Resume & Exhibitions

George C. Olexa Jr.

George Olexa, Jr.

George C. Olexa, Jr.

golexa@gmail.com

EDUCATION

  • Trenton Junior College (Mercer County Community College)
  • Newark College of Engineering
  • University of Illinois, M.S.
  • Mercer County Community College Associate of Fine Arts
  • Art Students League of New York

EXHIBITIONS

  • 11 th. Annual Juried Graphic Exhibition -Princeton Art Association
  • 13 th Annual Juried Graphic Exhibition – Princeton Art Association
  • 14 th Annual Juried Print Exhibition – Princeton Art Association
  • 16 th Annual Juried Print Exhibition – Princeton Art Association
  • MCCC &Mercer County Cultural & Heritage Commission Show- November 83
  • Delaware & Raritan Canal Invitational
  • June Fete Exhibit – The Medical Center of Princeton
  • “85” Invitational Roosevelt New Jersey Artists
  • “87” Printmaking Council of New Jersey – Members Show
  • 87 June Fete Exhibit- The Medical Center of Princeton
  • 89 Juried Members Show Printmaking Council of New Jersey
  • Printmakers Show 89 at the Rabbet Gallery, New Brunswick
  • Out of the Earth, Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Assoc. Gallery, 90
  • Artists 90 – Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission open juried show
  • Mercer County Community College Juried Gallery Show 91
  • Ellarslie Open X – juried all media 91
  • Trenton Artists Workshop Association, TAWA 91
  • 91 New Jersey Printmaking Council Juried Show
  • Newark Museum 92 with N J Printmaking Council
  • Artistic Expressions Gallery, Toms River, N.J.
  • Morristown Administration Building Show, June 92
  • Ellarslie Open XI – juried March 1992
  • New Jersey Printmaking Council juried Members Only II 11/92
  • Artworks Invitational 92
  • Artistic Expressions, Toms River, NJ 1992
  • Mercer County Gallery Show May 92
  • Ellarslie Open XII – juried March 1993 (Best in Show)
  • New Jersey Printmaking Council -National Juried 2×2 Miniatures March 93
  • New Jersey Printmaking Council Members Juried III
  • New Jersey Printmaking Council Members Show at Seagate, Paramus 93
  • Artworks Miniatures 10 x 10 – juried March 1993
  • Artworks Holiday Invitational 12/92-2/93
  • Atrium Gallery Morris County Admin. & Records Building 7/93
  • Ellarslie Open XIII – juried March 1994
  • New Jersey Printmaking Council – National Juried Small Works 1994
  • Atrium Gallery Morris County Admin & Records Building 94
  • Arts Council of Princeton 6th Annual Juried Show March 1994
  • Mercer County Community College Juried Gallery Show 1994
  • Artworks Warehouse Show 1994
  • Artworks – Paint the Town 1994
  • Artworks – Out of the Woods 1995
  • Artworks “95” Juried Show
  • 95-96 Arts Council of Princeton – Invitational “The Shrine” Show
  • 96 Printmaking Council of New Jersey- 23rd Annual Juried Members show
  • Cheltenham Center for the Arts – Juried Members Show of the Printmaking Council of N.J.
  • The Arts Council of Princeton – Small Works 97 – “ICONS”
  • Nov 20, 1997 – Jan 22, 1998 MetLife Atrium Galleries, Bridgewater, NJ with NJ Print Council Corporate gallery show
  • Jan- Feb – Riverrun Gallery Lambertville, NJ, Colavita Invitational – Artists Commemorate James
    • J. Colavita – 1. My Own Image sculpture 2. Homage sculpture
  • Feb-Mar 1998 Birds of a Feather – invitational Printmaking Council of New Jersey (20 artists)
  • April 5-26 1998 Artworks Invitational “Food” A group show of food inspired art. 1 sculpture
    • Petefores, 2 watercolor Sweet Papaya 29×37 3. Watercolor Big Red 29×37
  • March 7 – April 26, 1998 Ellarslie Open Juried “My Own Image” sculpture, wire, mirror, gold leaf
  • May 18- June 12, 1998 The Environmental Education Center, Basking Ridge, NJ, Birds of a Feather with Printmaking Council of NJ
  • December 1998 TAWA/Artworks A Celebration of Light” invitational – 2 sculptures
  • April 11-May 15, 1999 Artworks invitational Finger Food – sculpture, & prints
  • Sept 10 – October 10, 1999 Fall Faculty & others Show and Open House – Artworks—invitational
    • 1.”The Harlequin and His Fire Pole” 2. “Night Dream” sculptures
  • Nov 20- Dec27 Innovation in Contemporary Printmaking: Judith Brodsky Curator- Artworks 1.
    • Woven random width series “Dutch Treat”, Magic Mountain, 3. Red Skip, dimensional; prints Acer-AlumII & Cascade
  • Jan 19 – Feb 2000 The Printmaking Council of New Jersey i-den-ti-ty
  • Mar 4 – April 13, 2000 Mercer County Artists 2000, Henry Hose juror: Juror’s award for
    • “Vail Series – Swimmer”
  • The Hunterdon Museum of Art 44th Annual National Print Exhibition- Johnson & Johnson
    • Purchase award for “Desert Wash” woven colograph
  • Juried TAWA 2000 at Ellarslie the City Museum. July, Aug, Sept 2000
