Artists' Gallery Blog

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Rich Harrington at McCarter's A Christmas Carol


Richard Harrington will be displaying artwork in the gift shop area of McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts in Princeton, NJ. until Dec 23rd. His illustration of Scrooge will be on display through the production of "A Christmas Carol". The illustration is available for purchase before, during, and after each performance. Information about the performances are available at www.mccarter.org.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Holiday Ornaments

Our Christmas tree may be a bit unconventional, but it's good for showing the ornaments which our artists created for the holiday show "Of Art and Ornaments". The ornaments, each one a unique piece of original art, will be on display through Dec 30, 2007.






2007 Holiday Show Opening

Here are some photos from the opening reception of our holiday show. We have many images of the artists' work online, but not many pictures of the artists themselves. This should help make up for that:


Charles Katzenbach, Alan Klawans

Gail Bracegirdle, Joe Kazimierczyk

Chuck Katzenback, Merle Citron
Chuck & Merle

Carol Sanzalone, Florence Moonan


Merle Citron

Carol & Alan

Marc Reed

Carol Sanzalone, Sheila Letven

Alla Podoksky, Chuck Katzenback

Beatrice Bork, Florence Moonan, John Treichler

Sheila Letven, Richard Harrington, Gail Bracegirdle

Merle

Thursday, December 6, 2007

SOCK and AWE

"Harlequin"
watercolor by Gail Bracegirdle


Gail Bracegirdle is in a sock monkey show titled "Sock & Awe" with some friends at:

Mew Gallery
908 Christian Street
Philadelphia PA 19147

dates are: Dec 15 - Jan 31
reception: Dec 15, 5 - 9 pm


"Party Animal"
watercolor by Gail Bracegirdle

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Of Art and Ornaments

Of Art and Ornaments
Hot Art for a Cool Season

Artists' Gallery will present its winter group show featuring a hot mix of contemporary and traditional art. "Of Art and Ornaments" runs from December 7 to December 30, 2007. Our opening reception starts earlier than usual, and will be on Saturday, December 8, from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

For something very outside of the ordinary, our artists will be creating handmade ornaments for the season. That's in addition to our usual artwork, of course. So come mix, mingle, and jingle with the artists and get wrapped up in the holiday gift-of-giving spirit.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Garden State Magazine features Joe Kazimierczyk

Joe Kazimierczyk is the artist featured in Garden State Town & Country Living magazine's Winter 2007/08 edition. It's out on the newsstands now through March 2008.

You can read the rest of the article on Joe's website.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Images of the Mills 2007

"River at Rest"
photograph by John Treichler


"Prallsville Sunset"
oil on canvas by Joe Kazimierczyk

Artists John Treichler, Nancy Shill and Joe Kazimierczyk have work in the 2007 "Images of the Mills" show at the Prallsville Mills in Stockton, NJ. All work in this show must be an image of the mill, or of the area immediately surrounding it. This is the 4th year that the Delaware River Mill Society is running such a show, and 20% of all sales go to support the DRMS's work in preserving the historic mill complex.

Opening Reception: Friday Nov 16, 2007 6:00 to 9:00 pm

The show runs Nov 14 - 21, open daily 12 to 5 pm.

Artists Magazine 24th Annual Art Competition

"Spotted"
watercolor by Beatrice Bork

Beatrice Bork's work "Spotted" has been selected as a finalist in the Animal Art category of "The Artist's Magazine" 24th Annual Art Competition.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Artists Gallery Presents Check to Kalmia Club


Artists' Gallery president Marc Reed presents a check to Fran Bardusco, Chairman of the the Kalmia Club Garden Tour Committee. Funds were raised from the sale of artwork created by Artists' Gallery members during the 2007 Lambertville Garden Tour. Pictured from left to right are Garden Tour Committee members Sandra Kersey, Fran Bardusco, Cheryl Cvetan, Mary Ann Barkus and Artists' Gallery president Marc Reed.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Menagerie - Animal Art by Beatrice Bork

