Events

City Without Walls Metro31 Redux Opening Reception

During 2017 and 2018, this exhibition will travel throughout New Jersey. This is the first stop in the tour.

1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Opening: Saturday, August 19th: 6 – 8 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: August 19th – September 16th, 2017

Activism  Through the Arts

A social awareness exhibition sponsored by Trinity Church and
Indivisible NJ Diversity Group

Trinity Church
508 Asbury Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Exhibition Dates: July 1st – September 5th, 2017
Open Tuesdays – Friday: 10 a.m. – 12 noon; Additional hours from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesdays

LBI Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, National Juried Competition “Works on Paper” 2017 Opening reception

Sunday, June 18th, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences
120 Long Beach Boulevard
Long Beach Township, NJ 08008 United States
The exhibition dates are: June 2nd – June 26th, 2017
Phone: 609-494-1241

Fabric of Time – Opening Reception

Thursday, May 4th, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Oyster Point Hotel
146 Bodman Place
Red Bank, New Jersey 07701
732-784-4059
Closing: June 30th, 2017

Real or Not – Opening Reception

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
B&G Home Interiors
658 Cookman Avenue, #12
The Shoppes at The Arcade (Lower Level)
Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712
973-588-3172
Closing: April 30th, 2017

Metro 31 – City Without Walls Opening Reception

7 Crawford Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Postcards from the Edge – A Benefit for Visual Aids

Metro Pictures
519 West 24th Street
NYC
January 13 – 15, 2017 

Abandoned, a Series of iPod touch digital photographs by Ellen Martin

IN April of 2015, this series began as a response to a deep and personal rejection, but now has much more far-reaching implications into our society, and its culture of waste and destruction. It’s an important show for me. I hope you can make it.
Opening Reception: Friday, December 9th, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Hotel Tides
408 7th Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ
732-897-7744
Closing: January 14th, 2017

The NO. STARVING. ARTISTS. Auction

Seventeen artists from the Jersey Artist Registry, an online gallery I started in 2013, will be joining me to auction off work from earlier in their careers. It’ll be a fast-paced auction and you’re sure to pick up one or two masterpieces from one of your favorite artists.
Sunday, December 11th, 2016 from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hotel Tides
408 7th Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ
732-897-7744

2016 International Juried Exhibition, The Center for Contemporary Art

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 10th, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Juror: Jonathan Goodman
The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ
Closing: December 23rd, 2016

30th Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Alliance of Monmouth County

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5th, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Art Alliance of Monmouth County
33 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
My digital photograph, “Abandoned #136 – Homeless Shelter (March 31, 2016)”, was awarded an Honorable Mention by juror Anne Wheeler, Assistant Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art

Memento

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 6th, 2016 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Emerge Gallery & Art Space
228 Main Street
Saugerties, NY
845-247-7515

ViewPoints 2016 

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Closing: Thursday, June 30th, 2016
Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art
591 Broad Street
Newark, NJ
973-622-1600
Regular Hours: Weds. – Fri. 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.; Saturday 11:00 – 4:00 p.m..

Black & White and a Splash of Color 

Closing: June 15th, 2016
Heaven Art & Antiques Gallery
721 Cookman Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ
732-774-4799

New Jersey Arts Annual 2016 

Opening Reception: Friday, April 8, 2016
Closed: Thursday, July 28th, 2016
Pile and Vine, from my abandoned series, have been juried into this Exhibition.

Jurors:
Joan Bacharach, Senior Curator, National Park Service, Museum Management Program;
Stacy Smith, Manager of Publications & Communications, Zimmerli Museum
Noyes Arts Garage Stockton University
2200 Fairmount Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

EyeSights Open Juried Photography Show Opening Reception

Sunday, March 6, 2016, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Orange, from my abandoned series, has been juried into this Exhibition.
Judge: Joel Morgovsky

 

Picturing the Garden State (Now)
Opening Reception

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

719 Main and Katsin’s, from my abandoned series, have been juried into this Exhibition.
Curator: Amy Lipton

Monmouth Museum 37th Annual Juried Art Exhibition Opening Reception

Saturday, January 16, 2016, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Modern Method, from my abandoned series, has been juried into this Exhibition.

