Artists' Gallery Blog

Monday, December 29, 2008

Andrew Werth - Two Shows

"Dance"
30x30" acrylic on panel
by Andrew Werth


Andrew Werth has paintings in two upcoming shows. At Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, NJ, Andrew has six paintings included along with the works of three other artists in a show entitled "Real or Otherwise Around". Curated by City Without Walls' Evonne M. Davis, the show features "four artists whose work is unified by texture and gesture".

"Real or Otherwise Around"
Seton Hall University School of Law
One Newark Center (1109 Raymond Blvd for your GPS)
Newark, NJ 07102
January 5, 2009 - April 24, 2009
Monday - Friday, 10am-5pm


And for something (almost) completely different, Andrew will be exhibiting three portraits in a group show by local members of the Portrait Society of America in Bernardsville, NJ. Andrew's paintings will include one representational self portrait as well as two more abstract portrait-based pieces done in his colorful, mark-making style.

"Ambassador's Portrait Show 2009"
The Bernardsville Library
1 Anderson Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
January 3, 2009 - January 31, 2009
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 11, 2009 2-4pm

For more details on either show, including specific hours of operation and directions, please visit www.andrewwerth.com

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Holiday Show

December marks our return to doing group shows instead of 2-person show, and December through February, all gallery members will have their work up. The December Holiday Show is up now - the opening reception will be next Saturday, Dec 13, from 6 to 9 pm.

If you haven't see the work of our newest members yet, this would be a good time to come and visit the gallery.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Three New Members

We've had 3 new artists joining the gallery this fall, Bonnie Schorske, Andrew Werth and Materese Roche. Bonnie has been with us a few months now, Andrew joined last month, and Materese will join us this week, so be sure to come to our December Open House Holiday Party on Saturday, Dec 13 to meet our new members and to see their work. As usual, the reception will run from 6 to 9pm.

"Flamingos Patagonia Chile"
photograph by Bonnie Schorske

More of Bonnie's photography can be found on her website web.mac.com/schorske


acrylic painting by Andrew Werth

Andrew's website and blog is at andrewwerth.com


"Morning on Cape Cod"
oil painting by Materese Roche

More about Materese can be found on her website ghostwoodstudio.com, and blog todaysoilpainting.blogspot.com


We welcome our newest members, and we have room for one more artist right now. If you're interested in joining us, membership information is on our website.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Animal Attraction - review in The Times

Beatrice Bork's show "Animal Attraction" was recently reviewed in the Nov 21 edition of The Times - you can read the article online at NJ.com. Here's one of the watercolors in the show:

"Hello"
watercolor by Beatrice Bork

"Animal Attraction" runs through January 10, 2009 at:
Queenstown Gallery
24 West Broad Street (route 518)
Hopewell, NJ 08525

Friday, November 21, 2008

Moonan at the 2008 National Small Works Painting

"MHM 3905"
by Florence Moonan
8 x 10
Acrylic and collage on canvas


Florence Moonan has two works accepted for exhibition in the 2008 National Small Works Painting at The Main Street Gallery in Groton, NY. The jurors were Katherine Rushworth, Art Critic, The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY, former Director of the Michael D. Rockefeller Arts Center (State University College at Fredonia) and former Director of the Central New York Institute for the Arts in Education; Roger Smith, Director of The Main Street Gallery.

The show runs from November 28 – December 28, 2008 with an opening reception Saturday, November 29 from 5 – 8 p.m.

The Main Street Gallery
105 Main Street
Groton, NY 13073

Tel: 607.898.9010
www.mainstreetgal.com

"MHM 3901"
by Florence Moonan
8 x 10
Acrylic and collage on canvas

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Absolutely Abstract at the Philly Sketch Club

"Insect"
by Gail Bracegirdle

Gail Bracegirdle and Andrew Werth both have pieces in "Absolutely Abstract" at the Philadelphia Sketch Club, running from November 7 through 30, 2008. Opening reception is Sunday, November 16, 2 to 5 PM.

