Amateurs and Professional Visual Artists Share Their Love for Art at Fall 2023 Show
County College of Morris (CCM) is excited to continue a creative and fruitful partnership with the New Jersey Art Association (NJAA), a nonprofit, volunteer group, by hosting a Fall 2023 Member Show at the collegeâ€™s Art Gallery, starting Thursday, September 7 through Thursday, October 12.
Â â€śThe NJAA has been an inclusive and innovative force in the northern New Jersey art world for many years,â€ť according to Brian Sahotsky, CCM Art Gallery director and professor, Art & Design. â€śThis will be the first live showing of works on campus since the pandemic period, and we are thrilled to see what the membership has been working on.â€ť
Formerly known as the Millburn-Short Hills Art Center, one of the oldest art associations in northern and central New Jersey, the NJAA was formed in 1940 as a nonprofit organization with simple purposes.
â€śNJAA members are visual artists â€” amateurs and professionals and whatever is in between â€” who share those goals and a love of art,â€ť says Sahotsky.
In addition to mounting their own exhibitions and demonstrations, the group members join together several times a year to show their work virtually and live in venues like the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts in Morristown and libraries, hospitals, community centers and corporate offices.
â€śThe NJAA has always displayed multiple media types, a variety of subject matter and stylistic influences, and an enthusiastic participation in growing the world of art production in the state,â€ť explains Sahotsky. â€śPlease join us for a celebration of all things art in New Jersey!â€ť
An opening reception, free and open to the public, with light refreshments, will be held for the NJAA Fall 2023 Member Show on Thursday, September 14, from 6 – 8 p.m.
The CCM Art Gallery is located inside the Sherman H. Masten Learning Resource Center on CCMâ€™s campus, 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph. Gallery hours are Mondays through Saturdays, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
NJAA is a nonprofit volunteer group that is always seeking new members â€“ artists of all skill levels working in all media types. There are opportunities to participate in many ways. For more information visit https://www.njartassoc.org