"In Your Eyes" Western Lowland Gorilla
watercolor by Beatrice Bork


Hopewell Frame Shop
Presents: "Menagerie"
an exhibit of watercolors by animal artist Beatrice Bork

November 17–December 23, 2007

Opening Party:
November 17, 2008 from 6 to 8 pm

For information: 609.466.0817
or hopewellframeshop@comcast.net

Gallery hours: Tue.–Fri. 10–5, Sat. 9–3

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

November show: Journeys in Color

The power of color is clearly demonstrated at Artists' Gallery where two regional artists, Sheila Letven and Florence Moonan are showing their expressive art from November 9 through December 2, 2007. The public is invited to meet the artists at an opening reception on Saturday, November 10, 6 - 9 p.m.

Both award-winning painters share a mutual interest in the process of exploring color and texture as a means of personal expression.


"Starburst"
oil by Sheila Letven

Multimedia artist Letven is showing oils on canvas along with small circus and box constructions. Her subjects have appeared and reappeared constantly throughout her work. Natural forms, wild animals, circus figures, and landscapes with intertwining plants have been entry points, but the start is not particularly the direction a painting will go; it often surprises her and takes a different route. For Letven, painting is like a journey into color and dreams, where one is alternately a participant as well as a spectator.

“Starting out with each new canvas and ending up with an unexpected surprise is exactly what the journey is all about,” she explained.

For more information about Sheila Letven visit: www.sheilaletven.com.


"Speranza Mia"
Mixed Media by Florence Moonan


Moonan’s works add another dimension to the Xing Series a body of work painted in her earthy and emblematic abstract expressionist style.

“I was looking for inspiration when I pulled out the torn and tattered Italian grammar book my mother gave me when I was a young girl,” she said. The book, written in the early 20th century, contained a chapter with examples of common and useful Italian and English letters. Moonan adds, “Of particular interest to me were the love letters flavored with archaic expressions which reminded me of little operas.”

This tactile connection to her past made an immediate impact on the direction of her work. The painting’s two dramatic central panels are set between harmonious panels on either side like theater curtains or book covers.

More information about Florence Moonan can be found at: www.florencemoonan.artspan.com.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Joe Kazimierczyk - Views Of The Valley

Joe Kazimierczyk is having a solo show at Triumph Brewing Company in New Hope entitled "Views Of The Valley", from Nov 6 through Dec 17, 2007.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday Nov 7, 5:30 - 7:00 pm.


The show will feature about 35 of Mr Kazimierczyk's landscapes paintings of the local area, centered around Amwell and Hopewell Valleys.

The exhibit is organized and sponsored by New Hope Arts, Inc. and was arranged as a compliment to their "Works In Wood" national juried exhibition taking place across the street at The Center.

Triumph Brewing Company is located in Union Square off West Bridge Street in New Hope. Hours are Mon-Wed 11:30am - 1:00am, Thu-Sat 11:30am - 2:00am, Sun 12 noon - midnight.

For more information call 215-862-8300 or visit www.triumphbrewing.com

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Small Works - Big Impressions

Beatrice Bork is one of the artists exhibiting in

Small Works - Big Impressions
The Wildlife Experience in Parker, Colorado
November 17, 2007 – January 1, 2008

The Society of Animal Artists returns to The Wildlife Experience along with a premier event: the First Annual Society of Animal Artists' Small Works Exhibition and Sale, entitled Small Works, Big Impressions. The Wildlife Experience has hosted the SAA's prestigious annual touring exhibition, Art and the Animal, on several occasions since opening in 2002. This year, we will be hosting the new Society of Animal Artists Small Works Exhibition and Sale during the holiday season. This show gives visitors and collectors alike to view and purchase works of art from members of the Society of Animal Artists. The quality will be comparable to that displayed in the Art and the Animal exhibition, yet all works will be on a much smaller scale. Seasoned collectors and new collectors alike will have the opportunity to purchase works by their favorite artists at reasonable prices. A substantial percentage of the proceeds from this sale will benefit the work and missions of The Wildlife Experience and the Society of Animal Artists.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Treichler recieves Honorable Mention at PHOTOgraphy 2007

