Wed, May 11th to Sat, July 30th, 1pm-4pm.
Saturday, May 14th there will be a Meet & Greet opening for both artists.
Both father and daughter are unique and very talented artists in their own ways. Their exhibit will excite your sense of reality. One important common thread that both Gary and his daughter, Chantell share is that both are completely self-taught.
The only input into Chantell’s creations by her dad has been to critique her work and extend his personal and honest opinion. Her preferred medium for many years has been mixed media and she has developed an independent artistic identity for herself, which in itself is a personal accomplishment. Chantell also exhibits a broad interest in subject matter, always combining subject with content. As a result, the viewer is drawn to her paintings, often in a gradual way until we find ourselves entering into them. The body of work Chantell has created to date shows her goal is to discover new ways of painting while responding to the world around her and her inner world. She is the winner of numerous awards, Chantell’s art career has spanned over three decades. She is an elected member of Allied Artists of America and Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Art. In 2019, her work was featured in a book devoted to New Jersey artists by author, Tova Navarra.
Gary Erbe has been painting professionally for over 40 years. Via extensive solo exhibitions, Erbe’s work has been presented throughout the United States, and he has garnered numerous honors and awards. He has exhibited internationally and participated in a group show, American Art on the Brink of the 21st Century, organized by Meridian International in Washington, D.C., that traveled for two years in the Far East. Erbe’s works hang in a number of museums across the country and can be found in many public and private collections throughout the world. He currently maintains a studio in Nutley, New Jersey. Gary’s impeccable skill imbues familiar objects with a heightened realism that evokes pristine and otherworldly clarity of surrealism. His work is aesthetically complex and profoundly engaging. His work is referred to as perspectival illusionism, “trompe l’oeil”. Gary explains it as “levitational realism as an illusionistic depiction of objects where they seem to hover in space.”
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - Saturday, April 30, 2022.
Students of Clifton High School Art Department are exhibiting and selling their artworks at the Clifton Arts Center Gallery. This is an opportunity for all residents to view work created by talented and emerging resident artists. Inspired by the Famous Quote; “Every Cloud has a Silver Lining” the Clifton High School Visual Art Teachers & Students felt drawn to this theme for this year’s Annual Student Art Gallery Exhibit.
It is often said that Art reflects History and we are most definitely living in historic times. We are all dealing with a pandemic that is ever-changing and it affects each and every one of us in different ways. Students have had to deal with many struggles, obstacles and adjustments to their usual daily life both at home and at school. However, focusing on the negative never changes anything. Instead, we have to remain focused on the positive - find that “Silver Lining” while experiencing difficulties in our lives. Through the therapeutic creation of art, the visual art students have been encouraged to focus on the “Silver Lining” through these current times and focus on the aspects that bring joy, peace and a sense-of-self.
This year’s Student Art Gallery Exhibit is dedicated to all of the young and talented student artists. It is with great hope that the art teachers create a lasting impression on all of them as they continue to move forward in positive directions in their lives.
March 3rd – April 2nd, 2022
Thursdays 10am-4pm and Saturdays 10am- 4pm.
The Butler Institute of American Art
The Butler Institute of American Art is located in Youngstown, Ohio. It is the first museum dedicated exclusively to American art. Established by local industrialist and philanthropist Joseph G. Butler, Jr., the museum has been operating pro bono since 1919. Dedicated in 1919, the original structure is a McKim, Mead and White architectural masterpiece listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Among the extraordinary number of distinguished painters over the past two centuries in New Jersey, among them is Fred Staloff (1924-2019). His career spanned over 6 decades, and whose work represents every major art movement of the twentieth century, from American Scene Painting through Modes of Abstraction. He was attending the Newark College of Engineering when World War II changed his plans, he joined the army in 1943.
In 1946, with aid from the G.I. Bill, he enrolled as a student in the Newark School of Fine & Industrial Art. There he studied sculpture with Reuben Nakian and painting with Hans Weingaertner. After graduating in 1949, he went to Paris, where he studied in the Atelier of Ossip Zadkine and then at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. It was at this time that he fortuitously met the young woman, Janette Gannat, who would become his wife .
The exhibit is open to the public Thursdays from 10am-4pm and Saturdays from 10am- 4pm. For other appointment requests please call 973-472-5499 or email Roxanne at firstname.lastname@example.org
November 4th – December 11th, 2021
Painting Affiliates of the Art Center of Northern New Jersey
The Clifton Arts Center presents “Painting Through the Pandemic” by the Painting Affiliates of the Art Center of Northern New Jersey, an art exhibit and sale.
