Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council 


Congratulations to the five Sussex County award winners in the NJ State Senior Citizens 2017 Art Competition:

Artist                            Award                    Category/Title                                    

Jeffery Wolfson          First Place                Professional Pastel, Pay Toll Ahead

Ann Smiga-Greene    Third Place               Professional Mixed Media, Fly Away

Carolyn Hartley         Third Place                 Professional Watercolor, Dana Seal

Joan Gilberti              Honorable Mention    Non-Professional Acrylic, Tiger in Repose

Bridget Peek             Honorable Mention     Non-Professional Sculpture, Elephant Dusk

The exhibition is open now at the Meadow Lakes senior living facility at East Windsor.

All 21 counties in New Jersey submitted a combined total of 268 entries. 

Fourteen artists from Sussex County submitted work that was judged first in category in the county competition held at the SCAHC gallery in Spring Street in Newton.         

The state awards will be presented at the exhibition’s closing reception on Friday October 20.


History Grant Applications Welcome

The Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council is accepting applications from all Sussex County history groups as well as from other non-profit organizations planning a history project.  Applicant non-profit organizations must be 501(c)(3) certified, as determined by the IRS and be governed by a board of directors that is responsible for policy and finance decisions.  The organization must also comply with certain federal regulations and have a one – year track record of programs and services.  

Eligible organizations should appoint a member of their board of directors (usually the treasurer) to attend the History Grant Workshop on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Arts Council office at 133 Spring Street, Newton.

It is mandatory that someone from the applicant organization attend the workshop in order for the organization to be eligible to receive funds.  Call the Council at (973) 383-0027 by Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 4:00 pm to reserve a place.  The application deadline is Friday, November 17, 2017 by 5:00 pm.

Grants will be awarded for general operating support for history groups and for special projects presented by non-history organizations.  The organization’s board should discuss a proposed grant request and its expected use prior to the workshop, so that the grantee representative is prepared.



September 29th - October 1st is the Glenwood Civil War Skirmish and Living History Weekend at Pochuck Valley Farm in Glenwood NJ.  This event is free to the public.  We will have Abraham Lincoln and General Grant at the event, plus a Tin Type Photographer doing portraits.  

More information by emailing 



50 Neilson Road, Wantage, NJ

October 8, 2017   11 AM to 2 PM

.  Pumpkin Pick and Paint will be available.

We hope you enjoy viewing our website. Visit us at our gallery to see the current exhibit. If you would like to be a member please go to the "Join Us" page - you can pay on line with a credit card. If you have any questions or would like more information about the Council please call 973-383-0027 or email

Our gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday noon to 4pm.

133 Spring Street, Newton NJ

2017 Gala Masquerade Ball invitation front

Come one, come all in cocktail attire or in costume, to SCA&HC’s Masquerade Ball.  This year’s annual fund-raising Gala will be held on October 13, 2017, at the Lake Mohawk Golf Club. An elegant evening of dinner, dance, silent auction and more.   Costumes are optional and masks will be available for purchase before the event at the gallery on Spring Street and on site during the event.

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available.  Donations as well as silent auction items will be greatly appreciated.  

Call: 973-383-0027 or email

Click HERE for full details and tickets.


In the SCAHC Gallery now:   

"Anything Goes": 

September 8 - September 30

Coming Soon

An open theme exhibit with our artist partners from Highland Lakes

October 4 to November 18



Art Association in Roxbury

The Art Association in Roxbury are presenting their 50th Annual Members' Show in the Performing Arts Center at Sussex County Community College in Newton. The display includes 50 pieces by 30 artists. The exhibition can be viewed by the public during normal business hours. It is open now and will continue until September 29.



Funding of the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council has been made available in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Block Grant Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council. Additional funding has been made available in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission through the County History Partnership Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council. Partial funding provided by the Sussex County Board of Freeholders.

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