The Nilson Gallery features accepted solo exhibitions from our New Jersey Emerging Artists Series, a unique and exciting program for NJ artists who have never had a one-person show of their work in our state.

In addition to our Emerging Artists Series, the Nilson Gallery features community-based collaborative exhibitions and exhibits that highlight the talents of our artist members.

NJ Emerging Artists Series presents

Kate Eggleston: Still Deep

October 18 – November 17, 2019

Opening Reception: October 18th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm,

IMAGE: Islands of Me

Artist Statement:

” I am an interdisciplinary fiber artist focusing on hand-dyed textiles, soft sculpture, and stitch work. Still Deep is a sculptural exploration of adaptation. This collection of work, spanning the last two years, touches on the anxieties of balancing my home life and studio practice. I challenged myself to create work that is outside of my comfort zone. I experimented with concept of abstract sculptural landscapes while still maintaining my point of view. It began with Islands of Me, a series of hand-dyed soft sculptures resembling abstract landforms dotted with spiky blue flora which calmly scud across the sky like indigo clouds. The pairing of traditional “women’s work” with the competing forces in my life irrevocably fuse my memories into each sculpture.”

Artist Gallery Talk

Kate Eggleston: Still Deep

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Eggleston is an active member and volunteer with Artworks Trenton, Monmouth Arts Council, Hopewell Valley Arts Council, and the Monmouth County Park System. She received her BA in Visual Art and a K-12 New Jersey Art Teacher Certification from Ramapo College in 2005. She was awarded 1st Place for Textiles at Arts in the Park Highland Park in 2017, and 3rd Place for her Indigo Sukkah installation at Sukkahwood. She was a Student Mini Grant recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Arts Common Good Grant from Drew University in 2014.