The 2022 Arts Annual

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Hello, friends.  A tumultuous year is coming to an end, and that means it’s time for another Tris McCall Arts Annual.  You’re getting this because you’re involved in the arts, or you like the arts, or, for some odd reason, you like me.  In any case, thank you for being you.  I wouldn’t have made it through 2022 without you.

Jersey City Arts 2022 — What Happened? is my overview of the local arts landscape in six (relatively) succinct sections.  I tried to be as fair and even-handed as I could be.  

I really don’t like to be negative; it makes my extremities go numb.  But sometimes I’m miffed, and in 99% of the cases where I’m miffed, it involves the Jersey City government or its satellite organizations.  I promised Hilary that I’d never stop speaking out.  She would have been bugged to no end by the Jersey City Arts Awards.  On her behalf, if not my own, I’m afraid I had to say this.

If landslides of superlatives are more your thing, here’s my list of the 11 Best Jersey City Art Shows of 2022.  You might also want to go statewide with the 11 Best New Jersey Art Shows of 2022.  

Finally, this is my official position on the Pompidou Jersey City.  

Okay, let’s get ready for a superior 2023.  Please keep letting me know what you’re up to, and I will keep popping off about it. 

With love from New Jersey,