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 opening receptions for the ALC Spring 2019 group show and the Sally Abbott solo show took place on March 15.

Artwork from both shows will remain on view at the Chatham Township Municipal Building through June 7.

Chatham Township Mayor Tayfun Selen (second from left) with Ann Frommer, and Ellie and Craig Culver.
Sally Abbott with her granddaughter Kimmy, in front of Sally’s portrait of her, entitled “Kimberly Anne.”
Celeste Fondaco with her pastel portrait of her dog Pippin.

Gage and Ann Johnson provided music at Sally Abbott’s solo show.

Attendees at Sally Abbott’s solo show reception.



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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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The opening reception of ALC’s Winter Friends and Family Show Dec. 9 featured a holiday boutique, a show and sale of 6×6-in. artworks, and a celebration of the league’s 30th anniversary, as well as a solo show of watercolors by Betsy Mirabelli and a group show by members and guest exhibitors.

The solo show in the Lundt-Glover Gallery, and the group and mini shows in the strolling gallery, will remain on display in the Chatham Township Municipal Building through March 11.



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FANELO AGUAYO has been making films for two decades in Spain, Boston and New York City. But he has been a painter as well, working mostly with oils.

Painting is for this Spanish-American artist “a need like eating or sleeping -he said. But it is also a method to let go, to fight the demons and make the angels fly. It is a tool to find the truth and expose the lies. It is a universe where you can be heard and understood, a vaccine to survive without going insane. It is a path to live and let die, a passport to enjoy today and tomorrow”.

In 2015 Fanelo won the “Marian Anderson Memorial Award for Portraiture” at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, in Summit.

You can see more of Fanelo Aguayo’s work oh his Instagram.

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