Painting Affiliates is a group of regional artists who work independently and join to exhibit together in the metropolitan area. Founded in 1970, the group seeks to build community appreciation of contemporary art without representing any particular style or school. Members meet to exchange ideas, stimulate new thinking, solve problems and provide creative support. Their group shows have been held at the Newark Museum, The Morris Museum, the Bergen Museum of Art and Sciences, Nabisco World Headquarters, Johnson & Johnson, Volkswagen and Valley National Bank.
The Painting Affiliates is one of four groups associated with the Art Center of Northern New Jersey, which provides art training for all ages as well as year round exhibits.
Did you miss this exhibit? In this video, some descriptions and techniques about the paintings from the art group Painting Affiliates of the Art Center of Northern New Jersey are presented. Watch the video here.
October 7th - October 30thThursdays & Saturdays 10am - 4pm
This exhibit features the artwork of Joel Naprstek, a freelance illustrator for over 25 years. He has painted pulp-style covers for DC Comics and Marvel, and worked with NBC, CBS and Time, Inc. A graduate of New York's School Of Visual Arts, Joel taught painting and illustration there for nine years, and currently teaches at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in NJ. A car racing enthusiast, Joel paints classic auto racing scenes, as well as comics and pulp heroes like Batman, Zorro and The Spider.
Did you miss this exhibit? In this video, Joel Naprstek takes us on a visual tour of his exhibit, The Dynamic Art & Illustration of Joel Naprstek. Watch the video here.
We invite you to participate in
Community Connections: A Collective Digital Community Art Exhibition
Drawings or paintings can be e-mailed as a high-resolution jpeg to: email@example.com with the subject “Freedom Collection”.
The collection will be displayed on the Arts Center website as a collective community creation. Deadline for submission is June 30th, 2021.
March 4th – March 28th, 2020
“World Travel in Art” - An Exhibit & Sale
Clifton Association of Artists
Reception: Saturday, March 7th, 2020 1pm-4pm
April 8th – April 25th, 2020
“Unleash Your Inner Artist”
Clifton High School Students
Reception: Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 6pm-8pm
May 20th ~ September 5th, 2020
“Reaching for the Moon & Beyond”
NASA and Kennedy Space Center
DNC Parks & Resorts at Kennedy Space Center
Reception: Wednesday, May 20th at 5pm
September 23rd – October 24th, 2020
“Comic Book Art, Auto Racing Art & Aviation Art”
Joel F. Naprstek
Reception: To Be Announced
November 4th – December 5th, 2020
“A Season in Paint”
Painting Affiliates of Northern New Jersey
Reception: To Be Announced
Sunday, March 22, 2020
“Fly Me to The Moon with Jazz Music”
Jazz Drummer, Mike Luipersbeck & Trio Peter Greco & Ron Naspo
Time to Be Announced
As the new decade begins, The Clifton Arts Center is excited to present "An Art Partnership" by the Tuesday Painters, with sculptural works by Mike Bertelli.
The Tuesday Painters are a co-op of local New Jersey & New York artists who meet & create on Tuesday mornings.
This exhibit opens Wednesday, January 29th and runs Wednesday - Saturdays
1:00PM to 4:00pm. A Reception will be held Saturday, February 8th 1:00pm TO 4:00PM.
The Clifton Arts Center is excited to present “Craft & Comfort” by The American Sewing Guild, North Jersey Chapter. A Reception will be held Saturday, November 16th, 1-4pm.
The works on display showcase the many ways fabric can be fashioned into items that bring comfort to both the creator and the recipient.
“People, Place & Purpose” was an art exhibit and sale by the Blackwell Street Center for the Arts and Sculptor, Judith Peck. The artists share their individual visions of the world - the people and places within it - and the passion of purpose in creating the sculpture and wall art on display.
Blackwell Street Center for the Arts, is celebrating its’ 35th year this year. BSCA was founded in 1984 by a group of Morris County artists who In 1989 adopted the name Blackwell Street Center for the Arts. In 1996, Blackwell Street Center for the Arts became a "cyber gallery" on www.blackwell-st-artists.org. The group members encompass a diverse mix of style and media. The members of the group who are exhibiting at the Clifton Arts Center are Linda Aldrich, Peggy Dressel, David Gruol,
Mary Guidetti-McColl and John Power.
Please Note: Exhibits & Schedule may change
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