The Philadelphia Sketch Club
235 South Camac Street
Philadelphia, PA
215-545-9298

"Figment"
by Andrew Werth

Andrew Werth joined the Artists' Gallery this month - you'll be seeing a lot more from him here on this blog and at the gallery, but please visit his website AndrewWerth.com to learn more about Andrew.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Treichler in CONFLICT at Gallery 125

"You Want a Piece of This?"
photograph by John Treichler


John Treichler's work is on display as part of CONFLICT at Gallery 125 in Trenton. The juried art exhibit will be on display from November 14 through January 3 2009. The opening reception is Friday, November 14 from 6:00 to 9:00pm with wine, music, and hors d'oeuvres for the first hour.

Gallery 125 is located at 125 S. Warren St, Trenton, NJ, at the corner of W. Lafayette St., across from the Trenton Marriott.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday noon to 6pm; Saturday 11 am to 4pm. The gallery can be reached at 609-989-9119, more information is available at www.trenton-downtown.com

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Everyday Revisited

The Artists’ Gallery at 32 Coryell Street, Lambertville, NJ will feature the work of photographer Bonnie Schorske and painter Carol McClure Sanzalone in “Everyday Revisited,” November 7th through the 30th. The opening reception is from 6 to 9 PM on Saturday, November 8th.

Sanzalone and Schorske are both interested in taking familiar and everyday subjects and bringing them to life in new and adventurous ways. Their subjects allow them to work with light, color, shape, texture and design to create both realistic and experimental images.

"Spring Explosion"
watercolor by Carol Sanzalone


Sanzalone works in watercolor and acrylic, focusing on the abstract and graphic qualities of still life and landscape subjects seen everyday. She captures the beauty of natural and reflected color, working on site as well as in her studio. Her works have been exhibited in many solo and juried exhibits which have included the Garden State Watercolor Juried Exhibit, Phillip’s Mill, the George School Invitational Exhibit, the Coryell Gallery as well as the University Medical Center and the Present Day Club in Princeton. Having taught art for many years at South Hunterdon Regional High School, she currently teaches watercolor workshops on a freelance basis.


"Dandy"
photograph by Bonnie Schorske


Schorske, a Philadelphia photographer, is inspired by her travels around the world as well as by the everyday urban life of her adopted city. Her work is grounded in the photo-realist tradition. She prefers natural light and eschews the studio. Schorske’s work has been included in numerous juried and invitational shows in the region including shows at Phillip’s Mill, the College of New Jersey, the Philadelphia Sketch Club and the Plastic Club of Philadelphia. She has had solo and group shows at the Philadelphia Sketch Club, Minerva and Off the Wall galleries as well as other venues around the city. The Plastic Club awarded her its gold medal in 2007, only the second time a photographer has been so honored in the Club’s long history as the oldest art club founded by women.

Gallery hours are from 11 AM to 6 PM, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For information visit www.lambertvillearts.com or call (609) 397-4588.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Animal Attraction - an exhibit of watercolors by Beatrice Bork

"Out of this World" Tufted Coquette
watercolor by Beatrice Bork

Queenstown Gallery Presents:
"Animal Attraction"
an exhibit of watercolors by Beatrice Bork

Beatrice's passion for nature and wildlife is expressed through her artwork. As a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists, her work has shown in museums across the nation, has been widely published, and is among private collections throughout the world.

November 8 - Dec 22, 2008
open house Saturday November 8th, 5:30–8:00

Queenstown Gallery is located at
24 West Broad Street (route 518)
Hopewell, NJ 08525

For more information: 609-466-0817
Gallery hours: Mon–Fri 9:30–5:30, Sat 10–4

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Works on Paper at Perkins Center for the Arts

"Village"
watercolor by Gail Bracegirdle

Gail Bracegirdle and Sheila Letven both have pieces in the "Works on Paper" show at Perkins Center of the Arts in Moorestown, NJ.

"Works on Paper" showcases a variety of artistic processes including oil, charcoal, gouache, ink, acrylic, paper, watercolor, digital, woodcut, etching, etc. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public. A free opening reception will be held on Sunday, October 12th, from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

Hidden Gardens Revealed 2

It's hard to keep a secret hidden in Lambertville, especially when each year in June the Kalmia Club lays open to view the horticultural wonders of selected private gardens during the "Hidden Gardens of Lambertville" tour. Along with tour-goers, this rare opportunity was taken advantage of by a dozen well-recognized, highly skilled, professional artists from the Artists' Gallery who settled into the garden sites to paint "plein air" for the tour day.

