Artists' Gallery Blog

Thursday, December 4, 2014

New Member: Maxine Shore

 Maxine Shore
"Breeze"
oil painting


This month, Artists' Gallery welcomes Maxine Shore as our newest member.

I am a colorist and a luminist. Using color and light, I hope to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. I am inspired to paint scenes familiar and unfamiliar because I’m dazzled by their color and light as well as the unique feelings I have from being surrounded by unexpected beauty.

So many moments escape our notice because we are caught up in the ordinariness of daily life. My purpose in painting is to freeze those fleeting scenes and invite you to share them with me. - Maxine Shore

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 Maxine Shore
"Early Morning Walk on the Towpath"
oil painting


You can see more of Maxine's work on Artists' Gallery website, or better yet, just stop by the gallery.

Maxine will be included in our annual Holiday Exhibit beginning December 4, 2014, with an opening reception on Saturday, December 6, 2014, 4-7 pm.   Stop by if you can!



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

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Artists' Gallery Holiday Exhibit

"Holiday Exhibit"
featuring all 16 Artists' Gallery artists


December 4, 2014 through February 1, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 6, 2014, 4-7 pm


Each year, Artists' Gallery, one of Lambertville's longest running art galleries, celebrates the holiday season and the beginning of the new year with a group show. Our Holiday Show is an excellent opportunity for collectors and art lovers to meet the gallery artists and for the artists to offer their favorite works of the year. It's a fun event with serious art at a variety of price points just in time for the holidays.

The artists of Artists' Gallery include Jane Adriance, José Anico, Beatrice Bork, Gail Bracegirdle, Paul Grecian, Richard Harrington, Joe Kazimierczyk, Alan Klawans, Patricia Lange, Alla Podolsky, Eric Rhinehart, Carol Sanzalone, Michael Schweigart, Charles David Viera, Andrew Werth and our newest member, Maxine Shore. December is Maxine's first month at our gallery and this is a great opportunity to see her work.


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

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Carol Sanzalone in "Botanicals Illuminated"


Carol Sanzalone
"Ellen's Flowers"
watercolor

Several of Carol Sanzalone's floral paintings are included in the group show: "Botanicals Illuminated".

Opening reception is Friday, Nov 14, 2014  5:30-7:30 pm.
The show runs through January 9, 2015 and is taking place at:


D&R Greenway's Johnson Education Center
One Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 609-924-4646
[map & directions]


 Carol Sanzalone
"Wild Flowers"
watercolor

Please note: There are no weekend hours for this gallery.  The Johnson Education Center is open Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm, but it's best to call the Greenway at 609-924-4646 to confirm that the facility is not being used for other purposes.

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

Jane Adriance in "Color Windows" at the Nassau Club

Jane Adriance
"Parade of Lillies"
watercolor

Artists' Gallery's Jane Adriance is having a show entitled "Color Windows" at:
Nassau Club
6 Mercer St.
Princeton, NJ
The show runs November 3, 2014 to January 4, 2015.

Gallery hours: Everyday except during dining hours.  Please refer to the Nassau Club's website for details.


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

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Ideal Forms: The Art of Alan J. Klawans and Andrew Werth

"Ideal Forms: The Art of Alan J. Klawans and Andrew Werth"

November 6 - November 30, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 8, 2014, 3-6pm



Artists' Gallery is pleased to present "Ideal Forms," an exhibition featuring the art of Alan J. Klawans and Andrew Werth. The show runs from Thursday, November 6, through Sunday, November 30, 2014. A reception with the artists will be held at the gallery (18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ) from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, 2014.

In "Ideal Forms," their fourth exhibition together at Artists' Gallery, Alan J. Klawans and Andrew Werth explore numbers and math through geometric (Klawans) and organic (Werth) abstraction.

Andrew Werth
"The Experiential Now"
30x30 acrylic on panel

Werth's acrylic paintings include "Reality Construction #1 and #2," two paintings composed of "impossible triangles" with regular but subtle progressions of color spanning thousands of hand-painted brushstrokes. For "Balance," Werth wrote a computer program that uses principles of physics to help him design a painting with a balance of squares and circles within the picture plane. He also includes several "Turing Pattern" paintings, based upon the patterns in nature proposed by British mathematician Alan Turing. Werth simulates the underlying physical process on the computer before realizing the designs in paint on aluminum panels.

"I've long been interested in consciousness, perception, and cognitive science," Werth explains. "Most of my paintings in this exhibition are related - abstractly and metaphorically - to the mystery of how we go about making sense of the world," Werth explains.

