Events and Programs
Bead Bash - June 30
Beaders will not want to miss the Hunterdon Art Museum's "Bead Bash" Sunday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This day-long event is for all ages and features workshops, demonstrations, hair wraps for children and more.
"Bead Bash" workshops for attendees ages 16 and older include: learning how to use wire and tools to make simple and wrapped loops, and how to weave coiled wire segments into a love-knot pattern; discovering Kumihimo, the art of Japanese braiding; creating a Tree of Life pendant; and making a bracelet using a peyote stitch. Tuition for these programs is $35 by June 14 or $45 after.
Children can enjoy workshops on designing and weaving a beaded bracelet, and on creating a ruffled necklace. Children's workshops are $25 for early registration and $35 after June 14.
Hair wraps are also available for all children attending Bead Bash.
Nineteen demonstrations throughout the day will offer tips on knitting with beads, bead embroidery, chain maille, wire-worked links, Kumihimo and creating beaded Christmas ornaments. Among the talented bead artists who will teach workshops and demonstrations are: Alice Heinzelman, Sandra Lupo, Mariel Murphy, Joan Tandler, Peggy Tepper, Sandra Van Ardenne and Mallory Weston.
In addition, attendees can bring their projects and enjoy a "beading social," an opportunity to chat and share their passion for beading with others.
Bead Bash honors Linda Johnson, an artist and the owner of the Clinton shop Extraordinary Beads, who passed away in late 2012.
"Linda was a great friend and supporter of the Museum, as well as a vital part of our community," said Marjorie Frankel Nathanson, executive director of the Museum. "The arts were important to her, and we felt this event was a fitting way to honor her memory."
The day ends with the Clinton Guild conducting a memorial dedication to honor Johnson's memory.
Admission to Bead Bash is $5. To register for a workshop or for more information, call the Museum at 908-735-8415. For more information, please go here.
Calling All Artists! 2013 Members Exhibition
The Museum is now accepting entries for its annual Members Exhibition. All members of the Museum are invited to submit up to three images of work completed in the last five years, and not previously exhibited at the Museum.
This year's juror is Dr. Ferris Olin, curator, scholar, arts administrator, entrepreneur and librarian. She is a Distinguished Professor Emerita at Rutgers University.
Entries must be received by June 28, 2013. One artist will be selected for a solo exhibition in 2014.
For more information, and to submit your entries, please visit the Online Juried Shows website at: http://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=154
HAM's Program for Independent Curators
The HAM Program for Independent Curators is a dynamic project that opens the way for an array of ideas and viewpoints on contemporary art, craft, and design to be presented in the Hunterdon Art Museum's exhibitions program.
The Hunterdon Art Museum, a center for contemporary art, craft and design, focuses on new and innovative work. The Museum exhibits work in all forms and mediums with the goal of creating dialogue, generating ideas, and sparking creativity. HAM has a particular interest in work that explores the intersection of art, craft and design and work that displays the qualities of craftsmanship while pushing the limits of the materials in innovative ways.
Founded in 1952 in rural New Jersey, the Museum is housed in a former mill dating back to 1836, that is on the National Historic Register. The Museum's nineteenth century stone building is a perfect setting for twenty-first century art. Visitors view the art in a unique space that enhances their experience. The Museum presents more than a dozen exhibitions and offers more than 200 studio courses annually.
Curatorial Proposal Submission Guidelines
The Museum seeks proposals that focus on innovative work by artists of outstanding potential and established artists who have international, national or regional reputations. Proposals may be for thematic or solo shows. Curators should have a track record of creating exhibitions in the fields of contemporary art, craft, and design; however, the Museum will also accept for review proposals from emerging curators developing their careers. Curators may not include their own work in the proposed exhibition. Additionally, the exhibition should not have been on view within 50 miles of the Museum's location.
Ideally, proposals should be submitted one to two years in advance of the proposed exhibition; however, shorter lead times will be considered and in some cases desired. Please do not send original art or documents, as materials will not be returned. The Museum will contact curators of interest for an in-person discussion with the Museum's Exhibitions Committee to determine whether the proposal is feasible.
We are particularly interested in hearing from curators in the New Jersey/New York/Pennsylvania area. (Curators, please note that the Museum is 55 miles from New York City and 60 miles from Philadelphia. Public transportation is available from New York City from Port Authority. There is no direct public transportation from Philadelphia to Clinton. By car, the Museum is easily accessible from Route 78.)
Proposals may be sent to:
Hunterdon Art Museum
7 Lower Center Street
Clinton, New Jersey 08809
Or emailed to:
(Please use Independent Curator Submission as the subject.)
To fill out an application, please go visit: HERE.
Our Current Exhibitions:
May 19, 2013 - Sept. 8, 2013
Nature's Mark: Printing on Fiber
May 19, 2013 - Sept. 8, 2013
Assunta Sera: Strong Attraction
May 19, 2013 - June 30, 2013
June 16, 2013 - Sept. 8, 2013
Art on Tap
We'd like to thank all the visitors and volunteers who made "Art on Tap" such a huge success. We'd also like to thank the following businesses for making the afternoon so special:
Hunterdon Brewing Co.
A la Carte
The Garden Gourmet
The Clinton House
Ye Olde Sub Base
The Fine Diner
ShopRite of Hunterdon County
Wegmans of Bridgewater
We'd also like to thank Jonathan Andrew for lending his musical talents to "Art on Tap."
Save the Date!
Join us for our 2013 Art Party on Saturday, September 21. We'll post updated information on this website soon.
September 22, 2012
The Hunterdon Art Museum would like to thank the following for all they did to make our Diamond ArtParty & Auction such a sparkling success:
Our Gold-Level Corporate Sponsor:
Our Silver-Level Corporate Sponsors:
Our Bronze-Level Corporate Sponsors:
We also wish to thank:
The Hunterdon Art Museum would like to thank the artists who have contributed to our ArtParty Art Auction:
La Thoriel Badenhausen
Diana Gonzalez Gandolfi
Glass Roots, Inc.
Mary Ann Miller