Gallery Archive

Puffin Cultural Forum presents a selection of images from several of our past gallery exhibitions. We strive to bring thoughtful, socially-relevant, and provocative arts programming to all of the surrounding communities of our diverse area in the form of art exhibitions, music, dance, theater, author interviews, workshops, film series, lectures, and dialogues. We're pleased to share these online galleries with you.

Puffin Cultural Forum's Mission: Our work takes place at the intersection of the arts and the struggle for human rights as we seek to realize in our local community the Foundation’s governing motto: “…continuing the dialogue between art and the lives of ordinary people”. We deeply believe in the crucial role that the arts play in shaping our consciousness, and the role of artists as agents of social change.


March 11, 2018

Curated by artist Alana MacDougall, Negotiations opens a discussion of gender, sensuality, vulnerability and unbalanced power dynamics – topics that are at the forefront of our political and personal consciousness. Policy makers seek to reinforce traditional gender roles, disadvantage women, and oppress minority communities. As the personal is pulled into Read More

Green Perspectives

December 1, 2017

Visual artists have shaped policy and greater culture since the 60’s. Puffin Cultural Forum explores the role of artists in advocacy for the environment. Organizations and individual artists engaging local, national, and international environmental issues and the narrative behind these efforts are featured in the exhibit. Works from NJ environmental Read More

Unnatural Election

September 24, 2017

Originally an online project entitled, “Unnatural Election: Artists Respond to the 2016 US Presidential Election,” artist and creator Andrea Arroyo curated a diverse selection of works by artists reacting to the political, social impact of the 2016 election. Selected works speak to emerging challenges and issues of social justice that Read More

Givat Haviva’s Through Others’ Eyes

July 3, 2017

Inspirational photographic exhibition under the auspices of Givat Haviva, a non-profit educational institute in Israel, highlights works created by Arab and Jewish Israeli high school students and women working together. July 3-31, Read More

Puffin Camera Club Annual Exhibition

May 6, 2017

The annual exhibition of the Puffin Camera Club will be on view from May 6th to June 26th. Selection of photographs features the best of the best works of the dedicated member of Puffin Camera Club who have captured the beauty of the Teaneck Creek Conservancy. May 6- June 26, Read More

Where We Are

March 12, 2017

The current state of feminism and women’s rights is experiencing momentous flux in both regress and progress. In the face of the current tumultuous social, political, and cultural climate, there is an explosion of artistic expression, giving voice and life to arts and activism. Puffin Cultural Forum presents “Where We Read More

Drones Quilt Project

January 8, 2017

The idea for the Drones Quilt Project is to collectively create a piece of artwork, which connects the names of activists with those of people killed by drones. The names humanize the victims and point out the connectivity between human beings. Sadly, according to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, only Read More


November 19, 2016

Collection of artwork by Ramapough Lenape artist Jack Crying Raven Anderson and others explores visions of identity, history, conflicts, and struggles of being “native.” November 19- December 22, 2016 Below is a selection of works from this Read More

Envisioning Election and Politics in 2016

September 17, 2016

Although election art is more commonly associated with iconography used for campaigns from the middle of the 20th century, there is an abundance of contemporary art being created by artists who are channeling their views, emotions and perspectives into their works. Curated by Puffin Cultural Forum director Andrew Lee, “Envisioning Read More

Through Others’ Eyes

July 15, 2016

“Through Others’ Eyes,” an annual photography exhibit, seeks to address the need for open channels of communication between Israeli Arab and Jewish youth who rarely, if ever, have an opportunity to meet one another. It features photos by Israeli Arab and Jewish high school students who used cameras as tools Read More