Arts Guild New Jersey will be hosting an art exhibit entitled Close Encounters from January 30 through March 3. The exhibit features artwork by Madeleine Bliss, Liz Brown, Derek Buckner, Brian Scott Campbell, Ernest Concepcion, Jason Leinwand, Keary Rosen, and Diane Whitebay as well as a radio broadcast of Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds from Oct. 30, 1938. Arts Guild New Jersey is located at 1670 Irving Street in Rahway.
The Society of Illustrators at 128 East 63rd Street will host an exhibit in conjunction with the Spectrum art contest from September 1 through October 17. Spectrum was founded in 1993 and presents excellence in science fiction and fantasy art through a series of Hugo-nominated collections each year. A ticketed Opening reception will take place on September 11. The following day, the Society will host Art Out Loud 6 from 1pm to 5 pm featuring artists James Gurney, Sam Weber, Charles Vess, Donato Giancola, and Gregory Manchess. A portion of the proceeds from the Spectrum Exhibition will be donated to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk in Dave Stevens’s memory.