National Open Call:  ARMISTICE DAY, 2018
Aug
20
to Sep 30

National Open Call: ARMISTICE DAY, 2018

Deadline to Submit:  September 30, 2018 at Midnight

Exhibition will be on display at Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck, NJ

from November 10, 2018 thru January 18, 2019

 

ARMISTICE DAY, 2018

On November 11th, 2018, the world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the day the guns fell silent on the Western Front and the fighting ended in the War to End All Wars.

This November, Puffin Cultural Forum and Frontline Arts will commemorate that date in all its bitter irony: the sorrow and pity of the War, the hundred bloody years it spawned, and the early hopes for world peace.

For the full prospectus, please click here.

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BIG INK @ FA
Aug
28
to Sep 29

BIG INK @ FA

exhibition runs: aug 28th - sept 29th

opening reception: thursday, september 6th from 6:00-8:00pm

Showcasing the 7 large scale woodcut relief prints made here on-site and outdoors with BIG INK during Community Art Day in July of 2018, alongside 8 remarkable BIG INK prints from their archives!


15 large scale woodcuts, on display in the Frontline Arts Gallery this September!

Please join us for the opening reception, Thursday, September 6th from 6-8 pm!

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Monotypes of the Natural World with Len Merlo and Rachel Heberling
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Monotypes of the Natural World with Len Merlo and Rachel Heberling

Take a journey through the natural world with Artists Len Merlo and Rachel Heberling, and discover new ways of finding compositions for your work. Beginning with an exploration of the grounds surrounding Frontline Arts, participants will draw in their sketchbooks and collect interesting samples from nature. We’ll then explore dynamic compositions from multiple angles and return to the studio to create monotypes using non-toxic Akua inks.

THIS CLASS IS FULL!

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Warrior Writers - Free Workshops at Frontline Arts
Oct
7
to Dec 2

Warrior Writers - Free Workshops at Frontline Arts

Warrior Writers NJ offers free writing workshops at Frontline Arts for veterans and family members on war and home front experiences.

Workshops are held from Noon to 4:00pm in the second floor main gallery.

UPCOMING DATES:

May 6, 2018

June 3, 2018

July 1, 2018

For more information, contact: Jan Barry at janbarry61@hotmail.com

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Polymer Plate Letterpress Holiday Cards & Stationery with Dave DiMarchi
Oct
13
to Oct 20

Polymer Plate Letterpress Holiday Cards & Stationery with Dave DiMarchi

This introductory quick-and-easy letterpress course will skim the surface of printing on Frontline Arts’ Vandercook letterpress using custom text and imagery. Each artist will learn the ins-and-outs of printing on the press, as well as how to create custom polymer plates. Using you very own text and designs, you will print a suite of simple one-sided, folded holiday or stationery cards!

Sign up here!

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ONLINE VIDEO Tech Talk: Etching from Photographic Inspiration with Rachel Heberling
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

ONLINE VIDEO Tech Talk: Etching from Photographic Inspiration with Rachel Heberling

for current members only:

Nerd-out on technical issues in printmaking with us! We are launching our very first ONLINE VIDEO Tech Talk: Etching from Photographic Inspiration with Rachel Heberling, October, 2018. Stay tuned for a YouTube video link, sent to your inbox!

Tech Talk is a benefit of membership.

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Etching Copper with Rachel Heberling
Nov
3
to Nov 17

Etching Copper with Rachel Heberling

Experience the beautiful line qualities achieved with copper in this less-toxic etching class. We will be using a ferric chloride solution along with Andrew Baldwin’s BIG ground. Plus, we will be printing with Caligo and Charbonnel soap & water-washable inks. Drypoint and alternative mark-making techniques will also be covered.

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Grant Writing for Artists with Manda Gorsegner
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Grant Writing for Artists with Manda Gorsegner

This 2.5 hour workshop will dive into the moving parts of an artist's grant application from budding idea, to proposal development, partnerships, budget, outcomes, and reporting. I ask only that you bring an idea, a real-life project you've been pining to launch or a made-up creative endeavor you'll use to work through the layers of a successful grant application. There's no limit on which artistic media you choose for your project idea.

