The Monmouth Museum is committed to present the work of NJ emerging artists through its popular series, The New Jersey Emerging Artists Series, now entering its eighth year. The New Jersey Emerging Artists Series consists of six annual monthly solo exhibitions to showcase the new work of NJ artists who have not previously held one-person exhibitions in our State. The Nilson Gallery in the Monmouth Museum provides a unique and exciting opportunity for these artists to exhibit their work. Selected artists are guided through the exhibition process, provided promotional materials and give an Artist’s Talk during their exhibition, offering the public insight into their artistic process. All opening receptions & Gallery Talks are free and open to the public. The artists selected for this Series represent the diversity of talent in the State and demonstrate creativity in a wide variety of media.

NJ Emerging Artists Series 2019 – 2020 Selected Artists

Thank you to everyone who entered their portfolio for consideration for the Monmouth Museum’s NJ Emerging Artists Series. The Monmouth Museum Exhibition Committee is continually amazed at the vast amount of talent our great State of New Jersey has to offer. The competition was, as always, very tight for this exhibition opportunity but the Jurors have made their decision on the next 6 artists (See Below).

The NJEAS Jurors: David Dziemian, Jennifer Elliott, Michael Endy, Daniel Fenski II, Marianne Ficarra, Nancy Haulenbeek, Donna Payton, Victoria Reis, and John Vigg

Again, to all the artists who entered and shared with us their artwork, we thank you, good luck in all your artistic endeavors, look for the NJ Emerging Artists Series 2020 – 2021 Call for Entries and opportunity to submit again on our website at the end of January 2020 and most important of all, keep creating art!


Stephen Barnwell – Digital Prints
Passaic, NJ
August 9 – September 8, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, August 16th 6 – 8 pm

Divided States

Kate Eggleston – Fiber/Sculpture
Manalapan, NJ
October 18 – November 17, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, October 18th 6 – 8 pm

Islands of Me

Meira Pomerantz – Linocut/Print
Fort Lee, NJ
June 12 – July 12, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, June 12th 6 – 8 pm

Tango in Queens

Susu Pianchupattana – Oil
Ocean County, NJ
September 15 – October 13, 2019
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 15th 6 – 8 pm

Bicycle Riders

Bennett Gewirtz – Acrylic
Marlboro, NJ
May 8 – June 7, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, May 8th 6 – 8 pm


Ry An – Thematic Oil Paintings
Blairstown, NJ
July 17 – August 16, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, July 17th 6 – 8 pm

The Long Nights