NJAI Presents the Exhibitors Coop

Exhibitor's Co-op is a New Jersey based group of artists meeting weekly to critique each other's work and present exhibitions. Founder and leader Barbara Minch says, "My aim was to create a forum to share art ideas and information and to support each others' creative expression. Over the years, Exhibitors' Co-op has evolved into a thriving community of talented individuals, working in their own diverse styles." “Pieced Together” at the NJ Arts Incubator, reveals the range of work created by the members of Exhibitor’s Co-op. Seeing the beautiful and provocative art this group produces lets art exhibit viewers appreciate the talent in the northern New Jersey area. Artists-members work in traditional realism using oil paint, acrylic, pencil and watercolor. Abstract painters experiment with combining paint and collage. The Co-op encompasses clay sculptors and paper sculptors; photographers and digital artists; printers and scratchboard artists, all of whom like to make their mark.

Group exhibits are curated throughout the year in New York and New Jersey galleries and museums. Corporate clients, including Nabisco, Johnson and Johnson, ADP, Merrill Lynch and Pfizer have also hosted shows, and some have purchased work for inclusion in their private collections. Member artists have also enjoyed individual success with New York City gallery exhibits, commissions and been accepted into national and international juried shows. Many have won awards and some have been published as book illustrators and in art books.

Minch continues, "The excitement each week comes from sharing in each others success. It may be that someone has made a sale, received an award or is to be featured in a national art magazine. Or it may be that someone has made a breakthrough on a problem piece, or has mastered a new medium." [gallery link="file"]

2010 "The Cube and I" Gaelen Gallery, JCC, West Orange NJ
"A Celebration of Heart" The Summit Medical Group, Summit, NJ
Children's Specialized Hospital Mountainside, NJ
2009 "Artscapes : A Celebration of Summer" The Summit Medical Group, Summit, NJ
2008 "one, two, three from a series" Montclair Library, Montclair, NJ
2007 "The Cube and I", 1978 Gallery, Maplewood, NJ
2006 NECA, Whippany, NJ
2005 Pfizer, Morris Plains, NJ
Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ
2004 Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ
Millburn Library, Millburn, NJ
ADP, New York, NY
2003 Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ
Springfield Library, Springfield, NJ
Pfizer, New York, NY
2002 The Priory, Newark, NJ
2001 "Fresh Visions" Clifton Arts Center, Clifton, NJ
"Art in 3D" Kraft Gallery, East Hanover, NJ