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Zimmerli’s Virtual Programs Kick Off The New Year

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers has announced virtual programs for the new year while the museum building remains closed to the public and in-person events are suspended until further notice.

Professional Photographers of America Announces Grand Imaging Award Winner and World Photographic Cup Finalists

(ATLANTA, GA) -- Professional Photographers of America (PPA) held the Grand Imaging Awards ceremony in January at Imaging USA 2021, the largest annual conference and trade show for professional photographers. The overall Grand Imaging Award went to Shannon Squires-Toews, M.Photog, for her image “Perfectly Perched” in the Animal Portrait category. Her photograph was selected from over 5,000 entries by a jury of 36 professional photographers.

Art Hustle Announces Call For Artists For "Violent Devotion"

Art Hustle has announced an open call for artists for Violent Devotion - an exhibit that will be presented at Hamilton Street Gallery in Bound Brook from April 22 through June 3, 2021.  Christy E. O'Connor (the founder of Art Hustle) will be the guest curator for the exhibition. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 14, 2021. 

'Hackensack Is On The Rise' Poster Project Installed in Main Street Businesses

(HACKENSACK, NJ) -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's  (NNJCF) ArtsBergen initiative, working with the City of Hackensack, has announced the installation of the 'Hackensack Is On The Rise' poster project.   Graphic designer and visual artist Poramit Thantapalit, a Hackensack resident, created a poster design illustrating the city's resurgence and renaissance.  The posters were installed along Main Street business' windows to create a visually colorful, impactful display communicating Hackensack's rise as a vibrant destination.  The installation beautifies the area and shines a visual message of hope and resiliency to the community. 

West Windsor Arts Council Presents "Harmony" Online Exhibition

(WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- Communities often look to artists to provide the bridge between what has happened in the past and what is needed going forward.  When the Exhibition Committee of the West Windsor Arts Council sat down last September, this was exactly their intention in creating the Harmony exhibition.  At that meeting the conversation revolved around how to bring people together, “There are too many things up in the air right now.  What makes us feel grounded and connected and how can art accomplish this?” 

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Studio Montclair’s "Privilege, Power, and Everyday Life"

As the world watched the rioters take over the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, the title of Studio Montclair’s latest exhibit became even more timely. Entitled, “Privilege, Power, and Everyday Life,” the exhibit runs from January 15 through February 19. Curated by Theda Sandiford, the exhibit features artwork that encourages dialogue about implicit bias and stereotypes.

The Outsider Art of Donald T. Dunphy

“The Outsider Art of Donald T. Dunphy” was released in December 2020.  The Middletown based artist passed away in October 2019 at the age of 82.   He had never expressed an interest in artistic expression until his late 70s after his wife had passed away and he picked up the paints she once used.  What happened next was a lesson in how art can heal and people can grow.  It’s a book of artwork compiled by his son in the months that followed to let his father’s work and his story be known.

Blended Media, History, and More in "Federico Solmi: The Bacchanalian Ones"

I took a slew of pictures when I visited the Rowan University Art Gallery recently to see “The Bacchanalian Ones.” I took close-ups. I took panoramic shots. I took pictures from several angles and perspectives. And I thought I had done a reasonably good job of capturing the spirit of the exhibition.

Art Against Racism - Memorial.Monument.Movement

As protests and marches swept the country, calling for justice for the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other people of color, the organization Art Against Racism worked to capture the Black Lives Matter movement for the art world. What resulted is "Memorial.Monument.Movement," a virtual exhibition that captures dozens of videos and photos of murals, memorials, and images of protests.

Border Photographer Ada Trillo in Noyes Museum Exhibition

Ada Trillo is a bilingual documentary photographer who grew up–literally–crossing the border. Born in El Paso, her family moved to Juárez when she was young, but she attended school in Texas. It meant an hours-long commute over the border every day. Trillo went on to become a painter, but Donald Trump’s hateful comments about Mexicans when he was first running for president caused her to make a radical shift. She had to show the people she knew.

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