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Exhibit Dates: March 6th– March 30th
Special Exhibit for Women’s History Month
Opening Reception - Saturday, March 9th from 1pm-4pm.
“Women’s Work: Unique Visions by Women,”. is a special exhibit for Women’s History Month by Springboard Artists and sculptor, Lannie Hart.
Springboard Artists is a unique group of seven women artists with varied art backgrounds from Bergen County, NJ and beyond. They are oil painters, illustrators, watercolorists, collagists, and digital artists with art ranging from realistically rendered watercolors to expressive oil paintings, from handcrafted collages to compelling abstract compositions. The art group was formed in 2018.
Their work can be found in children’s publishing, on home products, in local exhibitions, and in private collections. While some members are devoted to full-time art practice, others combine their artmaking with demanding careers in textiles, dentistry, or education. Mostly, all are brought together by a desire to propel themselves to greater skills and accomplishments, and by a passion to share their art with others.
Lannie Hart is a sculptor, painter, and installation artist from Sleepy Hollow, New York. She is a member of the Sculptors Guild. She had her first solo show in 1982 at Julie Artisan’s Gallery, NYC and was published in Art to Wear and is in Julie Schaffler Dale’s permanent collection. Other solo shows were in SOHO 20 NYC, Azarian McCullough Sparkill, NY Gallery Broadfoot & Broadfoot Booton, NJ. Lannie has also shown at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Katonah Museum in NY, AIR Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, Jim Kempner Gallery NYC, Westbeth Gallery NYC, and many others. In 2012 she won first purchase prize at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY. In 2015, she received a $10,000 grant from Historic Hudson Valley for a sculpture in Van Courtlandt Manor, Croton-On-Hudson, NY.
Art gallery visiting hours open to the public are Wednesdays through Saturdays 1pm-4pm. General Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8am-4pm. Note on Friday, March 29th the Arts Center will be closed.
Admission fee/donation suggestion is three dollars.
Call the Arts Center office for more information at: 973-472-5499.
Exhibit Dates: January 24 to February 24, 2024
The Clifton Arts Center presents “History, Heritage & Tradition, " two collaborative and unique art exhibit partnerships in one exhibition. The two exhibits are:
From Farmer to Founding Father: The Life of George Washington
by County of Passaic: Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs.
This exhibit consists of a series of twenty-seven (27) prints dating from 1857 to 1925 commemorating the life of General George Washington from his time leading the American Revolution well into his presidency. The George Washington Print Collection was donated by Crum & Forester to the County of Passaic in 2017. This project was funded in part by Passaic County Board of County Commissioners, through the Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs.
The Artist as Historian: Gaetano Federici
by Cultural Affairs Department: Passaic Council Cultural & Heritage Council.
This exhibit consists of selected sculpture art pieces courtesy of The Federici Studio Collection at the Hamilton Club at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ. Gaetano Federici was a gifted sculptor artist. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1887 and settled in Paterson, NJ. His life, works, and legacy have been depicted with historical realism showcasing many leading athletic, civic, and religious leaders of the City of Paterson between 1904 and 1957. Many of his works have often been larger-than life statues, lunettes, pediments, or plaques in bronze or cast stone, studio pieces in plaster or clay.
Both these two leading historic figures, George Washington, and Gaetano Federici at different times and at different places throughout the American centuries, provides us with the connection of history, heritage, and tradition. Future generations of all backgrounds can learn and explore.
To tie the exhibit together, a handmade quilt of “God Bless America” will also be showcased by quilter/artist, Mari Garcia who is a member of the Brownstone Quilters Guild.
General art gallery visiting hours open to the public are:
Wednesdays - Saturdays 1pm-4pm.
Note: General Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8am-4pm.
Call the Arts Center for more information or to make an appointment at: 973-472-5499.
Wednesday, November 8th to Saturday, December 9th
Meet & Greet Opening Reception: Saturday, November 18th from 1pm-4pm
The Clifton Arts Center presents “Oh, The Possibilities” by the New Jersey Art Association.
The exhibit is about the many ways that the artist sees. Through the art and eyes of an artist, we can see many perspectives and sides that can lead us to a common good.
The New Jersey Art Association (formerly The Millburn-Short Hills Art Center) is one of the oldest art associations in northern and central New Jersey. It was formed in 1940 as a nonprofit organization with simple purposes. NJAA members are visual artists — amateurs and professionals and whatever is in between —who share those goals and a love of art. In addition to mounting their own exhibitions and demonstrations, the group’s members join together several times a year to show their work in such venues as the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts in Morristown as well as libraries, hospitals, community centers and corporate offices. They also conduct a number of virtual art
shows as well.
