New Jersey Isn’t Boring Art Show @ Arts Guild New Jersey – Begins March 22

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It’s happening! In one month and one day, I will be curating the first New Jersey Isn’t Boring art exhibit! The exhibit will be held from March 22nd – April 16th, 2015! It is FREE to attend! The event features over 30 NJ artists whose art work all represent New Jersey. If you can make it, that would be amazing! There will be food and beverages provided.

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 22nd, 2015; 1pm to 4pm
Dates: Sun, March 22 – Thurs, April 16, 2015
Times: Monday – Thurs 10am to 4pm; Fri 10am to 2pm, Sat & Sun 1pm to 4pm
Address: Arts Guild NJ, 1670 Irving St, Rahway
Cost: FREE

RSVP to the Opening Reception HERE (not required, but it’s nice to have a head count)

Official Press Release:

Arts Guild New Jersey is pleased to present New Jersey Isn’t Boring, curated by Cyd Katz-Seidel creator of NewJerseyIsntBoring.com. The exhibit will feature the artwork of the over thirty New Jersey artists who were selected through an open juried competition. The exhibition, which opens on March 22 and runs through April 16, 2015 will have a free, public reception on Sunday, March 22, 1-4 PM, at Arts Guild New Jersey, 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065. Gallery Hours are Mon-Thurs 10am-4pm, Fri: 10am to 2pm, Sat & Sun: 1-4pm or by appointment for groups of 10 or more. The exhibition is wheelchair accessible.

“If there is one thing that all New Jersey residents know to be true it’s that people who live in it love it, and outsiders have a bad impression of it. Years of terrible reality television shows have tarnished the reputation of the great, Garden State. It’s time for people to get back to appreciating a state that is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant cities, great food, eclectic culture and so much more. New Jersey is becoming a stereotype and it’s time for things to change.” – Cyd Katz –Seidel, Curator.

Bruce Buns

“Bruce Buns 1.1″ by Chris Ernst

The intention of the exhibit is to provoke a new audience to take a new look at New Jersey. All artists exhibiting work are residents of New Jersey and their art work reflects different aspects of New Jersey including its beaches, landmarks, food, history, pop culture and more.

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“Pork Rollin'” by Jodi Walker

Featured artists for this exhibit are: Marina Ahun, Ron Brown, Robert Cashion, Chiara Chandoha, Denise Croft, Lauren Curtis, Richard Earl, Chris Ernst, Alex Flannery, Colleen Gahrmann, Corey Hudson, Mariya Kovalyov, Medha Kulkarni, Brian Lav, Zig Mantell, Diane Metz, Maria Mijares, Scott Modrzynski, Tina Morrison, Nancy Ori, Frank Parisi, June Ponte, Charlene Rieger-Velli, Howard Marc Steiman, Carol Taylor-Kearney, Erica Vojnich, Alan Walker, Jodi Walker, Claudia Waters, Grace Zambelli, and Michael Zambelli.

Trenton Makes, The World Takes

“Trenton Makes, The World Takes” by Marina Ahun

To learn more about the artists and the curator, visit www.newjerseyisntboring.com.

For more information about this program and exhibit opportunities at Arts Guild New Jersey visit www.agnj.org and join our mailing list or contact us at: info@agnj.org or by phone at (732) 381-7511.

About Arts Guild New Jersey:

Arts Guild New Jersey is a non-profit center for the arts located at 1670 Irving St. at Seminary Avenue in the Downtown Arts District of the City of Rahway.

Arts Guild New Jersey presents a yearly program of fine art exhibitions as well as three semesters of multi-week art classes for adults, teens and children, one-day workshops for adults, summer art workshops for kids and teens, and a variety of secondary art and cultural events, such as lectures and seminars.

The Art exhibits at the Guild focus primarily on the presentation of works by notable emerging New Jersey artists. We feature a wide range of mediums (painting, prints, photography, mixed media collage, construction/assemblage, sculpture, etc.) and a broad range of styles from photo realism to complete abstractions. Our exhibits aim to present an overview of current or enduring trends and directions in the contemporary art of New Jersey’s arts community.

It is the mission of Arts Guild New Jersey to present high level arts programs for the benefit of residents in Central and Northern New Jersey. We promote a broad range of the arts and the value of the arts for all people. Since 1999, the Guild has provided an increasing range of art events, activities and programs for a multi-county audience.


