Ann Vollum has exhibited widely since she first appeared in the art world in 2000. While most of their shows and exhibitions have taken place locally, she is also developing a formidable reputation nationally and globally.
TSGNY GALLERY 33
An online gallery of the Textile Study Group of New York
December 1 - December 30, 2022
I have four portraits in this group exhibition at the New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave, New Providence, NJ 07974
ART FAIR 14C SHOWCASE
November 11 -13, 2022
I am honored to be one of the 48 artists selected to the 4th edition of The Art Fair 14C Showcase.
My Primal sculpture series will be on view along with several portraits. Acceptance is extremely competitive with nearly 90% of applicants not selected – The majority of the artists in the Showcase are consensus picks by three judges. The judges scored each artist on a scale from 1 to 10 in two categories: creativity/originality and skill/execution. A few select artists who got perfect scores and were favorites of at least one judge were also included. Come and see me in S32.
The Jersey City Armory
678 Montgomery Street
Jersey City NJ
2022 NEW JERSEY ARTS ANNUAL: REEMERGENCE EXHIBITION.
Exhibition Preview Reception, Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm (if COVID conditions allow)
Exhibition On View, Saturday, June 18, 2022 - Sunday, April 30, 2023
Museum Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 9 am to 4:45 pm; Closed Mondays & all State Holidays
At the start of 2022, the world remains devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, political and ideological polarization continues to divide Americans, and our collective reckoning with systemic racism remains critical to achieving the country’s promise. Artists, like most New Jerseyans, are taking steps to reemerge into an altered landscape. How has this change landscape manifested itself in artists’ practice? Do the works reflect hope, despair, resignation, something else? Have artists altered their style, worked with new materials, embraced technology? How has isolation and tentative reemergence been reflected in the works created during this period? Four hundred artists submitted 2,021 works for juror review. The jurors had a difficult task as there was such extraordinary work from which to choose, coupled with the normal limitations of the exhibition space.
April 23 - May 27, 2022
“ViewPoints,” Studio Montclair’s annual is a prestigious juried exhibition that showcases creative talent and contemporary art trends in all media, while expanding the reach of SMI to introduce artists not only from New Jersey but from across the nation and the world to our community. Over the last 20 years, we’ve had many prominent jurors and artists participate in this exhibition, this years juror, Roger C Tucker III carefully reviewed over 700 images before making a final selection of 51 images for this exhibit.
BLACK & WHITE TO MAGNIFICENT COLOR
March 13 - April 9, 2022
Two years of the Covid pandemic has left us feeling like we are living through an endless winter where our eyes are tired of the long nights and empty trees. Cut off from each other and fearful, it is as if we have lost the colors of life. The intention of this exhibition is to bring back the hope and excitement, that this dark period is almost over, and soon we’ll be surrounded by the magnificent colors of art and life again.
Reception: Sunday March 13, 1- 3:30pm
Location: Watchung Art Center, 18 Stirling Rd, Watchung – NJ
Thursday Aug 5, to Saturday Sept 11
Come and see my installation of portraits, also a number of sculptures. I had fun curating this exhibit with Carol Black-Lemon.
Four women artists, two working in fiber and two in paint, come together in this eclectic exhibit that celebrates life and the threads that connect us. The viewer is presented with a novel way of looking at our world and is given a new realization of the beauty in everyday encounters, experiences, and objects. An emotional connection and strength runs through the work; there is an awareness for detail, the use of color, light and shadow, for rhythm and for human emotion. The ordinary becomes extraordinary; the viewer is inspired to look at the surroundings with wonder and appreciation for the small things, all the more apt due to the challenging times we are living through.
Exhibit Opens Live & Virtually:
Thursday, August 5, 2021: 4pm- 7pm
Reception: Saturday, August 7, 2021: 3pm - 7pm
Saturdays: August7 to September 11, 2021, 12pm to 4pm
Sept 10 – Oct 15, 2021
I am honored to have two pieces chosen for this exhibit, out of 400 entries, 78 pieces were selected. My, The Pants They Wore - Black will be at The Studio Montclair Gallery. The Pants They Wore - Blue will be at the Montclair Art Museum's Vance Wall Art Education Center arcades.
In 1964, Jasper Johns wrote himself a note: “Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it.” Since then, this set of instructions has referred to artwork that uses everyday objects and other non-fine art materials and describes the revolutionary approaches to art-making that developed from the early 20th century to the late 1950’s,1960’s, and beyond.
For this exhibit, artists were invited to submit work in any medium and in any genre including abstract. However, an object must be used as the primary subject and inspiration of the work.
May 18, to Aug 28 2021
This Spring, Alfa Art Gallery is proud to host the New Brunswick Art Salon’s “Bonds Beyond Time” Exhibition. This exhibition showcases works from artists who work with oils and mixed media. The NBAS and the artists displayed are a vital part of the local art scene and culture. Past artists will have the opportunity to showcase their latest works, their creative evolution, and their overall growth as artists since their past NBAS nomination. This season’s exhibition includes several renowned artists including Afreen Fatima, Jesús Núñez, Jamison Eckert, June He, and many more!
