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Atlantic Cape Gallery to host ‘Voices and Votes’-themed art exhibit, submissions accepted

06/08/2022 | Media Contact: Claire Sylvester | (609) 343-4933
A painting of a protest at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. submitted for the Atlantic Cape Art Gallery's upcoming "Voices and Votes" exhibit.

The Atlantic Cape Community College Art Gallery will host a complementary art exhibit in July and August in celebration of the Smithsonian’s traveling historical exhibit “Voices and Votes” coming to Atlantic Cape this summer.

The Art Gallery exhibit will showcase works from artists around New Jersey related to democracy and America in a variety of mediums.

Submissions are still being accepted. Artists may drop off up to three 2-D or 3-D works at the gallery. Be sure that the works are ready to hang on the walker system in the gallery. No sawtooth hangers or extremely heavy frames permitted. 

The Gallery exhibit will run 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday from July 11 through Aug. 11, located on the second floor of the William J. Spangler Library in Daniel Leeds Hall (D building) on the Mays Landing campus, 5100 E. Black Horse Pike.

The Gallery is closed Friday through Sunday.

A closing reception will be held 5-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11.

For more information, contact Katherine Aikens at with the subject line “Voices and Votes" or visit

About "Voices and Votes"

Atlantic Cape was chosen to host the Smithsonian Institution's “Voices and Votes: Democracy in America” traveling exhibition, presented by Museum on Main Street in cooperation with New Jersey Council for the Humanities. The exhibition will be on display at the Atlantic Cape’s Mays Landing campus July 11 through Aug. 13.

“We are thrilled to have a piece of the Smithsonian institution rest on our campus for several weeks this summer,” said Dr. Denise Coulter, Dean of Professional and Liberal Studies at Atlantic Cape. “Whether it is because of the limits imposed by the pandemic, distance, finances or availability, some of our citizens might never have an opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to see an exhibition like this.”

The college has hosted a variety of discussions and guest speakers monthly leading up to the exhibit opening. 

The “Voices and Votes” exhibit examines the nearly 250-year-old American experiment of a government “of, by and for the people,” and how each generation since continues to question how to form “a more perfect union.”

The display includes historical and contemporary photos, educational and archival video, engaging multimedia interactives with short games, and historical objects like campaign souvenirs, voter memorabilia, and protest material.

“Voices and Votes” is based on an exhibition currently on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History called “American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith.” It is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Federation of State Humanities Councils. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

"Voices and Votes" has been made possible at Atlantic Cape Community College by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

To learn more, visit