Address: 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065
Contact: (732) 381-7511 or info @agnj.org
Website: www.agnj.org
Like them on Facebook Arts Guild New Jersey and Follow on Twitter @ArtsGuildNJ

To find out more about the downtown Rahway Arts District
Website: www.artsrahway.com
Facebook: Rahway Arts District
Twitter: @Rahwayarts

My Visit of Forgotten Boardwalk Brewery

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Yesterday I got a chance to check out the Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Company in Cherry Hill with friends. It was a really cool experience!

The tasting/tap room had a really cool boardwalk theme. They even had their own personal skeeball machines!

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Since I had never had the chance to try their beer before, my husband and I split a sampler of 4 beers. We tried the Funnel Cake Nitro, 1916 IPA, Tilt and Swirl, and Directory for Gentleman.

Made it to @forgottenboardwalk in #cherryhill #newjersey! #njbeer #CraftBeer #nj #NJisntboring #forgottenboardwalk

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Check out their taps…they’re pretty cool too.

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I also tried the Spice of Life, which they were debuting that day. I drank a full glass, mainly because some of the proceeds from that particular beer went to charity. The beer itself was really good.

In addition to their tap room, they also had seating (beach chairs!) in their warehouse area. Everyone was there hanging out, playing games, and of course drinking! You can also bring in your own food to eat, so it’s a great spot to hang with friends/family.

You can also do a self guided tour at the brewery which is pretty cool.

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They had a lot for sale, including t-shirts, tote bags, glasses (which I bought), and two different size growlers. My friend brought home two growlers…he was a happy camper!

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I left feeling happy and slightly buzzed (I did not drive) and I look forward to returning! If you love craft beer and New Jersey, then you will definitely dig the experience of going to this brewery.

General Info:

Address: 1940 Olney Avenue #100, Cherry Hill, NJ
Phone: (856) 437-0709
Find them on Facebook & Twitter @ForgottenBoards & Instagram

Contest Ends this Monday! Win Tickets to The Big Brew Beer Festival

The Big Brew Beer Festival is BACK in Morristown, NJ on Saturday, February 21st, 2015. The BBBF will feature 200+ Craft Beers, 10 Casks in VIP and great food from 4 area restaurants including Morris Tap & Grill and Nicole’s Ten.Full beer list and menu coming soon. UNLIMITED TASTINGS! This is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados and beer lovers to meet, hang out, discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Plus Free Shuttle Service to & from the Festival!

I am running not one, but TWO contests to win tickets to this event. One will be started TODAY. A winner will be chosen on Monday, January 5th at 8pm. I will also be doing a Twitter contest at a later date.

Here’s How to Enter the Facebook Contest:
1. You must “like” New Jersey Isn’t Boring and The Big Brew Beer Festival on Facebook. I will check!
2. When you see a status promoting the contest on Facebook (including the link to this blog post), you must SHARE the status and LIKE and COMMENT on it as well. If you do not like it, I have no way of tagging you as a winner.
3. A winner will be chosen on Monday, January 5th at 8pm. There will be  a Facebook post declaring the winner at that time.

Not social media savvy? Don’t want to test your luck?

Well…I have more good news.

I have an exclusive $10 off promo code for the event which you can redeem on the Big Brew Beer Fest ticket page. The promo code is: NJISNTBORING

Details on the Event:

Date: Saturday, February 21st, 2015;  2 sessions
Address: The Morristown Armory; 430 Western Ave, Morristown, NJ
Cost: GA $60,, VIP $85, $10 DD
* Ticket prices will increase two weeks before the show and again one week before the show. Get them early!

Buy tickets HERE
Like them on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @BigBrewBeerFest

For more beer events check out the NJIB section for Beer Events

WIN Tickets to The Big Brew Beer Festival on February 21st

The Big Brew Beer Festival is BACK in Morristown, NJ on Saturday, February 21st, 2015. The BBBF will feature 200+ Craft Beers, 10 Casks in VIP and great food from 4 area restaurants including Morris Tap & Grill and Nicole’s Ten.Full beer list and menu coming soon. UNLIMITED TASTINGS! This is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados and beer lovers to meet, hang out, discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Plus Free Shuttle Service to & from the Festival!

