Smithville Mansion Annex Gallery
Welcome to the Smithville Mansion Annex Gallery. The art gallery is located upstairs inside the Historic Smithville Mansion.
The gallery is home to many exhibits, including the Annual Teen Arts Exhibit, Senior Art Show, and Juried Art Exhibit. While visiting the gallery, you may also enjoy a stroll around the crown jewel of the County Parks System, Historic Smithville Park. Be sure to visit the Workers House Gallery as well.
There is no fee to visit the gallery.
On the Walls:
Lady Bird Cleveland: An American Treasure
Honoring Black History
January 26 - April 1, 2023
Lady Bird Cleveland was an American painter of African, Cherokee, and Irish heritage, whose work primarily depicts the African American experience. She focuses on aspects of life from slavery heroes of American culture, the civil rights movement, entertainment, and even President Barack Obama's inauguration.
This part of the collection on display consists of oil paintings, watercolors, pastel and pencil drawings, spanning from 1944-2012.
Winter Art Show
December 1, 2022 – January 14, 2023
The Holiday season at Smithville is wondrous and the Winter Art Exhibit is one of the many highlights of the season! This exhibit will feature the works of the artists to the broadest audience. We invite you to be a part of our busiest and most magical time of the year.
46th Annual Juried Art Show
September 29 – November 20
Reception: September 30, 5 -7 PM Open to all!
The most anticipated art show of the year welcomes a plethora of outstanding artists that will be featured at the Annex Gallery throughout the fall. Year after year, artists who enter this show, continue to demonstrate their creativity and innovation and highlight their best works of art. This year, we welcome everyone back into our galleries and are excited to showcase all the spectacular art.
Willingboro Art Alliance Open Show
Alternative Process Photography: NJ Women’s Explorations
May 12 - July 17
Presenting work created by women photographers/artists working in New Jersey using historic and alternative photographic processes. Some of the processes used to make this imagery are Cyanotypes, Platinum/Palladium prints, Gum Bichromate prints, Van Dyke Brown prints, and Hand-tinted gelatin silver prints. Each approach relies on the energy of light to make the artist’s personal vision permanent.
"Sweet Cream of the Struggle"
February 10 - May 1
An exhibit featuring a collective of exceptional artists of diverse styles but connecting sensibilities and aesthetics, representing the depth of the culture and scope of art existing and powering the African American Community.
Winter Art Show
SEPTEMBER 9 – NOVEMBER 20 – 45th ANNUAL JURIED ART SHOW
The Annual Juried Art Show is always the most anticipated show of the year, and it’s 45th year is no exception! We welcome over 35 outstanding artists from all across NJ and into PA, featuring over 80 original works of art. The disciplines range from traditional oil and watercolor paintings, to photography and even glass work. All will be featured at the Annex Gallery throughout the fall and during Arts After Dark. Time and time again, artists who enter this exhibit continue to demonstrate their unique creativity and innovation.
Visit this fabulous art exhibit through the fall Thursday’s-Sunday’s, and appreciate all the talented artists that collectively showcase their hard work! Visit the Annex Gallery webpage for more information.
Congratulations to our winners!
1st Place – Lisa Hendrickson
2nd Place – Susan Spitz
3rd Place – Lilianna Manes
JULY 18 – AUGUST – 29 – WILLINGBORO ART ALLIANCE OPEN SHOW
Come see the Willingboro Art Alliance Annual Open Show. Artists from all over will be showcasing original 2D and 3D pieces of work, fine art and photography. It’s truly an eclectic blend of artwork. For more information, visit willingboroart.org.
MAY 16 – JULY 7- MONOCHROMATIC, Annex Gallery
This show is not as black and white as you may think. Monochromatic and monotone is so much more than black & white or grayscale. Monochrome simply means ‘of one color’ ‘what color’ is, is entirely up to the artists. Color can change the feel and flow of an image to evoke a unique mood. Color can be bright and vibrant, or dark and deep even if it is only one scale or tone.
DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED: A RETROSPECTIVE BY DENISE MCDANIEL
Denise McDaniel is an oil painter best known for her plein air and landscape paintings. Her art reflects a lifetime of study and practice that began with a love of children’s book illustrations and is informed by academic training and museum scholarship. At heart, she sees herself as a social painter, doing her best work en plein air, or in workshops and studios with other artists.
“Days of Future Passed” is to be a retrospective of the artist’s paintings and drawings. The show will feature plein air and landscape paintings created from locations all over Burlington County, still life, and portrait in a variety of media. The exhibition will also debut many new and unreleased pieces.
CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH
FEBRUARY 2 – MARCH 28 – AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE EXHIBIT: A RETROSPECTIVE: JOE L. SPEIGHT
In this retrospective exhibit, the artist employs the visual philosophies and graphic methodologies from a vast collection of lithography, photography, woodcut, screen printing and drawings. In doing so, a balance is expressed between social commentary and Afroaesthetics to explore images of the black experience and representation. Joe L. Speight is a distinguished scientist, educator and artist. He hold many degrees including Chemistry from Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD. Analytical Chemistry at St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia PA. Graduate studies in Archaeology at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Studio Art at Rutgers University, Camden, NJ. Printmaking at Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, PA and the Art Students' League of NY. Post-Baccalaureate in art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia PA. He has exhibited widely in NY, NJ, PA and Seoul, Korea. Joe has also won numerous awards, prizes and special recognition for artistic achievement in the field of lithography.
View the exhibit online.
January 24 - WINTER ART SHOW
The Holiday season at Smithville is wondrous and the Winter Art Exhibit is one of the highlights of the season! This free exhibit exposes the works of the artists to the broadest audience.
Art is available for purchase during the Smithville Mansion Tours or by contacting the Division of Parks. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Mansion, a non profit organization.
The exhibit can be viewed in person on Wednesdays from 10 AM - 4 PM and Sundays from Noon - 4 PM or view the exhibit online!
The most anticipated art show of the year welcomes a plethora of outstanding artists that are featured at the Annex Gallery throughout the fall. Typically, this exhibit is very competitive and draws thousands of visitors. This year, due to COVID-19 closures, the show will be displayed in preparation of opening and also be displayed online in digital format. View the exhibit now!
2020 BURLINGTON COUNTY SELECT TEEN ARTS EXHIBIT
We welcome you to enjoy this spectacular exhibit brought to you by the exceptional student artists from the Burlington County 2020 Teen Arts Festival which was held on March 4th and 5th at the RCBC Mt. Laurel campus. For this exhibit, professional adjudicators selected works of art from over thirty schools and thousands of students. Painting, drawing, mixed media, three dimensional, photography and digital art were all accepted disciplines at the festival. This show which was scheduled to be on display at the Annex Gallery in Smithville Park has been entirely digitized and for the first time put online for your viewing pleasure. Selections also include works chosen to move on to the NJ State Teen Arts Festival which will now be digital, and the the NJ Teen Arts traveling showcase! Traveling showcase may also be digital, but we will update you as soon as we know. Thanks to all of the teachers, parents and students! Without all of you, none of this would be possible. Special thanks to the Burlington County Board of Commissioners and Rowan College at Burlington County for their continued support and partnership. We look forward to seeing you all again next year! An online view of this exhibit is now available!