PARTNERSHIP EXHIBITION WITH HIGHLAND LAKES ARTISTS

Reception October 7 2017





A great reception with our Highland Lakes partners

Thank you to Denis Dalelio  for his organizing and great art

and Laura Birdsong for her songs 











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SUSSEX COUNTY 2017 SENIOR CITIZEN ART COMPETITION

The Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council announced the winners of its Annual Senior Citizens’ Art Exhibit on Saturday, August 19th at an open reception and award ceremony. The awards were presented by Sussex County Freeholder, Sylvia Petillo

Prior to the reception, watercolor artist, Jane Brennan, selected the first-place winner in each of the 14 categories. This annual exhibit showcases some of the wonderful talent of senior citizens in Sussex County. Featured in the exhibit are 65 works by 27 artists. The exhibit can be seen at the SCAHC gallery Tuesday through Friday from 10 AM to   5 PM and noon to 4 PM on Saturdays until September 2nd.

Each of the first-place category winners qualifies to participate in the New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Show along with category winners from other counties throughout New Jersey. The New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Show will be held at the Meadow Lake Senior Community in East Windsor September through October 20



Silvia Petillo presents the award for 

   Watercolor (non-professional) to Jill Dickerson













Sussex County first place award winners are:

Category Title Artist

Non-Professional Acrylic Painting Tiger in Repose Joan Gilberti

Non-Professional Drawing - Colored Pencil Pugsley Natasha Brown

Non-Professional Oil Painting Lakota Wolf Richard Uibelhoer

Non-Professional Photography Wind Tunnel Valerie Picardi-Wolfson

Non-Professional Sculpture - Clay Elephant Disk Bridget Peek

Non-Professional Watercolor Taverna Canava Jill Dickerson

Professional Acrylic Painting 1,000 Sunsets II Joanna West 

                                                                                                                                                        Tiger in Repose by Joan Gilberti

Professional Mixed Media Fly Away Ann Smiga-Greene

Professional Oil Painting Sun Flowers Susan Kadar

Professional Pastel Pay Toll Ahead Jeffery Wolfson

Professional Photography Autumnal Light Joy Schmitz

Professional Stained-Glass Craft Lighthouse on Cliff Rose McDermott

Professional Watercolor Dana Seal Carolyn Hartley

Professional Print The Unofficial New Jersey State Frog Jill Wallace

                                                                                                                                                           Lakota Wolf by Richard Uibelhoer

Information as published in the Township Journal

Funding of the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council has been made available in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Block Grant Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council. Additional funding has been made available in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission through the County History Partnership Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council. Partial funding provided by the Sussex County Board of Freeholders.


Recently in the Spring Street Gallery

Visions of New Jersey




Autumn at Swartzwood Lake

Ralph Porter 






At The  Beach in September

Ramona Dooley







Skylands Juried Art Exhibition 2017











      BEST IN SHOW

       Vol des Fleurs

By  Ann Smiga Greene

Skylands Juried Art Exhibition - Some of the 12 Award Winners


President Perry Anderson with Treasurer Melinda McCoy-Miller



Marv Kaminsky



Chris Djiuba



Derek Cameron




Denise Sivulich



Tim Gaydos




Best in Show winner, Ann Smiga Greene, with Perry Anderson and Trevor Hodgson


Skylands 2017 Reception







David Rush Solo Exhibition


The reception for David's exhibit was Saturday April 8.

My Life in Color

David John Rush

Artist

David John Rush, well known teacher, graphic designer and color consultant, began his investigations into color psychology while an art student, He continued his research during his professional career, ultimately meeting and joining Hannes Beckmann and Josef Albers, Charles N. Smith and Ben Cunningham. Through this association he was invited to work with Albers during the summer of 1967 in New Haven. He was also invited to the Bauhaus Museum and Archives in 2002.He has had over 100 solo shows and 8 Museum shows. His work is in many private collections throughout the world.

The exhibition included over 30 works some of which were new. 