Alan J. Klawans
"Two"
original digital print

Klawans takes a non-literal approach to numbers in his series, "The Visualization of Numbers One to Ten." Through intuitive rather than typographic means, Klawans constructs geometric abstractions that regard numbers as something more than a counting system. "Since I was a child, I felt that certain numbers had a distinct color appearance," he says. "Each number also has an abstract quality as well as a geometric structure that I try to express in these works."

Klawans received his formal art training in the 1950s and the era still has an influence on him, with hints of jazz album covers and abstract expressionism showing up in his work today. His means of production, however, is thoroughly contemporary: the computer is his primary tool for creating his numerically inspired original digital prints.

Visit the event website for more information about "Ideal Forms"

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


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

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wine & Design, Then & Now

Doug Sardo
"Passing Through"
pastel on sanded paper

This is the final weekend for "Then & Now", featuring Patricia Lange's sculptures and Doug Sardo's pastel paintings.

A closing reception will be held on the final day, Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 from 3-6 pm. If you haven't seen the show yet, please stop by, this is your last chance!

Patricia Lange
ceramic vessel


Also this weekend, Artists' Gallery is participating in "Wine & Design", an event where over 40 Lambertville art galleries, antique shops and home design stores will open their doors, offering guests a glass of wine and an invitation to explore the world of art and home design.  The event takes place Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 from 3-9 pm (rain date Sunday, Nov 2).   Please check the Lambertville Area Chamber of Commerce website for further information and the latest update on any rain date rescheduling.

"Wine & Design" is free and open to the public.   Maps will be available at all participating merchants so you can pick up your map when you visit Artists' Gallery.


It's a busy weekend in Lambertville, NJ!



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

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Then & Now - Patricia Lange and Doug Sardo

"Then & Now"
featuring Sculptor Patricia Lange
and Pastel-Artist Doug Sardo

October 9 - November 2, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 11, 4-7 pm
 Closing Reception: Sunday, November 2, 3-6 pm
A Sculptor's Alchemy and the Color-Palette of an Impressionist

Émile Zola once famously summed the lifetime work of an artist up in four words: "to live out loud." On October 11th, from 4 to 7 pm Lambertville-based Artists' Gallery invites the public to celebrate a lifetime of evocative works by two celebrated artists, metal sculptor and potter, Patricia Lange and pastel artist, Doug Sardo. This autumn showcase captures decades of study, experimentation and the creative presence of two artists whose collective work has been exhibited and published everywhere from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Grounds-for Sculpture; from Bristol Myers Squibb to the Museum of Modern Art. 

Born in Santiago, Chile and a resident of Hopewell, NJ, sculptor and enamelist Patricia Lange--a former accountant who sees parallels in exactitude in her enamel work, spent many years moonlighting as a metal sculptor--as well as a committed teacher who instructed blind students at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Lange has worked with almost every material imaginable, metal scraps and found materials, as well as wall-sized pieces of aluminum, steel, and copper--and her works have been exhibited at the Grounds for Sculpture and purchased by Bristol Myers Squibb. In 2003, she voiced the experimental approach that marked her bold signature style throughout her career no matter the medium. "I'm not afraid to ruin a piece...."

For plein-air painter and pastel artist, Bucks-County resident Doug Sardo, whose designs have been published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, color and light blend magically in Delaware-River Valley landscapes - thick trees, covered bridges, watery shadows and layered skies. Inspired by the natural world, Sardo draws from over 300 shades of color and demonstrates the trained eye and palette of an impressionist. Using some of the discoveries made by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, Sardo composes paintings filled with evocative color and life. 

The showcase of Then and Now will display both former and current works of Lange and Sardo. 

Visit the event website for more information about this show. 

And don't forget - while we feature 2 of our artists each month, all 18 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, September 24, 2014

Kazimierczyk in "People of Preservation"

Joe Kazimierczyk
"Rusty Roofs"
8x10 oil on canvas on board


Joe Kazimierczyk is in a group show entitled "People of Preservation", running September 12 -  November 5, 2014 at:


D&R Greenway's Marie L. Matthews Gallery
at Johnson Education Center
One Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 609-924-4646
[map & directions]


Joe has 7 pieces in the show.

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept 26 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM.



Joe Kazimierczyk
"Farm Lane"
8x10 oil on linen on board


Please note: There are no weekend hours for this gallery. The Marie L. Matthews Gallery is open Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm, and it's best to call the Greenway at 609-924-4646 first to confirm that the facility is not being used for other purposes.


