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101 Works by 51 Artists Featured in CCC&HC's 38th Annual Juried Show


For its 38th edition, the annual Camden County Juried Art Competition and Exhibition has a new venue and is featuring 101 pieces by artists from Camden County to New York City to Delaware to Atlantic City and elsewhere throughout the region.

This is the first exhibit staged by the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission since it became part of Camden County College last year. This is also the first time a full-scale exhibition is being shown inside the Camden County College Regional Emergency Training Center, the lobby of which recently was outfitted to serve as a large-scale gallery on an ongoing basis.

Juror for the competition was Anthony Vega, a visual artist, educator and curator who holds degrees from Saint Joseph’s University and the University of Delaware. In addition to teaching at the University of Delaware and the Fleisher Art Memorial, Vega directs the University of Delaware’s Philadelphia gallery, UD@Crane. He also exhibits his work in venues throughout the region and nation.

Winners include first place, Peg Curtin of Philadelphia for “Day for Night”; second place, Ben Panter of Mount Laurel for “Glass Hive”; third place, James Tafel Schuster of Philadelphia for “Internet”; and honorable mentions, William Butler of Camden for “Burst”; Glenroy Chapman of Sicklerville for “Queen’s Pride”; Lauren Hill of Pennsauken for “Network IV”; and Frandy Jean of Barrington for “Suffering Under the Sun for a Better Life.”

The 38th annual Camden County Juried Art Competition and Exhibition opened Jan. 18 and will remain on display through March 2. The show was made possible, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Admission to the exhibition is free and open to the public. Viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, with additional opportunities available by appointment through the contact information below, through March 2.

The Camden County College Regional Emergency Training Center is located at 420 N. Woodbury-Turnersville Road in Blackwood, Gloucester Township. Directions are available online at

For further details about the show or for information about other Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Camden County College events and activities, contact executive director Sandra Turner-Barnes at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4063, or

Published: January 23, 2013