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ALC Spring Show Postponed

The ALC Spring Show has been postponed until further notice to support public efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The show was originally scheduled to open on March 27.

Please check this website for updates on the rescheduling of the show.

Artwork from the winter show will remain on view at the Chatham Township Municipal Building during its business hours.

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The opening receptions for the ALC Winter 2019-2020 group show and the Celeste Fondaco solo show took place on December 8th. A holiday boutique and a 6×6-in. show and sale were part of the group show reception.

The artwork in the solo show, group show, and the 6×6-in. show will remain on view in the Chatham Township Municipal Building through March 27.

Newly elected Chatham Township Committeewomen Stacey Ewald and Celeste Fondaco at Celeste’s solo show.

Helena Axelrod looking at artwork in the the 6×6-in. show.

Robert Frommer serving his freshly made cannolis.

 Deborah Fennelly with her artistically painted Christmas balls 

 Joanne Petuchovas selling her artwork and cards to Diane Mann and Dennis McKee

 Rosemary Howlett, ALC exhibits cochair and past president, standing in front of her winter mural in the entrance of the Chatham Township Municipal Building.

Chatham Township Committeewoman Tracy Smith Ness, Celeste Fondaco, and Ellie Culver at Celeste’s solo exhibit.


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The Opening Reception of the ALC Friends and Family Winter Show, Sunday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m.

at the Chatham Township Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Road, Chatham Township.

The reception will feature a holiday boutique, a show and sale of 6×6-in. artworks for holiday gifts, a solo show of paintings by Celeste Fondaco, as well as an exhibit of works by the general membership and invited guests.

The reception is free and open to the public.


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After studying fine art, Susan became an Illustrator, giftware designer and free-lance artist. Throughout the years, she has taught art classes and workshops in area libraries and after school programs. She enjoys working with mixed media collage, metal, and acrylics. She also prefers to work in an abstract impressionist style, and usually does not plan ahead to keeps things exciting!

She is the co-leader of Artmatters in Washington Township Morris, a member of Drew Art Association, and Art League of the Chathams.

Susan has self-published a series of photo books called Skippy ChipMunk for young children and now makes author visits to nursery and elementary schools. See her website for this at


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The Art League of the Chathams will hold a group exhibit at the Library of the Chathams during the month of June.

The opening reception will be held Sunday, June 9, from 2:15 to 4 p.m. in the Lundt Meeting Room at the library.

The artwork will remain on view at the library through Friday, June 28.

Members who wish to participate should send in the entry form included in the prospectus. The prospectus was recently emailed to the membership and can also be downloaded here: June Library Show Prospectus.

“Tiger Lily,” an oil painting by Celeste Fondaco, will be on display at the ALC group show at the Library of the Chathams in June.


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ALC members and friends made small bowls on a pottery wheel, as well as creating hand-built pottery, at the Madison Mud Clay Studio on April 25. 


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I am an estate planning attorney who loves to write, paint, make Christmas ornaments and photograph people and places. Art and creativity have always been part of my life and I am thrilled to be part of an organization that supports the arts.


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The Essex Water Color Club will hold its annual show at the Library of the Chathams during the month of February. The opening reception is Sunday, Feb. 3, from 2:20 to 4:30 p.m.

The show will include a watercolor on Yupo painting, titled “Hidden,” by June Fisher-Markowitz, ALC secretary. The exhibit will run until Feb. 27.

"Hidden" by June Fisher-Markowitz

“Hidden” by June Fisher-Markowitz.

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