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(NEWARK, NJ) -- Making a living doing what you love is the dream. But getting to that place of financial independence through your art is a challenge – to say the least.  On Wednesday, July 24 a panel discussion on “How to Make a Living as an Artist” will take place at Express Newark. Moderated by Peter Winstead, attendees will hear from creatives who have found their pathway to financial stability through their craft. ... READ ON

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- This fall, the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers hosts the nationally touring exhibition that explores Dimensionism, an artistic movement, tracing the influence of early 20th-century scientific discoveries on some of the era’s most celebrated artists. Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein, opening September 3 at the Zimmerli, highlights the untold story of the “Dimensionist Manifesto,” authored by Hungarian poet Charles Sirató in 1936 and calling for an artistic response to groundbreaking scientific discoveries that changed human understanding of the universe. ... READ ON

I may never stop being amazed and inspired by New Jersey’s wide and wonderful range of arts and cultural offerings. Just this week, for example, I talked to Marjorie Frankel Nathanson, Executive Director of the Hunterdon Art Museum, commonly referred to as HAM, in Clinton, N.J. Now the museum and its charming town top my list of go-to New Jersey day trips.... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Novado Gallery is accepting submissions for an international juried group art exhibition entitled "Artfirst" which will be on display from September 13 through November 2 in the Jersey City gallery. The deadline for submissions is August 8 at 11:59pm. Submission fee is $35.00. Jurors include Anne Novado and Eleazar Sanchez.... READ ON

(PLAINSBORO, NJ) -- Sherri Andrews describes her passion for painting as a hidden talent. But the secret is out. In less than 6 years, the Plainsboro artist has gone from a self-taught painter reluctant to submit any of her work, to an award-winning artist who has sold more than 100 pieces and is represented in the permanent collection at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie. Her paintings, a mix of alcohol inks, watercolors and acrylics, have been selected to hang in many juried venues, including the Ellarslie, D&R Greenway Art and West Windsor Arts Center. They also tend to sell quickly, sometimes faster than she hoped.... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Join Art House Productions and SILVERMAN for Cocktails Under The Stars, a glamorous midsummer party honoring actor Matt Servitto (The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Brotherhood) with the AHP NJ Performer Award, Robert Policastro with the AHP Most Valuable Volunteer Award, and Morgan Refakis (Producer of AHP's Your Move Festival) with the AHP Producer Award. With breathtaking, panoramic views of Jersey City’s skyline, Cocktails Under the Stars will be held on Thursday, August 1st, 2019 from 6:00pm-9:30pm on the Rooftop Terrace of Charles and Co. in Jersey City, NJ. ... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- The Newark Museum has received a $50,000 contribution from Panasonic Corporation of North America in support of the Explorers Program, a college, career and life-readiness initiative, helping Newark-area high school students thrive through access to art and culture.... READ ON

(TRENTON, NJ) --  This summer, Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC's) James Kerney Campus Gallery (JKCG) presents contemporary interpretations of the genre of portraiture by ten current and former MCCC Visual Arts students. “The Figure a Portrait Makes” runs from Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 23.  The exhibit features photography by Ramie Ahmed, Timothy Dill, John Labaw, Elizabeth Mayer, Isaiah Mcrae, Julia Pfaar, Regina Ritter, Danielle Rackowski, Zac Santanello, and Grace Spencer. ... READ ON

(PLAINFIELD, NJ) -- The Aerosol Experience festival, a live-painting community event, will take place in Plainfield on Saturday July 13 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. New Jersey native artists Snow, Distort, and Clarence Rich will create four murals throughout the day. Attendees can watch them in action or take part in helping create the art. The event is presented by the duCret Art School and takes place on the lawn of the school.... READ ON

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will partner with artist and teacher, Amanda Thackray, at the Summit Farmers Market on Sunday, July 7, from 8:00am to 1:00pm. Thackray specializes in paper marbling, which is a method of aqueous surface design that can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other kinds of stone. The patterns are the result of color floated on either plain water or a viscous solution known as size, and then carefully transferred to paper. Thackray will create work throughout the day while demonstrating the process for farmer’s market visitors.... READ ON

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