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Eleven Shades of Gray: A Black and White Photography Exhibition

Eleven Shades of Gray: A Black and White Photography Exhibition11 Shades of Gray

Exhibit Dates: Wednesday to Saturday, May 14th to June 6th, 1:00 – 5:00pm

Pick up of exhibited works:  Saturday, June 7th, 10:00am – 1:00pm.


DC-B&WSmlrJuror’s Bio: Dennis Carroll

Dennis Carroll, photographer and painter, retired in June 2002 after 35 years with the Ridgewood, NJ Public Schools as an art teacher, District Supervisor of Art and Co-Artistic Director of the New Players Theater Company at Ridgewood High School.  For many years, Carroll was also a member of the Modern Artist Guild, a Bergen County artist group and exhibited with it at colleges, corporate headquarters, galleries and libraries in New Jersey and at its own gallery at the Bergen County Museum. In addition, Carrolls work has been shown at the NJ State Museum in Trenton, Montclair Art Museum, Shore Institute for Contemporary Art, Kornbluth Gallery in Fair Lawn, NJ, Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University, Crybaby, Heaven and Paint Place galleries in Asbury Park, and the Monmouth Museum where his photograph, Bar Closed, won the jurors prize in 2010. From 2004-2007 he was co-owner of the APeXgallery in Asbury Park, NJ. It was during this time that he turned from abstract painting to photography using the vast open beaches and historic architecture of Asbury Park and other locales as primary sources for his pictures. Most photographs depict spare, evocative spaces, while the paintings are loosely rendered and highly charged color abstractions. His paintings and photographs are in numerous private collections.
Carroll is a recipient of several awards including the Governors Award for Art Education, the Art Educators of NJ Distinguished Service Award, and the Ridgewood Districts Ashby Award for Outstanding Teaching. Upon his retirement, the Ridgewood High School Art Gallery was named in his honor. He has a studio in Asbury Park where he lives and is active in the community, serving as founding board member and past president of the Arts Coalition of Asbury Park and trustee of the the Hope Academy Charter School. He currently is curator at Heaven Art and Antiques Gallery and previously served on the board of the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce and ReVision Theatre. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Montclair State University and is a veteran of the US Army, having served in Vietnam in 1968-69.

Art sold is subject to a 30% (BAC members) or 40% (Non Members) commission fee. If not for sale, put NFS clearly on form and label.  Sales tax will be added to the price of work sold.  Remittance of NJ Sales Tax will be handled by BelmarArts. All artists with sales commissions of $600 or more per calendar year are required to furnish their SS# or Tax Id# to BelmarArts. A 1099-MISC for taxable income will be issued by BelmarArts for Sales commissions of $600 or higher.

Liability disclaimer:
BelmarArts will make every effort to treat your artwork with care. However, work is submitted at the artist’s risk. BelmarArts and the Art Show Committee will not be held liable for lost or damaged work. Artists are responsible for insuring their work from delivery to pick-up.

Media/Press release:
BelmarArts reserves the right to use digital images of accepted and exhibited artworks for the sole purpose of media and website PR and advertising for the 11 Shades of Gray A Black & White Photography Exhibition.

Late Pick-up penalty:
All work must be picked up on Saturday, June 7th, 10:00am – 1:00pm. A $1/day fee will be charged per piece left after the time of pickup. If you cannot pick up your work during the advertised time, you must arrange for a friend to pick it up. Work left beyond two weeks after the advertised pick-up date will be considered abandoned. Abandoned work will become the property of the BelmarArts and will be sold at auction to benefit the BelmarArts.