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Sustainable Washington Township Creative Team announces first outdoor art gallery

The group is now accepting applications for the gallery, which has a tentative opening date of July 25.

The Sustainable Washington Township creative team is preparing to exhibit its first outdoor gallery in Washington Lake Park.

The organization is now accepting submissions from local and regional amateur and professional artists. Submitted artwork will be reviewed and selected for exhibit by a committee of artists and advocates from the Washington Township community.

The Gallery in the Park will be an outdoor installation located at the Amphitheater in Washington Lake Park, as a part of the Painting the Town project. The outdoor exhibit will open this summer, with a tentative opening date of July 25, and will remain in place into the fall to be viewed by visitors of the largest municipal park in New Jersey. The park is the site of community festivals, concerts, entertainment and recreation events, and is frequented by thousands of individuals seeking leisure enjoyment outdoors. Washington Lake Park is located at 626 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road in Sewell.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this year, the theme for the exhibit is. “eARTh without ART is just eh.” Entries depicting some aspect of the natural world, or its care, are invited. Acceptable media include painting, drawing and photography. All images should be submitted as high resolution digital files in JPEG format. Selected images will be printed on weather-proof panels and hung along a paved walkway in the Amphitheater, visible to participants in park events as well as casual strollers.

Please provide the following information with your submitted artwork: Artist’s name, town of residence, a brief artist’s statement (not to exceed 50 words) and contact and website/facebook information. Please include title, medium and dimensions of original artwork, and sale price (or say not for sale).

Please submit entries (limit of three per artist) by June 20 to sustainable@twp.washington.nj.us (write “Gallery in the Park” in the subject line). Visit www.facebook.com/WTpaintsthetown for more information. Artists will be notified of the committee’s decisions by June 27.

The exhibit is supported in part by the South Jersey Cultural Alliance and Ocean First Bank.

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