About NJ Photography Forum:

The New Jersey Photography Forum is a group of professional fine art photography exhibitors that was started in 1995 by Nancy J. Ori of Berkeley Heights, and Michael Creem of Summit, as an opportunity for photographers to gather and talk about their work and exhibition opportunities within the fine art community.


The group has grown over the years to become the largest and most recognized group of fine art exhibiting photographers in the state. The membership comes from all areas of the state and as a group they have tremendous variety in style and use a wide array of photographic techniques. There are several recurring themes in their work, such as: Nature, Environment, Architecture, People, Abstracts and Culture.


The monthly meetings begin promptly at 7:00PM at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm Street, Summit. The meetings are opened with announcements of interest to the group including members' shows, future events and workshops. Members who have brought photographs to show present their work for discussion. Each presentation and discussion is given enough time to get to know each photographer and their work. Each meeting costs $5. All are welcome.


Periodically during the year, we devote the evening to special presentations by manufacturers, curators, professional photographers, experts from the fine art community, or demonstrations of new equipment or creative techniques.


In addition to our regular meetings, we offer a chance to "learn by doing" if you get involved with our Exhibition Committee headed up by Nancy Ori and assisted by Ann Merten. For those who are interested in becoming an exhibiting artist, this is a very valuable learning experience. The EC will research and select exhibition venues within New Jersey communities, and create proposals for exhibition. Once approved, the committee will decide if the exhibit will be by invitation or an open call to our membership and/or the public. The number of artists, size and number of works required, cost of the production, laying out and hanging of the works, purchase of all items for opening reception, publicity and signage, sales, and removal of the works at the end of the exhibit will all be handled by members of the EC.


For any additional information please contact Nancy Ori, Director at 908-790-8820 or nancyori@comcast.net; or Ann Merten at a3theo@gmail.com.