objet trouvé, An Exhibition of Found Objects


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The West Orange Arts Council proudly presents Objet Trouve’, a French term describing art created from undisguised, but often modified, objects or products that are not normally considered materials from which art is made, often because they already have a non-art function.

In this exhibit, artists are asked to demonstrate the unique ways they use found objects and breathe meaning and life into them, which can evoke memories, sparking connections and building upon themes. Even the most common of objects, discarded as no longer useful, can, in the hands of an artist, be given new purpose and life. This is a great opportunity for Artists to use their imaginations and
create something that is unexpected.

CURATOR, Carol Black-Lemon, is a long-time Member and former Chair of the West Orange Arts Council. She is a contemporary fine Artist who Studied Media art for advertising at the School of Visual Arts and had a long career as an Art Director in NYC’s leading advertising agencies. She currently works as a marketing and website administrator for a law office while managing her own fine art and graphic &
web design business. Carol is committed to creating art, helping other artists and bringing awareness of the arts to our community.

Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of
craft media, are acceptable. Entries must be the complete work of the submitting artist. Works can be a
collaboration piece; all collaborators must be listed in the space provided on the entry form. All work
must have been previously exhibited at the West Orange Arts Center.

Our entry deadline for this 2021 exhibition is November 30, 2020. Entries should be submitted to
info@woarts.org subject line: objet trouve -

Contact Information:

Contact Name:

Carol Black-Lemon


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