Friday, September 26, 2008

Color, Line, and Light

Riverside Symphonia, Delaware Valley's own orchestra, is having a world premiere of a new orchestral work by composer Robert Maggio (1999 Fellow), inspired by the Impressionist landscape painters of the Delaware Valley. The work will be performed along with video projections showing the works of several local painters, including many of my own.

Color, Line, and Light” as part of "Centuries Combined"
Friday and Saturday, October 3 and 4, 2008, 8p.m.
Riverside Symphonia
Church of St. John the Divine
44 Bridge Street,
Lambertville, N.J.

For tickets and more info, call 609.397.7300

Additionally, a reception featuring many of these painters' works will be hosted by and at the des Champs Gallery this Sunday, Sept 28 from 4 to 6 pm:

des Champs Gallery
7 Lambert Lane
Lambertville, NJ 08530

Here are a couple of my paintings that will be used in the Symphonia performance:

"Wickecheoke Creek"
8x10 oil on wood panel

"October on the Raritan"
16x20 oil on canvas

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Phillips Mill 79th Annual Juried Art Exhibition and Award

My painting "Towards Lumberville" was accepted into this year's Phillips Mill Annual Juried Show, and it has won an award for small landscapes in oil:

"Towards Lumberville"
11x14 oil on panel

This scene was done en plein air at at Bull's Island Recreation Area, looking across the Delaware River towards Lumberville, Pa. The suspension bridge is a narrow pedestrian bridge built on the supports remaining from a larger bridge. The white building across the river is the popular Black Bass Hotel in Lumberville, Pa.

The Phillips Mill Juried Show is probably the biggest such show in the region - needless to say, it's a thrill just to be accepted into the show, let alone to win an award.

The show runs Sept 20 through Oct 25, 2008. Phillips Mill is located at 2619 River Road (Rt 32) about 1 1/2 miles north of New Hope, Pa. and is open daily from 1 to 5 pm.

And have I mentioned what a busy month it's been for me?!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Heritage Conservancy Benefit Sale at Artists Gallery

"Hortulus Farm"
14x11 oil on canvas

Artists' Gallery members are having a special one-weekend only exhibition and sale entitled "A Brush With Nature" to benefit the Heritage Conservancy, an organization that preserves a great deal of the natural and historic heritage of this area. We painted some of the properties preserved by the Conservancy, and will be exhibiting them this coming weekend. 40% of the sale price of these especially prepared artworks will be donated to the Heritage Conservancy as well as 10% of everything else for sale in the Artists' Gallery this weekend.

I'll be showing 2 paintings of Hortulus Farm, a pretty fascinating property in Bucks County with extensive gardens open to the public. It's well worth a visit if you're in the area.

Friday evening will be a private opening reception for Heritage Conservancy donors, and the exhibit is open to the public 11am - 6pm, this Saturday and Sunday, Sept 20 and 21 at:

Artists' Gallery
32 Coryell Street
Lambertville, NJ
[map & directions]

And don't forget, my 2-man show with Stacy Rogers, "Faces & Places", is still going on at the Artists' Gallery through October 5.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Land That Feeds You - Celebrating New Jersey Farms and Farmers

I've been invited to be part of an exhibition entitled "The Land That Feeds You", a mixed media art exhibition celebrating agriculture in the Garden State, being held at the D&R Greenway headquarters' gallery. I'll have 10 paintings in the show, all scenes of New Jersey farmland, barns and cows. 7 of my paintings appear in the poster shown above. (Sorry, no prizes for identifying all 7!)

Marie L. Matthews Gallery at the Johnson Education Center
One Preservation Place
Princeton, NJ 08540
[map & directions]

Exhibition Dates: Sept 15 - Nov 7

Opening Reception: on Thursday, Sept 25, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. featuring art, local foods and wines.
Featured Speakers: Charles Kuperus, Secretary, NJ Dept. of Agriculture, "Import of Agriculture to the Garden State" and Michelle Mulder, Counsel to Congressman Rush Holt, on the Congressman's New Community Supported Agriculture Bill.

Here's one of the paintings I'll have in this show, a scene on Reaville Road, Reaville, NJ (not far from Ringoes, NJ):

"Reaville Road Barns"
12x36 oil on canvas

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Faces and Places / Selections

The subtitle of this post should be "When It Rains, It Pours!"

It's been a while since I've had a big showing of my work, and now I have 2 shows opening this weekend, another one later this month, and probably 2 more next month. When it rains, it pours!

It seems like we've had a month straight of really beautiful weather, but for my 2 opening receptions this Saturday night, hurricane Hanna is supposed to be blowing through - wind, heavy rain, the usual hurricane remnant stuff. When it rains it pours! But I'm hoping for the best.

Faces and Places

This is my big event for the year, and yesterday I finished hanging paintings for "Faces & Places", my 2-man show with J. Stacy Rogers at the Artists' Gallery. Opening reception is this Saturday, Sept 6 from 6pm to 9pm. The show runs from Sept 5 to Oct 5, 2008.

Artists' Gallery is at 32 Coryell Street, Lambertville, NJ [map & directions]. Gallery hours: every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm

If you can't make the opening due to bad weather, I'll also be at the gallery all day on Sunday, Sept 7 from 11am - 6pm.

For our 2-person shows at the gallery, each artist gets one wall in the front room. Here's my wall, as I left it yesterday:

Stacy's wall wasn't hung yet when I was there with my camera, but here are 2 of the portraits he'll be showing at Faces & Places. Stacy's main focus is on commissioned portraits and you can find more information about that on his website: J. Stacy Rogers.

"Natalie II"
by J. Stacy Rogers

"Old Salt"
self-portrait by J. Stacy Rogers


The other show opening this weekend: New Hope Arts invited select artists who have exhibited there over the past year to be part of a group show called "Selections". This show runs from Sept 4 through Sept 28. I'll have 6 paintings in this show and I'll be exhibiting along with a dozen or so other artists. Opening reception is also Saturday, Sept 6 from 7 to 9pm, but I'll be across the river all that evening for my 2-man show at Artists' Gallery.

New Hope Arts is at 2 Stockton Ave, New Hope Pa, on the corner of Stockton & Bridge Streets, 2nd floor [map & directions]. Gallery hours: Thursday thru Sunday, 12 - 5pm, open until 8pm on Saturdays. Here's one of the pieces I'll have in this show:

"Tinicum Park Shadows"
11x14 oil on panel