Jurors: Monmouth Museum Exhibition Committee
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738
Closing: March 13, 2016

Guild of Creative Art 23rd Annual Open Juried Show

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 4th, 2015, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Judges: Stacy Smith, Manager of Publications & Communications, Zimmerli Museum;
Michael Cagno, Executive Director, The Noyes Museum of Art

Guild of Creative Art
620 Broad Street, Route 35
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Closing: October 28th, 2015

Ellen Martin, the “a ban don ed” series

Opening Reception: Friday, July 10th, 2015

Closed: July 28th, 2015
Curator: Robert P. Langdon

Gallery U litill

Opening Reception: Friday, June 5th, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Closed: June 29, 2015
Curator: Robert P. Langdon
Three of my works were selected for this exhibition.

Art Alliance Thirtieth Annual Jean Townsend Award Exhibition

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 7th, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Closed: Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Curator: Terry Grewen
Art Alliance of Monmouth County
33 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701

“Speed Dating” with an Artist

Art Auction Benefit

Sunday, March 1, 2015
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Monmouth Museum
Lincroft, NJ 07738

Jersey Artist Registry: Exhibition #1

Opening Reception: Sunday, January 18th, 2015, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Sixteen artists, including me, from the Jersey Artist Registry will be exhibiting their work.
Hotel Tides, 408 Seventh Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ
Closing: Saturday, February 22nd, 2015
Please see more work at jerseyartistregistry.com

"Two Sails" is on display in this Exhibition.

Miniatures: BIG Art in SMALL Packages

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 17th, 2015, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Closed: March 15th, 2015
Jurors: The Monmouth Museum Exhibition Committee

"Dancing" is on display in this exhibit.

Art Alliance 28th Annual Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 8th, 2014, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Curator: Mary Birmingham, Curator at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
Art Alliance of Monmouth County
33 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701

torche’ galerie Fall Exhibition & Opening Reception

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 18th, 2014, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Show ends: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
Curator: Melissa Starke
500 Main Street
Belmar, NJ 07719

Canterbury Art Show

“Cool Oasis” was juried into this show.

"Cool Oasis"

Artist’s Reception and Presentation of Awards to Artists:

August 29th, 2014: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
St. George’s-by-the-River Episcopal Church
7 Lincoln Avenue
Rumson, New Jersey

See www.canterburyartshow.com for ticket prices and reservations.

A Piece in Time Exhibition & Opening Reception

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 14th, 2014, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Show closed: September 10th, 2014
SPACEWOMb Gallery
57 Stanton Street
New York, NY 10002

A Piece In Time

torche’ galerie Summer Exhibition Opening Reception

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 12th, 2014, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Eight of my paintings were in this exhibition.

"Blues Too"

Curator: Melissa Starke
500 Main Street
Belmar, NJ 07719

Monochrome Opening Reception

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 10th, 2014, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

SPACEWOMb Gallery
57 Stanton Street
New York, NY 10002

torche’ galerie One Year Anniversary and Celebration Opening Reception

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 12th, 2014, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Three of my paintings were in this Exhibition. One was purchased.
Curator: Melissa Starke
500 Main Street
Belmar, NJ 07719

torche’ galerie Winter Exhibition Opening Reception

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 1st, 2014, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Show closed: March 31st,2014.
Five of my paintings were juried into this Exhibition.
Curator: Melissa Starke
Torche Galerie
500 Main Street
Belmar, NJ 07719

Monmouth Museum 35th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

One of my paintings, “In Blue,” was juried into this exhibition.

Juror: Stacy Smith, Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; Manager of Publications and Communications. Smith was the former Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ.
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738

Primar(il)y Red

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 5th, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Gallery U
439 South Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090

Fifty Shades of Tea

Art Exhibit at gallery 135
135 Monmouth Street, Red Bank
This exhibit will feature works in multiple media on the theme of “tea” by Debbie Jencsik, Ellen Martin, Linnea Tober, Wesley Sumrall and gallery owner Gerda Liebmann. Viewing of their work will be complemented by a tasting of fine teas from The White House in Oakhurst, Monmouth County’s leading tea room.

Opening Reception: Friday, October 11, 2013, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00  p.m.

