New Jersey Medical School ARTS

Fall Arts Festival

Since its debut in 1999, NJMS ARTS has become a celebrated event eagerly anticipated by the school and community. Each year Rutgers NJMS faculty, staff, students, patients, friends and family members display their talents.

In the past, participants have exhibited a variety of art in multiple forms, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, poetry, jewelry, quilts and needlepoint. In addition to celebrating the wonderful artistic talent of our community, NJMS ARTS focuses on the importance of artistic outlets to personal health and wellness.

All the artworks will be displayed in the Medical Science Building on both B and C-levels from September 10, 2018 - January 2, 2019. The Artists Reception will be held on October 11, 2018 from 4:00pm - 5:30pm on B-Level in the NJMS Medical Science Building, 185 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103.

National Arts Program


The 8th Annual Exhibit and Awards of the National Arts Program for Rutgers University employees and their families at New Jersey Medical School will be on display throughout B-level of the Medical Science Building from January 21, 2019 - March 13, 2019.

Last year, the composition of the pieces varied and included crafts, paintings, sculpture and photography from the creative talents of over 120 participants from ages 4 and up.

The Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 with cash awards ranging from $50 to $400 for different categories that will be presented.


The National Arts Program Awards - 2018
First - Josephine Wang - Relief Sculpture
Second - Nicolas Gold-Vargas - Nature
Third - Lily Sherby-Davis - The Study of Amy
Honorable Mention - Balen Elliot Wilson - Untitled
Honorable Mention - Eamonn Ryan - Snow Wish

First - Sarah Ort - An Emptiness
second - Bree Zhang - Dripping Dreams
Third - Rosmary Wei - Tranition
Honorable Mention - Kynise Dixon - Portrait
Honorable Mention - Ava Buccino - Dissolving into Starry Night

First – William Koonce – Lone Wolf
Secord – Catherine Shiau – The Sound of Music
Third – David Landry – Clearing Skies at Wildcat Ridge
Honorable Mention – Nandan Kaluskar – Gentle Giant
Honorable Mention – Michal Rosenbach – Dog

First – John Gibney – Old Man with Pipe
Second – Brandon Smith – Untitled
Third – Victor Esquilin – Sofia
Honorable Mention – Deborah Heller – Granny
Honorable Mention – Monica Castle – The Children of Spiti Valley

First – Susanne Pitak Davis – Resurrection
Second – Leon Segal – Patti’s Jewel Chest
Third – Natalia Denissova – Landscape with Pumpkins
Honorable Mention – Debra Livingston – Girls at the Charlie Ann School
Honorable Mention – Damian Kulikowski – It Always Starts with a Lighthouse

Best of Show – Constance Klein – French Connection
Art Education Award – Tristan Tiffany - Forevermore


Annual Collaborative Art Exhibition

New Jersey Medical School ARTS (NJMS ARTS) Collaborative Exhibition represents the art work of four outstanding arts organizations serving the disabled community. This year NJMS hosted the Artists’ Reception on Sunday, May 7th, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on B-Level in the Medical Science Building. Attendees brought family and friends to meet and support the artists.

The programs participating include:

Matheny Medical and Educational Center's Arts Access Program

Arts Unbound   

The WAE Center of Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled

The Arc Mercer

JVS of MetroWest

All five organizations have thriving programs to enable individuals with disabilities to create fine art. The artistic process is an undeniable source of empowerment for people with disabilities, and the exhibited work is a testament to the success of each of these programs.
To view photos of the 2017 Annual Collaborative Art Exhibition, click here.