PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
"The Signature Artist Membership is a highly competitive membership awarded to an established professional artist in any medium whose original work exemplifies the highest
caliber of artistic standards, who has previously exhibited in museums and/or galleries."
This very active museum was the vision of local entrepreneurs Fred W. and Ethel (Lingelbach) Noyes, Jr. who were avid art and antique collectors. Fred was also an academically trained artist and produced many works reflecting his love of southern New Jersey's natural features. His art and personal collection of vintage bird decoys are now a part of the Museum’s vast permanent collection of 19th to 21st century fine and folk art. In envisioning their museum, the Noyeses hoped to foster greater public awareness and appreciation of the American arts and crafts movement and to emphasize works created by New Jersey artists, past and present."