Artists' Gallery Blog

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.