New Jersey Arts Annual

EXHIBITION DATES: February 1 – June 24, 2023

The New Jersey Arts Annual is a unique series of exhibitions highlighting the State’s visual and performing artists. In partnership with major museums around the state, one exhibition takes place each year, alternating between host institutions. These exhibitions are open to any artist currently living or working in New Jersey.

The Arts Annual series is sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.

Exhibition Theme

The 2023 Arts Annual is open to New Jersey Artists working in any medium (visual, audio, video) who wish to explore the crises climate change and the inequality of climate resilience. Artists will be encouraged to offer local to global perspectives. Two galleries will be dedicated at each location, Arts Garage in Atlantic City and Kramer Hall, Hammonton. This will provide more dedicated space to exhibit many New Jersey Artists.

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University welcomes submissions to the

from February 1 – June 24, 2023. This open call invites a range of artistic practices and media that explore the Climate Crisis theme. In addition to the exhibition, dedicated programs will be offered in conjunction with the exhibition like lectures, podcasts, panel discussion, etc.


Robert Roesch was born in New York State, lives in Philadelphia Pa, and works in a studio in the New Jersey Pinelands. As a graduate of Pratt Institute and the State University of New York, Roesch served as the Chair of Sculpture and a sculpture faculty member
at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for the past 35 years. Roesch is chairperson of the Philadelphia Art and Architecture Commission and has received 12 grants, including a Fulbright Specialist Award that brought him to lecture and exhibit throughout Japan in 2006-07 and to represent the United States in the Baku Biennial in 2009 while also representing the United States in the Cairo Biennale in 2019. His work is in museum collections Internationally and has completed 20 major public art projects in the United States including the Gateway to the City of Wichita Kansas and the entrance to Texas A & M University in Corpus Christi.

Together with his wife, artist Suzanne Horvitz, Roesch was the Cultural Advisor to The United States Embassies in Azerbaijan, Egypt, Syria, Argentina, Ecuador, and Myanmar. Their collaborative sculpture “Transduction” is a permanent installation at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ.

Roesch was an invited artist in the 2007 and 2009 Biennials in Alexandria Egypt, and he was the guest of the Chinese Government and the Academy of Fine Arts in Hang Zhou, in 2008. He built a solar powered sculpture for Westlake, Hang Zhou. In 2010 he completed a second sculpture Rainwall- “a Moment in the Garden” sited in downtown JianDe. In, 2016 a third sited public artwork- “The World in Balance” for the G20 Summit held in Hang Zhou, China.

In 2021 along with Suzanne Reese-Horvitz he curated BORDERLESS Digital practices in changing times. for the Noyes Museum. Roesch is exhibited video and digital artwork at Schau Fenster Gallery in Berlin, Germany opening in 2021.

Suzanne Horvitz Born in Philadelphia, PA, Founder and Executive Director of Foundation for Today’s Art/ Nexus. Dr. Horvitz collaborates with her partner Robert Roesch on large-scale projects, their work “Transduction” is a permanent installation at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ. Horvitz has received fellowships from PA’ Council on the Arts,MidAtlantic Arts, grants from NEA anda Masterworks Fellowship from The Center for Creative Glass. In 1977, Horvitz received her D. Ed from Columbia University. She had a one-person exhibition at the Gulbenkian Museum, Portugal. She has had one -person exhibitions and is in the permanent collections of the

Fyns Kunstmuseum, Denmark, Utah Museum, Museum of Greater Victoria, and Musée D’Art Contemporain in France. Her work has also been exhibited in and is in the permanent collection of the Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, Corning Museum, Museum of American Glass, and Glasmuseum, Denmark. Horvitz has had exhibitions of her artwork in South America, the Far East, and the Middle East. She was awarded a Fulbright Specialist Award 2006 to 2016. Dr. Horvitz has taught workshops and classes in painting, artists books, and digital art at Colleges and Universities in United States and abroad, including: University of the Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Fleisher Art Memorial, Texas A&M University and Art Academy of Hangzhou, China.

About the Museum

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University offers several locations in Southern New Jersey, providing access and support to the arts and artists of the region and beyond. A source of inspiration and enjoyment for enthusiasts of the arts, from residents of the community, students and faculty of the university, to visitors to the shore and Pine Barrens, the Noyes Museum serves the entire South Jersey area. In 2010, the Noyes partnership with Stockton University began as a natural extension of Stockton’s commitment to the area’s cultural scene. The Noyes Museum formally became a part of Stockton University in 2016. Home to one of the area’s top performing arts centers, Stockton has its own art gallery, a growing visual arts program, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is among the many courses of study. Through Communications Studies, Historical Studies, Language and Culture Studies, Literature and Philosophy, Stockton is serving the arts and humanities in southern New Jersey.

Today, The Noyes Museum maintains its founders’ dedication to preserving, highlighting, interpreting, and celebrating the arts through its dynamic locations across southern New Jersey.