Artists' Gallery Blog

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

On the Road - the artwork of Gail Bracegirdle and Richard Harrington

"On the Road"
featuring Gail Bracegirdle
 and Richard Harrington

 July 7 - July 31, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday July 16,  4-8 pm
Closing Reception: Sunday July 31,  2-6 pm 


Artists Gail Bracegirdle and Richard Harrington, are pleased to announce the opening of their joint show, "On The Road", on Thursday, July 7th, at Artists' Gallery. The exhibit, which runs through Sunday, July 31st, features watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings by the two artists, who were influenced by their road trips and travels through different places like Australia and along old Route 66 in the southwestern US. A reception with the artists will be held on Saturday, July 16, from 4 to 8 pm. Additionally, both artists will also be at the Gallery for a closing reception on Sunday, July 31st, 2 to 6 PM.

Gail Bracegirdle, who maintains her studio in Bristol, PA, often uses the sights from her travels as the starting point for her work. "My inspiration for all these paintings has been that I was there, and would like to share my visual experience with others. I always have a sketchbook, watercolors and my camera with me, so can do a sketch and take a photo whenever I'm inspired." The work exhibited by Bracegirdle includes scenes from recent trips to Australia, and the textures and surfaces in her paintings reflect her career and training as a textile designer. "All of the finished paintings are in watercolor, but I do enjoy experimenting with various types of papers" said Bracegirdle. "When I was an undergraduate at Moore College of Art, I was fortunate in that Ranulph Bye was my watercolor instructor. With my major not being in fine art at that time, my artwork has certainly taken me in many different directions and I continue to experiment, but have always appreciated his style and the quality of his paintings".

Richard Harrington, from Newtown PA, finds his inspiration for his work in urban and semi-rural areas. "I like recording what others may pass by" said Harrington. "I am often not interested in what is on the main streets of a town or a city, or the attractions highlighted by the local chamber of commerce; I enjoy driving the side streets and along the edges of towns, and finding an old car or truck parked behind buildings."

Harrington has worked as an illustrator for over 30 years, and is an Associate Professor of Illustration at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. His training and practice also is evident in the work he creates. "I always work from photographs; my scenes are often precise, and since my subject matter often involves specific vehicles in these scenes, I strive to make them very accurate" said Harrington. "Even if a vehicle is very rusty and has seen better days, I know there is a subtle difference between a 1949 and a 1950 Ford. Viewers who also know those models will notice that detail, and I try to be conscious of that as I create these paintings".

Both Richard Harrington and Gail Bracegirdle have been longtime members of the Artists' Gallery; Harrington joined in 2007, while Bracegirdle has been represented by the gallery since 1997.



Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
www.lambertvillearts.com

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Feels Like Home - Claudia Fouse Fountaine and Debbie Pisacreta

"Feels Like Home"
Claudia Fouse Fountaine
and Debbie Pisacreta

June 9 - July 4, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday June 11, 4-8 pm

"Feels Like Home" is the perfect title for the June exhibition on view at Artists' Gallery this month. The two artists whose work is on display here not only live close by, but also choose as their subject the beautiful surroundings with which they are blessed.

We see the pastel light and shadow in the Victorian neighborhoods of Lambertville, as well as fields of lavender and local farms in Debbie Pisacreta's tender landscapes.

"I am in love with my town", she says. "I am drawn to a scene not only by the qualities of light and color it has, but also by the quiet feeling it inspires in me".

Claudia Fouse Fountaine's work gives us a glimpse of intimate interiors, as well as animals and farmland in nearby Bucks County.

"My paintings tend to be colorful and lively, with rarely a straight line", says Fountaine. "They are full of energy. Even the inanimate objects seem to be alive".

Both artists have exhibited extensively and won awards locally. This show will be up from June 9th to July 4th, with the Opening Reception being held Saturday, June 11th, 4 - 8pm.

"Feels Like Home" is a delightful interpretation of the bountiful beauty of our area as seen through the eyes of two artists who know it well.


