Artists' Gallery Blog

Monday, August 6, 2018

Wanderings & Wonderings - the art of Joe Kazimierczyk and Michael Schweigart

"Wanderings & Wonderings"

new works by
Joe Kazimierczyk
and
Michael Schweigart
  
  August 9 - September 2, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 11, 5-8 pm



Artists' Gallery is pleased to present new landscape paintings by artists Joe Kazimierczyk and Michael Schweigart in an exhibition of their "Wanderings & Wonderings", running August 9 – September 2. All are invited to view the exhibit and attend the opening reception on Saturday, August 11, 5-8 pm.

In this exhibit, both artists express the sense of wonder and curiosity that they find along their travels and wanderings.

Michael Schweigart's inspiration comes from taking the road less traveled with his focus on what characterizes a region. Scenes of coastal Maine, parts of eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey make up his part in this show.

Joe Kazimierczyk gathers inspiration from his hiking trips as he wanders the forests and mountains of northern New Jersey.

While both artists are inspired by the landscape, each presents a unique perspective and way of seeing the world as they share their "Wanderings and Wonderings" in this exhibition.


Visit the event website for more information.

And 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, July 3, 2018

Afternoon, After Dark - the art of Richard Harrington and Joseph Zogorski

"Afternoon, After Dark"

new works by
Richard Harrington
and
Joseph Zogorski
  
  July 5 - August 5, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 14, 4-7 pm



Artists Richard Harrington and Joseph Zogorski are pleased to announce the opening of their joint show, "Afternoon, After Dark", on Thursday, July 5th, at Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ.

The exhibit, which runs through Sunday, August 5th, features watercolor, gouache, and acrylic paintings by Harrington, and both color and black and white archival pigment prints representing Zogorski's photography.

Richard Harrington, of Newtown, PA, finds his inspiration for his work in the cars parked on streets in his neighborhood.

The title of the exhibition, "Afternoon, After Dark", was initially proposed by Harrington. "During the winter months I started taking photos of cars parked under street lamps in my neighborhood" said Harrington. "I always loved the nighttime paintings of Edward Hopper and Charles Burchfield, and the starkness of the light cast by street lamps inspired me to create my own night scenes. I have always admired the photos that Joe creates using the late day sun and the sky after sunset, and I think our work fits together well for this exhibition".

An Associate Professor of Illustration at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, Harrington has worked as an illustrator for more than 30 years. His training and practice are evident in the work he creates. "I always enjoyed painting images of vehicles. I try to include them in my work whenever I can; I love the reflection of light off the surfaces of them, especially in the afternoon and early evening. Vintage stainless steel diners are another favorite subject of mine, and I was able to include an image of one after sunset in this exhibition as well."

Joseph Zogorski grew up in Newtown Township, PA, on land his ancestors settled in the early 1900s. A graduate of Temple University, Maine Media Workshops and an award-winning photographer, Joseph's photographs of performance artists have been used on numerous websites and on IMDb, and his various subject matter prints are in several private collections. 


While growing up on the remnants of his grandfather's farm and in exploring the surrounding countryside, Joseph developed an early and enduring love for this special place and region. Remnants of the past, memories and the land provide rich inspiration for Joseph's photography, often reflecting his sense of the fleeting and the eternal. 

Combining chiefly traditional black and white photography with years of modern printmaking experience, Joseph has produced a portfolio of carefully crafted prints often depicting the ephemeral beauty and mystery he continues to find in our special landscape. "I've been struck at the consistency of comments about my work being perceived as "peaceful" or "serene". This has never been a conscious goal, but I'm pleased that my photography seems to have this effect."

Visit the event website for more information.

And 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, June 5, 2018

Joy of Nature - the art of Beatrice Bork and Carol Sanzalone

"Joy of Nature"

new works by
Beatrice Bork
and
Carol Sanzalone
  
  June 7 - July 1, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 9, 5-8:30 pm

Acclaimed fine artists Beatrice Bork and Carol Sanzalone will exhibit paintings expressing their personal visions of the splendor of nature in the featured artists exhibit at Artists' Gallery. Their paintings, celebrating the "Joy of Nature," combine images of Bork's admiration of animals and Sanzalone's sense of place through color and texture and will be on exhibit from June 7 to July 1.

"My art is a reflection of personal experiences through a lifetime of observation and discovery, resources gifted to me by my time in nature," says Bork.

Her watercolor paintings display sensitivity to detail and composition that are elevated by emotional and personal connectivity with her subjects.

"Being in nature, observing an animal or bird I've never seen before, or simply watching a bumblebee hover from flower to flower - each fills my soul uniquely. It is all a never-ending source of inspiration," says Bork. Over her career as a professional fine artist, she has amassed a list of honors in the genre of animal art. Her work has been displayed in notable exhibitions and museums across the U.S. and abroad-most recently with the prestigious Society of Animal Artists in the United Kingdom, and on tour with the Artists for Conservation to Lanwan Art Museum, Lanwan Eco Park, in Qingdao, China. In addition, Bork's paintings have been acquired by collectors from around the world.

The shapes and patterns of color that happen throughout the day and seasons fascinate Sanzalone and inspire her creativity.

"I love the graphic qualities of shadows and highlights and their impact on the images in nature that inspire my work." Sanzalone says. "It is so rewarding to capture the changing beauty of nature throughout the day and seasons in my paintings."

Previous work in oil and silkscreen printing led Sanzalone to her adventure with water media using transparent washes of color to create patterns and texture in both watercolor and acrylic on paper and canvas. Sanzalone has exhibited her work throughout the Northeast in many juried and solo exhibits and is included in private and corporate collections.



Visit the event website for more information.

