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Past Exhibitions

The Art of Construction

Concrete, drywall, PVC pipes, wire, milk crates.

You’d fully expect to see these and similar materials at a construction site but not in an art museum. But the Hunterdon Art Museum’s latest exhibition The Art of Construction encourages viewers to see how common building materials can be bent, twisted and shaped to create intriguing works of art.

Lovina Purple is curating this show. The foundation for […]

Richard Wengenroth: Water to Paper

What better place for an art exhibition about water than at a Museum on the banks of a river?

The exhibition will focus specifically on rivers Richard Wengenroth painted in Sussex County, New Jersey.

Wengenroth holds a special connection with this section of New Jersey. Before joining the military, he enjoyed idyllic summer days in a simple wooden cottage built by his German immigrant grandfather on […]

HAM Faculty Exhibition

The Hunterdon Art Museum teachers will showcase their diverse talents in oil and acrylic painting, photography, ceramics and more in our Faculty Exhibition which runs from June 17 through September 3.

Faculty artists participating in this year’s show are: Karin Abromaitis, April Anderson, Megan Becker, Maureen Chatfield, Duffy Dillinger, Wendy Hallstrom, Rion Hoffman, Donna Lish, Cara London, Bill Macholdt, Stephen McKenzie, Kathleen Metaxas, Bascha Mon, […]

Steve Sitrin: Shape and Surface

Artist Steve Sitrin makes ceramic vessels for the pure joy of the creation process, and the surprising results his efforts yield.

“When I am in my studio I feel at peace, and it is in this state that I feel most inspired,” Sitrin noted. “There are many variables in this process which make each piece unique, often yielding beautiful and unexpected results. To me, it […]

Wes Sherman: Variations on a Theme

For the past year, Wes Sherman has been painting the same landscape.

The landscape has a horizon line high on the picture’s plane, a dark plant with several branches shooting upwards in the foreground and a red leafy plant to the right. Through his work, Sherman is attempting to determine how many different ways he can show this same landscape, but change the way he […]

Adam Welch: Brick

Adam Welch creates his art brick by brick. Literally.

Welch makes his own bricks by hand encouraging viewers to consider them as an art form while challenging their perceptions and preconceptions of art, ceramics and bricks.

The Hunterdon Art Museum welcomes Adam Welch: Brick with an opening reception on Sunday, Jan. 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. The artist will discuss his work at the reception, […]

RED

Discover the many shades of meaning for the color red at the newest Hunterdon Art Museum exhibition.

RED, which opens Sunday, Jan. 15, features works by 10 artists who use red not necessarily as a predominant color, but because it conjures up a specific emotion or plays a vital role in the work’s narrative.

As exhibition curator Heather Cammarata-Seale explains, red is a paradoxical color; a […]

Heather Ujiie: Fairytales, Monsters and Hybrid Creatures

Heather Ujiie’s art abounds with colorful mythical creatures and monsters spinning allegorical stories and fairytales.

Ujiie’s large-scale digital prints present a unique blending of the classical and contemporary. Her solo exhibition, titled Heather Ujiie: Fairytales, Monsters and Hybrid Creatures, runs until Jan. 8, 2017.

“Many of the pieces in this exhibition were inspired from a kind of ‘data’ mashing of both western and eastern world history […]

Susan Eisen: Meditations in Clay

Susan Eisen’s life experiences and travels flow effortlessly through her art.

One can visualize the sand-dune expanses and wadis of the Sinai Peninsula, where she once camped, or sense the dry desert riverbeds of the American Southwest in her large ceramic bowls, vessels and other creations.

“These landscapes just get inside of me so profoundly,” Eisen said. “My work reflects my responses to nature – the […]

2016 Members Exhibition

This annual exhibition showcases the diverse talents of the members of the Hunterdon Art Museum. The artists’ work in an array of media including clay, photography, sculpture, glass, fiber, oils, acrylics and collage.

This year’s juror is Dr. Kirsten M. Jensen, the Gerry & Marguerite Lenfest Chief Curator at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. In addition to overseeing the museum’s permanent […]

Members Highlight Exhibition: James DePietro

Artist James DePietro finds inspiration for his work from countless sources: a poem, a song, conversations between friends and strangers, quotes he has heard or perhaps something he sees while walking around town.

“All of these various stimuli, directly or indirectly, influence and motivate my creative process,” DePietro said. “They allow me to envision my artwork and help to convey my message about contemporary issues […]

52 Reasons to Love a Vet

Discover ’52 Reasons to Love a Vet” at the Hunterdon Art Museum, a project designed to bring attention to the needs of veterans returning from service.

The exhibition at the Hunterdon Art Museum showcases 21 works that consist of playing cards with illustrations created by prominent artists to raise money for “52 Reasons to Love a Vet” fund. The program helps eligible veterans of the […]

Contemporary International Tapestry

Tapestries might conjure up images of medieval castles, unicorns and other mythical beasts, but a new exhibition at the Hunterdon Art Museum weaves a fascinating picture of how the art form has evolved in the past 70 years.

