Friday, February 12, 2010

Rally the Troops!

11x14" oil on canvas

Rally the Troops is a group show at Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery to benefit Washington Crossing State Park.  For a special treat, George Washington and his troops will be standing guard at the opening - how cool is that!?  That would be the group which reenacts the famous Washington Crossing the Delaware every Christmas.

This town on the river here was once called Bakers Ferry.   When George Washington crossed the Delaware here in 1776, it was called McKonkeys Ferry.   Sometime after that, it became Taylorsville - the buildings in my painting above are from that period.  The town's name was changed again in 1918 to commemorate Washington crossing the Delaware here, and it's since been known as Washington Crossing, PA.

A portion of the sales made during this show will be donated to the Friends of Washington Crossing to be used exclusively for the Park.   Besides the painting shown above, I'll have 2 other pieces in this show.

Show runs Feb 6 - March 6

Reception with George Washington and his troops:
Friday, Feb 12, 5 - 8pm & Saturday, Feb 13, 5 - 8pm
Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery
1093 General Greene Rd.
Washington Crossing, Pa 18977

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Lambertville and the Surrounding Area

"In Kevin's Garden"
8x10" oil on board

The 30th annual "Lambertville and the Surrounding Area" juried art exhibition organized by the Coryell Gallery along with the Lambertville Historical Society is taking place soon.   The painting I have in this year's exhibition is a garden I visited on one of the annual Hidden Gardens of Lambertville tours - it's located at the east end of Coryell Street, a block away from the Coryell Gallery.

The show runs Feb 7 - March 21
Opening reception: Sunday, Feb 7, 3-6pm
Coryell Gallery at the Porkyard
8 Coryell Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Artsbridge Members Show

"Montgomery Winter Sunset"
18x24" oil on canvas

Artsbridge is the Lambertville / New Hope area arts organization dedicated to improving the public understanding of the arts, and this is the annual show of it's members works. My painting in the show is a sunset over a farm lane off of Hollow Rd, near Skillman, NJ - just a few miles from where I live.

The show runs Feb 6 - 21
Opening reception: Friday, Feb 12, 7-10pm

Prallsville Mills
Rt 29 (just north of town)
Stockton, NJ

Note that the reception for this show was originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb 6 but due to predictions of heavy snowfall that day, it's been rescheduled for Friday Feb 12. Weather permitting, the show will be open to the public on Sunday Feb 7.