This juried exhibit focuses on the metaphorical expression, “The Elephant in the Room.” It denotes, usually, a large obvious truth, problem or condition that is repressed or intentionally overlooked, because no one wants to discuss, challenge, or deal with it in any way. It can occur individualistically or on a world wide scale. The exhibit includes both traditional and non-traditional works in photography, painting, sculpture, collage, encaustic and various forms of mixed media. Twenty eight artists offer reflective interpretations on a personal, social, and political scale making this an exhibit of mammoth proportions.

Review in April 14, 2017 “Kicks” section of the Courier News

Neal Korn and Leonard Merlo  “Temple”  wood, acrylic, linocut, air clay, copper, collage,   $350.00

Neal Korn and Leonard Merlo “Temple” wood, acrylic, linocut, air clay, copper, collage, $350.00

Phillip McConnell   “New Day, Same Message” glitch art,  $150.00

Phillip McConnell “New Day, Same Message” glitch art, $150.00

E. Carol O’Neill   “Reframed and Rebuilt” collage,  $300.00

E. Carol O’Neill “Reframed and Rebuilt” collage, $300.00

Edward Jean Baptiste   “Dream” acrylic on board,  $1,000.00

Edward Jean Baptiste “Dream” acrylic on board, $1,000.00

Donald Lokuta   “Fiat Currency”  archival pigment print, photo,  $1,000.00 (unframed) $1,200.00 (framed)

Donald Lokuta “Fiat Currency” archival pigment print, photo, $1,000.00 (unframed) $1,200.00 (framed)

Alex Eckman-Lawn “Smut” giclee print,  $75.00 SOLD

Alex Eckman-Lawn “Smut” giclee print, $75.00 SOLD

Fred Cole  “Fill’er Up and Check the Oil”  repurposed truck oil gauge, threaded rod, wood, $200.00

Fred Cole “Fill’er Up and Check the Oil” repurposed truck oil gauge, threaded rod, wood, $200.00

John Marron “Six Smokers” ink on paper,  $111.00

John Marron “Six Smokers” ink on paper, $111.00

Sue Eldridge Ward “There were famines and earthquakes” laser jet print transfer, nail polish on board, $800.00

Sue Eldridge Ward “There were famines and earthquakes” laser jet print transfer, nail polish on board, $800.00

Lisa Bagwell “Shrimp Mobile” beach tampons, wire, beads, NFS

Lisa Bagwell “Shrimp Mobile” beach tampons, wire, beads, NFS

Michele Guttenberg “I Don’t Want To Talk About It” oil on board, $350.00

Michele Guttenberg “I Don’t Want To Talk About It” oil on board, $350.00

Rita Herzfeld “No Country for Older Women”  acrylic on paper, $200.00

Rita Herzfeld “No Country for Older Women” acrylic on paper, $200.00

Steven Epstein   “Protect Our God From Skywriting”  acrylics, $200.00

Steven Epstein “Protect Our God From Skywriting” acrylics, $200.00

Steven Epstein  “When You Get a Chance…” acrylics, $125.00

Steven Epstein “When You Get a Chance…” acrylics, $125.00

Neal Korn and Leonard Merlo  “Bell Tolling” wood, found objects, paper, canvas, air clay $250.00

Neal Korn and Leonard Merlo “Bell Tolling” wood, found objects, paper, canvas, air clay $250.00

Christy O’Connor  “It’s Just Words Folks” mixed media sculpture, $800.00

Christy O’Connor “It’s Just Words Folks” mixed media sculpture, $800.00

Steven Ullmer  “The Dark Room” oil on canvas, $1,500.00

Steven Ullmer “The Dark Room” oil on canvas, $1,500.00

Lisa Bagwell “One Less Lobbyist” wood, fabric, cardboard, plastics, Brillo, NFS

Lisa Bagwell “One Less Lobbyist” wood, fabric, cardboard, plastics, Brillo, NFS

Luis Alves: collage  “Villain” (from “Scent of Oppression” series) framed handmade collage, $450.00

Luis Alves: collage “Villain” (from “Scent of Oppression” series) framed handmade collage, $450.00

Luis Alves: collage  “Photoshoot” (from “Black Lives Matter” series) framed handmade collage, $350.00

Luis Alves: collage “Photoshoot” (from “Black Lives Matter” series) framed handmade collage, $350.00

Luis Alves: collage  “Pizza” (from “Black Lives Matter” series) framed handmade collage, $350.00

Luis Alves: collage “Pizza” (from “Black Lives Matter” series) framed handmade collage, $350.00

Paul Smith  “I Am” giclee print on canvas, $400.00

Paul Smith “I Am” giclee print on canvas, $400.00

Pat Feeney-Murrell “A Book of Soles” accordion book of lithographic transfer imprints of a foot, top, sides, sole textures, flax handmade paper book cover and cast foot, $2,000.00

Pat Feeney-Murrell “A Book of Soles” accordion book of lithographic transfer imprints of a foot, top, sides, sole textures, flax handmade paper book cover and cast foot, $2,000.00

Melissa Tomich “Homelessness” archival pigment print photo, $500.00 (unframed) $700.00 (framed)

Melissa Tomich “Homelessness” archival pigment print photo, $500.00 (unframed) $700.00 (framed)

Valerie Shkymba McAndrews “The Elephant in the Room” mixed media, $250.00

Valerie Shkymba McAndrews “The Elephant in the Room” mixed media, $250.00

Sharon Sayegh “Nightly News” oil on panel, $3,456.00

Sharon Sayegh “Nightly News” oil on panel, $3,456.00

Curt Harbits “Rendered Invisible Through Silence” hand cut collage on paper, $150.00

Curt Harbits “Rendered Invisible Through Silence” hand cut collage on paper, $150.00

Taryn Pizza “Untitled 4 (The Red Door)” digital photo, $140.00

Taryn Pizza “Untitled 4 (The Red Door)” digital photo, $140.00

Darlene Foster “Valley of the Dolls” photography/montage, $400.00

Darlene Foster “Valley of the Dolls” photography/montage, $400.00

Peter Arakawa  “Animal Heaven” mixed media sculpture,  $150.00

Peter Arakawa “Animal Heaven” mixed media sculpture, $150.00

Francesca Azzara  “Another White Dress” encaustic and mixed media on panel, $400.00

Francesca Azzara “Another White Dress” encaustic and mixed media on panel, $400.00

Francesca Azzara  “Unravel It” encaustic and mixed media on panel, $400.00

Francesca Azzara “Unravel It” encaustic and mixed media on panel, $400.00

Eric Beckerich  “Brown Flag of America” mortar, wood and wire, $500.00

Eric Beckerich “Brown Flag of America” mortar, wood and wire, $500.00

Valerie Shkymba McAndrews  “Unmentionable” watercolor and masa paper on illustration board, $250.00

Valerie Shkymba McAndrews “Unmentionable” watercolor and masa paper on illustration board, $250.00

Pat Feeney-Murrell “Armed Candy” flax handmade paper arm, digital transfer, candy and gum imprints on
accordion flag book on rod, $1,500.00

Pat Feeney-Murrell “Armed Candy” flax handmade paper arm, digital transfer, candy and gum imprints on
accordion flag book on rod, $1,500.00

Peter Arakawa “Current Events” mixed media sculpture, $150.00

Peter Arakawa “Current Events” mixed media sculpture, $150.00

Neal Korn and Leonard Merlo “Solitude” wood, rope, acrylic, air clay, wire , found object, $250.00

Neal Korn and Leonard Merlo “Solitude” wood, rope, acrylic, air clay, wire , found object, $250.00