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Power of the Flower: A Toast to South Jersey

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - Saturday, June 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm


Opening Reception Wednesday, May 11, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Markeim Arts Center is pleased to present the 8th Annual Power of The Flower exhibition. This juried exhibition in Markeim’s main gallery will bloom with a kaleidoscope of art inspired by nature,, but with attention paid to the subtitle, A Toast to South Jersey. The exhibit will include paintings, photography, textiles, sculpture and more.

The juror will be Ann Kelly. Ann has been an artist her entire life. She taught high school for ten years, but now teaches a variety of students including children, teens, adults, senior citizens, and special needs artists. Ann earned her BFA and teacher’s degree from Moore College of Art and Design and her post-baccalaureate degree from the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. For the past 15 years she has found Markeim Arts Center an excellent place to exhibit, play, teach and learn.

New this year will be:

  • Youth artists 16 and under can enter.
  • Accepted artists with fine-art-quality, limited edition prints of their accepted works can also sell those prints in the gallery. Print sales will be subject to same 35% gallery commission.
  • Opening reception is on Wednesday night, May 11 from 7-9 PM.

The opening reception for Power of the Flower will be on Wednesday night, May 11, from 7-9 PM. This opening will be part of a much larger, regional opening taking place all over South Jersey. This event is brought to you by Visit South Jersey. The event is intended to celebrate South Jersey “arts” in the largest sense of the word, and Markeim is one of the flagship locations! Visit South Jersey is hoping to include as many art centers, galleries, museums, coffee shops, etc. in this regional art opening – all on the same day, all at the same time. New Jersey wineries and craft breweries will also join in the celebration as we all will raise our collective glasses at 8 PM to toast the Arts in South Jersey. Artists are encouraged to take selfies and tag their photos with #sjartsopen. The organizers of the event are hoping this could qualify for a Guinness Record for largest art opening or largest group toast. The goal of this initiative is meant to bring greater awareness and attention to the arts in South Jersey. Even if you do not participate in the Power of the Flower exhibition, we hope you’ll join us for this event.

Also join us for FACE at Markeim: Battle of the Flower: A Fruitful Competition!! Build a beautiful bouquet in the gallery. Saturday, May 21st, 9am-12noon Read more…

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PLEASE NOTE: Your entry fee is due and payable at the time of your digital submission.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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