Artists' Gallery Blog

Monday, August 31, 2015

Beatrice Bork - Works On Paper Award at New Hope Arts

Beatrice Bork
"Surveyor"
watercolor

At the New Hope Arts 3rd Members' Salon Exhibition, the Works On Paper Award went to Beatrice Bork for her watercolor "Surveyor".

The exhibit runs August 22 to September 27, 2015 at New Hope Arts, New Hope, PA.


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

Monday, August 17, 2015

Beatrice Bork - Two International Shows

Beatrice Bork, SAA, exhibiting her watercolor/gouache paintings in two international juried shows:


"Through the Shoals"
American/Caribbean Flamingos
at:
55th Annual Exhibit of Society of Animal Artists
Juried International Group Exhibit
August 28 – October 25, 2015
Premier:
Roger Tory Peterson Institute
Jamestown, NY

and

"Twist"
White-bearded Manikin/Monkey Ladder Vine

at:
Annual Artists For Conservation Exhibit
Juried International Group Exhibit/Festival
Sept. 10 - 12, 2015 | Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (Art Expo & Gala)
September 19 – September 30, 2015 | Grouse Mountain
Vancouver, BC, Canada


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

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Cafes and Cadillacs - The Art of Rich Harrington and Alla Podolsky

"Cafes and Cadillacs"
featuring Richard Harrington
and Alla Podolsky


August 6 - September 6, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 8, 2015, 4-8pm

Artists Richard Harrington and Alla Podolsky and are pleased to announce the opening of their joint show, "Cafes and Cadillacs", on Thursday, August 6th, at the Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ. The exhibit, which runs through September 6th, features watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings by the two artists. A reception with the artists will be held on Saturday, August 8th, from 4 to 8 pm.

"Cafes and Cadillacs" refers to the subject matter that Podolsky and Harrington feature in their respective works.

A native of Kiev, Ukraine, Alla Podolsky creates work that can seem dreamlike. "I trace my love of psychological and narrative painting to the Byzantine-style iconography that is so prominent in that city." She remarked on the fact that living in a different country is part of the reason she keeps reaching for connections and depicting a sense of belonging in her work. "Cafes, bookstores, cobblestone streets, nooks, staircases to somewhere interesting. Safe spaces. It's what I paint." Said Ms Podolsky. "Safe not because they don't push my boundaries, but because these are places that make me happy, make me excited, make me feel alternately at home or on an adventure. I am safe to explore there, and, in return, I keep them safe in my memory. So I can revisit, reinterpret, reexamine. Reconnect. Ultimately, finding connections and sharing their warmth is why I paint."

Richard Harrington, from Newtown PA, finds inspiration for his work in the mid-20th Century finned and chromed creations from American auto makers." I have always been fascinated by vehicles" he said. "When I look at a particular car or truck, I find myself wanting to know more about it; Who owns it? What made them purchase it? When and where was it manufactured? What were the individuals like on the assembly line that put the vehicle together? I enjoy meeting the owners, and learning the stories and histories of the vehicles I paint and draw".

Podolsky and Harrington have both been long time members of the Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, and they have had a lot of opportunities to see each other's work hanging side by side. "I was looking at our work together" said Harrington." As different as our work is, I realized that our subjects actually parallel one another, in that my work reflects American culture, while Alla's work communicates a very European sensibility."



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

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Alan Klawans Exhibit "Recollections"



“Recollections” - An outstanding exhibit of original Digital Prints by Alan Klawans - July 5th to September 2nd at Bell’s Tavern Dining Room:

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

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Radiance - The Art of Joseph DeFay and Maxine Shore

"Radiance"
featuring Joseph DeFay
and Maxine Shore

July 9 - August 2, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 11, 4-7pm 



Artists' Gallery is pleased to present "Radiance," an exhibition featuring the oil paintings of Maxine Shore and the photographs of Joseph DeFay.

Maxine is a contemporary colorist who uses color and light in an effort to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Her paintings are in many private collections as well as prominent institutions. Formerly a teacher of art, Maxine has studied at various schools in New York and Philadelphia, including The Parsons School of Design, the National Academy and The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

"I am not a traditional representational painter. I am more interested in how a place makes me feel than simply reproducing how it looks. Even when a painting is representational there exits an abstract dynamic below the surface. Exploring the interplay of shapes, patterns of lights and darks, and composition all contribute to the final outcome.

Joseph's photographs tend to pull out the simpler aspects of everyday life so they can be seen with a renewed beauty, and an exciting new perspective. "A completely open mind, favoring no particular philosophy, allows me to fully accept what each raw opportunity to create provides, and decide if it is to be refined and shared. Traditional artistic concerns prove an interesting challenge when capturing people, places, or objects in the moment, but are always held in high regard".

Joseph is a member of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia and the Plastic Club. His work has been exhibited at Penn Medicine Rittenhouse, the Plastic Club, the Art Alliance, Perkins Center for the Arts, Bucks County Audubon Society, and the Hamilton Township Public Library.



