Artworks Trenton announced the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition, showcasing 2019-2021 recipients of fellowship awards in the visual arts from March 22 to May 21, 2022. The Opening Reception will be on March 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 19 Everett Alley in Trenton.

“We are thrilled to host this exhibition. The artistic talent in the state of NJ is immense, and this exhibition showcases the exciting works of art being produced in NJ. This exhibition falls right in line with the Artworks Trenton mission of promoting artistic diversity by fostering creativity, learning, and appreciation of the arts. This exhibition will showcase 38 artists from across the state, working in a variety of disciplines.” said Addison Vincent, Gallery Manager of Artworks Trenton.

The Arts Council created the Artists’ Fellowship Program in 1971. To this day, it continues to acknowledge and assist artists working at the highest levels of excellence as determined by their peers. The Council understands both the critical difference that providing this kind of support can make and the importance of helping artists gain further public exposure for their work and advance their careers. Because of the program’s high standards, a Council Fellowship brings much-deserved recognition and distinction that can help in even greater ways than the funds themselves.

“The Fellowship exhibition is always a highlight for the Council,” said Danielle Bursk, Director of Community Partnerships & Artist Services for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. “The Artist Fellowship program is one way that we recognize and elevate exceptional artists in the state. And through this year’s exhibition with Artworks, audiences can benefit from the powerful and beautiful work of New Jersey artists.”

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, created in 1966, is an NJ Department of State division. The Council was established to encourage and foster public interest in the arts; enlarge public and private resources devoted to the arts; promote freedom of expression in the arts, and facilitate the inclusion of art in every public building in New Jersey. The Council receives direct appropriations from the State of New Jersey through a dedicated, renewable Hotel/Motel Occupancy fee and competitive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. To learn more about the Council, please visit www.artscouncil.nj.gov.