Contemporary International Tapestry highlights the work of three generations of artists from nine countries who are elevating tapestry to a whole new level of technical and aesthetic […]

Diana González Gandolfi: Navigated Territories

As the daughter of an architect working for the United Nations, artist Diana González Gandolfi  grew up in many different countries and in many different homes. She learned early in life how to make home wherever she happened to be.

This life experience of being uprooted and moving among various cultures shapes the overriding theme of González Gandolfi’s solo exhibition, Navigated Territories.

“The experience of geographic […]

Discomfort: Experiments in Furniture, Function and Form

When is a table not a table, or a bed not a bed?

Discomfort: Experiments in Furniture, Function and Form features objects that resemble furniture, but do not function as such. Instead, these sculptures blur the line between utility and uselessness and encourage viewers to look at common household objects in an entirely new light.

“When we own objects purely for their utility, there is a […]

Interconnections: The Language of Basketry

You’d expect to find bamboo, cane or bark used as materials in an art exhibition on basketry – but hair curlers? Plastic zip ties?

The works created by the twenty-two artists highlighted in the Hunterdon Art Museum’s newest exhibition, Interconnections: The Language of Basketry, include everything from stapled paper to fabricated metal. Some employ found objects, others utilize clay, linen, or wire. Works range from […]

Andrew Hayes: Paper and Steel

 

Andrew Hayes may not judge a book by its cover, but he does judge it by the edges of its pages.

The artist prowls old book stores and antique shops searching for the perfect volumes for his work: Creating sculptures by marrying the rigid qualities of steel to the delicacy of book pages. Hayes gravitates toward older books with gold leaf or red on their […]

Kreh Mellick: All the Woodsy Things

Artist Kreh Mellick’s work is influenced by a variety of sources from her family’s passion for collecting antiques to her great-grandmother’s sketch books and by Pennsylvania Dutch folklore.  But perhaps nothing is more surprising than the inspiration she felt after picking up an old book of machine drawings.

The diagrams of the machines were in black and red ink. The black represented the non-moving machine […]

To The Best of My Recollection

“To the best of my recollection” might sound like a phrase drawn from the Watergate Hearings or a television courtroom drama, but it also suggests the fallibility of memory. A new exhibition of drawings at the Hunterdon Art Museum explores how we retell stories, and how information is lost or distorted when we consider the people and places in our lives.

“To the Best of […]

Lisa Macchi: New Works on Paper

Artist Lisa Macchi says the experience of painting is a living, breathing process that’s intuitive, improvisational, visceral and seductive.

“It’s a physical dance with the piece for me,” Macchi said. “My process is not to think too much and let the work take its own course.”

Macchi’s solo exhibition, New Works on Paper, opens at the Hunterdon Art Museum on Sunday, May 17 and runs until […]

Made to Capture

To a photographer, inspiration can appear in many ways: The smile on a child’s face, the dew drop on a flower, the angles and whorls in a building’s façade.

Or it can be something — an image, an idea, a tableau — locked in the mind, where it stays until the photographer brings it to life.

That is what Made to Capture, the newest exhibition at the Hunterdon Art Museum, conveys.

“The common thread in […]

Meanings of Home

Tucked away, inside a rather nondescript building in Lawrenceville, some truly beautiful and empowering art is being created.

Small groups of adults comb through fabrics, searching for just the right swatch to capture their feelings. Others are hunched over whirring sewing machines, stitching together pillows or wall hangings. This mix of homeless women and volunteers are exploring what home means to them on a very […]

Members Exhibition 2015

This annual exhibition showcases the diverse talents of the members of the Hunterdon Art Museum. The artists work in an array of media including clay, photography, fiber, oils, acrylics and collage.

This year’s juror was Gail Stavitsky, chief curator of the Montclair Art Museum.

Artists featured in this year’s Members Exhibition are: Susan Amann, Kiyomi Baird, Bennett Bean, Richard Begbie, Bette Blank, Linda Brooks Hirschman, John […]

Member Highlight Exhibition: Arturo Cabrera

About two years ago, Arturo Cabrera was a familiar face at the Hunterdon Art Museum as a summer camp coordinator overseeing volunteers and managing supplies.

But when Cabrera returns to the Museum on Sunday, Nov. 15, his visit will be for an entirely different purpose. Cabrera was chosen last year from the Museum’s Members Exhibition for a solo show, which will run until Jan. 3, […]

Peter Jacobs: The Collage Journal — The First Decade

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This morning, Peter Jacobs rolled out of bed, poured himself a cup of coffee and reached into his leather shoulder bag for an X-Acto knife, some glue, a 9-x-12 inch self-healing matt and a 12-page Strathmore watercolor pad. He retrieved his copy of The New York Times from his front porch, and sat down at his kitchen table where he spent the next two […]

Sally Spofford (1929-2014): Late Work

A new exhibition of the recent work of Sally Spofford not only honors a talented artist, but recognizes the efforts of a significant member of the Hunterdon Art Museum’s community.

