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1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

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

NJ Photography Forum

Experimental / Experiential

thinking outside the frame

We are pleased to welcome the New Jersey Photography Forum for an experimental photography exhibition. This juried exhibit will feature experimental and non-traditional photographic works that encourage the photographers to think "outside the frame."

The chosen images depict a fascinating range of techniques including composites, photo montages, manipulations, mixed media, and alternative processes.  No restrictions were placed on presentation so the viewer may experience the work without the confines of typical framing standards, with works on paper, metal, fabric and canvas.


Dorothy Kuehn | Green Cluster

According  to curator Charles Miller,

"Photographers are always looking for new ways to create and present their art. When the 1978 Maplewood Gallery approached us to do a show that was "experimental and non-traditional" we jumped at the opportunity to allow our members to provide new experiences for the viewer by showing works in a variety of mediums, created through many different processes and stretching the limits of classic photography. The show will provide a different visual, tactile and emotional experience for those visiting the gallery."

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Miron Abramovici | Miron Cyborg

Learn more about the NJ Photography Forum at their website



Opening Times

April 19th - May 25th, 2014

Opening Reception : Sunday April 27, 2014. 2-5 pm

there will be an Artist Talk at the opening reception, where artists will explain their unusual processes.

Opening Times : Saturdays & Sundays, 2-5pm
or by appointment


Free Demo : Saturday, May 10


Heidi Sussman, a photographer and mixed media artist who combines her photographs with hot wax, will offer a demonstration of her photo encaustic technique. 
This is a free event and open to the public.

Heidi Sussman : Only the Lonely

Participating Artists

Branch Watkins of Morristown
Peter Aldrich of Boonton
Peter Alessandria of Dover
Jerry Dalia of Rockaway
Heidi Sussman of West Orange
Parvathi Kumar of Bridgewater
Ron Brown of South Orange
Charles Miller of Ringoes
Nancy Ori, Charlann Meluso
Miron Abramovici of Berkeley Heights
Kathleen Nademus of Fords
Dorothy Kuehn of Maplewood
Michael Endy of Westfield
Tom Hart of Bayonne
Herb Way of Montgomery
Theresa Hood of Glen Gardner

Curated By

Charles Miller and Theresa Hood