Citation of Excellence
New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Past Exhibitions

MAD MEN

Bob Craig · Dylan McManus
March 15 – April 19, 2014

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Some Strange Truth

January 11 – March 8, 2014
Anne McKeown, Main Gallery

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Metamorphic Landscape

January 11 – March 8, 2014
Robin Koss, 2013 Konrad Artist in Residence, Library Gallery

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Roots and Rites: Works by Judith Brodsky & Peter Chapin

November 2 – December 31, 2013

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No Man is an Island:
The Masculine Landscape in the 21st Century

Juror Sarah Schmerler

August 24 through October 26, 2013

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Fresh, Fierce… 40!

40th Anniversary Member Exhibition

June 8 through August 10, 2013

Eileen Foti, juror

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Jase Clark: Seeing it Circle

May 18 – June 1, in the main gallery
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In the library gallery, prints from the 2013 Print Exchange


March 30 – May 11, 2013

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PAPER TRAIL

Eric Avery and Drew Cameron

Prints, Handmade Paper and Book Arts by Contemporary Agents of Change

January 12 – March 2, 2013

FOREVER HOME, Drew Cameron


Obsolescence: Falling into Disuse

Lynne Allen and Sergei Tsvetkov

In the Main Gallery, October 27, 2012 – January 5, 2013

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Elke Clause

2012 Konrad Artist-in-Residence

In the Library Gallery, October 27, 2012 – January 5, 2013

"Five Years", silkscreen and woodcut print by Elke Claus

“Five Years”, silkscreen and woodcut print by Elke Claus


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Work printed on letterpress, created in response to contemporary world events

August 18 – October 13, 2012

War and Peace Print Project, linoleum print, image from book

War and Peace Print Project, linoleum print, image from book

Martin Amstutz, "News Spread Today"

Martin Amstutz, “News Spread Today”


Legacy, the 37th Annual PCNJ Members Exhibition

June 23 – August 11, 2012

Our Domains, by Pam Cooper

Our Domains, by Pam Cooper

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Four by Four

Exhibition & reception, Friday, June 15, 6 – 9pm
Prints produced by the four artists who have created collaborative editions at PCNJ this year. The participating artists are: Ibrahim Ahmed, Joe Ciardiello, Diana Gonzalez Gandolfi and Joe Waks. Participating Master Printers are Jase Clark, Sheila Goloborotko, Eileen Foti and Randy Hemminghaus. The exhibition features their collaborative prints, as well as other work.



Left to right: Buy Now! .today!, serigraph by Joe Waks; This Is Only A Test, photo etching by Joe Ciardiello; Vagaries of Chance by Diana Gonzalez Gandolfi, collagraph, litho, and hand coloring; and Body #1, serigraph by Ibrahim Ahmed.


The Best of The Experimental Printmaking Institute:

a 20 Year Legacy of Founder and Director Curlee Raven Holton

April 7 – June 9, 2012


The Continuous Thread: Storytelling On and In Paper

In the Main Gallery
January 7 – March 31, 2012

Guest Curator – Pamela Cooper

Artists:
Aileen Bassis, Jersey City NJ
Marion Behr, Branchburg NJ
Marcia Widenor, Sea Cliff NY
Robroy Chalmers, Seattle WA

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Aileen Bassis, Aristotle, 2010, 31x 43″ paper lithographs with mixed media, thread

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Marion Behr, Life’s a Circus, 23×29″ pen on paper

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Marcia Widenor                                             Robroy Chalmers, Sporozoan Swarm I, torn prints, drawings and pins

Curator’s Statement on The Continuous Thread

We think of storytelling in the form of the written or spoken word, but from the beginning of the human race stories have been told in the form of drawing, painting and sculpture. Homage to the hunt in the caves of Lascaux, images engraved on the walls of the Pharaoh’s Tombs and Newspaper Rock in Eastern Utah, all tell us narratives.

Artists have continued to tell stories through paintings and sculpture commissioned by the church and the nobility. In the last two to three hundred years artists have selected their own subject matter and created political, historical and social comment. The four artists I have chosen approach storytelling in different ways.

Marion Behr keeps a daily dairy, drawing with pen on paper just letting the thoughts flow, mulling over the events of the day. These form the inspiration for a series of prints. Robroy Chalmers repurposes dark dense prints and drawings referencing his recent move across the USA, making them fly and lightly swirl around the room. Marcia Widenor’s knitted paper clothing charges the viewer to wonder about the stories that inspired the fabrication of these beautiful objects. Aileen Bassis asks viewers to draw places from the past on acetate, ‘Memory Maps’. Thinking about the nature of memory and how this has fascinated people throughout time she decided to use quotes from different philosophers, along with the photographs taken at the time, to document their experience of memory.

