Faculty

 


 

 Jane ChangJane Chang

Attending master classes in Chinese Brush Painting for over 10 years with Madame Aixinjueluo Hinyi, direct royal descendent of Qing Dynasty. Studied western watercolor with T. Lu and C. Friedman. Incorporates both methods and philosophies. Teaches Art and Soul of Chinese Brush Painting at ACNNJ.

Sylvie CoveySylvie G. Covey

Sylvie Covey is a Master Printer and a printmaking Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology and a Printmaking Instructor at the Art Students league of New York and the The Art Center of Northern New Jersey. She owns a printmaking studio in Times Square, Manhattan, where she pursues her work in all media, and currently concentrates on combining digital and photographic techniques with printmaking. She also wrote and currently teaches a new course in Photoshop software,‘ photoshop for artists’. Her work has been exhibited all over the world. www.sylviecovey.com

Edla Cusick

Born in Manhattan, Bryn Mawr College, BA., she studied the National Academy School of Design & Fine Art, the Art Students League, a life time member of the Art Students League & twice included in the ASL annual exhibit. In addition to teaching at the Art Center of Northern New Jersey she runs a Community Painting class at Hartley House in Hell’s Kitchen, NY for 15 yrs. She also teaches a seniors oil painting class at Temple Emanuel’s Skirball Center and a number of private students of all ages.

Peggy 1Peggy Dressel

Peggy Dressel studied at Pratt Institute, NYC, AOS, The National Academy of Design, NYC  and Moore College of Art, PA. She has exhibited and received numerous awards for her paintings in juried exhibitions and galleries. Peggy’s paintings are represented in over a hundred private and corporate collections. Her biographical information is included in Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in America. She has been featured in American Artist Magazine, April 2007 and May 2007.  She is a member of the Degas Pastel Society, the AAPL, the Oregon Pastel Society, and a signature member of the Southeastern Pastel Society and teaches at various other art organizations along with a number of watercolor & pastel classes at the Art Center of Northern New Jersey.

Jim Edmonds.Jim Edmonds

Photographer, Sculptor and Printmaker Jim Edmonds says that art allows him to explore who he is, where is he going and how he fits into the universe. Edmonds has taught at the Art Center of Northern NJ for many years. The class he teaches, ‘Photography – Technique & Darkroom’, extends this perspective to his students and their lives. The Englewood born teacher, a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, NYC and now a Teaneck resident, has exhibited throughout New York and New Jersey.  www.jimedmondsart.com

Karen ElderKaren Elder

Karen Elder is a certified K-12 art teacher, as well as a certified elementary teacher. She has experience teaching students of all ages and abilities. She is an active member of the Art Educators of New Jersey; and continually participates in the organization’s in-service seminars; which cover many aspects of art education. She is a member of the National Art Education Association and a member of a local arts advocacy group, Leonia Arts. As a board member of Sculpture for Leonia, Karen worked to establish a sculpture garden in a municipal park and to place additional outdoor works throughout the Borough of Leonia.

Candi FeinbergCandi Feinberg

Candi Feinberg attended Montclair State University and The School of Visual Arts. She started to formally study art at age twelve when she took life drawing and still life painting at the Heritage Gallery in South Orange with Pauline Lorentz and John Grabach. She administrated and participated in Artist’s Workshops in Montana for eighteen years where she had the opportunity to study with many contemporary American and European artists. Her work is in many private collections and can be viewed at the Lena De Gange Gallery in Totowa, New Jersey.

Christine 1Christine Ferriera Friedman

A water colorist and pastel artist who has been influenced by her stay in Jamaica, West Indies as well as her residence in New Mexico. She has a degree in Fine Art from the Rhode Island School of Design, the University of New Mexico, Tamarind Institute of Lithography in New Mexico. She has held membership in the prestigious National Art organizations and State Art organizations in NY & NJ artists’ circle. Her works have won honorary acclaim in state jury shows and have been exhibited in several fine art museums in ‘The Great Southwest’ and New York, New Jersey. At present she teaches art classes privately and at the Art Center of Northern New Jersey.

Natalie FrierNatalie Frier

In 1990, Natalie was invited to participate in the 17th International Stone Sculpture Symposium in Iwate, Japan. During a one-month period she completed a three thousand pound granite sculpture “Reflection”, which is permanently exhibited in the Chokoku-no-Mori (stone sculpture park), an affiliate of the Hakone Open-Air Museum. Her works have been exhibited in galleries and juried shows throughout New England. “Nexus” received the Merchants Bank and Trust Co. Award in a nine-state show at the Silvermine Guild Center for the Arts in Connecticut. Hilton Kramer, former art editor for the New York Times said, “‘Nexus’ effects simplicity and symbolism in an abstract medium.” Her works are exhibited in the Piermont Fine Arts Gallery in Piermont, New York. In January of 2003, she exhibited her work in a solo sculpture show at the Belskie Museum of Art and Science in Closter, New Jersey. Her professional affiliations include Sculpture Affiliates of the Art Center of Northern New Jersey and Salute to Women in the Arts. She is a board member of the Art Center of Northern New Jersey and president of the Piermont Fine Arts Gallery. Currently she teaches stone carving with hand and power tools at the Art Center of Northern New Jersey. www.nataliefrier.com