And 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

Friday, May 18, 2018

Artists' Gallery at Ellarslie Open 35




Artists' Gallery artists are once again well represented in the prestigious regional "Ellarslie Open 35" exhibit at the Trenton City Museum, through July 1, 2018. To see more art by these, and the many acclaimed artists of Artists' Gallery, visit us at 18 Bridge Street in the heart of Lambertville, NJ.

pictured above:

"Phalenopsis–Rose" Watercolor by Gail Bracegirdle

"Sun-splashed Fence on George Street" Acrylic by Carol McClure Sanzalone

"Signs of Change" Watercolor/Gouache by Beatrice Bork 


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 9, 2018

Life as We See It - new works by Gail Bracegirdle and Alla Podolsky


"Life as We See It"
new works by
Gail Bracegirdle
and
Alla Podolsky
  May 10 - June 3, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 12, 4-8 pm


The narrative of our past and present, as we see it and interpret it, is the subject of the new works shown at Artists' Gallery in "Life as We See It".

Gail Bracegirdle, a graduate of Moore College of Art & Design, has focused on watercolors for over 25 years. "I feel that being an artist means that my job is to record what I see around me. The subjects evolve with the influence of light, weather, seasons and locations. Looking around my studio as I'm working is like reading my diary."

Alla Podolsky's work lends itself to interpretive narrative. "I paint events, as I experienced them, as I remember them, as I process them. Sometimes it's a direct interpretation and other times it's distorted and impacted by my feelings and memories. As artists, we inevitably change things just by observing and translating them into our work. This is what art is to me: translation. Of experiences, moments, emotions. It's life as we see it, inherently different from anyone else's perspective."

Born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine, Alla Podolsky traces her love of psychological painting to the Byzantine-style iconography of that city. She is a graduate of Moore College of Art and Design, and holds a master's degree in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.


Visit the event website for more information.

And 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

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Surroundings: the art of Joseph DeFay and Alan J. Klawans

"Surroundings"
new works by
Joseph DeFay
and
Alan J. Klawans

April 5 - May 6, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 7, 2-5 pm
Artists' Gallery is pleased to present "Surroundings," an exhibition featuring the graphic art of Alan J. Klawans and the photographs of Joseph DeFay.

Contemporary life has always affected Alan's art. "The ideas for my work are from observations I have made of my daily life, my family, people I have known, books I have read, movies that I have seen and television I have watched. The events that I have experienced during my life have been, as with most peoples' lives, both mundane and of great importance. My reflections on these events have provided me with an inexhaustible source of ideas for my work. The materials and technical processes used to create my pictures constantly change in order to express my ideas. My digital printmaking is the result of my background as a graphic designer and a traditional contemporary printmaker".

"During my travels, either local or abroad, I have always experienced a sense of place. Although my art is very abstract, I have tried to express that feeling of the places that I have been".

Joseph's photographs tend to pull out the simpler aspects of everyday life so they can be seen with a renewed beauty, and an exciting new perspective. "A completely open mind, favoring no particular philosophy, allows me to fully accept what each raw opportunity to create provides, and decide if it is to be refined and shared. My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover beauty in their surroundings. Traditional artistic concerns prove an interesting challenge when capturing people, places, or objects in the moment, but are always held in high regard".



Visit the event website for more information.

And 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, March 6, 2018

"The Final Four"
(4X4 Winter Group exhibit series)

March 8 - April 1, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 10, 2-6 pm


Please join us for the Fourth and Final show of our winter group exhibition series, featuring the artwork of Jane Adriance, Joseph DeFay, Richard Harrington, and Laura Rutherford Renner.

Please note that while the previous 3 group shows had receptions on Sunday, the Opening Reception for this show is Saturday, March 10, 2-6 pm. We hope you can join us!

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


Visit the event website for more information.

And 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.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Jane Adriance at the Present Day Club




Jane Adriance is having a solo show at the Present Day Club.

The show runs March 2 - April 26, 2018
with an opening reception on Friday, March 9, 5-7 pm

(NOTE: the reception originally scheduled for March 2 has been moved to March 9)


Present Day Club is at the corner of Stockton Street and Library Place, in Princeton, N.J.

Parking is available in Seminary parking lot on Library Place.
Please use parking spaces in back close to Mercer Street.

The gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. (Except Wednesdays). Please phone ahead for availability to visit: (609) 924-1014.


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 7, 2018

"Visionaries" (4x4 Winter Group Exhibit Series)

"Visionaries"
(4X4 Winter Group exhibit series)

February 8 - March 4, 2018
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 11, 1-5 pm

Artists' Gallery presents the work of four "Visionaries", Claudia Fouse Fountaine, Alan Klawans, Carol McClure Sanzalone and Michael Schweigart, who will exhibit their work as the featured gallery artists from February 8th to March 4th. Highlighting images of nature and the environment in which they live, this exhibit showcases a variety of media and creative techniques, unique to each artist as they express their creative visions. This exhibit is not to be missed!

"Visionaries" - the Artists' Gallery February winter showcase, is the third in the winter series of exhibits featuring four gallery artists each month. You are invited to join us at the Artists' reception on Sunday February 11th from 1 to 5pm to meet the four featured gallery artists.

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


Visit the event website for more information.

And 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

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Artists' Gallery at "Feather & Flight"


Beatrice Bork
"Flicker of Spring"
Watercolor and Gouache


Beatrice Bork was awarded First Place for her painting "Flicker of Spring" in the show "Feather & Flight".  Gail Bracegirdle received an Honorable Mention for one of her paintings as well.   Congratulations to both!

"Feather & Flight" runs December 4, 2017 – February 9, 2018 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]


Note:  The D&R Greenway gallery hours are weekdays from 10am - 5pm, except for holidays. Please call 609-924.4646 ahead of time to ensure that art exhibition rooms are 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