Artists' Gallery Blog

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Pink at Perkins

"Twistee Treat"
watercolor by Gail Bracegirdle

Gail Bracegirdle's painting "Twistee Treat" will be in the exhibition "Pink" at the Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown, NJ. The show, which explores everything pink, runs from Oct 13 to Nov 25, with an opening reception on Saturday Oct 13, 5pm - 9pm.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

October Show: Opaque 2 Transparent

"Opaque 2 Transparent", the October show at the Artists' Gallery features new works by Gail Bracegirdle and Charles Katzenbach. The show runs from Oct.5 through Nov. 4, with an artists reception on Saturday October 13, 6 - 9 pm.

oil on glass by Charles Katzenbach

watercolor by Gail Bracegirdle

Two artists - one working on a transparent surface with an opaque medium - oil paints on glass; the other using a transparent medium on an opaque surface - watercolors on paper. Both create work that the viewer sees as layers and planes of interrelated color and form.

Charles Katzenbach works with oil paints on glass panes in a unique manner painting layers of geometric shapes on different levels. This causes the interrelationships on the picture plane to shift as the viewer's perspective changes. He also works with mirrors and the properties of glass to form a visual experience where color floats, reflects & travels through and around the surfaces to exude a pulsing complex system.

Charles studied art at Princeton University with painter, Esteban Vincente and master potter, Toshiko Takaezu, then afterwards at the New York Studio School. He was featured in "New Art International" 2004 and has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the Northeast.

Watercolorist Gail Bracegirdle continues to explore techniques and surfaces that expand the diversity and complexity of her work. For this exhibit she has returned to the basics of painting flowers, one of her favorite subjects. Among the required courses when Gail B studied Textile Design at Moore College of Art, was learning to observe, draw and paint flowers, then incorporate them into finished artwork. It's a skill that is often taken for granted, unless one understands the infinite complexity of the subjects. Unlike the smooth refined surfaces used for traditional botanical work, these paintings are on dense, textured paper handmade in India. They are matted and framed simply with the irregular edges of the paper complimenting the representational style of the paintings.

A signature member of the Philadelphia Water Color Society, her paintings are actively exhibited in juried, group and solo shows throughout the region, have won awards, and are held in private collections in the United States, Europe and Australia.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Sheila Letven at Red Raven Gallery

by Sheila Letven

Sheila Letven will be showing a group of small oils on canvas and hand crafted and painted frames at the Red Raven Gallery in Lancaster, Pa from Oct 4 through Nov 2. Opening Reception 7 to 9 pm.

Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance Paint Out

Joe Kazimierczyk will be participating in a paint out organized by the Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance on Sunday, Sept 23 at the Dvoor Farm on the Rt 12 circle just outside of Flemington, NJ.

The paint out is just one of many activities planned for "A Day On The Farm", so if watching someone paint isn't your idea of fun, come out anyway - there's plenty more to do with live music and good food - visit for a complete list of activities. It's free of charge and everyone is welcome to attend.

All paintings from this paint out will be auctioned off at a Fall Gala at The Hunterdon Museum of Art in Clinton, NJ on October 20, 2007, and the proceeds will benefit the Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Nancy Shill at Phillips Mill

"Of The Earth"
mixed-media by Nancy Shill

Nancy Shill's mixed media piece "Of The Earth" was accepted into this year's Phillips Mill annual juried art exhibition, which is in it's 78th year.

Several other gallery artists have portfolio pieces that were accepted.

The exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday, September 22 through Sunday, October 28. For further information on the Exhibition, please call 215-862-0582.

Rogers and Harrington at Phillustration 07

Richard Harrington and J. Stacy Rogers both have pieces accepted in the Philadelphia Sketch Club open juried exhibition of illustration, "Phillustration '07".

J. Stacy's oil painting "Twins" was accepted, and Rich's humorous illustration "Everyone Looks Cool With an Electric Guitar" are in the show. Mr Harrington was also the Chairman and organized the exhibit.

