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3/19/2017 Member News
West Windsor Arts Council presents The Natural Muse

Image: Courtesy of the artists

Boulder Dancer by Scot Wittman, best in show prize winner


West Windsor Arts Council presents

The Natural Muse

March 19 – May 6, 2017

Opening Reception Sunday, March 19, 4 – 6 pm


Princeton Junction, NJ (February 28, 2017) – Connection to and inspiration from nature are the focus at West Windsor Art Council’s annual member exhibit, The Natural Muse.

Juror Joy Kreves ( selected 32 art works from local artists out of over 85 submissions. Joy received her BFA and MS from Illinois State University and currently works as a mixed media artist exploring the connections between language, psychology and landscape.  She exhibits her artwork extensively throughout NJ, NY, PA and Illinois. Kreves is a member of several artist groups including Animal Architects, which will have an exhibition this spring at the Monmouth Museum, NJ

New this year, the West Windsor Arts Council awarded prizes for 3 works of art that exemplify standards of excellence. Selected by the juror, they include:

  • Best in Show $100 Prize: Boulder Dancer by Scot Wittman
  • 2nd Place $50 Prize: Birth by Bill Plank
  • 3rd Place WWAC Membership: Variegated Dahlia by Helene Plank

The Natural Muse will run March 19–May 6, 2017 at the West Windsor Art Center Gallery at 952 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction, NJ. Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 am-6 pm; Saturdays, 10 am-4 pm.  An opening reception with the artists will be held Sunday, March 19, 4 pm-6 pm. Artists will be on hand at the opening to discuss their work. Please visit for more information.

Artists featured in the exhibit are: John Aaen (Princeton), Jaime An-Wong (West Windsor), Imma Barrera (Metuchen), Clara Bey (Bayville), John Brecko, Jr. (Ewing), Henry Chao (West Windsor), Lina Chao (West Windsor), Janis Chilton (Howell), Jane Fetter (Lawrenceville), Carlo Fiorentini (Princeton), Michael Graham (Monroe Twshp.),  Spriha Gupta (Skillman), Renee Kumar (West Windsor), Lori Langsher (West Windsor), Eleni Litt (Princeton), Robert Lowe (Trenton),  Concetta Maglione (Princeton), Wlodek Mandecki (West Windsor), Lucretia McGuff-Silverman (Roosevelt), Helene Plank (Lawrenceville), Bill Plank (Lawrenceville), Marla Powers (Kendall Park), William K. Powers (Kendall Park), Maia Reim (West Windsor), Nancy Scott (Lawrenceville), Margaret Simpson (Hamilton), Judy Tobie (Princeton), Hope VanCleaf (Princeton), Andrew Werth (West Windsor), Scot Wittman (Philadelphia).

A related WWAC event "Craving Nature - the Feast" created by juror Joy Kreves is set for May 6, 2017. The WWAC will host a dinner party immersed in a natural environment with a menu that visually replicates nature.  More info to be released at a later date.

About the West Windsor Arts Council:

The West Windsor Arts Council’s mission is to provide professional quality community arts programming in order to support, educate, inspire, and promote the arts and art appreciation in the greater West Windsor community. Founded in 2002, the arts council opened the doors of the new West Windsor Arts Center as of September 25, 2010 in the historic Princeton Junction Firehouse at 952 Alexander Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550. For information on the West Windsor Arts Council and West Windsor Arts Center, please visit Office and gallery hours: Mon-Fri, 10 am-6 pm; Sat, 10 am-4 pm. Call 609.716.1931. Write