As per our nation’s new normal, the Alfa Art Gallery is equally excited to include a virtual version of our exhibition. Visitors will be able to view and interact with works through a fully interactive online experience, allowing all to enjoy the gallery as if in person from the comfort and safety of their homes. International artists will be displayed exclusively in the digital version of the exhibition, so be sure not to miss it! Hosted by artsteps.com, the NBAS “Bonds Beyond Time” Exhibit will be available virtually and physically from May 18th through August 28 .
Exhibition duration: May 18th through August 28th 2021
Virtual Reception: Friday, May 14th, 2021 at 6:30pm
Featured Artists: Afreen Fatima, Alex Bigatti, Andrea Epstein, Ann Vollum, Aprajita Lal, Beatrice Stenta, Cecilia Martinez, Christina MacKinnon, Donna Rega, Drew Griffiths, Emily Arenberg, Eric Reid, Grace Modla, Isabell Villacis, Jamison Eckert, Jan Kathleen Reyes, Jane Dell, Jennifer Malone, Jesús Núñez, Jodi Oster, June He, K Brown, Kimberlyn Falk, Lauren Curtis, Laurie Harden, Martin Dull, Mitchell Rosenzweig, Sarasvarthy TK, Steven Patton, Wendy Born
Alfa Gallery, 108 Church St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Tue - Sat: 11am to 6pm
June 17 to August 24, Possibly Oct 14, 2021
Pollak Gallery, Monmouth University
Box Office: 732.263.6889
JUN 17 - AUG 14, 2021
Gallery hours: By appointment only, please click here to register for an appointment.
Free and open to the public
Denim, with all its symbols and dualities, is a common item of clothing that unites many around the globe. Dad Jeans, skinny jeans, low riders, bell bottoms, boot leg, wide leg, no leg, 501s, 504s, button fly, stretch jeans, the American dress code writ large across centuries. With so many styles available and ways to accessorize/manipulate the fabric, denim has historically allowed for a freedom of expression representing both individuality and shifts in cultural movements. Denim comes in a wide range of blues and other colors, washes, fades and textures making it a perfect, but not obvious, medium to create fine artwork. Denim that was discarded can open up a new way of looking, a startling way of seeing past the everyday. What we have abandoned, will be presented again, re-purposed from the lives we lived, to moments we experience together “forever in blue jeans.”
Monmouth University’s Center for the Arts is pleased to present The Fine Art of Denim, a juried exhibition of artists who use recycled denim in new and creative ways. The works featured in this exhibit come from artists all over the United States and abroad.
Pieces were selected from almost 100 entries by juror Vincent DiMattio, an accomplished artist and Monmouth University Professor in the Department of Art and Design, where he has taught for over 50 years and served as department chair and as gallery director for more than 20 years.
Exhibiting Artists include: Michele Fandel Bonner, Howard Brandenburg*, Kerstin Bruchhaeuser, Emily Budd*, Don Coulter, Allison Dent, Debra Disman, Heidi Drahota, Shelley Gardner, George Gianakopoulos, Sabine Heinlein, Malka Kutnick, Tanya Lucadamo, Bob Mosier, Johanna Norry, Janice Patrignani, Leah Poller, Mary Schwarzenberger, Ashley Thomas, Ann Vollum, Shirley Wagner
June 11- July 16, 2021
This exhibit, featuring the artwork of over 120 artists in Montclair and beyond, celebrates the talent and diversity of Studio Montclair members.
Due to safety concerns, 55 artists will be featured in the gallery, there will be an expanded presence in the virtual exhibit. TV Monitors in the gallery will show a slideshow of the virtual work.
Artwork represented spans an extraordinary range of materials, styles, and subject matter, and includes painting, sculpture, printmaking, fiber art, and many other disciplines.
Studio Montclair Gallery
127 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
HOURS: by Appointment
Spring and Fall Galleries of The Textile Group of New York
Jan 16 - Feb 27, 2021
I was excited to have an installation of my knotted and soft sculptures in this exhibit which drew a lot of press coverage. The exhibit was curated by Carol Black-Lemon, vice-chair of the West Orange Arts Council at the West Orange Arts Center (WOAC) at 551 Valley Road. She was excited to create this exhibit because she believed that everyone needed something "different, whimsical, silly, thought provoking and inspiring" to get through the monotony of being quarantined at home.
February 5 - February 23, 2020
I am delighted to have my piece "Let's Go Fly a Kite" juried into this exhibition. The Textile Study Group of NY (TSGNY) show celebrates Westbeth’s 50th Anniversary by representing the gold standard of work from TSGNY members. The exhibit showcases over 75 judged pieces, representing the most intriguing facets of tactile techniques and materials. Juror Lauren Whitley, senior curator in the David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, helps oversee a global collection of 55,000 textiles, costumes, and accessories.
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