The New Jersey Photography Forum continues the celebration of its 25th anniversary with a retrospective exhibit at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion at Cadwalader Park in Trenton from September 15 to November 10, 2019.
The Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday from noon until 4 pm and Sunday from 1 until 4 pm.
The New Jersey Photography Forum: A 25 Year Retrospective will have a meet-the-artists opening reception on Sunday, September 15 from 1-2 pm for members of the museum and from 2-4 pm for the general public. Several artists will speak about their work and refreshments will be served. The works are for sale with a percentage of sales going to the museum. In addition, there will be a closing reception and lecture on Sunday, November 10, from 1-5 pm. This event will also be free and open to the public. Wine and snacks will be served. The lecture by Nancy Ori, exhibit curator and director of the New Jersey Photography Forum, will touch on the history of photography over the past 25 years as it relates to the photographs in the exhibit and will include a guided tour throughout the exhibit.
Nancy Ori said, “The Museum is a wonderful showplace for this retrospective exhibit tracing the history and dramatic changes that have happened in photographic art because of the impact that new technology and new techniques have had in the last 25 years. The exhibit will showcase works by 37 artists who live throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Some have been part of the group since its inception, with the balance being very active exhibitors for many years. The works range from film and alternative processes to digital imagery.”
The New Jersey Photography Forum is dedicated to furthering the interests of professional and serious photographers living or working in the New Jersey area. Over the past 25 years under the direction of Nancy Ori, the NJPF has become the largest and most recognized group of fine art exhibiting photographers in the state. The monthly meetings are held at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit and encourage attendees to share expertise and advance their skills. The meetings provide access to a wide variety of current creative and technical information. Attendees have an opportunity to display their work for critique by others. Exhibition possibilities within the fine art community are constantly explored, and the group produces more than a dozen group exhibits each year at various venues. These exhibit opportunities have become an invaluable resource for photographers interested in becoming fine art exhibitors.
The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion houses a collection of fine art and historical displays that illuminate New Jersey’s historical, industrial and cultural past and present. The first floor galleries host revolving exhibitions of contemporary art in all media. The museum, in an Italianate villa built in 1848, also hosts an array of special events, musical programs, and classes. The mansion is the centerpiece of Cadwalader Park, which was designed by the famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, whose most famous work is New York City’s Central Park. Visit the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park in Trenton, NJ, 299 Parkside Ave., Trenton, NJ 08618. 609-989-3632.
For more information on the exhibit please contact Nancy Ori of the NJPF at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Museum at email@example.com. You can also visit the New Jersey Photography Forum website at www.njphotoforum.comfor information about the group and meeting dates. The Museum website is www.ellarslie.org.