Displays & Exhibits

Art exhibits may be viewed in the Community Room. Displays are in locked cases in our vestibule. Coordinated with Kathleen Palmer, Volunteer.

The library seeks local artists who would like to exhibit their work. If you have something that you would like to loan for library display, or if you’re interested in exhibiting your artwork or collections, please call Madelyn English at 908-766-0118 or click here to email.

Upcoming Events

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Michael Martin Oil Paintings - Last Day: 9/29

Best Strawberry Shake
Best Strawberry Shake

On view: September 2-29, 2016

“It’s the journey, not the destination,” says Chatham artist Michael Martin, “A lifelong pursuit of painting has guided my expression goals.” Mr. Marin focuses exclusively on oil painting enjoying the inspiration from many of the old masters. The adventure of applying paint to a canvas provides the inspiration to this artist. “I use palette knives at key points in the painting in order to let the colors mix visually,” he says, “Keep the shadows cool and transparent, but apply opaque highlights. The painting has to move the viewer. Landscapes, still-lifes, portraits…I enjoy them all.”

10:00 AM

Paintings by Elaine Vollherbst

Peonies in Blue Vase by Elaine Vollherbst
Peonies in Blue Vase

On view: October 2-27, 2016

Elaine Vollherbst worked in the art design field for more than thirty years. She works from her own photos and has a strong sense of design, composition, and color relationships. She began her career in New York City, at a company that produced paintings for the furniture market, where she also learned how to follow trends and look for home decor color schemes. She specializes in floral designs and animal portraits.

12:00 PM

American Landscape and Wildlife Photos by Gary Westerhoff

Wild Pony

On view: October 29-November 30, 2016

Gary Westerhoff is an accomplished nature photographer whose work has been exhibited throughout northern New Jersey, published in numerous books, and won awards in various judged competitions. The show will feature landscapes from across the United States and intimate portraits of American wildlife including wild horses, wolves, bears, coyotes, mountain lions and Florida birds. A special feature will be a number of stunning photographs printed on aluminum. Mr. Westerhoff is a professional engineer who lives in nearby Chester, New Jersey.

10:00 AM

Contemporary Photography: Unique Perspectives

Mask by Marvin Cline
Mask by Marvin Cline

On view: December 1-30, 2016

The New Jersey Photography Forum presents a juried show of thirty fine art photographs drawn from its core group known as the Exhibition Committee. Each of the artists has submitted a series of works based on a theme of their own choosing. The result is a series of mini-shows covering a wide range of diverse viewpoints and techniques and includes traditional photography, abstract images, image manipulations and digital art. New Jersey Photography Forum is an organization that promotes the development of photographers and provides them with exhibition opportunities.