West Windsor Arts presents “Across the Board: Garden State Watercolor Society”



(PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ) – The West Windsor Arts Council presents “Across the Board: Garden State Watercolor Society,” an in-person and online exhibition of original artwork for sale from July 13 through August 27, 2021. Exhibition spaces will be at West Windsor Arts, 952 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction, NJ, with gallery hours by appointment, and at the new Whole World Arts in MarketFair, 3535 US-1, Princeton, NJ. The current opening hours for this new location are Wednesday to Friday, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A virtual art exhibition opening will take place on July 16, from 7:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. via Zoom. It will be an interesting evening to review the work of the very talented members of the Board of Trustees of the Garden State Watercolor Society. This is a great time to learn the processes that artists use when creating their art. The public is invited, but must register for the event, free of charge, via the link on the opening of the exhibition Web page.

Art is an important tool for sharing the observations and feelings of artists. All styles of artists vary widely, but each is accomplished in its own right. Award-winning artists, who are all women, include: Joanne Amantea (Treasurer), Linda Arnold, Clara Sue Beym, Joan Capaldo, Grace Chiarella, Tess Fields (President), Judith Hummer (Vice-President), Monica Kennedy, Barbara March , Jinnie May (secretary), Margaret Simpson, Chris Valente, Lynn Cheng Varga and Lois Westerfield. The Garden State Watercolor Society Board of Trustees and the artwork of distinguished presidents are available for sale in this exhibit online and in person. Of the sales, 30% becomes a donation to support West Windsor Art’s non-profit mission of providing high quality cultural programming. Art centers bring people together and transform the world around us by inspiring, educating and promoting the arts and appreciation of art for our diverse community.

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Tess Fields, President of the Garden State Watercolor Society, said: “I would like to thank the West Windsor Art Center for this great opportunity. To my knowledge, this is the first time in over 50 years that the members of the Board of Directors of the Garden State Watercolor Society have had their own exhibit. We have developed wonderful friendships working together over the years and are very happy to collaborate on this special exhibition.

The Garden State Watercolor Society was founded in 1969 by renowned watercolorist Dagmar Tribble. Throughout its existence, GSWS has been a beacon whose award-winning artists have inspired generations. The goal of the non-profit organization is to encourage painting in aquatic media and to provide educational and exhibition opportunities for artists and residents of NJ, PA, NY or DE.

West Windsor Arts Council began in 2002 when community members and West Windsor Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh came together with plans to revitalize the historic Princeton Junction Fire Hall into an arts center, and welcomed new audiences to connect, explore and create. In 2004, the IRS granted 501 (c) (3) status to the West Windsor Arts Council. In 2010, after years of community planning and fundraising, the art center opened in the historic 1931 fire hall. The Center now serves as a gathering point for the larger community of West Windsor and serves 14,500 people per year. It runs arts education classes and camps, community outreach events and offers rental space, selected theater, music and dance performances, literary events and art exhibitions.

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Building on collaborations and partnerships, WWA continued to grow in 2021 with Whole World Arts at MarketFair Shopping Center, Princeton. This new satellite site has exhibition space, a craft market, classes and workshops, a Drop-In art club for teens, art kits to buy and a space for artistic festivals, partner programs and special events. The gallery will have rotated WWAC artwork with announced exhibits changing every two months.

IMAGES: (TOP) Magnolias by Joan Capaldo, watercolor (BOTTOM) Afternoon at MOMA by Tess Fields, watercolor

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originally published: 07/10/2021


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