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ARTIST SERIES:  Coffee & Critique
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

ARTIST SERIES: Coffee & Critique

NEXT Café CULTURE:

Thursday, September 20th from 6:00-7:30pm

COFFEE & CRITIQUE

@ Frontline Arts Studios

Bring a finished piece of your artwork or a work-in-progress to share with the group! Artist members in attendance along with professional artist staff will provide feedback to you on technique, content, and context. From emerging to professional artists, all current members of Frontline Arts are welcome!

Coffee of choice this evening will be Booskerdoo, a regional fair trade roastery in Monmouth County, NJ.

We'll also have homemade scones and a variety of teas if coffee isn't your thing!

Please RSVP to Manda@frontlinearts.org if you're planning to attend, or pop on over if it's spur of the moment! We hope to see you there!

Café Culture is a benefit of membership.

Image credit:  Brooke Lark

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Silkscreen Monoprints and Variable Prints with Keith Garubba
Aug
1
10:00 AM10:00

Silkscreen Monoprints and Variable Prints with Keith Garubba

This course will explore methods for using the silkscreen process to produce one-of-a-kind prints and/or variable prints in a rapid manner.  Water-activated crayons, monoprint inks, as well as traditional screen inks will all be used in conjunction with stencils, tapes, and screen drawing fluid to give a unique, selectively colored effect to an image.

This class if FULL

You can sign up for the waitlist here

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Books on Tapes with Dave DiMarchi
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Books on Tapes with Dave DiMarchi

This intermediate book-binding course will delve deeply into creating two beautifully handmade hardcover books: a traditional Coptic book, and a full-spread book with an intricately constructed cover. Every artist will leave with two beautiful handmade books, and all the knowledge needed to explore binding in their own work.

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struggle to EXIST
Jul
15
to Aug 18

struggle to EXIST

Check out the exhibitions page for more information!

Exhibition runs from July 15th through August 18th

Please join us for an opening reception, Thursday, July 19th, 6-8 pm

This show exhibit works from artists across the nation to deepen the discourse of North American bird species and their struggles to exist, both on the individual level and also on the species level.

 

Image: Drowning I'iwi by Patrick Vincent

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Community Art Day--BIG INK--Ribbon Cutting!
Jul
15
11:00 AM11:00

Community Art Day--BIG INK--Ribbon Cutting!

Community Art Day--BIG INK--Ribbon Cutting!

Free admission!

Please join us for a community day of celebrating participatory art! BIG INK will be here printing extremely large woodcuts with 6 selected artists, our new exhibition--"struggle to EXIST"--will open, we will have a wide array of participatory artmaking activities for the whole family, and we are thrilled to have a county-recognized RIBBON CUTTING for the organization as a final capstone to our transition this year!

We hope you and your family will join us!

-BIG INK large scale woodcut relief printing
-Ribbon Cutting with Somerset County @ 1:00pm
-Participatory artmaking: papermaking from military uniforms, natural fibers papermaking, relief printing for adults and kids, temporary screen printed tattoos, kids' games, sidewalk art sales, demos, music, pizza and refreshments!
-Opening of avian awareness exhibition, "Struggle to Exist" in our second floor gallery

Rain or Shine!

Come get your art groove on!

RSVP on the FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

Event Flyer

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Annual Members' Meeting - Frontline Arts' Gallery
Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

Annual Members' Meeting - Frontline Arts' Gallery

THURSDAY, JULY 12
6:30-7:30PM

Frontline Arts' Gallery, Second Floor

 

As a valued member of Frontline Arts, we hope you'll be able to join us at our Annual Members' Meeting on July 12th. This year, we are developing a new three-year strategic plan and are looking to our membership to provide us with valuable feedback on our facilities, programs, and services to artists and communities.

We're ready to hear all of your comments regarding the transition we've just completed in the last year and how we can make improvements moving forward. We will also have paper forms if you prefer to submit feedback and recommendations anonymously.

