Rowan University Art Gallery

Center for Emerging Visual Artists: 2010 Fellows

Opening Reception: Thursday April 22, 2010, 6 - 8 pm

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists in cooperation with

Rowan University Art Gallery is pleased to present:


Free Form


April 22 – May 28, 2010


Artist Talks and Opening Reception:

Thursday, April 22nd, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The gallery talk will include an overview of the career development program at CFEVA by program director Amie Potsic



Glassboro, NJThe Center for Emerging Visual Artists in cooperation with Rowan University is pleased to present Free Form at the Rowan University Art GalleryFree Form will be on view from April 22 through May 28, 2010 with Artist Talks and a Reception on Thursday, April 22 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Gallery hours for this exhibition are Monday through Friday, 10:00am – 5:00 pm and Saturday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm.  Admission to the exhibit and reception is free and open to the public. For more information, call 856-256-4521 or visit Rowan University Art Gallery is located on the lower level of Westby Hall on the university campus, Route 322 in Glassboro, NJ.


Free Form highlights artwork by five Career Development Program Fellows at The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) in Philadelphia:  Susan Benarcik, Gregory Brellochs, Danielle Bursk, Christine Elfman, and Ana B. Hernandez.  The exhibition features drawings, photographs, paintings, fiber, and installations that approach organic forms and materials in new and challenging ways.  Free Form was curated by Amie Potsic.


The artists reside in the following:  Susan Benarcik - New York, NY, Gregory Brellochs – Philadelphia, PA, Danielle Bursk – Langhorne, PA, Christine Elfman – Brooklyn, NY, and Ana B. Hernandez – Philadelphia, PA.


Ana B. Hernandez will present fabric forms suspended from the ceiling which speak to images of a red and white wedding dress in the snow by Christine Elfman.  Danielle Bursk will show large scale drawings of abstract forms that resemble the organic forms in Susan Benarcik's sculptures made of twigs and Gregory Brellochs's ink and varnish paintings involving trees.  Each artist addresses the organic form from a unique perspective.


All of the exhibiting artists are Fellows in the Career Development Program at CFEVA.  Artists are selected for CFEVA's two-year Career Development Fellowship by our renowned Board of Artistic Advisors.  While active in the program, the artists have opportunities to experience a full exhibition schedule, receive career counseling and mentorship, earn money from the sale of their work, teach in the community and participate in numerous professional development opportunities.


The mission of The Center for Emerging Visual Artists™ (CFEVA™) is to coordinate a stronger regional support system for visual artists, to advance the careers of the many deserving artists in the region, to promote relationships between artists and the communities in which they live, and to increase access to visual art for everyone.