Student Art Cover Contest
March 4-March 18
"Off to the Races"
Jan. 7 -Feb. 28
Artwork from Morris County students who participated in the Mayo Performing Arts Center’s annual student program book cover art contest will be displayed in the Theatre’s Art Upstairs Gallery March 4 – March 18.
Two students’ work will be chosen to appear on MPAC Program book covers in the spring. The winning entries will be announced at a free reception in the Gallery on Sunday, March 9 at 5:30 pm. All participants and their teachers will be invited to the reception.
This year, the student theme was New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary. MPAC is participating in the statewide initiative to celebrate New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary by having students create art pieces that embody the following theme: “New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary – Innovation – Diversity – Liberty.” Artwork was judged on originality, creativity, and quality, and must also embody the contest theme.
Check back for information on the winning covers!
Currently on Exhibit in The Starlight Gallery:
"Off to the Races" by Susan Donnell
The Starlight Gallery
January 7, 2014
Morristown resident Susan Donnell will display a collection called "Off to the Races," a collection of images focusing on horses and horse racing. “Off to the Races”: will exhibit in January and February in the Starlight Gallery.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Susan is a graduate of The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, where she majored in both Art History and Japanese, having studied Japanese at Waseda University in Tokyo. Susan studied studio art at The Art Student’s League, The New School, The Brooklyn Museum Art School, Montclair Museum’s Yard School, The Somerset Art Association, The Morris County Art Association and The New Jersey Center for Visual Arts.
Susan is a founding member of Studio 7, an artists’ studio/gallery cooperative in Bernardsville, New Jersey, which runs as an art gallery today. She has been accepted in the prestigious national exhibitions: the American Artists Professional League’s Grand National Exhibition, the Audubon Annual Exhibition and The Hudson Valley Art Annual Exhibition. The Pittstown New Jersey Equine Art Show awarded Susan’s paintings Best in Show and Best in Equine in 2005. Her work was part of the 100th Anniversary of the Masters of Fox Hounds Exhibition, which traveled to seventeen cities in the United States and Canada. Two of Susan’s paintings were included in the exhibition Horseplay: A History of Equestrian Sports in New Jersey at the Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ. One of her paintings was in “A Salute to the World Equestrian Games 2010” special exhibition of the American Academy of Equine Art, Inc, at the Lexington History Museum, Lexington, Kentucky.