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art alliance zimmerman 1PHOTO: Tonalist oil painting by Joel Zimmerman

RED BANK, NJ – Painter Joel Zimmerman of Marlboro will be the juror of February’s open show at the Art Alliance in Red Bank.


Zimmerman has been painting intensely since leaving the music world, where he worked as an art director for CBS and Sony Records. He was nominated for a Grammy for Record Packaging, and was fortunate to work with artists as diverse as The Allman Brothers Band, Harry Connick Jr., Terence Blanchard, Keb’ Mo, and Pearl Jam, He now paints in a style described as as Abstract Tonalism, where a scene is recognizable, but the viewer helps to build the picture in their mind.

As juror, Zimmerman will select works of art in two categories: “Face First” and “Hold It.” Both Art Alliance members and non-members are invited to submit artwork.

The exhibition will open on Saturday, February 6 with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. The exhibition continues through March 2, and can be viewed during gallery hours, Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit the website at, or visit or call the gallery during operating hours, (732) 842-9403.

Founded in 1978, the Art Alliance of Monmouth County is dedicated to promoting the advancement of the visual arts and providing exhibition, studio, and classroom space to local artists. New members are always welcome and membership by art lovers is also encouraged.

Membership in the Art Alliance is open to visual artists at any skill level and to art lovers. Membership fee is $40 per year, $25 for students with i.d. Benefits of membership include reduced entry fee for all exhibits ($5 per piece for up to 3 pieces for members; $10 per piece for non-members); affordable studio space; diverse classes and workshops; networking opportunities; the possibility of mounting an independent exhibit during the summer. In addition, the Art Alliance maintains a website, a bi-monthly newsletter, and a Facebook page.

Programming at the Art Alliance is made possible in part by Monmouth Arts through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey State Council on the arts.


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