Visit the event website for more information about this show.
 

And don't forget - while we feature 2 of our artists each month, all 16 Artists' Gallery artists always have work on display at the gallery.

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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 26, 2015

Paul Grecian & Gail Bracegirdle Reviewed in the Trenton Times


There is a very nice review of our current show, "Observations", appearing in The Times of Trenton.   A big thanks to Janet Purcell for writing the article - you can see the full article online here:




"Observations" runs until Sunday, July 5, 2015
at Artists' Gallery



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

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Observations - the Art of Gail Bracegirdle and Paul Grecian

"Observations"
featuring Gail Bracegirdle
and Paul Grecian

June 4 - July 5, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 6, 5-8pm 

Do artists really see the world differently, or do they just need to express themselves in different ways? Artists' Gallery's June two-person show featuring the works of painter Gail Bracegirdle and fine art photographer Paul Grecian will deal with how artists "see" their subjects.

For Gail Bracegirdle, the most important inspiration for her artwork is "looking at the subject and being able to study it carefully." Each of her paintings -- whether a floral, garden scene, landscape or still life -- is approached in a similar way. "I always aim for accuracy, but composition is also very important," Bracegirdle informs. "Even my abstract paintings begin by focusing on a small fragment of a subject that has caught my attention." She also adds, "I always find painting like this a rather meditative process."

It is the careful study of their subjects and the meditative approach to their work which ties the art of Bracegirdle and Grecian together in this show.

"Observation is the first step in the creative process," asserts Paul Grecian who has been a gallery member since 2009. Grecian continues "I have always been drawn to details and inspired by nature." An interest in nature led Grecian to a degree in Psycho-biology and a career in industry. But 12 years ago that same interest led to a career change to the arts. In this group of works for sale are selected pieces that reflect individual moments, impressions and inspirations. "They are tied together in that way," Grecian says, "rather than by their subject matter or content."

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's always a good 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

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Curves Ahead - The Art of Alan J. Klawans and Andrew Werth


"Curves Ahead"
featuring Alan J. Klawans
and Andrew Werth

May 7 - May 31, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 9, 4-7pm

Artists' Gallery is pleased to present "Curves Ahead," an exhibition featuring the art of Alan J. Klawans and Andrew Werth.

For years, Alan J. Klawans has been using photographs from his travels around the world as inspiration for his paintings and digital artwork. In "Curves Ahead", he exhibits the photographs themselves, focusing his lens on street graphics, the arrows and lines on the road that help tell us which way to go. "I find it visually exciting to study these markings that, in their unique way, control our everyday behavior," says Klawans. "Sometimes it's their directness, other times it's their state of decay that captures my eye."

Andrew Werth's abstract acrylic paintings are full of tiny curves, individually hand-painted maze-like marks of color that combine optically to form even larger curves and other shapes. For instance, in "Sierpinski Squared", he uses a triangular fractal with symmetric reflections as the framework for one of his paintings. Several of his paintings are structured around Turing patterns, biomorphic shapes that occur in nature and which were first proposed by British mathematician Alan Turing. Werth explains, "When I bring mathematical concepts into my artwork, the painting process is almost like trying to both design and solve a puzzle and I ask myself: How will I be able to lay the paint down to achieve the effect I'm looking for?"

Note that Artists' Gallery will also be open on Memorial Day, 11am-6pm 

Visit the event website for more information about this show. 


And don't forget - while we feature 2 of our artists each month, all 16 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, April 8, 2015

Unpredictable - The Art of Jane Adriance and Michael Schweigart

"Unpredictable"
featuring Jane Adriance
and Michael Schweigart

April 9 -  May 3, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 11, 5-8pm

Please join us this April for "Unpredictable", featuring the artwork of Jane Adriance and Michael Schweigart.

The show runs April 9 through May 3, 2015 with an opening reception on Saturday, April 11, from 5 pm to 8pm. Please join us if you can!

And don't forget - while we feature 2 of our artists each month, all 16 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

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March Show: Mostly Monochrome


While March is the month that officially welcomes in spring, nature's palette this time of year tends towards colorless. Artists' Gallery provides a remedy for the winter blues in "Mostly Monochrome," a group exhibition that runs from Thursday, March 5, through Sunday, April 5, 2015.

In this chromatically diverse show, each artwork is primarily - "mostly" - composed around a single color. The artists instead vary values, textures, and saturation throughout each piece for expressive ends. Monochromatic doesn't mean black and white, and this will be a really colorful show.

Please note that we are having our opening reception on Friday instead of our usual Saturday. This coincides with the new Lambertville / New Hope First Friday Art Walk. But if you can't make it on Friday, you have until April 5 to see "Mostly Monochrome" - we're open Thursday through Sunday, 11am to 6pm.

We hope you can join us for this show!


https://www.facebook.com/FirstFridaysArtWalk


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