Artists' Gallery Blog

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Origin of Wonder - the art of Bill Jersey and Laura Rutherford Renner

"Origin of Wonder"
 
Featuring
Bill Jersey
and
Laura Rutherford Renner

 
 May 6 - June 6, 2021


 Artists Bill Jersey and Laura Rutherford Renner are pleased to announce the opening of their joint show, "Origin of Wonder", on Thursday, May 6th. The exhibit, which runs through June 6th, features oil paintings by the two artists. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no Opening Reception for this exhibition.

"Origin of Wonder" invites you to pause, to see, to remember the wonder of the world that we share with you.

Residing in beautiful Hunterdon County, NJ, Bill Jersey states "I am surrounded by creeks, forests, fields and hills-an abundance of scenes I want to capture or interpret on canvas. Over time, my paintings evolved from more realistic scenes of the natural world to more interpreted representations, using dramatic colors to evoke fresh perspectives. As a documentary filmmaker of many years, I learned to catch a moment in time and use it to tell a larger story. That is what I seek to capture in my paintings."

Laura Rutherford Renner, from Collingswood, NJ, enjoys painting figures engaged in the experience of their environments. "Capturing these interactions in two dimensions is an exercise and a source of calm. I relish mixing pure colors, keeping my palette simple to create authentic observation. The quiet engagement of brush to palette and brush to board provides meaning for me everyday". Laura, an occupational therapist for the past 27 years, is currently working with young students in public school, aged 3-13 years old, on life skills and academic tasks. 



  Visit the event website for more information and additional images.
 
  Don't forget - along with our featured exhibit, all 16 of our professional artists continuously have their work on exhibit. We look forward to your next visit to Artists' Gallery, where there's always something new to see.

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

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Imagining Space - the art of Heather Barros and Larry Mitnick

"Imagining Space"

Featuring
Heather Barros
and
Larry Mitnick

April 8 - May 2, 2021


Imagining space is different from imagining spaces. Heather Barros and Larry Mitnick understand that "spaces" are constrained by boundaries. A meadow may be circumscribed by a row of trees, and a room by its walls. In imagining "space" these two artists seek to invert the perspective. Both ponder space independent of the space’s periphery. They use forms we understand to prescribe a space we may not. That space can be vast. That space can be twisted; it can be atmospheric. So, for these artists and in very different ways, the path through space leads to abstraction.

Heather Barros
oil on canvas 


Heather Barros imagines space in paintings of interiors and landscapes. She understands that spatial orientation requires an anchor point. She seemingly provides these for us, but upon close inspection her anchors are often unmoored. She may offer a window through which we can see, but the view is empty. If not bare canvas, the paint has been wiped to near-translucency. Detail is sacrificed, information is lost, but volume survives. Other times it is unclear if we are looking at or through water, through fog, or at sheer emptiness. "Viewers don’t quite know where they stand," she says of this work. "But like moths attracted to light, I hope to lure their gaze to a certain distance. They may be looking at paint, but I want them to see and imagine space."

Larry Mitnick
"Side Order"
acrylic on canvas 


Larry Mitnick’s paintings are more overtly abstract. He overlays shapes and colors upon one another to create textured compositions with little correlation to the world we normally perceive. We project upon these works our own imagined sense of space. We see layered elements. Color, value, and varying degrees of transparency are employed to suggest depth. Acknowledgment of depth is this artist’s lure. His hook, what captivates the viewer, is an enigma in its distillation. Exactly which shape is in front of what? How can a color be in front of one element and not behind another? These paintings pose uneasy questions. Their beauty is that they assert their own sense of balance and order. 



  Visit the event website for more information and additional images.
 
  Don't forget - along with our featured exhibit, all 16 of our professional artists continuously have their work on exhibit. We look forward to your next visit to Artists' Gallery, where there's always something new to see.

Please note that there is no opening reception for this exhibit due to social distancing recommendations. The gallery will be open our regular hours and we hope that you can visit us.


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

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Lyrical 2021

"Lyrical 2021"
A Gallery Group Show

 March 4 - April 4

What every creative person does we do every month - we begin again. Sometimes our Art comes from great locations revisited sometimes it is the newly discovered - but always it is a new way of seeing - a fresh interpretation of our world as we see or imagine it. That means that each month there are sixteen or more works we have not shown before - sixteen or more ways for our guests to refine their own taste and to discover what is most appealing to them. Sixteen or more ways to explore the possibility for enriching your life.

Oscar Wilde said it best: "The fastest way to transform your life is to surround yourself with beauty."

That is why we paint and why we show our work.

