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1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

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

Post No Bills

New Jersey Photography Forum

The phrase "Post No Bills" refers to many cities' laws which forbid the posting of handbills, or any type of signs on public property. People know that the easiest way to get a lost item found or to advertise a garage sale or event is to staple signs to poles and walls where they will be seen as people walk by. However, this can damage the walls and make them look ugly as posters are torn down and others added on top of them along with the graffiti that seems to also appear. So, stenciled signs saying "Post No Bills" were added to many public areas in the hopes that the clutter would stay to a minimum.

The title of this exhibit refers to all of those people who ignored the warnings and still glued, taped, pasted, painted, tied and stapled notices onto public walls, underpasses, fences, poles, etc. Some of what has developed over time in these spaces can be downright artistic in a grungy but creative way.

Ken Curtis : Arizona Energy

Participating Artists

Alexis Alvarez John Markanich
Sondra Borden Charles Miller
Ron Brown Charlann Meluso
Linda Condrillo Nancy Ori
Ken Curtis Phyllis Raffelson
Thomas Dackow Lynn Ronan
Ralph Greene Heidi Sussman
Dot Kuehn Branch Watkins
Parvathi Kumar Russ Wills

Charlann Meluso : 10,000 Songs in Your Pocket

Nancy Ori : Dream Faces

Opening Times

March 31st – May 12th, 2018
(Closed Easter Sunday, April 1st)

Reception : Sunday, April 8th, 2018 2-5pm

Gallery open Saturdays & Sundays 2-5pm or by appointment

April 7th : Artist Talk

2:30 - 4:30pm

Artist talks by Nancy Ori & Heidi Sussman with a focus on quickie ways to turn your images into painterly photographs with a few simple apps.

April 14th : Shoot & Sip

2:30 - 4:30pm

Shoot & Sip with Nancy Ori & Heidi Sussman. BYO wine, beer & any kind of camera. Lecture, demo & hands-on opportunity to photograph a professionally set up still life & food photography shooting session. Then see how easy & fun it is to turn your images into 15th century painterly photographs with the help of some apps & Heidi Sussman.

April 22nd : Disscussion - How to Plan an Exhibit

2:30 - 4:30pm

This talk by Alice Grebanier will focus on how artists develop a theme and select images to illustrate it, as well as the decisions made on how to work with the properties of a specific exhibit space to hang a show. The current exhibit, Post No Bills, will also be discussed.

Heidi Sussman : Post No Bills