Welcome to the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council!  We are a non profit organization whose mission is to foster and promote the artistic and cultural vitality of Sussex County.  

We encourage you to check out the Events, Things to Do, and Artist Community pages on our site as a resource for what's happening in the Arts! 


Check out the link to the WMBC-Newsroom. You can watch a short interview with our Executive Director, Mary Jo Mathias reguarding the Picatinny Exhibit on display in our gallery.




The Winter / Holiday 2014-2015 Legacy has just been released Click Here to be one of the first to see it


The current exhibit is Artist's Choice and will be on display in the Newton gallery until January 31st.

Sussex Skylands National Endowment for the Arts Discover Jersey Arts New Jersey Arts Council Visit NJ The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Current Exhibit

Artists Choice - Exhibit
Runs Until: January 31, 2015
Artist Reception: Saturday, January 10, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m

Call for Artists!

The 28th Annual Skylands Regional Juried Art Exhibit

We are pleased to announce that the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council will once again host the Annual Skylands Regional Juried Art Exhibit! This exhibit has become a benchmark for quality art shows in the New Jersey Highlands. Both the exhibit and the opening reception are well attended by the public and highly regarded by artists of all levels of experience.

For more information about the 2015 Skylands Exhibition please see: "28th Annual Skylands Regional Exhibit"


An Upcoming Exhibit is Roads Traveled:

It might be humble, a superhighway, a county road, abandoned, in progress, paved or dirt, public or private. It might have puddles, ruts, washouts, be crowned or flat, banked, snow-covered, icy, dangerous, impassable or muddy.  We can drive on them, plod uphill and wind downward, slide, sleigh ride, use a wagon, scooter or bike, drive a team of horses, or walk the dog. Metaphorically, the road not taken or the one chosen can change a life.  "But for that detour, I might never have..." Roads require reasons to seek them out. Is it employment, discovery, vacation, exploring, companionship, grief, a return home or the call of duty? What have you found on the road?  To what or to where has a road brought you?


Saturday, February 7, 4 to 6 pm.


Sunday, February 1, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
and Tuesday, February 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Sunday, March 1, 2015, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
and Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


At the Newton Judicial Center:

Visions of Change

In what ways might change happen? Times, tastes and populations change. Change can be immediate or take eons. It can be for good or harm, comedy or tragedy. Might you work for or against change? History is written and rewritten in seasons, is recorded, tweeted and YouTubed. Mobile media and computers change public and private behaviors. What are your Visions of Change? Please share.


43-47 High Street, Newton NJ, 2nd Floor Public Gallery


Friday January 30, 12 to 2 and 6 to 7 pm


Monday March  23, 12 to 2 and 6 to 7 pm


 For more information on upcomeing exhibitions please see our Events Page.