 In March we will enhance the visual appeal of the Art by adding next to each work a poem or song lyric chosen by the artist. We are always happy to answer questions about materials, techniques, and motivations. Please stop by - explore, see for yourself.

Here are just a few of the pieces in this show:

Beatrice Bork
"Bubbly"
Watercolor and Gouache

Bill Jersey
"Sweet Land of Liberty"
oil on canvas

Joe Kazimierczyk
"Winter on the Sourland"
oil on board



  Visit the event website for more information and additional images.
 
  Don't forget - along with our featured exhibit, all 16 of our professional artists continuously have their work on exhibit. We look forward to your next visit to Artists' Gallery, where there's always something new to see.


Please note that there is no opening reception for this exhibit due to social distancing recommendations. The gallery will be open our regular hours and we hope that you can visit us.

Please check our home page for any information regarding closures due to inclement weather.

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

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Looking Forward - the art of Richard Harrington and Alla Podolsky

"Looking Forward"

Featuring
Richard Harrington
and
Alla Podolsky

February 4 - 28, 2021

Paintings by artists Richard Harrington and Alla Podolsky featuring work in watercolor, acrylic, and oil. "Looking Forward" reflects the feeling of optimism both artists convey in their works as we move into a new year and closer to Spring.

A native of Kiev, Ukraine, Alla Podolsky creates work that can seem dreamlike. "If I were to distill what I do as an artist, I would say I paint experiences. We have collectively gone through a lot this past year, and I feel the need to impart past experiences of shared warmth, of joyful moments that ground us in difficult times. I like to think of my work as hopeful. Bright settings, vibrant colors, warm undertones. It’s my way of trying to lift some of the burden for my audience." She traces her love of psychological and narrative painting to the Byzantine-style iconography that is so prominent in that city.

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. "I enjoy taking back roads and side streets, hoping to find cars, trucks, and different vehicles that have been left idle and shows the effect of the elements and time upon them. These are the starting points for my paintings. The works I created for this show represent the change of seasons, something I am always looking forward to. Each one brings it’s own unique color and light, and inspires me to create new work."
 

Also this month, we welcome Larry Mitnick as our newest artist at the gallery. Please stop by and check out Larry's work.



  Visit the event website for more information and additional images.
 
  Don't forget - along with our featured exhibit, all 16 of our professional artists continuously have their work on exhibit. We look forward to your next visit to Artists' Gallery, where there's always something new to see.


Please note that there is no opening reception for this exhibit due to social distancing recommendations. The gallery will be open our regular hours and we hope that you can visit us.

Please check our home page for any information regarding closures due to inclement weather.

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

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

A Clear Light - the art of Gail Bracegirdle and Claudia Fouse Fountaine

"A Clear Light"
Featuring
Gail Bracegirdle
and
Claudia Fouse Fountaine


January 7 - 31, 2021

Artists' Gallery will be showing work by Gail Bracegirdle and Claudia Fouse Fountaine from January 7 to 31 in the exhibition "A Clear Light."

Gail Bracegirdle enjoys working in watercolors because of the environmentally sensitive nature of the medium. She likes to experiment with various textures and types of watercolor papers and pigments to create specific effects. The subjects vary, depending on each day’s distractions.

Claudia Fouse Fountaine is an award-winning Bucks County artist known for her colorful depictions of animals, interiors, and local landscapes. This show features all new work from her, done during the pandemic. Smaller in scale than usual, these paintings reflect a somewhat distilled vision, or a "clearer light."



  Visit the event website for more information and additional images.
 
  Don't forget - along with our featured exhibit, all 15 of our professional artists continuously have their work on exhibit. We look forward to your next visit to Artists' Gallery, where there's always something new to see.


Please note that there is no opening reception for this exhibit due to social distancing recommendations. The gallery will be open our regular hours and we hope that you can visit us.


Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directionshttps://www.lambertvillearts.com/events/2021/01
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
www.lambertvillearts.com

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Observations - the art of Joseph DeFay and Alan J. Klawans

"Observations"

Featuring
Joseph DeFay
and
Alan J. Klawans


December 10, 2020 - January 3, 2021


Joseph DeFay's photographs pull out the simpler aspects of everyday life so they can be seen with a renewed beauty and an exciting new perspective. Shooting subjects up close gives the opportunity to see detail that one would not ordinarily notice. Joe's larger than life images compel the viewer to linger, and to share the same vision that he has from behind the lens. 