The meeting will take place Thursday, July 12th in our second floor gallery from 6:30-7:30pm. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

Please RSVP if you know you'll be attending, or just pop on over if you're free!


RSVP to:  frontlineartsintern@gmail.com

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Papermaking with Natural & Local Fibers with Dave DiMarchi
Jun
29
to Jun 30

Papermaking with Natural & Local Fibers with Dave DiMarchi

  • Frontline Arts Studios (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This course will explore the basics of papermaking with nature! We will begin the first session with a nature walk around the Frontline Arts grounds. Working with a variety of collected, harvested and sourced natural fibers — like iris, hosta and milkweed — artists will be introduced to methods, tools, equipment and techniques for Western papermaking, including the creation of pulp from these fibers.

sign up here!

Deadline to sign up is June 26, 2018 @ 5pm 

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Tech Talk- Printmaking in Italy
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Tech Talk- Printmaking in Italy

With everything fresh in mind, hear Rachel discuss all techniques she learned while assisting Ron Pokrasso for 2 weeks in Florence at the Santa Reparata International School of Art. She will have worked intensively with almost 20 students in monotype, collage, chine collé, ImagOn and Solarplate.

Open to members only

RSVP: FrontlineArtsIntern@gmail.com

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Veteran & Service Member Arts Exhibit & Reading
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Veteran & Service Member Arts Exhibit & Reading

Frontline Paper and Warrior Writers at The Art League

In partnership with Frontline Arts and Warrior Writers, local Service Members in the DC area participate in a week long workshop at the USO warrior and Family Centers. During the workshop, participants are guided by veteran artists through the process of transforming military uniforms into handmade paper. Through writing and art workshops, participants narrate their individual military experiences through original works of art and writing, using these modalities to bridge the gap between the military and civilian communities. 

For more information please email: ashy@usometro.org

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INK & PULP:  An Evening to Recognize our Roots
Jun
9
6:00 PM18:00

INK & PULP: An Evening to Recognize our Roots

Join us for the Frontline Arts’ Annual Benefit,

INK & PULP

An Evening to Recognize our Roots

Honoring & Recognizing

Founder, Peter Chapin | Former Director, Patricia Franchino |

Frontline Paper Supporter, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of

Johnson & Johnson | Dedicated Volunteer, Len Merlo

 

Saturday, June 9th 2018 | 6:00-9:00pm

 

Sit-down Dinner, Dessert & Donation Bar

Silent Auction & Wine Pull

Handmade Paper Rosette Station

Spoken Word Performances from our Veteran Community

Private Viewing of Hunterdon Art Museum Galleries

Live Classical Music

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

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Carborundum Collagraph Prints with Len Merlo
Jun
2
to Jun 16

Carborundum Collagraph Prints with Len Merlo

In this two-session course, artists will combine the rich tonalities and textures of Carborundum Prints with the mysterious effects of collagraph and drypoint. All materials, mediums and clean up materials will utilize non-toxic methods that fulfill the mission of our non-toxic and environmentally safe initiative.

THIS CLASS IS FULL! Sign up for Waitlist here

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HAYSTACK | FRONTLINE ARTS Veteran Artists in Craft Week
May
21
to May 25

HAYSTACK | FRONTLINE ARTS Veteran Artists in Craft Week

  • Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Over the past four years, Haystack and Frontline Arts have actively developed a program for military veterans based on the “combat paper” model of taking discontinued military uniforms and transforming them into handmade paper. Our goal with these workshops has been to highlight the veteran artist movement and provide opportunities for veterans to learn from one another in a supportive community of makers.

This year we have expanded the program to include workshops in ceramics, papermaking, and writing, taught by artists who are both veterans and leaders in their respective fields.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED: FRIDAY, APRIL 6


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Polymer Plate Letterpress Demo with Rachel Heberling and Len Merlo
Mar
17
1:00 PM13:00

Polymer Plate Letterpress Demo with Rachel Heberling and Len Merlo

Frontline Arts is demonstrating our brand-new service of letterpress photopolymer platemaking! If you would like to design your own imagery and use a modern font (or just aren't THAT into typesetting) learn how to create KF-95 polymer letterpress plates AND print them on our type-high, gridded Boxcar base.  

sign up here!