The show opened on September 14th and will run through Sunday, September 30th, with a closing reception and speaker that day. More information about the Sketch Club is on their website:

J. Stacy Rogers with "Twins"

Rich Harrington with "Everyone Looks Cool With an Electric Guitar"

"Everyone Looks Cool With an Electric Guitar"
by Richard Harrington

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Stacie Speer Scott at Bucks County College

"Tears for Albania"
by Stacie Speer Scott

Stacie Speer Scott is taking part in Bucks County Artists, August 29 - October 20, 2007 at the Hicks Art Center Gallery, Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, Pa 18940. Opening reception is Thursday, Sept 20, 5-7 pm.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Bork and Treichler - The Nature of Things

"Lost in the Clouds"
photograph by John Triechler

"The Nature of Things" Opening Sept 26th at Triumph

Beatrice Bork and John Treichler are exhibiting together in a new show at Triumph Brewing Company in New Hope titled "The Nature of Things". The show features 15 watercolors and 15 photographs of wildlife and natural settings. The opening reception will be held on Wednesday Sept 26th from 5:30 to 7:00. The show continues through November 6, 2007. Works will be exhibited on both levels of the establishment.

"Under Cover"
watercolor by Beatrice Bork

The exhibit is managed by New Hope Arts. Triumph Brewing Company is located in Union Square off West Bridge Street in New Hope. Hours are Mon-Wed 11:30am 1:00am, Thu-Sat 11:30am 2:00am, Sun 12 noon midnight.

For more information call 215-862-8300 or visit

Sunday, September 16, 2007

John Treichler in SHOOT - The Photography Show

John Treichler’s work is on display as part of SHOOT - The Photography Show at Gallery 125 in Trenton. The juried photography exhibit will be on display from Sept 14th through November 3rd 2007. The artist will be at the gallery to discuss his work on Saturday, September 22 from 11:00 to 1:30.

Gallery 125 is located at 125 S. Warren St. at the corner of W. Lafayette St., across from the Trenton Marriott. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday noon to 6pm; Saturday 11 am to 4pm. The gallery can be reached at 609-989-9119, more information is available at

Also, one of Treichler’s images was recently selected to be included in a poster produced by the state of New Jersey. The poster was produced by The Department of Environmental Protection, Natural and Historic Resources Historic Preservation Office. Entitled “Historic Preservation, Celebrating 40 Years”, the selected images highlight and celebrate the many historic doors and structures throughout the state. Included in the collage is Treicher’s image of an interior passageway aboard the Battleship New Jersey.

See more of John Treichler's work at

Saturday, September 15, 2007

In the Spotlight at McCarter Theatre

Members of the Artists’ Gallery will be displaying artwork in the gift shop area of McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts in Princeton, NJ throughout the 2007-08 season. The works are informed by the individual stage productions and are available for purchase before, during, and after each performance. The artwork on display showcases a diversity of styles and includes pieces of various sizes.

The 2007-08 McCarter season is as follows:

StickFly by Lydia Diamond
Sept 7 – Oct 14, 2007

Tartuffe or The Imposter by Moliere
October 7 -28, 2007

A Christmas Story by Charles Dickens
December 2 -23, 2007

Me, Myself & I by Edward Albee (directed by Emily Mann)
Jan 11 – Feb 17, 2008

Argonautika written and directed by Mary Zimmerman
After Apollonius of Rhodes and Gaius Valerius Flaccus
March 16 – April 6, 2008

A Seagull in the Hamptons written and directed by Emily Mann
Freely adapted from Chekhov’s The Seagull
May 2 - June 8, 2008

More information about the productions can be found at

Monday, September 10, 2007

Phillips Mill Poster

This year's poster for the annual Phillips Mill juried show features a painting by gallery artist Joe Kazimierczyk. Considering the history and reputation of this show, that's quite an honor.

And don't forget that Joe is currently having a 2-person show with Carol Sanzalone at the gallery, entitled "Finding the Extra in the Ordinary", running the entire month of September.