I am running not one, but TWO contests to win tickets to this event. One will be started TODAY. A winner will be chosen on Monday, January 5th at 8pm. I will also be doing a Twitter contest at a later date.

Here’s How to Enter the Facebook Contest:
1. You must “like” New Jersey Isn’t Boring and The Big Brew Beer Festival on Facebook. I will check!
2. When you see a status promoting the contest on Facebook (including the link to this blog post), you must SHARE the status and LIKE and COMMENT on it as well. If you do not like it, I have no way of tagging you as a winner.
3. A winner will be chosen on Monday, January 5th at 8pm. There will be  a Facebook post declaring the winner at that time.

Not social media savvy? Don’t want to test your luck?

Well…I have more good news.

I have an exclusive $10 off promo code for the event which you can redeem on the Big Brew Beer Fest ticket page. The promo code is: NJISNTBORING

Details on the Event:

Date: Saturday, February 21st, 2015;  2 sessions
Address: The Morristown Armory; 430 Western Ave, Morristown, NJ
Cost: GA $60,, VIP $85, $10 DD
* Ticket prices will increase two weeks before the show and again one week before the show. Get them early!

Buy tickets HERE
Like them on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @BigBrewBeerFest

For more beer events check out the NJIB section for Beer Events

Arts Guild New Jersey Presents Yesterday’s News – Open until Dec 18

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Official Press Release:

Arts Guild New Jersey is pleased to present “Yesterday’s News, curated by Douglas Ferrari. The exhibition runs through December 18, 2014  at Arts Guild New Jersey, 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065. Gallery Hours are Mon-Thurs 10am-3pm, Fri: 10am to 1pm, Sat & Sun: 1-4pm or by appointment for groups of 10 or more. The exhibition is wheelchair accessible.

The use of newspaper in art-making may be considered yesterday’s news because, although many artists use newspaper as a source for material, design, or inspiration, it is not a new idea and has been a prevalent element in art for over 100 years. For example, the Synthetic Cubists (Picasso, Braque, and Gris) used text from newspaper in their collages as early as 1908. In most cases the printed fragments where incorporated into their collages as design elements. In the 1910’s Dada artists (primarily Kurt Schwitters) and many Futurists (Boccioni, Severini, Carre, and especially Marinetti) used the printed images from newspapers as design elements.  Since then many artists (such as Man Ray, Joseph Cornell, and Claes Oldenberg) have utilized printed newspaper in their artworks, and in 1952 Jasper Johns began using Newspaper as a surface on which to apply his encaustic medium, usually allowing the print to be visible beneath the translucent layers.

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Today we find ourselves overrun with trash – unwanted, unused, and often unseen objects. Conservation and recycling have become cultural buzzwords.   In recent years, many artists have been embracing this abundance of refuse and are repurposing these found objects in their art.

Newspapers are currently consuming 95 million trees each year and, despite recycling efforts, are rapidly filling our landfills. Surprisingly, between 2008 and 2009 revenue in the newspaper industry dropped an astonishing 27%. Partially due to the increase in digital media, this drop in revenue and circulation suggests that newspapers may soon be a thing of the past. The news industry may soon be considered “Yesterday’s News”.

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When you look at the overwhelming amount of unused newspapers it is not surprising that, in recent times, many artists have taken up the mantel of recycling “Yesterday’s News” in their work. Although newspaper as art medium is not breaking news, the manner in which this collection of artists uses it is definitely unique, different, and newsworthy. Some use it as a design element, some as a structural component, some as a source of inspiration, and some sublimate this printed trash into objects of beauty. However you view it, these artists will convince you that there is something to be said about “Yesterday’s News”.

The artists who are participating in this exhibition are Fanny Allié, Aileen Bassis, Riccardo Berlingeri, Richard Buntzen, Kelly Clark, Chris Pelletiere, and Geoffrey Stein.

For more information about this program and exhibit opportunities at Arts Guild New Jersey visit our website and join our mailing list or contact us at: info@agnj.org or by phone at (732) 381-7511.

About Arts Guild New Jersey:

Arts Guild New Jersey is a non-profit center for the arts located at 1670 Irving St. at Seminary Avenue in the Downtown Arts District of the City of Rahway.

Arts Guild New Jersey presents a yearly program of fine art exhibitions as well as three semesters of multi-week art classes for adults, teens and children, one-day workshops for adults, summer art workshops for kids and teens, and a variety of secondary art and cultural events, such as lectures and seminars.

The Art exhibits at the Guild focus primarily on the presentation of works by notable emerging New Jersey artists. We feature a wide range of mediums (painting, prints, photography, mixed media collage, construction/assemblage, sculpture, etc.) and a broad range of styles from photo realism to complete abstractions. Our exhibits aim to present an overview of current or enduring trends and directions in the contemporary art of New Jersey’s arts community.

It is the mission of Arts Guild New Jersey to present high level arts programs for the benefit of residents in Central and Northern New Jersey. We promote a broad range of the arts and the value of the arts for all people. Since 1999, the Guild has provided an increasing range of art events, activities and programs for a multi-county audience.


Address: 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065
Contact: (732) 381-7511 or info @agnj.org
Website: www.agnj.org
Like them on Facebook Arts Guild New Jersey and Follow on Twitter @ArtsGuildNJ

To find out more about the downtown Rahway Arts District
Website: www.artsrahway.com
Facebook: Rahway Arts District
Twitter: @Rahwayarts

 

Last Chance! Call for Artists: New Jersey Isn’t Boring Art Show

A “New Jersey Isn’t Boring” art show to be held at Arts Guild New Jersey in Rahway, March 22nd – April 16th, 2015.

Right now there is an OPEN CALL  TO ARTISTS for this show. It’s FREE to submit. Deadline to submit is November 30th, 2014. You know…in 2 days…

If you are interested in submitting, at this point I am looking for: NJ pop culture, NJ sports, NJ Landmarks, NJ wine and beer, NJ venues, NJ FOOD, Diners, etc!!

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Details on the Art Exhibit:
If there is one thing that all New Jersey residents know to be true it’s that New Jersey it’s that people who live in it love it, and outsiders have a bad impression of it. Years of terrible reality television shows have tarnished the reputation of the great, Garden State. It’s time for people to get back to appreciating a state that is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant cities, great food, eclectic culture and so much more. New Jersey is becoming a stereotype and it’s time for things to change.

What most people don’t know about New Jersey is how much there is to do – including a big art scene all throughout the state. Many artists work and live in New Jersey, participating in local art shows, street fairs and craft shows. This is a chance for artists to display their art work which will represent New Jersey in a new, exciting way.

It’s time to prove that New Jersey Isn’t Boring!

The intention of the exhibit is to provoke a new audience to take a new look at New Jersey. Artists must be residents of New Jersey and their art work must reflect some aspect of New Jersey. The exhibition is open to all visual artists working in any media (photography, painting, sculpture etc).  Artists must be a minimum age of 18 to enter. Artwork must have been completed in the past 5 years, and may not have been exhibited previously at the Arts Guild New Jersey.

The art work MUST represent and stick to the theme of New Jersey.

Deadline to submit is November 30th, 2014.

Selected art work will be exhibited from March 23rd – April 16th, 2015 at Arts Guild New Jersey: 1670 Irving St, Rahway, NJ. There will be a free, opening reception on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm.
Selected art work will also be highlighted on www.newjerseyisntboring.com

You can submit to the show via this link or by visiting www.agnj.org. Remember, the Deadline is November 30th, 2014.

About Arts Guild New Jersey:

Arts Guild New Jersey is a non-profit center for the arts located at 1670 Irving St. at Seminary Avenue in the Downtown Arts District of the City of Rahway.

Arts Guild New Jersey presents a yearly program of fine art exhibitions as well as three semesters of multi-week art classes for adults, teens and children, one-day workshops for adults, summer art workshops for kids and teens, and a variety of secondary art and cultural events, such as lectures and seminars.

The Art exhibits at the Guild focus primarily on the presentation of works by notable emerging New Jersey artists. We feature a wide range of mediums (painting, prints, photography, mixed media collage, construction/assemblage, sculpture, etc.) and a broad range of styles from photo realism to complete abstractions. Our exhibits aim to present an overview of current or enduring trends and directions in the contemporary art of New Jersey’s arts community.

