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New Directions in Fiber Art


February 9 - June 16


MAM will be exhibiting New Directions in Fiber Art, the New Jersey Arts Annual exhibition highlighting New Jersey’s visual artists sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.  This juried show will consist of works created in the array of traditional and contemporary fibrous materials and methods all completed since 2015. 


As humanity relies increasingly upon technology, there is a growing appreciation of the personal, sensuous delivery of mood and content through the familiar components of fiber.  Putting forth the discoveries of their world and times, these artists engage the expressive potential of ancient methods with contemporary voices.



Explore Fiber Arts at MAM  
  • Participate in the eco-friendly upcycling Teen Yarn Bomb Workshop on April 14
  • Visit the Yarn Bomb on our grounds
  • Make art inspired by our galleries in our fiber arts-themed Drop-In Studios and CREATEabilities
  • Shop The Store at MAM to see the one-of-a-kind pieces made by artists featured in the exhibition
  • Join to attend exclusive member tours on March 2 (with special guest, Jan Huling!) and April 14

Featured Artists

Judy Beck of Montclair, NJ

Pamela E. Becker of Flemington, NJ

Jeanne Brasile of Little Falls, NJ

Caroline Burton of Jersey City, NJ

Monica S. Camin of Fair Haven, NJ

Nancy Cohen of Jersey City, NJ

Joan Diamond of Maplewood, NJ

Robert Forman of Hoboken, NJ

Geri Hahn of Mountain Lakes, NJ

Victoria Hanks of Glen Ridge, NJ

Linda Brooks Hirschman of Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Alisha McCurdy Holzman of Fair Lawn, NJ

Jan Huling of Jersey City, NJ

Helen R. Kaar of Madison, NJ

Dong Kyu Kim of Fort Lee, NJ

Megan Klim of Jersey City, NJ

Liz Kuny of Morristown, NJ

Daryl Lancaster of Lincoln Park, NJ

Judy Langille of Kendall Park, NJ

Shannon Linder of West Orange, NJ

Kevan Lunney of East Brunswick, NJ

So Yoon Lym of North Haledon, NJ

Susan Martin Maffei of Matawan, NJ

Patricia Malarcher of Englewood, NJ

Caroline McAuliffe of Jersey City, NJ

Anne Q. McKeown of Secaucus, NJ

Deborah Guzmán Meyer of Montclair, NJ

Susan Spencer Reckford of Short Hills, NJ

Faith Ringgold of Englewood, NJ

Ben Salmon of South Orange, NJ

Lisa Sanders of Newark, NJ

Diane Savona of Passaic, NJ

Pamela Scheinman of Highland Park, NJ

Wonju Seo of Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Glendora Simonson of East Orange, NJ

Armando Sosa of Hopewell, NJ

Elena Stokes of Clinton, NJ

Amanda Thackray and Diana Palermo of Newark, NJ

Katie Truk of Hamilton Square, NJ

Ellen Weisbord of South Orange, NJ

Woolpunk of Jersey City, NJ




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MAM Yarn Bomb & Fiber Art Exhibit Explore New Territory



The New Jersey Arts Annual is a unique series of exhibitions highlighting the State’s visual artists. One exhibition takes place each year in either fine arts or crafts, in alternating sequence. These exhibitions are open to any artist currently living or working in New Jersey. The Arts Annual series is sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.

New Directions in Fiber Art is a project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Montclair Art Museum.


Generous support provided by Tracy Higgins and James Leitner, the Lyn & Glenn Reiter Endowed Special Exhibition Fund, the Judith Targan Endowment Fund for Museum Publications, and Margo and Frank Walter.


All MAM programs are made possible, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Carol and Terry Wall/The Vance Wall Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and Museum members.



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