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Slow Art at Village West Gallery

Friday, November 1st, 2019
Village West Gallery is pleased to present Slow Art – Thoughtful art that rewards a long look.
Today’s mode of thinking around visual imagery is closely tied to social media, advertising and instant gratification. We are conditioned to scroll, swipe and digest imagery in a flash and then move on to the next.  Slow Art is an exhibition dedicated to works that intentionally slows down the senses and creates a space for contemplation. 20 local, regional and national artists with a wide range of styles and methods of expression have been selected by co-curators Diana Schmertz and Robinson Holloway. Featured Artists include –
David Baskin, Jimbo Blachly, Sharela Bonfield, Alexandra Brock, Patricia Cazorla & Nancy Saleme, Pam Cooper, Alexis Duque, Cathy
Ellis, Peter Gynd, Jeanne Heifetz,Gosha Karpowicz, Anki King, Megan Klim, Ezra Mara, Vikki Michalios, Joshua Mintz, David Rios Ferreira, Gail Rothschild and Rachael Wren.
The exhibit is ongoing through December 6, 2019

Between Philanthropy and Fairs: an interview with Robinson Holloway, Founder of Village West Gallery and Executive Director of Art Fair 14C

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Robinson Holloway is Founder of the non-profit Village West Gallery and Executive Director of Art Fair 14C. She discovered her passion for the art world by curating solo shows at 350 Bleeker Street, located in the lobby of her fashionable West Village apartment. Robinson is a member of ArtTable, POWarts, and the International Womens’ Forum, and she sits on the Board of Directors of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD).

Since founding her gallery, Robinson has gone on to hold the position as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Jersey City Arts Council (JCAC). Dedicated to supporting smaller galleries and artists lacking representation, Robinson joined Art Fair 14C in 2018 as Executive Director and aims to ensure accessibility to the world of fine art. www.artfair14c.com

Established in 2014, Village West Gallery operates on a philanthropic model and prides itself in its ‘no-commission’ approach, ensuring that all sales proceeds go to the exhibiting artists. Housed in a former grocery wholesale warehouse, the business functions as a community space to unite artists and art lovers throughout Jersey City. www.villagewestgallery.com

The gallery’s program features themed group shows throughout the year.

Stephanie Yeap spoke with Robinson via video call between London and New Jersey…

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Village West Gallery hosts Stories from the Sea

Friday, August 30th, 2019
Village West Gallery is proud to host Stories from the Sea, the 2019 Teacher as Artist group show. Opening reception is on Wednesday September 4th 6 – 9pm; the show closes with a brunch reception on Sunday September 29th 1 – 4pm.

Drawing inspiration from the sea, a group of Jersey City Public School Art Teachers examine personal narratives, visual symbols and painting/ mixed media techniques through a series of professional development workshops lead by artist and former teacher Allison Green.
Through a combination of on site visits to the ocean and in-studio painting sessions, these teachers have reclaimed their identity as artists and together celebrate the symbols, stories and inspirational imagery of the sea in their work.
The Jersey City Public Schools power goal is for all educators to prepare students for college and career readiness. The Art Educators in this program demonstrate for students and the community at large the intrinsic value of the arts in achieving power goals.
The Teacher As Artist annual exhibition was established in 1993.
The Star Collector by Alison Green

Village West Presents – Wherefore Art through May 5th 2019

Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Jersey City’s Village West Gallery is pleased to share Wherefore Art: a group show inspired by the imagination of William Shakespeare.
The 21 artists of Wherefore Art explore the ideas, plots and emotions of the Shakespearean canon through painting, photography and sculpture – but with their unique viewpoints.
Exhibition is ongoing through May 5th.
Closing brunch reception: Sunday, May 5, 2019 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

14C Art Fair debuts in Jersey City – An art fair with a mission to strengthen galleries, artists and organizations

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

The debut of a new art fair is always exciting. For the Association of Women Art Dealers this one is especially sweet. Robinson Holloway, former NYC Chapter co-chair, is the fair’s Executive Director.  Art Fair 14C is an initiative of the Jersey City Arts Council, a 501c3 non-profit – and that was created with the mission to support and strengthen the visual arts.  14C fair will welcome galleries from around the world and host an artist’s juried show.

The fair is March 15–17, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on the Jersey City waterfront. The location is easily accessible by both public transportation from New York City and by car. There will be plentiful parking.

Three AWAD member Galleries are pleased to participate in the fair.

107 Bowers Gallery & ArtSpace Jersey City, NJ  – exhibition room 805

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts New York | Bridgehampton – exhibition room 812

Village West Gallery Jersey City, NJ – exhibition room 810

AWAD founder and director Susan Mumford served as a judge as did AWAD current co-chair Ivy Brown for the juried show.  AWAD  also supports the fair as a community and cultural institution partner.

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