Displays & Exhibits

Art exhibits may be viewed in the Community Room during regular library hours unless a meeting is in progress. Displays are in locked cases in our vestibule.

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

"Recovering Wisdom," Photos by Nick Sant Foster

On view: October 3-30, 2018
An exhibit of color photographs and quotes from the photographer / author’s unpublished book, “Recovering Wisdom.” Most of the photographs are of natural subjects with an emphasis on strong color. The quotes are about some of the fundamental issues explored in the process of spiritual growth. A working manuscript of the book is also available to view. Mr. Sant Foster was a freelance photographer associated with the Image Bank (now part of Getty Images) and a photography teacher at Drew University. He is a former resident of Bernardsville and currently resides in Basking Ridge.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Essex Water Color Club

On view: November 2-29, 2018
Artists’ Reception: Saturday, November 10, 2:00-4:00 pm
This exhibition will showcase work by “Exhibiting Members,” judged by Theresa Troise Heidel. The Essex Water Color Club, New Jersey’s oldest watercolor organization, was founded by 27 artists in 1932 to meet, share ideas, discuss techniques, and to exhibit their work. Today, a two-tiered membership of over 150 members, represent water media from across the New Jersey. The group’s goals are to provide a meeting environment which promotes the exchange of ideas, to support the development of  artistic technique, and to encourage an interest in water media in the community.

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

"Nature and Life" - Photographs by Gina Petrecca

All We Need Is Love

On view: December 2-28, 2018
Gina Petrecca has loved photography since she was a child when she became fascinated with preserving memories. She loves taking pictures of still lifes, landscapes, nature, and animals as well special events and parties. Her inspiration comes from colors, shapes, or anything different, and it changes depending on the situations she finds herself in.