Artists' Gallery Blog

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

July Show: Creature Comforts

New work by Jennifer Cadoff and Alla Podolsky

The animal magnetism is palpable at the Artists' Gallery this July! The walls in the front gallery are lined with creatures great and small - cats, dogs, horses and more - by Philadelphia painter Alla Podolsky and Princeton artist Jennifer Cadoff. The show runs July 6 through August 5, 2007 with an opening reception on Saturday July 14, from 6 to 9:00 pm.

"A God of Frolic"
by Alla Podolsky

The show is called "Creature Comforts" and while the subject matter may be similar, the two artists’ work could hardly be more different. Podolsky's oil paintings have a distinctly urban feel and feature lively brushwork and gorgeous color. Dogs, in all shapes and sizes, play a featured role in the busy buzz of city life that also teems with fruit and vegetable stands, street signs, store-fronts and passers-by. Explains Podolsky, "The work is a look at interactions - between people, people and pets, people and objects, the objects themselves - and at the shared humanity of animals and things."

"Paris Looks Up"
by Jennifer Cadoff

In contrast, Cadoff, in her distinctive pen & ink drawings, zooms in close to horses, dogs and cats, then crops them into quirky eye-catching compositions and flattens the picture plane to emphasize the graphic quality of the animal shapes. The resulting artworks are simultaneously eye-catching and quiet, representational and near abstract. Notes Cadoff, "I like trying to capture those contradictory qualities in each piece."

Alla Podolsky's training as an artist began in her native Kiev when she was a child and culminated in an MFA from the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts.
Jennifer Cadoff's work is often seen in local juried shows, most recently the Ellarslie Open at the Trenton City Museum. She is a Signature Member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society and the Garden State Watercolor Society.
Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sundays from 11 am to 6 pm, or by appointment.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Artsbridge 13th Annual Juried Show

Artists' Gallery sweeps the Artsbridge Annual Juried Show this year: 9 of our 18 gallery members have been accepted into this year's show, which will run from June 30 through July 28, 2007 at:

RiverRun Gallery
287 South Main Street (Rt 29)
Lambertville, NJ 08530

hours: daily from 10:00 – 5:00,
Sundays 12:00 too 5:00,
closed Tuesdays
This show is one of the largest in the region, attracting over 400 artists, and we are proud to be so well represented. Opening reception is Saturday June 30 from 6pm to 9pm. Here are some of the images that will be in the show:

"Night Dance"
by Sheila Letven

"Barn Door"
by John Treichler

mixed media collage
by Nancy Shill

"Paris Is Thirsty II"
pen and ink
by Jennifer Cadoff

"Winter Afternoon, Amwell Valley"
oil on canvas
by Joe Kazimierczyk

In addition to those shown above, Charles Katzenbach, Taylor Oughton, Marc Reed, and J. Stacy Rogers have also been juried in.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Stacie Speer Scott at Gallery RoCa

Gallery RoCa in Havre de Grace Maryland will be showing seven works by Stacie Speer Scott in the exhibition The Lazy Days of Summer, June 30th-July 29th, 2007.

Gallery RoCa
Havre de Grace, Maryland 21078
phone: 410-939-6182

hours: Wed-Sat 12 noon - 7 pm
Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm
Mon & Tuesday by appointment

Nancy Shill SoundSlide Show and Classes

Bucks County Courrier Times did a nice SOUNDSLIDE show of Nancy Shill at work on her collage. Check it out on their website:

Nancy will also be teaching collage at TheArts in Stockton for a 3 session class on Wednesday evenings, July 18, 25 and August 1 from 6:30 to 9:00. Artist/owner Gabrielle Kantor can be reached at: 609-773-0207, fax: 609-773-0208.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Joe Kazimierczyk - Solo Show at Bell's

Joe Kazimierczyk is having a solo show from June 21 through August 2, 2007 at Bell's Tavern in Lambertville, NJ. The show will feature paintings of the rural NJ countryside that surrounds Lambertville, and is appropriately titled:

Yes, This Is New Jersey
Local Landscapes by Joe Kazimierczyk

"Through December Fields"
16x20 oil on canvas
by Joe Kazimierczyk

The show runs Jun 21 through Aug 2 at:
Bell's Tavern
183 North Union Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530
[map & directions]

Open for dinner only:
Mon-Thurs 6pm-9:30pm, Fri & Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun 5pm-9pm
If you're in town before Bell's is open, you can see more of Joe's work at the Artists' Gallery - it's not far from Bell's.

