Scotch Plains-Fanwood Arts Association

Sandra Cerchio, President of the Scotch Plains Fanwood Arts Association

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ - The Scotch Plains Fanwood Arts Association will start off its 2013-2014 season on Thursday, September 19th, with a meet and greet with the new president, Sandra Cerchio.

Cerchio started as a self-taught portrait artist working in graphic and pastel. Her background profession in architectural and engineering drafting gives her work a technical precision while maintaining grace and originality. She studied oils at a private studio in Jersey City and then at Saint Peter’s college under Oscar Magnan, the director of the Fine Arts Department. She has taught as an ad-hoc instructor in the local community schools. Today she teaches semi-private art classes to both children and adults.

There will be light refreshments and an art materials swap.

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SPFAA will meet monthly, on the 3rd Thursday of the month. There will be hands-on workshops, demonstrations and bus trips.

The Scotch Plains & Fanwood Arts Association was established in 1966 by Howard Arnold, who also created the SPFAA logo. In the logo the thistle represents Scotch Plains and the four oak leaves and acorn represent Fanwood. The goal of SPFAA is to promote and foster an appreciation of the arts, and all meetings, demostrations and workshops are free and open to the public.

The Scotch Plains & Fanwood Arts Association can be found online at  For additional information contact Sandra Cerchio (908) 889 9504, or write to her at P.O. Box 151, Fanwood, NJ 07023.

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