Trenton Makes, the Trenton/New York City juried exhibition

Trenton City Museum
Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park

Trenton, New Jersey

June 23, 2012 - September 1, 2012
Opening Reception - Saturday, June 23, 7-9 pm
Members Only Preview hour - 6-7 pm
More information is available on the Ellarslie website at

The Trenton Museum Society and the Trenton Artists Workshop Association (TAWA) proudly present Trenton Makes, the Trenton/New York City juried exhibition , on view at the Trenton City Museum from June 23 to September 1 and at the Prince Street Gallery in New York City from July 31 through August 18.

The Trenton exhibition features scores of artists from Central New Jersey and Bucks County and includes works by Mel Leipzig, Jon Naar, Aubrey J. Kauffman, Linda Osborne, Leon Rainbow, and others.

Trenton Makes reflects TAWA’s interest in creating exciting opportunities to bring regional artists together to create, excel, strengthen the arts community, and find new venues for expression.

The simultaneous two-city show is a first for the 33-year-old organization. TAWA has played an important role in the cultural life of New Jersey’s capital city. While known for exhibitions at the Trenton City Museum, New Jersey State Museum, and Artworks, TAWA has also produced the ground-breaking Eyes on Trenton festival, created an artists exchange with the Soviet Union, and launched other city arts initiatives and programs.

New York City based art critic and artist Gerard Haggerty juried the show. Haggerty, the author of hundreds of reviews, articles and monographs for ARTnews and other venues, is also the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Ford Foundation.

by Mel Leipzig (acrylic on canvas)

by Jon Naar (photograph)

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Ellarslie Mansion is owned and maintained by the City of Trenton and is located in Cadwalader Park. The Trenton Artists Workshop Association, was founded in 1979 to promote the arts in the greater Trenton area. This program is made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts. All programs and additional support are provided by the Trenton Museum Society, 609-989-1191,