Winners Announced for 2020 Mercer County Artists Exhibit at the Gallery at MCCC

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Updated 11/09/20

West Windsor, N.J. – Tiffany Fang took home best in show at the 2020 Mercer County Artists Exhibit on Thursday, Oct. 29 for her graphite on paper piece, Sun Spot.

Another notable winner was MCCC alumna and 2019 best in show awardee Megan Serfass, for her oil on canvas piece, Glitch.

The exhibition, which is an outgrowth of a partnership between the college and the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission dating back to the mid-1990s, accepted 27 pieces from 21 artists. The show was organized by Gallery Director Alice K. Thompson, juried by Colleen McCubbin Stepanic, a mixed media artist, and sponsored by Blick Art Materials.

According to Thompson, it was initially feared that the exhibit would be one of the many events cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We decided to forge ahead and celebrate the arts at a time when we arguably need it most,” Thompson said.

McCubbin was appreciative of the flexibility of the artists and the Gallery to put on a virtual awards presentation, as well as the sense of intimacy the works created when displayed together.

“The awarded works spoke to me on some level of the isolation and disorientation of our current moment,” said McCubbin. “Sun Spot’s quiet, intimate pencil marks drew me repeatedly to consider the upside of isolation.”

She added, “The Moment in Time’s playful vignette is also a reminder of our detrimental isolation from our environment. And the fractured perspective of Glitch is a reminder of our mental state when isolation turns on us.”

The show’s full list of winners includes:

  • Skull Drawing by Larry Chestnut (Conte’ crayon on paper)
  • Bahamian Magic by Carlo Fiorentini (oil on board-mounted canvas)
  • Dialogue 2 by Shahla Mansouri (acrylic)
  • Autumn Starfish by William Plank (acrylic on canvas)
  • Hippo by Megan Uhaze (automotive paint on Masonite)
  • Sun Spot by Tiffany Fang (graphite on paper)
  • The Moment in Time by Janis Purcell (mixed media)
  • Glitch by MCCC Alum Megan Serfass (oil on canvas)
  • Rooted (Self-Portrait) by Danielle Rackowski (digital art on paper)

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Tiffany Fang's Sun Spot took home best in show.

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MCCC alumna Megan Serfass was awarded an honorable mention for Glitch.