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1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

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

The Intersection of Collage and Encaustic

This exhibit features combinations of images, made to tell stories. Collages usually are made of repurposed paper objects; encaustics use wax as a paint. The combination of the two adds a level of depth to the images. Some of the entries are solely collages; others are a combination of the two media. They all have a very personal brand of story telling.

Curator, and life long artist Liz Demaree has been in numerous juried exhibitions, and is a founding member of the Book Arts Roundtable, allied with the Pierro Gallery in South Orange. Many of her works of art are in collections, both private and public, including William Paterson University, Montclair State University and Arkansas University. Recent shows include the Westfield Historical Society, “Home” at St. Elizabeth College, and The Metro Show at City Without Walls.

Liz Mitchell : "One True Trilobite"  
17" x 18.5"

Francesca Azzara : "Scorched Landscape"
10" x 10"

Liz Demaree : "Elena Looks Back on Her Childhood"
8" x 8"
Mixed media

Opening Times

March 21st - April 19th 2015
Opening Reception : Sunday March 22nd, 2-5 pm
Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 2-5pm

Closing Party : April 19th, 2-5pm

Collage Demo and Workshop


Saturday, April 11th, 2015 2-5pm

materials will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own material to personalize your collage.

Join Liz Demaree, life long artist and curator of this show, for a free demonstration and hands-on collage workshop.

Liz is currently working on artist books and collages. She uses paintings, gel transfer prints and photography from the past, and current materials to tell her stories. Liz will demonstrate her techniques during this free workshop.

Poetry Workshop


Saturday, April 18th 2-5 PM
Open to all ages

April is National Poetry Month. Leona Seufert will present a workshop where the participants write poems using the current exhibit for inspiration.

Featured artists:

Lori Field
Heidi Sussman
Kathy Cantwell
Francesca Azzara
Louis Toledo
Lynne Buschman
Shari Seltzer
Liz Mitchell
Ciska Ulug

Louis Toledo : "Desparateland"
8" x 8"

Cisk Ulug: "Watch Face"
5" x 8"

Liz Demaree : "Polly Contemplates Her Move"
8" x 8"
Mixed media