TaiTai Hwa Goh

Korean born artist Tai Hwa Goh received a BFA & MFA from Seol National University in Seoul, Korea. She received an MFA in Printmaking and Sculpture from the University of Maryland in 2004 in the United States. She has been awarded grants including Lower East Side Printshop, DC Commissions on the Arts Humanities and Prince George’s Art Council Grant. Goh works as a keyholder resident artist at the Lower East Side Printshop (NY) and Gallery Aferro (NJ) and also teaches print-making at the Art Center of Northern New Jersey (NJ).  www.taihwagoh.com

GuilfoyleMaudbyHankGansMaud Guilfoyle

Maud Guilfoyle received her B.A. Fine Arts from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. She also studied art at Colorado University in Boulder, Art Students League and New York Studio School. As a child, Maud spent summers by the sea on Fire Island and in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Her mother, artist Peregrine Higgins, took her to museums, gallery openings and artist’s studios. At present, she has a studio near the Hudson River. “The quality of light in the Hudson Valley is soft, at times luminescent.” Nature and the delicate balance of human interface with the environment are threaded throughout her art.

MAX HorbundMax Horbund

Max Horbund has been a professional artist/oil painter for over three decades and has been featured in galleries and museums around the world. His work is included in more than a hundred private and public collections. Max served on the Board of the Art Students League of New York for 15 years and as President of the League for three. Max has been represented by galleries in America and Japan. He currently resides in Closter, works at his studio in Tenafly New Jersey and is currently an instructor teaching 3 Art classes in Oil at the Art Center of Northern NJ at New Milford. www.maxhorbund.com

Jerez-PortraitCésar A. Jerez

César A. Jerez is a longtime New Jersey resident, graduated from William Paterson University with a degree in Business Management. He studied the human anatomy as the center of focus at the Art Students League in New York City with Robert Beverly Hale and Gustav Rehberger. He later directed his attention to painting at the Ridgewood Art Institute in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He has exhibited nationally and is in many private collections. He is currently the instructor of Drawing and Painting at the Art Center of Northern New Jersey.www.jerezart.com

Jin Y Koh

Jin Koh is an Asian American painter originally from South Korea. Koh attended the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 2009 and received a BFA from the Parsons School of Design. He earned his MFA from the Pratt. Koh has taught courses at the Art Center of Northern New Jersey. He taught at the Artium Academy, guiding the high school students applying for BFA. Koh is best known for figurative paintings that transform ordinary subjects into both conceptually and painterly rich images. He lives and works in Northern New Jersey and New York City. www.jinyoungkoh.com

O.G MarcontellO.G. Marcontell

Graduate animation and voice acting major from School of Visual Arts, NYC. Has studied singing, acting, dancing and music – used for inspiration to write stories and animate. Met and worked with instructors from Disney, Dreamworks, Nickalodeon, Sesame Street. Teaches two cartoon classes, ages 8-12 and 13-18 at ACNNJ.

Marcia PortraitMarcia Rieff

Marcia studied art and painting at Pratt Institute and attained a BFA at The New School for Social Research/ Parsons School of Design specializing in Graphic Design, Packaging and Photography. Over 30 years, Marcia has worked as a designer and packaging Art Director for major companies. Upon retiring she returned to her passion of painting watercolors, is on several Art Committees, assistant art teacher to Special Needs Children at the Art School at the Old Church in Demarest, NJ and currently teaching watercolor painting at Art Center of Northern New Jersey, New Milford, NJ.

Harrat SommerhoffHerrat Sommerhoff

Herrat Sommerhoff’s artwork has evolved from painting into painted sculpture. Her preferred medium for some time has been anything that is recyclable. – Egg cartons, milk & juice containers, cardboard trays and packing material, as well as Styrofoam, all have interesting shapes and inspired colorful relief’s. She has recently won awards for un-grouted mosaics and is currently moving into wood abstracts. Found pallets are cut into squares, painted in bright colors and assembled into sculptural artworkwww.herratsommerhoff.com

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JOE TERRONEJoe Terrone

Joe Terrone is a professional NJ based artist with a BFA from Brooklyn College, MFA Pratt Institute and a Certified Art teacher.He has been a member of the Plein Air Painters of New Jersey,Painters of New Jersey, The Society of Plein Air Painters, The Blackwell Street Artists,The Plein Air Painters of New Jersey Highlands, The Riverdale Arts Center, The Lower Hudson Valley Plein Air Painters, The International Professional Association of the Arts, and The Clifton Association of Artists. Joe continues to work with local organizations to further the arts in the Bergen County area and currently teaching at the Art Center of Northern New jersey. www.joeterrone.com

VarrianoJohn Varriano

An award wining artist who was recently featured in American Artist Magazine, Feb 2007. He is a commissioned portrait, landscape and still life artist who’s work hang in many public and private collection in the US, Europe and Indonesia. Presently he teaches figure drawing and painting in NYC, the NJ Center for Visual Arts and the Art Center of Northern NJ.