Silva Gallery of Art

Mercer County Photography 2015

September 9 – October 9, 2015

Threshing Wheat, by Jay J. Brandinger. Mercer County Photography 2013, Best in Show
Threshing Wheat, by Jay J. Brandinger. Mercer County Photography 2013, Best in Show  

The Silva Gallery of Art is pleased to host Mercer County Photography 2015. Mercer County Photography 2015 is a juried show open to all artists, eighteen years or older, currently living, attending school, or employed in Mercer County. Images must have been created within the past three years utilizing photographic processes including black and white photography, color photography, non-silver processes, book art, and computer processed photography. The Silva Gallery of Art will accept hand-delivered work on August 29 between 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon. The entry fee is $10 for each entry, up to two entries per individual. To download the full prospectus click here.

This exhibit is supported, in part, by Mercer County Culture & Heritage Division, through a grant from the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. For further information, call Gallery Director Dolores Eaton at  

 About the Juror

Black and white of Albert Hines at age 103, by Peter C. Cook.
Black and white of Albert Hines at age 103, by Peter C. Cook.

We are honored to have Peter Cook, currently department head of analogue photography at the Arts Council of Princeton, as our juror. Having graduated with a BFA in Photographic Arts & Sciences from New York’s School of Visual Arts, Peter Cook continued to pursue a deep-seated interest in portrait photography, mentored by Arnold Newman and Ralph Gibson. Since then he has freelanced for a number of clients and publications including Columbia Journalism Review , The New York Times Magazine , The New Yorker and Portuguese editions of VIP and Maxima . Clients include Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Centro Cultural de Belem Lisbon, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Royal Academy of the Arts, London. Peter has exhibited at the Visual Arts Gallery in Soho, Pleiades Gallery in Chelsea, Kelly Writers House at University of Pennsylvania, Monmouth Museum, Barron Arts Center, and the William Carlos Williams Center. He has conducted seminars in the photographic portrait at Franklin & Marshall College, Philadelphia College of Art, and Princeton University.




T he Silva Gallery will be closed during its normal Thursday evening hours on October 8 . We will be participating in the Hopewell Valley Arts Council's aMAZing Pumpkin Carve. 

The Silva Art Gallery is open to the public:
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


6:00–8:00 p.m.

Or by appointment


Current Exhibition

September 9 - October 9, 2015
Mercer County Photography 2015
Submission of Entries: August 29, 2015

Opening reception:

Wednesday, September 9, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Awards Ceremony at 5:45 p.m.

Previous Exhibitions

March 27–April 25, 2015
Pennington Comes of Age
An exhibition of historical photographs by George H. Frisbie.

February 10–March 6, 2015
From Dark to Light: Peggy Sayben
A variety of photographic approaches using natural light.
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December 1, 2014–January 16, 2015
A Series of Meditations: Khalilah Sabree
Large-scale, mixed media paintings by Khalilah Sabree
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October 11–November 20, 2014
Impressions: an exhibition of printmaking
Wood engravings by Jamie Moore & Whitney Cookman
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