ARTC founder Bill Horin
Kudos to American Style magazine for publishing a spotlight in the current Winter 2011-2012 issue (# 78) on the southern New Jersey based ArtC, the “headquarters of arts in South Jersey,” according to the organization’s Web site.
Formed earlier this year by Linwood photographer (and video producer, more on that later) Bill Horin (pictured), with the Noyes Museum of Stockton College as a partner, along with several other arts-minded individuals — including writers, visual artists, musicians, photographers, educators and designers — ArtC, according to its Web site, was founded to “fill a need.”
From the ArtC Web site’s About page:
ArtC is dedicated to promoting the arts in southern New Jersey.
It is a coalition of individuals representing a cross section of skills. Each harbors a passion for creative pursuits and brings unique experience and point of view. They share the goal of shining light on a community that sometimes lives in the shadows: the arts and creative culture in south Jersey.
ArtC is a meeting place; a network of artists and other professionals engaged in artistic pursuits, making contact for mutual benefit. It is is a coalition of:
• Successful business people with experience promoting the arts
• Artists, photographers, designers, writers and others engaged in creative pursuits, both as pure expression and in commerce
• Art teachers and educators
• Museums, galleries and other institutions dedicated to the arts
It was founded to fill a need: to give voice to a small but powerful population, the serious artists in southern New Jersey. ArtC is open to artists, organizations and individuals engaged in producing, promoting, teaching and pursuing real art. ArtC is open to all, with one important caveat: good art.
It’s about building “visual literacy.” Over the past two decades, technology has made the tools of the serious artist available to all. And that has lowered the bar. ArtC aims to raise it back where it belongs – illuminating the distinction between excellence and mediocrity.
Visit artcnow.com to find out more and to see some of the amazing videos the arts organization has been putting together, including topics such as the Atlantic City Ballet, Atlantic City stained-glass artist Aleksandra Puzyn and, most recently, Rowan professor and jazz musician Denis DiBlasio.
ArtC’s next video, which should be unveiled on the group’s Web site as early as this evening, should bring even more attention to the organization and the essence of what it stands for and is up against. Dealing specifically with grant writing for the arts — and grant readers — the video will debut just as Atlantic City and the state of New Jersey determines whether or not an arts district in the resort town is feasible.
Click on the links for related stories on ArtC and the CRDA’s proposed Atlantic City Arts District
Here is the article in ‘American Style’ magazine.