Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council

NEWSLETTER   MAY 2017     


Welcome to the first edition of our new newsletter. We plan to publish this on a regular basis, beginning quarterly, to report on our recent events and let you know what's coming soon.
If you have questions about the Council or it's programs, call or email us and we will do our best to answer them in a following issue.  
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As you may know Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council became an all-volunteer organization at the end of last year. This has been quite a challenge, but I’m pleased to report that we have made considerable progress. 

SCAHC President

Perry Anderson

Checks for all the grants from the state of New Jersey have been distributed to the supported 18 arts organizations and 6 history organizations for 2017 (a total of $63,900 for Sussex County). We are already working on the grants for 2018.

We have had a successful first quarter for our art gallery on Spring Street in Newton. We ran an “Artists’ Choice" members' exhibit, our "Xpose" juried photography show, and the County’s Youth Art and Teen Art events. The Skylands Juried Exhibition attracted strong support and included many high-quality works. We have planned a strong program for the rest of the year and we are optimistic about our future.

Presenting these programs is a lot of work for our volunteers. If you have a little time, and are willing to help, please let us know. We are always looking for more members of the team. 

Perry Anderson

President SCAHC Board of Trustees

Guests Enjoying the Xpose Reception


We have recently introduced our new website designed to improve the services we can provide for all members. This is still a work in progress but some important improvements are already implemented.

The changes include:

  • A new, more flexible technology so we can present up to date information more easily
  • An improved process for signing up new members and for easy renewal of memberships
  • The full program of 2017 events 
  • A modern design for easy viewing

To check out the website yourself go to

As we go forward we want to develop the web site with the content that you want to see. Email us your suggestions and we'll do our best to include them in future updates. (


David Rush

We have enjoyed a special exhibit (closed April 26) showing the work of well-known Byram artist David Rush. There were over 30 works on display and some of them new. This has been a great show and we are grateful to David for sharing his work with us.





The exhibit currently in the Spring Street gallery is our annual flagship exhibition. Skylands Juried Art Exhibition will remain on display until June 10. If you have not yet seen it - it is worth a visit.

A large gathering of artists and friends attended the opening champagne reception on Saturday, May 6. Twelve cash awards, with a total value of $2,700 were presented to winning artists. 

A critique of the exhibited art was held on Saturday May 20. Mary Birmingham, the judge of the show, discussed her approach to selecting entries and awards, and provided advice for artists preparing their works for entering juried exhibitions.  She also responded to requests from individual artists to comment on their work. 


Visions of New Jersey 

This members' exhibition, with a popular theme, will be on display in the Gallery from June 17 to July 22. For full details and an entry form click HERE

Senior Citizens Exhibit

All Sussex County senior citizens can enter this exhibit. The winning entries in each category are invited to the NJ State Seniors exhibition in September. Last year the  artists from Sussex  County won 6 awards at the state event, including one first place. Let's see if this year we can do even better!!

Full details and entry forms will be available shortly.  


The annual exhibition of the Art Association at Roxbury is on display at the Newton Judicial Center until May 31. 

To see the art, enter the Newton Judicial Center and pass through the security check. Take the elevator to the second floor.


The 2017 Sussex County Senior Student Art Awards were presented at the County Community College on May 23.  Click HERE for details.


Proud artists show their work after Wendy Stamer's Watercolor Workshop


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We are now inviting members to display their art on the SCAHC website.

To add photographs to your personal album, go to Click “LOGIN” at the top right of the page On the log in screen enter your email and password. Click “Login”

    If you do not know your password click “Forgot password”

        Enter your email address on the “Reset Password” screen

        Click “submit”. Your password will be emailed to your email address.

When logged in:

Go to your profile page (log in and click your name at the top of the page).

Click "Member Photo Album".

Click "Add Album"

Click "Upload Photos"

Select files to upload, click "open"

Click on uploaded file(s) and add caption(s).

You can add up to 50 images in the album


We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with a mission to foster and promote the artistic and cultural vitality of Sussex County. At our art gallery at 133 Spring Street in Newton we present exhibitions for our members. We also have two juried exhibits each year, a special senior citizen exhibit and special exhibits for young artists. We are the designated organization distributing grant funds provided by the State of New Jersey to art and history groups throughout Sussex County. We also arrange art displays in county businesses and public spaces.



With an all-volunteer staff, the Council is currently run by the Governance Committee of the Board of Trustees. We always welcome new help. If you can spare a little time, any help is appreciated in our support for the arts and heritage in Sussex County. We are particularly looking for light office skills such as answering the phone and computer skills including Word, Excel and Publisher. Call 973-383-0027 or email for more information, or to join the team.

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Contact email: Phone: 973 383 0027
Office and gallery: 133 Spring Street, Newton, NJ 07860
Hours are Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 5pm, Saturdays: Noon to 4pm.

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