Here/Now: A Juried Exhibition of Student Artwork

Here/Now, an annual exhibition featuring William Paterson University student artwork, will be on view at the William Paterson University Galleries from April 19 through May 5, 2021. A virtual jurors’ talk and award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 20 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To help ensure physical distancing and a safe, comfortable experience, we will be limiting admission to 12 visitors at a time to view our in-person exhibition. Visits will be limited to one hour in the gallery, and only members of one group or pod may be present in the gallery at one time. Admittance will be first-come, first-served and gallery visitors will be required to adhere to the following protocols. All individuals will be required to participate in a self-administered health screening including a temperature check prior to their arrival, wear a mask, provide contact information, and social distance. University-affiliated faculty, staff, and students must complete a daily health screening. Visitors without a University affiliation must use the CDC's Self-Checker. Please refer to WP’s Reopening Plan for additional details. Admission is free and open to the public. A virtual presentation of the exhibition can be viewed at bit.ly/HereNow2021. Both University community members and the general public may request a virtual tour of the exhibition. Please email Gallery Manager Emily Johnsen at johnsene@wpunj.edu to schedule your virtual tour.

On view in the South Gallery, this exhibition showcases a variety of media including drawing, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textiles. William Paterson University Department of Art faculty members Leslie Nobler, Lily Prince, and Steve Rittler juried the exhibition.

Artists featured in the exhibition include: Taiwo Adeyefa (Cliffwood, NJ), Patrick Baj (Bloomingdale, NJ), Summer Blais (Boonton, NJ), Kaeli Brady (Totowa, NJ), Elizabeth Brautigan (Pompton Lakes, NJ), Kathleen Burrough (Oceanport, NJ), Andre Costa-Ferretti (Hawthorne, NJ), Matthew De Martini (Old Bridge, NJ), Joshua Fitzpatrick (Jamesbury, NJ), Ana Garcia (Wayne, NJ), Matthew Gonzalez (East Rutherford, NJ), Mary Higgins (Glen Rock, NJ), Richard Honeychurch (Paterson, NJ), LeAnn Jimenez (Wayne, NJ), Briana Karpiak (Southampton Township, NJ), Sean Kozak (Old Bridge, NJ), Chris Laccetti (Rockaway, NJ), Lily Laura (Haddon Heights, NJ), Joshua Lopez (Newton, NJ), Daria Messner (Pennington, NJ), Maria Moreno (Paterson, NJ), Taylor Newman (Lake Hiawatha, NJ), Mukti Patel (Somerset, NJ), Patricia Patzi (Bloomfield, NJ), Adam Remeniski (Marlton, NJ), Jessica Santana (Clifton, NJ), Allison Venegas (Carlstadt, NJ), and Alexis Walter (Elmwood Park, NJ).

Here/Now is one of two exhibitions on view concurrently in the William Paterson University Galleries. On view in the Court Gallery is Fertile Ground, which showcases recently retired Professor of Art Elaine Lorenz’s ceramic sculptures inspired by elements of nature alongside works by her former ceramic students: Leslie Adler, David D'Ostilio, Amal Elnahrawy, Kara Kovach, Deborah Guzmán Meyer, Diana Jean Puglisi, Marcos Salazar, Jason Schneider, and Sarah Van Vliet.

This exhibition was made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The William Paterson University Galleries are wheelchair-accessible. Large-print educational materials are available. For additional information, please call the William Paterson University Galleries at 973-720-2654