Sunday and Monday: closed • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: noon Ė 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 - 3 p.m.
“Themed Visions: An Exhibit of Photographs”
curated by Ellen Denuto and Tom Stillman
Sunday, October 5 – Sunday, October 26
Photographers participating are Ellen Denuto, Tom Stillman, Ray Yaros,Caryn Seifer, Miron Abramovici, John Markanic, Sherman Feller and Lane Lewis.
Each image is an expression of the photographer's personal vision, created without the constraints or direction found in commercial assignments and juried competitions. The work, therefore, is diverse and unique to the photographer and accompanied by their narrative.
Call For Entries: New Jersey Photography Forum 20th Anniversary Gala Juried Photography Exhibit
November 1 Ė 29, 2014 at the Watchung Art Center
Photographers are invited to submit photographs to be considered for exhibition at the 20th Anniversary Gala Juried Photography Exhibit of the New Jersey Photography Forum. The exhibit is open to any photographer able to hand deliver their work to the Watchung Arts Center on the Watchung Circle in Watchung, NJ on Saturday, October 25th from 1-4 PM. The cost is $20 for every two photographs entered. There is no limit to the number of entries; however, all entries must be professionally presented and securely wired for hanging. There will be cash awards for Excellence and Merit.
The public is invited to attend the gala opening reception on Sunday, November 2rd from 1- 4PM at which time awards will be presented and everyone will have an opportunity to meet the artists. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be curated by Nancy Ori of Berkeley Heights. All of the images will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Watchung Arts Center.
The jurors for the show are:
Paul X.O. Pinkman: professional fine artist, lecturer, owner of Paul Pinkman Creative Design in Plainfield NJ. Reviewed and exhibited throughout metropolitan area.
Keith Smith: Dean of Liberal Arts & Professor in Visual Arts Department at County College of Morris. He is a working fine artist in the mediums of paintings and fine art photography.
Nancy Ori: exhibitor, curator, freelance photographer and educator; director of NJ Photography Forum and Digital Arts Group; owner of NJ Media Center in Berkeley Hts.
The New Jersey Photography Forum is dedicated to furthering the interests of professional and serious photographers living or working in the New Jersey area. Over the past 20 years under the direction of Nancy Ori, the NJPF has become the largest and most recognized group of fine art exhibiting photographers in the state.
You can learn more about the New Jersey Photography Forum by visiting their web site at www.njphotoforum.com or calling Nancy Ori at 908-790-8820.
"Further Adventures with an iPhone Camera"
Sunday, October 5 – Sunday, October 26
Ross Wagner, Red Abstract
A year ago, when I introduced iPhone images at my annual show at The Watchung Arts Center, visitors seemed transfixed by the technical quality of the images possible from this small pocket accessory.
The virtue of the iPhone camera, and yes, it is a phone and it is a camera, is accessibility. While an expensive digital SLR gathers dust, the iPhone is my constant companion, responsive to the slightest visual impulse.
Ross Wagner, Suzanne's Garden
SLR images will also be shown. Will you be able to discern which are iPhone and which are SLR?
Ross Wagner's exhibit will also include new images from a Unique Vision Workshop photographer, Sherman Feller.
Opening Reception, November 1, 1-4 PM
New Jersey Photography Forum 20th Anniversary Gala Juried Photography Exhibit
Mitu Malhotra, Head Full of Tales
Mitu Malhotra - Tales from Ma's Lap
Like all mothers, my ma put me to sleep with stories. So many vivid images, thoughts, feelings and visions have stayed with me all these years. In almost a mystic way, I surrender to the power of these magical memories in my mind.
The yarns that were woven of love; those threads still remain, weaving in and out of my subconscious, comforting and calming through the years. Childhood stories are part of our psyche, they allow us to dream and grow. The process of reading is a prelude to painting; as I delve into these stories in my mind and reread them from books, I am able to extract the threads that connect to me. Then I can weave the tales on my bare canvas.
Myths, legends, fairytales, gods, demons and others flash through and etch themselves, flowing out with the black ink. The pen and ink drawings are meandering and meditative at the same time. Sometimes I am tempted to add splashes of color, itís like being a child again, playing with paint. I am a nomad in spirit and person, travelling and living in different places; assimilating and sifting through visual and tactile symbols which we hold special in our beings. These motifs appear in my artwork, be it trees of life, anthropomorphic birds and deities. Thatís why I never tire of painting Ganesh, one of the most popular Hindu gods, elephant headed, long trunked and pot bellied. I enjoy playing with this form and abstracting it so that it transforms into a mass of joyous color.
For more information visit: www.mituart.com
Members’ Juried Art Exhibition
Become a member now and participate in the Members’ Show. The winner will receive a solo show in the Lower Gallery the following year. Download the flyer here.
Abstract Photography Exhibit