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Less-Toxic Line Etching with Rachel Heberling
Mar
3
to Mar 10

Less-Toxic Line Etching with Rachel Heberling

Did you know it was possible to etch intaglio plates without all the toxins, fumes and solvents? Are you frustrated by attempts with acrylic grounds and runny inks? Then this class is for you! Even if you’ve never done etching, you will learn all the basics using Andrew Baldwin’s BIG ground and Caligo soap & water-washable inks on a zinc plate.

This class is FULL! you can sign up for the waitlist:

sign up here!

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Cafe Culture
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Cafe Culture

  • Dragonfly Music & Coffee Cafe (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dragonfly Music & Coffee Cafe
14 E Main St, Somerville, NJ 08876
Open to members

Come grab a coffee or tea and pastry, and chat with other artists!

Every two months, we will base our discussion around a specific topic. You can bring information about that topic to contribute or purely come to listen, learn, and engage!

Our February topic is Exhibiting: Where and How Do I Get My Work Shown?

Please note, there's no simple answer to this question! This has been a requested topic from several members, so we are looking forward to opening up the discussion between artists and administrators at our first small Cafe Culture get-together.

RSVP: FrontlineArtsIntern@gmail.com

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My Personal Culture/Narrative on Fabric (Textile Screen Printing)
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

My Personal Culture/Narrative on Fabric (Textile Screen Printing)

Textile printing is the process of applying color to fabric in definite patterns or designs. In properly printed fabrics the color is bonded with the fiber to resist washing and friction. This course instructs semi-experienced printmakers to explore textile screen printing to enhance their skills.

sign up here!

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Akua Carborundum Gel Workshop with Caren Friedman
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Akua Carborundum Gel Workshop with Caren Friedman

Students will learn how to use the NEW non-toxic Akua Carborundum Gel to create quick and easy printmaking plates. This process yields a rich velvety surface which can be worked into using dark-field reductive techniques similar to a monotype or mezzotint. 

This class is FULL! You can sign up for the waitlist

Sign up here!

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Socially Awkward 80s Game Night and Pizza Party
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Socially Awkward 80s Game Night and Pizza Party

Looking for some FREE fun on a Friday night? Bring your favorite retro board games, dress in your '80s finest, and get ready to rock out and make some prints! We'll have pizza, refreshments, tunes, games, interactive stations and art fun for the whole family! Featuring, "What's Your Art Smell," "What's Your Art Superpower," and "Send Rachel to Vegas." Don't miss out!

RSVP here!

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44th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition
Dec
8
to Jan 6

44th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition

We are pleased to announce our 44th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition! 27 Artist Members are represented in this year's show, selected through a blind jury process by juror, Ahni Kruger. Read more on our Current Exhibitions page.

Exhibition runs from December 8, 2017 through January 6, 2018.

Opening Reception December 9, 2017 from 2:00-5:00pm.

RSVP Here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/545988649068039/

Image Credit:  Leokadia Stanik

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Bookmaking for Everyone  ​(with Dave DiMarchi)
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Bookmaking for Everyone ​(with Dave DiMarchi)

In this bookbinding workshop artists will become familiar with the tools, materials and tricks of the book binding trade! Throughout this course, we’ll explore contemporary bookbinding, creating multiple book structures for highly personalized soft and hardcover artists’ books—ideal for journals, sketchbooks and artist books.

THIS CLASS IS FULL!

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Screen Printed Posters & Postcards  (with Dave DiMarchi)
Oct
18
to Oct 25

Screen Printed Posters & Postcards (with Dave DiMarchi)

Before the era of Twitter, Facebook, blogging and photocopying, getting your message out was not such a straightforward business. In the golden, but low-tech age of 1960s protest, with options for independent broadcasting or publishing limited, silkscreen printing was the street campaigner's weapon of choice.

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