The virtual gallery is an ongoing initiative meant to promote the work of Middlesex County artists during the COVID-19 pandemic. The gallery consists of images and video submitted by artists along with a brief description of the project, and who they are.
We are accepting submissions from visual artists, musicians, poets & writers, dancers, and chefs & restaurants. All artist submissions can be sent firstname.lastname@example.org
Theme: COVID 19 Pandemic
Tone: Resilience, Empowerment, Solidarity, Compassion, Common Humanity, Mental Health, Community Building, De-stigmatization
By submitting your work, you agree to grant the Middlesex County permission to use your work.
All content submitted through this form is deeded to Arts Institute of Middlesex County and a non-exclusive license given for public use, research, display, exhibit, and publication. Donors retain rights to use, distribute, and/or donate digital materials elsewhere.
Arts Institute of Middlesex Count reserves the right to decline or remove submissions of inappropriate, duplicative, or irrelevant nature and is not obligated to include all donated content for this project or to preserve all donated project content for perpetuity.
Peruvian artist Obed Amaro investigates the interaction between cultural manifestations from native pueblos of the Peruvian Amazon and the reality of the modern city through painting.
These are paintings produced by Amaro during the quarantine period.
Make sure to check out more of Obed Amaro’s artwork at http://www.dubwiseproject.com/bio.html
Colombian-American sculptor Olga Mercedes Bautista has been awarded several certificates of appreciation from the mayors of Newark, Jersey City, and Perth Amboy. She worked for the city of Perth Amboy as a Founder-Director of the Perth Amboy Gallery, as a curator of art exhibitions, organizer of the Festival of the Andes, and art shows in the city for which she was in charge in securing grants. After receiving a Master in Fine Arts Education from Kean University, she became an art teacher at the Perth Amboy High School. Bautista has held this position for the past 19 years. Bautista holds a Studio Art, with a specialization in Fine Arts Master’s degree from New Jersey City University.
Make sure to check out more of Olga’s artwork at https://olgamercedesbautista.com/
Martryce Roach is a fantastic young artist producing magical visual stories through her art. Martryce has been quite busy during quarantine producing art. Make sure to check out her website where she has canvas prints on sale. www.martryceroach.com
Clifford Cooper is a photographer based out of Central New Jersey. These are photographs from a series he is currently working on during the quarantine. Cooper explains, “ Fences create a barrier of privacy. For me capturing these fences in suburbia is about my own curiosity in what is being allowed to be seen by the persons who construct these barriers. Do the aesthetics of these barriers have more to the story than they actually try to hide”
Make sure to check out Clifford Cooper’s website and Instagram.
Justan Mitchell is a Middlesex County based poet, public speaker, and mentor. We hope you enjoy these poems titled “The Piano’s Keys” and “Inner Harmony”.
Make sure to check out more of Mr. Mitchell’s poems on Instagram.