At Ales stenar, Skåne Sweden 2015
Photo: Berne Persson

​Dorie Dahlberg

Education, Teaching, & Other Ideas

Trained in Fine Art and Design I earned a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ. From 1989-1997, I attended the Graduate School of Communication Design at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY. In 2004 I received an MA in Education Administration from St. Peter's University, Jersey City NJ. For 25 years I was an art educator in Newark Public Schools. I've taught over a thousand children from pre-k through high school in the diverse neighborhoods of the city.

My work has changed in phases but when I retired from teaching I focused again on photography, an interest that began in the 1970s when I joined a small photography group in Princeton, NJ with E. Jan Kounitz. Those were the days of making a darkroom in a closet, developing film in a kitchen. 

In the years that photography went from film to digital, I was making mixed media paintings and pastel drawings. I had to learn a new photographic language. I started showing photographs sporadically in 2008; by 2014 I've exhibited photographs exclusively. ​Since spring of 2017, I started using film again. The photos on this site were taken with a constantly changing collection of cameras. 

As a real estate agent I have been building a portfolio of photographs of properties for real estate search sites and print advertising. It's a commercial thing.

Current Artist Memberships:

Pro Arts, Jersey City NJ

   Board Member 2019, Co-Chair Professional Development

   Co-Chair Salons2019  


Monmouth Museum Artist Member, Lincroft NJ & The Guild, Associate Member, Shrewsbury NJ   


Monmouth Museum Holiday Exhibition

   Fabulous Food

   November 18 - December 30, 2018

   Opening: November 18th, 4 - 6pm

"Quiet Places" 

   An exhibition of my ongoing

   project of film photographs

   inspired by the fleeting quiet

​   in otherwise noisy places.

   Coordinated by E. Jan Kounitz &

   Mision Burrito

   333 Palisades Avenue

   Jersey City Heights, NJ

   December 2, 2018-January 25, 2019

​   Opening Reception

     December 2,4pm-6pm

Bortolami in Tribeca

   Postcards From The Edge

   39 Walker St. Tribeca NYC

   Benefit for Visual AIDS

   February 22-24, 2019

​   Preview Party February 22, 2019

     5-8PM for collectors &

     participating artists

​   Benefit Sale:

     Saturday, 2/23 10am - 6pm

     Sunday, 2/24 noon - 4pm






Awards & Publications

Juror's Selection: Urban Suburban Rural 2018 for

   Spiritualism: Praise the Setting Sun

   Kay Kenny, Juror

   New York Center for Photographic Arts

   Jadite Gallery

   413 W 50th St

   New York, NY

Finalist: The Photo Review 2018 Competition Issue

   Inmigración: Window With A Bullet

   Sarah Meister, Juror

   Curator of Photography

   Museum of Modern Art NYC

Gold Medal Award: Best in Monochrome for
   Off Season Asbury Park

   EyeSights 2018,

   Juried Photography Exhibition

   The Guild, Shrewsbury NJ


 Bronze Achievement Award for
    Make Women Great Again

    Open Juried Show 2017
    The Guild, Shrewsbury

Mark of Excellence for Staircase, Bjuv Sweden

   August 2017 I Shot It:

   International Photo Competition
   Judges: Thorsten Overgaard

   & Birgit Krippner

Exhibitions & Events

Bortolami in Tribeca

   Postcards From The Edge

   Benefit for Visual AIDS

   February 22-24, 2019

Solo Exhibition

   Quiet Places: A Photographic Essay

   Mision Burrito

   Jersey City, NJ

   December 2, 2018 - January 25, 2019


​Landskrona Foto Festival, Landskrona, Sweden

   Crew - Gallery Assistant 
   September, 2018

ProArtsJC Salon Exhibition 2018

   ​Watchung Arts Center, Watchung
   198 Stirling Rd Watchung NJ 07069
   September, 2018

Jersey City Artist Studio Tour, 2018
   ProArts Jersey City Members Show
   Who Are We? Who Am I?
   Curator & Exhibitor

Monmouth Museum, Lincroft NJ
   Juried & Member Exhibitions:
   Does It Match The Couch? 2018
   Big Art in Small Packages 2017, 2018
   Hope for the Holidays 2017
   Winter Wonders 2016​

The Monroe Center for the Arts
    Dialogue - A Cooperative Experiment


    720 Monroe St. Hoboken
    July 2018

    Stricoff Gallery 

    564 W 25th St.

    New York, NY

    March 2018 

 The Guild, Shrewsbury NJ

   The Garden Show May 2018

   EyeSights, Juried Photography Exhibition        March 2018

   Open Juried Show​ October 2017

Rahway Art Center, Rahway NJ

    What's Next? Part 2 - January 2018

LITM, Jersey City NJ Group Exhibitions:
     Themed Exhibitions:

     2018: Birds, Corporeal, Women's Future,

     Life's a Beach, Look Down

     2017: NeverlandSeeking the Light,

     Undertow & Love Letters

     2016: Opposite of Hate 

     2015: WitcheryRevolution & Nocturne
     Annual Little Wonders Exhibitions: 

        2014, 2016, 2017


​ProArts, Jersey City 

    What's Next? October 2017

    210 Hudson St. Jersey City NJ

Jersey City Artist Studio Tour, October 2017
    Barrow Mansion, LITM, &

    The Atrium at 210 Hudson St. Jersey City 

Belmar Arts, Belmar NJ

    JAS14 - Annual Juried Art Exhibition

             Curator & Exhibitor 2018

    Blue - Members Salon 2018
    Dog Days of Summer  2017
    The Bird Art Show  Juried Exhibition 2017
    An Enchanted Garden 2017
    JAS 13  13th Annual Juried Art Show 2017
    13x19  Juried Photography Exhibition 2017
    Themeless  - Members Salon 2017
 Strong Women 6 Newark, NJ 2015
     Juried Exhibition & Catalogue  

 Shadows & Light Springfield NJ 
     Invitation Exhibition 2014

Is It Possible to Make a Photograph of
New Jersey Regardless of Where You are in The World?

     Pierro Gallery, South Orange NJ 2008
     Juried Traveling Exhibition & Catalogue
     Archived at Newark Public Library 

Monmouth Art Alliance, Red Bank NJ
    Member Group Exhibitions 2013-14

Works on Paper 

Barat Foundation, Newark 2010
    Newark Art Educators Faculty Exhibition
    Large Pastel Drawings

The Perth Amboy Gallery Center for the Arts

    Perth Amboy NJ

    Tradition-Transition-Transcend 2008

    Large Pastel Drawings

Paul Robeson Gallery 2007 & 2008
     Muses: Art Educators & Their Students

     Rutgers Newark
     Large Pastel Drawings

Newark Museum, 2000-05
     Newark Art Educators Faculty Exhibitions
     Mixed Media and Pastel Drawings

The Priory, Newark NJ 2000-07
     Newark Art Educators Faculty Exhibitions
     Mixed Media and Pastel Drawings

Pratt Institute
     Brooklyn & NYC 1989-1992
     Design, Paintings & Drawings

Mason Gross School of the Arts
     Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
     Thesis Exhibition 1985 Downtown Arts Building
     Group shows: Intaglio Prints and Drawings

Brookdale Community College Alumni Exhibitions
     Lincroft, NJ Award 1986
     Mixed Media Work