Artists' Gallery Blog

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

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Summer Classes at Artists' Gallery

Artists’ Gallery will be offering painting and drawing classes via the Arts Council of Princeton and the Hunterdon Art Museum this summer. These classes will meet at the Artists’ Gallery at their 18 Bridge St, Lambertville location and offer residents a chance to study with two of this areas most experienced instructors and gallery members, Gail Bracegirdle and Charles David Viera.


 Gail Bracegirdle
"Angles"



The Arts Council of Princeton will be sponsoring “Lambertville Landscapes” a plein air painting class instructed by Ms. Bracegirdle and Beginner Drawing class instructed Mr. Viera.

The Hunterdon Art Museum will be offering “Portrait Drawing“, a class offering a chance to work from live portrait models instructed by Mr. Viera.

Charles David Viera
"Woman in Her Home"


Artists’ Gallery is one of the oldest galleries in this area and both Gail and Charles have over 60 years combined experience in art education. Both the Hunterdon Art Museum and the Arts Council of Princeton recognize the important art community that exists in the Lambertville, New Hope area and are eager and happy to have this opportunity to bring these classes to the area.

“Lambertville Landscapes” and “Beginner Drawing” begin July 1st . Those interested in those classes should call the Arts Council of Princeton at Tel. 609-924-8777 or visit their website at artscouncilofprinceton.org

“Portrait Drawing in Lambertville” begins July 14th . Those interested in that class should contact the Hunterdon Art Museum at 908-735-8415 or visit their website at hunterdonartmuseum.org.

Here's a nice writeup about this in the Bucks County Herald:




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 25, 2014

Kazimierczyk in "Trenton Then & Now"


Joe Kazimierczyk has 2 pieces in the show "Trenton Then & Now: Contemporary Views" running June 28 - September 14, 2014 at:


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


Opening Reception: June 28
Members and Artists only: 6-7pm, General Public 7-8pm

This is one of the shows at the Trenton City Museum to commemorate New Jersey’s 350th anniversary, and includes work by nineteen regional artists whose work interprets Trenton's history in a variety of ways, depicting people and places both past and present.


Joe Kazimierczyk
"Canal Reflections"
8x10" oil on board

Joe's small 8x10" painting was done on location, while the larger 16x20" version was done in the studio using the plein air piece and photographs for reference.


Joe Kazimierczyk
"Railroad Reflections"
8x10" oil on board

In addition to these pieces, Kazimierczyk's "Small Works" show at Ellarslie continues running.  (Originally scheduled to end June 15 but will remain up for a while).




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

Friday, June 20, 2014

Eric Rhinehart Watercolors

Eric Rhinehart is showing his watercolors at MONDO Summit, June 13 to July 27, 2014:





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

Friday, June 6, 2014

Jose Anico in The Artful Blogger

José Anico
"What's Going On?"
oil on canvas

There's a nice article about José Anico appearing in The Artful Blogger, written by Ilene Dube.  You can read the full article here.

José is in a 2-person show with Jane Adriance this month at Artists' Gallery.  The show runs June 5 - July 6, with an open reception on Saturday, June 7 from 5-8 pm.  It's a great opportunity to see 2 new artists who are in their 1st featured show together at Artists' Gallery.




José Anico
"Near the Forbidden Zone"
oil on canvas



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

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Jane Adriance / José Anico

Jane Adriance / José Anico
June 5 - July 6, 2014
Opening reception: Saturday, June 7, 5-8pm


Jane Adriance and José Anico are exhibiting together for the first time in a two-person show this June at Artists' Gallery. Jane and José are two of our newest artists at Artists' Gallery, and this will be a great opportunity to see their work.



Jane Adriance's colorful, imaginative watercolors contrast sharply with oil painter José Anico's subtle landscapes which sometimes depict the grittier side of daily life. Together, their work covers a wide range of style and emotion. Adriance / Anico

"I paint what is exotic to me in my daily life" says Adriance, "I like to create startling contradictions between the everyday and the unknown. Sometimes the unexpected or bizarre compositions become a springboard to fantasy for me and hopefully the viewer".

"As a person I am interested in socio-political ideas. As an artist I am interested in how to represent them conceptually." says Anico, "I view my work as an invitation to a narrative."

Please stop by and see the show when you can!  There will be an opening reception on Saturday, June 7, 5-8pm.


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 28, 2014

Beatrice Bork - Art of the Animal Kingdom XIX


Beatrice Bork
"Through the Shoals"
American/Caribbean Flamingos
Watercolor

Beatrice Bork's painting "Through the Shoals" has been juried into the "Art of the Animal Kingdom XIX" national juried exhibit!


Art of the Animal Kingdom XIX
National Juried Exhibit
June 14—August 24, 2014
The Bennington Center for the Arts
Bennington Vermont

http://thebennington.org/


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


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Plugged in: Digital technology Extends Conventional Media

Alan J. Klawans
"Tackle Box"
digital print


Alan Klawans' digital artistry is included in Gwen Shrift's article on digital media, appearing in the Bucks County Courier Times. 

You can read the full article here:  "Plugged in: Digital technology Extends Conventional Media".


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





Sunday, May 11, 2014

Andrew Werth: Abstraction in Mind

Abstraction in Mind
An Artist Talk with Andrew Werth 

May 18, 2014, 6:00pm-7:30pm 
952 Alexander Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Free



Andrew Werth is giving a talk at the West Windsor Arts Center on May 18, 6:00pm-7:30pm.

Andrew will discuss color theory and perception, meaning in abstract art, pattern formation in nature and on the computer, and how all of these things combine with his love of cognitive science, philosophy, math, and physics in the creation of his paintings

Admission is free; $20 suggested donation.

A donation of $100 includes a 18 x 15 digital reproduction of the artist’s work (while supplies last).

Donations accepted at the door

More details can be found on the West Windsor Arts Center website.



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