Artists' Gallery Blog

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Joe Kazimierczyk at D&R Greenway

"Friends in Field & Forest: Celebrating Partners in Preservation" - an art and photography exhibit highlighting partnership lands protected by D&R Greenway in Princeton:  Greenway Meadows, Coventry Farm and The Institute Woods.  With a special exhibit of plein air paintings created on Green Acres lands, in celebration of the New Jersey Green Acres Program's 50th anniversary.

"Cornfield Trail"
11x14" oil on board
by Joe Kazimierczyk

Joe Kazimierczyk has a number of plein air paintings in this group show, which runs October 24 through December 2, 2011 at:

D&R Greenway's Marie L. Matthews Gallery
at Johnson Education Center
One Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 609-924-4646
[map & directions]

Opening Reception: Sunday, November 4, 4-6pm
"St. Michael's Farm Lane"
5x7" oil on board
by Joe Kazimierczyk

Please note: Other than the opening reception, there are no weekend hours for this gallery.  The Marie L. Matthews Gallery is open Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm, but it's best to call the Greenway at 609-924-4646 first to confirm that the facility is not being used for other purposes.

Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

In the Moment - Gail Bracegirdle and Doug Sardo

"In The Moment"
featuring Gail Bracegirdle and Doug Sardo

Oct 7 - Nov 6, 2011
Opening reception: Saturday, October 8, 4-7pm

You might think you know Gail Bracegirdle's and Doug Sardo's work. Perhaps you've enjoyed Bracegirdle's elegant florals or light-handed still lifes of sun-dappled fruits and vegetables. Once you've seen them you will immediately recognize Sardo's luminous landscapes emerging from calligraphic swirls of mauve, emerald, ocher, and scarlet.

Well, forget what you think you know, because both artists are eager to show you something new.

"I hope my work is always evolving," says Sardo, a plein air painter who works in pastels. "It should evolve." By way of evidence, the calligraphic lines of his previous paintings have morphed into softer surfaces in his latest work.

"The technique is called 'sfmuato' from the Italian word 'to smoke'. It means that there are no harsh outlines, areas blend into one another which makes for a slightly hazy, more realistic, depiction of light and color", explains Sardo.

"I'm always looking for a new approach," exclaims Bracegirdle, who notes she is adding a new wrinkle to her watercolors.

"I call it 'crinkle paper,'" says Bracegirdle, describing the results she gets by soaking and crumpling her watercolor paper. When the paint is applied, it will take to the paper in unexpected - and uncontrolled - ways, somewhat like batik in fabric.

"I like the spontaneity of it," she says. "You never know quite what you'll get."

Please join us at the opening reception for "In the Moment" on Saturday, October 8 from 4 to 7pm. A closing reception will be held on Sunday, November 6 from 1 to 4pm.

Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs

"Dog Days"
by Beatrice Bork

You could almost believe “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs” is meant literally, but in fact, it is the name of the art show recently opened at the Present Day Club, 72 Stockton St, Princeton, NJ.  The show is presented by a combination of predominantly NJ and Pa artists, all represented by the Riverbank Arts Gallery in Stockton, NJ . It’s owner for 20 years is Susan Roseman, who curated this show. 

"Paris Is Thirsty II"
ink on watercolor paper
by Jennifer Cadoff

Among the many accomplished artists in the show are Artists' Gallery members Beatrice Bork, Jennifer Cadoff and Gail Bracegirdle.  All the works are of dogs and cats - what’s not to love!

by Gail Bracegirdle

The show is free and open to the public now through October 28. The club is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9AM-4PM,Friday 1-4PM and Saturday by appointment (609)924-1014 . All works are for sale.

"Art Imitating Art"
ink on watercolor paper
by Jennifer Cadoff

Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm