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(NEWARK, NJ) -- The SMU National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) announced that Newark, New Jersey, as part of the Newark, NJ-PA Metro Division, is the 9th most arts-vibrant community in the nation. NCAR’s third annual Arts Vibrancy Index ranked more than 900 communities across the country, taking a detailed look at the supply, demand, and government support for the arts in each area.... READ ON

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers invites the public to attend exclusive programming at Art After Hours: First Tuesdays on June 6, from 5:00pm to 9:00p.m. The evening kicks off with tours of Toutes Les Nouvelles – All the News: Current Events in Nineteenth-Century French Prints, at 5:45pm and 6:30pm, led by Christine Giviskos, the Zimmerli’s Curator of Prints, Drawings, and European Art. ... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Art House Productions will move in mid-July to a new home at 300 Coles Street in Jersey City. Part of the performing and visual arts organization’s long-term strategic plan, the new space allows Art House to expand its programs, broaden its artistic reach and strengthen its roots in the community after a 30-month temporary residence near Journal Square.... READ ON

(FAIRFIELD, N) -- Photo Expo 2017 returns to Unique Photo in Fairfield for New Jersey’s largest photography event from June 2 - 4. Photo enthusiasts from beginners to professionals will have the opportunity to demo and purchase the hottest new cameras and gear, take free photography classes and participate in exciting photo shoots.... READ ON

(LINCROFT, NJ) -- “As a sculptor and installation artist, I could relate to the animals’ collecting of materials, selecting a site and planning the building process,” said Donna Payton, curator and artist of Animal Architects: Influences on Human Creativity on display in the Main Gallery of the Monmouth Museum May 21st through September 3, 2017. ... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Greater Newark high school students who have spent the last academic year creating their own glass art and an accompanying business plan for marketing and selling their one-of-a-kind pieces will showcase their work at GlassRoots’ 13th Annual Business Plan Competition and Trade Fair on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm in the newly renovated Hahne & Co Building, Upper Atrium, 50 Halsey Street, Newark NJ.  The public is invited to attend.... READ ON

I don’t know about you, but I often rely on quotes by famous people and great thinkers to help me distill down an immense concept into a few well-chosen words. And, when I searched for wise phrases about art, I found pages and pages to choose from.... READ ON

(STONE HARBOR, NJ) -- This Memorial Day weekend, shore-goers will have the opportunity to “Drift Away” at the shore when guest artist Josef Kote brings his collection of paintings to Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor, NJ. It is the first exhibition in New Jersey for Kote. The exhibition will run May 26 through May 29 with all artwork available for acquisition.... READ ON

(NEW YORK, NY) -- The Art Renewal Center (ARC), a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to realist art and skill-based training techniques in the visual arts, presents the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition from May 12 through June 1, 2017. The show consists of 83 Contemporary Realist works selected from 3,100 entries representing 63 countries. ... READ ON

The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, which develops partnerships and programs that reinforce artists’ capacity to create and present work, and advance access to and participation in the arts, has a new leader. Theresa Colvin took over as Executive Director of the Foundation on May 1, 2017. She succeeded Alan W. Cooper who retired after 23 years as the Foundation’s Director. Colvin was selected through a nine-month, national executive search process guided by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). ... READ ON

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