The Salem County Art League’s winter membership exhibit, opening Wednesday, Jan. 8, and running through March 3, will showcase photos and paintings by featured artist Mary Waddington, along with other SCAL members. The show will be on view at Graystone Cafe, 87 N. Broadway, Pennsville, during the cafe’s regular hours of operation. An artists’ reception is scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1
Waddington was a painter before she took up photography. Her work is inspired by her rural surroundings of river, marsh and farmland. For 40 years, her concentration was on documenting the lives of local people. Today, she concentrates on simply making art, but her subjects remain local.
Waddington’s works have appeared in magazines, juried exhibits, school workbooks and on television.
Her awards include certificates of commendation from the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey and the American Association for State and Local History, and a research grant from the state Historical Commission for an illustrated oral history project. Waddington was project photographer for the Harrison Township Historical Society’s multimedia, multiple production,“ The Friendly Legacy,” funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.