Category Archives: cyanotypes

#miniretro 5.18.19 – 7.12.19


5.18.19 – 7.12.19

20 years (1999 – 2019) of photographic works by Colleen Gutwein. At the age of 5, Colleen developed her first image in a basement darkroom at her Grandparents house in Metuchen NJ. Years later she earned a degree in photography at Montclair State University with her Grandfather’s old Canon FT-b camera. This #miniretro shows Gutwein’s early use of 4×5 film (polaroid type-55) from her first solo exhibition, and the evolution of her work through both digital and traditional photographic formats and printing techniques, up through 2019 with a digital portrait of the medium format Jem. Jr. film camera used for The Newark Artists Photo Documentary Project.

Art & Artifacts of Newark: 233 Washington St Newark, NJ

Opening Reception: Saturday May 18, 2019 6-9pm Event Page:

Art & Artifacts of Newark is a pop-up space created by M. Gosser as part of a curatorial residency at Index Art Center

Regular Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 1 – 6pm (and by appointment)

Also opening at Index Art Center on Saturday May 18 7-10pm: Making Time curated by Wavelength Event Page:

These events at Index Art Center are free and open to the public.

INTERSECTION 2017 opening Friday, October 13th

‘Intersection’ features works by artists that have studios located at 31 Central Ave. and at 237 Washington St. in Newark, NJ.

Opening Reception will be on Friday, October 13, 6 – 11 pm

231 Central Artists: Jerry Gant, Katrina Bello, Akintola Hanif, Stephen Mckenzie, Kevin Merkel, William Oliwa, German Pitre, Kati Vilim, and Robert Shoup
237 Artists: Diana Palermo, Colin Sheilds, Patricia Dahlman, Kevin Durkin, Jeff Koroski, Colleen Gutwein, Lowell Craig, Jillian Keats, Peter Dougherty, Heidi Lorenz Wettach, Sohoah Lee, and Joseph O’Neal

Index Art Center exhibitions opening on Friday:
(follow links below for additional information, to rsvp, and to share) 

First Floor:
Art & Architecture of Newark presents Lisa Conrad: Urban Works
Main Space: Under The Same Sun: Democratic Spaces
works by Agnes Deja and Katherine Jackson.

Second Floor:
Main Space: Intersection 2017
IAC Side Gallery: Fern & Fossil 2017 Fall Pop-Up Shop

Open Studio & Gallery Reception October 23rd

Join me for an open studio visit on the 3rd floor of Index Art Center, followed by the Opening reception for the Queen of Angels: When a Church Dies exhibition, all on Sunday October 23rd. Free transportation is available to local galleries and artists studios, more information HERE

 Index Art Center Open Studios 


LNY for the Newark Arts Photo Documentary Project

October 23, 12-6pm
Index Art Center

I am lucky enough to share my studio space with my talented husband, Joseph O’Neal.  Please join us in our studio from noon-6pm on Sunday October 23rd.  The gallery at Index Art Center will also be open and showing Intersection 2016, in which both Joseph and I are participating.
Facebook Event HERE


Queen of Angels: When a Church Dies


Unintended Relics, 2016

October 23 & by appointment.
Opening Reception: October 23, 4-7pm
270 Central Ave, Newark

After a 5 year hiatus from curating Ar+chaeology exhibits, Matthew Gosser is bringing the idea back to help celebrate Newark’s 350 anniversary founding. The Queen of Angels church, and school, was a highly significant historic landmark which was recently demolished.  A collection of artifacts, photographs, and historic research was plentiful to artists in this exhibit charged with the idea of creating works that speak of the Queen of Angels.
Information for Newark 350 HERE
Facebook Event HERE


“Everything Like This” Opening Saturday December 6th.

Arkansas 7

“Arkansas 7”

Everything Like This
presented by Javier Santiago Studio

Joseph O’Neal
Jose Camacho
Colleen Gutwein

December 6 – December 20 , 2014
opening reception December 6  4-9pm
available by appointment after December 6th
ph 973-223-9909

Three artists have entwined their individual works to create a silent yet audible exhibition ranging from paintings and drawings to mixed media works in the intimate setting of Javier Santiago Studio.  These subtle works invite viewers to experience their internal roars while encouraging transcendent thought.

Jose Camacho has exhibited extensively throughout the New York/New Jersey metroplitan area as well as in his home country of Puerto Rico. Camacho has been the recipient of a Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the arts in 2008, as well as a Print and Paper fellowship from the Brodski center in 2006 respectively.

