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The New Jersey State Bar Foundation is now accepting submissions for its Sixth Annual Art Show. The juried show is open to artwork created by lawyers, judges, law professors, law students and other law-related professionals. Deadline for submission is Friday, July 14, 2017, with notice of acceptance in the show by Friday, August 25, 2017. For Art Show Prospectus and Registration Form, click here.

The Foundation will host an Artists’ Opening Reception on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Accepted artwork will remain on display until October 20, 2017. To register for the reception, click here.

Being inspired

Charles J.X. Kahwaty, Esq., who won first place in last year’s show, for his entry, “Mannequins in Sydney, Australia Hotel,” was inspired by a trip to Australia.

“Every two or three years, I visit family in Australia, where my mother was born. During a trip this year to Sydney, I went into the Sydney Marriott Hotel to look around. There was a fashion boutique in the hotel with a number of dressed up mannequins which I saw through the window. I thought the arrangement could make an interesting photograph, and took the picture.”

JoAnn Telemdschinow, who took second Place for “Azure Screen,” says, “Having my work recognized in the Bar Foundation’s art show is extremely rewarding. It’s deeply gratifying to know that my pieces have communicated with viewers on some level.”

Ryan Stark Lilienthal, Esq., who placed third with his entry, “Tear Sheet,” says his work as an immigration attorney inspires him.

“As an immigration attorney, and the grandson of four refugees who fled Nazi persecution in Germany and Austria, the dehumanization of immigrants and refugees in public discourse today is particularly painful. Immigrants are currently caught in a tug-o-war between moments of hope and despair, with the fabric of their families and our communities in the balance. Through my piece I hope to express this tension.”

Receiving an honorable mention for “Siesta at Smallwood’s,” Janice L. Heinold, Esq., says, “What inspires me is travel – I travel a lot, and I like to take photos of timeless moments that convey a sense of place.  I’m honored to be accepted into the show, so that more than just friends and family can see my work.”

For more information about the Art Show, contact Cynthia Pellegrino at 732-937-7507 or cpellegrino@njsbf.org.