Past Shows


Wherefore Art: inspired by Shakespeare
February 25 — May 5, 2019


Ancien Régime: the pre-revolutionary world
October 5 — December 9, 2018


Morning Calm
May 20 — July 1, 2018


New Jersey & You - Perfect Together!
September 7 — November 13, 2017



The Four Seasons
May 15-July 30, 2017



Under the Influence
October 3-December 4, 2016



Gravity by Gail Winbury

Pro Arts Curators Choice Exhibition
May 15-June 26, 2016

Photographs, paintings and sculpture by Christine Barney, Michael Endy, Kerry Kolenut, Winifred McNeill, Daryl-Ann Saunders, Linda Streicher and Gail Winbury. On Saturday, April 9, 2016, Pro Arts Jersey City provided visual artists with the opportunity to discuss their portfolios with leading NJ/NY gallerists and curators in 20 minute, one-on-one review sessions. Each reviewer then selected an outstanding portfolio to be presented at Village West Gallery in the Curators Choice show, which was curated by Katherine Murdock.



The Innocent by Lauren St John

Vanishing Worlds
February 19-April 17, 2016

Photographs and paintings by Chris Manis, Ines Sainz de la Maza, Lauren St John, Pamela Talese and Gian Berto Vanni. In a sense, all worlds are vanishing - you never step in the same river twice - but in this show the artists illuminated a diverse group of vanishing worlds: of endangered animals in Africa, Syria before the war, New York City, a farm in Spain where bulls are bred for fighting, and our disintegrating environment.



Contrast Between Reason and Emotion by Gian Berto Vanni

Gian Berto Vanni: Beneath the Surface
September 28, 2015-February 18, 2016



Charles Kessler show

Charles Kessler: 30 Years of Painting
May 18-June 7, 2015

"His art mixes a love of painting's physical nature with literary and historical themes... opting for the honesty of boldly brushed surfaces, torn edges and other evidence of life. This approach only works when an artist is in control, and Kessler is."
   -- Suzanne Muchnic, Los Angeles Times



Bread and Circuses
February 18-March 8, 2015

The phrase "Bread and Circuses" originated with the poet Juvenal in ancient Rome, as he described how bread and circuses (panem et circenses) were used to keep the population distracted and undemanding -- our modern day equivalent might be "corn syrup and Kardashians."

Twenty six artists addressed the theme, both literally and politically.



Whisky Rebellion invitation, designed by Gregg Emery

The Whisky Rebellion
October 17-November 21, 2014

O thou, my muse! guid auld Scotch drink!
Whether thro' wimplin worms thou jink,
Or, richly brown, ream owre the brink,
In glorious faem,
Inspire me, till I lisp an' wink,
To sing thy name!

-- Robert Burns on whisky in the 1785 poem "Scotch Drink"



Erie Street, Backyard Tree by Jessica Dalrymple

Grand Opening group show

Village West Gallery opened on June 6, 2014 with a group show with multiple pieces from nine artists: Jill Alexander, Joe Chirchirillo, Jessica Dalrymple, Robinson Holloway, Valeri Larko, Chris Manis, Louisa Sainz de la Maza, Pamela Talese and Jessica Warren

If you are an artist who would like to be added to the call for art for future group shows,
please email Robinson Holloway with the word "artist."


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