David is featured in a new book, “New Jersey Artists through Time” by Tova Navarra. Published by Font hill Media, the 300-page book celebrates the legacy of New Jersey’s prominent artists through the state's 350 years of existence. “












Fine Results at Wendy Stamer's Watercolor Workshop


Guided by Wendy her eleven students had a good time producing some great "Humming Bird" paintings. 

Watercolor with Wendy Stamer






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Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council Holds Annual Meeting

Members of Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council held their annual meeting on Monday (January 30) evening at the gallery in Spring Street in Newton.

In his address, Council President Perry Anderson, explained the recent changes in the organization. In December, the board of trustees voted to change the Council to an all-volunteer organization, eliminating three paid positions. This was made necessary by net income in 2016 being less than planned.

Perry emphasized that the Council will offer the full program of events planned for 2017, and that the funding of Sussex County arts and history organizations will not be affected by the change. The New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the New Jersey Historical Commission have been briefed on the change and continue to provide their financial support for the Council’s work.

Perry paid a tribute to MaryJo Mathias, who resigned as Executive Director in December, with the decision of the Council to become an all-volunteer organization. On behalf of the Board of Trustees he thanked MaryJo for her many contributions to the Council where she also served as Chair of the Art    re-grant Committee, and President of the Board of Trustees.

For 2017 the duties of the Executive Director will be shared by the “Office of the President”: Melinda McCoy-Miller – Treasurer, JoAnne Scheidt – Vice President & Art Re-grant Committee Chair, Trevor Hodgson – Trustee & Art Committee Chair and Perry Anderson – President.

The Council administers the distribution of New Jersey state funding to art and history nonprofits in Sussex County. (This is the first year that the Council has obtained the History grant). Representatives of the recipient organizations were present to learn what funding they will receive for 2017. JoAnne Scheidt announced the art awards to ten performing groups, and eight community organizations for a total of $38,496.   The history grants, totaling $25,400 are awarded to six county historical societies and museums.


In elections for three year terms on the board of trustees, Kathy Pope, Maureen Hanifan and Melinda McCoy-Miller were reelected and Linda Swentzel was elected for her first term.The Council is looking for volunteers, and new board members with expertise in marketing, fund raising, technology and social media. It also continues to seek financial support from the business community.

Funding of the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council has been made available in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Block Grant Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council. Additional funding has been made available in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission through the County History Partnership Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council. Partial funding provided by the Sussex County Board of Freeholders.


A Great Start to 2017 

A full gallery for "Artists' Choice"



On Saturday January 7, Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council kicked off its 2017 program of art exhibits with its “Artist Choice” members’ exhibition at its Spring Street gallery in Newton. Despite the cold weather and threat of snow many of the exhibiting artists and their guests were present at the opening reception to enjoy the new year spirit, the refreshments and the art.

The 77 works by 28 artists present a wide range of media including painting, photography, mixed media, ceramics and sculpture. The various styles include portraits, landscapes, still life and abstract.

The exhibit can be viewed 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Friday and noon to 4pm on Saturdays until the closing on January 26.  There is no charge, everyone is welcome.

Photo: Artists Michael Hughes, Amanda Predmore and Ann Greene chat with David Greene and Perry Anderson (Council President) at the opening reception.

Performance at Carnegie Hall

On Monday January 16, 38 members of The Children's Chorus of Sussex County joined musicians from around the world on the legendary stage of Carnegie Hall for the North American premiere of Sir Karl Jenkins "Cantata Memoria".

The Children's Chorus of Sussex County, a non-profit organization, was founded in the fall of 1990 by artistic director Deborah Mello to provide children from northwest New Jersey and northeast Pennsylvania the opportunity to participate in national events like the one at Carnegie Hall and to develop a lifelong interest in performance and musical art forms.

In addition to the performance in New York, the CCSC has also performed at the White House; Prague's Smetana Hall; the Candelaria Church, Rio de Janeiro; and the Vatican.





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