More information can be found on Joe's blog, and in his website.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Photos from Stacy and Taylor's June reception

Here are a few photos from our last opening reception: Taylor Oughton and J. Stacy Rogers' show Natural Expressions - In Landscapes and Portraiture. As always, the opening was a lot of fun, so thanks to everyone who made it there.

Taylor Oughton

J. Stacy Rogers (in the doorway)

This opening was held on the evening of the day that many of our gallery artists were out painting on the Hidden Gardens of Lambertville tour, so a special thanks to them for putting in a long day for the gallery.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

At The Hidden Gardens

Saturday was a perfect day for the Hidden Gardens of Lambertville tour, and a perfect day for our gallery artists to be out painting. The tour was very well attended and everyone seemed to enjoy seeing us painting the gardens.

This fall, the Artists' Gallery will have a special exhibit of the paintings we created, and we'll be donating a portion of the sales to the Kalmia Club to support the community work that they do. That will probably take place in September, and we'll announce more details closer to that time.

Here are some photos from Saturday:

Rich Harrington

Stacie Speer Scott

Chuck Katzenbach and the impressive easel he uses for painting on glass.

Carol Sanzalone

Joe Kazimierczyk, Carol Sanzalone
with Stacy Speer Scott supervising

Nancy Shill

Keep an eye out for the special exhibit we'll have of this work in the fall.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

June Show: Natural Expressions – In Landscapes and Portraiture

New work by Taylor Oughton and J. Stacy Rogers

Artists' Gallery Opening Reception: June 9th, from 6 to 9:00 pm
Exhibition: June 8 to July 1, 2007

"Half A Winter’s Worth?"
by Taylor Oughton

Taylor Oughton
paints with a gentle respect for nature that comes with decades of observation and experience. You'll see his painting titled "Half A Winter's Worth?". This painting is a classic example of Oughton's natural curiosity and ability to perfectly balance subtle earth tones dotted with ultra-marines and cobalt blues. Oughton's colorful perspectives often intermingle with his artistic convictions. "When painting the natural world, there is an attempt to grasp its fullness. And yet, the opposites we see are actually an awareness of nature’s expression of life and death as always present" says Oughton.

by J. Stacy Rogers

"I am a portrait artist and people painter" says J. Stacy Rogers "I'll leave the landscapes to Taylor. There is nothing more spectacular then a beautifully painted portrait. But documenting a personality in paint, a child or an adult, has an additional responsibility because it begins the legacy process. So my objective is to create portrait paintings of lasting value and beauty that will be treasured forever and passed down through generations." Human spirit and painting craft are at the heart of Rogers work as well as careful preparation of what he calls 'heirloom paintings'.

Both artists are graduates of the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) and winners of numerous prestigious juried show awards. Oughton's work graces the walls of private and corporate collections and numerous museums including the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA.

The Artists' Gallery, open Fri., Sat. and Sun., 11am until 6 pm and located at 32 Coryell Street in Lambertville, NJ. For more information: (609) 397-4588 or

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Hidden Gardens of Lambertville

"Bridge Street Flowers"
by Carol Sanzalone

The Artists' Gallery is joining up with The Kalmia Club this year for the 11th annual Hidden Gardens of Lambertville Tour - a self-guided walking tour of private gardens in historic Lambertville. During the tour, several of our gallery artists will be painting in or near these gardens. Our artists have generously agreed to sell this art work at a gallery exhibit in the fall to benefit the Kalmia Club's community efforts.

The garden tour is on Saturday, June 9 from 10 am to 4 pm, rain or shine. Please visit The Kalmia Club website for information on where to get tickets for this event. Please come out and see your favorite artists in action!