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Open Orange 2017 Gallery

Open Orange is our flagship art exhibition. It's an annual juried contemporary show open to NJ and NYC metropolitan area artists, 18 and over, working in two-dimensional media. Each year, we carefully select independent jurors to select the work to be exhibited as well as the Best in Show winner.

Open Orange 2018:


Nigel Freeman: Director of the African-American Fine Art department at Swann Auction Galleries, NYC print appraiser on the PBS television show, Antiques Roadshow.

Tricia Laughlin Bloom: Curator of American art at the Newark Museum. Previously Laughlin Bloom was the associate curator of exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum.

Mary Jane Van Zeijts: Award-winning artist, teacher and owner of Studio 268; a gallery and teaching space.

Open Orange 2018 submission form and requirements
Application deadline: April 12, 2018
Artist Notification: April 21, 2018
Artwork Drop Off: Friday, May 4, 2018, 3pm - 7pm
                                    Saturday, May 5, 2018, 12pm - 4pm
Exhibition: May 10 – June 9, 2018
Opening Reception: May 10, 2018, 6-9pm
Closing and Artists Talk: June 9, 2018, 3pm-6pm
Artwork Pick Up: All artwork must be picked up by the artist, at the gallery, from 10am-1pm on Sunday, June 10 or 4pm-7pm on Monday, June 11, 2018.

Open Orange 2017:

Best in Show: Patricia Hutchinson

Diedre Harris-Kelley: co-director and curatorial lead of the Romare Beardon Foundation and an accomplished artist.
Nigel Freeman: director of African-American Fine Art at Swann Auction Galleries, advisory board member of the Hampton University Museum in Virginia, and print appraiser on the PBS show, Antiques Roadshow.
Caro Kalb-Marr curator and owner of Gallery Ovo. Daughter of an accomplished artist, Kalb-Marr has spent her whole life in the art world.

Open Orange 2017 submission form and requirements
Application deadline: April 13, 2017
Artist Notification: April 21, 2017
Exhibition: May 11 – June 11, 2017
Closing Reception: June 10, 2017, 5pm-7pm