• JAMAICA, QUEENS , New York
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  • November 29, 2019

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The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) proudly presents ARTIST CO-OP 2019.  Once a membership-based program, JCAL’s Artist Co-Op has been reborn as the center’s annual exhibition featuring emerging and mid-career artists from around the borough of Queens and NYC.  The goal of the exhibition – to reflect the diversity, talent, and quality of work in the Visual Arts that Queens based artists have produced.


Since its founding, JCAL has supported the creation and presentation of local, emerging, and established artists.  JCAL serves visual and performing artists by providing free/low cost work and exhibition space.  It has exhibited renowned artists such as Romare Bearden, Isamu Noguchi, and


Elizabeth Catlett, and has provided residencies to artists like Lorenzo Pace, Lorna Simpson, and Wangechi Mutu, during the early stages of their careers.


This year’s Artists Co-Op 2019 exhibition features paintings, mixed media works, sculptures, and installations by a group of top emerging artists: Victoria Accardi, Albany Andaluz, Sharela Bonfield, Jinyong Choi, John Day, Magali Duzant, Tali Margolin, Dario Mohr, Robbii Wessen, Katie M. Westmoreland, Xiying Yang, Jiawei Zhao.


The exhibition opened on November 21, 2019, and will remain open to the public through January 25, 2020, at the Miller Gallery, located at JCAL.  On Tuesday, December 10 at 7 PM, the Gallery will host an artist talk – an opportunity for the public to learn more about the artists and their works, from the artists themselves.


The Gallery is opened Monday – Saturday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and is located in the landmark JCAL building at 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY.


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About  Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL), founded in 1972, is a multidisciplinary urban arts organization based in the diverse community of Southeast Queens. Since its founding, JCAL has supported the creation and presentation of local, emerging and established artists. JCAL devotes its mission to offering quality visual, performing and literary arts, arts education, and diverse artistic programs to encourage participation in the arts. JCAL operates two city-owned landmark buildings owned by the City of New York, the Jamaica Arts Center (161-04 Jamaica Avenue) and Jamaica Performing Arts Center (153-10 Jamaica Avenue), is partially supported by public funds.


JCAL receives ongoing general operating and program support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs with support from Mayor Bill de Blasio, Queens Borough

President Melinda Katz, the Queens Delegation of the New York City Council, New York City Council member I. Daneek Miller, Councilmember Barry Grodenchik, Councilman Rory Lancman, Councilman Donovan Richards, and Councilwoman Adrienne Adams. JCAL also receives funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature,  and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA); foundations and corporates support from the New York Community Trust, Booth Ferris Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Colgate Palmolive Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, ConEdison, Resort World Casino New York City, and Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, and individual contributors.





Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, New York

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