  • Juried The Princeton Arts Council- Citizen Cake. Juror’s Prize Sept-Oct 2000
  • The College of New Jersey –National Printmaking 2001- Oct – Dec 2000 Purchase Award
  • 2001 New Jersey State Museum – Juried – Fine Arts Bureau -Eyes on Trenton January 27-May 20,2001
  • The Printmaking Council of New Jersey- The Senses – January 10 – February 17
  • Juried -Mercer County Artists 2001-Kate Somers juror- March – April 20, 2001
  • Pennington Computer School Gallery January – March 2001
  • The Printmaking Council of New Jersey – Humanity- April18-June2, 2001
  • Trenton Artists Workshop Association – Invitational –SoHo Gallery Show TAWA in New York – June – July 2001
  • The Printmaking Council of New Jersey- 27th Annual Juried Show October 2001
  • Trenton Artists Workshop Association – Eyes on Trenton – Open Exhibit at Artwork Dec 01 – Jan 02
  • New Century Artists, West 25th St., Chelsea NYC – March-April 2003
  • Mercer County Artists 2003 – Juried –New Jersey Cultural and Heritage Commission
  • Trenton Artists Workshop Association At Ellarslie Museum 2003 – June 2003
  • Artworks – Trenton 2003 WELCOME Exhibition April 2003
  • Trenton Artists Workshop Association – A Celebration of Light – Dec 2003
  • Mercer County Artists 2004 –-Juried –New Jersey Cultural and Heritage Commission
  • New Century Artists, West 25th St., Chelsea NYC – March-April 2004
  • Ellarslie Open – The Trenton City Museum – juried April 2004
  • TAWA at 25 – July-Sept 2004
  • Express Dreaming – Five Artists at New Century Artists, West 25th St., Chelsea NYC – April 2005
  • Chairs For Children – Ellarslie The Trenton City Museum January 2006
  • Common Threads – The Printmaking Council of New Jersey – Feb 25 – May 7, 2006
  • Mercer County Artists 2006 – Juried New Jersey Cultural and Heritage Commission March 6 – April 14
  • Sculpture & Related Prints New Century Artists, West 25th St., Chelsea NYC – April 2006
  • Mercer County Community College Exhibit – April/ May 2006
  • Ellarslie Open – The Trenton City Museum – juried May 2006
  • Common Threads – Ortho Biotech Headquarters, L.P., Bridgewater NJ, July 7 to Oct 6, 2006
  • Montgomery Arts Council Invitational July 2006
  • Mercer County Artists 2007 – juried Jan13-Feb21
  • The Art Students League of New York Apr9-Apr14, 2007 Group Show Watercolor
  • New Prints – New Century Artists, West 25th St., Chelsea NYC – April/May 2007
  • 2007 Salon Exhibition, Trenton Artists Workshop Association, Ellarslie Museum, Trenton, NJ – June 3 – July 28, 2007
  • Peace Fair Art Show at Buckingham Meeting House September 2007
  • 2007 Small Impressions, Printmaking Council of New Jersey, International Juried Aug– Nov 2007
  • November 2007 Gallery BOI New Hope Pennsylvania. The New Hope Paint Out Exhibit
  • Artworks 2007 The Gallery Show, Artworks, Trenton, NJ
  • Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Photo 2007 Juried Show 11/07-12/07 – Purchase Award
  • 2007-08 Juried Members Show 33rd Annual 11/07-2/08 Printmaking Council of New Jersey
  • Art Upstairs Gallery at the Community Theatre, Morristown, New Jersey 2008
  • Group Show, The Art Students League of New York, West 57th St. NYC March 2008
  • 26th Ellarslie Open – The Trenton City Museum – Juried April-July 2008
  • By invitation- As Seen By Hand – Sculpture Assoc. of NJ – Jan13-Feb19,2009
  • Juried 3 Dimensional –Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury Feb – March 2009
  • 27th Ellarslie Open & Salon – The Trenton City Museum – Juried April-July 2009
  • The Trenton City Museum 2010 Calendar
  • 28th Ellarslie Open & Salon – The Trenton City Museum – Juried April-July2010 –4 pieces selected
  • The First Forty Mercer County Cultural & Heritage at ARTWORKS July 2010
  • Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ MUSINGS April-June 2011
  • 29th Ellarslie Open – The Trenton City Museum – Juried April- June 2011 Best in Show Runner Up
  • The Salon Show at Artworks Juried April – July 2011
  • Print Council of New Jersey 36th Annual Juried Member Show June – August 2011
  • Morristown EcoCenter Art Show 2011
  • Morven Museum & Garden – The Ripple Effect Sculpture in the Garden 2012
  • 30th Ellarslie Open – The Trenton City Museum – prints 2013
  • 30th Ellarslie Open – The Trenton City Museum – ceramics 2013
  • Morven Museum & Garden – Artful Trellises May-Oct. 2013

WORKS IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

  • Mason, Griffin & Pearson
  • Board of Education Lawrence Township Ben Franklin School
  • Mercer County Community College
  • The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China
  • The Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, New Jersey
  • The College of New Jersey

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