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Monthly Meetings

The Hackensack ArtClub founded in 1939 to promote an interest in the fine and applied arts in Hackensack and the surrounding communities.

Meeting location:
Maywood Library
459 Maywood Ave.
Maywood, New Jersey, 07607
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Meetings held on the first Monday of the month. Each meeting encompasses fellowship, refreshments, a mini-show, and an art demonstrations and critiques by known artists and teachers. Many opportunities, are offered to members to exhibit their works to the public:

The Hackensack Art Club is a tax exempt, non-profit organization. The fiscal year runs from September to August. Membership dues are $40 per year.

For more information,

 or call
John Matos 201-519-5253
Cemile at 201-807-0425
John Kary at 973-473-2482
website- Peter Rossi

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May 4,2015 7:00PM

Demonstration by John Wolff

Wolff has a BA and MA in Psychology from Randolph-Macon College and the University of Richmond, respectively.  He is married with two children and three grandchildren and rides a motorcycle in his spare time looking for things to paint or exhibits to see.  He is a Signature Member of the New Jersey, Garden State, Baltimore, Philadelphia and North East Watercolor Societies, and currently serves as president of the Essex Water Color Club.

His work can be viewed at John Wolff spent over 20 years as a corporate pilot, retiring as an international captain with the NetJets organization.  Before changing to an aviation career, Wolff spent 17 years as a marketing research manager with such companies as Warner-Lambert, General Foods and Philip Morris.  Because his flight schedule prevented attending scheduled classes, he is essentially a self-taught artist supplemented by watercolor workshops with such artists as Roberta Carter Clark, Mary Whyte, Ted Nuttall and Mel Stabin.  He turned to watercolor because it was easily transportable and could be used during the time he spent away from home.

John Wolff enjoys painting most any subject, but portraits are especially appealing since they are so challenging.  He does not necessarily have an identifiable ‘style’, preferring to let the subject matter determine if the painting will be somewhat loose or more controlled with backgrounds that can sometimes be sketchy or detailed.  He likes subject matter that has strong contrasts of light and shadow.


We will keep you posted on any En Plein Air meets we have.