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Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council


Sussex County Heritage Weekend. Explore the History of Sussex County. Sat. & Sun. Columbus Day Weekend. Maps & Information at Image: SCAHC Logo, QR code to website, and antique car.

Saturday & Sunday, October 7th & 8th.

Click HERE For Information Page

Now in the SCAHC Gallery

International and Global Perspectives

Juried Exhibition

Exhibition on View:

Thursday, September 21, to Thursday, October 19,.

JUROR: Dr. Brian Sahotsky, PhD, Assistant Professor of Art and Design, Director of the Gallery, County College of Morris, Randolph, NJ

Click HERE for more information and the Prospectus

SCAHC Call For Artists:

"Joyful Color" Members' Fall Exhibition

Exhibition on view:

October 26th, through November 16th, 2023

The Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council invites entries that draw their inspiration from colors that promote joy, optimism, positive thinking, happiness, and strength.

Let your imagination and your senses run free with color!

Important Dates

Receiving / Drop-off:

  • Friday, October 20, 2023, 11 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday, October 21, 2023, 1 pm to 4 pm

Exhibit open to the public:

October 26, through November 16, 

-during gallery hours or by appointment


  • Friday, November 17, 11 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday, November 18, 1 pm to 4 pm

Click HERE to pay online

CLICK HERE for a Prospectus and Entry Form

Please bring your completed entry form (and payment record, if you paid online,)  to the SCAHC Gallery when you deliver your work. Blank entry forms are also available in the SCAHC Gallery through October 21st.

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      We retain a small part of the funds         received from the State of New Jersey to cover the administrative cost of the art and history grant programs. This is nowhere near enough to pay for all the services we provide in Sussex County. For these we must rely on the generosity of our members and supporters. Please help! Any contribution is important and appreciated. No amount is too small. Thank you.

Click "Donate Now" to pay online

Donations may also be made through the SCAHC office using credit card, check or cash. Checks may be mailed to the SCAHC office at 133 Spring Street, Newton NJ 07860

SCAHC Officers

Perry Anderson, Vice President

Lesley Hodgson, Vice President

Melinda McCoy Miller, Treasurer

Linda Swentzel, Secretary

Members of the Board of Trustees

Jim Caiazzo

Maureen Hanifan

Patricia Mueller

Ralph Porter

JoAnne Scheidt

Dawn Fantasia, County Commissioners Representative

Executive Director 

Carol Yoshimine 

Office Staff

Andrea Moore, Office Administrator

Amanda Predmore, Creative Design & Media Specialist

Our Mission

We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to foster and promote the artistic and cultural vitality of Sussex County.  We do this by: 

Managing an art gallery where our members can display and sell their art.

Arranging art exhibits in other local galleries and businesses 

Allocating and administering grant funding provided by the State of New Jersey supporting 16 Sussex County organizations with programs in visual arts, history, music, theater and social welfare

Our Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Statement

SCAHC supports the development, expression, and preservation of art and culture for all communities, groups, and individuals. We will work to ensure that diverse populations have opportunities to appreciate and value all arts and culture.

For more information about SCAHC and how we support the people of Sussex County see about SCAHC

Sussex County Arts & Heritage Gallery

Open Hours

10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Friday,

or by Appointment.

Regrant Program FY2024

Arts and History Regrant Applications Are Welcome

  • Grant Applications are due Friday, October 27 before 5PM - NO Exceptions

Application and Guidelines.

Arts FY24 Links

History FY24 Links

A Dance With Death: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Join us at the Farmstead Golf and Country Club in Lafayette on November 9th at 6:30 PM for A Night of Mystery, Mayhem, and Murder!

The Evening includes:

  • Murder Mystery Theatre "A Dance With Death" a 50's Sock Hop Theme (period costumes welcome but not required) 
  • Buffet Dinner 
  • Photo Booth 
  • Silent Auction 
  • 50/50
  • Cork Pull

There will be a Cash Bar

Help us solve the mystery & have a great time!

Tickets: Only $85 until October 31st

Advance Registration is required

Click HERE to Get your tickets Online or 

Through the SCAHC Office by:

  • calling 973-383-0027 or
  • visiting our Gallery located at: 
133 Spring Street, newton, NJ.

Workshops and Classes

Pre-registration is required for all Workshops.

Acrylic Pour

Friday, September 22⋅6:30pm to  8:30pm. Create your designs with the  Acrylic Pour Techniques lead by

Linda Swentzel.

Suncatcher and Pendant in Fusible Glass

Thursday, September 28, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Choice of Designs. Taught by Marcelle Rollinger

Alcohol Ink

Wednesday, October11th, Exploring  Alcohol Ink techniques with SuzAnne Pacala

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Advanced Alcohol Ink

Wednesday, October 25th, Exploring  Advanced Alcohol Ink techniques with SuzAnne Pacala, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

To register and pay online Click Workshops and Classes

or call Andrea at 973 383 0027

Regular Wednesday Painting Group 

With Joanna West

11 AM to 1 PM in our Gallery in Spring St. Newton.

Participants must bring their own supplies.

$10.00 per person per session.

Email for more information regarding space etc.

 Families First Discovery Pass Program 

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Great News for this NJ State program   

Discounted annual membership of $15 for Families First Discovery Pass card holders or card holders of WIC, SNAP, or TANF cards, who are 18 years of age or older.  This membership level includes all membership benefits and discounts, in addition to a 50% discount on exhibition application entry fees.

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Funding of the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council has been made available in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Block Grant Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council. Additional funding has been made available in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission through the County History Partnership Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council. Partial funding provided by the Sussex County Board of Commissioners.

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Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

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