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

Monday, September 22, 2014

Bork & Bracegirdle in "Abbott Marshlands - More Than Meets the Eye"

Beatrice Bork
"Surveyor"
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Watercolor/gouache

Beatrice Bork and Gail Bracegirdle both have work in "Abbott Marshlands - More Than Meets the Eye", a group show running September 20 – November 16, 2014 at:


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

More information at http://ellarslie.org/abbott-marshlands-more-than-meets-the-eye/


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

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Flight/Patterns - Beatrice Bork and Jennifer Cadoff

"Flight/Patterns"
featuring Beatrice Bork and Jennifer Cadoff
September 4 - October 5, 2014


Opening Reception: Saturday, September 6, 5-8 pm
Coffee & Conversation: Sunday, October 5, 2-4pm



Explore rhythms, flight, textures, and patterns inspired by the natural world in the art of Beatrice Bork and Jennifer Cadoff at Artists' Gallery in Lambertville. "Flight/Patterns" showcases these award-winning artists' latest paintings and drawings, and is their second collaboration in as many years.

Beatrice Bork is an internationally-recognized wildlife artist whose watercolors capture animals -- often, but not exclusively, birds - immersed in their natural habitat. "The signature of Beatrice's art is an ability to balance the intricate details of her animal subjects with loose brushwork, splashes of color and unusual compositions that make her paintings thrum with life," says Cadoff. Bork has won the prestigious Don Eckleberry Award for outstanding bird art from the Society of Animal Artists, of which she is a signature member. Her paintings have been published in a variety of books and magazines and acquired by collectors from around the world.

 Beatrice Bork
"I Spy"
Eastern Box Turtle
watercolor/gouache


Jennifer Cadoff, also an award-winning artist, makes intricate abstract ink drawings that suggest her close observation of natural patterns such as tree bark, rain, even cells under a microscope. Bork says: "Jennifer creates thousands of small, simple marks that transform into wonderfully complex organic patterns that let your imagination take flight. They draw viewers in to discover and interpret - and each can see something totally different in her work." Cadoff incorporates into some of her compositions the outlines of leaves, pine cones and other natural detritus that she collects on her walks, mesmerized by the infinite variations of their simple forms. Other work includes striking collages that play with dimension and form through combinations of patterns and textures. 

Jennifer Cadoff
"Small Collage #1"
pen & ink

The artists invite you to explore their work at their opening reception on Saturday September 6, from 5 to 8 pm. The show runs through Sunday October 5, with another opportunity to meet the artists at "Coffee & Conversation" on that day, from 2 to 4 pm. See Beatrice and Jennifer's work right now, and learn more about them, on their websites: www.beatricebork.artspan.com and www.jennifercadoff.com.

And don't forget - while we feature 2 of our artists each month, all 18 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, August 27, 2014

Newark Museum’s latest exhibition, Ready or Not: 2014 New Jersey Arts Annual, includes work by Artists' Gallery's José Anico. 

There's a nice review of the show here.

"Ready or Not" is currently running at the Newark Museum, June 27 - September 7, 2014.


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

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Charles David Viera - Paint Out at Morven, Princeton, NJ

Here's a great video featuring Artists' Gallery's Charles David Viera at the annual Paint Out at the Morven Museum in Princeton, NJ:

http://youtu.be/Q0rt4vtWpd4
Thanks to Lucky856 Productions for creating this.


"Oil & Water", Charles' show with Eric Rhinehart continues at Artists' Gallery now through Monday, Sept 1, 2014.  Here are a couple of pieces from the show:


Charles David Viera
"Stockton Corners"
oil, 9x12"



Eric Rhinehart
"Tapas Bar"
watercolor


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

Friday, August 8, 2014

Charles David Viera & Eric Rhinehart in Oil & Water

"Oil & Water"
featuring Charles David Viera and Eric Rhinehart
  August 7 - September 1, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 9, 5-8pm



The relationship between "oil and water" captures the subtle creative tension that artists Charles David Viera and Eric Rhinehart bring to their subjects, so it is a fitting name for their dual show at the Artists Gallery

The aptly named "Oil and Water" exhibition will run from August 7 to September 1 and will feature works in oil ,acrylic and watercolor paints as well as a number of pastels . This is the second time the artists have teamed up for a show. 

Charles David Viera
"Gate to Lambertville"
oil

In this show, Viera will present works primarily in oil and oil pastels. He brings a unique perspective to his colorful images of landscape and nature that are at once common and complex. "I like to think about the action, the tension, that is behind each image," explains Viera. "The viewer is left to wonder what will happen after the captured moment."


 Eric Rhinehart
"School Girls in Park
watercolor

"Moments" play a central role in Eric Rhinehart's work also. In some works, time seems to be on pause -- movement halted for a fraction of time -- compelling the viewer to step into the action. "Some of my pieces are more voyeuristic. You feel like you are looking into someone else's life -- someone else's personal reality -- as they enjoy a meal, a swim or simply get on with the work of their lives."