Many years ago, an art teacher told Alan Klawans to always look up, beyond the second story of buildings, because that's where all the interesting architectural detail was. Alan has always followed that advice, but in recent years he's become very interested in the surfaces and symbols of the street itself. The traffic control lines, directional arrows, crosswalk patterns, utility covers, and the material that the street is made of has become a source of inspiration for his artwork. Alan uses his camera and computer to interpret these surfaces and symbols, and present the viewer with interesting, contemporary images to contemplate.



  Visit the event website for more information and additional images.
 
  Don't forget - along with our featured exhibit, all 15 of our professional artists continuously have their work on exhibit. We look forward to your next visit to Artists' Gallery, where there's always something new to see.


Please note that there is no opening reception for this exhibit due to social distancing recommendations. The gallery will be open our regular hours and we hope that you can visit us.

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

Monday, November 9, 2020

Beatrice Bork: 2020 Artists for Conservation Exhibit

Beatrice Bork
"Tide Watch"
12.75" x 16.75" watercolor


Beatrice Bork's painting "Tide Watch" has been juried into the international group exhibition: "2020 Artists for Conservation Exhibit"

View the exhibit online  HERE.

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

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Reflection - the art of Jane Adriance and Debbie Pisacreta

 "Reflection"
Featuring
Jane Adriance
and
Debbie Pisacreta


November 5 - December 6, 2020

The Pandemic, and the resulting quarantine, forced each of us to be isolated more. For Jane Adriance and Debbie Pisacreta, this was a time of quiet reflection which affected the kind of paintings they produced, and the emotions they felt when painting.

"The title of this exhibit seems very fitting for me," said Jane. "Since last March with the pandemic 'shut down' and my isolation I needed to stop and reflect about the life I had taken for granted. While life seemed so sad and frightening to so many others as well as myself ... I discovered a silver lining. In my appreciation for being alive, I followed a dream (with no excuses now) to return to the sensual use of painting with oils. I had been painting with watercolors for many decades. I was ready for this challenge and new perspective.

I am hoping you will enjoy my first exhibit of these oil paintings as much as I am grateful to have opened this door for me again."

 Jane Adriance
"Shall We Dance"
oil painting
14x18

 Jane Adriance
"Leaning In"
oil painting
24x30" 


Debbie has always found her inspiration and joy from plein air painting, but that joy was heightened during this last six months. "I was fortunate that I could continue to paint Plein air while still maintaining social distancing. Painting was a respite from all of the sadness and anxiety surrounding the Pandemic and its effects. It gave me a chance to feel peace and to be grateful for the beauty of my surroundings.

I am hopeful that that feeling of serenity is translated to the viewer."

Debbie Pisacreta
"July Sun"
oil painting
8x10"

Debbie Pisacreta
"Autumn Vista"
oil painting
11x14"

 Click here to view an online gallery of the paintings in this exhibit.



  Visit the event website for more information.
 
  Don't forget - along with our featured exhibit, all 16 of our professional artists continuously have their work on exhibit. We look forward to your next visit to Artists' Gallery, where there's always something new to see.


Please note that there is no opening reception for this exhibit due to social distancing recommendations. The gallery will be open our regular hours and we hope that you can visit us.


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 21, 2020

In Our Nature - a video tour

Here's a look at some of the artwork from "In Our Nature", an exhibit featuring the nature-inspired art of Beatrice Bork and Joe Kazimierczyk. The show runs Oct 8 - Nov1, 2020.  There's a lot of small work in this show, so it's best viewed full-screen.

We hope you can stop by to see the show in person, there is much more to see 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

Monday, October 5, 2020

In Our Nature - the art of Beatrice Bork and Joe Kazimierczyk

"In Our Nature"
Featuring
Beatrice Bork
and
Joe Kazimierczyk


October 8, - November 1 2020 


Acclaimed artists Beatrice Bork and Joe Kazimierczyk will exhibit their nature-inspired paintings in an art exhibition entitled "In Our Nature", running October 8 through November 1.
 
Joe and Beatrice both draw their inspiration from their outdoor experiences and it's simply in their nature to paint what they love. Joe, an oil painter expresses the beauty of the region's landscapes, forests and rivers. Beatrice’s watercolor paintings display a sensitivity to detail and composition, elevated through direct observation and love of her animal subjects.
 

  Visit the event website for more information.
 
  View Beatrice Bork's paintings in this show.
 

  View Joe Kazimierczyk's paintings in this show. 

  Don't forget - along with our featured exhibit, all 16 of our professional artists continuously have their work on exhibit. We look forward to your next visit to Artists' Gallery, where there's always something new to see.



Please note that there is no opening reception for this exhibit due to social distancing recommendations. The gallery will be open our regular hours and we hope that you can visit us.

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