It is the mission of Arts Guild New Jersey to present high level arts programs for the benefit of residents in Central and Northern New Jersey. We promote a broad range of the arts and the value of the arts for all people. Since 1999, the Guild has provided an increasing range of art events, activities and programs for a multi-county audience.


Address: 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065
Contact: (732) 381-7511 or info @agnj.org
Website: www.agnj.org
Like them on Facebook Arts Guild New Jersey and Follow on Twitter @ArtsGuildNJ

Call for Artists: New Jersey Isn’t Boring Art Show, Last Week to Submit

A “New Jersey Isn’t Boring” art show to be held at Arts Guild New Jersey in Rahway, March 22nd – April 16th, 2015.

Right now there is an OPEN CALL  TO ARTISTS for this show. It’s FREE to submit. Deadline to submit is November 30th, 2014. That’s only 1 week and 1 day from TODAY!

If you are interested in submitting, at this point I am looking for: NJ pop culture, NJ sports, NJ Landmarks, NJ wine and beer, NJ venues, NJ FOOD, Diners, etc!!

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Details on the Art Exhibit:
If there is one thing that all New Jersey residents know to be true it’s that New Jersey it’s that people who live in it love it, and outsiders have a bad impression of it. Years of terrible reality television shows have tarnished the reputation of the great, Garden State. It’s time for people to get back to appreciating a state that is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant cities, great food, eclectic culture and so much more. New Jersey is becoming a stereotype and it’s time for things to change.

What most people don’t know about New Jersey is how much there is to do – including a big art scene all throughout the state. Many artists work and live in New Jersey, participating in local art shows, street fairs and craft shows. This is a chance for artists to display their art work which will represent New Jersey in a new, exciting way.

It’s time to prove that New Jersey Isn’t Boring!

The intention of the exhibit is to provoke a new audience to take a new look at New Jersey. Artists must be residents of New Jersey and their art work must reflect some aspect of New Jersey. The exhibition is open to all visual artists working in any media (photography, painting, sculpture etc).  Artists must be a minimum age of 18 to enter. Artwork must have been completed in the past 5 years, and may not have been exhibited previously at the Arts Guild New Jersey.

The art work MUST represent and stick to the theme of New Jersey.

Deadline to submit is November 30th, 2014.

Selected art work will be exhibited from March 23rd – April 16th, 2015 at Arts Guild New Jersey: 1670 Irving St, Rahway, NJ. There will be a free, opening reception on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm.
Selected art work will also be highlighted on www.newjerseyisntboring.com

You can submit to the show via this link or by visiting www.agnj.org. Remember, the Deadline is November 30th, 2014.

About Arts Guild New Jersey:

Arts Guild New Jersey is a non-profit center for the arts located at 1670 Irving St. at Seminary Avenue in the Downtown Arts District of the City of Rahway.

Arts Guild New Jersey presents a yearly program of fine art exhibitions as well as three semesters of multi-week art classes for adults, teens and children, one-day workshops for adults, summer art workshops for kids and teens, and a variety of secondary art and cultural events, such as lectures and seminars.

The Art exhibits at the Guild focus primarily on the presentation of works by notable emerging New Jersey artists. We feature a wide range of mediums (painting, prints, photography, mixed media collage, construction/assemblage, sculpture, etc.) and a broad range of styles from photo realism to complete abstractions. Our exhibits aim to present an overview of current or enduring trends and directions in the contemporary art of New Jersey’s arts community.

It is the mission of Arts Guild New Jersey to present high level arts programs for the benefit of residents in Central and Northern New Jersey. We promote a broad range of the arts and the value of the arts for all people. Since 1999, the Guild has provided an increasing range of art events, activities and programs for a multi-county audience.


Address: 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065
Contact: (732) 381-7511 or info @agnj.org
Website: www.agnj.org
Like them on Facebook Arts Guild New Jersey and Follow on Twitter @ArtsGuildNJ

8 Events to Check Out this Weekend – Nov 21 – 23, 2014

Philcon 2014 - Nov 21 – 23

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Started in 1936, Philcon features cutting-edge programming about literature, art, television, film, anime, comics, science, gaming, costuming and cosplay, music, and other topics of interest to fans of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. We will also have many other attractions, such as our awesome Art Show and Auction; a Vendors’ Room full of unique merchandise; a full slate of Children’s/Family programming; our Writer’s Workshop (featuring professional authors and editors); Concerts; the Time Traveler’s Masquerade Ball, our Masquerade/Costume Competition, and more!

