WOOD ENGRAVERS' NETWORK: THIRD TRIENNIAL EXHIBITION
- Exhibition: August 30 - October 28, 2017
- Opening reception: Third Thursday, September 21, 6-8 pm (Free)
- Talk & demo by Michael McGarvey, Stockton Professor of Art: Third Thursday, September 21, 6:30 - 7:30 pm (Free)
- Printmaking Workshop - Reduction Linocut, with artist Michelle Post: Thursday, October 12, 12 - 4 pm ($90, register here)
The Noyes Museum of Art presents a selection of prints from The Wood Engravers' Network demonstrating a wide variety of styles, subjects, and techniques.
Wood engraving is a relief printmaking process where an original drawing is cut into the surface of an end grain wood block and then inked and printed to create an image of the cut block. The prints are considered multiple originals created in limited editions, offering an affordable entry into collecting original artworks.
For many, wood engravings conjure memories of a favorite children’s story – a consequence of the medium’s use as illustration during the industrialization of printing from the mid-to late 19th century. While wood engraving was once considered efficient, the process is now considered very slow. Its intimate scale and minute detail charm practitioners into working 40 hours or more on one 4-inch square piece of wood. This group exhibition provides a view of the current practice of wood engraving.
In 1994, Jim Horton contacted wood engravers from all over the United States and invited them to meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan for the first time, forming a new organization called the Wood Engravers’ Network (WEN). WEN was formed to foster education and create a resource for wood engravers and the practice of wood engraving.
THE LURE OF SOUTH JERSEY: THE RESETTLEMENT OF MIGRANTS
- Exhibition: August 14, 2017 - January 7, 2018
- Free Opening Receptions: Third Thursday, September 21, 6-8 pm and Third Thursday, October 19 , 6 - 8pm
Lecture: Wednesday, October 11 at 12pm - By Rail to the Promised Land, Paul Schopp, presenter More information and to register
Lecture: Wednesday, October 25 at 12pm - Ethnic Settlements in the Pines, Mark Demitroff, presenter More information and to register
Event: Saturday, November 4 - Migration in a Minute: Share Your Story with Us! Record a short oral history. More information to come
- Education Guide (synopsis of exhibition)
- Extended Education Guide
Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, Noyes Museum of Art, and the South Jersey Culture and History Center have collaborated on exhibitions and programs to raise awareness of South Jersey’s long-standing cultural diversity, cultivated through successive waves of immigration and migration.
Since the earliest days of European colonization within South Jersey, the area has provided homes to people of diverse religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. The history is rich, engaging, and less-well-known than it might be. We hope to raise awareness within the wider community of this history of diversity along with its lasting impact on our area. Multimedia exhibitions present cultural contexts, focusing on the underlying social causes of emigration and migration such as exile and assimilation. The museum will interpret the stories of immigrant communities through paintings, works on paper, photographs, sculpture and literature. The exhibitions will contextualize an empathetic understanding of immigrants both past and present and seek to answer unresolved questions.
This exhibition is widely collaborative, with institutions and individuals from all over the state coming together to tell their stories. The following resources and individuals were vital to the successful execution of this project; please visit their websites to learn more.
- The South Jersey Culture and History Center
- The Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage
- Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center
- Alliance Cemetery
- The Northside: African Americans and the Creation of Atlantic City
- Clarence, by Stephanie Baruffi
- Farmer's Daughter by Bluma Bayuk Rappoport Purmell
- Small Towns, Black Lives by Wendel White
2017 SIGNATURE ARTIST EXHIBITION
- 10.05.17 - 11.26.17
- Opening Reception: Second Friday, October 13, 6 - 8pm
- Education Guide
The Noyes Signature Artist Members Exhibition showcases the recent work of nine artists creating outstanding artwork throughout the region. The exhibition will feature works in mixed media, painting, and sculpture. From finely crafted furniture to fine oil paintings, this exhibition is an eclectic mix of work from the Noyes Museum's Signature Artists, a group pre-selected by a jury of regional arts professionals.
Highlights include Kristin Myers’ An Open Sea, a
meticulously crafted line drawing, and an homage to
the vastness of the ocean. Bette Blank’s I Cannot Tell a Lie… adds an element of humor as she takes on
current social issues with a lighthearted touch.
