Made in Ameri©a

A collection of photographs by Erik James Montgomery connecting the dots between America’s history and America now. Made in Ameri©a captures untold stories of race and oppression, (in)justice, and the power of Black joy.

Be sure to click each image to get to know more about Erik James Montgomery while viewing the collection!
Each image (including Erik’s headshot) contains an audio file that will automatically begin playing when the individual image is clicked. These clips were selected from an exclusive artist interview with Erik in March 2021 and cover topics ranging from Erik’s introduction into the art world and his view on legacy, to Black joy, supporting artists, and the dark history of America’s relationship with race and oppression.

Learn more about Erik and his work at the links below:


Featured Local Artists

Markeim is proud to feature the original works of local artists Erik James Montgomery and Sharon Ann Smith. All artwork listed at the links below are available for purchase. By purchasing artwork through Markeim, you are not only supporting local talent and stimulating the artist economy, but also supporting the mission and work of Markeim Arts Center. Click the links below for more information!

Markeim is a community based on arts

Situated just a few blocks from downtown Haddonfield, Markeim is one of Haddonfield’s great jewels! The Arts are the expression of a community. Since the advent of the Haddonfield Arts and Crafts League in 1956, the goal of the Center has been to promote the creation and enjoyment of the visual arts. Now over 60 years later, development of expanded programs and services for artists ensures that the Markeim Arts Center will continue to fulfill its commitment to that community. We are grateful to our sponsors and friends for their contributions to this lasting legacy.