An art venue dedicated to the practice and belief that creative endeavors enrich lives and communities
Established in 2021 as a key component of the state of the art facility for JSDD, the Heidi Gallery is focused on bringing people together to experience art and arts education while fostering a fully inclusive community.
Heidi Gallery Advisory Committee Members
Teddi Dolph and her husband are avid art collectors. She is a long time JSDD Board Member and sits on the Board of the College of the Arts at MSU (CART), the JWF Board and the Acquisitions Committee at MAM. Her background is as an art/art history educator and a packaging designer.
Heidi Katz is a retired Speech Language Pathologist, of 33 years, devoting her career to special needs in the pediatric population. She currently serves as a volunteer Special Education Docent, providing tours to children with special needs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, 2004 – present.
Jeremy Moss is Curator of the Herb+Milly Iris Gallery at the South Orange Performing Arts Center. He was also executive director of ValleyArts, co-founded the Maplewood Art Walk. He also co-founded Open Orange, one of the region’s largest juried art shows, and curated the Firehouse and Orbital Galleries. A professional artist working in numerous media and genres of the visual arts, he is also the co-owner of Good Crowd Events, a creative place making company. He is co-owner of i19 Gallery, an online gallery.
Phoebe Pollinger: Studio Montclair, President (2002-2010), Board (2010-present); Montclair Arts Council, Chair (2004-2010); Montclair Master Plan, Arts & Economic Development Subcommittee (2016); PMP Art LLC, art consulting, owner.
Marilynn Schneider is the retired longtime Director of JSDD’s WAE Center, and an advocate for the power of creativity, education, and inclusion in creating rich communities. She sees the development and growth of the Heidi Gallery as an opportunity for the arts community to come together and transform perceptions and realities.
Adam Swart has been involved in museum education and art education at the K-12 and university levels, both domestically and internationally, for two decades. He’s also an active painter with an exhibition record that includes numerous states and multiple countries, inclusion in group shows alongside the likes of Robert Rauschenberg and Richard Serra. His work is held in private collections on four continents.
Ellen Weinstock is a long time JSDD board member. She is passionate about expanding opportunities for inclusivity via the arts and arts education. Inspired by the innovative goals for the Heidi Gallery, she chose to co-chair the committee and share her skills working towards the success of this endeavor.
Proposals for exhibitions are always welcome. Please limit your proposal to two pages.