Joseph O’Neal is an internationally collected artist having been involved in; group and solo shows in New York, New Jersey, Miami, California, North Carolina, Connecticut, Georgia, South Carolina, and Switzerland. O’Neal creates a transcendental dialogue through a system driven by the archaic. Symbols, phonetics, and imagery come descendent from a past that, in the words of Motherwell, “…could only have been conceived of at present.”
Colleen Gutwein is a New Jersey native, and has exhibited her work  throughout the NY/NJ area, Oregon, and Japan.  She was awarded a photography grant in 2013 from The Puffin Foundation, and has taught cyanotype workshops at The Newark Print Shop and the Montclair Art Museum.  Her cyanotype collages open a new dialogue between alternative photographic processes and a modern digital era.

Javier Santiago Studio
133 Glenridge Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042


*NYC travelers take NJ Transit, Montclair/Boonton line to Bay St. Station. Exhibition is a short walk from station.

directions from Bay St. Station

Open Studio Oct 10 & 12 for Newark Open Doors 2014

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The 13th annual citywide arts festival “Open Doors” is presented by the Newark Arts Council  October 9th- 19th, 2014.  Please join me in my studio at INDEX ART CENTER on the 3rd floor Friday Oct. 10th from 6-10pm and Sunday Oct. 12th from 12-6pm.  

I will be showing images form my cyanotype series “Modern Blueprint”, as well as some of the contact sheets from the film part of my ongoing documentary “The Newark Arts Photo Documentary Project”  …more about the documentary here:

“In 2014 Index Art Center opened the doors of Goodwin Hall and launched Index Art Center’s Studio Residency Program. Goodwin Hall consists of nine studio spaces. Each studio is occupied by a single artist or an artist collaboration.

IAC is committed to serving artists and the arts community in Newark, NJ. The Residency Program aims to foster relationships within the community and give additional exposure to the talented and hard-working artists accepted into the program. ” 

For a complete schedule of Open Doors 2014 events visit the Newark Arts Council:

For information regarding Index Art Center:

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Cyanotype Workshop at Montclair Art Museum, Yard School of Art, this Sunday

Printmaking with Cyanotypes
Sunday Oct. 5, 2014 10am – 4pm
Instructor:  Colleen Gutwein
Find out about the history of cyanotypes and create your own cyanotype prints on paper and cloth.  Learn to mix the chemicals, lay out your piece, and use the sun to expose your cyanotype.  After washing and drying, your pieces will be ready to take home to frame, give as a gift, or use in craft and sewing projects.  Materials are included in tuition.  Students should bring a smock and avoid wearing valuable clothing or having exposed skin.
For more information follow the link below and search Adult Workshops:
Montclair Art Museum Yard School of Art

“Limited Edition” exhibition presented by the Newark Print Shop

Limited Edition is a group of artists working in print.
July 25th -August 15th
Friday, July 25th
7PM -11 PM

Index Art Center
237 Washington St Newark, NJ

Continuum 2014

Continuum, 2014 ©colleengutwein

Founded in August 2012, Newark Print Shop is dedicated to promoting the fine art of printmaking by providing a vibrant learning community and access to professional equipment and facilities. The shop incubates artistic expression through its educational opportunities, while simultaneously creating workspace opportunities for shop members and printmakers in our
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Newark Arts Council Celebrates Women in the Arts at Upcoming Gala

Featuring an Array of Works by Local Women Artists

All Eyes on Newark
The City of Newark has a rich arts history, with a host of visual artists living and working here as well as musicians and poets who also call Newark home. Next week the Newark Arts Council will hold its annual Art & the City fundraising gala at the Newark Museum. This year’s theme celebrates Women and the Arts, and that goes far beyond the shining group of honorees: Ruth Lipper, Cissy Houston, and Mary Sue Sweeney Price. 
The celebration is rounded out with a lovely selection of artworks by local women artists available for auction. Among the ranks are: Jeanne Brasile; Patricia Cazorla; Lisa Conrad; Jacqueline Cruz; Gladys Grauer; Colleen Gutwein; Nell Painter; Armisey Smith; Adrienne Wheeler; and April Zanne Johnson.
Newark has been at the center of many conversations lately; and the cultural scene that exists within this city is at the forefront of many of these discussions. Here we take a look at some of our contributing artists for this year and add to the dialogue.
Please note: The remaining contributing artists and other notable women in the arts will be featured in another next week.
Contributions Off Canvas
In addition to their obvious talent, each artist on this year’s auction roster has a lengthy list of projects and contributions they have made to the city and its cultural landscape.
Printmaker Lisa Conrad (work pictured above) is the founder of the Newark Print Shop which relocated to its new home at 131 University Avenue above old Newark landmark Skipper’s Plane Street Pub, which is no longer active. After a fire forced Lisa and her studio mates out of their former Broad Street location (Index Art Center) she, with the help of partners Jackie Cruz, Stephen McKenzie, and Samer Foud (all local artists and arts administrators) resurrected the now beloved and unique Newark Print Shop.

