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22nd Annual International Juried Show at Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

February 8 - March 21, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday, February 8th, 6 to 8pm

NJVAC juried show

A drawing by Hugo Crosthwaite has been included in the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey's 22nd International Juried Show, a renowned and highly acclaimed annual juried exhibition. This competition draws artist entries from around the world, representing the mediums of painting, sculpture, mixed media, watercolor, and photography. The Arts Center received more than 2300 entries this year, coming from throughout the US as well as from Germany, Poland, Mexico, Romania, Canada, Australia, Ireland, Armenia, China, Israel, Denmark, Turkey, France, Japan, England, and India.

The Arts Center welcomed Carter Foster, Curator and Curator of Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art, as this year's juror. A native of Atlanta, GA, Foster attended the University of Georgia and received an M.A. in art history from Brown University. After curatorial internships at the National Gallery of Art in D.C. and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, he worked at the New York Public Library as Print Specialist. From 1996 to 2004 he was a curator in the drawing department of the Cleveland Museum of Art, and published several major catalogues. In 2004, he was named curator and co-chair of the department of Print and Drawings at the Los Angles County Museum of Art. He is currently curator of drawings, at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Carter Foster has published widely on both contemporary and old master drawings.

Carter Foster selected a recent drawing by Hugo Crosthwaite to be included in this exhibition. Entitled Lion Hunt and completed in 2007, the drawing is a 48 inch square graphite and charcoal drawing on canvas.

The 22nd annual juried show will be on exhibition at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, located at 68 Elm Street in Summit, New Jersey. For more information please contact the Arts Center directly at 908-273-9121.

Hugo Crosthwaite at NJ opening

Hugo Crosthwaite with Lion Hunt - at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey.