Past Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

The Art Club presents The Student Art Exhibition at Gallery Bergen.

Opening Reception April 19th from 6 – 8 pm
Exhibition on view from April 19th – May 4th, 2017
Gallery Bergen, West Hall 329


Gallery Bergen, West Hall W329A
Bergen Community College, Paramus, New Jersey

February 15 – March 31, 2017
Opening Reception
February 15, 2017 6-8pm

Curated by Professor Claire McConaughy

The Gallery Bergen exhibition VIBRANT brings together artworks from eleven professional artists from NY, NJ and MA that create vibrating, energetic fields of bright colors and dynamic marks. These paintings, sculpture and film pieces use the language of contemporary abstraction, whether it is hard-edged, organic, geometric or otherwise, to show and create vibrant energy.

Inspirations and source materials for the artworks are varied – some are derived from physical experiences, others are responses to the visual elements of art such as color and contrast, and some are interpretations of tangible objects or the result of a specific process, but one commonality is abstraction. Free from representation, the abstract works in VIBRANT convey open-ended and personally interpreted communication between the artist, materials and audience.

Gregg Biermann
Alyce Gottesman
Erika Knerr
James Pustorino
Gary Petersen
Rick Purdy
Jason Rohlf
John Mendelsohn
Natalie Moore
Stephen Maine
Michael Miller


  Alyce Gottesman, Nature’s Edge, 36″ x 54″, acrylic, ink, graphite, color pencil on canvas



Stephen Maine, P15-1130, 50″ x 40″, acrylic on canvas



Jim Pustorino, The Sound of a Star, Cacophonic, 84″ x 74″, pencils, acrylic on dendril


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Artists from the Habitat For Artists Collective
November 18 2016 – January 31 2016

Habitat for Artists uses the idea of the artists’ studio as a catalyst for mutual engagement between artists and their community.

For almost a decade a changing set of artists in the collective have invited other artists to take up residence and do their work in signature HFA 6’ by 6’ temporary structures. The artists have engaged in active dialogues with new audiences while exploring their own creative process. Participants have been invited into dialogue about art, the artist’s role and topics relevant to their community.

In this exhibition,[email protected] at Gallery Bergen work from these HFA public projects as well as work from the artist’s studios will be presented.

BCC students will be invited to explore different topics and have the opportunity to make work related to HFA engagement activities, topics and public workshops. Such workshops will include “College Collage” in which students can create original pieces from various recycled materials.

The gallery space will alternate between a studio work space and exhibition space with the opportunity for collaborative pieces to evolve between the HFA artists and BCC students. The exhibition will include worktables and wall sections to be used over the duration of the exhibition.

Michael Asbill
John Bridges
Richard Bruce
Bill DeNoyelles
Simon Draper
Kathy Feighery
Marnie Hillsley
Jessica Poser
Todd Sargood
Tom Sarrantonio
Donna Sharrett
Molly Rausch
Beth E Wilson

CreativeVisions:  BCC Student Art Show – April 16 – May 10, 2015

Organized and presented by the BCC Art Club at Gallery Bergen

Forget about New York, Milan, Tokyo, Barcelona. The season’s can’t-miss event is a millennial happening at Gallery Bergen showcasing the talents of BCC’s visual artists.



BCC Student Art Exhibition
Sponsored by the BCC Art Club
Dates: Apr 17- May 8, 2014

Opening Reception: Apr 17, 2014, 5-8:30pm
Live Music, Dance Performances, Body Art Exhibition, Poetry and ART!

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