Artists' Gallery Blog

Monday, August 31, 2015

Beatrice Bork - Works On Paper Award at New Hope Arts

Beatrice Bork

At the New Hope Arts 3rd Members' Salon Exhibition, the Works On Paper Award went to Beatrice Bork for her watercolor "Surveyor".

The exhibit runs August 22 to September 27, 2015 at New Hope Arts, New Hope, PA.

Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm

Monday, August 17, 2015

Beatrice Bork - Two International Shows

Beatrice Bork, SAA, exhibiting her watercolor/gouache paintings in two international juried shows:

"Through the Shoals"
American/Caribbean Flamingos
55th Annual Exhibit of Society of Animal Artists
Juried International Group Exhibit
August 28 – October 25, 2015
Roger Tory Peterson Institute
Jamestown, NY


White-bearded Manikin/Monkey Ladder Vine

Annual Artists For Conservation Exhibit
Juried International Group Exhibit/Festival
Sept. 10 - 12, 2015 | Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (Art Expo & Gala)
September 19 – September 30, 2015 | Grouse Mountain
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Cafes and Cadillacs - The Art of Rich Harrington and Alla Podolsky

"Cafes and Cadillacs"
featuring Richard Harrington
and Alla Podolsky

August 6 - September 6, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 8, 2015, 4-8pm

Artists Richard Harrington and Alla Podolsky and are pleased to announce the opening of their joint show, "Cafes and Cadillacs", on Thursday, August 6th, at the Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ. The exhibit, which runs through September 6th, features watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings by the two artists. A reception with the artists will be held on Saturday, August 8th, from 4 to 8 pm.

"Cafes and Cadillacs" refers to the subject matter that Podolsky and Harrington feature in their respective works.

A native of Kiev, Ukraine, Alla Podolsky creates work that can seem dreamlike. "I trace my love of psychological and narrative painting to the Byzantine-style iconography that is so prominent in that city." She remarked on the fact that living in a different country is part of the reason she keeps reaching for connections and depicting a sense of belonging in her work. "Cafes, bookstores, cobblestone streets, nooks, staircases to somewhere interesting. Safe spaces. It's what I paint." Said Ms Podolsky. "Safe not because they don't push my boundaries, but because these are places that make me happy, make me excited, make me feel alternately at home or on an adventure. I am safe to explore there, and, in return, I keep them safe in my memory. So I can revisit, reinterpret, reexamine. Reconnect. Ultimately, finding connections and sharing their warmth is why I paint."

Richard Harrington, from Newtown PA, finds inspiration for his work in the mid-20th Century finned and chromed creations from American auto makers." I have always been fascinated by vehicles" he said. "When I look at a particular car or truck, I find myself wanting to know more about it; Who owns it? What made them purchase it? When and where was it manufactured? What were the individuals like on the assembly line that put the vehicle together? I enjoy meeting the owners, and learning the stories and histories of the vehicles I paint and draw".

Podolsky and Harrington have both been long time members of the Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, and they have had a lot of opportunities to see each other's work hanging side by side. "I was looking at our work together" said Harrington." As different as our work is, I realized that our subjects actually parallel one another, in that my work reflects American culture, while Alla's work communicates a very European sensibility."

Visit the event website for more information about this show. 

And don't forget - while we feature 2 artists each month, all 16 Artists' Gallery artists have work on display, and there is always a wide variety of artwork to enjoy.

Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm