CONFERENCE 2017 Beyond Looking, October 1-3

"Call for proposals" please click on the proposals link
Deadline is May 15

Ocean Resort and SPA, One Ocean Blvd, Long Branch NJ

Conference room rate $179

Reserve your room here

Registration info:

Early Bird: $135

After Early Bird or On-site: $185

Early Bird runs until Sept. 17 24 11:59pm EXTENDED

NOTE: after Sept. 24 midnight, higher rate begins 9/18 12:01


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Group Registration Rates and Instructions:

Three (3) or more persons registering from the same school district may register as a group. The group rate is $110 per person plus membership fee. 

To receive a group discount, have each member's information readily available at time of online registration.

We accept credit card payment for group registrations but only one (1) credit card will be accepted as payment for ALL registrations. We also accept payment by check. 

Group registrants must submit all forms and payment together in ONE envelope. Mail your completed forms and check payable to:

AENJ c/o Gene Neglia, 2 Starboard Court, Brick NJ 08723

Please note: group discount does not apply to undergraduate students registering as a group. A student discount is already provided.


Conference 2016 was another great event!   Hope to see you next year in Long Branch!

You can revisit the good times in our photo gallery. Click the link below. To purchase images, create an account, open tab LOGIN/REGISTER.

2016 Conference Photo Gallery



Conference Highlights ...

Sunday, Oct 9
12:00pm Bob Morrison, Founder, Quadrant Arts Research
2:00pm Keynote: Isaiah Zagar, Mosaic Mural Artist, The Magic Gardens, Phila.
6:30-8:30pm The President’s Party and Awards Celebration 
Monday, Oct 10
10:00am Keynote: Jean Houston Ph.D., Founder, The Renaissance Project International
2:00pm Workshop with Mario Robinson, Watercolorist
4:00-7:00pm "Areas for Action" a special AENJ event by Mr. Oliver Herring, Interactive Sculptor, founder of TASK
Tuesday, Oct 11
10:00am Philemona Williamson, Painter
11:00am Workshop with Mario Robinson, Watercolorist

Jane Graziano
President-Elect and 2016 Conference Chair, AENJ


In 2015 we were FULL STEAM AHEAD! Conference 2015 

October 4-6, Ocean Place, Long Branch


Conference Highlights ...

Sunday, Oct 4
1:30 pm Supersession: Susan Riley, educator and CEO of

11-30/3:00 pm Larissa Danowitz, Mural Arts
11:30 am Peter and Maura Geisser, Authors, Educators, Special Best Practice lecture
12:30 pm Dr. Marilyn Stewart, Arts Educator, Special Best Practice lecture
4:00 pm Susan Riley, Supersession presenter workshop 
6:00-8:00pm The President’s Party and Awards Celebration 

Best Practice presentations:Sunday

Monday, Oct 5 
10:30 am Alan Ross, photographer and former assistant to Ansel Adams
1:00 pm Josh Simpson, American glass artist and founder of the Infinity Project
12:00/3:00 pm Harry Bower, sculptor/fiber artist 
2:00/4:00 pm DaVinci Initiative 
6:00-8:00 pm The SteAmy-tini Mixer 

Best Practice presentations: Monday

Tuesday, Oct 6 
10:00 am Charles Tucker, Sculptor

1:00 pm DaVinci Initiative  
Best Practice presentations: Tuesday

Jane Graziano
Vice President and 2015 Conference Chair, AENJ