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1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

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

Negatively Positive

Negatively Positive

work from Exhibitors' Co-op

“Negatively Positive” is a contradiction in terms offering all kinds of creative possibilities. It suggests conflict and contradiction and can open up a visual dialogue about how we process the world. Left to interpretation it can bring the exploration of spatial variations or the search for a deeper more personal discovery.

As artists we are always looking for new ways to give meaning to what we already know. The theme “Negatively Positive” stretches us to dig deeper and question what we take for granted.

Sharon Sayegh

About Exhibitors' Co-op

Exhibitor's Co-op is a New Jersey based group of artists meeting weekly in South Orange to critique each other's work and present exhibitions.

Founder and leader Barbara Minch says

"My aim was to create a forum to share art ideas and information and to support each others' creative expression. Over the years, Exhibitors' Co-op has evolved into a thriving community of talented individuals, working in their own diverse styles."

Group exhibits are curated throughout the year in New York and New Jersey galleries and museums. Corporate clients, including Nabisco, Johnson and Johnson, ADP, Merrill Lynch and Pfizer have also hosted shows, and some have purchased work for inclusion in their private collections.
Member artists have enjoyed individual success with New York City gallery exhibits, commissions and been accepted into national and international juried shows. Many have won awards and some have been published as book illustrators and in art books.

"The excitement each week comes from sharing in each others success. It may be that someone has made a sale, received an award or is to be featured in a national art magazine. Or it may be that someone has made a breakthrough on a problem piece, or has mastered a new medium."

See more about Exhibitors' Co-op


Rudy Martin

Opening Times

April 25th - May 31st
Opening Reception : May 3rd 2-5pm

Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 2-5pm

Free Collage Workshop

Saturday May 9th 11-2pm


Join artist Evelyn Graves for an insight into how her Jazz collages are created.
Collage is a technique where artwork is assembled from different forms.

Most material supplied you may need to bring scissors and something special you will want in your collage.

Evelyn Graves : Fingerstyle : collage

Particpating Artists

Annette Kushen
Cathleen McCoy Bristol
Nette Forne Thomas
Sarah Petruziello
Rudy Martin
Joy Yagid
Mary Haviland-Keefe
Sharon Sayegh
Victor Esquilin
Sybil Archibald
Nancy Collings
Jo Bradney
Sarah Canfield
Jill Caporlingua
Mike Dziomba
Bob Freese
Evelyn Graves
Jill Jackson
Lisa Suss
Florence Weisz
Cindy Wolf

Sarah Petruziello