Besides the beautiful paintings that resulted, the Artists' Gallery artists created quite a buzz of interest and spirited conversation among tour-goers. "They 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 our community efforts."

"This is the second year that we have had the privilege to paint for the Kalmia Club," said Stacy Rogers, President of the Artists' Gallery cooperative, "last years benefit exhibition and sale was a great success". The "Hidden Gardens Revealed 2" exhibition and sale is for one weekend only starting with an opening reception for the donors, patrons, friends and members of the Kalmia Club on Friday, October 17th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Then the gallery doors will be open to the public Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

The Artists' Gallery is an artist run cooperative. "Unlike most privately owned galleries, the Artists' Gallery members can mobilize to help good causes and organizations by doing what we do best - create," said gallery member Gail Bracegirdle.

The Kalmia Club, headquartered at 39 York Street, Lambertville, is one of 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.

For more information about the Artists' Gallery's "Hidden Gardens Revealed 2" call the Artists' Gallery, Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at (609) 397-4588 or visit the gallery's web site at www.lambertvillearts.com. More information about the Kalmia Club can be obtained by calling (609) 397-2537 or by visiting the club's web site at www.kalmiaclub.org.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Rogers and Kazimierczyk at Bell's

"Portrait of Gail Bracegirdle"
by J. Stacy Rogers

This Fall Bell’s Tavern showcases the combined artwork of Artists’ Gallery members Joe Kazimierczyk and J. Stacy Rogers in a one-month long October exhibition of local landscapes scenes and people paintings. The show runs now through November 4, 2008.

Bell's Tavern is located at 183 North Union Street and open seven days a week. Hours are Monday - Thursday 6:00 - 9:30, Friday & Saturday 5:00 - 10:00 and Sunday 5:00 - 9:00.

For more information call 609-397-2226 or visit www.bellstavern.com.

"Amwell Valley Winter"
by Joe Kazimierczyk

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Schorske and Treichler exhibit at PHOTOgraphy 2008

"Akha Woman"
photograph by Bonnie Schorske

Bonnie Schorske and John Treichler have had photographs accepted into the Philadelphia Sketch Club PHOTOgraphy 2008 Exhibition. The juried exhibit runs from October 10 through October 26, 2008.

Schorske is exhibiting "Olea Europaea Marae Poppinas", "Akha Woman" and "Landscape I, Torres del Paine" .Treichler is exhibiting "Harbourton Cemetery", "Asbury Park USA", and "Dock".

"Harbourton Cemetery"
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.

"Dock"
photograph by John Treichler

An Artists’ Reception will be held on Sunday, October 12, 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.

"Landscape I"
photograph by Bonnie Schorske

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Through the Glass

Katzenbach and Treichler Exhibit “Through the Glass”
at Artists’ Gallery


Through the Glass, an exhibition of new works by Charles “Chuck” Katzenbach and John Treichler, will be presented at The Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville from October 10 through November 2. The exhibition highlights works in painted mirror and glass panes and photographs from the artists. An opening reception with the artists will be held on the evening of Saturday October 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

In addition, workshops highlighting the techniques and skills of Katzenbach and Treichler will held as part of a series of artist workshops held at the Artists’ Gallery. Treichler will host a workshop titled “Photography: Taking Your Photos from Good to Great” on October 15 from 10:00 to 1:00. Katzenbach will host “Self-Portraits in Glass” on November 13, from 9:00 to noon.

"Clear Triangles"
oil on glass, by Charles Katzenbach

“In the last few years, I have been working with oils on several layers of glass”, says Katzenbach. “By building interrelating levels of a grid, the spaces that exist between the elements vary as the viewer’s perspective changes. I also believe in the power of the brush and other tools in the application of pigment, adding depth that provides a nearly tactile experience. This, hopefully, further involves and challenges the viewer, and that involvement is my primary goal” says Katzenbach.

“One of my first recollections as a child was looking at a tree’s bare branches through an attic dormer window. The panes of glass, separated by muntins, created a grid superimposed on the image. I could see the tree as a whole, but could also appreciate each block of the grid as a separate whole. By moving my head I could change each separate “picture”. I started to study painting at Phillips Exeter. There I used geometry to portray rooftops and structure in representational works. By the time I was in college, the “realistic” use of geometry disappeared, and my work became purely abstract. The relationships between sections of a grid, controlling overlapping and intermingled forms and colors have become the focus of my work.”

