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New Jersey Photography Forum 21st Annual Juried Photography Exhibit

Heinz W. Otto Gallery

Tuesday, November 3 – Wednesday, November 25

The public is invited to attend the opening artists’ reception on Sunday, November 8 from 1- 4PM at which time awards will be presented.


Nancy Ori: Co-founder and Director of the New Jersey Photography Forum


Wendel White: Distinguished Professor of Art at Stockton University; published photographer by Chroma; Manifest in numerous public collections and publications.

Ira Black: Curator of Gallery 70 in Morristown, NJ; fine art photographer.

Nancy Ori: Exhibitor, curator, freelance photographer and educator; director of NJ Photography Forum and Digital Arts Group; owner of NJ Media Center in Berkeley Hts.

Award of Excellence

John Clarke, Whitney Terrace

John Clarke "Whitney Terrace"

Marvin Cline - Scene from Afar

Marvin Cline "Scene from Afar"

Edward Fausty - #7437 Coachma

Edward Fausty "#7437 Coachma"

Award of Merit

Michael Endy - Polaroid Jersey Triptych #14

Michael Endy "Polaroid Jersey Triptych #14"

Honorable Mention

Michael Endy - Polaroid Triptych #11

Michael Endy "Polaroid Triptych #11"

Caryn Seiffer - Nigella

Caryn Seifer "Nigella"

New Jersey Photography Forum

The New Jersey Photography Forum is dedicated to furthering the interests of professional and serious photographers living or working in the New Jersey area. Over the past 20 years under the direction of Nancy On, the NJPF has become the largest and most recognized group of fine art exhibiting photographers in the state.

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"Grey Area"
Susan Dreifuss

Lower Gallery

Tuesday, November 3 –Wednesday, November 25

Ross Wagner, Red Abstract

Susan Dreifuss is an avid print maker and painter whose work has been featured in exhibitions throughout the tri-state area.  Susan’s work will be on display in the Lower Gallery of the Watchung Arts Center during the month of November, in a show entitled “Grey Area”. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, November 8 from 1 to 4 PM.

Susan says of this exhibit, “In protest of technology’s alteration of the human experience, I chose to fully participate and immerse myself in each moment; embracing the experience while in the ether, hovering in a self-proclaimed “grey area.”  As a result, I aim to bring permanence to different aspects of each piece through juxtaposition; searching and finding, absence and presence, logic and forgetfulness, veiling and revealing. I have embraced the challenge of exploring a literal “grey” area, as the lack of color has allowed me to explore realms of dimension, texture and negative space. It is my goal with this collection of work to represent a true and courageous documentation of my experience being “neither here nor there.”

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23rd Annual Children's Juried Art Exhibition

Curated by Monica Schraiber Otero


October 25 - November 25

The 23rd Annual Children’s Juried Art Exhibition is now on display in our Studio. The exhibit recognizes the budding talents and creative potential of young artists.  The mission of the show is to encourage artistic development in children by providing an opportunity for the display and appreciation of their work outside home and school.  The WAC therefore, hopes to encourage the support of instructors, schools, and parents in our communities to promote student’s participation in this exciting event.

The opening reception on Sunday, October 25 was very well attended. Relatives and friends admired the children's work and were mesmerized by the quality of the pieces created in such mediums as acrylic, oil, pen, pencil, watercolor, pastel, tempera,polymer clay and mixed media. The entries were judged by local artist, Bindia Puri, and awards and prizes were given in five different categories.

Award Winners

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Upcoming Exhibitions


Heinz W. Otto Gallery

Watchung Arts Center Members Juried Show

Become a member now and participate in the Members’ Show. The winner will receive a solo show in the Lower Gallery the following year. Download the flyer for entry information

Lower Gallery

Vincent Kuhn: Rusted Steel

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Call for Entries: New Art Group

Three Solo Shows Competition
Submit entries for Lower Gallery Shows in January, March or May 2016

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Form for Exhibitors

If you would like to exhibit at the Watchung Arts Center, please download and complete the Exhibitor Agreement.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Ludmila Kalivoda, VP Visual Arts, Watchung Arts Center, e-mail

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