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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  
  • Contribute to the Yarn Bomb on our grounds
  • Make art inspired by our galleries in our fiber arts-themed Drop-In Studios
  • Learn from a featured artist and MAM instructor, Deborah Guzman Meyer, in the Empowered Embroidery workshop
  • Register for classes including Art of the Handmade Book and Protest Art Thru Silkscreen
  • Join to attend exclusive member tours on March 2 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


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.


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  • Meet the Collector: Patricia Bell
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  • 23Feb
  • Handmade Folk Dolls Workshop
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