October 4th – December 6th
Sunday, October 4th 1-4pm
This year’s juror is
Kirsten M. Jensen, PhD
Senior Curator of Exhibitions
James A. Michener Art Museum
“The Gap between vision and current reality is also a source of energy …We call this gap creative tension”. -Peter Senge-
In October, 2013 Perkins Center launched a new fall exhibition series called Creative Tension. Creative Tension explores the artist’s vision and the self-motivation and disciplined behavior needed to achieve that vision. Our intent is to create an exhibition that generates a dialog between the artist(s) and the viewer(s), celebrating the commitment and skill used in making art while building awareness and audience understanding.
In the past the focus of our annual juried exhibitions has been to highlight a particular material such as watercolor or photography. In the spirit of innovation and change we are opening this exhibition to work in all media. Granting the artists an opportunity to submit work not previously seen in our exhibition series creates a new and exciting chapter in the exhibition tradition of the Perkins Center for the Arts.
2015 Delivery & Pick-up Receiving Hand Delivery Only Tuesday, September 15 10am- 4pm Wednesday, September 16 10am-4pm Thursday, September 17 10am-4pm Friday, September 18 10am-4pm Sunday, September 19 12-4pm Pickup of Unaccepted Work Friday, September 18 10:00 AM–3:30 PM Sunday, September 20 12:00 –4:00 PM Pickup of Accepted Work Sunday, December 6, 4:00 PM–6:00 PM
All entries must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Monday, December 7, 10:00 AM–3:30 PM
Work left after pick-up date(s) will not be insured. Perkins Center is not responsible for work left after the pickup date(s).
Hand Delivery Only
Tuesday, September 15 10am- 4pm
Wednesday, September 16 10am-4pm
Thursday, September 17 10am-4pm
Friday, September 18 10am-4pm
Sunday, September 19 12-4pm
Pickup of Unaccepted Work
Friday, September 18 10:00 AM–3:30 PM
Sunday, September 20 12:00 –4:00 PM
Pickup of Accepted Work
Sunday, December 6, 4:00 PM–6:00 PM
2014 Observations & Acknowledgements
The 2014 Creative Tension open media exhibition features 53 works of art by 30 outstanding artists selected from a field 81 entrants and 163 works of art submitted for consideration. The artists who submitted work were from 4 different states and those chosen for this year’s exhibition are from the Philadelphia and the New Jersey region. We wish to thank each and every artist who entered their work to be juried as your participation makes this exhibition possible.
Special thanks to our juror Maiza Hixson, the Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. Maiza was impressed and thrilled with the work submitted for her consideration she thoughtfully and thoroughly analyzed each entrants work as she selected an exhibition that expresses the true nature of “Creative Tension”, an imaginative body of work which is bountiful in its overall use of color, composition and emotion.
A special thanks from Perkins Center to our Ginny Kintzing, Margie Gorman, Dennis Hunt, Kaylin Niroda, Marianne Schell, Maunie Sgobbo, Kevin Storms and Heather Vanriper .You make the job of running the exhibition an effortless task which is always greatly appreciated.
[two_thirds]The 2014 Creative Tension Jurors Awards are dedicated to the memory of Carol Ann Mastran. Carol was a Moorestown resident, a talented artist and champion of open space. She owned and operated an art gallery in Moorestown for fifteen years, and was a Signature Member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society.
Congratulations to the 2014 Award Winners
Erin Endicott / Port Republic, NJ
Lesa Chittenden Lim / Gulph Mills, PA
William Schnug / Mt. Laurel, NJ
Lisa Imperiale / Philadelphia, PA
Elizabeth Hamilton Philadelphia, PA
Hours & Location
Thursdays & Fridays 10 am – 2 pm
Saturday & Sunday 12-4 pm
395 Kings Highway
Moorestown, NJ 08057
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Holman Automotive group, The Bunbury Company and the Township of Moorestown.