Photographer and printmaker Colleen Gutwein has worked internationally but calls Newark her home base. In addition to her creative direction at Index Art Center, she is the pioneer of the Newark Arts Photo Documentary Project which chronicles Newark’s rich arts history through a series of photographic portraits of contemporary artists working here. Her work Arkansas, a mixed media piece, is pictured below.

Patricia Cazorla, is a visual artist whose career began in New York City in the early 90s. She is the founder of Galeria Galou in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, an unconventional space dedicated to promoting emerging local and Latin American Artists. Patricia’s CV displays significant exhibitions at esteemed museums and institutions around the world, including El Museo del Barrio in Harlem. Her work as an artist was able to flourish in Newark through her residency at Gallery Aferro. It was there that she was able to develop a new series of Newark scenes using new techniques and exploring matters of architecture, social justice, and the complexity of the City. Her piece Klein on the Square is pictured above on the right. Patricia Cazorla is an artist member of the Newark Arts Council and most recently participated in our Open Doors 2013 exhibition series Market Street Convergence, completed in partnership with Gallery Aferro.
Nell Painter is the painter formerly known as the historian Nell Irvin Painter, author of The History of White People. She lives and works in Newark, New Jersey. Her work, digital and manual, juxtaposes the touch of the hand and the blindness of the computer, often in self-portraiture. Beauford Delaney at Yaddo Diptych(2014, pictured below) is based upon a self-portrait Delaney (1901-1979) made while at the Yaddo artists’ colony in 1950. Delaney moved to Paris three years later. In France, Delaney and James Baldwin became close friends. Following in Delaney’s footsteps, she spent time in France and was at Yaddo in 2012.
Artists Inspiring Newark Youth
Jacqueline Cruz is an independent curator, educator and artist working primarily in alternative photography and mixed media. She has her studio and darkroom at the Newark Print Shop. As Gallery Manager of City Without Walls,  she oversees a host of programs that benefit the Lincoln Park Community as well as Newark at large. Programs like ARTREACH match Newark artists and high school aged art students from around the city to work on a collaborative project for several months. Students also participate in studio visits and trips to regional arts institutions while benefiting from their artist mentors and the unique experience of working with professional artists.
Armisey Smith has worked in the field of non profit youth development, educational program management, arts education and instruction, and is an expert in pedagogical patterns for over 15 years. She has been the Executive Director of Protestant Community Centers Inc. since December 2010. During this same year, Ms. Smith is a graduate of Leadership Newark, a prestigious 2-year fellowship program for highly qualified professionals committed to the Greater Newark Community. In addition, Ms. Smith serves on the Advisory Board of HMI To Go – Newark, as well as the Newark Arts Education Roundtable.
About Art & the City
The Annual Art & the City Gala is the major fundraising event for the Newark Arts Council, attracting nearly 200 of the community’s most philanthropic individuals in support of the Arts in Newark. All proceeds from the gala support the Newark Arts Council’s mission of promoting and preserving the arts in the city by supporting local artists and arts education programs and initiatives. To support this event by purchasing tickets or ads, please contact Amanda Parker of Evergreen Partners at 908-322-1100 or
About the Newark Arts Council
The Newark Arts Council was created to advance and expand the artistic and cultural resources in the City of Newark. Its mission is to bring the transformative power of the arts into the lives of those who live in, work in, and visit Newark through programs, advocacy, promotion, education and coordination. The Newark Arts Council provides leadership, direction, and technical assistance through partnerships with Newark’s many artists, arts administrators, community organizations, community development corporations, planning groups, economic development agencies, and the general public. Our goal is to share resources, promote advocacy efforts, assist in audience development and public awareness of arts and culture as well as to serve as a cultural resource to the community.

