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1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

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

Annual 1978 Celebrates its Friends

Gallery 1978 Celebrates its Friends each year with an exhibit of the art of its members, professional and non-professional alike.

To our Friends and artists: thank you for supporting Gallery 1978 and participating in the annual exhibition.

This year we asked artists to reveal something about themselves – their passions, obsessions – what makes them happy, angry or sad. The works are personal and revealing. Artist have chosen a variety of media and expressions. There are familiar artist and some new to Gallery 1978.


Vicki Parker : Ceramic

Because of Your Support

Because of the support of our Friends, Gallery 1978 can support public programs and support ground breaking exhibits. Last year we devoted the gallery all summer to  Promises, Promises: Artifact and Evidence, an exhibition drawing attention to female trafficking. This summer the featured exhibition was Chairs of Inclusion, Everyone deserves a seat at the table, the artist-led project of the WAE Center for developmentally disabled young adults

your support also helps fund

  • the annual Black History Month Exhibit, celebrating a prominent artist
  • public programs connected to it’s exhibits
  • workshops for special needs guests
  • support community art projects such as the Maplewood 4th of July

Florence Weisz : Trumpart: FakeNews

2017 collage: digital print, newspaper, shredded newspaper
20" x 20"
Collage by Florence Weisz; Trump photo by Doug Mills/The New York Times

Ellen Greenfield : My New Kitchen
3D shadow box assemblage

Opening Times

July 8th -30th 2017
Opening Reception : Saturday, July 8th, 6-8pm

Gallery 1978 will be open by appointment only during the exhibition.
Contact us: 1978artscenter@gmail.com

Eric Beckerich : Hanging Abstract (detail) mortar & mixed media


Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 pm

July 12: Collage with Ellen & Deidra …Bring anything 2D or 3D that you want to glue down. FYI cigar boxes make a great background.

July 19: Bring any art project to work on with Vicki and Arlene

July 26: Drawing with the Masters, Sarah Petruziello & Oscar Peterson

Prosecco & Sweet Treats

 July 30 (Sunday) from 5 to 6 pm

Something sweet to say thank you to our friends and artists before the exhibition closes

*Please pick up all art at 6 PM*.

Cathy McCoy Bristol : Backpack & Shorts
acrylic painting