Canterbury Art Show

Two of my paintings were accepted into this show. “The Slashed One” won an Honorable Mention.
Artist’s Reception and Presentation of Awards to Artists:
September 20th, 2013: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
St. George’s-by-the-River Episcopal Church
7 Lincoln Avenue
Rumson, New Jersey

See www.canterburyartshow.com for ticket prices and reservations.

Words in the Key of Life

A Spoken Word Event presented by Ellen Martin
Settle in with Robert P. Langdon and Kelly McDermott Harman as they share their hearts with you on a lovely Sunday afternoon in June. Robert P. Langdon is a New Jersey poet who has just finished up his book of poetry, “The Candied Road Ahead.” Kelly McDermott Harman is a Virginia writer who is just polishing off her first book called, “Did I Say That Out Loud.” They are both gorgeous, extremely undull and wonderful.
Free event. Free light fare. Free street parking. Cash bar.
Hotel Tides
408 7th Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ
Sunday, June 23, 2013: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

VASARA

A Group Exhibition of Contemporary Art
Opening Reception: Friday, June 7th, 2013: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Closed: June 24th, 2013.
Gallery U
80 Broad Street
Red Bank, NJ

SPRUNG!

A Group Exhibition of Contemporary Art
Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 2013 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Closed: May 4th, 2013.
Gallery U
80 Broad Street
Red Bank, NJ

Rob Love is an Australian photographer whose work I submitted to the show. We've never met him in person, but I do consider him a friend. I'm glad his photograph was chosen as the poster image.

JAS9

Jersey Shore Juried Art Show 2013
Juror: Kay Stables, former Art Department Chair at Goldsmith’s College
University of London
Opening Reception
Saturday, March 23, 2013: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Closed: Friday, May 3rd, 2013
Belmar Arts Council
608 River Road
Belmar, NJ

This piece was accepted into the show and it is the first time I am showing the work in its entirety. It is intended to inspire the viewer to stop a moment to contemplate silence. I named it in Spanish as a nod to my heritage.

 

Bianco

A group exhibition of contemporary artwork celebrating white.
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 1, 2013: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Closing: February 25th, 2013
Gallery U
80 Broad Street
Red Bank, NJ

Phone-Ography

Three of my cell photographs were in this show (see one below).
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 5, 2013: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The Gallery 13
658 Cookman Ave, Suite 5
Asbury Park, NJ

"I shot these while walking the Armory Show last year. The carpet was actually a dull gray but took on more interesting hues due to the lighting."

Red

A group exhibition of contemporary artwork celebrating the primary color Red.

Opening Reception: Friday, December 21, 2012: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Closed: Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
Gallery U
80 Broad Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701

100 Square Inches

Artists’ Reception: December 1st, 2012: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Art Alliance of Monmouth County
33 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Note: The first two paintings in my “El Silencio” series will be shown here for the first time.

Canterbury Art Show, A Tapestry of the Arts

Artist’s Reception: September 14th, 2012: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

St. George’s-by-the-River Episcopal Church
7 Lincoln Avenue
Rumson, New Jersey

Unite, A Fusion of Creativity Opening Reception

August 25th, 2012: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Two collaborative works, one with Vincent “Zink” Lashley, the other with Doug Z., will be in the show.

Belmar Arts Council
608 River Road
Belmar, NJ 07719

Digital Works National Juried Competition 2012 Opening Reception

July 1st, 2012: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Three digital works from the “Aggrieved Man” series were accepted into this show. Juror: Dr. Christiane Paul

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences
120 Long Beach Boulevard
Loveladies, New Jersey 08008
Closed: July 18, 2012

Showpiece: A Contemporary Art Show

Opening Reception for Group Show: June 22nd, 2012: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Gallery U
80 Broad Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Art of Illusion

My digital piece, “Waves?,” was in the show.

Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738

Fragments

One of my collages was in the show.

Belmar Arts Council
608 River Road
Belmar, New Jersey

Iconic Asbury

One of my photographs was in the show.

Heaven Art & Antiques
721 Cookman Avenue
Asbury Park, New Jersey

Open Studios

December 4th, 2010

20 Third Avenue
Long Branch, NJ
Artists Elizabeth Sowell-Zak, Matt McCarthy, Laurie Silver Flannery, John Power, Olympia Hostler and others will have their studios open to the public.