Distinguished Artist Series

Gary Saretzky: Nineteenth-Century New Jersey Photographers: Hunterdon County

Thursday, October 15, 2020, 7 p.m.
Online via Zoom

On October 15, Artsbridge gives the community an opportunity to go back in time to see what life looked like in Hunterdon County in the nineteenth century. Artsbridge’s Distinguished Artist Series speaker will be Gary D. Saretzky, archivist and photographer. Of the approximately 3,000 different photographers who were active in New Jersey before 1900, more than 80 lived or worked in Hunterdon County, most of them in Flemington, Lambertville, Clinton, and Frenchtown. In his slide lecture, Gary D. Saretzky will profile these pioneers, including Gideon C. Angle, Frank Z. Fritz, and John and Mary Sunderlin. These photographers documented the people and places of their times. In addition, their individual histories provide insight into social conditions of their era. Mr. Saretzky’s presentation will begin at 7 p.m. on October 15 in a Zoom live-cast that everyone can enjoy safely from the comfort of home. Gary D. Saretzky, archivist and photographer, worked as an archivist for more than fifty years at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Educational Testing Service, and the Monmouth County Archives. Saretzky taught the history of photography at Mercer County Community College, 1977-2012, and served as coordinator of the Public History Internship Program for the Rutgers University History Department, 1994-2016. He has published more than 100 articles and reviews on the history of photography, photographic conservation, and other topics, including “Nineteenth-Century New Jersey Photographers,” in the journal, New Jersey History, Fall/Winter 2004. In 2012, he received the Maureen Ogden Award for Lifetime Achievement in New Jersey History at the New Jersey History Issues Conference.

If you have questions, please contact Therese at thalscheid@gmail.com

Antique photograph of baby
Stereograph by Frank Z. Fritz (From the collection of Gary Saretzky)
Gary Saretzky, by Gregg Gaal

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Future Programs

We are planning our presentations for 2020 and 2021, possibly by Zoom video conference or in-person at the Mill. Stay tuned to our monthly e-newsletters and FB page for updated information!

  • November 19: TBD
  • December 17: TBD
  • January 21: TBD

River Rats Plein Air Update

Bob Barish and others go out painting in locations close to Stockton and Lambertville. You are on your own to go to the same location and set up at a safe distance from others. Please wear a mask if you go to socialize with other artists and keep a 6 foot distance. Contact Bob at Bobbarish@me.com to be added to the email list.

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New Members Needed for our Board

We are in need now of a Treasurer/Bookkeeper familiar with QuickBooks and a Vice President in January 2021. Please contact Gary Fournier at gdfou109@comcast.net or 551-208-5119.

Current Artsbridge Board of Directors:
President, Gary Fournier
Vice President, Sue Ann Rainey, OPEN POSITION Dec. 31
Secretary, Doe Phillips
Treasurer, Gary Fournier
Communications & PR chair, Andrea Wallace
Exhibits chair, Laura Nicholson
Membership chair & E-news, Sue Ann Rainey
Programming chair, Therese Halscheid
River Rats Plein Air Group, Bob Barish
Jeff Charlesworth, Thierry Poirot, Roy Reinard

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Hospitality chair, Abby Brooks
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