Katzenbach 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.

"Rear View"
photograph by John Treichler

Photographer John Treichler finds the dramatic in the ordinary by paying particular attention to composition and line. His photographs are very carefully constructed, giving the image a feeling of energy and serenity at the same time. He strives for images that are perfectly balanced—in line, color, and tone. Working in both color and black & white, the subjects of his photographs range from urban landscapes to abstract organic forms. This exhibit features works that are dark, moody, and fraught with emotional tension.

Largely a self-taught artist, Treichler is a graduate of the Art and Aesthetics program at the Barnes Foundation in Merion, PA. An active member of the Hunterdon and Bucks County art scene, his work has been displayed throughout the area. His work has been displayed at juried shows at the Philadelphia Sketch Club, Gallery 125 in Trenton, and the Phillips’s Mill Photo Exhibition in New Hope. His work has also appeared in a poster for the NJ Historic Preservation Office and has been exhibited at New Hope Arts.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Color, Line, and Light - the Riverside Symphonia

Riverside Symphonia, Delaware Valley's own orchestra, is having a world premiere of a new orchestral work by composer Robert Maggio (1999 Fellow), inspired by the Impressionist landscape painters of the Delaware Valley. The work will be performed along with video projections showing the works of several local artists.

Gallery members Marc Reed and Joe Kazimierczyk will be among the artists whose work was selected to accompany this performance. Marc Reed, who is well known for his documentary films of local landmarks, was chosen to produce the video that will serve as a backdrop for the concert:


Color, Line, and Light” as part of "Centuries Combined"
Friday and Saturday, October 3 and 4, 2008, 8p.m.
Riverside Symphonia
Church of St. John the Divine
44 Bridge Street,
Lambertville, N.J.

For tickets and more info, call 609.397.7300

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Jennifer Cadoff - Drawings 2008


Jennifer Cadoff is exhibiting her work at:

MiwaAlex Salon
24 East 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010
212-228-4422

When:
September 24 to November 14, 2008
Monday to Saturday, 9am - 7pm

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, Sept 24, 6-8pm

See more of Jennifer's work at www.jennifercadoff.com

Monday, September 15, 2008

Artists Gallery at Phillips Mill 79th Annual Juried Exhibition

"Towards Lumberville"
by Joe Kazimierczyk


Once again, Artists' Gallery is well represented at this year's Phillips Mill Annual Juried Exhibition. Sheila Letven and Joe Kazimierczyk have both won awards in the show. Florence Moonan and Gail Bracegirdle have portfolio pieces accepted into the show.

"Harlequin"
by Florence Moonan

Also, an image of Doug Sardo's pastel painting of the Mill was used for this years poster - that's the 2nd year in a row that Artists' Gallery members' work has been used for the poster - last year it was Kazimierczyk's image of the mill.

2008 Phillips Mill Poster
image of pastel by Doug Sardo

The Phillips Mill 79th Annual Juried Exhibition runs Sept 20 through Oct 25, 2008. The Mill is located at 2619 River Road (Rt 32) about 1 1/2 miles north of New Hope, Pa. and is open daily from 1 to 5 pm.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Land That Feeds You - Kazimierczyk at D&R Greenway Gallery


Joe Kazimierczyk's paintings of NJ farmland scenes will be part of an exhibition titled "The Land That Feeds You", a mixed media art exhibition celebrating agriculture in the Garden State being held at the D&R Greenway headquarters:

Marie L. Matthews Gallery at the Johnson Education Center
One Preservation Place
Princeton, NJ 08540
[map & directions]

Exhibition Dates: Sept 15 - Nov 7

Opening Reception: on Thursday, Sept 25, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
featuring art, local foods and wines.
Featured Speakers: Charles Kuperus, Secretary, NJ Dept. of Agriculture, "Import of Agriculture to the Garden State" and Michelle Mulder, Counsel to Congressman Rush Holt, on the Congressman's New Community Supported Agriculture Bill.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Favorite Things - Visual meditations on the objects around us


