support Jersey City Arts.
This is the third annual BIG SMALL SHOW at DRAWING ROOMS. Our biggest exhibit of 2015 includes 80 artists from the NY/NJ metropolitan area. Our goal is to create a show with a large array of innovative and exceptional new paintings, drawings and 3-dimensional works to produce an exhibition that surveys recent art in our area. For THE BIG SMALL SHOW we make full use of our multi-gallery room format to gather a group of small works from each artist, grouping them in context together with one another, creating visual, formal and conceptual connections, amplifying themes and deepening ways of understanding the works. Curator Anne Trauben has connected with many artists new to us for this exhibition along with artists who are part of our year-round community. Many of the artists in the show as well as other artists invited from the community have donated a work to the art auction that accompanies the exhibit. Artists in THE BIG SMALL SHOW 2015 include Agnes de Bethune, Alberte Bernier, Andra Samelson, Anne Trauben, Barbara Lubliner, Beatrice Mady, Ben Pranger, Beth Dary, Bill Stamos, Bruce Halpin, Bruno Nadalin, Candy le Sueur, Carol Radsprecher, Catherine Haggerty, Cheryl Gross, Claire McConaughy, Dana Kane, Dasha Bazanova, Deirdre Kennedy, Diane Englander, Diane Tenerelli-June, Dora Tomulic, Doug Madill, Eileen Ferara, Eileen Hoffman, Elaine Hansen, Eliot Markell, Elizabeth Reagh, Elizabeth Riley, Ellen Hackl Fagan, Ellie Murphy, Emily Barnett, Emily Berger, Fran Shalom, Heidi Curko, Ibou Ndoye, Injoo Whang, Jaynie Crimmins, Jeanne Brasile, Jeanne Heifitz, Jennifer Krause Chapeau, Jessica Lenard, Jill Slaymaker, Joan Mellon, Jodie Fink, Karen Nielsen-Fried, Kathy Cantwell, Kevin McCaffrey, Leslie Kirby, Lily Prince, Liz Jaff, Maggie Ens, Manuel Macarrulla, Marcy Rosenblat, Margaret Neill, Margaret Withers, Marsha Goldberg, Megan Klim, Mona Brody, Muriel Favaro, Pamela Shipley, Robin Feld, Roger Sayre, Russell Christian, Sandy DeSando, Steve Singer, Suzan Shutan, Sylvia Schwartz, Tamar Zinn, Tenesh Weber, Theresa DeSalvio, Tim Daly, Tim Heins, Todd Lehman, Tom O’Flynn, Valerie Huhn, Winifred McNeill.
In time for THE BIG SMALL SHOW, we are publishing VICTORY HALL YEARBOOK 2015 catalogue spotlighting all of our 2015 arts projects. Many local businesses are showing support by sponsoring an ad in the catalogue. The YEARBOOK will be featured at DRAWING ROOMS’ public events and on-line.
Victory Hall DRAWING ROOMS is a contemporary arts center for drawing, painting, 3-dimensional works and print by emerging and mid-career artists in a former convent building in Downtown Jersey City. With 10 rooms for individual artist or group exhibitions and the TENTH ROOM GALLERY SHOP, we are dedicated to providing a space where the arts communities and the public can gather, interact and enjoy new artistic experiences. Our innovative and exciting exhibitions, public programs and publications enrich the lives of our community through an appreciation of and involvement with contemporary art.
DRAWING ROOMS is operated by Victory Hall Inc. a 501c3 non-profit organization producing exhibitions, programs and public art projects in the NJ/NY area since 2001. Other projects include RAINBOW THURSDAYS* art classes for developmentally disabled adults, THIRD FLOOR ARTIST WORK SPACES, VICTORY HALL PRESS, and exhibition development for SHUSTER'S ART PROJECT* at Art House, The Oakman, Hamilton House and Gallery at 109 Columbus.
James Pustorino, Director
Anne Trauben, Curator / Exhibitions Director