Sponsored by the South Jersey Transportation Authority, which owns and operates the Atlantic City International Airport, Artport showcases the work of New Jersey’s most talented fine artists for the enjoyment of the traveling public.
Artport was developed in collaboration with area photographer Donna Connor as part of the airport’s effort to reach out to the local community and to provide a fresh and innovative venue for artists to display their work.
Please note: As Atlantic City International Airport undergoes an extensive terminal expansion, Artport is on hold until further notice to avoid conflict with construction. Please revisit this page for program status updates.
July Featured Artists
Sam Moffa has been a native of Hammonton since 1956, painting in oils, pastels and stained glass. He mainly likes painting in oils, and has commissions from South Jersey to Florida. Sam is currently the Vice President of the Hammonton Arts Center and also conducts stained glass and photography workshops. For more information on Sam’s work, and portrait commissions you may call him at 609-561-7539 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carmelia DeFiccio-Ziegler resides in Hammonton, N.J. and creates representational landscape and still life paintings working primarily in oils, pastels and nature’s botanicals. She is mostly self taught but has taken instruction at LW Studios, Glassboro College and with instructors at The Hammonton Arts Center. She finds inspiration for her art in the rural beauty of the South Jersey countryside where she grew up and raised her family. Her art is usually on display at the Hammonton Arts Center.
Brenda Bradford graduated from Rowan University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Art Education. Brenda considers much of her work a “slice of life” view of her world. It reflects the places she has seen, the people that she has met, and her statement on society and nature. She is currently employed by St. Joseph’s High School. She has also taught various art and computer graphics courses for ACCC youth programs as well as classes and workshops at the Hammonton Art Center. Brenda is currently recording Secretary for the Hammonton Art Center, and actively exhibits throughout New Jersey.
Cathy DeMarco is a self taught artist, who works in a combination of media such as photography, computer graphics and printmaking. For DeMarco art is an expression of some longing deep within her soul. It is an expression of a constant search for meaning. She graduated with a BFA in 1998, and an MA in 1999. In 1996 she helped to form the Hammonton Arts Center to promote the appreciation and participation in the visual and performing arts. She actively exhibits throughout New Jersey. DeMarco is currently a Graphic Design and TV Production teacher at Vineland High School North, and Graphic Design Professor at Cumberland County College.
March Featured Artists
ReginaClaudia Marie Miller:As far back as I can remember, I’ve loved to draw and paint. I am self-taught and I have been experimenting with different mediums all of my life. My paintings and drawings were primarily for family and friends and, through life’s circumstances, I never really got a chance to put my talent to work.
|Rachel Bomze received her M.F.A. in painting at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Elkins Park, PA. She currently teaches drawing courses at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She also teaches art classes at the Perkins Art Center in Moorestown, NJ.|
|Carol Taylor-Kearney is a life-long resident of southern New Jersey. A graduate of Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ (BA Art Education) and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia (MFA Painting), she has exhibited her work regionally; and her work is part of several corporate, public, and private collections including First Union Bank (now Wachovia Bank) in Philadelphia, PA; Morgan, Lewis, and Bockius Counselors at Law, Philadelphia, PA; Gloucester County Library, Mullica Hill, NJ; and Queensborough College (QCC/CUNY), Bayside, NY.|
|Steve Kuzma studied at the Philadelphia College of Art and Parsons The New School of Design in New York City. He graduated with honors from Parsons and was awarded fellowships to study overseas in Sienna, Italy and Paris, France. Beginning his career in illustration, he worked for clients such as KLM Airways and Salin Linbald Cruises.
February Featured Artists
Dressler Smith is a painter and pastel colorist who favors tranquil landscapes and ethnic images, crediting the inspiration of her art to "the beauty of things created by God and not by man." She captures that beauty in a way which invokes both awe and reverence, and is designed to touch the human spirit.
Leonard Willkinson works in pen and ink, pastel, acrylics, as well as watercolor. He has shown his work throughout North and South Jersey, in Chicago and at the Philadelphia Black Art Expo, the Atlantic City Art Center and the Ocean City Art League
January Featured Artists
The paintings of Phyllis C. London deal primarily with the forces of nature, conveying these potent symbols and themes through exacting observations of light, shadow, color, and composition.
Judith A. Maddox Saylor is inspired to paint from life, dreams, and photography. She ties her acrylic representations on canvas to the abundance of nature surrounding her that reflect the saturation of color and brilliant light.
December Featured Artist
ArtPort at Atlantic City International Airport and The African American Heritage Museum of Newtonville, N.J present NJ Folk Art “From Down South to Up North” Works by Betty Ann Bembry.
November Featured Artist
South Jersey artist Alex Alampi Jr., who works in the challenging, but beautiful medium of transparent watercolor, is the November featured in the ACY Artport program.
September/October Featured Artist
Sweetwater artist Kathy Johnston, whose work is inspired by nature’s beauty, is the first artist featured in the ACY Artport program.