Friday, July 09, 2010

The First 40...

"Wertsville Road"
24x30" acrylic on canvas

In 2005, I entered my first juried art exhibition, my entry in that exhibition won an award and was purchased by the Mercer County Cultural & Heritage Commission.  I consider that a pivotal point in my journey from a hobbyist to a serious artist, and that painting of Wertsville Road will now be on display in:

"The First Forty..."
an exhibition of work from 
the Mercer County Art Collection 
celebrating the 40th Anniversary of 
Mercer County's Cultural & Heritage Commission

The show runs July 9 - July 31
and is taking place at:
19 Everett Alley
Trenton, NJ 08611
(map & directions)

The County's art collection has more than 350 works of art, so not all pieces will be on display in this show.   The Commission selected a representative sampling of the work they've collected over the past 40 years, and I'm happy that my painting is one of the pieces selected for this show.

Solo Show at Bell's Tavern

I'm happy to say that once again, I'm having a solo show of my work at Bell's Tavern in Lambertville, NJ.  Bell's has a long tradition of exhibiting artwork by local artists and this is my 3rd solo show there.   It's a great little restaurant, Italian cuisine, with a nice bar, and some good beers on tap.  They've recently made some renovations so it's worth checking out if you haven't been there lately.

"Oliver's Barn"
11x14" oil on canvas

The show runs June 30th through August 31st, 2010 at:
Bell's Tavern
183 North Union Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530
[map & directions]

Dinner and evening hours only:
Mon-Thurs 6pm-9:30pm, Fri & Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun 5pm-9pm

I'll have about 15 paintings on display in the dining room - some of the smaller works that I paint on location, as well as some of my larger studio pieces.

"Cloudscape, Opie Road"
18x24" oil on canvas