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February 01, 2017 Black History Month | Of History & Hearts

During Black History Month 2017, POBA will celebrate its good fortune in having the creative legacies of many outstanding African-American artists on display and will feature these artists to bring greater attention to their remarkable, creative works.

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December 08, 2016 POBA’s Central Core – Works by Dick Elliott and More

POBA adds new displays and artists, including this vivid portfolio, Central Core, by artist Richard C. Elliott. Using mundane materials - safety reflectors-he created works dazzling with light playing in nearly infinite geometric patterns. POBA also adds more undiscovered masters in the coming weeks - sculptor Michael Malpass, celebrity paparazzo Gene Spatz, Chinese-inspired painter Edwin Chau, mixed media of Lillian Tyrell, and the intensely colored photos of Marc Abrahms, to name a few.

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November 16, 2016 Start Here for Art Services

POBA's new partnership with The Clarion List brings a whole new level of resources to our friends who love art, manage collections, or are responsible for a creative legacy of any kind. TCL is the leading online resource for identifying and locating top rated art service companies worldwide, and we are proud POBA is now one of its exceptional art service providers.

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November 02, 2016 Art On Your Own Terms

Undiscovered masters of art can be found anywhere - in our families, communities, and even in our own creations. Art is a highly personal matter and our pleasure is entirely based on our direct experience, not on what experts tell us has greatness, value, or uniqueness. POBA explores how to find our own undiscovered masters and how POBA artist Norman Mailer epitomizes an "undiscovered master"...

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September 13, 2016 Wild Wonders | Vanishing Florida of AE Backus

Albert Ernest "Beanie" Backus (1906–1990) was a true character, a man whose art and life were American originals. Famous for his vivid Florida landscapes capturing the fast-vanishing wild lands of pre-WW2 Florida, he was equally famous for his generosity, his eccentricity, his teaching skill and his prodigious and diverse artistic output, spanning nearly 70 years.

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September 04, 2016 Evolution of a Tribute | Jamie Bernard

Jamie Bernard’s creative spirit lives on as the inspiration behind POBA. Jamie’s family wanted to recognize his talents, celebrate his life and passions, and use his creative legacy to inspire, recognize and support the contributions of other deceased artists of all stripes and talents. This has happened, with more than 50 artists, hundreds of portfolios and thousands of works spanning all media displayed on POBA.

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August 25, 2016 POBA Artist David Shainberg | Exhibit at PAAM 26 Aug

David Shainberg (1934-1993) began painting in the late 1970s, and committed to it full-time after retiring from his career as a psychoanalyst in 1981. This second portfolio of David’s works coincides with an exhibition of his works at PAAM, one of POBA’s partners, in the summer and Fall of 2016.

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July 26, 2016 Haiku Artistry on POBA

William J. Higginson (1938-2008), was a American master of a Japanese art form - the haiku. Born in New York City, he grew up in Bergenfield, NJ, later returning to Paterson NJ to study the work of Paterson's native son and master poet, William Carlos Williams. He attended MIT, joined the US Air Force, which sent him to Yale to learn Japanese and then posted him for two years to Misawa Air Base, where he mastered Japanese through the study of verse. Ultimately he would become an exceptional haiku master and evangelist for the art form.

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July 15, 2016 POBA Launches Videocasts for Working Artists

POBA is making available for the first time several informative videos of POBA presentations at the New Jersey State Council on the Arts‘ Professional Development Roundtable for working artists on Preserving Your Art. Led by POBA Co-Managing Directors, Jennifer Cohen and Regan McCarthy

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July 08, 2016 Pierce The Spirit

If it could be painted, it could be carved, and Elijah Pierce did both for more than 85 years. Born in Mississippi but living mostly in Ohio, Elijah Pierce began carving wood at the age of 7. Over the course of his life, he would create an entire "zoo" of imaginatively carved animals, hundreds of carving depicting day to day life in the communities in which he lived and traveled, and in his most famous work, The Book of Wood, many carvings about the life of Jesus. Here we see some of the carvings from this masterfully hand-carved "good book."

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