Joseph Dougherty, center, of Pennington, received an Honorable Mention for “Shades” in last year’s “Mercer County Artists 2017” exhibit. He is pictured with Gallery Director Lucas Kelly and Cultural and Heritage Commission representative Tricia Fagan.

Calling local artists! Visual artists ages 18 or older who live, work or attend school in Mercer County are invited to submit art for consideration for the “Mercer County Artists 2018” exhibition at The Gallery at Mercer County Community College.

Jurying takes place on Saturday, May 12, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The MCCC Gallery is located on the college’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

Artists may enter up to two original works completed since March 2016 in any media except photography. Drop-off is on May 12 between 9:30 a.m. and noon. (This year, the gallery is also providing early drop-off on Thursday, May 10, noon to 3 p.m.) An entry fee of $10 for one piece or $15 for two must accompany the entries.

A list of accepted artwork will be posted at 3 p.m. outside the Gallery on May 12 and also posted on a website provided to all entrants. Works that are not accepted for the show should be picked up between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

The juror for this year’s show is Philadelphia artist and curator Alexis Nutini. Born in Mexico City, Nutini received an MFA in Printmaking from the Tyler School of Art in 2005 and a BA in Fine Art from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2000. He completed a Fulbright Fellowship in Barcelona, Spain, in 2001. Nutini is an adjunct professor at the Tyler School of Art and is a member of NAPOLEON, a collectively-run project space. He runs Dos Tres Press, a print shop in South Philadelphia, where he produces limited edition woodcuts and collaborative print based projects.

The exhibit opens to the public on Monday, May 21 and runs through Monday, July 9. An opening reception takes place Wednesday, May 23 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Representatives from the college, the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission, and the West Windsor Arts Council will be on hand to announce more than $1,000 in purchase and merit prizes, including the Blick Art Materials Best in Show Prize and the annual West Windsor Arts Council Prize for outstanding work by a West Windsor artist.

Artwork selected for Purchase Awards will become part of the county’s permanent collection. For more information and a full prospectus, visit mccc.edu/gallery or call 609-570-3589.