“She was amazing, smart, witty and fearless,” said Ingrid Renard, who has curated and installed numerous shows at the Museum after being recruited by Spofford years ago.

Spofford passed away in July 2014. The Museum, which […]

Through the Lens

Microscopes? Telescopes?

You don’t typically expect to find either in an art exhibition, but both are main components in Through the Lens, the newest show at the Hunterdon Art Museum. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the artistic possibilities in the infinite and the infinitesimal.

Through the Lens opens Sunday, Sept. 27 with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. that everyone is welcome to attend. […]

walking shadow: recent work by jury smith

Ceramic artist Jury Smith’s new exhibition at the Hunterdon Art Museum is a calling to home, of sorts.

“Some of the forms and patterns are rooted in personal references — old white churches in long hollows, chopped bits of wood, echoes of the past, moments of clarity and moments of beautiful darkness,” Smith said.

The exhibition, walking shadow: recent work by jury smith, opens on Sunday […]

Young Artists Showcase

The Young Artists Showcase is one of the Hunterdon Art Museum’s longest running programs, having started more than 25 years ago. The showcase has encouraged many students to enjoy the arts throughout their adult lives; some have even gone on to pursue professional careers in the arts.

Each year, the Museum invites elementary, middle and high schools throughout Hunterdon County to participate in a series […]

2014 Members Exhibition

Our annual Members Exhibition showcases the unique talents of the members of the Hunterdon Art Museum.

Artists selected in this year’s exhibition are: Karin Abromaitis, Susan Amann, Kiyomi Baird, Bennett Bean and Elizabeth Rand, Richard Begbie, Barbara Bell, Jan Ten Broeke, Berendina Buist, Arturo Cabrera, Ann Calandro, Rene Culler, Eric Dillman, Don Esch, Edward Evans, Missy Graff, Yevette Hendler, Robert Hill, Dion Hitchings, Lora Hudicka, […]

Artist Founders of the Hunterdon Art Museum

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Explore the works of three artists and innovators—Anne and James Marsh, and Katherine Trubek—who were driving forces in converting a stone mill on the banks of the south branch of the Raritan River into what would become a center for contemporary art, craft and design.

Anne Steele Marsh (1901-1995) painted with oils and watercolors, and her bold strokes and vivid colors could depict stillness or […]

A Clay Bestiary

Discover the many fascinating and fresh ways real and imaginary animals are depicted by artists when A Clay Bestiary opens at the Hunterdon Art Museum.

The exhibition runs from Sept. 27 to Jan. 4, 2015, with an opening reception on Sunday, Sept. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. About 15 artists will display their work, and Garth Johnson will speak at the opening reception. You […]

Darren McManus: Tangents

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Darren McManus’s work in Tangents spans a decade in the making and represents a paradox of sorts. In his paintings, color is used to create harmony and extreme contrast: Hard-edged forms share the same space as blurry, amorphous masses; and, natural imagery such as flowers and plant life coexist with technological or mechanized motifs. The surfaces of his paintings are super flat, but possess […]

Giovanna Cecchetti: The Consciousness of Infinite Goodness

Giovanna Cecchetti’s journey to The Consciousness of Infinite Goodness began under the broadleaf canopy of the Amazon jungle.  She first traveled there in 2008, living in hammocks, discovering the rainforest with a medicine man, and drinking plants that made her feel connected to the ancient ways of those around her.

What she saw truly amazed and inspired her: the sounds, spirits, animals, insects and plants […]

Sky Pape: Traces of Places

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For Sky Pape, whose abstractions explore nature through unconventional uses of traditional drawing materials, water serves as a creative material and a muse. She works with handmade kozo paper and created the works in this exhibition with black Sumi ink and water in its various forms: Mist, ice, rain and snow — each of which makes a different kind of mark when combined with […]

Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic

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Thirty artists nationwide demonstrate the incredible visual possibilities of working with encaustic, the technique of using heated and melted pigmented beeswax to create art. The exhibition includes paintings, prints, collage and sculptural works that show how artists are taking this ancient process in new directions.

This exhibition offers an extraordinary range of expression and allows viewers to discover how luminosity plays a vital role for […]

Warren Muller: Luminary

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For more than 30 years Warren Muller has literally seen the light in the most mundane and ordinary objects imaginable. Muller uses luminescence as his guide, suspending bottles, perfume containers, old hay baling equipment, hubcaps, bowling pins, toy cars, deer antlers, porcelain figurines, candy dishes, metal lunch boxes, bikes, traffic light lenses, and even a retro mini cooper car to create sublime sculptures of light.

Muller’s work […]

Yevette Hendler: A Journey to DISREGARD

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In her Hunterdon Art Museum solo photographic exhibition, Yevette Hendler finds beauty in decay. Through her lens, Hendler shows viewers the spaces and places that have been forgotten and neglected, and captures their hidden charms.

Hendler was selected for a solo show from the Museum’s 2013 Members Exhibition. The opening reception for Yevette Hendler: A Journey to DISREGARD is Sunday, Nov. 23 from 2 to 4 […]