Friday, Saturday and Sundays during the run of each exhibit: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9:00 AM to 12 NOON & 1:00 to 4:00 PM or by appointment.
Special arrangements can be made for Groups of 5 (Five) or more visitors and guided tours for SCHOOL GROUPS.

The Gallery at Arts Guild New Jersey accepts and reviews work throughout the year as we search for artists for upcoming exhibits.

If you would like your artwork to be considered for exhibition PLEASE SUBMIT a CD with 10 to 20 Images (JPEG format saved at 300dpi and image size no larger than 8 inches X 10 inches.) Include a Current RESUME/BIO and a brief statement about your work. Works in ALL MEDIUMS ARE CONSIDERED. WORK in MANY mediums are included in each exhibit.

Almost all of our exhibits showcase emerging artists and focus often on the works of New Jersey artists in particular.

Almost all exhibits are GROUP SHOWS.

We Do Not exhibit pre-existing groups. We might be interested in seeing work from members of a group, but these would be accepted only on an individual basis for specific exhibits being planned at the time of submission of your artwork.

Please DO NOT send a wide variety of different kind of work. The more work in one medium that you submit, the better we will be able to determine the overall quality of your work and the visual ideas that concern you.

Send your CD and other information to: Arts Guild New Jersey 1670 Irving Street Rahway NJ 07065. PLEASE INCLUDE a Self addressed Stamped envelope with sufficient postage for return of your CD if you would like it returned.

Our Executive Director serves as curator for several of our exhibits each year. Exhibits are planned by: MEDIUM or STYLE or GENRE OR by a THEME/IDEA.

We are almost always in search of art for shows that are tentatively planned for each upcoming year.

We invite several guests each year to curate exhibits for the Arts Guild Gallery. If you have a history of organizing exhibits for non-profit or museum spaces and have an idea/proposal for an exhibit which you would like to curate for us please send an abstract/proposal concept with names of any artists whom you expect to show and a CD of selected images. Address for Submitting Exhibit Proposal: Arts Guild New Jersey 1670 Irving Street Rahway NJ 07065. You can also email us or call (732) 381-7511.

14th Season Art Exhibits

September 18 – October 12, 2011
Reception: Sunday, September 18, 1-4 PM
Curated by Lawrence Cappiello
Featured Artists: Francesca Azzara, Pam Cooper, Susan Evans Grove, Neal Korn, Leonard Merlo, Judy Richardson, Roslyn Rose, Sheila Ross, and Michael Wiley.
GIMMEE SHELTER—a thought that now resonates even more strongly in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene and her path of devastation to personal property.HOUSE: a Structure built to become a place of habitation for individuals and/or family units. Houses come in an incredible range of sizes and shapes, in styles from every period of history. They can be a tiny one-room bungalow or a vast mansion with dozens of rooms and numerous wings or additions. In each period of history, in each country on the globe, a new sensibility arose about the nature of dwelling places. In many cases, brilliant architects throughout history have devised ever greater designs for human living or the housing of their royalty or rulers. Houses have been and continue to be constructed of a vast array of materials: brick or stone, woods of many kinds, glass and steel, concrete slabs, plastics, sheet metal and tin…the list can go on and on.

Houses in many areas may be designed very much alike, but become distinctive or more singular through the creativity of their owners. This is where and when the HOUSE—the structure—becomes the HOME—the residence of a family or an individual. HOME is the Inner Sanctum…The Place where we can feel at ease to most be our selves…The location for gatherings of Family and Friends, the breaking of bread, the preparation of meals, the site for our intimate behaviors.

Most people bring into the HOME—their most prized and favorite possessions…they adorn the rooms whether few or many with varied colors, decorative moldings, pictures and artworks, furniture reflecting their individual taste and preferences—They make their homes a reflection of themselves—-whether as a showcase to vie with the neighbors or for the sheer pleasure of building a personal habitat that suits their needs and use.

The artists gathered together for the GIMMEE SHELTER art exhibit have created artworks, both 2 and 3 dimensional in many styles and mediums. These works approach the ideas of HOUSE AND HOME for the metaphorical content of the nature of the places built for us to live in and the dwelling it becomes when we reside in that structure. In this way—the structure can refer to a larger concept reflecting our current national or regional feelings about our homes. These works in many cases become metaphor for loneliness and alienation, repetition and conformity, grandiose behavior, posturing or exaggerated sense of self. The final word is that these homes and houses represented offer the view of artists in their reflection about the where and how of contemporary living.

As people all over the East Coast watched in late August as a storm of terrible power jeopardized their homes and well being they in many cases were happy to weather that storm and return once again to the comfort and Shelter of their Houses and Homes.—–Lawrence Cappiello, Curator

NEXUS NJ: The 2011 NJ Juried art Exhibit
October 23 – December 1, 2011
Reception: Sunday, October 23, 1-4 PM
Juror: Dr. Rocío Aranda-Alvarado
Participating artists: Jennifer Lynn Bates, Olga Mercedes Bautista, Patricia Bender, Seanna Noonan Book, Jacques Bredy, Ron Brown, Monica Camin, Fred Cole, Pam Cooper, Jane Dell, Darlene Foster, Tracie Fracasso, Janice Gossman, Mort Herman, Lauren Lehman, Jessica Lenard, Abby Levine, Laura Levy, Miranda Maher, Leonard Merlo, Victoria Plummer, Sumukha Ravishankar, Robert Richardson, Lisa Sanders, and Florence Wint
January 15 – February 2, 2012
Reception: Sunday, January 15, 1-4 PM
February 12 – March 15, 2012
Reception: Sunday, February 12, 1-4 PM
March 25-April 26, 2012
Reception: Sunday, March 25, 1-4pm
November 27, 2011 – January 5, 2012
Reception: Sunday, November 27, 1-4 PM