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Seedlings

In the Library Gallery 
January 7 – March 31, 2012
Featuring 2011 Konrad Artist-in-Residence, Carlos Frias

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Chlorophyll
, collograph on paper, 20″ x 16″

 


Giving Pause Reflecting Still

October 29 – December 23, 2011
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In the Library Gallery
October 29 – December 23, 2011
Lyrical Three Dimensional Intaglio Prints by Lin Carte
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Clay Monoprints: Pigments of My Imagination

Mitch Lyons Solo Exhibition

August 27 – October 22, 2011
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PCNJ’s 36th Annual Member Exhibition

June 11th – August 20th, 2011
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Claire Simon, Boulder Mountain Variation 5


Blanket Statements

March 26 – June 4, 2011

Featuring prints by four artists: Shelley Thorstensen, Dan Welden, Marco Luccio and Debra Luccio. Pictured: Antarctic Thirst (2008), Solarplate print by Dan Welden.
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MEMORY: CALL AND RESPONSE and
IN A LAND FAR AWAY (WHICH IS OFTEN TO BLAME): Recent works by Caroline Garcia Ziegler
January 8 through March 19, 2011
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In our Main Gallery, Memory: Call and Response is a photography exhibition featuring works by three New Jersey artists Terry Boddie, Lorena LaGrassa and Carol Rosen. Terry Boddie’s work, “Ferry”, is pictured at left.

The Library Gallery will feature “In a Land Far Away (Which Is Often to Blame): Recent works by Caroline Garcia Ziegler”. She was the 2010 Artists-in-Residence at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey, where she completed the current body of work. A detail of “Of Love and Legumes” is pictured.


A REVERENCE FOR WATER A Special Collaboration with ANJEC
October 23 – December 5, 2010.

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Guest Juror & Environmental Pioneer Candace McKee Ashmun.

This unique exhibition brings together the arts and the environment through a partnership with the Association of NJ Environmental Commissions (ANJEC).

Pictured above: Agua, a collagraph by Nadia M. Martinez.


MYTHS & MARKS: Archetypes throughout the Ages.
Saturday, July 31 through October 9, 2010.

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Of Another Time,
by Margaret Kennard Johnson

Artist Sally Spofford, the juror for this exhibition, feels that our culture seems cut off from its past without myths or heroes. Her fascination with history and other cultures has taken her on a search for beginnings, essences, and links to contemporary culture. MYTHS & MARKS features works that respond to these ideas and universal questions such as, who are we and how did we get here? 


May 15 – July 24, 2010
“Where Have We Been?”
The 35th Annual PCNJ Member Exhibition.
Come and see where our members have been this past year.

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Going Home, Anthony Lazorko


GRANDE
An Exhibition of Large-Scale Prints and Photographs
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Featured artists: Anne Dushanko Dobek, Yashua Klos, Jonas Kulikauskas, Maria Lupo, Kathryn Maxwell, Szilvia Revesz, Bobby Rosenstock, Bill Rybak, Erin Sweeney, Keren Zaltz.


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Art as Action features works by five acclaimed printmakers whose passion for complex social, economic, political, and environmental issues spills over into their art.

Featured Artists – J. Catherine Bebout, Karen Guancione, Curlee Raven Holton,
Doris Nogueira-Rogers, and Erik Ruin.

December 12, 2009 through February 20, 2010.


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October 10 – December 5, 2009,
BELOW THE SURFACE
A collaborative exhibition between PCNJ & The Book Arts Roundtable

Participating artists: Seth Apter, Aileen Bassis, Barbara Brewton, R.D. Burton, Lynne Buschman, Mary-Ellen Campbell, Pat Cudd, Pat Feeney Murrell, Marleen Grabowsky, Janet Hautau, Shellie Jacobson, Randy Keenan, Lynn Keffer, Eryn Lewis, Debra Livingston, Karen McDermott, Chuck Miley, Arlene Gale Milgram, Kenneth Schnall, Leokadia Stanik, Jean Stufflebeem, Judy Tobie, Susan Walkley Topper, Cynthia Weiss.


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August 8 – September 19, 2009

What Does It Mean To Be Human?
PCNJ Member Print Exchange
PCNJ is proud to present “What Does It Mean To Be Human?” as the American half of an international traveling print exhibition exchange with printmakers from Johannesburg, South Africa.

Image: Wind, linocut by Lea Goldman


June 6 – August 1, 2009
Reclaiming Lives – Print Exchange Exhibition from Johannesburg, South Africa

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Dancers (Ndzhauuko indzuti wa xigaza I), etching by Phillemon Hlungwani