October 2017 Exhibit
From Realistic To Abstract
Collage by Barbara Landberg

Although Barbara works in a variety of ways and enjoys Chinese Brush Painting and watercolor, this exhibit is only featuring her collages. A Tenafly resident, Barbara has been painting for more than 35 years, and has a passion for many types of art. She was a 3rd grade teacher at The Elisabeth Morrow School in Englewood for many years, and always incorporated art into her classroom curriculum. To this day, she continues to teach art and creativity courses in the school’s Summer Explorations camp program and leads groups of students and their parents on trips to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Barbara has attended painting workshops in Maine, Vermont, Italy, France, and China, has exhibited and won awards at The Salmagundi Gallery in NYC, and appeared in juried shows at The Art Center of Northern NJ. She has also exhibited at Rockland Center for the Arts, the Old Church Cultural Center, Fairlawn Library, Cresskill Library, the Belskie Museum in Closter, the Ethical Culture Society in Teaneck, and the Tenafly and Englewood Public Libraries. Barbara's work is in private collections in Vermont, New Hampshire, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Toronto and Italy. More of her paintings can be viewed at: www.barbaralandberg.com

October 2-30 | Meet-the-Artist Reception, Tuesday, October 17 6:30-8:30 PM

November 2017 Exhibit
Collage on Arches Paper by Arlyne Berzak

This exhibition consists of beautifully-designed, fanciful collages that incorporate various media such as watercolor, oil paint, acrylic and pencil drawings. “Collage is a building experience, where I create pure flights of fancy,” says Arlyne. “I am continually collecting unusual papers, pictures and beads that catch my eye to use in my pieces. I begin with a painted background or some interesting paper, then add a central figure and build around it with items that enhance the theme.” Arlyne always dabbled in sketching and painting, but when it came to professional life, she earned a BA in English and Art History and became an English teacher. She then entered the corporate world, where she served as Executive Director, Federation Apartments; Executive Director, John Harms Theater; and Senior Executive at the Classic Residence division of the Hyatt Hotel chain; In her retirement, she has returned to painting and has studied portraits in oil with Gary Godbee at the Montclair Art Museum, where she is also a docent. Her work has appeared in several group shows at the Montclair Museum and at the Maywood Library. It is also housed in many private collections.

Nov 1-30 | Meet-the-Artist Reception: Thurs, Nov 9, 7-9 PM

December 2017 Exhibit
The Colorful Distractions of Youth
Photographs on Metal by Chelsea Beck

This exhibition features photos of graffiti, street art, and amusement park attractions that reveal ways that today's youth seek distraction. “Adolescents often choose to express themselves through the rebellious creation of graffiti art with the intention of understanding and resisting the banality of reality and society,” says Chelsea, “and each work in this themed exhibit seeks to expose the various ways in which youth look to escape.” Born and raised in Norwood, NJ, Chelsea attended Northern Valley Old Tappan Regional High School, where she enjoyed photography as a hobby. But it was while she was earning her BA in Sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, that the culture, lifestyle and natural beauty of the region ultimately inspired her to pursue photography as a career. She worked as a freelance photographer for numerous publications in Denver, and is currently pursuing a post-graduate degree in Photography at the University of the Arts, London, where she presently lives and works.

Dec 1-29 | Meet-the-Artist Reception: Tuesday, December 5, 6:30-8:30 PM

Located on the second floor of the JCC, the Waltuch Gallery is a community space that exhibits thematically Jewish artwork, or art produced by a Jewish artist. Artists are mostly local, though some exhibits feature artists from around the country and the world. The Waltuch Gallery exhibit and receptions are free and open to the community. All of the work on exhibit is for sale and a portion of the proceeds go to support programming efforts in the JCC.

If you are interested in displaying in the Waltuch Gallery, please click here for the application. Your completed application, along with 5 image files of your work should be emailed to Nina Bachrach at nbachrach@jccotp.org. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Nina at 201.408.1406 or at the email above.