In Focus: The Art Alliance of Monmouth County
Updated: Nov 11, 2019
By Amelia Johnson
Since 1978, the Art Alliance of Monmouth County, located at 33 Monmouth Street in Red Bank, New Jersey, has been offering unique opportunities in the arts to the public. From captivating exhibitions to stimulating classes and workshops, people are able to come together and communicate ideas in a social, artistic setting. The organization strongly believes in the promotion of local artists as well as the visual arts in the community. The Art Alliance showcases traditional and nontraditional art, and is a Monmouth Arts member and a longtime recipient of Monmouth Arts Local Art Program grants.
The gallery space is open to the public from 12:00 – 4:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. It features both locally and nationally acclaimed artists. Starting April 6th and ending April 30th, Assistant Curator at MoMA PS1, Jocelyn Miller, will participate in the 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition.
The Art Alliance provides a wide variety of classes to the public. President-Elect Elaine Shor reflects on the Art Alliance's philosophy, “We neither promote nor exclude any artistic styles, genres, or media but focus on what artists need most: a place to show our work, to make new work, to hone our craft, and exchange and test new directions and ideas.”
The class pictured above is taught by Lizzi Schippert and Sven Widen. In this session, students were drawing from personal observation in media ranging from graphite to watercolor.
Anyone interested in having a space to make or display their art in Monmouth County can purchase a membership with the Art Alliance.
Student and adult members enjoy benefits such as affordable studio spaces, educational classes and workshops, and the Art Alliance’s bimonthly newsletter.
In additional benefit of having a membership with the Art Alliance is that members get a brief biography and up to four images of their own work posted to the online artist gallery on their website.
For more information about the Art Alliance of Monmouth County, visit the group’s website: http://artallianceofmonmouth.org
All photos taken by Amelia Johnson.