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Call for Artists

The Edison Arts Society is once again sponsoring a poetry reading at the Menlo Park Mall Barnes & Noble Friday, April 21, 2017



We would like to display our artists artwork during the event (see criteria below).



Original art can be any subject or style (no nudes or controversial material).


1)       *Art must be UNFRAMED (no glass or plastic) it needs to be flat & lightweight – such as watercolors,

                  charcoals, pastel, pencil, photographs, mixed media etc. No sculpture or 3D art.

2)       Art must be mounted on poster board or similar material, matting optional…again no frames. 

3)       Attach to the back: Artist name, Title, medium & price (if for sale)

4)       Please email your response, use subject heading: Call for Artists – Edison Arts Society, Barnes & Noble Menlo Park . 

So I know what you will be bringing tell me: Name/title/Size/medium/Price (if for sale.)

5)       Please respond as soon as possible. Deadline 4/15/17


The art will be hung on wire held with clips around the main stairwell.

The utmost care will be taken hanging and displaying the art while it is at the venue, but please be aware EAS nor Barnes and Noble assumes no liability for loss or damage during the event.


Drop Off: April 20th from 10:00 am to 11:30 (at the coffee shop area on the 1st floor.)

Pick Up:  April 21, 2017 9:00 pm

*Note: If any issues with Drop Off/Pick Up dates/times please call Gloria Dittman – she has kindly offered to make alt. drop off arrangements if needed.   732-548-9134.


A percentage of the proceeds from book purchases (etc.) during the evening will go to our EAS Scholarship Fund.

We are selling Cheesecake Factory Cheesecakes ($40) to raise money for our Scholarship Fund. Please let us know in advance if you are interested in making a purchase.

Barnes & Noble Bookfair

Edison Arts Society Flyer April 2017


J. P. Stevens’ High School Art Students Exhibit at the Edison Arts Society Gallery



A juried exhibit of J.P. Stevens’ art students opened last night at the Edison Arts

Society Gallery, Municipal Bldg, 100 Municipal Building (3rd floor) in Edison.  Several students

were awarded ribbons:

Ceramics / 3D Art

1st Place (Blue Ribbon)- Laya Paladugu  “Lillies” Ceramics, Not for Sale

2nd Place (Red Ribbon)  – Catherine Yong: “Eternal Prison” Tagboard Cube, Not for Sale

3rd Place (White Ribbon) – Joany Xue: “Fried Tye Dye” Ceramic Sculpture, Price $30

Honorable Mention (Purple Ribbon) – Sanjana Saji: “Living Branches” Ceramics, Not for Sale

Honorable Mention (Pink Ribbon)- Deepti Shankar: “Coil Pot” Ceramics, Not for Sale


1st Place (Blue Ribbon): Catherine Yong: “Shaymin” Paper Quilling, Not for Sale

2nd Place (Red Ribbon): Nina Patel “Untitled” Oil Pastel, NFS

3rd Place (White Ribbon): Alicia Li “Vulnerable” Charcoal $135

Honorable Mention: Stephanie Lee: “Rebirth” Watercolor, Not for Sale (Pink Ribbon)

Honorable Mention: Julia Vaynerchuk: “Wind” Acrylic on Canvas, Not for Sale (Purple Ribbon)


This exceptional exhibit will be on display until Thursday, April 27, 2017.  The Gallery is

opened during business hours, Monday through Friday.   EAS President, Gloria S. Dittman,

noted that a few years ago, Mayor Lankey designated March as — STUDENTS’ VISUAL ARTS

MONTH so it is very appropriate that we celebrate with this unique exhibit.


Metuchen Inn – Life is Beautiful Art Exhibit


Anjana Jose

Our next EAS Gallery (Edison Municipal Building) solo artist will be ANJANA JOSE!

Grand opening is Wednesday January 18, 2017 at 6:30pm.

The opening and her work will be located in the 3rd floor of the Edison Municipal Building in Edison.



“Anjana Jose hails from Cochin – ‘The Queen of Arabian Sea’, a beautiful paradise in India and inherits the artistic heritage from her family. As a child she was formally trained in pencil sketching and water coloring at Cochin, India. She has grown her favorite hobby of painting to a much higher level of Professional Art over a period of time. It is now a very passionate and professional part of her life. She has gained strong experience after being trained in advanced watercolor techniques at Ridgewood Art Institute, New Jersey. Moving on, ‘Technical Drawing’ which undoubtedly was her favorite subject while pursuing Engineering, helped her enhance the technical aspects of the artistic skills tremendously.

She has a very specific style demonstrated in her paintings, with lot of details and colors. One can clearly identify an emotion in her strokes. People and nature are her favorite subjects. She tries to bring in all the characteristics of real life into the canvas. She captures moments that catch her eye be it rain or snow, or animal or man, anything that can say a story, and conveys it to the viewer through water and pigments. Still life objects also create lot of scope for her paintings.

She hopes to use her God given talent to do many more beautiful art works which can create a lasting impact on people; watercolor medium helps her connect with the world!”