Eileen Kennedy’s painting, Dona Nobis Pacem, in
the labor-intensive medium of egg tempera was
inspired by the pure colors and narrative style of
the Renaissance masters. Ken Karlic’s spontaneous
brushstrokes in Windows and a Door “find beauty
in the structures and the grit of everyday life.”
Marie Natale’s watercolor, Fall Snow, captures the subtleties of light and vibrant colors of the landscape. The sculptural Mesa Blanc, a finely crafted table in maple by Glen Guarino, explores the boundaries between function and aesthetics.
ABSECON CULTURAL ART ALLIANCE: PLEIN AIR
- 10.13.2017 - 11.26.2017
- Opening Reception: Second Friday - October 13, 6 - 8 pm
Residents of the Absecon, NJ area gathered to capture the varied and beautiful vignettes of the township. Boats, back bays, parks, fields, and more were all fair game, and the completed works were then juried. In this exhibition, the plein-air paintings, including winners in the categories of best waterscape, landscape, and cityscape, are on display.
VIRTUAL/VISUAL CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION
- August 25 - October 15, 2017
- Opening Reception - Friday, August 25, 5 - 6:15 pm
- After party to follow at The Arts Garage, 6:45 - 8 pm
Virtual/Visual Contemporary Art Exhibition is a collection of complex artwork from a group of 28 artists of different cultural backgrounds, yet with strong visual relationships. These works explore the many ways that imagery reflects life - whether reflecting our reality or disconnecting from it altogether. The images display the many ways that art can evoke a sense of fantasy parallel to actuality. With the power to heal and liberate, these images echo and validate our emotions.
Artists Included in the exhibition:
- Yi Wu
- Ronger Shen
- Sha Lin
- David Chen
- Alexander Brandt
- Armita Raafat
- Huisheng Li
- XiuQi Pang
- Xin Song
- Chuchu Shen
- Tucker L Viemeisterl
- Xiaofei li
- Qingling Guo
- Weiyu Wang
- Xinru Gong
- Alice Gaskon
- QingQing Yang
- Paul Campbell
- Jessica Maffia
- Rashwan Abdelbaki
- Michael Eade
- Howard Smith
- Natalia Nakazawa
- Jo Yarrington
- Tiffany Aijuan Zhu
- Funa Ye
- Yidi Wang
- Yin Zhang
CHUCK LAW: PLEIN-AIR PAINTINGS
Noyes Gallery at the Seaview Resort, Galloway
- Exhibition Dates: April 13 - October 30
Chuck Law is a plein-air and studio landscape artist working primarily in oils. A life-long artist, Law turned to painting full time in 2005, discovering the joys and challenges of leaving the studio, going outdoors and painting directly from nature. He has since studies with some of the finest plein-air and landscape artists in the country. Well- regarded throughout the mid-Atlantic region, his work is included in private collections across the United States.
A recipient of numerous awards, he was a finalist two times in the nationally recognized Raymar Fine Art Competition and, most recently he received the Purchase Award from Ocean City Annual Juried Boardwalk Fine art Show. Law has had a number of solo shows at the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University, the Ocean City Art Center and Atlantic Cape Community College.
Chuck Law is included in the publication "100 Plein-Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic." He is a Signature Artist of the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University, and a member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein-Air Painters Association. He is also actively involved with the Ocean City fine Arts League and is a member of Oil Painters of America. Law is an instructor i oil painting at the Ventnor Cultural Art Center and offers workshops on plein-air painting.
Location: Noyes Gallery, Stockton's Seaview Resort, Galloway Township
SELECTIONS FROM THE NOYES PERMANENT COLLECTION
Location: Shore Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point, NJ 08244
Fine and folk art objects from the Permanent Collection of the Noyes Museum of Art are temporarily on view at Shore Medical Center. Selected works include fine duck decoys, chosen from the Museum's vast holding of artifacts that help to highlight and preserve the history and culture of South Jersey. The unique Purple Martin Palace, created in 1935 by Leslie Christofferson, can also be found at Shore Medical Center.