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Arts Guild New Jersey is a non-profit center for the arts presenting a yearly series of art exhibits primarily featuring emerging New Jersey artists, as well as winter, spring and fall semesters of studio art classes for adults, children, and teens at all levels of experience. In addition we present a selection of secondary arts and cultural events and activities throughout the year.
 
Founded in 2004, the Belmar Arts Council is now housed in the Boatworks, a vibrant, mural-covered art center created by the members from a derelict boat engine repair shop. In a matter of months, volunteers transformed the building, cleaning, putting up sheetrock, and painting walls and floors. Gallery and workshop spaces were created along with an office, a small stage and storage. Grants were written and funds were secured for easels, stools, an LCD projector and screen. Over time, membership dues, donations and additional grants allowed the BAC to hire part time administrative help. In 2010, the workshop and gallery spaces were in such demand that an expansion to the Boatworks was initiated. Funds were raised and, while modest, the nearly 500 square foot addition was completed in early 2011 and is being used as gallery and storage space. Storage, always a problem with tables, chairs, easels, stools, and other necessities, occupies a third of the new addition. Belmar Arts Council: Who We Are The Mission and Vision of the Belmar Arts Council Our Mission is to provide cultural enrichment and arts education through high-quality programs and events with strong community involvement. Our Goals: • To nurture the arts and support artists • To bring arts programming and education to residents and visitors of all ages • To use the power of the arts to benefit the community
 
Founded in 1970, The Center for Contemporary Art, formerly The Somerset Art Association, welcomes artists of all ages to explore the visual arts through educational and interactive programming designed to encourage and promote arts awareness. I monitor the open life drawing sessions on Tuesday evenings from 7-9:30 PM. Check with the office to see whether classes are in session. 908 234-2345.
 
Contemporary Art Group, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization of active artists in North Central New Jersey. We meet monthly at the Watchung Arts Center for a presentation or demonstration and for the opportunity to exchange ideas. The CAG sponsors exhibits for members throughout the year at a variety of venues, and we are always looking for new exhibition opportunities. Socials are another avenue to network.
 
A progressive gallery in downtown Trenton, NJ offered changing exhibitions of contemporary art in all media. Usually shows are juried and it's exciting to see the variety and its avant guard level of work. Unfortunately this gallery closed.
 
Lower East Side Printshop, founded in 1968, is a non-profit art center that supports contemporary artists of all creative backgrounds by offering them studio space, career services, and expertise in printmaking to develop new work through experimentation and collaboration. In their classes, workshops, and exhibitions, a broad and diverse audience of enthusiasts, professionals, and institutions can learn about and collect prints.
 
Manhattan Graphics Center is a fully equipped, fine-art printmaking studio that welcomes artists at all levels of printmaking experience.The Center’s facilities include three etching presses, three lithography presses, a silkscreen area, and a complete darkroom. MGC offers many options for independent workspace use and a wide variety of classes.
 
The Printmaking Council of New Jersey is changing its name to The Printmaking Center of New Jersey and is a source for printmaking classes, incl. Roving Press, and printmaking exhibitions. Several bins with prints for sale are available for your pleasure.
 
The Scotch Plains Fanwood Arts Association is a group of fine artists, crafters, photographers and sculptors forming a social group to express and enjoy their talents. All are welcome who want to use their creative skills to share, appreciate and grow with others. A main goal of the Scotch Plains Fanwood Arts Association is the Integration of the arts into daily life. We strive to achieve this through informative demonstrations, discussions and group trips.
 
This is a wonderful gallery that most often features work from Poland and American-Polish artists. Outside that parameter I juried a life drawing shows for the gallery in 2006, 2008 and 2011, work created by local artists juried into the Woodbridge Art Group's show.
 
The Trenton Artists' Workshop Association Inc., is a nonprofit organization founded in 1979 by Latta Patterson and Dr. Mary Tatum Howard (and friends) to promote the arts in the greater Trenton Area. Since its inception, membership in this arts collective has grown to over 350 professional artists, art educators, art students, and patrons of the arts. TAWA served as a catalyst for several city festivals -- which brought together regional musicians, writers and theater artists -- and assisted in the creation of the city's first professional theater.
 
The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey was founded as the Summit Art Association in 1933 by seven local artists who hoped to foster the appreciation, enjoyment, and practice of art. Today, after a $6 million renovation and expansion completed in the summer of 2005, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is recognized statewide for its high quality arts education and exhibition programs. The non-profit Art Center is a nine studio art school with three interior galleries and an outdoor exhibition space (Art Park). The Art Center is the largest of the state's regional art centers devoted exclusively to contemporary art through studio classes, workshops, special programs, and exhibitions. The Art Center is partially funded by the NJ State Council on the Arts and is wheelchair-accessible. Guided tours are available by appointment for school, community, and adult groups. Special programs include lectures, seminars, films, workshops, teachers' symposia, trips to other cultural institutions, and concert series. Special events include For Art's Sake (fall), International Juried Show (winter), Images Gala (April), Art in Summit (May), and an annual Members' and Students’ Show (June/July).
 
Click on 'Maxine King' for newspaper article and bio. In 2010 Maxine was elected to the Board of the Westfield Art Association. The Westfield Art Association is an 89 year old organization that is still going strong and looking forward to an exciting year. Our goal is to provide an opportunity to the artists and the public to increase their knowledge and appreciation for the arts. Demonstrations are given most months at meetings open to the public. Refreshments are served. Happily I am a Member at Large on the Board and scheduling artist demonstrations.
 
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