2013 Newark Open Doors Tour 10/12/13

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Index Art Center invites you to our fourth annual exhibition: Intersection 2013
Recognizing the tremendous talent and our unique location in downtown Newark, four years ago IAC began a series of exhibitions called Intersection. The shows featured work by artists that have had studio spaces located at 31 Central Avenue and 585 Broad Street in Newark. 31 Central and 585 Broad have been occupied by artists and creative people for more than a decade, helping to establish an emerging arts community in the Halsey Street area and Downtown Newark.

This past June 585 Broad caught fire, prompting the City of Newark to shut down the second floor of our building. This is where our art spaces, galleries, studios, and workshops were located. As of now it does not seem that 585 will be reopening anytime soon.
The Newark arts community has lost a significant arts destination. The building was a hotspot for creative people, groups, and projects such as IAC, Kedar Studio of Art, Beez Boutique, The Newark Print Shop, Oculus Art Collective and so on. Nine of the Intersection artists were located here.

For the past four years we have been fortunate enough to work with a terrific and diverse group of artists. This year we are proud not only to exhibit the artists that have had studios in these buildings, we are also happy to be including a number of artists that have been instrumental not only in our community, but to IAC as well.

Intersection will be held at two different locations on the same night. The event will begin with a reception for artists Josie Barreiro and Colleen Gutwein at 27 Mix, and gradually move on to Kilkenny Alehouse located half a block away.

Intersection will revolve around the Newark Arts Council’s 12th annual Open Doors event happening October 10 through October 13.
Produced, curated and organized by: Linda Chen, Heidi Hussa, and Lowell Craig

Our Exhibition at 27 Mix will feature artists Colleen Gutwein and Josie Barreiro
and performances by Deivito & Jenique Torres-Cox, and Spencer Fro

Kilkenny Alehouse will feature work by:
Gianluca Bianchino, Jeanne Brasile, Daniel Brophy, Beatriz Burgos, Linda Chen, Lisa Conrad, Lowell Craig, Alex Scott Cumming, Kevin Darmanie, Tatiana Duarte, Dominique Duroseau, Jessica Ellis, Drew Alexander Ennis, Jerry Gant, Seth Goodwin, M Gosser, Dustin Gramando, Colleen Gutwein, Akintola Hanif, Linda Hu, Heidi Hussa, Jillian Keats, John Masi, Stephen Mckenzie, Kevin Merkel, William Oliwa, Luisa Pinzon, German Pitre, Anna Ryabtsov,Sophia Sobers, Pete Tuomey, Vazquez, Kati Vilim, Joe Waks, Amanda Wilson, Jay Wilson, Ellen Whitney aka “Krackers O’ Kislak”, Lunar New Year, Bryan McElroy, Katrina Bello, Charlee Swanson, Kylie Lefkowitz, Kevin Durkin, and Kelly Pinho.

Reception: Saturday, October 12

27 Mix: 6 – 9pm
Kilkenny Alehouse: 7pm – midnight

27 Mix is located at 27 Halsey Street
Kilkenny Alehouse is located at 27 Central Avenue
Newark, NJ


For more Open Doors 2013 information check out this web page:

“Printed in Newark” opening reception 5.30.13

Untitled 1 2013

“Untitled 1” mixed media, 2013.

untitled 2 2013

“Untitled 2” mixed media, 2013.


Join us for The Newark Printshop inaugural exhibition PRINTED IN NEWARK, co-curated by Lisa Conrad and Jacqueline Cruz at the Gateway Project Gallery located at 2 Gateway Center. This exhibition will feature artwork created at the Newark Print Club, a weekly open studio in which local artists and printmakers of all levels are invited to explore the fine art of printmaking. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 30th from 6-8pm.






Artists include:
Gianluca Bianchino
James Blake
Yael Bromberg
Daniel Brophy
Beatriz Burgos
Quim Cardona
Linda Chen
Alexa Ciecierski
Lisa Conrad
Jacqueline Cruz
Kevin Darmanie
Dominique Duroseau
Samer Fouad
Colleen Gutwein
Akintola Hanif
Rebecca Jampol
Athena Lynch
Stephen McKenzie
Kelly Ann-Pinho
Yema Rose
Winston Scarlett
Yoland Skeete
Lizzy Storm
Joe Valentine
Chris Vigoya
James Wilson
Julia Zeff
and more!

The Gateway Project Gallery is located at 2 Gateway Center, 283 – 299 Market St. Newark, NJ. For further information:

For more information about the Newark Printshop, please visit: