Artists' Gallery Blog

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Illuminations

"Illuminations"

featuring
Jane Adriance
Joseph DeFay
Alan J. Klawans
Alla Podolsky

Dec 6, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, Dec 8, 4-7 pm



Please join us for "Illuminations", featuring the artwork of Jane Adriance, Joseph DeFay, Alan J. Klawans and Alla Podolsky. This is the first in a series of 4 winter group shows featuring 4 artists in each show.

All are invited to attend the opening reception on Saturday, Dec 8, 4-7 pm.

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

Monday, November 5, 2018

Poems of Color - new works by Jane Adriance and Debbie Pisacreta

"Poems of Color"
the art of
Jane Adriance
and
Debbie Pisacreta
  
  Nov 8 - Dec 2 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov 10, 5-8:30 pm
Coffee and Conversation: Sunday, Dec 2, 2-5 pm

This exhibit by Jane Adriance and Debbie Pisacreta looks at poetry from a visual perspective. These two artists use shapes and colors instead of words to create visual poems. They introduce images that evoke creative interpretations not only by the artist, but by the viewer as well.

Jane Adriance's "Watercolor Poems" tend towards implied meaning with the intent to go beyond what we are likely to see in everyday life. Sometimes the perspectives are expressions that are startling and contradictory. However, color and dynamic compositions exist in harmony. As a result, a color poem is created that invites a dialogue between the viewer and this painter. 

Debbie Pisacreta's oil painted landscapes use color to create mood and atmosphere. Like a Haiku poem, Debbie simplifies the landscape to convey the essence of her emotional connection to the scene. Her goal as a plein air painter is to capture the feeling of a particular place and time.


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, October 2, 2018

Above and Beyond - new works by Bill Jersey and Maxine Shore


"Above and Beyond"
the art of
Bill Jersey
and
Maxine Shore
  
  September 6 - 30, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 5-8 pm



Fine artists Maxine Shore and Bill Jersey will exhibit oil paintings expressing their personal visions of landscape that go above and beyond the natural world.

Maxine Shore is an award-winning artist who has exhibited her work throughout the USA and is included in many private, public and corporate collections. She is a contemporary colorist who uses color and light in an effort to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Inspiration for her paintings often comes from travel to places near and far that spark her imagination. Working exclusively in oils, she relies on watercolor or pencil sketches as well as her camera to record images that she works on in her studio. Such was the case with the painting, Cinque Terre, which depicted a town in Italy she visited recently. A photograph of the painting was featured in the New York Times.

Shore is more interested in interpreting how a place makes her feel than simply reproducing how it looks. "In my art nature provides a springboard for the color and light I envision in my imagination. Reflections of light on water, the way a breeze animates a scene, the filtering of light through leaves - these natural phenomena illustrate what I enjoy exploring in my paintings. Painting has given me tremendous pleasure and I am delighted that my work conveys that spirit of joy to others."

Bill Jersey's route to success as a painter was very different than for most artists. As a child, art became his escape from the constraints of a fundamentalist upbringing. A short stint in the US Navy gave Bill a chance to attend a Christian college as an art major. But in a strange twist of fate the religious film company that hired him was contracted to make its first commercial feature. It became the iconic horror film, "The Blob" on which Jersey was the Art Director.

But documentaries, not features, became Jersey's career. For 60 years he produced award winning films for networks and PBS, but art was always his passion. When Bill and his wife moved to Lambertville in 2008, art became his primary focus. In painting - as with film - Jersey seeks to go beyond mere observation, working to express with color and form the unique qualities of an historic barn or clouds or the spirit of a night sky, all from the view of a fresh eye. 

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

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Memoirs of Shadow and Light - the art of Claudia Fouse Fountaine and Laura Rutherford Renner

"Memoirs of Shadow and Light"

the art of
Claudia Fouse Fountaine
and
Laura Rutherford Renner
  
  September 6 - 30, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 5-8 pm



This is the first time that Laura Rutherford Renner and Claudia Fouse Fountaine will be exhibiting their work together as featured artists at Artists' Gallery. Both are painters whose work celebrates the everyday world around them in realistic terms.

Claudia Fouse Fountaine is an award winning local artist whose work can be seen in Pennsylvania as well as New Jersey. With a Master’s degree in fine art, a background as a docent at Princeton Art Museum, and a history of teaching Art Appreciation in elementary schools, Fountaine has a wealth of information and ideas to fall back on.

Laura Rutherford Renner is an artist whose paintings on wood depict contemporary life in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Her work has been included in various juried exhibitions, recently at the iconic Philadelphia Sketch Club. In addition to her painting career, Laura is a practicing Occupational Therapist. This show runs from September 6th through September 30th, with the Opening Reception on September 8th from 5-8.

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

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