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(BELMAR, NJ) — As we head into the holidays, New Jersey Stage has released Issue 53 of its monthly magazine featuring the band Gooch & the Motion on the cover.  It’s a cover story that is appropriate for the holidays as lead singer Ryan “Gooch” Nelson has not only fought back from tremendous adversities (being paralyzed from the neck down and beating cancer) but he started a foundation to help others with music therapy the way music helped him recover and gain a purpose again.  ... READ ON

(MIDDLETOWN & HOWELL, NJ) -- The Monmouth County Park System is extending the deadline for photographers to enter its The Cycle of Life photography exhibit to December 15.  Held at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, and the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, photographers can submit images for consideration at either or both sites.  ... READ ON

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Studio Montclair (SMI) is holding a Holiday Sale and Exhibit from November 27 through December 21 at the Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ. An opening reception with light refreshments and artists’ demonstrations will be held on Saturday, December 1st from noon to 4:00pm.... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- The Jersey City Arts Council announces the launch of 14C Art Fair–a new and uniquely Jersey art fair–which will be held March 15-17, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on the Jersey City waterfront. Applications to exhibit at the 2019 14C Art Fair are now open.  Applications are available at and the deadline to apply is January 7, 2019. Application fees for galleries are $65, individual artists pay $35.... READ ON

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- D&R Greenway Land Trust’s juried exhibition, Lovely as a Tree, includes the work of more than 80 artists responding to the words of poet Joyce Kilmer: “I think that I shall never see  a poem lovely as a tree.” The artwork is on view November 19, 2018 through January 25, 2019 at D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton. ... READ ON

(TRENTON, NJ) -- The New Jersey Council on the Arts has announced grants for New Jersey Arts Organizations to help with General Operating Support (GOS), General Program Support (GPS), and Arts Project Support (APS). The Notice of Intent to Apply is December 4, 2018 and the application deadline is February 13, 2019.  The application will be available in mid-January. State Arts Council staff is available to help with questions specific to your application. Program Officers in each discipline are reachable by telephone and email, or you may schedule an appointment. The schedule of technical assistance webinars will be made available in the near future.  ... READ ON

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Relive the excitement from this year’s headliners when bergenPAC’s house photographer, Jeremy Lebled, exhibits images from his favorite concerts in The Sandy Bennett Art Gallery. He will talk with guests about his show experiences at an artist reception on Thursday, November 15 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The exhibit is on display from November 1 through December 31.... READ ON

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- The Walsh Gallery presents two new exhibits: “Tom McGlynn: Standards,” a new series of paintings comprised of permutations of shape, color and the interplay of these elements, and “Gas Stop: Culture,” black and white photographs by renowned photographer, David Freund.  The exhibits will be on display from Monday, November 5th through Friday, December 14th.... READ ON

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Morven Museum & Garden hosts Masters of Illusion: The Legacy of John F. Peto from November 15th through May 12, 2019. Morven has partnered with the John F. Peto Studio Museum,  to present a new look at trompe l’oeilart in New Jersey.  Trompe l’oeil, pronounced “tromp loi,” is a French phrase meaning “to deceive the eye,” which is used to describe paintings that create the illusion of a three dimensional scene.  There will be an Opening Reception on November 14 at 6:00pm.... READ ON

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- Artist Nikolina Kovalenko is interested in humanity’s vanishing connection with nature and the consequences our everyday actions have on the environment. That fascination provides the inspiration for her new exhibition, Reclamation, which will be on display at the Watchung Reservation’s Trailside Nature and Science Center, in Mountainside, NJ. Presented in partnership with the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, this show will be on view from October 12, 2018–February 12, 2019.... READ ON

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