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The ALC Spring Show, which opened on March 20, features a Wall of Sunflower Art, to display the league’s solidarity with Ukraine, and Sally Abbott’s “Covid Series” solo exhibit.
 The sunflower art, the solo exhibit paintings, and artwork by the general membership will all remain on display and on sale Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Chatham Township Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Road, Chatham Township until summer.
Part of the proceeds from the sunflower art will be donated to UNICEF for its emergency response effort in Ukraine.
Below are scenes from the Opening Reception of the Spring Show.

Celeste Fondaco with artist friend Jill Caparoso of Ocean Grove in front of Celeste’s “Sunflowers” painting. Celeste organized the Sunflower Wall.

Greg Smith of Chatham and Beverly Henderson of Long Valley viewing Dennis McKee’s “Sunflowers,” one of the sunflower paintings on sale to benefit UNICEF’s emergency response effort in Ukraine.

Susanne Ackerman of West Orange purchased John McHale’s “Sunflowers” painting.

Sally Abbott with paintings at her solo exhibit, “Covid Series,” in the Lundt-Glover Gallery.

Sally Abbott with Matthew Zabiegala, a professional tenor, who sang and played the keyboard at the opening reception of her solo show in the Lundt-Glover Gallery.

Alice Cutler of Morristown and Alexandria Saulich of Gladstone looking at “Atlantic City,” a painting by Leina’ala Schwartz.

Celeste Fondaco with her oil painting “Poppy.”

Barbara and Monty Montague of Chatham. Barbara is a new member of the league.

Part of the Sunflower Wall artwork to benefit UNICEF’s emergency response effort in Ukraine.

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ALC members are displaying their sunflower artwork on this page in solidarity with Ukraine.

There will also be a special area at the upcoming Spring Show displaying members’ sunflower art. 

The Opening Reception for the Spring Show is Sunday, March 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Chatham Township Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Road, Chatham Township.

The art will remain on display at the building until summer.

 

“Sunflowers” by Celeste Fondaco (oil)

“Sunflowers I” by Pam Gosner (acrylic)

“Sunflowers II” by Pam Gosner (acrylic)

“Ukraine” by Dennis McKee (acrylic, gouache}

“Sunflowers” by Dennis McKee (oil)

“Sunflowers,” by Kathy Havens (photograph)

“Sunflowers in Blue Pot” by Susan Adler (pastel)

“Sunflowers in Gold Cup” by Susan Adler (pastel)

“Sunflowers” by Susan Adler (oil)

“In Solidarity” by Nancy Kingman (oil)

“Field of Dreams for Ukraine” by Larry Kerner (Photograph)

“Sunflowers for Peace in Ukraine” by Larry Kerner (photograph)

“Sunflower no.1” by June Fisher-Markowitz (watercolor)

“Sunflower no.2” by June Fisher-Markowitz (watercolor)

“Farmhouse Sunflowers” by Susan Scarince Jones (oil)

“Sunflowers” by Emy Hyans (pastel)

“Sunflowers” by Nancy Kingman (oil)

“Sunflower,” by Linda Kimler (photograph)

“Sunflower” by Ken Spilker (watercolor)

 

 

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The Opening Reception of the ALC Spring Show will be held Sunday, March 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Chatham Township Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Road, Chatham Township.

The show will feature “SALLY ABBOTT: COVID SERIES,” a solo exhibit of acrylic paintings on canvas, in the Lundt-Glover Gallery and an exhibit of artwork by the ALC general membership in the strolling galleries.

“Still Life with Social Distancing,” a 10×30-inch acrylic on canvas by Sally Abbott, will be in her solo exhibit in the Lundt-Glover Gallery at the Art League of the Chathams’ Spring Show.

The Opening Reception for the solo show in the Lundt-Glover Gallery will feature Matt Zabiegala, a popular musician and professional tenor, who will play the keyboard and sing, masked and following Covid protocols.

“Quarantine View from My Window,” a 30×40-inch acrylic on canvas by Sally Abbott, will be in her solo exhibit in the Lundt-Glover Gallery at the Art League of the Chathams’ Spring Show.

