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CCM Professor James Gwynne Invited to Participate in National Art Exhibition

One of 34 Artists Selected for 13th Annual Will’s Creek Art Show

James Gwynne, professor of Visual Arts at County College of Morris (CCM), has another honor to add to his list this summer. He is now one of 34 artists nationwide who have been asked to participate in the 13th annual Will’s Creek Survey juried art exhibition in Maryland.

The exhibition takes place September 8 – October 5 at the Saville Gallery, 9 N. Centre Street, Cumberland, MD. At the show, Gwynne will exhibit his painting Evening Fog with Telephone Pole. More than $5,000 in artist awards, including a $2,000 Best of Show award, will be presented during an opening reception from 6 - 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 8.

The Will’s Creek Survey is a juried art exhibition open to contemporary, visual artists across the United States. Serving as juror/awards judge this year is Jay Fisher, senior curator of prints, drawings and photographs and deputy director for Curatorial Affairs at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Earlier this summer, Gwynne received the Painting Award at the Westmoreland Art Nationals Juried Exhibition for his painting Sky Dance III, a large bold work depicting a spiraling red cloud against a deep blue sky. In 2010, he received the Best in Show award at the Westmoreland Art exhibition for his painting Asleep on Blue Drape.

A resident of East Stroudsburg, PA, Gwynne joined the CCM faculty in 1972. He also has taught at The College of Wooster, Ohio, and Centenary College. He earned his B.A. from The College of Wooster, Ohio, his M.A. from Michigan State University, and his Ph.D. from New York University. His work has been exhibited in more than 300 shows and is represented in many private, corporate and public collections, including the New Jersey State Museum and Pennsylvania State Museum.

To view his work, go to www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/j/jgwynne/.