Dates: November 21st – 23rd, 2014
Address: Crowne Plaza Hotel; 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Cost: $40 – $10. Register for Tickets Here

Like them on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @PhilCon
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Cape May Holiday Preview Weekend – Nov 21 – 23

Get a head start on the Holiday season!  Santa and his elves have decked out the Physick Estate with thousands of lights and holiday trimmings. Enjoy a wide variety of holiday tours and food and wine events to get you into the Christmas spirit. Santa arrives at 7 pm to flip the switch for the festive Tree-Lighting Ceremony. That evening the Estate will be open for free, self-guided tours. Kids can take a ride on Santa’s Trolley and have a chance to visit with old St. Nick himself. Grown-ups will enjoy holiday ghost tales during Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides.

Dates: November 21st – 23rd, 2014
Address: 1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ
Cost: Depends on Activity. See Website
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The Beard and Mustache Championship of the Universe - Nov 22

Live from the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, NJ; The Beard & Mustache Championship of the Universe!!! Presented by The Garden State Beard & Mustache Society and Good Time Tricycle Prod. Hosted by Brian O’Halloran (Clerks, Mallrats, Clerks II) & Adam Realman (Coney Island Icon)! Crash land on America’s playground this No Shave November to take part in unique show that guarantees Out of This World Good Times!

Sideshow by Adam Realman!
Burlesque by The Peek-A-Boo Revue!
Live Music by Restorations!

Category Info/ Registration/ Ticketing :
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/beard-and-mustache-championship-of-the-universe-tickets-12584864669

Date: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014; 7pm
Address: Golden Nugget; 1 Castle Boulevard; Atlantic City
Cost:$25 GA, $35 to compete. Get tickets HERE

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Ocean Grove 19th Annual Indoor Craft Fair - Nov 22

Free admission. Free craft drawings. Sixty tables of high quality hand crafted items.  Lunch and baked goods available.

Date: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014; 9am  to 4pm
Address: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church; 80 Embury Ave., Ocean Grove, NJ
Cost: Free
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Dunellen Indoor Flea Market & Christmas Bazaar – Nov 22

Beautiful handmade & custom holiday decors, candy, merchandise and crafts.Gently used items from mom’s attic, dad’s garage, and the kid’s closets and toy bins are available priced to sell. A wide variety of brand name vendors – Origami Owl, Mary Kay, Pink Zebra, Thirty-one, Touchstone Crystal, Scentsy, Avon, Home Décor, and so many more brand consultants. Jewelry, scarves, handbags, Kid’s clothes, and housewares. Food and beverages available all day!

Date: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014; 8am to 5pm
Address: Dunellen American Legion Post 119; 137 New Market Rd., Dunellen, NJ
Cost: Free
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Christmas Craft Show – Nov 22 & 23

This Craft Show should be your first stop for holiday shopping. Enjoy many delightful new crafts as well as old favorites. Highlights include, jewelry, hand painted clothing, silk flower arrangements and many forms of art. There will be a Chance Auction on Saturday.

Dates: November 22nd & 23rd, 2014; 9:30am to 4pm Sat and 2pm Sun
Address: St. Francis Community Center; 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township, NJ
Cost: $2
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AGNJ Presents “Yesterday’s News”, Opening Reception – Nov 23

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Arts Guild New Jersey is pleased to present “Yesterday’s News, curated by Douglas Ferrari. The exhibition, which opens on November 23 and runs through December 18, 2014 will have a free, public reception on Sunday, November 23, 1-4 PM, at Arts Guild New Jersey.

When you look at the overwhelming amount of unused newspapers it is not surprising that, in recent times, many artists have taken up the mantel of recycling “Yesterday’s News” in their work.  Although newspaper as art medium is not breaking news, the manner in which this collection of artists uses it is definitely unique, different, and newsworthy.  Some use it as a design element, some as a structural component, some as a source of inspiration, and some sublimate this printed trash into objects of beauty.  However you view it, these artists will convince you that there is something to be said about “Yesterday’s News”.

