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1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

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


presented by New Jersey Photography Forum

Abstract photography is non-representational. It communicates primarily through line, shape, form, color, pattern, texture and use of light. This exhibit includes straight shots, manipulated photographs, those combined with other images, and mixed media. All forms of abstract photography, photographic presentation, processing, printing and physical presentation were considered for inclusion for this exhibition.

New Jersey Photography Forum presents a comprehensive look at abstract photography. Physically to digitally manipulated images are created to evoke emotion. By mixing traditional photography with hot wax and torn paper, images are created and recreated into thoughts and feelings through shapes, color and forms.

Come and see how photography goes beyond normal into abstract.

Russ Wills : Untitled

About NJ Photography Forum

The New Jersey Photography Forum is a group of professional fine art photography exhibitors. The forum was started in 1995 by Nancy J. Ori of Berkeley Heights, and Michael Creem of Summit, as an opportunity for photographers to gather and talk about their work and exhibition opportunities within the fine art community. The group has grown over the years to become the largest and most recognized group of fine art exhibiting photographers in the state. The membership comes from all over New Jersey. As a group they have tremendous variety in style and use a wide array of photographic techniques. There are several recurring themes in their work: Nature, Environment, Architecture, People, Abstracts and Culture. The monthly meetings begin promptly at 7:00PM at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm Street, Summit. The meetings begin with announcements of interest including members' shows, future events and workshops. Members may present their work for discussion. Each presentation and discussion is given enough time to get to know each photographer and their work.


Curated By

This show was curated by Charlann Meluso and Kathleen Nademus

Theresa Hood : Rope

Exhibiting Artists:

Peter Alessandria, Dorothy Bellew, Ron Brown, Ruth Brown, Marvin Cline, Jerry Dalia, Tom Hart, Theresa Hood, Dot Kuehn, Parvathi Kumar, Charlann Meluso, Charles Miller, Kathleen Nademus, Nancy Ori, Robert Parker, Phyllis Raffelson, Lisa Redburn, Lynn Ronan, Caryn Seifer, Mitch Speert, Tom Stillman, Heidi Sussman, Branch Watkins, Jake Waxelbaum, Russ Wills, and Joy Yagid.

Opening Times

March 26th - April 23rd
Closed Easter Sunday : March 27th

Opening Reception : Sunday April 3rd, 2-5pm

Open Saturdays & Sundays, 2-5pm

Dot Kuehn : The View

“How to Compose a Better Picture”

Saturday, April 2nd at 2:30pm

"If a picture is worth a 1000 words, what are you trying to say?"

Join Dorothy Bellew for this interactive lecture on using natural light and shadows, the rule of 3rds, and leading lines, as they capture a moment in time.

"Creating Strong Abstract Images"

Sunday, April 10th 2:30 - 4:00 PM

Presented by Russ Wills.

Free Mixed Media Magic Demo

Saturday April 16th, 2:30 - 4pm

Nancy Ori and Heidi Sussman will be offering a free lecture and demonstration.

Ori and Sussman are photographers who incorporate mixed media processes with their photos to create one-of-a-kind pieces using image layers, collage, image transfers, acrylic paint, and encaustic wax.

They will have a display that shows the diversity and unique effects that can be produced using art mediums. And will also feature work created with techniques from their "Mixed Media Magic" workshop including photo transfers and collage.

There will be a demonstration of several mixed media techniques.

AMA: Photography Q&A

Saturday, April 23rd, 2:30-4pm

Joy Yagid offers an offline, hands on, analog question and answer session on Saturday 4/23 from 2:30-4pm.

Come and ask her anything on photography. She'll either have an answer, multiple answers or maybe a guess. She'll entertain fun and silly questions as well as serious. Just don't ask her to do math..