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1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

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


The work in this year's show ranges from purely abstract sculpture to representational painting in oils to collage, prints, multi-media constructions and photography. Several of the artists have shown widely in New Jersey and New York, others have completed murals, commissions and outdoor installations.

"This exhibition is an eclectic mix of styles, genres, materials and methods" said Larry Dell, current CAF facilitator who leads the group. "Many of the artists in the group have been creating high-level work for decades and the work they are presenting represents the culmination of deep thought about subject, society and the meaning and purpose of art."


Participating Artists

Participating artists include
Tom Carlson
Cynthia Weiss
Michael Friedman
Denise Hardie
B. John Kaufman
Larry Dell
Vicki Parker
Eric Beckerich
Mary Jean Canziari http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjcanziani
Patricia Toltl http://www.patriciatoltl.com/

as well as select former members of the group

Eric Beckerich : Architectural Abstract Expressionism : mortar, mixed media

About C.A.F.

Contemporary Artists Forum is a group of serious artists from diverse backgrounds, who meet to discuss and critique their work in a supportive atmosphere. C.A.F.E. XIII, their current exhibition, celebrates the artists and the work that has evolved from their positive criticism.


CLICK to see photos from current and past shows


Curated by Larry Dell


Mary Jean Canziani

Opening Times

September 12th - October 12th, 2015
Opening Reception, Saturday September 12th, 2-5pm
Closing Reception, Saturday October 10th, 2-5pm

Gallery Hours Saturday and Sunday 2-5pm

Patricia Toltl

Interested in Joining C.A.F?

For Serious Artists 8 sessions - every other Tuesday at 7pm @ Gallery 1978.

A critique group of artists working in various media come together to discuss their work, current art issues, concerns and concepts. The group has an annual exhibition at Gallery 1978.

Registration is first come first served

Contact leader, Larry Dell larrydell@comcast.net if interested.

Vicki Parker