Artists' Gallery Blog

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wine & Design, Then & Now

Doug Sardo
"Passing Through"
pastel on sanded paper

This is the final weekend for "Then & Now", featuring Patricia Lange's sculptures and Doug Sardo's pastel paintings.

A closing reception will be held on the final day, Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 from 3-6 pm. If you haven't seen the show yet, please stop by, this is your last chance!

Patricia Lange
ceramic vessel


Also this weekend, Artists' Gallery is participating in "Wine & Design", an event where over 40 Lambertville art galleries, antique shops and home design stores will open their doors, offering guests a glass of wine and an invitation to explore the world of art and home design.  The event takes place Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 from 3-9 pm (rain date Sunday, Nov 2).   Please check the Lambertville Area Chamber of Commerce website for further information and the latest update on any rain date rescheduling.

"Wine & Design" is free and open to the public.   Maps will be available at all participating merchants so you can pick up your map when you visit Artists' Gallery.


It's a busy weekend in Lambertville, NJ!



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

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Then & Now - Patricia Lange and Doug Sardo

"Then & Now"
featuring Sculptor Patricia Lange
and Pastel-Artist Doug Sardo

October 9 - November 2, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 11, 4-7 pm
 Closing Reception: Sunday, November 2, 3-6 pm
A Sculptor's Alchemy and the Color-Palette of an Impressionist

Émile Zola once famously summed the lifetime work of an artist up in four words: "to live out loud." On October 11th, from 4 to 7 pm Lambertville-based Artists' Gallery invites the public to celebrate a lifetime of evocative works by two celebrated artists, metal sculptor and potter, Patricia Lange and pastel artist, Doug Sardo. This autumn showcase captures decades of study, experimentation and the creative presence of two artists whose collective work has been exhibited and published everywhere from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Grounds-for Sculpture; from Bristol Myers Squibb to the Museum of Modern Art. 

Born in Santiago, Chile and a resident of Hopewell, NJ, sculptor and enamelist Patricia Lange--a former accountant who sees parallels in exactitude in her enamel work, spent many years moonlighting as a metal sculptor--as well as a committed teacher who instructed blind students at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Lange has worked with almost every material imaginable, metal scraps and found materials, as well as wall-sized pieces of aluminum, steel, and copper--and her works have been exhibited at the Grounds for Sculpture and purchased by Bristol Myers Squibb. In 2003, she voiced the experimental approach that marked her bold signature style throughout her career no matter the medium. "I'm not afraid to ruin a piece...."

For plein-air painter and pastel artist, Bucks-County resident Doug Sardo, whose designs have been published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, color and light blend magically in Delaware-River Valley landscapes - thick trees, covered bridges, watery shadows and layered skies. Inspired by the natural world, Sardo draws from over 300 shades of color and demonstrates the trained eye and palette of an impressionist. Using some of the discoveries made by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, Sardo composes paintings filled with evocative color and life. 

The showcase of Then and Now will display both former and current works of Lange and Sardo. 

Visit the event website for more information about this show. 

And don't forget - while we feature 2 of our artists each month, all 18 Artists' Gallery artists always have work on display at the gallery. 

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

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Kazimierczyk in "People of Preservation"

Joe Kazimierczyk
"Rusty Roofs"
8x10 oil on canvas on board


Joe Kazimierczyk is in a group show entitled "People of Preservation", running September 12 -  November 5, 2014 at:


D&R Greenway's Marie L. Matthews Gallery
at Johnson Education Center
One Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 609-924-4646
[map & directions]


Joe has 7 pieces in the show.

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept 26 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM.



Joe Kazimierczyk
"Farm Lane"
8x10 oil on linen on board


Please note: There are no weekend hours for this gallery. The Marie L. Matthews Gallery is open Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm, and it's best to call the Greenway at 609-924-4646 first to confirm that the facility is not being used for other purposes.


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

Monday, September 22, 2014

Bork & Bracegirdle in "Abbott Marshlands - More Than Meets the Eye"

Beatrice Bork
"Surveyor"
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Watercolor/gouache

Beatrice Bork and Gail Bracegirdle both have work in "Abbott Marshlands - More Than Meets the Eye", a group show running September 20 – November 16, 2014 at:


Ellarslie, The Trenton City Museum
in Cadwalader Park
Trenton, New Jersey
Phone: (609) 989-3632

More information at http://ellarslie.org/abbott-marshlands-more-than-meets-the-eye/


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

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Flight/Patterns - Beatrice Bork and Jennifer Cadoff

"Flight/Patterns"
featuring Beatrice Bork and Jennifer Cadoff
September 4 - October 5, 2014


Opening Reception: Saturday, September 6, 5-8 pm
Coffee & Conversation: Sunday, October 5, 2-4pm



Explore rhythms, flight, textures, and patterns inspired by the natural world in the art of Beatrice Bork and Jennifer Cadoff at Artists' Gallery in Lambertville. "Flight/Patterns" showcases these award-winning artists' latest paintings and drawings, and is their second collaboration in as many years.

Beatrice Bork is an internationally-recognized wildlife artist whose watercolors capture animals -- often, but not exclusively, birds - immersed in their natural habitat. "The signature of Beatrice's art is an ability to balance the intricate details of her animal subjects with loose brushwork, splashes of color and unusual compositions that make her paintings thrum with life," says Cadoff. Bork has won the prestigious Don Eckleberry Award for outstanding bird art from the Society of Animal Artists, of which she is a signature member. Her paintings have been published in a variety of books and magazines and acquired by collectors from around the world.