"Red Bull and Vodka"
photograph by John Treichler

John Treichler has received an Honorable Mention award for his photograph "Red Bull and Vodka" and has had two other photographs accepted into the Philadelphia Sketch Club PHOTOgraphy 2007 Exhibition. The exhibit runs from October 12 through October 28, 2007. The Juror for the exhibition is Kate Moran, an accomplished photographer who is also on the graduate faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

"Past,+Present,+Future"
photograph by John Treichler

Founded in 1860, the Philadelphia Sketch Club is America’s oldest artists club. Exhibits and interest in fine art photography have existed at the Sketch Club from its earliest days. One of its founders, John L. Gihon, pursued photography as an art form as did other notable members to include Thomas Eakins, George B. Wood, William Shewell Ellis and Richard Dooner. Lectures at the Club’s monthly meeting have also focused on photography with the most notable being by Professor Eadweard Muybridge who did experimental photography of action subjects.

"Carouselambra"
photograph by John Treichler

An Artists’ Reception will be held on Sunday, October 14, from 2 to 5 PM. Gallery hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 PM. Admission is free. The Sketch Club is located at 235 S. Camac St., between 12th & 13th and Locust and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA. For information call (215) 545-9298 or visit www.sketchclub.org.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

The Hidden Gardens Revealed


Back on June 9, Artists' Gallery members joined the annual Hidden Gardens of Lambertville tour by setting up and painting in the gardens during the tour. The artists "added a wonderful compliment to our event” said Fran Bardusco, Garden tour chairwoman, “and now these beautiful paintings are going to be offered for sale with half of the proceeds being donated to the Kalmia Club to help benefit the club's community efforts."

The exhibition and sale is for one week only starting Saturday, October 20th and ending Sunday, October 28th at the Artists' Gallery located at 32 Coryell St., Lambertville. The Gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. The opening reception for Kalmia Club's "Hidden Gardens" Revealed is on Saturday, October 20th from 4:00 to 7:00.

The Kalmia Club, headquartered at 39 York Street, Lambertville, is the oldest continuously running women's club in the state of New Jersey. A member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs, the largest volunteer women's service organization in the state and a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, it provides opportunities for education, leadership training and community service through participation in local clubs, enabling members to make a difference in the lives of others.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Kazimierczyk - The Road Not Taken

"Towards Stanton Mountain"
oil painting by Joe Kazimierczyk

Joe Kazimierczyk has 3 paintings juried into the show "The Road Not Taken", organized by the D&R Greenway Land Trust. The show runs Oct 15, 2007 through Jan 11, 2008. Opening reception is Thursday, Nov 8, 2007 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Works will be exhibited in the Marie L. Matthews Gallery at the Johnson Education Center, located at One Preservation Place, off Rosedale Road in Princeton. Chosen works will highlight pathways into nature, especially trails and landscapes that are either preserved or not yet “taken” by development - a subject Joe paints often. The scene pictured here was done at Otto's Farm Park in Hillsborough Twp, NJ.

35% of all sales go to support the D&R Greenway’s land preservation mission.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Pink at Perkins

"Twistee Treat"
watercolor by Gail Bracegirdle

Gail Bracegirdle's painting "Twistee Treat" will be in the exhibition "Pink" at the Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown, NJ. The show, which explores everything pink, runs from Oct 13 to Nov 25, with an opening reception on Saturday Oct 13, 5pm - 9pm.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

October Show: Opaque 2 Transparent

"Opaque 2 Transparent", the October show at the Artists' Gallery features new works by Gail Bracegirdle and Charles Katzenbach. The show runs from Oct.5 through Nov. 4, with an artists reception on Saturday October 13, 6 - 9 pm.

