|The Blackwell Street Center for the
Arts(BSCA) was founded in 1983 in Dover, New Jersey, as a cooperative gallery by a
group of local artists interested in establishing a permanent space in which to exhibit
their work. In 1989, BSCA became a non-profit corporation with the additional aim of
providing education and information on fine arts to the public in the form of lectures,
seminars, workshops and comunity programs.
BSCA has sponsored Hispanic and Irish Art exhibits; pariticipated in First Night morris
activities in Morrsitown on New Year's Eve; and staged and annual student art show for
Morris area high school students. This year's (1999) student show, BSCA's 11th, attracted
over 500 entries.
BSCA has received grants from the Dodge
Foundation, Casio Corporation and the Arts Council of the Morris Area.
In 1996, Blackwell St. Center for the Arts became a
"cyber gallery"on the internet under the website name, "Blackwell St.
Artists." The group continues to show in public places and has mounted exhibits
at Lever House Gallery (New York City), Johnson & Johnson, Nabisco, and the Cork
Gallery (NYC), to name just a few prominent examples. Member artists work in a variety of
media and styles. All membership applications are juried by the current members.
Adding new members is essential to keep the Blackwell Street Center for the Arts evolving and growing.
New techniques, styles and artistic perspectives add to the vitality of the group. To this
end, interested artists from the New Jersey area are always invited to submit slides or
originals of their work for friendly and open consideration by the credentials committee.