Coloring Paterson’s History

The Paterson Museum is currently seeking artists and illustrators to assist in an exciting project that it will be undertaking in 2021. The Museum is proud to announce that it has received grant funding, (administered by the Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council from funds granted by New Jersey State Council on the Arts) to update the museum’s “Story of Paterson” Coloring Book.  The project will include the re-design of some existing themes, as well as the creation of many new pages.

By participating in this initiative, artists will be contributing to a community focused project, aimed at creating a more accurate and inclusive coloring book that highlights both the history and the diversity of the City of Paterson.

Contributing artists will receive compensation for their participation, as well as being listed in the book.

Artists interested in participating should send:

  • Resume
  • Artist’s Bio
  • Up to three samples of work

to Cristina Deutsch at 

The deadline is extended to Monday, April 5.

Selected contributors will be contacted by April 5th, 2021 and provided with reference material and additional information regarding the themes they have been assigned to draw.

If you have any questions about the project, please contact Cristina Deutsch or Giacomo Destefano