Alan Klawans is part of the show "Favorite Things: visual meditations on the objects around us", at The Gallery at Mercer County Community College. The show runs Sept 16 through Oct 23, 2008.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, Sept 17, 5 to 7:30 pm.
Gallery Talk: Monday, Oct 15, 7:30 pm

The Gallery
Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Treichler in ART FALL at Gallery 125

"Thin Ice"
photograph by John Treichler



John Treichler's work is on display as part of ART Fall at Gallery 125 in Trenton. The juried art exhibit will be on display from Sept 12th through November 8th 2008. The opening reception is Friday, September 12 from 6:00 to 9:00pm with wine, music, and hors d'oeuvres for the first hour.

Gallery 125 is located at 125 S. Warren St. at the corner of W. Lafayette St., across from the Trenton Marriott.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday noon to 6pm; Saturday 11 am to 4pm. The gallery can be reached at 609-989-9119, more information is available at www.trenton-downtown.com

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Faces and Places


September at the Artists' Gallery features the people paintings of J. Stacy Rogers and the landscape paintings of Joe Kazimierczyk in a show entitled "Faces & Places".

Opening reception is Saturday, Sept 6 from 6 - 9 pm.

The show runs Sept 5 through Oct 5, 2008.

"Old Salt"
oil painting by J. Stacy Rogers


"Stockton Bridge"
oil painting by Joe Kazimierczyk

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Art Classes and Workshops at Artists' Gallery

This fall, Artists' Gallery begins offering art classes at the gallery, taught by some of our gallery members. Here's a brief overview of the class schedule, course detail can be found buy clicking the course titles below, or the classes link in our top menu bar.

Traveling With Your Sketchbook
Instructor: Gail Bracegirdle
Two sessions: Thursday, 09/25 and Thursday, 10/02, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fee: $100

Introduction to Acrylic Painting
Instructor: Richard Harrington
Two Sessions: Monday 10/06, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Wednesday 10/15, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $120

Photography: Taking Photos From Good to Great
Instructor: John Treichler
One session:Wednesday, 10/15, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fee: $60

A Watercolorists Approach to Animal Art
Instructor: Beatrice Bork
One session:Wednesday, 10/22, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Fee: $50

Self-Portraits in Glass
Instructor: Charles (Chuck) Katzenbach
One Session: Tuesday, 11/13, 9 a.m. - noon.
Fee: $50.Materials: $10

Watercolor Workshop
Instructor: Carol Sanzalone
One session: Thursday, 11/20, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Fee: $60.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Selections

"Neshanic Mill"
by Joe Kazimierczyk

Joe Kazimierczyk
is part of a group show at New Hope Arts called "Selections". The show runs from Sept 5 - Sept 28, 2008. Opening Reception is Saturday, Sept 6 from 7-9 pm. (Concurrent with this opening, Joe will be across the river at the opening for his 2-man show with J. Stacy Rogers at the Artists' Gallery). "Selections" is an invitational show featuring some of the artists who have exhibited with New Hope Arts over the past year.

New Hope Arts,
2 Stockton Ave, New Hope Pa
corner of Stockton & Bridge Streets, 2nd floor [map & directions].
Gallery hours: Thursday thru Sunday, 12 - 5pm, open until 8pm on Saturdays.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sheila and Ed Letven at Isadore Gallery


Gallery member Sheila Letven and her husband Ed are having an exhibit at Isadore Gallery in Lancaster, Pa., Sept 4-27. Gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays 10-6, Saturdays, 10-5, and by appointment call 717-299-0127. The artists will be present at the First Friday reception on September 5, 5-9 PM.


"Sky Plant"
multi media work by Sheila Letven

"Sky Plant" is a multi media ink print, involving oil painting, photography, scanning and computer manipulation, printed on archival heavy paper with archival color inks.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Beatrice Bork in Watercolor Artist Magazine

"Bees"
watercolor by Beatrice Bork


Beatrice Bork will have some of her art published in:

"Watercolor Artist" magazine's October 2008 issue.

In the column:

Making a Splash
By Jessica Canterbury
About "going green"

So watch for this issue and read what Bea has to say.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Thirteen and Thirty



The August show at Artists' Gallery features watercolors by Gail Bracegirdle and Rich Harrington.

