Artists' Gallery Blog

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Gail Bracegirdle - Still Life Watercolor Paintings

Gail Bracegirdle
Still Life Watercolor Paintings
September 15 - October 6
Opening Reception September 15: 5 - 8 pm

Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery
1093 General Greene Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977

"Good Fortune"
by Gail Bracegirdle

Monday, August 27, 2007

The Papermill at River Moon Film Festival

Multi-talented gallery artist and president Marc Reed will be screening his latest film The Papermill this weekend at The River Moon Film Festival in Frenchtown at their annual RiverFest weekend. Marc's film will show at 4pm on Saturday, Sept 1.

Award-winning photographer Marc Reed uses time-lapse photography techniques to record a day in the life of an abandoned New Jersey paper mill very near Frenchtown. Clouds swirl overhead, beams of light track over broken machinery on the factory floor. A passing rain moves in then out again. "By simply speeding up the events of an ordinary day, an abandoned paper mill takes on a new and fascinating life," says Reed.

If you're not familiar with Frenchtown's annual RiverFest weekend, here is an excerpt from their press release:

Frenchtown, NJ's quintessential Victorian river town is small, preserved, and historic, while also chic and alive. This year's RiverFest, celebrating the environment, river history, land preservation, animal protection, and the arts will be Labor Day weekend ( 3 days!), Sept. 1-3, 2007.

There will be not-for-profit organizations sharing their vision and mission, juried vendors selling great crafts, a center stage with performances ranging from river gospel to reggae.

This year for the first time we are also recruiting for-profit businesses that are engaged in environmental product development ("green" products) to exhibit their newest innovations. Throughout town there will be in-store events and showcases of "green" merchandise. And our restaurants will be serving great food (and not only fish!).

Oh yes, being Frenchtown, we will also be celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of America’s favorite Frenchman: the Marquis de Lafayette (Sept. 6, 1757)!

We hope to locate the 1961 film "La Fayette" to show during our Fourth Annual Film Festival, featuring award winning independent films that weekend. Bon anniversaire, La Fayette!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Charles Katzenbach will be exhibiting his work along with 2 other New Jersey artists at StrataSphere, an exhibition space in Philadelphia. The exhibition is entitled Multiplicity, which refers to the idea of repetition and duplication. The show, curated by Carol Taylor-Kearney, will be at StrataSphere from August 25th through September 29th. An opening reception for the show is from 2pm until 5pm on Saturday, August 25th.

Stratasphere is located at 1854 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia. For more information on this and other upcoming events at Stratasphere, please call 267/974-5060 or send an email to Or visit them at

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Inside the Artists Studio

Artists' Gallery members Stacie Speer Scott and Taylor Oughton will each exhibit one painting along with the photographic portraits of themselves and their studios, done by Rick Gould, in a show entitled "Inside the Artist's Studio".

Opening Reception: Saturday, Aug 25, 6 pm to 10 pm. The show runs August 25 through September 14, 2007 at:

Bucks Gallery of Fine Art
201 South State Street
Newtown, Pa 18940

Sunday, August 19, 2007

September Show: Finding the Extra in the Ordinary

Finding the Extra in the Ordinary
A Refreshing Perspective on the World Around Us

new works by Carol Sanzalone and Joe Kazimierczyk

From September 7th through the 30th, the Artists’ Gallery will feature the work of Carol McClure Sanzalone and Joe Kazimierczyk in a show entitled “Finding the Extra in the Ordinary.” The opening reception is Saturday, September 8th, 6pm - 9pm. A special program to meet the artists will be held on Sunday, September 16th at 2:00pm. You are invited to join them to discuss their work and the influences that inspire their unique styles and creativity. Refreshments will be served.

Kazimierczyk and Sanzalone both find their inspiration in the everyday life and vistas of the Greater Delaware Valley. However, what makes their work unique is their keen ability to capture the unexpected in scenes considered ordinary on a day-to-day basis. "I'll never get over the thrill of how a view that you never really notice, can one day make you stop dead in your tracks." said Kazimierczyk. "Sometimes it's a matter of how the sun lights up a scene, or maybe it's the time of year, or sometimes it's just a change in the way that you're thinking." Kazimierczyk’s plein air paintings sometimes become inspiration for larger studio pieces. His tranquil landscapes have received much attention in recent years and have garnered awards from Phillips Mill, Trenton City Museum, Friends of the Delaware Canal, Mercer County Cultural & Heritage Commission and others. More information on Joe and his work can be found at

Sanzalone is endlessly inspired by light and it's effect on color. "I love the graphic qualities of light and shadow. An ordinary subject brought to life by the richness of reflected or natural color is fascinating." Working in watercolor and acrylic with the abstract elements of shape, texture and transparent washes of color, her paintings capture subjects as they naturally occur during different times of day and in a variety of locations. She has been invited to show her work in many solo and group exhibits throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania as well as being included in collections at the Hunterdon County Court House and George Nakashima Woodworkers in New Hope, Pa.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Dangerous Women

"Dorothy Fields and Me: Doin' What Comes Natur'lly"
by Florence Moonan

If you’re looking for something exciting to do in early September, please join Florence Moonan at the opening reception for "Dangerous Women Two" (DW2) at Mercer County Community College, Saturday, September 8 from 2 - 5 pm.

DW2 will feature the work of 70 outstanding contemporary women artists from the tri-state area. Each artist has selected one "Dangerous Woman" from the early 20th century as her inspiration. Gallery curator, Tricia Fagan provided the list and invited artists to create a new piece of art as an homage to their selected artist's life, art, or philosophy. Florence selected Dorothy Fields, songwriter, lyricist, and librettist. She was excited to discover that Dorothy and her brother Herb had written the book for Annie Get Your Gun. She says, "I felt an immediate connection because this is the first show in which my sister, Joyce, and I performed as children in the Lambertville Music Circus in the early 1950s." Her 3-dimensional mixed media collage is called "Dorothy Fields and Me: Doin' What Comes Natur'lly".

The exhibition runs September 4 through October 6, 2007. For more details please visit the MCCC Gallery website.

Hope to see you there. Then stop by the Artist's Gallery later that evening for the opening reception of our next show, "Finding the Extra in the Ordinary."