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Selected Works 2017
Art Show

Opening Reception
Saturday, July 8th, 2017
5 PM - 7 PM
703 Watchung Ave., Plainfield, NJ 07060
Exhibit runs July 8th to July 28th, 2017

Selected Works from the duCret School of Art Annual Spring Show will be featured at Swain Galleries for the month of July. Guests and local artists are invited to join the award winning artists at the Opening Reception, on July 8th.



duCret Spring
Art Show & Sale

Friday, April 28, 2017
6:30 PM - Art Award Winner Announcements
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM - The PARTY Goes!
1030 Central Avenue, Plainfield NJ
(Park in back & use auditorium entrance)
Join friends of duCret in the auditorium Friday night. Kick back and relax to the jazz band, '4 To Get Ready' and mingle with the duCret family. A juried show nets student award winners in several mediums, who are then featured in the summer at Swain Galleries for a month long exhibit. It's a FREE EVENT. Family members of all ages are welcome! Cash bar, finger food, and seating available.


CLAY TRANSFORMATION GESTALT

A Sculptural Performance of Change by Simon Keller

Premiere @ MGalleries, June 3, 2017 - 7 PM – 8 PM
67 E Washington Ave, Washington, NJ 07882
Website: www.mgalleries.org

An object, it’s form or design we create, purchase and use is commonly defined by a limited set of finite points of reference. By nature, these objects are measurable, quantifiable and subject to requirements of technical & functional usefulness, purpose, taste, reason and intent. Gestalt is not. Instead it reaches far beyond and is indeed infinite in its multiplicity of reference points. Gestalt follows the flow of materials and expresses their unique inherited properties. Certain variations recur naturally, but only to be abandoned in the process of change for the other, the novel. Contact: Simon Keller, Studio Honoo 炎 / p: 908-477-4690, email: [email protected]


Joan Arbeiter Exhibit
RUNS TO May 13, 2017

Metuchen Public Library
Metuchenlibrary.org
480 Middlesex Ave. NJ 08840
For Library Gallery accessibility 732.632.8526, [email protected]

Friends and Neighbors, a solo show of life-size paintings and drawings by painter and past duCret instructor of 30+ yrs, Joan Arbeiter. The show has been extended to May 13, 2017 and is in view at the Metuchen Public Library. 

Artist Statement: I am very pleased to have this opportunity to introduce you to some of my friends and neighbors who have been willing to sit for their portraits. During sessions we would exchange stories. With their permission, I began to tape record our conversations and later edited and wrote them into the back-ground space. You are invited to “meet” these interesting people and “listen in.” My intention is to convey the humanity of my subject, using technique and media expressively. - Joan


Welcome Meeting

April 10, 2017
6 PM -7:30 PM
at the DuCret School of Art
1030 Central Ave, Plainfield, New Jersey
www.thewomensartscollective.org

Come to our first meeting of 2017! We will report on what has been accomplished since April 2016, what is planned for the next 5 months,
collect annual dues and develop fundraising activities.

Come see what we are about and help us establish Plainfield as the
epicenter for the arts in central New Jersey!


See “MANIA”

A multi media exhibition inlcuding artwork by duCret Instructor Kat Block

At The Rotunda Gallery / Borough Hall
500 Main Street Metuchen NJ 08840
April 3 – June 30 2017

Opening Reception
Sunday, April 9, 2017  2-4 PM


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GIRL SCOUT COOKIES AT duCRET! 

APRIL 8, 2017
10 AM - 1 PM
ON THE duCRET FRONT LAWN
(If Rain: In Auditorium)


The Girl Scouts Heart of NJ Troop #40263 will be selling Girl Scout cookies on the front lawn of The duCret School of Art at 1030 Central Avenue, Plainfield NJ 07060 on Saturday, April 8th from 10 am – 1 pm. There’s more to the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program than just a great cookie! The skills and confidence girls build by participating in the cookie program is priceless. 

If it rains, the Girl Scouts will be in the school’s auditorium. Patrons are asked to drive to the back of the school where there is plenty of parking and enter in the back auditorium entrance. For more information please email: [email protected].

*ON THE SAME DAY - KIDS & TEENS REGISTRATION DAY / SAT MORN ART

On the same Saturday, The duCret School of Art will be accepting walk-in registrations for the Spring Saturday Morning Art Workshop Series (8 Weeks) for Kids (ages 8 – 11) and Teens (ages 12 – 15), which begins on April 22, 2017. Parents and children are invited to stop by and tour the school between the hours of 9:30 am and 3:00 pm on April 8th. For more information regarding the 8 week series, visit: http://www.ducret.edu/saturday-mornings/


Join Friends of duCret

First Unitarian Society of Plainfield Parish
724 Park Ave, NJ
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017
8 pm - til Midnight

Join our neighboring organization and friends from the Plainfield Symphony!


DUCRET FACULTY POP UP SHOW

M Galleries - 67 E Washington Ave.
Washington, NJ 07882
Opening Reception
Saturday, Nov 11, 2016
6 pm - 10 pm

A free gallery event for art lovers and friends of duCret. View the works of duCret Faculty and staff. Come meet NJ's oldest art school instructors and casually mingle for a fun evening in central NJ's countryside. Right off Rt 22, consider coming early and dining in the beautiful rural town of Washington, NJ. No RSVP necessary - just pop by!

