Eleta Caldwell


Principal at Arts High School 1991-2003, previously Chair of Art and teacher. Artist, co-founded the 1980s, “Black Women in Visual Perspective” Group which included Gladys Grauer. Exhibited at City Without Walls, and other galleries across the state and nation including MoMA in 1986. Had a work space in Riker Hill Art Park. With Glady, she organized a 1981 exhibit of Black artists at the Newark Museum.

Graduated Arts High, 1962 and Montclair State, 1967. The gallery at Arts High has been named in her honor.

Arts High, 1962 Yearbook
Arts High 1976 Yearbook


Obituary, 2017

Arts High School, Yearbooks (featured image 1987)

Montclair State 1967 yearbook, Ancestry.com

“A Star Filled Anniversary Celebration for Arts High” Star Ledger Dec 7, 2006

Watkins, Eileen, “City Without Walls Hosts Views of Black Women” Star Ledger Dec 21, 1982

“Crafting An Art Center of An Essex Park” Star Ledger Nov 24, 1981

“Afro American Exhibit Showcases State Talent” Star Ledger May 29, 1981

Star Ledger exhibit listings

In Memory of Miss Eleta Caldwell Newarkive

Maplewood Arts Center