"Repetition"
oil on glass by Charles Katzenbach


"Zinnias"
watercolor by Gail Bracegirdle

Two artists - one working on a transparent surface with an opaque medium - oil paints on glass; the other using a transparent medium on an opaque surface - watercolors on paper. Both create work that the viewer sees as layers and planes of interrelated color and form.

Charles Katzenbach works with oil paints on glass panes in a unique manner painting layers of geometric shapes on different levels. This causes the interrelationships on the picture plane to shift as the viewer's perspective changes. He also works with mirrors and the properties of glass to form a visual experience where color floats, reflects & travels through and around the surfaces to exude a pulsing complex system.

Charles studied art at Princeton University with painter, Esteban Vincente and master potter, Toshiko Takaezu, then afterwards at the New York Studio School. He was featured in "New Art International" 2004 and has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the Northeast.

Watercolorist Gail Bracegirdle continues to explore techniques and surfaces that expand the diversity and complexity of her work. For this exhibit she has returned to the basics of painting flowers, one of her favorite subjects. Among the required courses when Gail B studied Textile Design at Moore College of Art, was learning to observe, draw and paint flowers, then incorporate them into finished artwork. It's a skill that is often taken for granted, unless one understands the infinite complexity of the subjects. Unlike the smooth refined surfaces used for traditional botanical work, these paintings are on dense, textured paper handmade in India. They are matted and framed simply with the irregular edges of the paper complimenting the representational style of the paintings.

A signature member of the Philadelphia Water Color Society, her paintings are actively exhibited in juried, group and solo shows throughout the region, have won awards, and are held in private collections in the United States, Europe and Australia.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Sheila Letven at Red Raven Gallery

"Melasandra"
by Sheila Letven

Sheila Letven will be showing a group of small oils on canvas and hand crafted and painted frames at the Red Raven Gallery in Lancaster, Pa from Oct 4 through Nov 2. Opening Reception 7 to 9 pm.

Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance Paint Out

Joe Kazimierczyk will be participating in a paint out organized by the Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance on Sunday, Sept 23 at the Dvoor Farm on the Rt 12 circle just outside of Flemington, NJ.

The paint out is just one of many activities planned for "A Day On The Farm", so if watching someone paint isn't your idea of fun, come out anyway - there's plenty more to do with live music and good food - visit www.htla.org for a complete list of activities. It's free of charge and everyone is welcome to attend.

All paintings from this paint out will be auctioned off at a Fall Gala at The Hunterdon Museum of Art in Clinton, NJ on October 20, 2007, and the proceeds will benefit the Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Nancy Shill at Phillips Mill

"Of The Earth"
mixed-media by Nancy Shill


Nancy Shill's mixed media piece "Of The Earth" was accepted into this year's Phillips Mill annual juried art exhibition, which is in it's 78th year.

Several other gallery artists have portfolio pieces that were accepted.

The exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday, September 22 through Sunday, October 28. For further information on the Exhibition, please call 215-862-0582.

Rogers and Harrington at Phillustration 07


Richard Harrington and J. Stacy Rogers both have pieces accepted in the Philadelphia Sketch Club open juried exhibition of illustration, "Phillustration '07".

J. Stacy's oil painting "Twins" was accepted, and Rich's humorous illustration "Everyone Looks Cool With an Electric Guitar" are in the show. Mr Harrington was also the Chairman and organized the exhibit.

The show opened on September 14th and will run through Sunday, September 30th, with a closing reception and speaker that day. More information about the Sketch Club is on their website: www.sketchclub.org


J. Stacy Rogers with "Twins"


Rich Harrington with "Everyone Looks Cool With an Electric Guitar"


"Everyone Looks Cool With an Electric Guitar"
by Richard Harrington

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Stacie Speer Scott at Bucks County College

"Tears for Albania"
by Stacie Speer Scott

Stacie Speer Scott is taking part in Bucks County Artists, August 29 - October 20, 2007 at the Hicks Art Center Gallery, Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, Pa 18940. Opening reception is Thursday, Sept 20, 5-7 pm.