Join the artists at their opening reception Saturday August 9 from 4 to 8 pm. For more information visit the event website or visit the artist's websites at charlesdavidviera.com and rhinehart-art.com.

Note that for the duration of this show -- the month of August -- the gallery will remain open until 9 pm on Saturdays. 



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 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

Friday, May 9, 2014

New Member: Jane Adriance

Jane Adriance
"Exotic Flowers"

This month we welcome watercolorist Jane Adriance as Artists' Gallery's newest member.

"I paint what is exotic to me in my daily life. 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." - Jane Adriance


Jane Adriance
"Homage to Leger"

Jane is a signature member of the Garden State and New Jersey Watercolor Societies.   You can see more of her work on the Artists' Gallery website, or just stop by and see her work in person!


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

Michael Schweigart Solo Exhibition at Ocean City Arts Center

Michael Schweigart
"Sunset"
 
Artists' Gallery artist Michael Schweigart is having a Solo Exhibition:
 
May 1 - 31, 2014
1735 Simpson Avenue
Ocean City, NJ
 
Opening Reception:
Friday, May 9, 7 - 8:30 pm



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 8, 2014

Alla Podolsky and James Pryor: Introspection

"Introspection"
featuring Alla Podolsky and James Pryor
May 8 - June 1, 2014
Opening reception: Saturday, May 10, 5-9 pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, June 1, 1-3 pm


"My images play both in emotion and technique, while portraying private thoughts as public displays." —James Pryor.

"To produce any kind of work, an artist must look inside first. Artists are the ultimate observers, examiners, and interpreters of the internal for the outside world." —Alla Podolsky

Photographer James Pryor and painter Alla Podolsky, both of the Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, NJ, share their new work in "Introspection," a joint show running Thursday, May 8 through Sunday, June 1.

An opening reception will be held Saturday, May 10, from 5 pm to 9 pm. The artists will also host a closing reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on June 1. All are welcome!




"I paint moments, slices of time," says Alla Podolsky, "either taken directly from events or supplied by recollection and imagination. Often those intermingle, creating a different kind of reality. They are intensely personal, and yet, I believe, universal. We all carry whole worlds inside ourselves, and it's our job as artist to communicate them, to give them space, interpretation, and life on the outside. We are in a rather unique position of looking inward by expressing outward. Our introspections are public." Alla Podolsky traces her love of psychological painting to the ancient Byzantine icons she saw as a child in Kiev, Ukraine, the city where she was born and raised. She considers herself a "human" painter, the one who paints people, experiences that are inextricably theirs, bearing the stamps of their humanity. Her work deals with the traces people leave on their surroundings and times, and with the traces the surroundings and time leave on the people.

"My style and images combine into subtle emotions that engage the viewer. I have always believed that one should put to print what stimulates," states James Pryor. Combining his custom adapted flex body camera along with his unique printing methods, he has established a creative dreamlike "other-world" through select focus with textural dimension. "My images play both in emotion and technique, while portraying private thoughts as public displays. I find myself emotionally divided as to exhibit my impressions while guarding my intention. If my images are to be taken literally, then let the viewer come to respect my work as simply honest. Whether my subjects are human figures, places or themes, all interpretations remain emotionally confined within a single dimensional print; this art is my passion." Having studied psychology, philosophy and a little theology, James' visual environment is one of awakening. His images explore reactions to strength, weakness, assertion, submission and the beauty that surrounds.



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 4, 2014

Ellarslie Open XXXI Awards

Gail Bracegirdle
"Osage"
watercolor


Artists' Gallery was well represented at the Ellarslie Open XXXI awards presentation this weekend: Jose Anico was awarded "Runner Up – Painting", Gail Bracegirdle not only received "Honorable Mention – Watercolor", but she also got the Trenton Museum Society Purchase Award and her painting is now part of the museum's permanent collection. Congratulations to both artists!


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 30, 2014

Ellarslie Open XXXI


Carol Sanzalone
"Yellow Petals"
watermedia


Artists' Gallery artists Jose Anico, Gail Bracegirdle, Joe Kazimierczyk and Carol Sanzalone have been juried into the 31st annual Ellarslie Open, taking place May 3 - June 22, 2014 at:


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


Joe Kazimierczyk
"I95 Sunset"
oil on canvas

VIP Night:
Friday, May 2, 2014, 6-8 p.m., Awarding of Prizes
$10 in advance, $15 at the door

General Opening Reception:
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 6-9 p.m
Free and open to the public


Gail Bracegirdle
"Osage"
watercolor

Also at Ellarslie right now, Joe Kazimierczyk has a number of pieces in the "Small Works" exhibit in the McCall Gallery, downstairs from the Museum Shop.


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