Posts by Nancy Kingman

The Art League of the Chathams will hold its Fall Show Reception  on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Chatham Township Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Road, Chatham Township.

The exhibit will feature artwork by the general membership in the strolling gallery and showcase the work of husband-and-wife duo Susan Scarince Jones and Alan Jones in the Lundt-Glover Gallery. Their show, “Nature’s Impressions,” will include Susan’s impressionist paintings, her collages of metal, copper and tin; and Alan’s clocks constructed from wood, tile, and copper. 

The reception is free and open to the public. All reception attendees aged 12 and up must be vaccinated against Covid-19. Everyone must wear masks inside the building. 

“Southwest,” a collage by Susan Scarince Jones, is metal, mosaic tiles, and acrylic.

The artwork of both shows may also be viewed during regular business hours at the municipal building from Oct. 3 through Dec. 3. The building is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  

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Three members of the ALC are participating in Windows into Art in Downtown Summit throughout the month of September.

Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) and Summit Public Art (SPA) compiled a list of artists and paired them with participating downtown businesses.

SDI, the Visual Arts Center of NJ and Summit P.A.L. jointly run an annual festival downtown called Arts + Cars. The event is Sunday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and streets will be closed to traffic so that all may safely enjoy having the streets and sidewalks to check out the art, restaurants, and cars. SDI organized the Windows into Art to tie into the downtown festival.

ALC members Yolanda Fundora, Pam Gosner, and Celeste Fondaco have artwork on display at downtown Summit businesses. 

Yolanda Fundora has six artworks on display on the windows at Ani Ramen, 427 Springfield Ave., Summit, shown here with some of its staff.

Yolanda has a selection from her latest work in progress, “Voices in My Head,” at Ani Ramen, 427 Springfield Ave.

“Cool Summer Pleasure,” a digital artwork by Yolanda Fundora.

Pam’s work, “A Passion for Glass,” which includes both jewelry and paintings, is just down the street at Lois Schneider Realty, 431 Springfield Ave.

“Paperweights,” a 10×20-in. acrylic on panel, by Pam Gosner

Celeste’s paintings are at The Red Balloon, 386 Springfield Ave., which is about a block away from both Pam’s and Yolanda’s venues.

“Tomatoes,” an oil by Celeste Fondaco


Two members of the ALC have their artwork on view at the Library of the Chathams for the month of September.

Larry Kerner and Kathy Havens have a combined show of mostly photography at the library at 214 Main St. in Chatham.

Both Larry and Kathy, who is known as a painter, are exhibiting their scenic photographs from their individual travels, plus many nature scenes—trees, gardens and flower close-ups. Kathy is also displaying some hot wax encaustics. Both artists have had solo art shows at the library in the past.

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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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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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As part of the art league’s Winter Friends & Family Show, 31 6×6-in. artworks by league members are on display. See a sampling of some of the works above. During the opening reception Sunday, Dec. 9, visitors may take their purchases of mini artworks home with them.

The mini show will remain on view, along with the general membership and solo shows, through mid March.

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A lecture on “Women in Art & Women Artists” will be presented by the Speakers Bureau of the Newark Museum at the Summit Library on May 18 at 7:30 p.m.

This slide presentation looks at the way women were portrayed in art from Egyptian times up until the Gilded Age, when art was mostly created by men. It then follows the rise of women artists, using examples of their work from the museum’s collections.

Georgia O’Keeffe’s “White Flower on Red Earth, No. 1,” oil on canvas, in the collection of the Newark Museum.

Georgia O’Keeffe’s “White Flower on Red Earth, No. 1,” oil on canvas, in the collection of the Newark Museum.


This program is free and open to the public. The library is located at 75 Maple Street in Summit.



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An illustrated lecture, “Flowers in Art,” will be presented by the Speakers Bureau of the Newark Museum at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit on May 4 at 7 p.m. A small reception will follow the presentation.

Flowers have bloomed in art from ancient Egypt to the modern day. Come and see examples in painting, sculpture, folk art, decorative arts, furniture, and jewelry—all from the museum’s collections. Learn how the artists Henry Inman, Martin Johnson Heade, Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Workshops, Florine Stettheimer, Max Weber, Marsden Hartley, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, and Robert Rauschenberg rendered flowers in their unique and magnificent ways.

The program is free for members of the arboretum and $10 for nonmembers. Register online at: The arboretum is located at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit.


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