National Collage Society | 39th Juried Exhibit

August 29, 2023 - September 30, 2023
Liberty Hall Academic Center Gallery

About the Exhibition

Collage offers artists unparalleled opportunities to create concepts and designs and lend a sense of texture that simply isn’t possible through other mediums. Visual elements are thoughtfully combined, producing a new image that conveys a message or idea.

The Galleries at Kean hosts the National Collage Society’s 39th Juried Exhibit fall 2023. This Exhibit is open to the public for 5 weeks in the Liberty Hall Academic Center Gallery at Kean University.

It features collages from dozens of national and international artists. The breadth of entries showcase this often understated yet challenging and highly rewarding form of artmaking.

The National Collage Society, Inc. (NCS, Inc.) is an art foundation formed to foster the appreciation and interest in the art medium of collage. Collage as an art form has only been identified during the 20th century. The NCS, Inc. promotes the advancement of collage as a major art medium and assists in the education of the public through exhibits, workshops, lectures and publications.

NCS, Inc. offers two exhibits annually to any artists internationally. The Annual Juried Exhibit is the most prestigious. The second exhibit, known as Small Format, is offered without a jury. Mail art started in the 1960s with Ray Johnson sending collages directly through the U.S. Postal Service. The National Collage Society postcard-sized collages are mounted for shipping in envelopes to a different university or small museum gallery each year.

For information on specific works, please contact the National Collage Society at