The New Jersey Art Association welcomes artists of all skill levels and working in all media. They are always seeking new members and have opportunities to participate in many ways. For more information about The New Jersey Art Association please visit:
Wednesday, September 20th to Saturday, October 14th
Meet & Greet Opening: Saturday, September 23rd from 1pm-4pm
Maria Mazziotti Gillan is an award-winning, nationally known poet with more than twenty books to her credit, the latest being When the Stars Were Still Visible, published by the Stephen F. Austin University Press. She is the founder and executive director of the nationally acclaimed Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ and editor of the well- respected Paterson Literary Review, which has published such literary luminaries as Allen Ginsburg, William Stafford, and Marge Piercy. She is Professor Emerita in Creative Writing at Binghamton University, SUNY. Mazziotti Gillan is a self-taught painter and collagist who says of her work, “My art comes from an instinctive place. In my watercolors and collages I try to do what I do in poetry—that is to let go, to allow the old wise woman who lives in my belly to take over. Allowing my imagination to take over gives me the freedom to paint people, interiors, or the external world as they exist in my mind rather than in reality.” She has exhibited her work at various venues on both the east and west coast.
Linda Hillringhouse is a self-taught painter and poet. She has exhibited her work at the Newark Museum, Yale School of Art, Ben Shan Center for the Visual Arts at William Paterson University, among other venues. She is included in the 20th Century Self-Taught Artists Archive at the Museum of American Folk Art in New York. Hillringhouse says of her work that the figures she paints “seem stunned by the miraculous visible world but somehow know they are bound to the invisible world. My paintings seem to occur on the border between these realms.” Hillringhouse was a first-place winner of the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award and second-place winner of the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. Her book of poetry, The Things I Didn’t Know to Wish For was published by the New York Quarterly Press, May 2020 and was shortlisted for The Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize in 2021.
Wednesday, May 10th to Saturday, July 29th from 1pm-4pm.
Meet & Greet Opening: Saturday, May 13th from 1pm-4pm
Sculpture Affiliates of Northern New Jersey was founded in 1972. Since then, the group has functioned as an umbrella organization under the Art Center of Northern New Jersey. The Art Center of Northern New Jersey is a fine arts school and gallery offering art classes to the general public. It was founded in 1956 and is located on the premises of the old Lutheran Church in New Milford, New Jersey.
For details about the Sculpture Affiliates of the Art Center of Northern New Jersey visit: www.artcenter-sculpture.com.
The Sculpture Affiliates of Northern New Jersey’s group's mission has been to educate and inform the public about three-dimensional art. New Jersey sculptors from all corners of the world exhibit together throughout New Jersey working in a wide range of materials from traditional stone & bronze to fiber, paper, and recycled products.
The exhibit entitled “Sculptural Journeys” also examines how our cultural diversities can affect differences in choice and application of materials. Throughout the exhibit, artworks will reflect the detailed craftmanship and skill of each artist. Visitors to the gallery are also encouraged to view each sculpture as a journey, as they navigate throughout the exhibition and see a broad range of materials and ideas.
“My Favorite Things"’ by the Clifton Association of Artists
March 8th - April 29th
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 11th from 1pm-4pm
The Clifton Arts Center presents “My Favorite Things” by Clifton Association of Artists, on Saturday, March 11th from 1pm-4pm there will be a Meet & Greet opening for all the artists. Awards will be presented at the meet/greet reception which will be given in various art categories.
This year’s theme by the Clifton Association of Artists showcases favorite things. A variety of art media such as oil, acrylic, pastels, photography, watercolor, and sculpture from amateur and professional artists are displayed. The artists are depicting a few of their favorite things like vistas of the New York skyline, cats, music whimsical rabbits and leprechauns and varied landscapes through their artworks. For example, the song “My Favorite Things” was composed by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
The Clifton Association of Artists was established in 1963 by a group of twelve Clifton artists. The mission of the Association is to promote the advancement of art and culture in Clifton by creating an environment for the expression of the visual arts. Presently, the Association has artists that are uniquely talented in their own art styles and media.
“And We’re Off!’ by Pro Arts Jersey City & Shim Art Network
Wed, January 18th to Sat, February 25th.
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 21st from 1pm-4pm a Meet/Greet for the public to see and meet the artists will be held with a light reception.
Pro Arts Jersey City is a professional membership community dedicated to advancing and promoting visual artists and their work. Volunteering and community-building are key components of the Pro Arts non-profit 501(c)(3) model established in 1994. Pro Arts is comprised of roughly 200 emerging and professional artists living and working throughout New Jersey and New York who are actively engaged in pursuing the visual arts as a career. Yearly programming includes exhibitions and professional development events that introduce curators, collectors, and the public to members and their work.
Pro Arts is grateful to the Clifton Arts Center’s gallery space and the opportunity to introduce members’ artwork to a new audience!
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