 
Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
www.lambertvillearts.com

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Artists' Gallery at Ellarslie Open 33



Congratulations to Jane Adriance and Alex McKibbin for their awards at this year's Ellarslie Open:
  • Jane Adriance, Blue Fruit, Best in Show – Watercolor
  • Alex McKibben, View of the Bridge, Runner Up – Watercolor

You can see much more of their work at Artists' Gallery, in particular, Alex McKibbin who is one of our featured artists this month, along with Joseph Zogorski in "The Fleeting and the Eternal".

Jane Adriance
"Blue Fruit"
watercolor

 The Ellarslie Open 33 runs May 7 - June 26, 2016 at:
Ellarslie, The Trenton City Museum
in Cadwalader Park
Trenton, New Jersey
Phone: (609) 989-3632
[map & directions]

Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
www.lambertvillearts.com

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Fleeting and the Eternal - Alex McKibbin and Joseph Zogorski

"The Fleeting and the Eternal"
featuring Alex McKibbin
and Joseph Zogorski

May 5 - June 5, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday May 7, 5-8 pm

Watercolorist Alex McKibbin and photographer Joseph Zogorski team up for The Fleeting and the Eternal, an exhibition of watercolor paintings and toned photographic prints, running May 5th through June 5th at Artists' Gallery, in Lambertville, NJ. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 7th, from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Born in Philadelphia from a family of modest means, Alex McKibbin fell in love with art as a child and never looked back. McKibbin generally paints large-scale watercolors in a loose and expressive style, while Zogorski utilizes film and prints in shades of grey. However, both artists are united in their strong feelings for subjects which embody elements of "the fleeting and the eternal". This is particularly evident in McKibbin's powerful, expressive color landscapes of locations from his past, as well as in black and white watercolors of bygone Philadelphia rail yards, painted as a teen.

Zogorski's often ephemeral and weather-related scenes - many presenting themselves during the years in which several family members and friends passed away - reflect deep and abiding feelings for those who came before and for the enduring mystery and beauty of this special place. Often of particular focus for Zogorski are the remaining undeveloped tracts and remnants of the once largely-rural area where he grew up, as did his father and where his paternal grandparents settled after emigrating from Europe over a century ago.

Painting seriously since 1957, Alex McKibbin has exhibited in over 200 exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally, including two extensive museum exhibitions, along with over 80 national and regional juried exhibitions. His works can be found in 32 public collections and over 60 corporate collections. Additionally, the work has been reproduced in 40 books and magazines, as well as CD covers. Alex taught Art History, painting and drawing at the collegiate level for 3 decades both here in the United States, as well as in Greece and Mexico, and Alex's bio appears in Marquis' Who's Who in the World. He presently has established a studio in Bensalem, Pa., and Alex's work has been handled by over twenty galleries throughout his career.

Joseph Zogorski is a graduate of Temple University and Maine Media Workshops. A lifelong Bucks County, PA, resident, Joseph has been seriously involved with photography for over a decade, including photographing and writing about musicians and arts-related topics for The Bucks County Herald. His photograph of World War II-era veterans at the Michener Museum's Tuskegee Airmen Presentation was awarded first place at Canal Frame Crafts', Vision of Hope juried exhibition. Joseph's photographs of musicians, dancers and actors are in use on numerous websites and on IMDb, and his prints are in several private collections.




Visit the event website for more information about this show.
 
And don't forget - while we feature 2 artists each month,
all 16 Artists' Gallery artists have work on display,
and there is always a wide variety of artwork to enjoy. 
 

Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
www.lambertvillearts.com

Friday, April 8, 2016

In memory of Patricia Lange

For our dear colleague and friend, we will miss your creative spirit.

Patricia Lange
1938-2016













Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
www.lambertvillearts.com

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Wild in Detail - the artwork of Beatrice Bork and Michael Schweigart

"Wild in Detail"
featuring Beatrice Bork
and Michael Schweigart

April 7 - May 1, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday April 9, 5-8:30 pm
Homage to Earth Day: Friday, April 22, 6-8:30pm


Explore the expressive and detailed paintings by renowned artists, Beatrice Bork and Michael Schweigart, in this wonderful featured exhibit celebrating nature "Wild in Detail" at Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, NJ this April.

