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Members Opportunity to Exhibit
Deadline for Entry: May 6

The Members Committee is pleased to announce that all members have an opportunity to exhibit in the Art Center’s community galleries this year. Members seeking to exhibit their works in any medium may submit a proposal for a solo or group exhibition of member artists. All proposals received by Monday, May 6, will be considered for the 2019–2020 exhibition season, and those selected with be shown in either the Marité & Joe Robinson Strolling Gallery II or Ann’s Place Gallery. The exhibition season runs from September 2019 to August 2020.

There is no entry fee and the exhibit proposer will be responsible for the collection and dispersal of artworks within allocated time frames; the cost of printing show cards, if desired; and food and beverage at the opening, if desired. Art Center staff will provide the installation space, and along with member volunteers, assist in hanging the artwork, as well as working with the organizer on an opening and publicity for the exhibition. The exhibition will need to include works to fill the exhibition space (84 linear ft in Robinson Strolling Gallery II, 43 linear ft in Ann’s Place Gallery) and 2D works must be ready to hang with appropriate wire or fixtures for hanging. Proposed exhibitions can be one-person, two-person, or group shows and all works must be family-friendly and appropriate for a general audience. Any questions can be sent to Melanie Cohn at mcohn@artcenternj.org with “ATTN Members Committee” in the subject line. All applicants will be notified by June 30 of the Members Committee’s selections.

To submit a proposal send:

  • 10 images (jpg or pdf) representative of the work to be shown with an identifying list that includes the artist name, title, year created, size, and media of each artwork.
  • Contact information, including name, email, and phone number of person proposing the exhibition.
  • A description of the exhibition, including exhibition title, names of participating artist(s), and the concepts or themes that will be explored.
  • A short bio for each participating artist.

Only one proposal is required for group exhibitions. Send the complete proposal via email to Melanie Cohn at mcohn@artcenternj.org with “Proposal for Members Committee” in the subject line. Incomplete proposals will NOT be considered.

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Art to Table: Black and Blue

Our first Art to Table event of 2019 takes place next Wednesday, January 9, from 11 AM–2 PM. This special event, created for art- and food-lovers alike, features a curator-led tour of our current exhibitions, followed by a prix fixe two-course meal at Summit House Restaurant + Bar. Attendees will get a close-up look at the NEA grant-funded Kevin Blythe Sampson: Black and Blue as well as Fred Scruton: Messages from the Interior and Stair-gazing: Theda Sandiford, It’s the perfect way to start the New Year and your last chance for a VIP tour of our current exhibitions before they close at the end of January. Register now for a day of inspiring art and delicious food with friends!

Winter Break Classes for Adults

Winter break at the Art Center isn’t just for the kids—we offer a series of classes and workshops for adults too. It’s the perfect time to sharpen your current skills or give a new medium a try. Check out our offerings for experienced artists and beginners alike:

 

Wheel Throwing Boot Camp (3 Days)
Instructor: Lisette Bedoya
January 2–4, 10:30 AM–1:30 PM
January 2–4, 5:30–8:30 PM
Don’t let those throwing skills get rusty! Come enjoy 3-days of throwing and consecutive studio time during our long winter break! We’ll explore mug making, wet altering, and surface design! Open studio time will be available in between sessions for students who wish to continue working (regular open studio fees will apply).

Oil Painting 101
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
January 2, 10 AM–4 PM
Ever wanted to try oil painting? Now is the time! This workshop will introduce you to the wonderful world of oil paints. With step-by-step guided lessons through the course of the day, students will understand how oil paints can be used, focusing on various techniques, color theory, how to achieve various subject matters and textures, and proper cleanup. Materials will be provided so students can try before they commit to a new medium. It’s a perfect workshop for any level artist looking to dive into this new medium.

Pastels 101
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
January 3, 10 AM–4 PM
Have you ever wanted to try pastels? Now is the time! This workshop will introduce you to the wonderful world of pastels. With step-by-step guided lessons through the course of the day, students will understand how pastels work and can be used. There will be a focus on various techniques, color theory, how to achieve various subject matters and textures, info on various paper surfaces, and brands of pastels. Materials will be provided so students can try before they commit to a new medium. A perfect workshop for any artist looking to try something new.

Winter Break: Everything I Know About Painting Landscapes
Instructor: Mark Saenger
January 2–4, 10 AM–2 PM
Dive into painting in this informative class where you will learn fundamentals and work from landscape photos or still-life setups. Through engaging lectures and demonstrations, learn about value, drawing, atmosphere, color mixing, composition, and creating dynamic light effects. Gain confidence with skills acquired in this class.

Winter Break: Expressive Figure Drawing with Line & Wash
Instructor: Joel Tidey
January 2–4, 10 AM–4 PM
Experiment with water-soluble graphite (similar to watercolor painting) in this special three-day intensive. Students will work from a live model using line and wash to represent the figure. Gain confidence by learning to see form more simply through a painterly expression. Demonstrations will be given along with various life drawing techniques. Artists will improve their skills of observation to create fun and expressive works of art. This class will cover a variety of poses from gestures and beyond.