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 college’s Art Gallery, starting Thursday, September 7 through Thursday, October 12.

Untitled  Spring at Fort Tryon, NYC“The NJAA has been an inclusive and innovative force in the northern New Jersey art world for many years,” according to Brian Sahotsky, CCM Art Gallery director and professor, Art & Design. “This 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.”

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.

“NJAA members are visual artists — amateurs and professionals and whatever is in between — who share those goals and a love of art,” 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.

“The 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,” explains Sahotsky. “Please join us for a celebration of all things art in New Jersey!”


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 CCM’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 – artists of all skill levels working in all media types. There are opportunities to participate in many ways. For more information visit