Opening reception is Saturday, August 9 from 6 to 9 pm.

The show runs from August 8 through August 31, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Served with a Splash


"Arcade"
mixed media
by Florence Moonan


Florence Moonan will be exhibiting at Bell’s Tavern during August. Florence is noted for her colorful abstract paintings. Cool down with an icy drink or enjoy a great meal while taking in the colorful works of art displayed on the walls between August 4 and September 1, 2008.

Bell's Tavern is located at 183 North Union Street and open seven days a week. Hours are Monday - Thursday 6:00 - 9:30, Friday & Saturday 5:00 - 10:00 and Sunday 5:00 - 9:00.

For more information call 609-397-2226 or visit www.bellstavern.com.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Hunterdon: Inside and Out

Florence Moonan's painting "Dorothy Fields and Me: Doin' What Comes Natur'lly" was accepted into the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission’s juried exhibition called Hunterdon: Inside and Out: The Artist Views Hunterdon County. The jurors were renowned artists Nessa Grainger and James Toogood. The piece was selected for the Stanley and Nancy Baron award for painting.

Dorothy Fields and Me: "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly"
14 x 25 x 9.5 inches
acrylic and mixed media collage by
Florence Moonan


Artists were "encouraged to think beyond the traditional pastoral landscape and to paint the mood of Hunterdon as well as its reality." This piece, completed in 2008, is devoted to my memories of St. John Terrell’s famed Lambertville Music Circus, a major cultural attraction in Hunterdon County from 1949 to 1970. Annie Get Your Gun was the first show in which my sister, Joyce, and I had minor roles. One side of this piece is dedicated to Dorothy Fields who wrote the libretto for Annie Get Your Gun, and the other records my experience with the Music Circus. This early connection with the theater has been a driving force for my creative endeavors as a visual artist.

This painting is a mixed media two-sided folding book on canvas and watercolor paper. (Six panels.)

Where: The Prallsville Mills, Route 29, Stockton, NJ
Exhibition: July 20 - July 31, 2008
Opening reception: Sunday, July 20, 4 - 7 p.m.
Open daily 12 – 5 p.m. – Free Admission

(detail)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

July show: House of Dreams

Marc Reed and Alla Podolsky are the featured artists this July at The Artists' Gallery. Their show, entitled "House Of Dreams", runs July 11 through August 3, 2008. Opening reception is Saturday, July 12 from 6 - 9 pm.


"Organic Demolition"
photograph by Marc Reed


Reed, who typically exhibits his oil paintings, will be exhibiting selections from his photographic body of work.

"I've been taking photographs for years" says Reed. "Each winter for the last three years I chose a different abandoned location to document."

Reed will be exhibiting photographs from various locations including an abandoned steel mill, paper mill and an abandoned mental institution he documented over winter 2008. In addition to his photography, he has produced and directed 3 short films that are available on DVD.

"For me" says Reed, "House of Dreams is a reference to these places, once bustling with life, but now engaged in a long sleep and filling visitors' heads with dreams of what was."

"Outside of a Dog"
oil painting by Alla Podolsky


For Alla Podolsky House of Dreams is about the shape and structure of memory. The beauty of it is manifested by brightness and color, and its sadness comes in form of distorted and often broken angles and muted shadows. The paintings are juxtapositions of old and new, remembered and lost, romanticized and real, reflected and direct, internal and external, seen and perceived.

The work is very personal, but, hopefully, universal in that we all revisit the past, always looking at it from different angles our ever changing perspectives provide. We all see old things with new eyes and take walks in our private house of dreams.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Moonan / 2nd Annual Contemporary Art and Antiques



Florence Moonan has been invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Contemporary Art and Antiques exhibit which opens July 13 at Gallery 31 North, Glen Gardner, New Jersey.

The opening reception will be Sunday, July 13 from 1 - 4 p.m. Here's an opportunity to view Florence's artwork integrated with fine antiques and older home furnishings. This will be an exceptional and unique exhibit of selected contemporary artists exhibiting in room settings designed by John Frederick with antiques furnished by Paul Dorman of Cottage Treasures from his shops throughout NJ and NY.

"Sew Forth"
by Florence Moonan


"Sew On"
by Florence Moonan


The show ends August 3, 2008. See the press release for more information.