Paintings of Jacquette Showcased in Latest Art Center Exhibit

September 23, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The works of Julia Jacquette, an American artist who divides her time between Amsterdam and New York City, are now on view at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey through mid-January of 2018 in an exhibit entitled, Julia Jacquette Unrequited and Acts of Play.

The exhibit presents a mid-career survey of the artist’s paintings and her new graphic ...

Winners of First-Ever Art Center Members Show Saluted

SUMMIT, NJ - The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey has announced the winners of its inaugural Members Art Show & Collectors Weekend. The three-day event included a public exhibition and sale, with Friday night's opening event featuring several members receiving awards for their submitted work.


Juror Nancy Ori, a respected corporate photographer, fine art ...

Solo Shows Debuted as Art Center's Member Exhibitions Begin

SUMMIT, NJ - The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (VACNJ) has launched its new series of member exhibitions in the Art Center’s community galleries. The series of shows, beginning with Jill Crouch's 'A Journey in Watercolor' and Carol Nussbaum's 'Mandala', were chosen by the Center’s Membership Committee and will highlight the work of both members and ...

Mythological Greek Figures Highlight New Summit Public Art Downtown Installations

SUMMIT, NJ - On the Village Green stand a pair of figures sculpted in bronze -- “Hector’s Return” and “Andromache” -- both based on Greek myths, the sinuous, lifelike pieces exaggerated to reveal an emotional situation. The twin additions, created by sculptor Emil Alzamora, are one of two new installations in the Hilltop City courtesy of ...

Summit Non-Profits Among 61 Union County 'HEART' Grant Recipients

ELIZABETH, NJ – Eight Summit-based non-profit organizations were among the 61 artists, historians and local non-profits selected to receive funding through the 2017 Union County History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands (HEART) Grant Program, which are intended as a tangible way "to recognize the importance of culture and the arts to our economy and ...

Art Center Hosts First-Ever Members Show and Collectors Weekend Sept. 8-10

SUMMIT, NJ - The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will host its inaugural Members Art Show & Collectors Weekend September 8 - 10, the three-day event celebrating the Art Center’s members and their artwork.

The event will be open for public viewing on September 8, from 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. and September 9 and ...

Summit Arboretum Offers Excursion to Witness 'Chihuly Nights' Sept. 15

SUMMIT, NJ - The works of world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly will be the featured attraction when Reeves-Reed Arboretum road trips to the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx September 15 to view 'Chihuly Nights', Chihuly’s first major garden installation in New York in more than a decade.

Chihuly's creations dazzle with color, light and form – ...

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Free Area Cultural Advocacy Workshop Held Sept. 25

September 21, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - A  free workshop on cultural advocacy will take place September 25, from 7 -  8:30 p.m.,  at the Liberty Hall Wagon Shed Building. Designed for arts, cultural and history organizations, the workshop will impart how advocacy can support an organization, the community and cultural life in general.

Adam Perle, the President and CEO of ArtPride ...