 Beatrice Bork
"I Spy"
Eastern Box Turtle
watercolor/gouache


Jennifer Cadoff, also an award-winning artist, makes intricate abstract ink drawings that suggest her close observation of natural patterns such as tree bark, rain, even cells under a microscope. Bork says: "Jennifer creates thousands of small, simple marks that transform into wonderfully complex organic patterns that let your imagination take flight. They draw viewers in to discover and interpret - and each can see something totally different in her work." Cadoff incorporates into some of her compositions the outlines of leaves, pine cones and other natural detritus that she collects on her walks, mesmerized by the infinite variations of their simple forms. Other work includes striking collages that play with dimension and form through combinations of patterns and textures. 

Jennifer Cadoff
"Small Collage #1"
pen & ink

The artists invite you to explore their work at their opening reception on Saturday September 6, from 5 to 8 pm. The show runs through Sunday October 5, with another opportunity to meet the artists at "Coffee & Conversation" on that day, from 2 to 4 pm. See Beatrice and Jennifer's work right now, and learn more about them, on their websites: www.beatricebork.artspan.com and www.jennifercadoff.com.

And don't forget - while we feature 2 of our artists each month, all 18 Artists' Gallery artists always have work on display at the gallery. 


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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Newark Museum’s latest exhibition, Ready or Not: 2014 New Jersey Arts Annual, includes work by Artists' Gallery's José Anico. 

There's a nice review of the show here.

"Ready or Not" is currently running at the Newark Museum, June 27 - September 7, 2014.


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

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Charles David Viera - Paint Out at Morven, Princeton, NJ

Here's a great video featuring Artists' Gallery's Charles David Viera at the annual Paint Out at the Morven Museum in Princeton, NJ:

http://youtu.be/Q0rt4vtWpd4
Thanks to Lucky856 Productions for creating this.


"Oil & Water", Charles' show with Eric Rhinehart continues at Artists' Gallery now through Monday, Sept 1, 2014.  Here are a couple of pieces from the show:


Charles David Viera
"Stockton Corners"
oil, 9x12"



Eric Rhinehart
"Tapas Bar"
watercolor


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

Friday, August 8, 2014

Charles David Viera & Eric Rhinehart in Oil & Water

"Oil & Water"
featuring Charles David Viera and Eric Rhinehart
  August 7 - September 1, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 9, 5-8pm



The relationship between "oil and water" captures the subtle creative tension that artists Charles David Viera and Eric Rhinehart bring to their subjects, so it is a fitting name for their dual show at the Artists Gallery

The aptly named "Oil and Water" exhibition will run from August 7 to September 1 and will feature works in oil ,acrylic and watercolor paints as well as a number of pastels . This is the second time the artists have teamed up for a show. 

Charles David Viera
"Gate to Lambertville"
oil

In this show, Viera will present works primarily in oil and oil pastels. He brings a unique perspective to his colorful images of landscape and nature that are at once common and complex. "I like to think about the action, the tension, that is behind each image," explains Viera. "The viewer is left to wonder what will happen after the captured moment."


 Eric Rhinehart
"School Girls in Park
watercolor

"Moments" play a central role in Eric Rhinehart's work also. In some works, time seems to be on pause -- movement halted for a fraction of time -- compelling the viewer to step into the action. "Some of my pieces are more voyeuristic. You feel like you are looking into someone else's life -- someone else's personal reality -- as they enjoy a meal, a swim or simply get on with the work of their lives."

Join the artists at their opening reception Saturday August 9 from 4 to 8 pm. For more information visit the event website or visit the artist's websites at charlesdavidviera.com and rhinehart-art.com.

Note that for the duration of this show -- the month of August -- the gallery will remain open until 9 pm on Saturdays. 



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

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Gail Bracegirdle & Joe Kazimierczyk: Dream in Color

"Dream in Color"
featuring Gail Bracegirdle and Joe Kazimierczyk 

July 10 - August 3, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 12, 5-8 pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, August 3, 2-5 pm


Watercolorist Gail Bracegirdle and oil painter Joe Kazimierczyk team up for their first show together this July at Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, NJ.


Generally known for his plein air landscape paintings, Joe Kazimierczyk is showing a new body of work, a series of skyscapes and cloudscapes done from memory and imagination. "Skies can change so quickly and so dramatically, that even when painting on location I find myself painting what I remember the sky looking like 10 or 20 minutes ago" says Kazimierczyk. "For this show I took that one step further, and created a series of skyscapes done entirely from memory and imagination."
 
Joe Kazimierczyk 
"Imagined Sky #5" 
5 x 7" oil on canvas


Gail Bracegirdle's continuing explorations of watercolors and techniques brings us a series of paintings on crinkled paper. "I'm intrigued by the sense of mystery and the added challenge of working on this wet and very textured surface. I find it fascinating to begin with a subject in mind, then having that idea abstracted by the lines and patterns in the paper."

Gail Bracegirdle
"Tulip"
watercolor on crinkled paper


Together, Bracegirdle and Kazimierczyk present a colorful and imaginative show at Artists' Gallery this July.


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


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Gail Bracegirdle at Prallsville Mills


Gail Bracegirdle will be part of a group show at Prallsville Mills in Stockton, NJ featuring 20 of the NJ Scenic ByWay's Finest Local Artists. Besides Gail, the show includes a few former Artists' Gallery members, so it should be a great show:




The show runs July 7-27, 2014 with an Opening Reception on Friday, July 11, 6-8 pm at:
Prallsville Mills
Rt 29 (just north of town)
Stockton, NJ
(map & directions)

Concurrent with this show, Gail Bracegirdle is also having a show with Joe Kazimierczyk at Artists' Gallery.   Entitled "Dream in Color", the show runs July 10 - August 3, 2014 with an opening reception on Saturday, July 12, 5-8 pm.  More details about "Dream in Color" can be found here.

Artists' Gallery in Lambertville is a short drive from Prallsville Mills in Stockton, so if you're in the area, it's easy to see both shows!


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