Visit website: M Galleries


Gallery Show

Metropolis Gallery - 36 W 37 ST, FL 6
New York, NY 10018
Oct 7, 2016 – 6 pm – 10 pm
w/Mark Romanoski

Manhattan’s Metropolis Gallery will be opening its new show, “Greg Hildebrandt: A Retrospective,” on Friday, October 7, adding another item to every New York Comic Con attendee’s can’t-miss list. This is the first retrospective for Hildebrandt, who with his late brother, Tim, is among the most revered fantasy and science fiction artists of the last fifty years. Not only will the show include some of their coveted Tolkien paintings that have never been shown before, the artist will attend the opening reception, to be held Friday from 6-10 pm. 

“I did not choose art. Art chose me,” says Hildebrandt. “This retrospective is about my never-ending passion for creating art. Creating, for me, is the exploration of other worlds both in and out of my imagination.” This exhibit will showcase upwards of 50 paintings for viewing and sale, including some never before available.

Hildebrandt’s work continues to rise in value, with key pieces selling for as much as $150,000 each. Join duCret Instructor Mark Romanoski, who is currently working with Greg at the event!

Visit Website: Metropolis Gallery


PMUA ENVIRONMENTAL FAIR

September 10, 2016
Full Day Event
Plainfield Library Grounds
Park Ave & Eighth Street
Plainfield, NJ 07060

The Plainfield PMUA hosts an annual environmental fair every year to bring greater awareness of planetary concerns and to bolster community involvement in Eco friendly habits. Join Simon Keller and duCret art instructors on the green, bring the kids and try the pottery wheel or paint at the duCret Tables. All ages welcome.
 


Harvest Festival

September 25th, 2016 - ALL DAY
Trailside Nature and Science Center
452 New Providence Rd., Mountainside, NJ 07092908-527-4900 | 908-527-4901
Visit Website: 
Harvest Festival

Join duCret instructor Simon Keller at the Pottery Wheel and give it a try. Great activity for kids! Look for the duCret Tent! 


Benefit Art Auction for duCret

At the Suburban Golf Club
1730 Morris Ave, Union NJ
May 17, 2016
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
$65.00 / Per person
DRESS: Golf Style Casual / NO jeans

BUFFET ~ CASH BAR ~ MUSIC ~ SILENT AUCTION


Please Note: Our fundraiser date has been changed to May 17, 2016.

Join the duCret Board, Faculty members and supportive friends at the Suburban Golf Club for a buffet, cash bar and Silent Auction, on Tuesday, May 17, from 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM.

The Suburban Golf Club is located at 1730 Morris Avenue, Union NJ.

Call 908-757-7171 for More Information.

Fundraiser Ticket Options

Can't make our event? Donate!

Thank you in advance, for supporting us!


Annual spring art show

In the duCret Auditorium
1030 Central Avenue, Plainfield NJ 07060
Sunday, MAY 1, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free Admission
Music~refreshments~bring the whole family!

Our annual art show features the work of duCret students, who have endeavored all year within their classrooms, toward developing themselves as the next generation of emerging artists. 

Join them at their annual Spring Art Show. Award winners of this show are featured at Swain Galleries during a summer month. Many of these artists go on to become permanent gallery artists. Meet them, talk to them about their chosen path as artists, tour the school, meet faculty and just bask in the beauty of art in all mediums.

Simply pull to the back of the building where there is plenty of parking and use the back entrance. Stay for 15 minutes, visit for two hours! The choice is yours!


 37TH ANNUAL HS ART SHOW

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION 7PM - 9PM - FREE ADMISSION

One of the most exciting events for high school juniors and seniors, is our Annual High School Art Show. Each year almost 500 individual art entries are SUBMITTED TO AN AWARDS SHOW, WHERE THE ARTWORK IS JUDGED BY PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS. STUDENTS CAN SUBMIT ARTWORK IN THESE MEDIUMS: OIL, ACRYLIC, WATERCOLOR, PASTEL, PENCIL, PEN & INK, PRINTMAKING, SERIGRAPH, MIXED MEDIA,  TRADITIONAL/DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY OR GRAPHIC ART.  JOIN US ON FEBRUARY 26TH FOR THE OPENING RECEPTION!

 


ANNUAL MINIATURE SHOW
& OPEN HOUSE

AT duCRET
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6
2PM - 4PM - FREE ADMISSION

You're invited to bring the whole family to this Holiday Art Show, to view original and one-of-a-kind pieces designed by the duCret student body. Music, refreshments and a whole array of miniature artwork will be on display and for sale. Every year this show enables the general public to tour the campus, speak with the student artists and purchase affordable stocking stuffers and Holiday gifts - at affordable prices. Sales support the students themselves and help in their educative process for product production and marketing as well. View or purchase jewelry, ceramics, photography, graphic illustrations, stained glass, water color, acrylic, oil, pen and ink drawings and more!


ALUMNI ART SHOW
Saturday, October 17
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ORIGINAL ART FOR SHOW AND SALE

For their third year in a row, duCret alumni joined together to produce a fabulous original art show and sale. Just check out their Flier design - by Brittany Mackason! Each year guests can view artwork and chat with the artists! It's always FREE ADMISSION & FREE REFRESHMENTS, with Music by DJ Dustmite. It's a great way to get your kids get inspired!

Stay tuned for next years show! Always held in the duCret Auditorium - with plenty of parking in back.