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Ivy Chaya Art Studios and Gallery, Millville NJ

Ivy Chaya Art Studios and Gallery, 106 East Pine Street, Millville NJ

DoN asked how new gallery owner Ivy Chaya plans to participate in the vibrant Millville art scene?

“We’ve been here since September 2012, so this will be our first Spring and Summer here. Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts has the Ace Kids, we want to offer some private lessons as well as workshops, too. We’re going to try and incorporate a lot of kids activities. Especially with the Flower Festival, that’s going to have a lot of kids involved in it, too.”

Ivy Chaya Art Studios and Gallery, Millville NJ

Ivy Chaya Art Studios and Gallery, Millville NJ

DoN asked why Millville?

“We’re looking forward to the nice weather, longer days and more business visitors. I’ve always heard that it’s a cool art scene but I met it in person, right before we moved in, and experienced Third Friday, and fell in love with it. Eddie had lived here before, he took me on a tour, then we saw an ad for a live/work space and we jumped on it. It’s been an amazing learning experience.

The community is great. Open arms, you know, what can we do to help? And we just got involved with so many things so quickly. And it wasn’t hard to do, there’s great communication and the word of mouth network, and everyone’s really motivated and wants to participate.”

Ivy Chaya Art Studios and Gallery, Millville NJ

Ivy Chaya Art Studios and Gallery, Millville NJ

Ivy Chaya has a good support system and she took the long, slow Winter months to prepare her business for the future. There are some big changes coming to High Street.

“Yeah, Cumberland County College is going to start building, using empty buildings and creating an amazing center with gallery space, office space and that kind of thing. That should bring the younger crowd, the college students to be here.”

April showers bring May flowers and at Ivy Chaya Art Studios and Gallery is an abundance of floral paintings framed with reclaimed fencing blown down by Super-storm Sandy.

Ivy Chaya Art Studios and Gallery, Millville NJ

Ivy Chaya Art Studios and Gallery, Millville NJ

Downtown Millville Flower Festival, Ivy Chaya Art Studios and Gallery

Downtown Millville Flower Festival, Saturday, May 11, 2013, High Street, Millville, NJ,  Ivy Chaya Art Studios and Gallery

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Opportunities for Artists

Calling All Designers…The Philly Women In Tech Summit is hosting a contest to design a Logo and T-shirt for our upcoming event!

Philly Women in Tech is hosting the Second Annual Philadelphia Women in Tech Summit on April 20th 2013.  The Philly Women In Tech Summit promotes tech opportunities to women of all ages and backgrounds, while bringing them together for learning and networking. All proceeds from the event benefit Techgirlz. The rules are simple. Design a logo,using the guidelines below, that can be used on a website and a t-shirt and that represents the spirit of the Philly Women In Tech Summit and TechGirlz. Entries must be submitted no later than April 1, 2013.   

A winning design or designs will be chosen by the Philly Women In Tech Summit organizing committee. The winning design will then be uploaded to CafePress and will available for purchase printed on a t-shirt or other items. (All proceeds from the sale of CafePress items will benefit TechGirlz)

The winner(s) will also be featured in a write up on our site with an along with your photo and design.

  1. Submit your design: The design area for shirts is 10″ x 10″. Café Press recommended 200DPI, for logo. More information is available at

  2. The design should include the words “Philly Women in Technology Summit” and can (but is not required to) include

  3. Submission Deadline: April 1, 2013  Entries should be submitted to with the subject line “Design Entry”

To steal a line from our friends at Girl Develop It:

                                           Don’t Be Shy … Design It!


Photographic Society of Philadelphia

Dear PSoP Members,
Thursday March 28th at noon we have the opportunity to look at the spaces available for displaying photography.
Let me know you are interested and if this is a convenient time. Meet in the lobby of Penn Medicine at Rittenhouse & the Good Shepard Hospice. Located between Lombard and South, and 18th & 19th Streets. The photography is hung there for the purpose of entertaining visitors, patients and staff. It gives the photographers exposure and publicity.
Warm Regards,
Eileen Eckstein
Photographic Society of Philadelphia


Artists, Artisans & Crafters are invited to two outdoor art shows in Downtown Millville NJ’s Glasstown Arts District.  Please read or kindly forward this opportunity for artists to exhibit and sell their work in Millville NJ for these upcoming art festivals. Exhibitors Links for PDF Downloads and information are below.  Please respond to this email if you need any further assistance.  Thank you, Ivy

Main Site:

Spring- May 11th, 2013 Flower Festival-
Fall- Sept 8th, 2013 Arts Music and Antiques Festival-


*Additional information and complete schedule of upcoming events in the Glasstown Arts District can be found at
Ivy Chaya Wilson
106 East Pine Street
Millville, NJ 08332

Opportunities & News for Artists and Members at the MEDFORD ARTS CENTER



Receiving of your work On Thursday, March 28 & Monday, April 1, 4-7 (both days)

Exhibition dates April 5- May 5, 2012

Award Reception, Sunday, April 12, 2-5 PM

 THIRD FRIDAY (every month) at the MAC are  “ARTIST OPEN STUDIO” Free for members, $5. Donation for non-members. Bring your supplies and work with other artists.

If you are interested in being featured at the MAC in a small group exhibit? Reply to this email.  NEW opportunity for our MEMBERS ONLY.

If you are interested in setting up a TENT at the Medford Art, Wine and Music Festival? Let me know…  I will connect you with the chair of that event, or look on our website for more info. Sunday, June 2, 2013.

For more information on these events, Contact Tracey Femiano by replying to this email or go to


Art Within Reach

Art Within Reach is putting out the Call For Artists for our Art in the Spring 2013 event happening the first weekend of June. The attached PDF file has all the information for applying. If you have issues with the attachment, the information is also available online at:

To keep in touch with ongoing updates and artist profiles, see our main facebook page.

Please pass the word to all your art friends and colleagues.

Thank you and we look forward to your application.

Art Within Reach


Earth Fair 2013

Earth Fair 2013 will return to beautiful Historic Smithville Park on Sunday, June 9, rain or shine.  Sponsored by the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Earth Fair 2013 will be another great day of family fun, including entertainment, environmental displays, demonstrations, workshops and activities for the whole family as we continue to support  “sustainable green living.”

New for Earth Fair 2013 is a juried repurposed art show called Second Time Around.   The show will open in conjunction with Earth Fair on June 9 and run through the month of June in the Smithville Mansion Annex Gallery.  Attached is the prospectus in both word document and pdf.

You may be interested to know that Repurposed/Recycled Art by local students selected from the recent Teen Arts Festival will be exhibited in the Workers’ House and Gallery during the same time.  Both exhibits should complement each other.

Please share this prospectus with others.

Joyce Goldsmith

Burlington County Parks

Earth Fair Coordinator

Earth Fair 2013 will return to beautiful Historic Smithville Park

Earth Fair 2013 will return to beautiful Historic Smithville Park – prospectus


Dear Farmers, Florists, Community Leaders and Artists


You or someone you know may be interested in participating in Millville’s First Annual Flower Festival, created by the Downtown Millville Merchants Association, the same folks who bring you the AMA Festival every year since 2008.

Please read the Press Release pasted below and find the attached postcards for your convenience.  If you would like to register, reply to to get your registration forms emailed!

Ivy Chaya



February, 2013, Millville, NJ.   Planning for a regional Spring Flower Festival is well underway by a group of High Street merchants, organized to advocate the interests of Millville’s Downtown arts and business community – it was announced by Edward Shiffler, a local musician and Downtown gallery owner.  The first in what will be an annual festival will take place Saturday, May 11, starting at 10am, in the heart of the city’s Glasstown Arts District.  Sidewalks and storefronts along High Street, open lots and the Riverfront, will be filled with flowers, floral art, installations, performers, music and vendors for the daylong event.  Colonial Flowers, Levoy, RRCA and Master Gardener at Garden on High, Kim Conner are lending their support on behalf of the City, together with the Millville Development Corporation, for what the merchants’ steering committee envisions as ‘made for families, moms, and flower lovers’ event, thematically set the day before Mothers Day, while showcasing the region’s important artists, merchants and gardening guru’s of every discipline.