The artists who are participating in this exhibition are Fanny Allié, Aileen Bassis, Riccardo Berlingeri, Richard Buntzen, Kelly Clark, Chris Pelletiere, and Geoffrey Stein.

Date: Sunday, November 23rd, 2014; 1pm t 4pm
Address: 1670 Irving St,  Rahway, NJ
Cost: FREE
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Kinnelon Arts & Crafts Holiday Fair - Nov 23

Hosted by the Women of Smoke Rise Club and held in Kinnelon High School, this first time holiday arts & crafts fair promises to become another successful JC Event. It will feature over 100 artisans displaying and selling their original handmade works such as gift items, accessories, sculptures, personalized items, photography, pottery, jewelry, decorative fiber works, metal works, paper, stone, and so much more.There will be a children’s “hands on” craft area (free), exhibitors demonstrating their works as well as light music and good food being sold.

Date: Sunday, November 23rd 2014; 10am to 5pm
Address: Kinnelon High School; 121 Kinnelon Rd., Kinnelon, NJ
Cost: $2, $1 Seniors, 12 and under Free

Call for Artists: New Jersey Isn’t Boring Art Show, Deadline to Submit in 2 Weeks!

A “New Jersey Isn’t Boring” art show to be held at Arts Guild New Jersey in Rahway, March 22nd – April 16th, 2015.

Right now there is an OPEN CALL  TO ARTISTS for this show. It’s FREE to submit. Deadline to submit is November 30th, 2014. Only two weeks left!

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Details on the Art Exhibit:
If there is one thing that all New Jersey residents know to be true it’s that New Jersey it’s that people who live in it love it, and outsiders have a bad impression of it. Years of terrible reality television shows have tarnished the reputation of the great, Garden State. It’s time for people to get back to appreciating a state that is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant cities, great food, eclectic culture and so much more. New Jersey is becoming a stereotype and it’s time for things to change.

What most people don’t know about New Jersey is how much there is to do – including a big art scene all throughout the state. Many artists work and live in New Jersey, participating in local art shows, street fairs and craft shows. This is a chance for artists to display their art work which will represent New Jersey in a new, exciting way.

It’s time to prove that New Jersey Isn’t Boring!

The intention of the exhibit is to provoke a new audience to take a new look at New Jersey. Artists must be residents of New Jersey and their art work must reflect some aspect of New Jersey. The exhibition is open to all visual artists working in any media (photography, painting, sculpture etc).  Artists must be a minimum age of 18 to enter. Artwork must have been completed in the past 5 years, and may not have been exhibited previously at the Arts Guild New Jersey.

The art work MUST represent and stick to the theme of New Jersey.

Deadline to submit is November 30th, 2014.

Selected art work will be exhibited from March 23rd – April 16th, 2015 at Arts Guild New Jersey: 1670 Irving St, Rahway, NJ. There will be a free, opening reception on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm.
Selected art work will also be highlighted on www.newjerseyisntboring.com

You can submit to the show via this link or by visiting www.agnj.org. Remember, the Deadline is November 30th, 2014.

About Arts Guild New Jersey:

Arts Guild New Jersey is a non-profit center for the arts located at 1670 Irving St. at Seminary Avenue in the Downtown Arts District of the City of Rahway.

Arts Guild New Jersey presents a yearly program of fine art exhibitions as well as three semesters of multi-week art classes for adults, teens and children, one-day workshops for adults, summer art workshops for kids and teens, and a variety of secondary art and cultural events, such as lectures and seminars.

The Art exhibits at the Guild focus primarily on the presentation of works by notable emerging New Jersey artists. We feature a wide range of mediums (painting, prints, photography, mixed media collage, construction/assemblage, sculpture, etc.) and a broad range of styles from photo realism to complete abstractions. Our exhibits aim to present an overview of current or enduring trends and directions in the contemporary art of New Jersey’s arts community.

It is the mission of Arts Guild New Jersey to present high level arts programs for the benefit of residents in Central and Northern New Jersey. We promote a broad range of the arts and the value of the arts for all people. Since 1999, the Guild has provided an increasing range of art events, activities and programs for a multi-county audience.


Address: 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065
Contact: (732) 381-7511 or info @agnj.org
Website: www.agnj.org
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