Artists' Gallery Blog

Monday, April 30, 2007

May Show: Occupants and Outcasts

New Works by Marc Reed and Beatrice Bork

This May, The Artists' Gallery will present Occupants and Outcasts, featuring new works by painters Marc Reed and Beatrice Bork. The show runs from May 11th to June 3rd, with an opening reception on Saturday May 12th, from 6-9pm.
"Branching Out"
by Beatrice Bork

The title Occupants and Outcasts is a reference to The Garden of Eden, and was chosen to reflect the disparities between the two artists work. While Beatrice's paintings depict animals in their natural habitats, in some sense still occupying the garden, Marc's work depicts the world of man, a species long ago cast out. In addition to differences in their subject matter, Marc and Beatrice work in different mediums. Marc in oils, Beatrice in watercolors.

Beatrice Bork of Flemington, NJ, is looking forward to presenting her artwork of the occupants which reflect inspirations from the natural inhabitants of which we share our earth. Among Bork's accolades: the Don Eckelberry Award for her bird art; Best in Show at the Art Center of Northern New Jersey, 12th Annual National Juried Show; many regional solo exhibits; national exhibits, and tours. Her watercolor paintings are published in magazines and books focused on wildlife art, including The Best of Wildlife Art volume 1 and 2 by North Light Books. Bork has been a professional artist since 1988, and is a member of the prestigious Society of Animal Artists. More information about Beatrice Bork can be found at:

by Marc Reed
Marc Reed is a painter with a love of the industrial landscape. He has been painting industrial landscapes for ten years and occasionally experiments in photography, recently completing an award-winning photo documentary on the ruins of Bethlehem Steel. In Occupants and Outcasts, Marc will show paintings of his recent travels and discoveries, including industrial scenes and several plein air landscapes. More information about Marc Reed can be found at

Saturday, April 28, 2007

J. Stacy Rogers speaks at Delaware Valley College

J. Stacy Rogers was invited to give a talk on portrait painting at the Delaware Valley College. The talk was held on May 25 and was well attended.

J. Stacy Rogers (center) with Jan Marabito, Coordinator for the "Center for Learing in Retirement" at the Delaware Valley College

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Sheila Letven at The Barn Studio Gallery

"Dark Runner"

Sheila Letven will be exhibiting at:
The Barn Studio Gallery "Spring Splendor"
(1 mile from RT.413, Plumstead Twp)
4783 Landisville Rd.
Doylestown, Pa
The exhibit will open Friday May 11-6 pm to 9 pm
the exhibit will continue May 12 &13, 19 & 20 from 1 pm to 6 pm or by appointment 215-348-8943

"A Cautionary View"

"Rag Doll"

Monday, April 16, 2007

25th Annual Ellarslie Open

Three of our gallery members have been juried into this year's Ellarslie Open at the Ellarslie mansion in Cadwalader Park, Trenton, NJ. Ellarslie is the Trenton City Museum - they host art exhibitions year round, and this one big juried show which attracts a lot of great local talent.

Opening reception is on Saturday May 5, from 5 to 9 pm. The show runs April 28 through June 24.

Museum Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday: 11AM to 3PM
Sunday: 1 to 4 PM

watercolor and collage
by Gail Bracegirdle

"Libby's Legs"
pen and ink
by Jennifer Cadoff

"Miss Kitty"
by Nancy Shill

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Nancy Shill at the Philadelphia Sketch Club

Nancy Shill has 2 pieces juried into the Philadelphia Sketch Club 144th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings. The show runs from April 13 to April 29 at 235 Camac Street, Philadelphia, Pa. The opening is April 15 from 2pm to 5pm.

And don't forget that Nancy has a 2-person show this month at the Artists' Gallery with John Treichler, called "Constructions and Reconstructions", running from April 6 through April 29.

Shad Fest Posters

Shad Fest poster
by Carol Sanzalone

"Chocolate Stand"
a Shad Fest poster
by J. Stacy Rogers

One of the biggest events in Lambertville is the annual Shad Fest - a 2 day extravaganza of arts and crafts, great food, live music, walking tours of historic Lambertville, carriage rides and all around good clean fun - all of this in celebration of the annual shad run on the Delaware River. The Lewis family of Lambertville runs a fishery which dates to 1888, and holds the only remaining commercial license to catch shad with nets.

One of the big attractions of Shad Fest is the poster contest, where local artists design posters of original artwork to be auctioned off for a charity. This year's auction is on Sunday, April 29 at 3pm at the First Presbyterian Church. Proceeds will go to a scholarship fund for the South Hunterdon Regional and New Hope-Solebury High School students pursuing a collegiate career in the arts.

The First Presbyterian Church is at 31 N. Union Street, just around the corner from our Artists' Gallery, so don't forget to visit us! Shad Fest runs April 28 & 29, 2007. Admission is free.

Shad Fest poster
by Gail Bracegirdle