The Flower Festival was part of Jim Penland’s dream, when he started the Arts Music and Antiques Festival back in 2008 along with the DMMA.  “We want to showcase the work of serious artists working in a variety of disciplines…” Said Jim about the AMA Festival, “We intend to make this Festival an expression of the aspirations our city planners had for the Glasstown Arts District when they conceived it…”  Our goals and commitment to Millville and the first annual Flower Festival are the same.  Jim’s dream for Millville’s Arts District is as alive in our hearts as ever, and so is the district itself.  Now all we need is to successfully bring the regional and community support pumping back into the heart and veins of the Glasstown Arts District. More of these well conceived and properly executed festivals plus smaller downtown events will bring returning business to our local artists and merchants, as well as businesses in the surrounding area.

Respected practitioners of the arts and crafts, florists, farmers, garden, and environmental groups are invited to participate.  Local and regional plein-air artists also have an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to capture Spring flowers in the moment at sidewalk easels.  Registration deadline is April 25, 2013.  To request a registration form, email or  A $35.00 exhibit fee for each 12’ x 8’ space will be charged to Festival participants coming from outside Millville.  Plein-air artists living outside Millville will be charged a $10.00 entrance fee.  Sponsorship opportunities are available.

For more information, please contact Edward Shiffler at or call 609-425-3510 or 347-813-5090.


Second Saturday Sounds

Second Saturday Sounds Open Mic Night at the new Ivy Chaya Art Studios in Millville

This Saturday is Second Saturday Sounds Open Mic Night at the new Ivy Chaya Art Studios in Millville NJ (106 e pine st) from 7 – 11pm.
Contact me, check the website or use this flyer for information, feel free to circulate.To put it simply:   This Open Mic is gonna be slammin. Suggested $3 cover at the door.**(see below) 

~ivy chaya

**if you don’t have the $3 cover please don’t let that stop you, just say “purple monkey dishwasher” or “sign me up to volunteer for the AMA FESTIVAL” to the bouncer, and he or she will know to let you in, with the understanding that you’ll contribute to a future event.

**The cover is not a charge, it is a contribution, so that we may continue to provide the awesomeness around the corner.

Second Saturday Sounds Open Mic Night at the new Ivy Chaya Art Studios in Millville

Two Fun Fridays in February in Millville, NJ

Ivy Chaya Arts, Millville NJ, Peek-a-Boo Soaps

Ivy Chaya Arts, Millville NJ

Click for poster!

This Friday,February 1st – Figure First Friday has evolved, and we are doing something Ffffun and different…

 with wolves gunning for Red Riding Hood on the loose, habitat installation and precursor to the Figures Exhibit Showing 3rd Friday…

 This event is a debut for Little Bo Peek’s “Peek A Boo Soaps and Shearing” handspun by: Erin s. Peek                  Live Music TBA

  • $10 at the door for Sketching, Food, Drinks, Live Music and Fun.  Jam Sessions do break out when Eddie Shiffler is in the house, so do bring an instrument if you play!   Models will be surprising and PG-13 rated (in costume with an installation in which they will not pose, but exist, for your sketching / art-atmosphere needs.)

Third Friday, February 15th

  • February 15th – Third Friday is the Figures exhibit for February.  Figurative Art will represent James Ingraham fine art photography and digital media, Meed Barnett muti meedia artist, David Allen Baird sketch club president, Erin S. Peek “Peek A Boo Soaps and Shearing,” and Ivy Chaya artist & owner.

    Live Music TBA

Call 609-425-3510 for questions,

All else check the website for info and updates  and link to us on Facebook!


~Ivy Chaya