The show is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. All reception attendees aged 5 and older must be vaccinated against Covid-19. Everyone must wear masks inside the building.

Artwork in both shows will remain on view at the municipal building, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., until summer.

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Maia Kumari will give a gallery talk, entitled “Animating Art,” Monday, March 7, from 2 to 3 p.m. at her exhibit, “Moving Light,” in the Lundt-Glover Gallery at the Chatham Township Municipal Building.
 
She will discuss taking art into the digital realm, incorporating virtual reality and NFTs (art sold in the cryptocurrency market).
 
The talk is free and open to the public.
The municipal building is located at 58 Meyersville Road in Chatham Township. 
 
Attendees are asked to adhere to Covid protocols in place at the building at that time. 
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The opening reception of the ALC Winter Friends & Family Show was held Dec. 12 at the Chatham Township Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Road, Chatham Township.

In addition to an exhibition of artwork by the general membership and a solo show featuring the abstract mixed media art of Maia Kumari in the Lundt-Glover Gallery, the reception included a holiday boutique and a mini show of 6×6-in. artworks.

The artwork in the solo show, “Moving Light,” the general membership show, and the mini show will remain on view at the municipal building during regular business hours through March 11.

Ann Frommer, Jennifer Duteil, Celeste Fondaco and Chatham Borough Councilman Len Resto

Rosemary Howlett, Gail Logan, Linda Kimler, and John Howlett at the winter show reception

Maia Kumari at the opening reception of her solo show “Moving Light”

Susan Adler at the holiday boutique with her mosaics, baskets, and small paintings

James Van Duzer at the holiday boutique with his animal portraits

Pam Gosner at the holiday boutique with her handmade jewelry

Leina’ala Schwartz at the holiday boutique with her book “Somewhere in the South Pacific,” featuring the love letters between her mother and father when he was in the Navy during World War II.

Mini show with 6×6-in. artworks by members

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The Opening reception of the ALC Winter Friends & Family Show will be held on Sunday, Dec. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Chatham Township Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Road, Chatham Township.

It will include a holiday boutique, a mini art show and sale featuring 6×6-in. artworks, a solo show featuring the abstract mixed media art of Maia Kumari, and an exhibition of artwork by the general membership and their invited guests. The solo show, entitled “Moving Light,” will be in the Lundt-Glover Gallery and the general membership show and 6×6-in. show will be in the strolling gallery.

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.

“Wellness,” a mixed media work by Maia Kumari, is in her solo show “Moving Light” in the Lundt-Glover Gallery.

Maia Kumari

The art in the solo show, the general membership show, and the 6×6-in. show will remain on view at the municipal building through mid-March. The building is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  

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The receptions for the ALC Fall 2021 group show and the gallery show, featuring the artwork of Susan Scarince Jones and Alan Jones, were held on October 17.

 

Susan Scarince Jones and Alan Jones at their joint show “Nature’s Impressions” in the Lundt-Glover Gallery with “The Traveling Musicians,” which Alan assembled with found objects from the cellar of Susan’s parents’ home.

Celeste Fondaco, Lidia Bendelic, and Alison Hooper at the ALC Fall Show Reception.

In the Lundt/Glover Gallery at the ALC Fall Show Reception.

 

 

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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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Ava Tesoriero has been named the recipient of the 2021 Art League of the Chathams
Scholarship. The $1000 award is given to a Chatham High School graduating senior who has excelled in the arts and is pursuing a post-secondary program in art.

ALC scholarship winner Ava Tesoriero

Ava at the pottery wheel

 

Ava plans to attend Skidmore College, where she will major in art with a concentration in ceramics and minor in art administration.

An honor student, equestrian, and active volunteer, Ava is the recipient of a Prudential Community Spirit Award. She earned a Girl Scout Gold Award for developing and teaching a sensory art program for special needs adults at Corpus Christi Church in Chatham Township.

A cactus dish by Ava Tesoriero

A tree sculpture in profile by Ava Tesoriero

 

The ALC sponsors an art scholarship each year. Funds for the scholarship come directly from the proceeds of the league’s gala events, most recently the celebration of its 25th anniversary in 2013.

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