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1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Gallery Hours During Exhibitions:
Saturday & Sunday, 2-5pm



A Small Artworks Exhibition and Sale

Friends Preview Friday December 4th, 7-9pm : 10% discount for Friends of 1978 on Friday night only
Saturday & Sunday, December 5th & 6th, 12th & 13th - 11-5pm
Wednesday 9th December 11-5pm

1978 Maplewood Arts Center in Maplewood, New Jersey, is pleased to present the 10th Annual
Buy Art Now Guys! (BANG X) an exhibition featuring small scale original artwork by 50 local and regional artists. This year the artwork featured in BANG X will include paintings, photographs, sculptures, prints, ceramics, jewelry, note cards, drawings and more.

Prices for all artwork ranges from $1 -$400, affordably priced  for giving and for collecting. Many of the artists will be present during the exhibit to meet you and answer questions about their artwork. The exhibition will be open on December 5th, 6th, 9th, 12th and 13th, from 11am to 5pm each day.

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Mike Dziomba : Bullseye : acrylic


Friends Preview Party

A special preview for Friends of 1978 will be held on Friday, December 4th from 7 – 9 PM. There is a 10% discount for Friends of 1978 on Friday night only.
But don't worry if you aren't a Friend yet - new Friendship subscriptions will be accepted at the door.

20% of all sales from BANG X will go to 1978 to support the exhibits and community projects
presented by the arts center throughout the year.

Heidi Sussman : Purple Core : digital print on canvas

Jerry Starr : turned wooden bowls

Mansa Mussa : mixed media bag

Sarah Petruziello : Primavera : graphite drawing

Eric Beckerich : mixed media concrete blocks

Jo Bradney : Warm Pears in Burgundy : note cards

Opening Times

1st two weekends in December
plus : Wednesday 9th

Friends Preview : Friday 4th December, 7-9pm


Saturday and Sunday 5th & 6th December

Wednesdy 9th December

Saturday and Sunday 12th & 13th December

Gina Petrecca : photography

Participating Artists


Eric Beckerich  Chrissy McIntyre 
Gary Berson  Mansa Mussa 
Maya Bloom  Susan Napack 
Murray Bloom  Terrie Nelson-Johnson 
Winifred Boss  Amelia Panico 
Joseph Boss  Colette Peters 
Jo Bradney  Gina Petrecca 
Kathy Cantwell-Sweeney  Sarah Petruziello 
Katie Clayton  Erin Pickering 
Susan Cohen-Harris  Patricia Quirk 
Mike Dziomba  Geralyn Robinson 
Michael Endy Sharon Sayegh 
Peggy Excell  Leona Seufert 
Jan Fashion Jewlery  Sonya Sobieski 
Rose Flanagan  Jerry Starr
Marie Elena Glynn  Heidi Sussman 
Franck Goldberg  Nettie Thomas 
Sue Goodman  Louis Toledo 
Denise Hardie  Jennie Traill Schaeffer 
Suzanne Henning  Cynthia P Weiss 
Janine Smorodinsky Fran Wilner
Thea Kearney  Elizabeth Winchester 
Annette Kushen  Florence Wint
Aron Lifschultz  Joy Yagid 
Cathleen McCoy Bristol   Nadiyah Amin -"Just My Jewels"

Chrissy McIntyre : collage

Joy Yagid : Yellowstone : photography

Sue Goodman : mobiles & suncatchers

Elizabeth Winchester : Metal Charms

Susan Napack : New Mexican Pendant