Beatrice and Michael have built their professional (collectively over 50 year) careers with their thoughtful interpretations of the passions that inspire them. While both artists are similar in their contemplative and highly personal approach, they do, however, focus on different subjects that nature offers.

Beatrice enjoys immersing herself in the thought and planning that is required with watercolor, but also relishes in its poetic qualities. "My curiosity is satiated through careful portrayal, which in turn reflects the love and respect I have for my subjects. The malleable qualities of this medium, allow me to focus on elements that are important to the painting." As a professional artist, she has amassed numerous honors including recognition by the prestigious Society of Animal Artists and Artists for Conservation with signature status as well as the Eckelberry Award, specifically for bird art. Her paintings have been exhibited in various international exhibits and publications throughout the US and Canada, and are collected throughout the world. To learn more about Beatrice, go to www.beatricebork.artspan.com.

Michael continues to be inspired by the natural landscape and has broadened his scope with paintings of urban street scenes as well as the human figure. "I'm always interested in new subject matter to expand my visual horizons. No matter what I choose to paint it's all about creating believable paintings. The underlying abstract shapes that are the foundation for my work are accentual to the naturalistic qualities many have come to identify with my work." He has been exhibiting his paintings for 3 decades in galleries and museums throughout New Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York City. His paintings have won numerous awards and are included in many public and private collections.

It's fitting to have Beatrice and Michael exhibit during April, the month that celebrates Earth Day, so Please join us for an "Homage to Earth Day" Friday, April 22, 6-8:30pm

Visit the event website for more information about this show.


Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
www.lambertvillearts.com

Friday, February 5, 2016

Beatrice Bork in Flight!



the postcard image is:

"Attraction"
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
Watercolor
by Beatrice Bork


Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
www.lambertvillearts.com

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Lyrical - an Artists' Gallery Group Show

"Lyrical"
A Gallery Members Group Show

February 4 through April 3, 2016
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 14, 2-7 pm


Artists' Gallery is pleased to present the fourth installment of our popular group exhibit, "Lyrical". All are invited to attend our Open House on Sunday, February 14, 2:00–7:00 pm and celebrate this day of passions with some artistic temptations.

The appeal of this exhibit is the expression of the importance of song and poetry in the inspiration of Fine Art, giving another layer of insight into the thought processes of an artist.

Artists' Gallery is proud to display a diverse range of artist expression by some of the area's finest established and emerging artists. "Lyrical" features: Jane Adriance, Beatrice Bork, Gail Bracegirdle, Joseph DeFay, Claudia Fouse Fountaine, Richard Harrington, Joe Kazimierczyk, Alan Klawans, Alex McKibbin, Debbie Pisacreta, Alla Podolsky, Carol Sanzalone, Michael Schweigart, Maxine Shore, Charles David Viera, and exhibiting for the first time, Joe Zogorski.

And please check our home page for any information regarding closure do to inclement weather.

Visit the event website for more information about this show.


Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
www.lambertvillearts.com

Saturday, January 9, 2016

"Many Flavors" - Gail Bracegirdle at Bell's Tavern


Gail Bracegirdle
"Vineyards"
watercolor


“Many Flavors” - Gail Bracegirdle is exhibiting watercolor paintings of and about food subjects in Bell’s Tavern Dining Room, 183 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ. A member of the Artists’ Gallery on Bridge Street, her captivating paintings will be on display in Bell’s through the months of January and February so stop in and enjoy:

Bell's Tavern
183 North Union Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530
[map & directions]

Please note that Bell's has dinner and evening hours only:
Mon-Thurs 6pm-9:30pm,
Fri & Sat 5pm-10pm,
Sun 5pm-9pm

Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
www.lambertvillearts.com

Debbie Pisacreta in "Close to Home"



The Arts Council of Princeton presents "Close to Home: Painters in their Neighborhoods," an exhibition of work inspired by places and spaces close to the artists. Visitors can expect original works from Robert Beck, Ryan Lilienthal, and Artists' Gallery member Debbie Pisacreta.

Close to Home will be on view in our Taplin Gallery January 9-30, with an Opening Reception on Saturday, January 9 from 3-5pm. Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ.

For more information, please visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org or call (609) 924-8777. Free and open to the public.


Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
www.lambertvillearts.com